County Cricket

Wood Signs Two-Year Deal

Academy graduate Mark Wood has signed a two-year contract with Durham that will see him remain at the club until the end of the 2013 season. The 21 year-old, who has been a member of Durham's prolific Academy since 2007, said of the announcement, "I've been a part of the Durham set up for a few years now and it feels great to be making that next step up to the professional squad."
11 October 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 11th October

Middlesex, Durham and Kent are the clubs making the news in today's County Cricket Round-Up.
11 October 2011

Leicestershire Undertake Winter Revamp

Leicestershire CCC have announced that the whole of their outfield is to be reseeded this winter following complaints by players about its unevenness. The initial plan was to give the existing outfield a revamp but, when local contractors Hewitt Sportsturf were bought in, it was decided a brand new outfield was the best solution.
10 October 2011

Machan Pens Sussex Deal

Sussex have signed Matt Machan on his first professional contract on a deal that will see him remain with the club for at least the next two seasons.
10 October 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 10th October

News from Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and more in our latest County Cricket Round-Up.
10 October 2011

Opinion: Does County Cricket Need A Transfer System?

Following the high-profile defection of Joe Denly to Middlesex and Leicestershire's predicted loss of James Taylor to either Nottinghamshire or Warwickshire, we examine whether more needs to be done to reward counties who produce talented young players.
7 October 2011

Kent Move To Bolster Squad

Kent have been busy restocking their playing reserves and have signed three players on their first professional contracts, as well as renewing the deals of two existing players. Academy graduate Fabian Cowdrey, grandson of the legendary Colin Cowdrey and uncle of Graham and son of Chris, has continued the family tradition and fought off the overtures of Surrey to sign a contract of undisclosed length with the club. Fellow Academy graduates Ivan Thomas and Benedict Kemp, both right-arm seam bowlers have also agreed deals.
7 October 2011

Durham Extend Onions' And Brathwaite's Contracts

Durham have announced that they have extended the contracts of Graham Onions and Ruel Brathwaite to the end of the 2015 and 2013 seasons respectively. Onions took 50 wickets at 27 apiece in first-class cricket last season after returning from a career-threatening injury and said of his new contract, "After missing last season due to injury I am delighted with the way this season has gone. I have had an amazing amount of support from my team mates and the backroom staff at Durham."
7 October 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 7th October

Kent have been busy on the contract front over the past few days. We round up that and the rest of the county news in today's County Cricket Round-Up.
7 October 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 4th October

News of a contract extension for Monty Panesar and more in today's County Round-Up.
4 October 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 3rd October

We take a look at the latest county news in our regular County Cricket Round-Up.
3 October 2011

Leicestershire's Squad Takes Shape

Leicestershire have moved quickly during the past week to rectify the woes of the previous season by offering new deals to a clutch of players, as well as signing Martin van Jaarsveld from Kent, as their 2012 squad begins to take shape. Besides the marquee signing of van Jaarsveld, the Foxes have secured the services of all-rounder Abdul Razzaq for the defence of their Friends Life t20 title, and are believed to be in the market for another quality batsman.
30 September 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 30th September

We take a look at the latest county cricket news in our regular County Cricket Round-Up feature.
30 September 2011

Wainwright Signs Derbyshire Deal

David Wainwright has joined Derbyshire on a two-year contract after activating a release clause in his Yorkshire contract earlier this month. He was originally meant to join Derbyshire on loan during the 2011 season but was recalled by Yorkshire before he could make his Falcons debut.
29 September 2011

Derbyshire Name 2011/12 Academy Intake

Derbyshire have announced their Academy intake for the 2011 winter and 2012 summer seasons. It includes nine players from the previous year's intake, the most notable being that of England Under-19 international Peter Burgoyne. The eleven players will spend the winter working on their skills and fitness, according to a statement on the club's website, before spending the summer playing cricket under the Derbyshire County Cricket Club banner.
28 September 2011

Essex Call Time On Southend Festival

Essex have confirmed that they will not be returning to play first-class or List A cricket at Southend next year following a meeting of their General Committee. The matches at Colchester will continue as planned. A statement from the club announcing the decision said, "The Committee considered very robust and persuasive arguments in favour of continuing, but decided on balance that in the interest of its Members, the Club would be better served by staging the matches at Chelmsford next year."
28 September 2011

Kent Rocked By Triple Blow

Kent have been rocked by the news that senior players Martin van Jaarsveld and Joe Denly have left the club, while head coach Paul Farbrace has also announced his resignation. Van Jaarsveld had been linked with several counties during the course of the summer as he became increasingly vocal in his criticism of the St Lawrence pitches and resigned as the club's vice-captain. The 37 year-old South African, who is qualified for England, has signed a two-year contract with Leicestershire that includes the option of a third year.
28 September 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 28th September

On a tumultuous day of departures for Kent, we round up that and the rest of the day's County Cricket news.
28 September 2011

Dukes Balls For All In 2012

The ECB has decided to take heed of the advice from its own cricket committee and abandon its experiment with the controversial Tiflex ball.
26 September 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 26th September

We round up the latest county news from the weekend in our regular County Cricket Round-Up feature.
26 September 2011

Mr Predictor - Who Will Be England's Next Coach?