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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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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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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Nottinghamshire sign Australia paceman James Pattinson as an overseas replacement for injured compatriot Peter Siddle.
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Playing in more T20 tournaments can improve English cricketers, says Sam Billings as he prepares for this year’s IPL
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England fast bowler Mark Wood takes his first wicket of the year as North beat Worcestershire, while South beat UAE in Dubai
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