County Cricket

Smith And Kerrigan Trigger MCC Collapse

Lancashire's bowlers hauled their team back into the match on the second day in Abu Dhabi as they reduced MCC to 81 for eight in their second innings after they themselves had been bowled out for 199 earlier in the day.
28 March 2012

Mark Davies Joins Kent

Former Durham seamer Mark Davies has left the county of his berth in order to join Kent for the 2012 season after impressing the county during a short trial period.
28 March 2012

Sussex CCC's Sport Relief Mile

Sussex CCC got involved with the Sport Relief Mile in Brighton on Sunday, and even Sid the Shark was on hand to encourage youngsters to take part! Many children ran, hopped, skipped and bounced the Mile on Sunday and still had the energy to bat, bowl, throw and catch in and around the SCCC ‘Cricket Cage’ positioned close to Brighton’s seafront.
28 March 2012

Blackwell Gives MCC The Edge

A century and a late wicket from Durham and former England all-rounder Ian Blackwell gave MCC the plaudits on the opening day of the Champion County match in Abu Dhabi.
27 March 2012

Yorkshire And Sussex Warm-Up With Wins

There were wins for Yorkshire and Sussex in county cricket's traditional pre-season Twenty20 tournaments held in Barbados and Dubai.
24 March 2012

Walkers And LV= Announce Sponsorship Deals

Financial giant LV=, also known as Liverpool Victoria, have extended their sponsorship of the County Championship for a further four years, meaning that county cricket's flagship competition will be known as the LV= County Championship until at least the end of 2015.
21 March 2012

Howzat! Somerset County Cricket Players Get Behind The Cheeselympics

Somerset County Cricket Club captain Marcus Trescothick and batsman James Hildreth have lent their support to this summer's inaugural cheeselympics by explaining the games in a series of YouTube clips. The Cheeselympics will form part of Somerset's first ever Cider and Cheese Festival on Saturday 16th June at Quantock View, Nether Stowey, near Bridgwater.
21 March 2012

Brendan Nash Joins Kent, MCC Select Shaun Tait

Kent have signed West Indies international batsman Brendan Nash for the entire 2012 season while Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait is to link up with the MCC squad in the United Arab Emirates. Left-hander Nash, who has played 21 Tests and nine One-Day Internationals, will be with the squad ahead of the opening game of the summer against Yorkshire.
16 March 2012

Newman Signs Kent Loan Deal, Scotland Sign Symes

A round-up of the latest county news ahead of the new season with Kent and Scotland active in bolstering their squads with Scott Newman heading out on loan from Middlesex and South African all-rounder Jean Symes linking up with the Saltires.
12 March 2012

Dawson Pens Contract Extension

Hampshire batsman Liam Dawson has signed a one-year contract extension with the south coast county, which will see him remain with them until at least the end of the 2013 season. Dawson found success in both the LV= County Championship and Clydesdale Bank 40 competitions last season, hitting 908 runs at an average of 36.32, many of them as opener, in the former and averaging 35.25 at a strike rate of over 100 in the latter.
1 March 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 29th February

We round up all of the latest county news from the past few days in our latest County Cricket Round-Up feature.
29 February 2012

MCC Name Team To Face Lancashire

The MCC have named the eleven players that will take part in the traditional Champion County match against reigning champions Lancashire which will be held from 27th to 30th March. Surrey and former England batsman Mark Ramprakash will captain the side, which also includes the spin pairing of Gareth Batty and Ian Blackwell, alongside younger players such as Somerset all-rounder Lewis Gregory and Worcestershire and England Lions batsman Moeen Ali.
24 February 2012

Cricket Video - Richard Gould 'Can't Wait' For New Season - Cricket World TV

Ahead of the new county season, we caught up with Surrey chief executive Richard Gould ahead of the 2012 season at the Kia Oval. He talks about the changes at Surrey over the last few years, from the partnership with Kia to new faces coming in and how the rescheduling of this year's Twenty20 Cup could cost the club up to £500,000.
15 February 2012

Alviro Petersen Announces He Is Joining Essex

South African batsman Alviro Petersen has revealed via his Twitter account that he has signed a contract with Essex for the first part of the 2012 county season.
11 February 2012

Leicestershire Sign Sarwan For 2012

Leicestershire have signed West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan as their main overseas player for the 2012 season. The Guyanese right-hander will represent the Foxes in all cricket during the forthcoming season, including playing alongside Abdul Razzaq in their Friends Life t20 side.
10 February 2012

Pears Sign Ajmal For Friends Life t20

Worcestershire have signed Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal for their Friends Life t20 campaign. He completes the Pears' overseas signings for 2012 following their capture of Australian batsman Phil Hughes on a season-long deal.
9 February 2012

Chris Taylor To Take Gloucestershire To Court

Outgoing Gloucestershire batsman Chris Taylor is to take his former employees to an employment tribunal following the news that the 35 year-old has failed to agree a contract extension with the club. The main reason for the failure to reach an agreement was the rejection of the club's plans for ground redevelopment at their Bristol headquarters, which were turned down by the city council last month. His contract for 2012 was dependent upon the plans getting the go-ahead.
7 February 2012

Sussex Snatch Styris From Essex

Sussex have signed former New Zealand and Essex all-rounder Scott Styris as one of their two overseas players for the Friends Life t20. It is understood that he will be available for the Sharks' entire T20 campaign.
1 February 2012

Surrey Sign Dirk Nannes for FLt20

Surrey have re-signed Australian fast-bowler Dirk Nannes for their 2012 Friends Life t20 campaign. The 35 year-old also represented the Lions last season and proved popular with their players, management and supporters.
26 January 2012

Housego Pens Long-Term Gloucestershire Deal

Gloucestershire have signed former Middlesex top-order batsman Dan Housego on a three-year contract. The 23-year-old was a member of Gloucestershire's Academy before moving to Lord's, and played for their Second XI against Denmark as long ago as in 2003
25 January 2012