Finn returned home from Australia after failing to make an appearance due to concerns over his bowling technique
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Friday 21 January 2011
Derbyshire have signed Usman Khawaja, who made his Australia debut in the Ashes, for the forthcoming season. The 24-year-old will be available from the beginning of the campaign through to the conclusion of the Friends Provident T20 competition.
Sunday 19 December 2010
There was profoundly little for England to celebrate yesterday as they came crashing to earth here. But, as the players left the field having dismissed Australia for the second time in three days, they paused to make way for a weary Chris Tremlett to lead them off. He had deserved his place in the sun by taking 5 for 87 in the innings and 8 for 150 in the match. Tremlett has been England's "nearlyman". Aged 29, he seems to have arrived at last.
Wednesday 08 December 2010
The Scottish Football Association's chief executive Stewart Regan has hit out at an MP who called for an independent inquiry into the governing body in a bid to root out any "bias or bigotry".
Friday 22 October 2010
A "layabout" son was jailed indefinitely for public protection today for the manslaughter of his retired teacher parents.
Sunday 10 October 2010
Monday 06 September 2010
Kevin Pietersen's rehabilitation period in county cricket seems to be paying off after he made his first hundred in any format for 18 months as Surrey tied a thrilling Clydesdale Bank 40 game with Sussex Sharks on Saturday.
Sunday 29 August 2010
Having a go at MCC is like bowling to KP; it's too easy. Four decades ago there was the D'Oliveira affair, when England's MCC selectors refused to pick the naturalised Cape coloured all-rounder for a tour of South Africa after bowing to pressure from its apartheid government. There's also the fact that the owners of Lord's didn't allow female members until 1998, a mere 211 years after they were founded. As Quentin Letts points out in What's the Point of... Marylebone Cricket Club (BBC Radio 4, Tuesday): "When the Aussies think you're mistreating the Sheilas, you really do have a problem."
Sunday 15 August 2010
Wednesday 21 July 2010
Hampshire have effectively told Kevin Pietersen he is no longer wanted at the Rose Bowl after defying England's wish for the out-of-form batsman to play for the county against Kent on Sunday.
Tuesday 22 June 2010
So why is he in the news?
Sunday 06 June 2010
Given there may be no more significant athlete in South African history, it seems ironic that most of the football supporters now heading for the country have probably never heard of Makhaya Ntini.
Thursday 27 May 2010
Two county cricketers have reported to the ECB that they had been approached by bookmakers, it was revealed yesterday. The news came after an earlier revelation that an unnamed county player had been asked to "name his price" to throw a match.
Monday 26 April 2010
Saturday 10 April 2010
A dark shadow was cast across the first day of the new county cricket season yesterday when it emerged that two Essex players are the subject of a police investigation over allegations of "match irregularities".
Thursday 08 April 2010
Rory Hamilton-Brown was unveiled again yesterday. The unwrapping brought two thoughts: either he is the symbol of the suspicion that English county cricket has finally gone mad or the standard-bearer of a new golden age.
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