Glamorgan cricketer Mark Wallace pays a personal tribute to John Derrick, the former club player and coach who died aged 54.
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James Vince and George Bailey are to share the Hampshire captaincy in the coming season.
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Former England Test captain Alastair Cook is available for Essex’s three opening County Championship games of the season.
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Lancashire coach Glen Chapple says his squad is well balanced for the County Championship following winter signings.
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• Former Pakistan spinner set to work with senior side, Lions and Under-19s
• Shashank Manohar reverses decision to stand down as ICC chairman
Saqlain Mushtaq is close to agreeing a two-year deal as England’s spin-bowling consultant, a role that will see the former Pakistan international work with players in the men’s national team, the Lions and the Under-19s.
The 40-year-old joined the senior side’s staff for a brief spell during the Old Trafford Test last summer before touring Bangladesh and India during the winter, with both Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid, England’s first-choice spinners, glowing in praise of his methods.
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Before the Champions Trophy and an Ashes series the Australian intends leaving no stone unturned watching emerging players in the County Championship
A few things have become familiar in Trevor Bayliss’s time as England coach. The wide-brimmed floppy atop his head and permanent long sleeves – Bayliss, like so many Australians, is all too aware of the sun’s threat to those who spend a lifetime working in its glare – is one. A grinning, if not always winning, England team is another. So are the stern look and discreet style – pronouncements, public or private – come only when absolutely necessary.
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Kent appoint former Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie as an assistant coach on a short-term contract.
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Derbyshire abandon their regular pre-season tour to sunnier climes and opt to stay closer to home to hone their skills.
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Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi hopes playing in Nottinghamshire’s T20 campaign in 2017 will lead to a longer stay in England.
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Former Glamorgan coach and player John Derrick, who played over 200 matches for the county, dies at the age of 54.
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Hampshire leg-spinner Mason Crane intends to stay level-headed after an eventful winter in Australia and UAE.
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Australia all-rounder John Hastings reports fit ahead of his contracted full season’s duty with Worcestershire.
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Yorkshire captain and England batsman Gary Ballance signs a new contract with his county until the end of the 2019 season.
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It has taken a father’s obsession and a brother’s sacrifice to create the brightest cricketing prospect England has seen in years. Tim Lewis meets ‘Baby Boycott’
As the Observer’s photographer, Murdo, is about to take his first picture, Haseeb Hameed moves a step to the side, like he might do on the cricket field to interrupt the run-up of a bowler while he readies himself. “Hang on,” he says, before standing on one leg, hopping for balance. He removes first one sock, then the other and slips his bare feet back into his loafers. Hameed continues: “It was cold when I put them on this morning.”
It’s still pretty chilly for bare ankles now, to be fair, as we stand on a terraced street in south Bolton in mid-January. Murdo, as Scottish as shortbread, looks on approvingly. “You’re a hard man,” he says, before clicking the shutter.
My dad’s always had a dream of one of his sons playing for England
Personally I don’t want to put my success down to talent. I’m a believer in work
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Yorkshire re-sign Australia one-day batsman Travis Head as an overseas player for their 2017 T20 Blast campaign.
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The locals appear to have little interest in English cricket’s experiment in the UAE but the players are fighting for their futures – and South’s 10-wicket win over North will have given Andrew Strauss much to ponder
At times since he became the England director of cricket in 2015, it has seemed Andrew Strauss would do anything to remedy a World Cup record he this week described as “awful”. So, for reasons of climate and provision, he has brought an eclectic mix of 26 players to Dubai and split them down the middle based on the latitude of their counties. In the first game, things could barely have got off to a more sedate start, as the Southerners sauntered to the simplest of victories by 10 wickets with 99 balls to spare.
If initial interest is limited, the players are certainly taking it seriously because the management are treating it like a formal trial, an assessment of their suitability and readiness for international cricket; all week, silent judgments have been made on fitness, organisation and attitude.
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