County Cricket

Durham Call Time On Blackwell's Career

Durham have terminated the contract of all-rounder Ian Blackwell according to a report on ESPNcricinfo. The 34 year-old had a year left on his contract at Durham, but featured in only one first-team game for them after the end of May. He spent the final few weeks of the season on-loan at Warwickshire and was part of the side that clinched the LV= County Championship title and finished as runner-up in the Clydesdale Bank 40.
16 January 2013

County Cricket Round-Up - 10th January

A round-up of the latest county cricket news.
10 January 2013

Denness, Croft And Ramprakash Honoured

Mark Ramprakash, Robert Croft and Mike Denness have been honoured in the New Year Honours list. Ramprakash and Croft, who both retired from first-class cricket in 2012 and have since moved into coaching, were awarded MBEs, while Denness was given an OBE.
29 December 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 21st December

A round-up of the day's county news from Hampshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lancashire.
21 December 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 20th December

County news from Nottinghamshire, Worcestershire, Sussex and Somerset.
20 December 2012

Ramprakash Returns To Lord's

Mark Ramprakash is to return to the club for whom he made his debut as a 17 year-old back in 1987. The batsman, who played 52 Tests for England, will replace Mark O’Neill as Middlesex's batting coach for the next two seasons.
19 December 2012

Klinger Appointed Gloucestershire Captain

Gloucestershire have appointed former South Australia skipper Michael Klinger as their captain and overseas player for the 2013 season. Klinger replaces Alex Gidman, who stepped down at the end of 2012 following Gloucestershire’s ninth place finish in Division Two of the LV= County Championship.
19 December 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 18th December

A round-up of the day's county cricket news from Somerset, Northamptonshire and Lancashire.
18 December 2012

Glamorgan Extend Wagg's Contract; Smith Graduates From Academy

Glamorgan have extended the contract of talismanic all-rounder Graham Wagg until the end of the 2015 season. They have also signed Scotland Under-19 all-rounder Ruaidhri Smith on a development contract. The 18 year-old was named Glamorgan's Academy player of the year in 2012.
17 December 2012

Simon Jones To Play More in 2013

Simon Jones has agreed an extension to his existing Glamorgan contract and will play six LV= County Championship games for them in 2013. The decision should, at least in part, help Glamorgan make up for the close-season loss of talismanic all-rounder James Harris to Middlesex.
15 December 2012

Sarwan Replaces Hoggard As Leicestershire Skipper

Leicestershire seam bowler Matthew Hoggard has relinquished the club captaincy for the 2013 season, with Ramnaresh Sarwan taking over leadership of the Championship team and Josh Cobb continuing to lead the limited-overs sides. Cobb will also be Sarwan's four-day deputy.
14 December 2012

Stirling Agrees Middlesex Contract Extension

Middlesex have agreed a contract extension with Ireland all-rounder Paul Stirling, which will see the 22 year-old play at Lord's until at least the end of the 2015 season.
13 December 2012

Chris Jordan Signs For Sussex

Sussex have signed out of contract former Surrey all-rounder Chris Jordan on a two-year contract. Jordan will join former Surrey captain Rory Hamilton-Brown at Hove next season, with both men looking to fulfil their obvious potential and recover from what were, for different reasons, difficult 2012 seasons.
6 December 2012

Graeme Welch One Of The Favourites To Succeed Giles

Warwickshire's senior management team met yesterday to discuss the identity of departing head coach Ashley Giles' successor. Giles was appointed England's limited-overs coach and will take up his role with immediate effect, leaving the county champions with no-one to mastermind their title defence come April 5th.
29 November 2012

ECB Reveals Fixtures For 2013 Domestic Season

The ECB have today formally announced the county fixtures for the 2013 season. As expected the season will start and finish around a week later than in 2012 as the Friends Life t20 winners will no longer participate in the end of season Champions League T20. The opening round of fixtures - excluding the Champion County match in Abu Dhabi which begins on 24th March - are against the MCC universities on 5th April, with the LV= County Championship first round commencing on 10th April.
26 November 2012

George Bailey Signs For Hampshire For 2013

Hampshire have moved on from their disappointment at failing to re-sign former Australian batsman Simon Katich as their overseas player, and have instead signed his countryman George Bailey for what they hope will be the majority of the 2013 season.
22 November 2012

Sajid Mahmood Signs For Essex

Essex have signed discarded Lancashire fast-bowler Sajid Mahmood on a two-year contract. Mahmood was released by Lancashire at the end of the 2012 season after spending the last couple of months on loan at Somerset.
20 November 2012

Simon Katich Rejects Hampshire Offer, Moves To Lancashire

Australian batsman Simon Katich has rejected the offer of a new contract from Hampshire and will instead rejoin Lancashire for the 2013 season. The 37 year-old, who has also played for Durham, Yorkshire and Derbyshire, last played for Lancashire in 2010.
14 November 2012

County Cricket Round-Up - 12th November

Warwickshire have secured the futures of three of their players. Tim Ambrose has penned a three-year extension, while Ian Westwood and Ateeq Javid have signed on for a further two seasons.
12 November 2012

Alviro Petersen To Make Somerset His Third County

Alviro Petersen will make Somerset his third county in as many seasons after signing a deal to play for them as their overseas player for the first part of the 2013 season. Petersen will be available for Somerset until at least the start of the Friends Life t20 tournament, which is likely to be in mid-June.
9 November 2012