Robin Marlar, former Sussex captain and Sunday Times correspondent, dies aged 91

Robin Marlar, the former Sussex captain, MCC president, and long-time cricket correspondent for the Sunday Times, has died at the age of 91. As an offspinner who claimed 970 wickets in an 18-season first-class career, Marlar came close to England selection on a number of occasions in the 1950s, but was kept out of the side by the great Jim Laker, not to mention Fred Titmus and David Allen, both…

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Ganguly: Bumrah is not out of the T20 World Cup yet

The BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is not yet giving up on injured India strike bowler Jasprit Bumrah turning up in Australia to participate in the T20 World Cup. Bumrah was rushed to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru from Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday to undergo scans on his back after being ruled out of the ongoing three-match T20I series against South Africa. Related Timeline – how injuries have kept Bumrah out…

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Gaikwad 'waiting for the moment' to play at 'electrifying' Chepauk in CSK colours in IPL 2023

Ruturaj Gaikwad is “waiting for the moment” that Chennai Super Kings return to Chepauk, which is the ground where “it all started” for him. Since Covid-19 hit, the IPL has had to adapt and make do without its usual home-and-away format. In 2020, it took place behind closed doors in the UAE. In 2021, it had to be suspended midway and then shifted overseas. In 2022, all 74 matches were…

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Steve Patterson retires from first-class cricket following final match for Yorkshire

Steve Patterson has announced his retirement from first-class cricket at the age of 38, in the wake of Yorkshire’s relegation from Division One of the County Championship. Patterson, who made his List A debut for Yorkshire as a 19-year-old in 2003, stepped down from the club captaincy in July, after being informed that his contract would not be renewed. And now he has now confirmed in a statement that he…

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Joe Root puts golf before Yorkshire, in symptom of system in crisis

It was the photograph that did it. Joe Root pictured on a Scottish golf course while Yorkshire supporters were coming to terms with relegation. Root, the epitome of Yorkshire cricket, grinning broadly alongside Michael Vaughan, Kevin Pietersen and Piers Morgan (none of them particularly renowned for checking the county cricket scores), on a day that had reduced many White Rose loyalists to dismay. Beaming with pleasure alongside Piers Morgan is…

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India to depart for Australia on October 6 for preparatory camp ahead of T20 World Cup

The Indian team is set to depart for Australia on October 6, two days after the conclusion of the T20I series against South Africa, for a preparatory camp ahead of the T20 World Cup. India will train in Perth till October 13 where they are also slated to play a practice game against Western Australia before they proceed to Brisbane to take on Australia and New Zealand in two more…

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England field first in must-win encounter; Haris debuts for Pakistan

Toss England won the toss and chose to bowl against Pakistan England won the toss and elected to bowl first in the sixth T20I against Pakistan in Lahore. In a must-win game for the visitors, who trail the seven-match series 3-2, England made two changes to their side. Mark Wood and Chris Woakes were rested with Reece Topley and Richard Gleeson coming into the starting eleven. “The wicket will stay…

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Spirited Western Australia chase falls short as NSW get first win

New South Wales 4 for 175 (Burns 54*) beat Western Australia 213 (Carmichael 68, Mooney 53, Brown 4-41) by eight runs (DLS method) New South Wales secured their first victory of the season after Erin Burns led a fightback with the bat then they held off a spirited chase by Western Australia. Rain ended the home side’s innings after 32.5 overs and by the time it relented Western Australia required…

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Ian Salisbury departs co-head coach position at Sussex

Sussex have announced that Ian Salisbury, the club’s Championship and 50-over coach, will leave his position at the end of the season. Salisbury had reportedly been placed on gardening leave following a non-cricketing dispute with one of his players. Salisbury was appointed as co-head coach, alongside James Kirtley, in 2020. He inherited a young squad and, despite several players making good progress, Sussex have won just twice in red-ball cricket…

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Meredith shines with career-best haul for early pacesetters Tasmania

Tasmania 4 for 168 (McDermott 70) beat Queensland 164 (Meredith 5-26) by six wickets Tasmania emerged as the early season pacesetters in the Marsh Cup after a super performance from paceman Riley Meredith and another half-century from Ben McDermott in a six-wicket win over Queensland. Meredith took two wickets in his first spell and three in the second after Tasmania captain Jordan Silk put Queensland in at Brisbane’s Allan Border…

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