New Zealand

Fakhar Hussein Equals Bradford League Record

Overseas batsman Fakhar Hussain equalled the Bradford League’s highest score of 214 as he helped Windhill to a 115-run win at bottom club Great Horton in the Second Division. Hussain slammed 15 sixes and 20 fours as he equalled the record set by Azam Khan playing for Hartshead Moor against Keighley in 1998. It was only the fifth individual score of more than 200 in the 110 year history of the league.
30 May 2013

Dernbach Added To England ODI Squad

England have added Jade Dernbach to their One-Day International squad as quick bowling cover for Tim Bresnan, whose wife is due to give birth during the series with New Zealand. England take on the Black Caps at Lord's, Southampton and Trent Bridge on 31st May, 2nd June and 5th June and Bresnan will be allowed to leave to be with his wife.
30 May 2013

Tight At The Top After Wet Bank Holiday Weekend

Just two points separate Carlisle (92) and Furness (90) at the top a tightly contested North Lancashire and Cumbria Premier Division Table after the Bank Holiday action. This week, Carlisle beat Wigton by 80 runs and Furness beat Haverigg by six wickets and they are both closely followed by Cleator (84), Haverigg (83) and Keswick (82).
29 May 2013

Four Teams Remain Unbeaten At The Top

Four teams have protected their unbeaten records at the top of the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League and 13 points separate them. Leading the way are Hertford with 67 points ahead of Totteridge Milhillians (63), Old Fincheians (54) and Hitchin (52) close behind.
29 May 2013

Ealing Take Over Top Spot

Ealing sit on top of the 2013 Middlesex ECB Premier League and are one point clear of Teddington after a six-wicket win over Eastcote this weekend. While Ealing (21 points), Hampstead (18) and Stanmore (15) are all unbeaten since the start of the season, Teddington have won two and lost one, their latest victory coming against Hornsey, by the margin of 51 runs.
29 May 2013

England Made To Wait Before Sealing Huge Victory

England were made to wait by both the rain and some dogged New Zealand resistance before eventually claiming a 2-0 series victory with a 247-run win in the second and final Test at Headingley. Lunch was taken early after England had removed Brendon McCullum and following a lengthy delay, New Zealand were bowled out for 220 having been set a nominal 468 to win.
28 May 2013

Luis Reece The Early Leader Of Cricket World Club MVPs

Lancashire, Leeds/Bradford MCCU and Unicorns all-rounder Luis Reece is the early leader of the Cricket World Most Valuable Player Overall Ratings. With the early rounds of the 2013 club cricket season completed and most players, at least in the northern leagues, having played the minimum number of three matches to qualify for an appearance in the ratings, the 22 year-old has emerged as the stand-out player.
24 May 2013

Watling, Martin Out Of Headingley Test, Guptill Returns

New Zealand wicket-keeper BJ Watling has been ruled out of the second and final Test against England which begins at Headingley on Friday with a knee injury. He picked up the injury during New Zealand's 170-run defeat in the opening match at Lord's and will be replaced - as he was at the home of cricket - as wicket-keeper by captain Brendon McCullum.
22 May 2013

Beat The Bookies - England v New Zealand Second Test Top Tips

Try and beat with bookies with our stats update on the second Test Match at Headingley. England convincingly won the opening Test by 170 runs at Lord's, but can they repeat the trick in Leeds?
22 May 2013

Bracewell Replaces Ellis In New Zealand Champions Trophy Squad

New Zealand have replaced injured all-rounder Andrew Ellis with fast bowler Doug Bracewell in their 15-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy. Ellis was ruled out of the tournament earlier this month with a broken rib and will also miss the three One-Day Internationals against England which begin later this month.
21 May 2013

Bell Fit For Second Test As England Unchanged

Batsman Ian Bell has been passed fit and England have named an unchanged 12-man squad for the second and final Test against New Zealand. Bell struggled throughout the opening Test in Lord's - won so impressively by England - with a bout of tonsillitis but has been cleared to play at Headingley from Friday (24th May).
21 May 2013

Broad Best Demolishes New Zealand

A Test match that has swung this way and that throughout finally lurched towards England for one last decisive time as they humbled New Zealand for just 68 to win by 170 runs not long after lunch on day four. Stuart Broad answered his critics in the best possible manner by taking a career-best seven for 44 as the tourists folded.
19 May 2013

Manningham Mills Take Over Top Spot

Manningham Mills are the new leaders of the JCT 600 Bradford League First Division after gaining maximum points as they beat Baildon by 88 runs at Scotchman Road. Opener Adal Islam was top scorer against his old club with 80 not out in Mills' formidable total of 264-5.
17 May 2013

Jonny Moxon Plays Starring Role For York

Jonny Moxon, son of Yorkshire's Director of Cricket, Martyn Moxon, played a key role with his pace bowling in York’s seven home win against Doncaster Town. Opener Simon Widdup and James Stuart put together a third wicket stand of 147 as Doncaster totalled 221-8 with Widdup hitting 11 fours and two sixes in his 101 while Stuart struck seven fours and two sixes in his innings of 71, Moxon taking 4-34.
17 May 2013

Beat The Bookies - England v New Zealand Top Tips

Try and beat the bookies with the following stats and facts to assist you when you place your bet. bet365 make England 8/11 favourites to win the game with the draw available at 6/4 and New Zealand 11/1 outsiders - but read on for the stats...
15 May 2013

Wet Weekend In North Lancs And Cumbria League

In scenes reminiscent of 2012, the entire programme in the North Lancashire and Cumbria Premier and First Divisions was washed out this weekend. The lack of action means that Haverigg (61), Furness (54) and Cleator (50) lead the way at the top of the Premier Division while in the First Division, Egremont are on top with 63 points, Cletaor II are six points behind and Cockermouth II have 54 points in third place.
13 May 2013

Slow Start To Saracens Hertfordshire League

There were no positive results in the opening weekend of the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League but Totteridge Milhillians sit on top of the table with 17 points. Old Finchleians come next with 16 and St Albans are third with 11.
13 May 2013

Finchley, Teddington Set Early Middlesex Pace

Teddington and Finchley top the early 2013 Middlesex ECB Premier League after winning their opening matches against Richmond and Eastcote. Eastcote were subsequently docked 10 points for fielding an understrength team, which nevertheless only went down by one wicket.
13 May 2013

Rain Brings Early End To New Zealand Tour Game

The expected rain arrived early in the afternoon to bring an early end to New Zealand's final warm-up match ahead of next week's first Test, and thus deny Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor the opportunity to add to their tally of a single innings on tour. The New Zealanders did finally dismiss Joe Root in the play that was possible in the morning but not before he had made 179.
12 May 2013

Bresnan, Swann Back For Opening New Zealand Test

England have recalled bowlers Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan to their 12-man squad for the opening Test against New Zealand, which begins on Thursday (16th May). Both men missed the winter series in New Zealand to undergo elbow surgery but they have made successful returns to action with their counties and are back in contention for selection.
11 May 2013


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