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Andrew Gale gets a dousing

County news

Gale unveiled as Gillespie's successor as Yorkshire coach

Andrew Gale, Yorkshire's captain for their back-to-back Championship victories in 2014 and 2015, is the county's new Ist XI coach - but director of cricket Martyn Moxon says it is not a return to the insular days of old

Back in training: Andy Flower is coaching the England Lions

England news

England step up research into back injuries

English cricket's ceaseless search for a solution to stress fractures for fast bowlers has a new ally because of the ECB's partnership with a global leader in athlete analytics

Colin Milburn's match-winning 84 took Northamptonshire to the semi-finals

When The Eye Has Gone

Belly laughs and sadness

A play about the life and untimely death of Colin Milburn conveys the highs and the lows of a unique cricketer

Chris Rushworth took 3 for 24

County news

English trio in Australia immigration nightmare

Chris Rushworth, county cricket's player of the year in 2015, is among at least four English county professionals refused entry to Australia because of visa problems

Ian Botham at the Dunhill Links Championship

County news

Chairman Beefy takes the hot seat at Durham

Ian Botham has been unveiled as the new chairman of Durham, a beleaguered county that can only benefit from his roistering attitude to public life

Tim Bresnan struck in his third over

County news

Bresnan in third elbow operation in search for old nip

Tim Bresnan, whose valiant batting narrowly failed to bring Yorkshire a third Championship title, has undergone a third elbow operation to try to restore some of the nip that made him an England allrounder

Tim Bresnan walks off unbeaten on 142

We need a bust of Brezzie

Almost a month has passed since his 142 in the Championship final against Middlesex, but there was enough in that contribution to sustain a Yorkshire fan through the winter

Test match action at Emirates Riverside between England and Sri Lanka

County news

Council agrees to Durham rescue plan

Financially-stricken Durham have secured a financial rescue package from Durham County Council which will further help to secure their future