Essex entertain Kent in tonight’s Friends Life t20 tie at the Ford County Ground without opening batsman Ravi Bopara. The day-nighter is the Eagles’ first home match in the South Group, but they will have to do without Bopara as he prepares for the final NatWest Series one-day international against West Indies. Young seamer Reece … Continue reading
Chris Wright expressed his relief at playing Division One cricket as he admitted he didn’t expect to be here after his release from Essex last August. Wright has made a sublime start to his first full-season with the Bears claiming 15 wickets at an average just over 20 in their opening four Championship games. But … Continue reading
Following Paul Collingwood’s retirement, England took the brave decision to replace him with Eoin Morgan, a proven One-Day and Twenty20 player, but a player with what can only be explained as an average first-class record. Occasionally selectors manage to pull-one out of the bag, selecting someone with a modest record, who then proves himself better at playing … Continue reading
Derbyshire’s LV = County Championship player of the year Tony Palladino believes he still has more to offer in the shorter forms of the game. Palladino claimed 52 wickets in the Championship in his first year with the Falcons after he was released by Essex in 2010. In the one-day format he claimed six wickets … Continue reading
CB40 holders Surrey have been drawn against runners-up Somerset in the 2012 competition – and semi-finalists Durham have also been thrown into a tough-looking Group B.