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Hampstead Close The Gap On Ealing

Hampstead beat Stanmore by 26 runs to move to within two points of 2013 Middlesex ECB Premier League leaders Ealing, who went down by two wickets to Twickenham. They are on 51 points with Hampstead on 49 and Teddington in third on 35 alongside Richmond after wins over Winchmore Hill and Eastcote respectively.
25 June 2013

Totteridge Milhillians Surge Clear At The Top

Totteridge Milhillians have extended their lead at the top of the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League Division One to 14 points after challengers Old Fincleians slipped up. Hertford have taken over in second place, with 141 points to Totteridge's 155 and Old Finchleians are two points further back with 139.
25 June 2013

New Zealand Take Comfortable Win Over Kent

New Zealand warmed up for their two-match Twenty20 International series with England by comfortably beating Kent by 42 runs at Canterbury. Batting first, half-centuries from Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor helped them post 185 for seven, a score that proved well beyond Kent, who closed on 143 for seven.
23 June 2013

Vettori Undergoes Surgery, Misses England T20s

Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori will miss the two Twenty20 Internationals against England after undergoing surgery on his troublesome left Achilles. Along with Grant Elliott and Tim Southee who picked up injuries during the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, he misses out on the pair of games at The Oval on 25th and 27th June.
20 June 2013

Metcalfe Reaches Milestone In Farsley Win

Former Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire batsman Ashley Metcalfe reached an important landmark in his long career when he became only the second player in the history of the JCT 600 Bradford League to score 16,000 runs. Metcalfe, who has been playing in the league for 30 years, scored the three runs he needed in an innings of 13 to pass that coveted landmark while playing in a Second Division match for leaders Farsley against Gomersal.
20 June 2013

Pietersen, Ballance, Rankin In England T20 Squad

Kevin Pietersen is poised to make his England comeback following a long period on the sidelines due to injury after being named in a 14-man squad to play two Twenty20 Internationals against New Zealand. Pietersen, who has not featured for England since March due to a knee injury, will only be available for the second match, on 27th June at The Oval, provided he gets through Surrey's LV County Championship game against Yorkshire, which starts tomorrow (21st June).
20 June 2013

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20 June 2013

Huge Win Keeps York Clear

Leaders York gained a runaway 123-run win over bottom club Rotherham Town in the Yorkshire ECB Premier League. Foundations for York’s 249 for nine were laid by by Liam McKendry (72) and Alex Collins(63), who put on 110 for the fifth wicket. York then bowled out Rotherham for 126 with Dan Woods taking four for 38 and Duncan Snell three for 17. Ben Sanderson was Rotherham’s best bowler with five for 65.
19 June 2013

Furness Stay On Top After Wet Weekend

Furness remain on top of the North Lancashire and Cumbria League Premier Division after both they and nearest challengers Cleator won on a rain-affected weekend. Furness beat Workington by nine wickets, Cleator beat Lindal Moor by six wickets and Cockermouth beat Millom by seven wickets in the only three games that were played to a conclusion.
17 June 2013

Totteridge Milhillians Make Up Ground

Just one point separates Totteridge Milhillians (125) and Old Finchleians (124) at the top of the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League Division One. In what is turning out to be a tightly-contested season, Flitwick (118), Reed (115) and Hertford (111) are also in contention.
17 June 2013

Ealing Beat The Weather To Extend Lead

Ealing took advantage of bad weather elsewhere to establish a 12-point lead over Hampstead at the top of the 2013 Middlesex ECB Premier League. While they managed to defeat Finchley by seven wickets, the remaining four matches were either drawn or abandoned as rain interrupted the programme.
17 June 2013

England Hold Off New Zealand To Reach Semi-Finals

Alastair Cook hit 64 in 47 balls and James Anderson took three wickets as England beat New Zealand by 10 runs to book their place in the ICC Champions Trophy semi-finals. England were bowled out for 169 in a delayed, rain-reduced match and then had to survive a late rally by New Zealand, who closed on 159 for eight.
16 June 2013

Anderson Replaces Elliott In New Zealand Squad

New Zealand have replaced Grant Elliott with Corey Anderson in their ICC Champions Trophy 2013 squad after Elliott suffered a calf injury. Anderson, who has played three Twenty20 Internationals, will make his One-Day International debut against England after the International Cricket Council (ICC) approved the change.
16 June 2013

Richard Gould Breaks 110-Year-Old Record

Record breaker Richard Gould wrote himself into the JCT 600 Bradford League history books with a innings of 218 for Gomersal in a second division match against Great Horton. It is the highest individual score in the league's 110-year history, breaking the previous record set by Azam Khan with 214 for Hartshead Moor against Keighley in 1998, which was equalled only a fortnight ago by Windhill’s overseas batsman Fakhar Hussain, also against Great Horton.
15 June 2013

Australia And New Zealand Suffer Edgbaston Washout

The ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Group A match between Australia and New Zealand at Edgbaston was abandoned due to rain with New Zealand on 51 for two chasing a target of 244. Mitchell McClenaghan took four wickets for the second match in a row to restrict Australia to 243 for eight but the match was in the balance when New Zealand lost two early wickets.
12 June 2013

Bangladesh Begin Preparations For New Zealand Series

Bangladesh have named a 30-man provisional squad ahead of their home series against New Zealand in October and November. With Bangladesh not involved in the ICC Champions Trophy, available players will attend a training camp which begins on 13th June.
11 June 2013

Preview - Australia-New Zealand - Black Caps Favourites?

After a loss in their opening fixture, Australia will have to pull together when they take on a confident New Zealand side in the second group game of the ICC Champions Trophy on Wednesday (12th June). Australia proved to be no match for England as they suffered a 48-run defeat in the opener on Saturday (8th June).
11 June 2013

Clarke Out Of New Zealand Game

Australia captain Michael Clarke is set to miss the next ICC Champions Trophy fixture against New Zealand tomorrow (12th June). Clarke missed the opening 48-run defeat to England due to a long-standing lower back injury.
11 June 2013

Old Finchleians Win Again As Hertford Falter

Old Fincleians preserved their unbeaten record at the top of the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League as Hertford lost theirs, dropping to fourth place in the process. Their defeat to Flitwick, who dismissed them for 73, enabled both Flitwick and Reed to jump ahead of them while Old Finchleians beat Totteridge Milhillians to go six points clear of Flitwick in second place.
10 June 2013

Ealing, Hampstead Win Again To Stay Ahead

There was no change at the top of the 2013 ECB Middlesex Premier League after Ealing beat Hornsey by eight wickets and Hampstead beat Richmond by nine wickets. Ealing, who have now won four times this season, maintain a three-point lead over their nearest challengers.
10 June 2013


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