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Ex-England batsman Hampshire dies

Yorkshire president and former England batsman John Hampshire has died aged 76.

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John Hampshire, former England and Yorkshire batsman, dies aged 76

Hampshire had been Yorkshire president since March 2016Played eight Tests and won County Championship five timesThe former England batsman John Hampshire has died aged 76. Hampshire was a giant of Yorkshire cricket, havi ...

Guardian Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 12:19PM - Read article


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Lloyd signs Glamorgan extension

Glamorgan all-rounder David Lloyd has signed a two-year contract extension to stay at the club until the end of the 2019 season.

Sky Sports Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 12:10PM - Read article


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West Indies cricket aims to be more inclusive as hopes grow for new dawn | Ali Martin

England start their three-match ODI series in Antigua on Friday when they face the world’s No9-ranked side looking for a new start after years of internal strife and conflictIt is at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigu ...

Guardian Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 11:32AM - Read article


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BCCI could be fined for 'surface of Mars' Test pitch in Pune

Indian cricket’s governing body facing $A20,000 fine for ‘poor’ trackExpectation pitch for second Test will be far flatterThe Board of Control for Cricket in India BCCI could be fined almost $A20,000 for producing a “poo ...

Guardian Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 11:29PM - Read article


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Surrey’s Tom Curran called up by England as cover for injured Jake Ball

• Ball to have scan after injury sustained on Monday• Curran in frame to be selected for three ODIs against West IndiesTom Curran has received his first senior England call-up after the Surrey seamer was added to the squ ...

Guardian Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 2:00PM - Read article


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The Spin | Ian Botham’s simple solutions may not save Durham but star quality might

The former England captain joined Durham before their inaugural County Championship season in 1992 but will need to work his magic again if the heavily penalised county are to prosper in the season aheadThe first time Ia ...

Guardian Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 11:32AM - Read article


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Australian spinner's next mission in India: surviving a second Test grind | Adam Collins

With a change in pitch curation likely following Pune’s dry and inconsistent track, Steve O’Keefe and Nathan Lyon will need to find further inspiration in Bangalore Frugal not flashy. Australia’s Plan A for India centred ...

Guardian Monday, 27th February 2017, 7:00PM - Read article


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Sir Ian Botham vows to restore Durham pride after unveiling as chairman

• County club will begin new season with 48-point deduction• ‘Anyone that knows me knows that I don’t go into anything half-cock’‘Sir Ian T Botham OBE,” read the card on the top table at the Chester-le-Street press confe ...

Guardian Monday, 27th February 2017, 3:49PM - Read article


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Botham takes over at Durham

Former England captain Sir Ian Botham has been formally appointed as Durham's new chairman.

Sky Sports Monday, 27th February 2017, 11:50AM - Read article


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Jason Behrendorff embarrasses Victoria with 14-wicket haul

Western Australian paceman ends up with 14-89 in fast bowling clinicBehrendorff took 9-37 to embarrass Victoria in first innings collapseReturning Western Australian paceman Jason Behrendorff has produced a sublime bowli ...

Guardian Sunday, 26th February 2017, 10:30PM - Read article


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England’s Ben Stokes takes guard in hostile West Indies territory | Vic Marks

The all-rounder was smashed to all parts by Carlos Brathwaite in the World Twenty20 final and the Caribbean fans are unlikely to let him forget it in a hurryThe first of three one-day internationals between West Indies a ...

Guardian Sunday, 26th February 2017, 10:30AM - Read article


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Southern Stars fall to New Zealand in first one day international

Australia 275; New Zealand 276-5 (from 49.1 overs)Australia win by five wickets with five balls remainingA beautifully-paced century to Amy Satterthwaite carried New Zealand to a five-wicket win over Australia in the fir ...

Guardian Sunday, 26th February 2017, 7:30AM - Read article


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Australia end wait for win in India as Steve Smith backs his words with action | Adam Collins

The Australia captain and his coach Darren Lehmann have talked of resilience and adaptation after recent disasters, and those qualities were at the fore to end a 13-year wait for a Test win in India4,502. It’s a number S ...

Guardian Saturday, 25th February 2017, 7:00PM - Read article


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Tymal Mills: what makes a player with no Tests or ODIs worth £1.4m in IPL? | Vic Marks

A life-changing back injury, an in-demand angle of delivery and an impressive contacts book have paved the way to riches for the bright EnglishmanThe 21st-century cricketer is so much better at “taking the positives” out ...

Guardian Saturday, 25th February 2017, 12:30PM - Read article


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Steve O’Keefe takes 12 wickets as Australia thrash India inside three days

Australia beat India by 333 runsTest lasted less than three daysLeft-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe took 12 wickets in the match to help Australia beat India by 333 runs on Saturday as the tourists took a 1-0 lead in the four ...

Guardian Saturday, 25th February 2017, 9:45AM - Read article


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India v Australia: first Test, day three – live!

Live updates from the series opener in PuneEmail Adam with your thoughts or tweet him 4.57am GMT 64th over: Australia 199-5 (Smith 83, Wade 18). They’re up for caught behind, but Wade didn’t hit it and Dicky Kettleboroug ...

Guardian Saturday, 25th February 2017, 4:58AM - Read article


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Australia take charge of first Test after Steve O'Keefe skittles India

Australia 260 & 143-4; India 105Hosts’ winning run set to end after stunning collapseThe Australia spinner Steve O’Keefe took six for 35 as India dramatically collapsed on the second day of the first Test in Pune ...

Guardian Friday, 24th February 2017, 12:02PM - Read article


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Compton signs Lord's extension

Nick Compton has signed an extension to his Middlesex contract tying him to Lord's until the end of the 2018 season.

Sky Sports Friday, 24th February 2017, 10:10AM - Read article


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Jess Cameron: the Ashes winner who became an Aussie Rules footballer

Not many Australian cricketers have won an Ashes series in England and a World Twenty20. Cameron has done both – and she is now testing herself in the AFLWBy Jonathan Drennan for Behind the Lines, part of the Guardian Sp ...

Guardian Friday, 24th February 2017, 9:52AM - Read article


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