Diary of a cricket obsessive
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Thursday 14 July 2011
Monday 27 June 2011
Kevin O'Brien and Hamish Marshall both clubbed centuries as Gloucestershire made a record-breaking 254 for 3 in their Friends Life t20 victory over Middlesex at Uxbridge yesterday.
Saturday 25 June 2011
Liam Plunkett starred with bat and ball as Durham recorded a thumping 83-run victory over northern section rivals Lancashire in the Friends Life t20 last night.
Thursday 23 June 2011
Wednesday 15 June 2011
Mike Yardy, the Sussex and England all-rounder, is taking a further break from the game. After returning early from the World Cup suffering from depression in March, Yardy resumed playing for his county last month, but he left the field during their Twenty20 match last Friday.
Monday 13 June 2011
Saturday 28 May 2011
Wednesday 11 May 2011
University matches are not normally big news, but today's game between Surrey and Cambridge MCCU at Fenner's should buck the trend. The reason? Kevin Pietersen, on the route back to fitness after his double hernia surgery six weeks ago, will captain the Oval side.
Monday 09 May 2011
Craig Kieswetter hit his second Clydesdale Bank 40 century of the season as Somerset made it maximum points from their first four games with an eight-wicket win over Gloucestershire at Taunton yesterday. The Gladiators were bowled out for 213, Alex Gidman top-scoring with 66 and Kane Williamson making 47. Lewis Gregory returned a career-best four for 27.
Saturday 07 May 2011
Monday 02 May 2011
April may barely have passed but already Varun Chopra is having a season to remember. Yesterday the Warwickshire opener recorded a career-best one-day century to add to the two double centuries that adorn his first-class efforts in the current campaign.
Friday 29 April 2011
So far this season, it has been the young men grabbing the headlines. Warwickshire's Chris Woakes, with 17 wickets and a batting average of 123, is 22. Then there is Ben Stokes, hitting five sixes in an over at 19, and the youngest of them all, 17-year-old Reece Topley, let off school to take 17 wickets for Essex. But the old men are not done yet.
Saturday 23 April 2011
Friday 22 April 2011
Thursday 21 April 2011
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