Warwickshire have defended their decision to re-brand the county as the Birmingham Bears for next season’s Twenty20 competition, itself spruced up and re-named the NatWest Twenty20 Blast.
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Saturday 14 April 2012
It is all very well being sent to the shires to make some runs, but when the month you have been given to rebuild your claim to an England place is April you might argue that the playing field is not exactly level.
County Championship round-up: Philander eases burden on captain Trescothick after Somerset batsmen tumble
Friday 13 April 2012
Only spectators lucky enough to find a sunny vantage point protected by a windbreak might have forgotten that it was early April yesterday, but at least there was little chance of succumbing to hypothermia on account of dozing off.
Wednesday 07 March 2012
Australia captain Michael Clarke is a doubt for the deciding game of the tri-series final against Sri Lanka.
Monday 05 March 2012
Being a woman in Afghanistan is not easy, being a woman in Afghanistan who wants to play cricket only ups the difficulty level. “Women,” says Diana Barakzai, “are victims of unacceptable rules that prevented them leaving the house.”
Saturday 03 March 2012
England seam bowler Jenny Gunn has been reported to the International Cricket Council (ICC) on account of her bowling action in the first one-day international against New Zealand.
Friday 02 March 2012
The 16-year-old cricketer fought off bone cancer and loves his role with disability team. He's also Britain's 'kindest kid'. He talks to Jack Gaughan
Tuesday 28 February 2012
Team director Andy Flower has warned Eoin Morgan there will be no easy return to England's Test side after being dropped for next month's trip to Sri Lanka.
Monday 27 February 2012
England Women wrapped up a 4-0 series triumph after winning their final Twenty20 match against New Zealand by five wickets in Invercargill. New Zealand made 109 for six, Anya Shrubsole and Georgia Elwiss taking two wickets each. England reached their target with seven balls to spare for a whitewash of the completed matches – Saturday's fourth rubber was washed out.
Friday 24 February 2012
England were today digesting the disappointment of their opening defeat in the three-match Twenty20 series against Pakistan, and planning already how they can come back to win 2-1.
Tuesday 24 January 2012
Captain desperately needs runs as England aim to turn three-match series on its head
Friday 20 January 2012
It is clear England are not the finished article but don't panic
Monday 26 December 2011
Australia 277-6 v India
Friday 16 December 2011
Although a relative latecomer to the professional game, Roy Tattersall enjoyed conspicuous cricketing success with Lancashire between 1948 and 1960. In 1950, amid a first full season bowling off spin, his haul of 171 wickets helped propel the county to a richly deserved share of the championship title. The following year he won the first of his 16 England caps.
Thursday 01 September 2011
Durham were conceding defeat in the chase for the Championship after they lost at Nottinghamshire last week and with only two matches left against their key rivals' three they are clearly at a disadvantage.
Tuesday 23 August 2011
There is nothing quite like blasting the opposition into submission with more than a day to spare – and England have done a fair bit of that on their journey to the top of the Test mountain. But patience can be a useful tool to have in the kitbag, too.
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Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show
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- 2 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 4 Frankie Boyle on Scottish independence: 'In the Interests of Unity, F**k Off'
- 5 Length of pregnancy can vary by up to five weeks, scientists discover