Lanning to miss WBBL as break from the game continues

Australia captain Meg Lanning will miss the WBBL with Melbourne Stars as she continues her indefinite break from the game. Lanning stepped away following Australia’s Commonwealth Games gold-medal success in Birmingham and it remains unclear when, or if, she will return. “The club respects her decision and asks that her privacy continue to be respected,” a Stars statement said. Stars will need to find a new captain for their WBBL…

September 26, 2022
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MCC U-turn as Eton-Harrow fixture is reinstated following members' revolt

MCC has performed a U-turn over the cancellation of its traditional Eton-Harrow and Oxford-Cambridge fixtures at Lord’s, following a rebellion by a prominent group of members. The fixtures, which have been held at Lord’s (with rare exceptions) since 1805 and 1851 respectively, are among the longest-running annual sporting rivalries in the world. However, both were due to be removed from the venue from 2023 onwards, with MCC announcing in February…

September 26, 2022
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Nathan Gilchrist stranded on hat-trick overnight after his five-for boosts Kent's survival hopes

Somerset 195 for 9 (Goldsworthy 93*, Gilchrist 5-55) vs Kent Would you rather be waiting overnight on a hat-trick or a hundred? The answer here at Canterbury was surely the former. Because Nathan Gilchrist, previously of Somerset, already has five wickets against his old team. In doing so, he has helped reduce them to 195 for 9. In Kent’s battle against relegation, the three bowling points go some way to…

September 26, 2022
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Middlesex keep eyes on the prize as Toby Roland-Jones harries Worcestershire

Worcestershire 167 for 8 (D’Oliveira 44, Roland-Jones 3-32) vs Middlesex It is the last week of the season and suddenly it seemed so at New Road this morning. Full daylight came late to the city and Middlesex’s players seemed to be wearing an extra layer each as they strolled across the Worcester Bridge to the cricket ground. Travelling in the other direction, lines of commuter traffic took people to other,…

September 26, 2022
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Jahanara, Fargana return to Bangladesh squad for Women's T20 Asia Cup

Jahanara Alam is one among three players who have made their way back into the Bangladesh squad for the 2022 Women’s T20 Asia Cup that begins next month in Sylhet. Fargana Hoque and Fariha Trisna have also been drafted into the squad that won the Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Related Bangladesh and Ireland qualify for 2023 women’s T20 World Cup Women’s T20 Asia Cup:…

September 26, 2022
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Lamichhane 'upset and unwell' by arrest warrant issued in his name

Two weeks after the Nepal police issued an arrest warrant in Sandeep Lamichhane‘s name, the cricketer has come out with a statement that the case has made him unwell, affecting him mentally and physically and added that he is planning to return to Nepal when his health improves. When news of Lamichhane’s arrest warrant was made public – for alleged coercion of another person – on September 8, he was…

September 26, 2022
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Matthew Fisher four-for a tonic for Yorkshire – but they're not safe yet

Yorkshire 80 for 3 (Lyth 44) trail Gloucestershire (Bracey 71, Fisher 4-45) by xx runs The definition of optimism, as far as Yorkshire cricket is concerned, has been to gaze upon Matthew Fisher in full flow and say: “This time will be the one, this time the injuries will relent and finally an England bowler will fall upon us.” Fisher has brought delight to the start and end of the…

September 26, 2022
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Sam Conners claims five as Derbyshire make early running against Leicestershire

Derbyshire 57 for 0 (Reece 26*, Godleman 25*) trail Leicestershire 249 (Scriven 53, Conners 5-51) by 192 runs England Lions fast bowler Sam Conners returned his best Championship figures of the season as Derbyshire made the early running on the opening day of the LV=Insurance match against Leicestershire at Derby. Conners took 5 for 51 and pace partner Ben Aitchison 3 for 46 to bowl Leicestershire out for 249 with…

September 26, 2022
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Rob Yates, Dom Sibley help Warwickshire keep the dream alive

Warwickshire 138 for 2 (Yates 77*, Sibley 54) vs Hampshire Warwickshire retained their sliver of hope of avoiding relegation from LV=Insurance County Championship Division One with a solid start with the bat on the opening day against Hampshire at Edgbaston. First team coach Mark Robinson admitted before the match that Warwickshire need “a lot to go our way” for them to stay up. First and foremost they have to win…

September 26, 2022
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Keaton Jennings 190* helps Lancashire into dominant position against champions

Lancashire 414 for 5 (Jennings 190*, Croft 86, Balderson 53*) vs Surrey An unbeaten 190 from Keaton Jennings and half-centuries by Steven Croft and George Balderson put Lancashire firmly in control of this final LV=Insurance County Championship of the season against champions Surrey after they compiled a mammoth opening day total of 414 for 5. Jennings’ superlative knock was a timely reminder to a wider audience of his skills in…

September 26, 2022
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