County Cricket

County Cricket Round-Up - 27th October

News of contract extensions for Paul Franks, Paul Stirling, plus more in today's County Cricket Round-Up.
27 October 2011

Burgoyne Pens Pro Deal

Seventeen year-old off-spinner Peter Burgoyne has signed a two-year contract with Derbyshire. For the first year he will be on a summer contract as he completes his A-Levels, while in the second year he will be playing as a full-time professional.
26 October 2011

Phillips Signs For Another Year

Essex left-arm spinner Tim Phillips has signed a new one-year contract with the club. The 30 year-old, who was born in Cambridge and represented Durham University, enjoyed a prolific Friends Life t20 campaign that saw him take 26 wickets at an average of 13, but, like the team, he endured a frustrating time of things in the County Championship resulting in him being replaced in the side by young leg-spinner Tom Craddock.
25 October 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 25th October

We take a look at the latest news from the county scene in today's County Cricket Round-Up.
25 October 2011

Kevin O'Brien Picks Up Walter Lawrence Trophy

Kevin O'Brien, the hard-hitting Gloucestershire and Ireland batsman, received the 2011 Walter Lawrence Trophy - supported by Veuve Clicquot - for his 44-ball hundred at the traditional presentation dinner in The Long Room at Lord’s on October 18. O'Brien, who thumped 9 sixes and 7 fours in his hundred, finishing with 119 off 52 balls, was presented with the Trophy and a cheque for £5,000 from former England and Somerset all-rounder Vic Marks, who was guest speaker for the evening.
24 October 2011

From The Shires To Southern Africa

With numerous county players having chosen southern Africa as their cricket-playing destinations for this winter, we take a look at how they have been doing so far for their chosen franchises.
23 October 2011

Middlebrook Extends Northants Stay

Plus news involving Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Hampshire in today's County Cricket Round-Up.
21 October 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 20th October

News of contracts for four Midlands players in today's County Cricket Round-Up.
20 October 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 19th October

News of contracts for Shahid Afridi, David Murphy, Rob Newton and Simon Jones in today's County Cricket Round-Up.
19 October 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 14th October

News from Surrey, Yorkshire, Northamptonshire and more in today's County Cricket Round-Up.
14 October 2011

Smith Signs Durham Deal

Will Smith has agreed a new two-year deal with Durham, just over a year after losing the captaincy and his place in the team. The 29 year-old said of the news, "I've enjoyed this season a lot. I've felt comfortable in the middle and what's just as important to me as scoring the runs is knowing that I've played some important innings, which have helped us win games. I'm delighted to be staying with Durham for another two years.
13 October 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 13th October

News of contract extensions for David Masters and Will Smith in today's County Cricket Round-Up.
13 October 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 12th October

News of contracts for Laurie Evans and Steffan Piolet in today's County Cricket Round-Up.
12 October 2011

Rayner, Sandhu, London Sign Deals; Dalrymple Departs

Middlesex Director of Cricket Angus Fraser has been busy readying his squad for life in Division One over the past couple of days by securing the services of three players and dispensing with all-rounder Jamie Dalrymple for the second time in his career.
11 October 2011

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