County news

Old dog Jones ready for new tricks

Moving to a new county to take up captaincy at the age of 38 would be a challenge for most. But Geraint Jones, once of England now of Papua New Guinea, is keen to stay fresh

Geraint Jones played three Championship matches for Gloucestershire in 2014

Top dog of the underdogs

Jack Russell brought brazen, cartoonish villainy to the game, and a neatness to the keeper's art that was matched by his meticulous scruffiness in other regards

Jack Russell flashes a thumbs up

Chris Stonor

Making the sums add up

In part two of our feature on the counties' financial health, we look at their year-round business plans and the ECB's efforts to ensure that 'the 18' survive in a challenging financial landscape

Computer-generated image of how the new development at New Road will look

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A county game to savour

Critics of county cricket ignore its importance to the England team and its relevance throughout the country - there is much to celebrate and admire