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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
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
7 cricketers who have played for most T20 teams
7 cricketers who have played for most T20 teams

Cricket has always been an ever growing sport and T20 cricket appears to be its fastest developing format. Ever since its inception, the T20 revolution has taken the cricketing world by storm and has witnessed unprecedented growth with every passing year. With this format of the game spreading far and wide, there has been a rise in the number of cricketers who are regarded as T20 specialists. Their demand has gone up a few more notches

Dec 27 2015
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

Dec 19 2015
6 stunning bowling performances in Super Overs
6 stunning bowling performances in Super Overs

Before the Super Over was introduced, tied matches in T20 cricket used to be decided by a ‘Bowl Out' Super over or the eliminator as we know it now, is like the tennis’ tie breaker in cricket. Super over was first brought to use in the T20 format in 2008 after removing ‘Bowl Out’ as the decider. It essentially is a reduced version of the game wherein one over is bowled and 2 wickets are given to the batting s

10 things you didn't know about Maharaja Ranjitsinhji
10 things you didn't know about Maharaja Ranjitsinhji

Maharaja Ranjitsinhji - arguably India’s first ever cricketer The popularity of cricket in India has gone beyond moral reason. Wherever you turn to look, there are posters of cricketers, videos of cricketers or interviews of cricketers. As the game has constantly evolved and improved, the fans have also begun to appreciate the nuances of the game, learning to enjoy the aesthetic value of a well-timed shot or the beauty of a deliv

Sep 10 2015
Video: That moment when Jonathan Trott took a catch with his trouser pocket
Video: That moment when Jonathan Trott took a catch with his trouser pocket

Sussex's Ed Joyce was bizarrely caught by Warwickshire's Jonathan Trott in a freak dismissal. The incident happened when left-handed Joyce attempted a powerful sweep shot and the fielder (Trott) at short-leg turned away to save himself, but the ball gets lodged into his pocket. The incident was unbelievable to witness from naked eyes and only slow motion camera could answer the question. Law 32 (3b): " A catch shall be conside

Aug 2 2015
It is unfortunate that Kevin Pietersen is not playing for England anymore: Mahela Jayawardene
It is unfortunate that Kevin Pietersen is not playing for England anymore: Mahela Jayawardene

Jayawardene wants Pietersen back in England team Mahela Jayawardene has backed Kevin Pietersen (KP) for his return to the England national squad. The two will be clashing tomorrow in NatWest T20 Blast tournament as Sussex take on Surrey. Former Sri Lanka great thinks KP is at his highest level and England should not waste the chance to pick a talent like him. “I haven’t played against Kevin for quite a while so I am looking for

Jun 13 2015
Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey signs for Sussex
Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey signs for Sussex

George Bailey London, April 15 (IANS) George Bailey, skipper of the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Kings XI Punjab, has signed a deal with English county club Sussex to play 50-over and T20 matches later this year. Bailey, 32, will replace Sri Lankan great Mahela Jayawardene in the side. Bailey will be available for the final seven matches of England's T20 Blast competition as well as Sussex's One-Day fixtures. "I really e

Apr 15 2015
Sussex sign Jayawardene for T20 blast
Sussex sign Jayawardene for T20 blast

Jayawardena will be quitting International Cricket after the World Cup London, March 13 (IANS) England's county cricket club Sussex have signed veteran Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene for the first half of England's domestic Twenty20 competition. The 37-year-old, who has played 149 Tests, will be available for Sussex's first seven matches of the tournament. Jayawardene, who will retire from international cricket post this W

Mar 13 2015
Yuvraj Singh called upon by MCC to play in T20 event
Yuvraj Singh called upon by MCC to play in T20 event

Yuvraj Singh of Rest of the World in action during the MCC and Rest of the World match at Lord's Cricket Ground on July 5, 2014 Indian national team hero for several years and 2015 World Cup cast-off Yuvraj Singh has been added to the MCC squad for the Emirates T20 tournament in Dubai in March. Yuvraj will play alongside former England Test captain Alastair Cook, international batsmen Nick Compton and Michael Carberry, Nep

Jan 30 2015
A look back on England's love-hate relationship with the Champions League T20
A look back on England's love-hate relationship with the Champions League T20

Somerset in action during the CLT20 The Champions League Twenty20 (CL T20) is an annual T20 competition which was launched in 2008 with the first edition being held a year later in 2009. The league is co-owned by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Cricket Australia (CA) and Cricket South Africa (CSA).       The basic premise of the tournament when it was launched was that the best domestic T20 teams

Sep 19 2014
Luke Wright's 153 helps Sussex pull off the highest ever run chase in T20 history
Luke Wright's 153 helps Sussex pull off the highest ever run chase in T20 history

Luke Wright hit 153 off 66 balls against Essex on Friday Sussex’s Luke Wright hit a swashbuckling 153 off 66 balls to lead a record run chase against Essex in the Natwest T20 Blast on Friday. The 29-year-old’s innings contained 12 boundaries and 11 sixes, and he has now surpassed Essex’s Graham Napier, who made 152 against Sussex in 2008, for the highest individual score in domestic Twenty20 cricket in England. Having bee

Jul 26 2014
Video: Batsman goes for a six in Natwest T20, hits a seagull instead!
Video: Batsman goes for a six in Natwest T20, hits a seagull instead!

In one of the more weird incidents on a cricket field, in a Natwest T20 Blast match between Sussex and Middlesex at Hove on 27th June 2014, an unfortunate seagull was hit by a powerful shot by Middlesex batsman Ryan Higgins. When Higgins decided to slog on the leg side against the leg-spinner Will Beer, a shot which was surely going for a six, hit a passing seagull. The bird crashed on the pitch, but only seemed dazed by the

Jul 3 2014
Naveed Arif Gondal banned for life from playing cricket
Naveed Arif Gondal banned for life from playing cricket

Naveed Arif Gondal has been banned for life for taking part in corrupt activities Former Sussex and Pakistan player Naveed Arif Gondal has been found guilty of breaching ECB’s Anti-Corruption Code. The 32-year-old has been banned for life after he accepted during a tape-recorded interview and signed statements about his involvement in corrupt activities. The pacer was guilty of six breaches of the code and all related to corrupt activ

Jun 18 2014
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