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Surrey sign Aaron Finch to replace Kumar Sangakkara
Surrey sign Aaron Finch to replace Kumar Sangakkara

Finch is currently one of the most destructive batsmen in the world. English county cricket club Surrey on Monday announced the signing of Australia Twenty20 captain Aaron Finch for the next season. Finch will replace veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara while the former Sri Lanka skipper is away at the Caribbean Premier League, due to start in July.The 29-year-old opener is currently one of the most destructive batsmen in

Feb 1 2016
Matthew Hobden was celebrating New Year with friends when he died
Matthew Hobden was celebrating New Year with friends when he died

England's cricketers wore black armbands in memory of HobdenFew days after Matthew Hobden’s sad passing, his family have released a statement explaining that he was with his friends in Scotland, celebrating New Year. The 22-year-old fast bowler’s body was discovered by police at a property in Forres, near Inverness.In a statement released through Police Scotland, his family said: "We are deeply saddened by the sudden death of

Jan 7 2016
Former Warwickshire bowler Tom Allin dies aged 28
Former Warwickshire bowler Tom Allin dies aged 28

Days after Hobden's passing, Allin becomes the latest cricketing tragedy of 2016Former Warwickshire fast bowler Tom Allin, aged 28, has passed away. The news of his passing was announced by his county, although the police are yet to confirm the cause of his death.In a statement, the county said: “Everyone at Edgbaston is immensely saddened by the news that former Warwickshire Fast Bowler Tom Allin has died. Tom was an incredibly popular

Jan 7 2016
Sussex fast bowler Matthew Hobden dies aged 22
Sussex fast bowler Matthew Hobden dies aged 22

Hobden was on England’s radarsSussex fast bowler Matthew Hobden, aged 22, has passed away. The news of his passing was announced late on Saturday evening,by his county club.The club said in a statement: “Sussex Cricket is deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Matthew Hobden. Matthew was an exciting young cricketer with a big future ahead of him in the game. He was a fantastic individual who had progressed through Susse

Jan 3 2016
Ross Taylor to play for Sussex
Ross Taylor to play for Sussex

The Kiwi batsman would be playing for Sussex, and help them reclaim their Division One status. New Zealand middle-order batsman, Ross Taylor, has signed up for a county stint with Sussex, the Division Two English county club, and is supposed to play all three formats for them from mid-April to July before NZ leave for their tours of Zimbabwe and South Africa. Taylor has been signed as an overseas player, after the Australian, Stev

Former Somerset batsman Ashar Zaidi alleges racism in English County cricket
Former Somerset batsman Ashar Zaidi alleges racism in English County cricket

Ashar Zaidi played for Somerset County Cricket Club last seasonYoung English fast bowler Craig Overton, who has been part of England's one-day squad had allegedly racially slured Pakistan born ex-Sussex player Ashar Zaidi during a County Championship match last season. Overton allegedly told Zaidi to "get back to your own f****** country". The former Sussex batsman Ashar Zaidi has demanded an apology and acc

Dec 15 2015
B.B. Nimbalkar - Only Indian to score quadruple ton in first-class cricket
B.B. Nimbalkar - Only Indian to score quadruple ton in first-class cricket

BB Nimbalkar – A forgotten hero in Indin cricket Bhausaheb Bhausaheb Nimbalkar, also know as B.B. Nimbalkar, is the only cricketer ever not to have played Test Cricket despite scoring a quadruple century(an individual score of 400 runs or more) in first class cricket.   Playing for Maharashtra, Nimbalkar scored 443 not out during the 1948-49 Ranji Trophy season against Kathiawar at Pune. His score still remains the highest&

Dec 12 2015
English county cricket removes Toss system
English county cricket removes Toss system

Earlier Ricky Ponting had also spoken in favour of dismissing the toss system After much speculation, English county cricket is finally doing away with the 272 year old tradition of the toss system. According to new rules, in county cricket, the visiting team will be given the option to bowl first. If they disagree, only then will there be a coin toss. Former England coach Andy Flower feels county cricket pitches are designed to favour med

Dec 3 2015
English cricketer all set to return after surgery for testicular cancer
English cricketer all set to return after surgery for testicular cancer

Fell is back in training Tom Fell has been one the of most exciting prospects in the English county circuit for over a year and is now all set to return and resume his cricketing career after undergoing surgery for testicular cancer in October this year, reports ESPNcricinfo. The Worcestershire’s top scorer last season, had amassed 1,084 runs last season at an impressive average of 41.69. After the end of the season, he approach

Nov 25 2015
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