Mix of Youth and Experience signals progress for Gloucestershire

Not the most show-stopping county, Gloucestershire have been making slow-steps forward under the captaincy of Aussie, Michael Klinger. After just missing out on a Yorkshire Bank 40 semi-final and some good performances in the County Championship, there were signals of progress from the county – progress they will aim to continue this campaign. This article…

IPL auction could cause tension at Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire are the only English club that have not released their players to feature in the IPL auction for this year. This means two players who were likely to get lucrative offers in Mumbai on the 3rd of February will not have the chance to gain a big money deal. Alex Hales and Michael Lumb are two…

South Africa Test captain joins Surrey

Big news coming out of First Division side Surrey yesterday was that the South African Test captain, Graeme Smith, has agreed to join Surrey on a 3-year deal believed to be worth over £150,000 per year. He is expected to be available from the start of the season, meaning he will not be making himself available for the IPL…

Nick Compton and Joe Root: How will the new boys cope?

In this headline I use ‘boys’ very loosely. Compton was 29 in the summer. Joe Root just about merits the term as he nears his 22nd birthday but it is a category he will soon leave. Both players saw fantastic seasons, despite weather favouring the bowlers Compton still managed six short of 1500 runs and Root picked up the PCA…