County Cricket

Woakes Extends Bears Contract

Warwickshire and England seam-bowler Chris Woakes has signed a new two-year deal with the county which will see him remain with the club until at least the end of the 2014 season.
21 December 2011

Ben Harmison Signs Kent Deal

Kent have signed former Durham all-rounder Ben Harmsion on a contract of undisclosed length ahead of the 2012 season.
20 December 2011

Tomlinson And Rossington Extend County Contracts

Middlesex wicket-keeper Adam Rossington and Hampshire seam bowler James Tomlinson have both signed contract extensions with their respective counties. Rossington, an 18 year-old who has represented England’s Under-19 side, has extended his existing contract by one year to the end of 2013, while Tomlinson has also signed until the end of the 2013 season.
16 December 2011

Philander Signs For Somerset

Somerset have tentatively announced that they have secured the services of South African all-rounder Vernon Philander as their overseas player for the first two months of the 2012 season. Philander's availability is dependent on him not being selected to play in the Indian Premier League.
15 December 2011

Ball And Bell-Drummond Extend Kent Contracts

Kent Academy duo Adam Ball and Daniel Bell-Drummond have extended their existing contracts with the club by three and two-years respectively.
13 December 2011

Phil Hughes Signs For Worcestershire

Worcestershire have signed struggling Australian Test opener Phil Hughes as their overseas player for the second half of the 2012 season. The deal is expected to begin after the conclusion of the group stage of the Friends Life t20. The 23 year-old was recently recalled to Australia's Test side as part of a new-look opening partnership but has since struggled against South Africa and New Zealand as his fondness for the cut shot has led him into trouble on numerous occasions.
12 December 2011

Madsen Takes Over As Derbyshire Captain

Wayne Madsen has, as expected, been named Derbyshire captain for 2012. He replaces Luke Sutton who announced his retirement from professional cricket yesterday.
9 December 2011

Sutton Announces Surprise Retirement

Derbyshire captain Luke Sutton has announced his intention to retire from competitive cricket with immediate effect. He cited depression as one of the main reasons for his decision.
8 December 2011

Mascarenhas Signs On For Two More Years

Plus the rest of the day's county news including new contracts for Mike Dunn and Zafar Ansari.
8 December 2011

County Cricketers In The Stanbic Bank T20

Zimbabwe's domestic Twenty 20 competition, the Stanbic Bank T20, came to its conclusion at the weekend with the Mountaineers franchise ending up as the overall victors and Somerset all-rounder Peter Trego was named as Player of the Tournament.
6 December 2011

Matt Walker Replaces Graham Gooch At Essex

Also, Glen Chapple has been reappointed as Lancashire captain for 2012.
5 December 2011

Surrey Sign Kartik; Chopra Extends Bears Contract

Plus all the rest of the day's county news including news of Kent's coaching shortlist.
1 December 2011

Taylor Finally Joins Nottinghamshire

James Taylor has officially joined Nottinghamshire on a three-year contract as county cricket's worst kept secret was finally confirmed this afternoon. It had been known for some time that the 21-year-old had wanted to leave struggling Leicestershire in order to further his international ambitions, and he had already been the subject of an audacious approach from Warwickshire in the middle of last season that was rebuffed by the Foxes.
1 December 2011

Simpson Extends Middlesex Deal

Middlesex have secured the services of wicket-keeper John Simpson for a further two seasons, meaning that the 23 year-old will remain with the county until at least the end of the 2015 season.
29 November 2011

2012 County Fixtures Released

The county season will get underway earlier than ever in 2012, with the traditional Champion County curtain-raiser scheduled to begin on 27th March in Abu Dhabi, and the first of the university fixtures set to kick off on 31st March.
29 November 2011

Ben Brown Extends Sussex Contract

Plus news of the Gloucester festival and Nottinghamshire's trip to Barbados in today's County Cricket Round-Up.
28 November 2011

Marshall Signs For Gloucestershire; Leicestershire Target Yousuf

Hamish Marshall has committed himself to Gloucestershire for the next two seasons after signing a new contract with the club.
25 November 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 24th November

A round up of all the latest county news.
24 November 2011

ECB Announce County Proposals

Former ECB chairman David Morgan handed his long-awaited report on the "business of domestic cricket" to the ECB at its board meeting at Lord's today. Morgan was tasked with conducting an extensive review of the county game earlier this year and has canvassed for opinions widely over the summer.
23 November 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 22nd November

News from Kent, Leicestershire, Lancashire and Somerset in today's County Cricket Round-Up.
22 November 2011