Shreck denies 'kill' threat
Leicestershire bowler Charlie Shreck has denied reports he threatened to "kill" Loughborough University batsman Hasan Azad during a match last week.
Sky Sports Friday, 7th April 2017, 5:30PM - Read article
The IPL is back: cue bedlam, squeals, thunder and pure cricketing energy
The commentary is awful and the fielding is terrible but T20 franchise cricket positively writhes with energy – the counties cannot ignore the heat and lightBen Stokes held his nerve pretty well for the first half of the ...
Guardian Friday, 7th April 2017, 5:14PM - Read article
County Championship cricket: day one of the new season - live!
Updates from day one of the Specsavers County Championship seasonFans from the 18 counties share their predictionsEmail: Will.Macpherson.firstname.lastname@example.org | @Willis_Macp 2.28pm BST So now he has 1,000 catches.100 ...
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Man who beat wife with cricket bat is jailed after misleading court
Mustafa Bashir sentenced to 18 months in prison after Leicestershire County Cricket Club job claim turns out to be falseA man who beat his wife with a cricket bat and forced her to drink bleach has been jailed for 18 mon ...
Guardian Friday, 7th April 2017, 2:25PM - Read article
County cricket financial healthcheck: the bottom lines around the country
While Surrey have an annual revenue of around £32m and Somerset are the model non-Test county, times are tough at Northamptonshire and DurhamEssex Related: County Championship cricket: day one of the new season - live! C ...
Guardian Friday, 7th April 2017, 11:26AM - Read article
County Cricket Quiz
The domestic cricket season is finally here!
Sky Sports Friday, 7th April 2017, 9:50AM - Read article
County Championship 2017: fans from the 18 counties share their predictions
We asked cricket supporters across the country what their hopes are ahead of the new seasonIn recent years we have relied too much on local young lads, who have been chucked in at the deep end without adequate support fr ...
Guardian Friday, 7th April 2017, 9:00AM - Read article
Australian cricketer Steve O'Keefe fined $20,000 for drunk comments
O’Keefe will be excluded from playing in the Matador Cup competitionSpinner was also fined $10,000 last year for offensive behaviour at a pubAustralian spinner Steve O’Keefe has been fined $20,000 for making inappropriat ...
Guardian Friday, 7th April 2017, 2:15AM - Read article
Leicestershire get points deduction
Leicestershire will start the new Specsavers County Championship Division Two season with a 16-point deduction.
Sky Sports Thursday, 6th April 2017, 6:51PM - Read article
Leicestershire docked 16 points on eve of County Championship season
• Punishment relates to incident involving bowler Charlie Shreck• County fined £5,000 with captain, Mark Cosgrove, banned for a matchLeicestershire will start their County Championship campaign on Friday on minus 16 poin ...
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Podmore joins Glamorgan on loan
Middlesex seamer Harry Podmore has returned to Glamorgan for a second loan spell on the eve of the new county season.
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Pundits' county picks
Will Middlesex retain the County Championship title they won in such dramatic fashion last season?
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County Championship 2017: Divisions One and Two – team-by-team guide
Surrey’s signings make them a good bet for the title, though Middlesex and Somerset should challenge again while Sussex have solid promotion credentials Related: County Championship 2017: how will your cricket team fare ...
Guardian Thursday, 6th April 2017, 11:14AM - Read article
Colly: Durham hungry to hit back
Paul Collingwood says Durham are desperate to hit back hard after their "brutal" relegation from the Specsavers County Championship Division One by claiming an unlikely return at the first attempt.
Sky Sports Thursday, 6th April 2017, 9:43AM - Read article
Cricket is fierce in Mumbai's field of dreams
At the Oval Maidan recreation ground in Mumbai young cricketers can imagine they are the next MS Dhoni or Virat KohliIndia is home to many religions: Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist, Christian and more. But they say the No ...
Guardian Thursday, 6th April 2017, 6:18AM - Read article
Cricketer's suspended sentence for beating wife with bat to be reviewed
Judge orders review of Mustafa Bashir’s sentence because ‘further information’ has become available to courtA man who beat his wife with a cricket bat and forced her to drink bleach is to have his sentence reviewed. Must ...
Guardian Wednesday, 5th April 2017, 2:06PM - Read article
Cook v Anderson off: former England captain out of Essex’s opener
• Former England captain had been cleared to face Lancashire• Cook must wait until second match of season against SomersetAlastair Cook will miss Essex’s first Specsavers County Championship match of the season against L ...
Guardian Wednesday, 5th April 2017, 12:06PM - Read article
Cook to miss opener for Essex
Alastair Cook will miss Essex's County Championship opener against Lancashire with a hip problem.
Sky Sports Wednesday, 5th April 2017, 11:44AM - Read article
Wisden accolade caps stellar year for Warwickshire’s Chris Woakes
• England player is named as one of publication’s five cricketers of the years• Others are Ben Duckett, Toby Roland-Jones, Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis KhanChris Woakes of Warwickshire has been named as one of Wisden’s five ...
Guardian Wednesday, 5th April 2017, 8:30AM - Read article
Wisden comes out fighting and backs free-to-air cricket coverage in UK
• Almanack defends decision of Morgan and Hales not to tour Bangladesh• Wisden also praises timing of Alastair Cook’s resignation as Test captainWisden has come out swinging this year with the 154th edition, to be publis ...
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