County Team News
Scott Elstone says the squad are looking forward to testing themselves against international outfit New Zealand in Abu Dhabi tomorrow; 10.30am start (UK time). Elstone – who claimed four wickets and added 29 with the bat in the six-wicket win against Worcestershire on Tuesday – is expecting a tough contest but says the squad go into the fixture full of confidence.
Essex’ Ravi Bopara has taken top spot of the Twenty20 MVP England rankings ahead of the second T20 International versus West Indies this evening. Ravi Bopara has moved to the top of the England FTI Most Valuable Player Twenty20 table after a solid all-round performance in the opening match in the Caribbean.
There are now just 30 places left at the first ever Surrey Cricket Board Club Conference – which will be hosted at the Kia Oval on Sunday March 23rd. The Conference offers delegates from clubs within Surrey an action packed day that offers thought provoking workshops on vital areas of club development, key note speakers…The post Roll Up For The SCB Club Conference appeared first on SurreyCCC.
Graeme Welch (pictured) says the appointment of the Club’s first ever Elite Cricket Performance Analyst is the final piece in his ambitious coaching jigsaw as Derbyshire push for success. Nick Kesingland, who previously worked at fellow first-class county Essex, has been appointed as the Club’s new analyst and will join Welch’s coaching set-up in time to prepare for the new LV= County Championship season.
Graeme Smith has hailed new Surrey Head Coach Graham Ford as the right man to take the Club forward. Speaking to Surrey TV on the club’s pre-season tour in Cape Town, Smith was convinced that the man who was South African coach when he made his debut is an excellent appointment. “Fordy has a very…The post Smith Praises Ford Appointment appeared first on SurreyCCC.
Derbyshire maintained their winning start to pre-season with a six-wicket win over Worcestershire in a Twenty20 fixture in Abu Dhabi. Scott Elstone bowled an inspired spell of bowling, claiming four wickets, to turn the tide after Worcestershire had made a good start. Elstone was ably assisted by Tom Knight and Tony Palladino as Daryl Mitchell’s side ended their 20 overs on 126-9.
Tom Curran took 4-40 but Surrey ended up on the wrong end of a 36 run defeat against a Western Province XI at Newlands today. Set 215 to win Surrey looked in a good position with Rory Burns (56) and Arun Harinath (28) at the crease. But they then lost regular wickets and could not…The post Curran shines at Newlands appeared first on SurreyCCC.
Rory Burns struck a century for Surrey against a Western Province XI but the home side won at Newlands by six wickets. Burns made 106 as Surrey posted 241-7 at Newlands. The home side reached their victory target thanks to an unbeaten fifth wicket partnership that was worth 164.
Derbyshire made a winning start to their pre-season tour of Abu Dhabi, defeating Worcestershire by 126 runs in a 50-over contest. Wes Durston top-scored with an excellent 94 off 74 balls, while Stephen Moore, making his first outing for the Club, added 74 off 78 balls, as Derbyshire posted 342 off their 50 overs.
Derbyshire County Cricket Club has confirmed that Peter Burgoyne has been granted an extended period of absence. Peter has been struggling with stress-related issues for some time and the Club, the PCA and Peter have agreed that he should be allowed to have time away from the professional game to focus on his recovery.
Surrey captain Graeme Smith has paid tribute to the Brown Caps fans who have been contacting him since he was forced to return home last year with an ankle injury. Speaking exclusively to Surrey TV as he met up with the squad on the club’s pre-season tour of Cape Town, Smith, who this week announced…The post Smith Pays Tribute to Surrey Fans appeared first on SurreyCCC.
With the onset of spring, tickets are already selling fast for Derbyshire’s three all ticket matches this summer. Due to heavy demand, each of the three fixtures below were declared all ticket following the announcement of the fixture schedule in November. Date Competition Opposition Venue StartFriday 6 June NatWest T20 Blast Notts Outlaws Derby 7pmTuesday 1st July Tour Match Day 1 India Derby 11amWednesday 2nd July Tour Match Day 2 India Derby 11amThursday 3rd July Tour Match Day 3 India Derby 11amSunday 13th July NatWest T20 Blast Yorkshire Vikings Chesterfield 2.30pm Last season’s Twenty20 clash with Nottinghamshire was a complete sell-out, while the limited overs fixture with Yorkshire was attended by over 4,000 supporters at the picturesque Queen’s Park, Chesterfield.
The Kia Oval will be hosting the NatWest T20 Blast clash between the Middlesex Panthers and Somerset on Wednesday June 18th. It is the second time Middlesex have played a home T20 match at The Oval, after their 2008 quarter-final victory over Lancashire was staged at the ground six years ago. The game will be…The post Middlesex – Somerset at Kia Oval appeared first on SurreyCCC.
Chesney Hughes says he is looking forward to returning to competitive action this week when the squad jet off to Abu Dhabi for their pre-season tour. The powerful all-rounder has spent the winter recovering from shoulder surgery he underwent at the close of the 2013 campaign. The injury had prevented him from bowling last season, but after five months of rehabilitation, the 23-year-old says he is now fully fit again and is looking forward to returning to competitive action during Derbyshire’s trip to the United Arab Emirates
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