Worcestershire

  • Andrew Flintoff back for Lancashire after retirement July 7, 2014

    Andrew Flintoff said he "loved" making his county cricket comeback for Lancashire on Sunday, four years after retiring from the game. The former England allrounder did not bat in a Twenty20 Blast fixture at Worcestershire but he took two for 36 with the ball as Lancashire (229 for four) won by...
  • Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal cleared for county cricket April 18, 2014

    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. "We have...
  • Pakistan may cut Ajmal's English county stint April 12, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal's stint with English county Worcestershire may be set for a shorter duration to compensate for his country's hastily-arranged Test and one-day series against Sri Lanka. "We are still discussing how much time he (Ajmal) can be away as we now have a scheduled series in Sri...
  • 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...
  • Panesar handed suspended ban for intimidating behaviour September 28, 2013

    London: England's troubled spinner Monty Panesar has been given a suspended onematch ban for threatening and intimidating behaviour towards an opponent, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Friday. The sanction, which follows two incidents in the County Championship match between Essex and Worcestershire in early September, applies only to...
  • Three spectators caught at county game over bookie links July 29, 2013

    London: The anticorruption officers of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) ejected three spectators from a domestic T20 match over suspected links with bookies in India. Those thrown out of Worcestershire's Friends Life T20 match against Somerset at New Road on Saturday were overheard commentating on mobile phones on the...
  • Shane Watson hits century in Australia's tour match July 2, 2013

    England: Shane Watson underlined his improved form heading into the Ashes series by scoring a 94ball century in Australia's warmup match against Worcestershire on Tuesday. Opening the batting alongside Chris Rogers Australia's confirmed top two for the first test against England starting July 10 Watson struck 14 fours and...
  • Misbah turns down Worcestershire offer for national duty April 15, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's Test and oneday captain MisbahulHaq said on Monday he had turned down an offer from English county Worcestershire as it would have meant missing duties with the national side. Misbah, who turns 39 next month, has been leading Pakistan after reviving his career in the aftermath of the...
  • Ajmal's Worcestershire return in jeopardy April 19, 2012

    Worcester: Worcestershire's hope of seeing Saeed Ajmal return for a second spell with the English county for their domestic Twenty20 campaign have been dashed by the Pakistan spinner's international commitments. The Midlands club, whose other overseas player is Australia batsman Phil Hughes, had hoped to have Ajmal, England's tormentorinchief during Pakistan's...
  • Ajmal waits on Worcestershire fullseason contract April 7, 2012

    Lahore: Saeed Ajmal has been offered a lucrative fullseason contract by English County Worcestershire, but the Pakistan offspinner may be forced to reject it as he is still waiting for a confirmation that he will be released for national duty during his stint. The 34yearold took 24 wickets to help Pakistan...
  • Ajmal set for second Worcestershire stint February 9, 2012

    London: Worcestershire have resigned Saeed Ajmal following the offspinner's clutch of wickets for Pakistan in their Test series whitewash of England. Ajmal will join the Midlands county as their second overseas player for the domestic Twenty20 competition, along with Australia batsman Phil Hughes who will be at New Road for the...
  • Worcestershire hope to sign spin ace Ajmal January 20, 2012

    London: Worcestershire have agreed a shortterm contract with Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal for this year's Twenty20 season but are awaiting final confirmation of the deal, county officials said on Thursday. Ajmal has been in superb form for Pakistan in the first Test against England in Dubai, capturing seven for 55 on...
  • Worcestershire keen to retain Zaheer August 23, 2006

    London: Impressed with leftarm seamer Zaheer Khan's performance this season, county side Worcestershire are keen to retain him in their squad for the 2007 season. In the current season, Zaheer has got 69 wickets, with careerbest figures of 9138 against Essex in June. Considering the club's level...