#County Cricket


Shaftab Khalid: Ex-Pears spinner joins Bears as coach from South Asian Cricket Academy

Former Worcestershire spinner Shaftab Khalid gave up county cricket when he failed to make a lasting breakthrough at New Road back in the early 2000s. But 40-year-old Pakistan-born, London-educated Khalid has made a roundabout return to English county cricket by joining Warwickshire's coaching staff. He becomes the latest recruit from...
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Chris Wood: Hampshire seamer agrees new one-year white-ball deal

Hampshire seamer Chris Wood has extended his contract to play limited-overs cricket at the club until the end of the 2023 season. The 32-year-old is the club's all-time leading wicket taker in Twenty20 games with 171 since his debut in 2010 and has claimed 382 wickets in all formats. He...

Pakistan vs England: who could feature in the first test? | Cricket News

England are expected to bring in some new faces for the first Test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi. Ben Stokes is leading his side to their first Test round in Pakistan since 2005, following a summer that saw England win six out of seven Tests. Keaton Jennings, Liam Livingstone and Will...

49 per cent of international cricketers are willing to reject domestic contracts for T20 leagues: poll

The cricket ecosystem is experiencing a paradigm shift as a large proportion of international cricketers other than India are rejecting their respective country’s central contracts to become freelance agents for the T20 leagues around the world, the World Federation of Players, FICA, explained in its annual report. It should be noted that the Indian Players’ Association is not under the aegis of FICA, which does not sample Indian cricketers. According to the latest report, “49 percent would consider turning down a central deal if they were paid more to play in the domestic leagues”.

Indian cricket news, highlights | Ruturaj Gaikwad hits seven sixes off an over video

An Indian batter playing in the quarter final of a List-A one day tournament has belted seven sixes in an over. Ruturaj Gaikwad – who played a single ODI for India against South Africa in October – achieved the feat playing for Maharashtra against Uttar Pradesh in Ahmedabad, in the country’s north-west. He is the first player in the game’s history to achieve it.

Ben Coad signs two-year contract extension

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce that Ben Coad has signed a two-year contract extension, keeping him at the Club until at least October 2025. The seam bowler, who has taken 210 wickets in First Class cricket to date, made his debut for Yorkshire in June 2013. Having come through the pathways, the 28-year-old has cemented himself as the Club’s premier strike bowler, following a break-through year in 2017 when he claimed 53 County Championship wickets.

County Championship 2023 schedule: Champions Surrey to begin title defence against Lancashire

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the men's county and women's regional fixtures for the 2023 season. The men's LV= Insurance County Championship campaign begins on April 6 and each county will play 14 fixtures, with reigning champions Surrey opening their title defence away to Lancashire - the venue where they lifted the trophy last season.

England in Pakistan 2022-23 – Brendon McCullum places

Ah, however what of South Africa? Certain, that did not work firstly. Defeat by an innings and 12 runs inside three days at Lord’s drew loads of pent-up derision from the sidelines, most of it from conventional supporters – a lot of them English – who have been barely put out by the suggestion that they have been those who had bought this format all unsuitable. Cue victories by an innings and 85 runs and 9 wickets to take that sequence with ease, too. Six wins out of seven, two sequence within the bag, one other all-square from 2021. What have been you nervous about?

Can a County Cricketer Earn More Than a State Cricketer?

Often, when people think about cricket, they think of players on the professional level. But what about county cricketers? What are the average salaries for county cricketers? How much sponsorship income do county cricketers earn?. Before diving into these questions, let’s first discuss what county cricket actually is. What...

New High Performance Coach Shaftab keen to develop Club’s “huge talent”

Warwickshire has appointed a new High Performance Coach to work with exciting prospects in our Academy system and help them break into the senior sides. Shaftab Ahmad Khalid, a former off-spinner with Worcestershire who’s represented England A, joins from the South Asian Cricket Academy (SACA). He’ll predominantly work with...

List of batters smashing 6 or more sixes in an over & humiliated bowlers

The thrill of hitting sixes in cricket always speaks volumes and if a batsman hits six sixes in six balls, then it becomes something special as it is a very rare occasion normally . However in the latest such incident Maharashtra & CSK batter Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed 7 sixes in an over off luckless left arm spinner Shiva Singh of UP in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy and one such ball was a no ball in which also a 6 was hit. Gaikwad smashed a double hundred during his rare feat of 7 sixes which is a world record .