English County

  • Yorkshire win English county championship September 12, 2014

    A Yorkshire side coached by former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie won England's County Championship title for the first time in 13 years after a crushing innings and 152run win away to nearest pursuers Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on Friday. Leftarm seamer Ryan Sidebottom, the sole survivor from the last time...
  • Woeful show by Cheteshwar Pujara on Derbyshire debut September 11, 2014

    Cardiff: India's Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara's county debut turned into a nightmare as he got out without scoring in Derbyshire's second innings in their bid to chase down a tricky target of 261 in a second division of English County Championship on Thursday. After being trapped leg before by pacer Jim...
  • 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...
  • Worcestershire sign New Zealand duo Munro and McClenaghan April 8, 2014

    Worcestershire have signed New Zealand pair Colin Munro and Mitchell McClenaghan for part of the 2014 season, the English county side announced on Tuesday. Batsman Munro will be Worcestershire's second overseas player for this season's domestic Twenty20 competition, alongside Pakistan spin bowler Saeed Ajmal. McClenaghan will replace Ajmal for a six-week period...
  • Australia batsman Aaron Finch signs for Yorkshire February 12, 2014

    Australia's hardhitting 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 big...
  • 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...
  • Surrey relegated after loss to Warwickshire September 20, 2013

    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 Warwickshire...
  • Gautam Gambhir set to rejoin Essex September 10, 2013

    New Delhi: India opener Gautam Gambhir is set to return to England to rejoin county side Essex after he was forced leave for home due to a family bereavement, Sky Sports said on its website on Monday. "Gautam returned home to India on 1 September but will now rejoin...
  • Test hopeful Simon Kerrigan shaking off disbelief August 19, 2013

    London: Uncapped Lancashire spinner Simon Kerrigan has termed as "surreal" his inclusion in England's squad for the final Ashes Test at The Oval. The 24yearold leftarm tweaker was on Sunday included for the first time in any England setup and is bracing for the slim possibility of a Test debut...
  • Essex grateful for England captain Alastair Cook April 30, 2013

    London: Essex were glad to have England captain Alastair Cook on board for a rare County Championship appearance as 15 wickets fell on a dramatic first day against Hampshire at Chelmsford on Monday. The opening batsman finished the opening day of this fourday Second Division clash unbeaten on 25 in...
  • Chris Gayle to play for Somerset in Twenty20 April 26, 2013

    London: West Indies' star batsman Chris Gayle has agreed to play for Somerset in the domestic Twenty20 league if he is available. Gayle said no to Somerset after initially agreeing to be their overseas player last year. But the 33yearold made himself available for the West Indies summer tour that...
  • 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...
  • Warwickshire win English county championship September 6, 2012

    Worcester: Warwickshire made amends for its final-day heartbreak last season by winning their first English county championship title since 2004 on Thursday. The club side of England batsmen Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott and New Zealand spinner Jeetan Patel beat Worcestershire by an innings and 202 runs at New Road to...
  • Kartik sparks row by backing-up run out August 31, 2012

    London: Former India spinner Murali Kartik caused controversy in the English County Championship on Thursday when he ran out a batsman who had backed up too far down the pitch. Kartik, playing for Surrey against Somerset -- the county he left at the end of last season -- ran out...
  • Harbhajan finds form with 7-wicket match haul August 19, 2012

    London: Senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was back in his elements as he bagged a match-haul of seven wickets (4 for 91 and 3 for 62) for Essex against Glamorgan in an English county game, which ended at the Castle Park Ground, in Colchester, on Saturday. Having taken four wickets in an...
  • Azeem Rafiq first Asian to lead Yorkshire June 23, 2012

    London: Azeem Rafiq became the first cricketer of Asian origin, and the youngest player in the county's history, to captain Yorkshire in a senior match when he led them to victory in a Twenty20 match at Durham on Friday. The 21-year-old Karachi-born offspinner was deputising for Andrew Gale after Yorkshire's regular...
  • Sarwan plays down interest in West Indies call-up May 4, 2012

    London: Experienced West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan has brushed aside suggestions of a late call-up to the team for the current tour of England. Sarwan is one of the three key players missing for the three-Test tour, starting later this month. The other two are opener Chris Gayle and all-rounder...
  • West Indies ready to welcome back Gayle May 4, 2012

    London: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson and captain Darren Sammy said they would have no problems with Chris Gayle returning to the squad after he promised to end his international exile on Thursday. Former West Indies captain Gayle, renowned as a big-hitting batsman, has not played international cricket for more than...
  • Junaid ready for second stint with Lancashire April 5, 2012

    London: Pakistan international Junaid Khan will return to Lancashire in June, the English county champions revealed on Thursday. The 22-year-old starred predominantly in last year's domestic T20 competition, taking 12 wickets, including a career best of 3 for 12 against Derbyshire. "Junaid showed last season his ability to win a game...
  • 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...
  • Defiant Kaneria vows to clear his name February 18, 2012

    Karachi: Under the cloud of the spot-fixing controversy, Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has vowed to do everything in his control to get his name cleared in the scandal, which has led to the jail sentence of County bowler Mervyn Westfield. Former Essex fast bowler Westfield was handed over a jail sentence...
  • Kaneria implicated in English spot-fix case February 17, 2012

    London: Pakistan international spinner Danish Kaneria was named in court on Friday as being involved in a spot-fixing scam that led to the trial of a former English county cricketer. Prosecutors in the case of former Essex bowler Mervyn Westfield, who has pleaded guilty to spot-fixing and faces sentencing on Friday,...
  • English County to have earliest start in 2012 November 29, 2011

    London: The English County is all set to have its earliest start ever next season, with the first round of County matches scheduled to begin on April 5. There will be a commemoration match in Abu Dhabi between County champions Lancashire and MCC from March 27. The season will start in...
  • 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...