County Cricket

Graeme Smith To Lead Surrey For Three Seasons

Rumours were doing the rounds as early as September about Surrey signing South African captain Graeme Smith and the club have now confirmed the left-hander as their new captain for the 2013 season as well as for the following two years. It will be the 31 year-old's second spell in county cricket, after leading Somerset in 2005, a season in which they lifted the Twenty20 Cup for the first - and to date - only time.
1 November 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 29th October

The latest county cricket news including new contracts being signed at Middlesex and changes in the boardroom at Hampshire.
29 October 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 25th October

A round-up of all of the latest county cricket news.
25 October 2012

New Domestic Structure Confirmed From 2014

The new structure is a result of the significant customer research that the ECB carried out at the end of last season, with the main changes being a switch back to 50-over cricket, the retention of the successful two-division 16-game County Championship formula with more consistent and Sunday start days, and the introduction of a season-long Twenty20 competition, played predominantly on Friday nights, rather that the current block format.
18 October 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 18th October

News from Derbyshire, Durham, Glamorgan, Warwickshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Sussex, Middlesex and Somerset in today's County Cricket Round-Up.
18 October 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 12th October

Surrey have further strengthened their spin bowling stocks by signing veteran Lancashire left-arm spinner Gary Keedy on a two-year contract. Plus news from Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Gloucestershire.
12 October 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 11th October

Derbyshire have signed former Essex, Middlesex and England Under-19s batsman Billy Godleman on a two-year contract. Plus news from Warwickshire and Kent.
11 October 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 10th October

Nottinghamshire have strengthened their seam-bowling line-up following the close-season loss of Darren Pattinson by signing former Lancashire and Yorkshire all-rounder Ajmal Shahzad on a three-year contract. Plus news from Somerset, Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Sussex.
10 October 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 5th October

Northamptonshire have re-signed all-rounder Steven Crook from Middlesex on a two-year deal. Plus news from Nottinghamshire, Hampshire, Derbyshire and Surrey.
5 October 2012

Essex Secure Futures Of Eight Players

Plus news from Derbyshire, Worcestershire, Somerset, Glamorgan and Northamptonshire.
3 October 2012

Plunkett Joins Yorkshire On Long-Term Deal

Plus news from Surrey, Essex, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire in the latest County Cricket Round-Up.
2 October 2012

Hamilton-Brown Set For Second Sussex Stint

Plus news from Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Hampshire in today's County Cricket Round-Up.
28 September 2012

Yorkshire Sign Jack Brooks On Long-Term Contract

Plus news from Gloucestershire, Sussex and Leicestershire in today's County Cricket Round-Up.
27 September 2012

Five County Players Pen New Deals

News of contract extensions for Chris Tremlett and four Worcestershire players, as well as the possibility of Niall O'Brien signing for Leicestershire.
26 September 2012

Middlesex Fight Off Competition To Sign James Harris

Plus all the rest of the county news from the past week, including news of contract extensions for players at Kent, Surrey and Glamorgan.
24 September 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 19th September

We round-up all of the latest news from the county circuit in our regular County Cricket Round-Up feature.
19 September 2012

Scott Styris Wins Walter Lawrence Trophy

Sussex's Scott Styris has rewritten the history books in sensational style in winning this year's Walter Lawrence Trophy, awarded for the fastest hundred of the season, with a 37-ball century. Styris smashed no fewer than 9 sixes and 5 fours in his unbeaten hundred against Gloucestershire in the Friends Life t20 quarter-final at Hove, making it the fastest ever century - from balls faced and non-contrived bowling - in the history of the competition.
17 September 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 15th September

It was Hampshire and not Warwickshire who won the county double in 2012 thanks to their thrilling last-ball win in the Clydesdale Bank 40 final at Lord's. Needing just seven to win from the final over, Warwickshire were favourites, even more so when Neil Carter - in his last match - hit the penultimate ball for four to bring the scores level. However, Kabir Ali delivered a low full-toss just outside off-stump which Carter missed and Michael Bates, who had kept superbly all day, whipped off the bails and yanked a stump out of the ground for good measure.
15 September 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 14th September

Derbyshire finally won their first silverware since 1993 by successfully chasing down the 196 that they needed to beat Hampshire to win the LV= County Championship Division Two title. Elsewhere, Warwickshire had to show all of the resolve that they had shown to win the LV= County Championship to hold off Nottinghamshire on the final day at Trent Bridge.
14 September 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 13th September

Glamorgan's win over Kent late on the third day at Cardiff means that it is Derbyshire and Yorkshire who will be replacing Lancashire and Worcestershire in Division One for next season. Worcestershire themselves, meanwhile, ended their disappointing season on a new low by slumping to an innings defeat at Taunton that secured Somerset second position in the Division One table.
13 September 2012