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County Cricket 2015

Kumar Sangakkara

Overseas Players In County Cricket - Then & Now

Overseas players turning out in county cricket is nothing new, but as Rob Johnston writes, the difference between then and now is striking.

Players from the 18 first-class counties line up at the launch of the 2015 NatWest T20 Blast

What About The NatWest T20 Blast?

Amid much fanfare, the new season of the NatWest T20 Blast was launched at Edgbaston this week. Here, Matt Adams takes a critical look at its role in producing a winning England team of the future.

Fidel Edwards will join Hampshire as a Kolpak player for the 2015 season.

Edwards Ends West Indies Career

West Indies fast bowler Fidel Edwards’ stint with the national side has come to an end following his signing with the English county team Hampshire as a Kolpak player for the 2015 season.

Marcus Trescothick talks to us at Lord's

Exciting Times Ahead For Somerset - Trescothick

Watch as Somerset captain Marcus Trescothick talks about the changes afoot at Taunton and why he sees "exciting times" ahead for the team.

Wasim Khan was unveiled as Leicestershire's new CEO earlier this year

Fresh New Start At Leicestershire - Hoggard

Former Leicestershire captain Matthew Hoggard gives his view on the changes taking place at his old club and he says that they now have the chance to make the best of a fresh new start.

Wasim Khan was unveiled as Leicestershire CEO at Grace Road earlier today

Leicestershire Name New CEO

Leicestershire have confirmed the appointment of Wasim Khan MBE as their new Chief Executive Officer and he will begin his new role in January.

Kevin Pietersen raises his bat

KP Triple Ton Creates History

Kevin Pietersen cracked the highest individual score by a Surrey batsman since 1899 on his way to a breathtaking triple hundred as he continues his bid to make a comeback to the England team.

Action from Kent's Beckenham ground

Outgrounds in county cricket - a dying breed?

Last week, I went to watch Kent play Surrey at Beckenham and it got me thinking about the plight of festival cricket at outgrounds, writes Rob Johnston.

Mark Cosgrove

'Bowlers Are Blokes Who Can't Bat'

Leicestershire's Mark Cosgrove comes up with a tongue-in-cheek response to our question about whether Twenty20 cricket is becoming too much of a batsman's game.

Durham have become the first county to work with isotonic sports drink iPro Sport

iPro Sport To Rehydrate Durham CCC

Durham County Cricket Club have confirmed a partnership with isotonic sports drink producer iPro Sport, who will become their official hydration partner.

We've Got Potential To Win - James Taylor

We've Got Potential To Win - James Taylor

Nottinghamshire batsman James Taylor says that the Outlaws have the potential to challenge on all three fronts this coming season as they bid to win silverware for the first time since 2013.

Is T20 cricket a batsman's game?

Talking Point - Is T20 a batsman's game? Cricket World TV

We have all become used to watching high-scoring Twenty20 games with sixes and fours hit with increasing regularity. But has the game gone too far in the batsmens' favour?

The NatWest T20 Blast is heading towards the end of the group stage

Stat Attack - NatWest T20 Blast weekend preview

We preview this week's NatWest T20 Blast action by picking out the stats that matter ahead of 11 matches that could go a long way towards deciding who reaches the quarter-finals.

Kevin Pietersen

Surrey 'Delighted' To Have Pietersen Back

Surrey Chief Executive Richard Gould tells us that he and the club are "delighted" that Kevin Pietersen is making a return to the club to play county cricket this summer.

Moeen Ali

Is LVCC Division Two producing enough England cricketers?

Rob Johnston asks whether the two-division County Championship is producing enough Test quality cricketers and what the growing gap between the first and second divisions means for England.

Durham celebrate their victory in the 2014 competition

Stat Attack - Royal London One-Day Cup semi-final previews

Ahead of the Royal London One-Day Cup semi-finals on Sunday and Monday, we take a look at some of the key statistics that may have an impact when the four remaining sides battle for a place in the final.

Kevin Pietersen Set To Return To Surrey

KP's Return To Surrey Confirmed

Kevin Pietersen’s return to county cricket has been confirmed as he is set to feature for Surrey in the opening game of the County Championship against Glamorgan on 19th April.

Saeed Ajmal in action for Worcestershire

Stat Attack - NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals preview - Cricket World TV

We preview the four NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals as the race to get to Finals Day reignites with four make-or-break matches to end the week.

Kevin Pietersen

Pietersen Eyes County Return

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has set his eyes on a return to England's domestic Twenty20 cricket tournament with several county teams rumoured to have shown an interest in signing him.

Andrew Gale poses with the LV= County Championship trophy

Stat Attack - LV County Championship week 19 preview - Cricket World TV

There are just a handful of LV= County Championship matches remaining this season and if they avoid defeat against Middlesex, Yorkshire will be confirmed as champions this week.

Jack Brooks predicted a Yorkshire win...in the T20 Blast

Rewind To...Jack Brooks predicts Yorkshire victory - Cricket World TV

As Yorkshire celebrate retaining their County Championship crown, take a look back at fast bowler Jack Brooks' pre-season predictions for the White Rose.

Surrey players celebrate a wicket

Surrey's future in good hands - Ali Brown - Cricket World TV

Surrey second-team coach Ali Brown says the club's youngsters are performing "exceptionally well" and their progress is putting the club in a strong position for the future.

Northamptonshire captain Alex Wakely

Keen to focus on all forms of cricket, not just T20 - Alex Wakely

Northamptonshire are one of three teams trying to join Birmingham and Worcestershire in the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals but captain Alex Wakely says their focus is not just concentrated on the shortest format of the game.

Australia batsman Joe Burns

Middlesex Sign Joe Burns

Australian batsman Joe Burns is all set to join Middlesex in May for the county season as a replacement for fellow team-mate Adam Voges who will be unavailable due to national duty.

Yorkshire's Ryan Sidebottom

Stat Attack - LV County Championship week 17 preview - Cricket World TV

In our latest Stat Attack video, we take a detailed look ahead to the latest round of LV County Championship matches with just over a month of the season remaining.

Gloucestershire's Michael Klinger and team mates celebrate with the trophy after winning the final

Gloucestershire beat Surrey in final despite Dernbach's brilliance

Gloucestershire overcame a magnificent six-wicket haul from Jade Dernbach to defeat Surrey in the final of the Royal London One-Day Cup at Lord's to claim the title.

Lancashire celebrate victory in the NatWest T20 Blast 2015

Lancashire beat Northamptonshire to win T20 Blast

Lancashire beat Northamptonshire by 13 runs in the final of the NatWest T20 Blast at Edgbaston, winning the competition for the first time on their sixth visit to Finals Day.

Warwickshire took home three awards from the 2014 Business of Cricket Awards

Warwickshire Land Awards Treble

Warwickshire were the major winners at the 2014 ECB Business of Cricket Awards, taking home three awards while Lancashire, MCC, Nottinghamshire, Surrey and Worcestershire were also winners.

Alex Hales talks to Cricket World

Alex Hales Harbours Test Ambitions

Nottinghamshire and England batsman Alex Hales has expressed his desire to play for England in the Test arena.

Birmingham Bears players celebrate a wicket

Stat Attack - NatWest T20 Blast 24th July preview - Cricket World TV

The final round of eight NatWest T20 Blast group matches tomorrow (24th July) will determine who makes the quarter-finals - we pick out the key stats for you ahead of the acion.

Tom Abell (right) with Marcus Trescothick

Tom Abell - from Cricket World award contender to LV= Breakthrough Player award winner

Tom Abell first came to our attention thanks to Cricket World profiled club Taunton - one year later, he has been won the 2015 LV= Breakthrough Player award following a stellar season with Somerset.

William Porterfield Urges Warwickshire To Go One Better This Season

Porterfield Upbeat On Warwickshire's Chances

Warwickshire batsman William Porterfield is confident about his side’s chances of winning the County Championship this season.

Ravi Bopara

Stat Attack - NatWest T20 Blast 17th-23rd July preview

In our latest Stat Attack video, we preview the week's NatWest T20 Blast fixtures as teams continue to battle for quarter-final places.

Both Hampshire and Lancashire are in action this weekend

Stat Attack - NatWest T20 Blast 10th-12th July preview

Ahead of another busy weekend of NatWest T20 Blast action, we preview the 14 matches coming up by picking out some of the key statistics relevant to each game in Stat Attack.

Ryan Sidebottom propels Yorkshire to consecutive championship title

Ryan Sidebottom propels Yorkshire to consecutive championship title

Former England fast bowler Ryan Sidebottom bowled a fantastic spell against Middlesex at Lord’s on Wednesday to help Yorkshire retain the LV=County Championship Division One title.

Nutrition X and Yorkshire have continued their partnership

Nutrition X Continue With Yorkshire

Fresh from joining forces with England internationals Heather Knight and Laura Marsh, Nurtition X have confirmed they will partner county champions Yorkshire for a third season.

The new Masuri Stemguard safety attachment

Jimmy Adams To Trial Stemguard

Hampshire captain Jimmy Adams will become the first English county cricketer to trial the new Masuri Stemguard helmet safety attachment.

Batsman Peter Handscomb To Join Gloucestershire

Batsman Peter Handscomb To Join Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Cricket will have both centurions from this year’s Big Bash League (BBL) in their ranks this season after signing hard-hitting batsman Peter Handscomb as their second overseas player for 2015.

Ian Harvey Appointed Gloucestershire Assistant Head Coach

Ian Harvey Appointed Gloucestershire Assistant Head Coach

Gloucestershire Cricket has appointed former Australia international allrounder Ian Harvey as assistant head coach. The 43-year-old won six one-day trophies at the club between 1999 and 2003 and he says is looking forward to trying to bring the glory days back to the Bristol County Ground.