Category Archives: England Counties

ECB premier league vision fades with Home Counties break-up

The ECB’s drive to bolster professional cricket by focusing on a premier league structure has been quietly shelved, and there have been suggestions that the policy has actually been reducing the number

Yardy honest about depression

THE Sussex captain Michael Yardy has disclosed he has been suffering from depression, a condition that led to his withdrawal from England’s World Cup campaign before the quarter-final against Sri Lanka in

Neil Carter’s value soars again

THE SUCCESS of Neil Carter in becoming the Most Valuable Player of 2010 is an extraordinary turn-up at the age of 35 three years after his Warwickshire career seemed to have nose-dived.

Worcs swimming against the tide

JUST as Worcestershire are wondering how they can pay for their £15 million hotel and development plans at New Road their chief executive resigns and the captain stands down. Mark Newton ended

Neil Dexter is made Middlesex captain

THE former Kent all-rounder Neil Dexter is to take over the captaincy of Middlesex in his first season after the surprise announcement today that Shaun Udal is to step down. Dexter, 25,

Rainford-Brent with Oval new boys

THE England women batsman Ebony Rainford-Brent has been drafted into the Surrey Academy for 2010 as the only female among six players. Rainford-Brent joins Zafar Ansari, Matthew Dunn, George Edwards, Shaun Cousens

Bangladeshi ready to make history

NEVER before has the first signing of a Bangladeshi in county cricket been greeted with such acclaim. Worcestershire have agreed a contract with Skakib Al Hasan, rated by the ICC computer system