County Cricket

CB40 Final Preview and County Cricket Round-Up - 16th September

Lord's plays host for the final day of the county season as it welcomes Surrey and Somerset to contest the final of the Clydesdale Bank 40. In what used to be the showcase event of the season, Surrey will be hoping to add to their Championship success with some silverware, while Somerset will just be trying not to finish second.
16 September 2011

Hampshire Sign Simon Katich for 2012

Hampshire have begun preparing for life in Division Two of the LV= County Championship by signing Australian batsman Simon Katich ahead of the new season. He has signed a one-year deal with the club and will be returning to familiar territory having played at The Rose Bowl between 2003 and 2005.
16 September 2011

Lancashire Crowned LV= County Champions

Lancashire finally ended their 77-year wait for County Championship glory with a thrilling win over Somerset in the final session at Taunton. Steven Croft cracked the winning boundary through point to spark scenes of utter jubilation and end the painful wait for a County Championship title; at which point the small band of travelling supporters erupted into scenes of delirious joy as they could finally utter the words Lancashire and County Champions in the same sentence for the first time in a generation.
15 September 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 15th September

Lancashire won their first Championship title in 77 years by beating Somerset in the final session at Taunton. Somerset were bowled out for 310 in their second innings, meaning that Lancashire needed just 211 to win, which they knocked off for the loss of only two wickets. Warwickshire's hopes had ended just after tea on the final day of their match against a relegated Hampshire at The Rose Bowl after they could only take four Royals wickets all day thanks to centuries from Michael Carberry and Neil McKenzie.
15 September 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 14th September

On the penultimate day of action in the LV= County Championship, Surrey cemented their promotion to Division One at the expense of Hampshire; Northamptonshire completed victory over Gloucestershire; and Middlesex went a step closer to being crowned Division Two champions following an excellent day against Leicestershire. Of the title challengers, Durham were eliminated from the race by events at The Rose Bowl; while Warwickshire emerged as slight favourites in what is now a two-way battle with Lancashire. We round up the day's events below.
14 September 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 13th September

All three of the title challengers kept themselves in the hunt for the trophy with solid days against Hampshire, Somerset and Worcestershire. Elsewhere, Northamptonshire look set for victory over Gloucestershire and Surrey are well poised to confirm their promotion with a win over Derbyshire. We round up all the day's action below.
13 September 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 12th September

The title race was no closer to being decided after the opening day of matches in the final round of the LV= County Championship, as title challengers Warwickshire, Lancashire and Durham all enjoyed reasonably good days, without doing anything spectacular, in their fixtures.
12 September 2011

Sussex Release Lou Vincent After One Season

Sussex have announced that they are not going to offer Lou Vincent a new contract when his current one expires at the end of the season.
12 September 2011

Cricket World County Player Of The Week - Simon Kerrigan

There is really only one winner of the Cricket World County Player of the Week this week. Simon Kerrigan returned season-best figures of nine for 51 to bowl Lancashire to victory against Hampshire and keep them in the Championship title race on the final day at The Rose Bowl. He preceded this with three wickets in the first innings to give him career-best match figures of 12 for 192.
12 September 2011

LV= County Championship Final Round Preview

As the LV= County Championship enters its final furlong, three teams are still in the hunt for the title. Warwickshire are the team with their destiny solely in their own hands as they know that securing 22 or more points against Hampshire will see the championship pennant fluttering at Edgbaston in 2012. Meanwhile, Lancashire must do as well as possible at Taunton and hope for the best (or worst depending on your allegiance)at The Rose Bowl, while Durham need to win and hope that the aforementioned two either lose or draw if they are to have a chance at a third title in four years.
11 September 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 10th September

Somerset's championship hopes ended with a defeat to Yorkshire, while Lancashire and Warwickshire ensured that the title race will go into the last round of matches with wins over Hampshire and Nottinghamshire.
10 September 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 9th September

Warwickshire, Surrey, Sussex and Middlesex all had the better of the third day's play in their LV= County Championship matches against Nottinghamshire, Essex, Worcestershire and Glamorgan respectively.
9 September 2011

Mark Wallace Named Glamorgan Captain

Glamorgan have confirmed that Mark Wallace will be their club captain for the 2012 season. He will replace Alviro Petersen who has returned to South Africa and has endured a mixed season at the helm of the Welsh club.
9 September 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 8th September

Championship challengers Warwickshire and Lancashire once again enjoyed good days on the second day of action in the penultimate round of the LV= County Championship.
8 September 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 7th September

The penultimate round of matches in the LV= County Championship kicked off today and it was a good day for title challengers Lancashire and Warwickshire as both put in good performances with the bat. In the day's other games, there was a century for Wes Durston and six wickets for Graham Napier.
7 September 2011

LV= County Championship Preview

The 2011 LV= County Championship season is rapidly reaching its climax with teams fighting for promotion or survival besides the obvious silverware.
6 September 2011

Championship Cricket Under Lights

The ECB today announced that the final LV= County Championship match between Kent and Glamorgan, due to be held at Canterbury, will be held under floodlights and played with a pink ball.
6 September 2011

Somerset And Surrey Seal CB40 Final Places

Somerset and Surrey were the two sides that progressed to the showcase Lord's final on 17th September following semi-final wins over Durham and Sussex respectively in the Clydesdale Bank 40.
4 September 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 3rd September

There were wins for Hampshire, Durham, Gloucestershire and Surrey on the final day of round 19 of matches in the LV= County Championship.
3 September 2011

County Cricket Round-Up - 2nd September

There were wins for Middlesex and Kent on the penultimate day of the current round of LV= County Championship matches.
2 September 2011