County Cricket

  • Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal cleared for county cricket 18-04-2014 12:32 PM

    Karachi: Star Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been given clearance by his home board to play a shortened stint with Worcestershire in the English season. The 36-year-old's departure was held up after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) discussed the matter following confirmation of Pakistan's tour to Sri Lanka in July-August....
  • Kumar Sangakkara on Durham's radar 17-04-2014 02:34 PM

    London: In a bid to bolster their county campaign this season, defending champions Durham are reportedly keen to sign Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara on a short-term basis. Durham are understood to be in advanced negotiations with the player, but the management is not willing to reveal the deal, according...
  • Banned Danish Kaneria to know his fate next week 11-04-2014 08:40 PM

    Karachi: Banned Pakistan legspinner Danish Kaneria will have to wait for a week to know whether he can revive his cricketing career again or will have to serve out the life ban imposed on him for his involvement in spot-fixing. Kaneria's appeal against the life ban imposed on him by...
  • Joe Root to stay at Yorkshire for two more years 07-04-2014 07:51 PM

    England batsman Joe Root has signed a new contract with his native county of Yorkshire that will keep him at Headingley for at least another two years, the club announced Monday. The 23-year-old is currently sidelined with a broken thumb and has missed the start of the new county season...
  • Virender Sehwag hits century to guide MCC to a six-wicket win 26-03-2014 09:04 PM

    Abu Dhabi: India discard Virender Sehwag blasted a 97-ball 109 to lead Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) to a comfortable six-wicket win over Durham in a Champion County Test match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Delhi batsman smashed 18 boundaries and a six in his 97-ball...
  • Ford backs Pietersen anger to spur on Surrey 25-03-2014 10:13 AM

    Kevin Pietersen's controversial England exit could yet prove a boon for Surrey, according to the county's new coach, who has known the star batsman since he was a schoolboy in South Africa. The 33-year-old may be England's leading all-time run-scorer across all international format but that didn't stop officials announcing...
  • Jonathan Trott confirms Warwickshire return 07-03-2014 10:42 AM

    London: England batsman Jonathan Trott will return to action following his shock Ashes withdrawal in a pre-season match for county side Warwickshire on April 1, he confirmed on Thursday. The 32-year-old right-hander abruptly left England's tour of Australia after the first Ashes Test in Brisbane last November due to a...
  • Australia batsman Aaron Finch signs for Yorkshire 12-02-2014 03:36 PM

    Australia's hard-hitting opening batsman Aaron Finch has signed a deal to play for Yorkshire in this year's English county season. One of the top Twenty20 batsmen in the world, Finch, will join the team in May after his Indian Premier League commitments are over and is slated to be a...
  • England outcast Pietersen agrees Surrey deal 11-02-2014 09:15 AM

    London: Axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen has agreed a deal to play for Surrey in this year's English county season having been jettisoned from the national team set-up for good. The 33-year-old has negotiated the end of his central England contract with the England and Wales Cricket Board and will...
  • Surrey keen to seal Kevin Pietersen deal 08-02-2014 07:13 AM

    London: Surrey chief executive Richard Gould has revealed his English county are trying to ensure controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen will be able to continue playing for them during the coming season. Pietersen's existing agreement with Surrey was linked to his central contract with the England and Wales Cricket Board and...
  • Monty Panesar signs two-year contract with Essex 31-10-2013 07:25 PM

    London: England spinner Monty Panesar has signed a two-year contract with Essex, the county said on Thursday. Panesar, who is in Australia ahead of next month's Ashes series, joined Essex on loan earlier this year after being released by Sussex. "I loved playing for Essex last season," he told the...
  • Jackson Bird to play for Northamptonshire next season 29-10-2013 04:52 PM

    London: Australia pace bowler Jackson Bird will play for Northamptonshire next season, the English county side announced on Tuesday. The 26-year-old, who has played three Test matches, had to withdraw from the Ashes series in England earlier this year with a suspected stress fracture of the back. The injury was...
  • Stuart Broad heads to Australia with new Nottinghamshire deal 23-10-2013 10:46 PM

    London: England seamer Stuart Broad was set to fly out to Australia on Wednesday for the upcoming Ashes series, having signed a new three-year deal with county side Nottinghamshire. The 27-year-old, also a useful lower-order batsman, is centrally contracted to the England and Wales Cricket Board and, as a result,...
  • James Anderson extends Lancashire contract to 2015 16-10-2013 04:32 PM

    London: England fast bowler James Anderson has extended his contract with Lancashire, the English county side announced on Wednesday. The 31-year-old, a key figure in England's Ashes success over Australia earlier this year, has prolonged his existing deal by one year to 2015. "I am always proud to wear the...
  • Playing less county cricket is hurting Aussies, feels Justin Langer 01-10-2013 04:19 PM

    New Delhi: Having been an integral part of Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting's formidable Australian sides, former opener Justin Langer knows a thing or two about what ails the country's young cricketers right now and according to him, not playing English county is one of the prime reasons. "Look I...
  • Buttler joins Lancashire from native Somerset 01-10-2013 09:10 AM

    London: England one-day international wicketkeeper Jos Buttler has joined Lancashire, the county side announced on Monday. The 23-year-old Buttler, who has played 19 one-day international but has yet to make his Test debut, joins from his native Somerset. His bid for more time behind the stumps at county level at...
  • Teenage Surrey batsman bowled out for 242 27-09-2013 05:12 PM

    London: Eighteen-year-old Surrey batsman Dominic Sibley was bowled out for 242 against Yorkshire on Friday after entering the record books as the youngest double centurion in English county cricket. Aged 18 years and 21 days, the schoolboy batted for 599 minutes and faced 536 balls in an innings that included...
  • Gautam Gambhir dismissed for 3 against Hampshire in County game 25-09-2013 07:16 PM

    Southampton: Discarded India opener Gautam Gambhir's rough ride in county cricket continued as he was dismissed cheaply for only 3 runs playing for Essex against Hampshire in a Division Two County Championship match here Wednesday. The left-hander was dismissed edging a swinging delivery from right-arm pacer Matt Coles to wicketkeeper...
  • Kane Williamson staying on with Yorkshire 25-09-2013 09:26 AM

    London: New Zealander Kane Williamson has agreed to extend his stay at Yorkshire next season. The 23-year-old Black Caps batsman arrived at Headingley in August and is playing his fifth match for the club at Surrey this week, averaging 53 in his first four outings. "I have only been at...
  • England's Owais Shah retires from first-class cricket 24-09-2013 11:47 PM

    London: Former England batsman Owais Shah announced his retirement from first-class cricket on Tuesday. The 34-year-old Shah wants to concentrate on shorter formats of the game, meaning he could remain at Essex next season. Shah, who played six Tests and 88 limited overs matches for England, completed his first-class career...
  • Patel spins Nottinghamshire to final win after Hussey heroics 21-09-2013 11:37 PM

    London: Samit Patel took three wickets after Australia's David Hussey starred with the bat in Nottinghamshire's 87-run win over Glamorgan in English county cricket's 40-over final at Lord's on Saturday. Left-arm spinner Patel, bidding for an England recall ahead of Monday's squad announcement for the tour of Australia, took three...
  • West Indies' Corey Collymore to leave Middlesex 21-09-2013 10:11 PM

    Former West Indies fast bowler Corey Collymore is to leave Middlesex after the Lord's-based county announced Saturday they would not be offering the 35-year-old a new contract. Collymore has spent three season playing for Middlesex, helping the club win the Second Division County Championship title in 2011 and taking 86...
  • Surrey relegated after loss to Warwickshire 20-09-2013 10:51 PM

    London: Surrey were relegated to the second tier of the English county championship on Friday after losing a bold gamble to forfeit their second innings against Warwickshire at Edgbaston. Playing at Edgbaston, Surrey had needed to win to have a hope of staying in Division One but lost out when...
  • Durham win County Championship title with victory over Nottinghamshire 19-09-2013 08:42 PM

    London: Durham won their third County Championship title in six years after completing an eight-wicket victory over Nottinghamshire with more than a day to spare Thursday. Rain washed out the third day's morning session but when play resumed after lunch at Chester-le-Street, northeast county Durham's headquarters, the hosts needed just...
  • Chawla takes four, scores 32 for Somerset 14-09-2013 11:30 PM

    Taunton: Uttar Pradesh allrounder Piyush Chawla continued his decent showing in the upper division of English County Championship as his side Somerset beat Surrey by seven wickets to log home five points. Chawla's performance in the match is four wickets (two in each innings) and a useful knock of 32...
  • Piyush Chawla is proving to be Somerset's biggest impact player 06-09-2013 07:34 PM

    After Gautam Gambhir's sudden departure from Essex this week, the sole Indian representation in county cricket is Piyush Chawla. The 24-year-old legspinner signed with Somerset in mid-August in a bid to boost his chances of a recall to the Indian cricket team - his 36 wickets at 27.25 for Sussex...
  • Gautam Gambhir leaves Essex 'for family reasons' 02-09-2013 12:25 PM

    New Delhi: English county club Essex have announced that batsman Gautam Gambhir has returned home to India. A statement issued on the Essex website on Monday said: "Gautam Gambhir returned to his native India on Sunday for family reasons. At this stage Essex Cricket and Gautam are unable to make...
  • Gambhir scores century in second innings against Gloucestershire 30-08-2013 09:04 PM

    Bristol: Out-of-favour opener Gautam Gambhir roared back to form with a fine century for Essex against Gloucestershire in a Division II County Championship match here on Friday. After four successive failures at the start including a duck in the first innings of this match, the Delhi left-hander showed glimpses of...
  • Piyush Chawla scores ton at Lord's against Middlesex 29-08-2013 07:44 PM

    London: Indian legspinner Piyush Chawla superb all-round performance including a century has put his side Somerset in a position of supremacy against Middlesex in a Division I county game at the Lord's here on Thursday. The left-handed Chawla, who came into bat at No 9 with the scoreboard reading 211...
  • Gambhir's Essex woes and Indians in county cricket 29-08-2013 08:36 AM

    Gautam Gambhir's attempt to impress the national selectors with runs scored in county cricket has so far not gone as planned, with scores of 31, 21, 2 and 0...