County Cricket

Sarwan And Taylor Star In Last-Ball Thriller

Leicestershire's seventh-wicket pair of Robert Taylor and Will Jones hit 29 off the last two overs to record a thrilling win over Worcestershire in the Clydesdale Bank 40 at Grace Road. Worcestershire left-armer David Lucas looked to have won the match for his side as his sixth over yielded three wickets, including the key one of Ramnaresh Sarwan for a dazzling 86-ball 100. However, Gareth Andrew's last over went for 13 as Will Jones played an audacious ramp shot to the first ball he faced to earn a boundary and leave the Foxes needing 16 from the final over.
14 July 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 14th July

A combination of more rain and already sodden outfields meant that not a single ball was bowled in any of today's LV= County Championship matches.
14 July 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 13th July

Generations of England batsmen present and hopefully future made their mark in today's LV= County Championship matches. Andrew Strauss and Kevin Pietersen both found form in the first division ahead of next week's first Test against South Africa, while Joe Root - seen by many as Strauss' successor at the top of England's order - hit an undefeated 222 for Yorkshire.
13 July 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 12th July

A round-up of all the latest news and action from the county circuit.
12 July 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 11th July

Paul Horton and Andre Adams were among the best of the performers as the LV= County Championship resumed in earnest after its break for the Friends Life t20.
11 July 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 10th July

A round-up off all the latest county news, plus previews of tomorrow's Championship matches.
10 July 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 9th July

Durham CCC have confirmed that Australian batsmen Michael Di Venuto has been forced to retire from county cricket with immediate effect due to persistent injury problems.
9 July 2012

Somerset And Essex Qualify For Quarter-Finals

The other teams to make it through on the final day of group matches in the Friends Life t20 were Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Nottinghamshire, with Yorkshire, Sussex and Hampshire joining them in the last eight.
8 July 2012

Eagles Soar On Rainy Day

Essex kept their hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals alive - and in doing so ended Kent's - with a commanding performance at Canterbury.
6 July 2012

Stand Up For FLt20 - Bremner Impersonates Boycott

As the Friends Life t20 programme moves towards the end of the group stage, the 'Stand up for Friends Life t20' tour - led by Rory Bremner is also heading to its conclusion. One of the nation's favourite comedians and impressionists Rory Bremner has teamed up with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to front the comedy festival campaign which will see a host of comedians visiting Friends Life t20 games across the country.
6 July 2012

Yorkshire Win North Group Clash At Trent Bridge

There were Friends Life t20 wins today for Yorkshire, Gloucestershire, Essex and Kent.
5 July 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 4th July

We round up all the news from another busy day on the county circuit.
4 July 2012

Lightning Extinguished At Trent Bridge

Lancashire will be left cursing Messrs Duckworth and Lewis after the rain meant that Nottinghamshire were set a rather generous 49 to win from five overs at Trent Bridge after the visitors had posted an impressive 178 for four from their 20 overs.
3 July 2012

More Gloom For Surrey Against Hampshire

Kevin Pietersen was dismissed from the first ball of the match to left-arm spinner Liam Dawson as Surrey lost a rain-affected encounter against Hampshire at The Oval.
2 July 2012

Dynamos End Foxes Title Defence

There were wins for Derbyshire, Durham and Worcestershire in today's Friends Life t20 action.
1 July 2012

Steelbacks Challenge Too Stiff For Dragons In Cardiff

Northamptonshire thrashed Glamorgan in the Midlands/West/Wales basement battle clash at Cardiff. The visitors' spin pairing of Con de Lange and James Middlebrook returned combined figures of six for 31 from eight overs as they strangled the middle-order.
30 June 2012

Surrey Handed Right Royal Thrashing

Hampshire continued their fine recent form with a seven-wicket demolition of an apparently distracted Surrey at Southampton. The Lions made just 94 for six from their 20 overs after electing to bat, with Gareth Batty once again skippering the side.
30 June 2012

Hales The Hero - This Time For Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire comfortably dispatched Durham at Trent Bridge to stay second in the North Group of the Friends Life t20. The Outlaws posted a formidable 210 for three from their 20 overs after choosing to bat, with England hero Alex Hales hitting 88 from only 51 balls and sharing a second-wicket partnership worth 142 with Riki Wessels.
29 June 2012

Sharks Stay Top Of South Group After Closely-Fought Win

Will Beer played a gem of an innings to help Sussex beat Essex at Chelmsford. He struck 12 from only five balls and led the way as the Sharks comfortably got the 10 runs they needed off the last over. The win means they remain top of the South Group after six games, with Essex four points behind in second.
28 June 2012

All-Round Pyrah Helps Yorkshire To Victory

There were wins for Yorkshire, Warwickshire, Hampshire and Durham in this evening's Friends Life t20 action, while the University match at The Parks ended in a tame draw.
27 June 2012

 
 
 
 

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