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3 hrs ago | Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

Inside the Pavilion: Gidman leaves with everyone's good wishes

GOOD luck, Alex! There can be no other reaction to the astonishing news that Alex Gidman is to leave Gloucestershire and join Worcestershire. Alex's service to our county club has been unstinting and selfless.

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7 hrs ago | Sporting Life

Nottinghamshire v Sussex

Chris Nash continued his special relationship with Trent Bridge by scoring his third County Championship century on the ground to help Sussex to 358 for nine on the first day of their match against Nottinghamshire. Nash scored 178, the first time he had reached three figures this summer; his runs coming from 235 balls with 32 fours.

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12 hrs ago | Suria

England's Ali urges British Muslims to...

England cricketer Moeen Ali has "strongly advised" his fellow British Muslims against joining Islamic State or other similar groups fighting in Iraq and Syria. England batsman Moeen Ali walks off after being dismissed during the fifth one-day international against India at Headingley in Leeds, northern England, on September 5, 2014 - by Paul Ellis Asked what his advice would be to his compatriots contemplating such action, Ali told the Huffington Post website in an interview: "I would strongly advise them not to go."

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12 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

England's Ali asks muslims to shun IS

England cricketer Moeen Ali has "strongly advised" his fellow British Muslims against joining Islamic State or other similar groups fighting in Iraq and Syria. Asked what his advice would be to his compatriots contemplating such action, Ali told the Huffington Post website in an interview: Ali insisted groups such as IS, which has beheaded three Western hostages in the past month, did not represent his faith.

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14 hrs ago | York Press

Pyramid ploy came to rescue of Yorkshire CCC

YORKSHIRE chairman Colin Graves has pointed to the change in the club's coaching structure at the end of 2011 as a primary reason for their LV= County Championship title success this year. They had been relegated to division two on the back of a host of poor displays from a significantly under-performing squad.

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18 hrs ago | Ledbury Reporter

Challenge next season good for us: Moeen

MOEEN Ali insists Worcestershire will reap the benefit of their squad "becoming better players" no matter what the outcome of being back in LV= County Championship Division One next season. The County are still on cloud nine after Friday's dramatic win over Surrey earned them their fifth promotion in 12 years.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Rediff.com

Team India look serious contenders to defend their World Cup title

With just three rating points separating the top four nations, however, the 11th version of the quadrennial showpiece of 50-overs cricket, which is being co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, looks like being one of the closest ever. We look at how the 10 Test-playing nations are shaping up 154 days before New Zealand meet Sri Lanka in Christchurch to launch the Feb. 14-March 29 tournament.

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The Peninsula

Star Afridi upbeat despite Pakistan setbacks

Pakistan's former captain Shahid Afridi is seen with India's skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni after a news conference at the ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final match in this March 2011 file photo taken in Mohali. BY FAWAD HUSSAIN DOHA: Four years ago Pakistan's cricket preparations for the 2011 World Cup were rocked by a match-fixing scandal that saw three of its key players banned for foul play.

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Chronicle Live

Stephen Harmison: Durham can win Royal London Cup to complete a fantastic season

I believe man-for-man Durham are a better team for Warwickshire, and they can challenge for the County Championship next summer A 141-run victory over Middlesex secured their place in next season's County Championship Division One, which was always going to be the main thing for them this season. At the start of the season I warned in this column they would struggle this year, but if they can finish strongly in the last couple of games they will be in a much stronger position than we expected even a few weeks ago after they lost at Lancashire.

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The Cricketer International

Tahir parachuted in for Hants push

Imran Tahir , the Pakistan-born South Africa legspinner, has rejoined Hampshire for the final two weeks of the season as the club look to close out promotion back to Divison One of the County Championship. Tahir, 35, last played for Hampshire in 2011 and was part of the side that won the county's first T20 title in 2010; he also helped them to Finals Day a year later.

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BleacherReport

Predicting the England ODI Team That Starts the 2015 World Cup

The England ODI team start their 2015 World Cup campaign against Australia on 14 February. Will the chosen XI be the victims of a Valentine's Day massacre at the hands of Mitchell Johnson and company? Or will it be the start of a surprise English Antipodean love affair? Despite home series defeats at the hands of Sri Lanka and India, the England selectors have shown little appetite for wholesale change.

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DNA India

Alastair Cook's ODI captaincy future in doubt as England selectors split over his axing

Alastair Cook 's future as England ODI team captain is reportedly in the balance with the team selectors split over whether the skipper should be axed from the role. England coach Peter Moores strongly supports Cook to remain as skipper for the World Cup in February and March.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Cricket: Coaching on the front line

In the past 20 years, cricket has grown in popularity in Afghanistan, spread by refugees residing in Pakistan. Photo / AP One of the first things Andy Moles wanted to be assured about before he took the job of Afghanistan's new head coach was what the Taliban thought about cricket.

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Daily Mail

Adil Rashid targets England return as Yorkshire title offers him a...

Adil Rashid made his England debut five years ago - at the age of 21 - before being cast into the international wilderness. The intervening years have not been easy for the hugely talented young leg-spinning all-rounder, who was publicly lambasted by Yorkshire president Geoffrey Boycott in 2012 before threatening to leave the county if he wasn't managed better soon after.

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The New Zealand Herald

Cricket: Team-mates set for court session

Chris Cairns stared down his former New Zealand team-mates plenty of times in the nets but next year could face up to 12 of them in court as he defends perjury charges. A dozen former New Zealand representatives - Andre Adams, Nathan Astle, Shane Bond, Stephen Fleming, Chris Harris, Hamish Marshall, Brendon McCullum, Craig McMillan, Kyle Mills, Daryl Tuffey, Daniel Vettori and Lou Vincent - could be called as witnesses.

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Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

CRICKET: Alex Gidman ends 13-year stint at Gloucestershire

FORMER Gloucestershire skipper Alex Gidman has made the shock decision to leave the club at the end of the season and join neighbours Worcestershire, writes Rob Iles. Gidman has put pen to paper with the LV= County Championship Division Two leaders until the end of the 2016 season.

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Iol.co.za

Pakistan in bid to chuck out chuckers

The ban slapped on star spinner Saeed Ajmal has left Pakistan's cricket chiefs frantically trying to take action on "chuckers", including dusting off expensive biomechanical testing kit that had laid unused for years. Ajmal, who turns 37 next month, was suspended from international cricket on Tuesday after biomechanical analysis found his bowling action, reported during the Galle Test against Sri Lanka last month, to be illegal.

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Sutton Guardian

Fraser: Richmond cricket must now produce Middlesex stars of the future

Teddington added the Middlesex Cup to their Middlesex County Premier League title on Sunday thanks to a comfortable win over Shepherds Bush to seal the borough's dominance over club cricket in the county this summer. Twickenham beat defending champions Hampstead by 49 runs on the Green on Saturday to seal second place in the league table for the first time in the club's history, making it a Richmond one and two.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

DNA India

IPL teams hold edge as Mumbai Indians start CLT20 qualifiers against Lahore Lions

After a sumptuous feast of traditional cricket, it's time again to return to the shortest format as leading players, including India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni , get ready to represent their respective franchises in the sixth edition of the Champions League T20, with the qualifying rounds starting in Raipur on Friday. While the tournament proper starts on September 17 with perennial favourites Chennai Super Kings pitted against reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders, the start of qualifying rounds will feature defending CLT20 champions Mumbai Indians taking on a very talented Lahore Lions team led by former national T20 captain Mohammed Hafeez.

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Religion News Service

Vatican cricket team may need divine intervention in match with Church of England

CANTERBURY, England A recently formed cricket team from the Vatican may need some divine intervention as it gets ready to take on more experienced English players at a historic game Saturday . The Vatican team will play against the British Army chaplains as part of a "Light of Faith" tour at the Kent County Cricket Club, a stone's throw away from Canterbury Cathedral, where it will play again next week against the Church of England's team.

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