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‘I believe strongly in the county game’s value’ – Ed Smith defends Adil Rashid selection | Cricket Bats | England

Ed Smith, the England national selector, has defended the selection of Adil Rashid for next week’s first Test against India at Edgbaston, in spite of his unavailability for Yorkshire in red-ball cricket, saying that the decision was taken with the full approval of both his fellow selectors and England’s Test captain Joe Root, with Yorkshire […]

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County professionals call for retention of two-divisional Championship | Cricket Bats | England

Professional cricketers in England and Wales have come out overwhelmingly in favour of the retention of a two-division Championship with promotion and relegation in a powerful message to the ECB working group currently debating the future structure of the first-class game. The players’ message will quicken the belief that a move to a Conference system […]

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Steve Rhodes earns redemption after Worcestershire sacking with new county scout role | Cricket Bats | England

Steve Rhodes has been given an opportunity to revive his cricketing career after being named as one of England’s new selection scouts. Rhodes, the former England keeper, was sacked by Worcestershire in January after it emerged that, for several months, he had concealed from the club’s hierarchy the arrest of a young player – Alex […]

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County cricket: Somerset v Hants, Surrey thrash Yorkshire and more – live! | Sport | Cricket Bats | Cricket Bat News

Hello! Welcome to the final day of this round of Championship games – the last for a while. Of course the sun is out, the elderflower nearly in bloom and the season off to a flyer. Four games remain in play today: Surrey v Yorkshire: Surrey 414; Yorkshire 229 and 142 for 5 (Bairstow 25, […]

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Wales sign up Rachel Priest for 2018 County season | Cricket Bats | England

New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Rachel Priest has joined Wales women as their first-ever overseas signing, ahead of their 2018 English domestic campaign. She will look to spur Wales’ bid for promotion to Division One of both the Women’s County One-Day Championship and the Women’s County T20. Priest, who last played for New Zealand at the 2017 […]

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Surrey open to Warner, Smith county deals | Cricket Bats | Australia

Surrey head coach Michael Di Venuto has left the door ajar for David Warner and Steven Smith to play for the county during their ball-tampering bans if the ECB were to permit the pair to be available for the English domestic game. Di Venuto is a former Australia batting coach, having held the role from […]

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Aaron signs county deal with Leicestershire for early summer | Cricket Bats | England

India fast bowler Varun Aaron will use the coming summer to play county cricket for Leicestershire after he went unsold in the IPL auction earlier this year. Aaron will represent Leicestershire in place of Pakistan seamer Mohammad Abbas, who will have international commitments as Pakistan tour Ireland, England and Scotland in the early part of […]

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Carberry in, McKay out at Leicestershire | Cricket Bats | County Cricket

Michael Carberry has signed a two-year deal with Leicestershire. Carberry, the former England opener, joined the club from Hampshire on loan in August, with a brief return to the Hampshire side on T20 Finals Day. While he has not enjoyed an especially prolific start to life with Leicestershire – he has scored 42 runs in […]

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From Boyzone to No-Go Zone | Cricket Bats | County Cricket

Matt Walker, Kent’s head coach, says there are questions to answer after their match against Derbyshire at Chesterfield, rescheduled due to a pop concert at their headquarters in Derby, was abandoned without a ball being bowled in the entire game. Umpires Stephen Gale and Billy Taylor decided there could be no play on day four […]

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Spectators walk out of Cardiff stalemate | Cricket Bats | County Cricket

Glamorgan 442 (Carlson 191, Salter 84, Payne 3-65, Taylor 3-50) and 353 for 3 dec ( Selman 142*, Salter 88*) drew with Gloucestershire 399 for 8 dec (Howell 163, Bracey 156) Glamorgan supporters would have been heartened by the performances of their young batsmen on the final day of their last home game of the […]

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