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CROYDON-BASED Virgin Active Surrey Squash team are riding high after making it into the finals of the Professional Squash League defeating rivals, Leicester Squash Club three matches to two in a thrilling, close-fought semi-final on Tuesday.Alison Waters had a solid win over Leicester's Emily Whitlock 3-0, as did Waters' team-mate, Lyell Fuller who also won 3-0 against Darren Lewis. Surrey's Charles Sharpes sealed the win against Angus Gilliams after a five-set thriller; while Surrey's…
02.22 / 23:03
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A CRICKET club has posted its support to the family and friends of a player killed in Trinidad in a suspected armed robbery. Adrian St John, 22, was reportedly attacked when he picked up two friends in a car, and was shot as he drove away after they had been robbed. It is understood he died on Sunday. A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, according to local media. Tributes have poured in for Mr St John, one being a message from the Southern Railway, Kenley…
02.22 / 23:03
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FORMER Croydon schoolboy Jason Roy has become the country's latest sporting hero - after his stunning innings this afternoon secured England's cricket team secure a place in the World Twenty20 final. The 25-year-old, who was a pupil at South Croydon's Whitgift School, scored 78 runs off just 44 balls as England won a place in Sunday's final. Roy, who plays for Surrey, was born in Durban, in South Africa, but moved to England along with his family when he was 10 years old. His innings…
02.22 / 23:03
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ALREWAS will be looking to put the disappointment of losing ground in the promotion race behind them when they take on fellow contenders Elvaston tomorrow (1pm). Captain James Burton had described last weekend's fixture as being "now or never" in their push for a place in the top two. However, following their defeat by second-placed Marehay, the Herons find themselves still in fourth place with an even greater points deficit to make up. And Burton says his side rued…
02.22 / 15:09
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FREDDIE FLINTOFF believes the current Australia side are a pale imitation of previous incarnations and England could dominate them in this winter's…
02.22 / 05:36
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LULLINGTON Park captain Andrew Goodwin knows his side's Derbyshire County Cricket League Premier Division survival is very much still in their own hands. Park's top-tier status looked to be in serious jeopardy barely a month ago – but a sequence of three wins and a draw from their last four completed fixtures has given their hopes of avoiding the bottom two a notable fillip. Last weekend's emphatic 106-run triumph at home to Eckington certainly played a crucial part in that, with…
02.22 / 02:18
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This peculiar piece of cricket equipment, which a Norfolk auctioneer is putting under the hammer next week, has left experts…
02.22 / 02:11
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By the mid-2000s, South Africa had been trying in vain to beat Australia in a Test series since readmission. Would their 2005/06 tour break the…
02.22 / 01:06
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In 1912, the great South African all-rounder Aubrey Faulkner achieved something which would not be equaled for almost a century...and no one knew anything about it. Here Dave shines a…
02.22 / 01:06
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TICKNALL will need to produce their best performance of the season to secure victory tomorrow at reigning Derbyshire County Cricket League Premier Division champions Sandiacre Town (12.30pm). So says skipper Scott Chilman, who believes last weekend's triumph at home to title-chasing Spondon was their most impressive display of the campaign so far. Despite the visitors posting an imposing-looking 246-9 through Nick Rigg's 60 and Joshua Brear's 42, Zain Abbas took five wickets to help…
02.22 / 00:24
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CRICKETERS have been told to behave themselves or face playing games with no officials, after a string of reports of abuse. In recent weeks there has been nine cases reported to the administrators of the Derbyshire County Cricket League, the majority of which involve 'continuously questioning umpires' decisions, using foul and abusive language to umpires and acting in a disrespectful manner'. The league's vice chairman has warned players umpires are 'considering giving up' in light…
02.22 / 00:11
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TICKNALL thirds kept in touch with the leading group in Brookside Press Division Seven South, although they had to settle for 17 points from a draw against a stubborn Mugginton outfit. Set 210 to win, Mugginton were solid rather than spectacular in reply and early runs from Nathan Hunt (26) and Matt Wheatcroft (35) successfully kept the Ticknall attack at bay. James Payne (4-31) proved to be the biggest threat but further solid runs from Tom Hlaing (32) and Zack Whittingham (35)…
02.22 / 00:11
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ROLLESTON are looking to get their business done early as the Derbyshire County Cricket League Premier Division season heads towards the home straight. The top-tier newcomers suffered a setback last weekend as a limp batting display saw them fall to an 84-run defeat at relegation-threatened Denby. After Kobus Scholtz (5-35) and Luke Nelson (3-51) had helped Gareth Marshall's side to bowl the hosts out for 181, Rolleston froze in their reply to fall well short, with a fine 41 from…
02.22 / 00:11
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Jos Buttler was consulted over the possibility of becoming England's new Test captain.The ex-Somerset star was one of four players the ECB met with before Joe Root was announced as Alastair Cook's replacement earlier today.All-rounder Ben Stokes and bowler Stuart Broad also held talks over the position, according to BBC Sport.Wicket-keeper/batsman Buttler, 26, who now plays for Lancashire, has played 18 Tests, 84 one day internationals and 53 Twenty20s for England and was recently recalled…
02.22 / 00:11
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West Indies star Chris Gayle may not return to Somerset this summer, according to director of cricket Matthew Maynard.Gayle has been an overseas player for the county during their NatWest T20 Blast campaigns for the past two seasons.But despite the 37-year-old's star appeal that has seen him win fans the world over, Maynard has hinted that Somerset may instead look to a player that will be available to them for the whole competition.Gayle was only at Somerset for some of their matches in…
02.22 / 00:11
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Somerset have announced the signing of South African international batsman Dean Elgar.The opening batsman, who enjoyed a spell at the Cooper Associates County Ground in 2013, has played 32 Test matches for his country, scoring six centuries at an average of 38.60.Elgar, 29, will become Somerset's main overseas player for the 2017 season.With South Africa touring England later this summer, Elgar's arrival will give him the opportunity to acclimatise to English conditions ahead of a four…
02.22 / 00:11
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A local cricket club facing the threat of extinction is winning its battle to raise enough money to buy the ground it has called home for almost 40 years.Horrington Cricket Club, formed in 1929, has until the end of February to raise significant funds or risk losing its Chapel Piece home in East Horrington, near Wells. Without a ground it is likely the club will be forced to fold.The ground's private owner has set an asking price of £85,000, and waste management group Viridor has…
02.22 / 00:11
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Jos Buttler will return to the Mumbai Indians for the 2017 Indian Premier League.England and ex-Somerset star Buttler helped the Indians to a fifth place finish in this year's IPL, scoring 244 runs in 13 innings and hitting 11 sixes.Buttler will remain part of a star-studded Mumbai line-up which includes Martin Guptill, Rohit Sharma, former Somerset teammate Kieron Pollard and Harbhajan Singh.The 26-year-old wicket-keeper batsman has recently re-established himself in England's test team…
02.22 / 00:11
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FREDDIE FLINTOFF claims he had to roll back the years in his dance competition against Kelly Brook in an effort to raise £150,000 for Red Nose …
02.22 / 00:09
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IT IS a measure of how good Ryan Sidebottom still looks as he sets out on one last year of county cricket that the cliche of him as "the oldest swinger in town" looks more tired these days than he…
02.21 / 23:00
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