Category Archives: Cricket

Howzat! Geary’s Minster wedding saw Surrey bats raised high

Across the country, cricketers of all standards would normally have been going through their paces, getting their eye in, in their last net before the start of the season. For Surrey CCC, it was to have marked a very special … Continue reading

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Christmas Family Fun Day, Croydon Arena, Dec 21

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Burns’s Ashes century fires up Whitgift’s sporting credentials

When Rory Burns left the field in Birmingham yesterday evening, his bat raised in acknowledgement of the standing ovation from the Edgbaston pavilion, after he had batted all day to remain unbeaten and unbowed on 125, with the crowd chanting … Continue reading

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Butcher: England should put their ‘batting brute’ Roy in at No3

Surrey’s Jason Roy should be in the England Test team’s top order for the Ashes series and has a hugely important role in tomorrow’s World Cup semi-final against Australia. That’s the view of Mark Butcher, the former Surrey and England … Continue reading

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Autographs from Laker’s legends up for sale in Mayday auction

There’s a big summer of cricket coming up, with the World Cup and Ashes series, but before it gets underway in earnest, historians of the game may be drawn to one of the lots at an antiques auction at Fairleigh … Continue reading

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South Croydon special school bowled over by Taverners’ bus

If you see a shiny new, green mini-bus being driven around South Croydon and beyond in the coming few weeks, it is because a local special school has been bowled over with the kind generosity of the Lord’s and Lady … Continue reading

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GLL Foundation seeks applications for 2019 round of funding

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Politicians lead call for 1,000 years more cricket at Mitcham

A community campaign to preserve the fabric of one of the world’s oldest cricket grounds is celebrating today after securing cross-party support to save from development the pavilion at the historic Mitcham Cricket Green, with politicians backing calls for a … Continue reading

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Over-55s cricket indoor nets, Wallington, every Monday

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Thornton Heath’s Carberry bats his way back after cancer

Michael Carberry, the Thornton Heath-born Test batsman, could be about to make a comeback in county cricket this summer, less than a year after undergoing urgent surgery to remove a cancerous tumour. Carberry, 36, who started his career at The … Continue reading

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Youth Games cricket trials, Thornton Heath, Dec 9-16

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Free cricket coaching courses, Thornton Heath, Oct 1-Dec 17

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Flipping Norah: Batty’s new tricks make a difference, even at 38

HOOK SHOT: Ahead of Surrey’s one-day final showdown at Lord’s tomorrow, MARCUS HOOK interviews the skipper about the season and his recall to the England Test squad Surrey are back at Lord’s tomorrow for the final of the Royal London … Continue reading

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Surrey’s survival guide for the last eight weeks of the season

HOOK SHOT: Victory over Hampshire in their last game lifted Surrey out of the Championship relegation zone for the first time since the start of the season. MARCUS HOOK outlines what they need to do over the next two months … Continue reading

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Batty looking to his batsmen to keep Surrey in the running

HOOK SHOT: Surrey’s struggles in the County Championship continue, but their skipper tells MARCUS HOOK that a win over Nottinghamshire shows a change in form With the cricket season now at its halfway stage, Gareth Batty is the first to … Continue reading

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Bravo arrives just as Oval season’s gone pear-shaped

HOOK SHOT: Two defeats in the past week, each by one wicket, have been the latest morale-sapping set-backs for struggling Surrey. MARCUS HOOK asks the county cricket club’s coach, Michael Di Venuto, what it will take to turn around the … Continue reading

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Free cricket coaching, Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath

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Back-breaking work sees Oval look for teenaged kick-start

HOOK SHOT: Surrey’s four-day County Championship season has got off to a shaky start, so they will welcome the arrival of the T20 tournament and young talent Sam Curran, writes MARCUS HOOK It’s hard to imagine anyone welcoming the start … Continue reading

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Cricket’s bowled a Yorker with rare screening of documentary

Money prioritised over all else? In cricket? Surely not… Yet that is the key finding of Death of a Gentleman, an award-winning sports documentary which the country’s television channels have so far found too hot to handle for their scheduling. … Continue reading

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Surrey’s Sangakkara sets himself for another long knock

HOOK SHOT: Surrey start their first game at The Oval since their return to the County Championship top tier this weekend. Here, MARCUS HOOK interviews one of the biggest stars in the all-star dressing room When Kumar Sangakkara speaks, you … Continue reading

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Pietersen could still help Surrey to have a Blast this summer

HOOK SHOT: The World T20 is underway and the county cricket season is just a few weeks away at The Oval. So, we need to talk about Kevin… MARCUS HOOK opens the batting on a new column Even if Kevin … Continue reading

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Di Venuto will hit ground running as Surrey’s new coach

When Jason Roy, the Old Whitgiftian, returns from England duty in South Africa for pre-season training at The Oval, he’ll walk into a dressing room to discover a new Surrey club coach. Another one. Michael Di Venuto’s arrival in south … Continue reading

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Purley Cricket Club is looking for women players

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Youth Games cricket team trials, Thornton Heath, Jan 16

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Pietersen plea could put him in prime position for Surrey

Amid the furore created this week around the publication of Kevin Pietersen’s “autobiography”, which he got someone else to write for him, one twist has been the 34-year-old former England batsman’s realisation that if he really does harbour serious ambitions … Continue reading

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