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2003 Season review

Highlights ... and lowlights ...

Sep 22, 2003: FIVE FOREIGN FIZZERS Yuvraj Singh Only 145 runs for Yorkshire's low-key high-profile import Virender Sehwag Took a while to find his feet for Leicestershire then went home early with an injury Ashley Thorpe For once an Aussie did badly

Freddie Auld

Hawks promoted to Division I, despite defeat

Sep 21, 2003: Hampshire Hawks suffered their fourth successive defeat in the ECB National League Division II, losing to the Derbyshire Scorpions by 9, when from a winning position they lost 7 wickets for 20 runs

Victor Isaacs

National Cricket League round-up

Loye and Law lead Lancashire to Division Two title

Sep 21, 2003: Lancashire 243 for 1 beat Northamptonshire 240 by nine wickets at Northampton Scorecard Lancashire took the title of Division Two winners with a nine-wicket win against Northants, and at the same time pipped them to the post

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County News

Durham release six players

Sep 18, 2003: Durham have announced they are to release six players at the end of this season

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County news

Derbyshire to release Cork today

Sep 17, 2003: Derbyshire are almost certain to agree to Dominic Cork's request to be released from the remaining two years of his contract later today

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A tale of two centuries, but Hampshire defeated

Sep 14, 2003: It was a tale of two centuries, an exciting game in glorious September sunshine, everything except a Hampshire vistory

Vic Isaacs

National Cricket League round-up

Surrey crowned National League champions

Sep 14, 2003: Surrey 198 for 9 beat Glamorgan 190 by eight runs at Cardiff Scorecard They may have blown the Championship, but Surrey were today crowned the National League champions after beating last year's winners Glamorgan by eight runs in a low-scoring

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County News

Four players awarded Lancashire caps

Sep 14, 2003: Carl Hooper, Mal Loye, Iain Sutcliffe and John Wood were all awarded their county caps by Sir Dennis Landau, Lancashire's president, during a ceremony at Old Trafford

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County News

Notts fighting to keep Pietersen

Sep 14, 2003: Nottinghamshire have a fight on their hands to keep Kevin Pietersen at the club

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County News

Robin Smith to retire at the end of the season

Sep 12, 2003: Robin Smith has announced he will retire from first-class cricket at the end of the season

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Francis ommitted from National League team for Lord's

Sep 11, 2003: Hampshire go into their vital National League match on Sunday at Lord's minus John Francis

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National League round-up

Knight nails Worcestershire

Sep 10, 2003: Warwickshire (250 for 4) beat Worcestershire (173 for 6) by 18 runs (D/L) Scorecard Nick Knight cruised past 4000 runs in his National League career, to set Warwickshire on their way to an emphatic 18-run victory in a rain-affected match against

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National Cricket League round-up

Gloucestershire snatch win while Northants are promoted

Sep 7, 2003: Gloucestershire 232 for 7 beat Essex 227 by five runs at Bristol Scorecard With the game in their sights, Essex suffered a dramatic collapse of eight wickets for 40 runs to blow it against Gloucestershire

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Hawks defeat to Lightnings leaves them with work to do.

Sep 7, 2003: Hampshire Hawks suffered their second successive defeat in the National League Division Two, losing to runaway leaders Lancashire Lightning by 45 runs at the Rose Bowl

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MacLaurin warns that English cricket is at the crossroads

Sep 4, 2003: Lord MacLaurin, the chairman of the England & Wales Cricket Board until earlier this year, has warned that cricket in England risks becoming "a former sport of the summer ..

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National League Round-up

Hollioake blasts Surrey towards title

Sep 3, 2003: National League Division One Table Surrey 143 for 5 beat Kent 142 by five wickets at Canterbury Scorecard Baring a series of freak results, Surrey effectively secured the National League title thatnks to a superb allround performance

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Neighbours Sussex help out Hampshire Hawks

Sep 3, 2003: Whilst Hampshire were resting after a day in the field against Worcestershire, a significant event was happening at neighbours Sussex, who by defeating Middlesex in the day/night match at Hove, gave the Hawks a significant boost by defeating their

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National League Round-up

Gloucestershire push Surrey all the way

Sep 2, 2003: National Cricket League Division One Table Gloucestershire (246 for 6) beat Warwickshire (244 for 7) by 2 runs Scorecard Gloucestershire's hopes of a one-day double following their C&G win at Lord's on Saturday remained alive - if slim

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Nottinghamshire release Welton and Randall

Sep 1, 2003: Nottinghamshire have released batsman Guy Welton and offspinner Stephen Randall as the rebuilding process gets under way at Trent Bridge

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National Cricket League round-up

Surrey edge towards title after thrilling win against Yorkshire

Aug 31, 2003: Surrey 202 beat Yorkshire 200 for 8 by two runs at Headingley Scorecard There were 13 England Test players past and present - as well as a few of the future - on show at Headingley, the scene of England's dismal surrender to South Africa last

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Tournament Results
Derbyshire v Hampshire at Derby - Sep 21, 2003
Derbyshire won by 9 runs
Durham v Middlesex at Chester-le-Street - Sep 21, 2003
Durham won by 9 wickets (with 86 balls remaining)
Northants v Lancashire at Northampton - Sep 21, 2003
Lancashire won by 9 wickets (with 50 balls remaining)
Sussex v Somerset at Hove - Sep 21, 2003
Somerset won by 191 runs
Lancashire v Sussex at Manchester - Sep 14, 2003
Sussex won by 9 wickets (with 160 balls remaining)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Lord's - Sep 14, 2003
Middlesex won by 6 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Notts v Scotland at Nottingham - Sep 14, 2003
Notts won by 7 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)
Somerset v Derbyshire at Taunton - Sep 14, 2003
Derbyshire won by 2 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
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