County Cricket

Gloucestershire CCC Rocked By Planning Blow

Gloucestershire have been dealt a tremendous body blow ahead of the 2012 season after having planning permission for redevelopment work at their main ground in Bristol rejected by the city council.
11 January 2012

Petersen Turns His Back On Glamorgan And Commits To South Africa

Glamorgan CCC have confirmed that South African batsman Alviro Petersen will not be returning to the club in 2012. The 31-year-old had been the Dragons' overseas player and club captain in 2011, and it had been thought that he might return under a Kolpak arrangement for 2012 following the signing of Australian Marcus North as their overseas player.
11 January 2012

ECB To Accept Findings Of Morgan Review

The ECB looks set to accept the findings of the Morgan Review in full when their Management Board meets on Thursday, in spite of the reservations of several of the counties and many supporters.
10 January 2012

Kieswetter Signs Somerset Contract Extension

Somerset and England wicket-keeper Craig Kieswetter has agreed a new deal which will see him remain at the County Ground in Taunton until at least the end of the 2014 season.
10 January 2012

Kent Announce Return To Profit

Kent chairman George Kennedy has announced a return to profit for the cash-strapped county. Speaking of the county's improved financial situation, Kennedy said, "We're delighted to announce an operating profit for 2011 of £188,000, compared to a loss of £595,000 in 2010."
10 January 2012

Gatting Signs On For Another Season

Sussex batsman Joe Gatting has signed a one-year extension to his existing contract at the County Ground, which will see him remain at Hove until at least the end of the 2013 season. Meanwhile, Surrey CCC have announced the death of their former physio David Montague at the age of 80.
9 January 2012

Hughes To Join Worcestershire For Whole Of 2012

Worcestershire have formally confirmed that Australian batsman Phil Hughes will be joining them as overseas player for the entire 2012 season. The 23 year-old had originally been expected to join the Royals for the start of their Friends Life t20 campaign and continue through to the end of the season, but, since being dropped from the Australian Test side, Hughes made clear his wish to play a full season of county cricket.
6 January 2012

County Cricket News Round-Up

We round up all of the latest county news from the last few days in our latest County Cricket Round-Up.
5 January 2012

County Cricketers Abroad Part III

With many of England's county cricketers now heading home from their off-season destinations in time for Christmas, we take our monthly look at how they have been performing for their franchises or states so far in the 2011-12 season.
22 December 2011

Pietersen To Stay With Surrey Indefinitely

England batsman Kevin Pietersen has extended his contract with Surrey until the end of his international career. Pietersen, who first signed for the club on a one-year deal in 2011 following a loan spell in 2010, will play for the Brown Caps until he no longer has an ECB Central Contract.
22 December 2011

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