English County Cricket

  • Andrew Flintoff relishes return to centre stage August 25, 2014

    London: Andrew Flintoff said he had enjoyed being back in the spotlight during English county cricket's Twenty20 finals day with Lancashire but added, "If we'd won it would have been a hundred times better." Former England captain Flintoff was set to be nothing much more than a squad player at Edgbaston...
  • Hashim Amla to replace injured Graeme Smith at Surrey May 22, 2014

    London: South Africa batsman Hashim Amla is to replace Graeme Smith at Surrey after the former Proteas captain was ruled out for the rest of the English season with a fractured right knee. Smith is now set to return to his native South Africa, with Gary Wilson taking over the...
  • Patel spins Nottinghamshire to final win after Hussey heroics September 21, 2013

    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 wickets...
  • Chanderpaul joins Derbyshire on two-year deal January 9, 2013

    London: West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, currently rated the world's number two Test batsman, has joined English county side Derbyshire on a two-year contract, the club have announced. Chanderpaul has scored over 10,500 runs in 146 Tests at an average of 51.67 and has previously played for Durham, Lancashire and...
  • ICC dismisses India-Pak match-fixing claims March 13, 2012

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council on Monday dismissed a claim in a British newspaper that Indian bookmakers were fixing the results of English County games and overseas fixtures, and that they were using a Bollywood actress as a honeytrap to recruit players from countries. The chief executive of the sport's world...
  • Middlesex decide against signing Yuvraj March 22, 2010

    London: Middlesex County Club on Monday decided not to sign up middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh for their Twenty20 Cup campaign despite having a signed approval from the Indian on his availability. Vinny Codrington, Middlesex's chief executive, said the decision was taken after it was found that the Indian cricket board had...