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New Zealand in Australia 2004-05

Rewards keep coming for McGrath after his fifty

Nov 24, 2004: The rewards are rolling in for Glenn McGrath, following his Test-best 61against New Zealand in the first Test at Brisbane

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Assertive batting from Irani and Peters gains Essex promotion

Sep 17, 2000: Essex gained promotion to the First Division with a six-wicket victory over contenders Warwickshire after the two captains had agreed to declare innings in an attempt to set up a positive finish

Paul Hiscock

Langer saves Middlesex from wooden spoon

Sep 17, 2000: Middlesex captain Justin Langer played one of his finest innings for his county yesterday to prevent his side finishing with the humiliation of last place, on the final day of the championship match against Glamorgan at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Rick Eyre

Glamorgan win promotion

Sep 16, 2000: Glamorgan have secured promotion to Division One of the County Championship after securing ten points in their draw with Middlesex at Sophia Gardens

Andrew Hignell

Gloucestershire miss out on promotion despite 3-wicket win

Sep 16, 2000: Gloucestershire missed out on promotion from the second division of the County Championship, despite an exciting three-wicket victory over Nottinghamshire at Bristol

Mark Easterbrook

Worcester name McGrath as player of year after eight wicket haul

Sep 16, 2000: Glenn McGrath was installed as Worcestershire's Player of the Year after a defiant but ultimately unsuccessful bid to snatch promotion with victory over Northamptonshire at New Road

Mike Beddow

McGrath's eight wicket haul gives Worcestershire outside chance

Sep 16, 2000: Glenn McGrath produced his best performance in county cricket to give Worcestershire an outside chance of staying in the promotion race by beating Northamptonshire at New Road

Mike Beddow

Essex set 201 to beat Warwickshire

Sep 16, 2000: Drizzle delayed the resumption until 1.30 and with play underway in the other three promotion matches, both captains, Ronnie Irani and Neil Smith agreed to declarations to set up the possibility of a positive conclusion

Paul Hiscock

Worcestershire avoid follow-on when play finally resumes at New Road

Sep 16, 2000: Worcestershire pursued the faintest chance of reviving their promotion bid by declaring 136 behind after avoiding the follow-on against Northamptonshire at New Road this morning

Mike Beddow

Robinson and Irani see Essex to respectability

Sep 14, 2000: Essex ended a fascinating day's play still needing 43 runs to avoid the follow-on with five wickets intact

Paul Hiscock

Gloucestershire and Notts frustrated by rain

Sep 14, 2000: Gloucestershire and Nottinghamshire were frustrated by the rain on the second day of their promotion tussle at Bristol

Mark Easterbrook

Warwickshire narrow gap on third placed Essex

Sep 14, 2000: Warwickshire declared immediately on reaching 400 which gained them their first batting point as they narrowed the gap on third placed Essex to just two points

Paul Hiscock

Essex begin reply to Warwickshire's 400-8 declared

Sep 14, 2000: The home side were given an immediate boost this morning when Mark Ilott bowled Dougie Brown with the first ball of the day

Paul Hiscock

Worcestershire hopes fade following heavy rain

Sep 14, 2000: Heavy rain poured more misery on Worcestershire, who were clinging to a faint hope that they might still snatch promotion after a dismal first day against Northamptonshire at New Road

Mike Beddow

Bailey career-best saves face for Northants

Sep 13, 2000: Toby Bailey saved face for Northamptonshire with a career-best 85 not out against promotion-chasing Worcestershire at New Road

Mike Beddow

Warwickshire make good start to vital promotion contest

Sep 13, 2000: Despite missing four first team players, including Allan Donald, Warwickshire enjoyed a good start in their vital promotion contest at Chelmsford as openers Michael Powell and Mark Wagh batted through the opening session

Paul Hiscock

Worcestershire put Northants on the rack

Sep 13, 2000: Promotion-chasing Worcestershire exploited Northamptonshire's injury problems to put the second division champions on the rack at 96 for seven by lunch on the opening day of their final fixture at New Road

Mike Beddow

Northants secure division two championship title

Sep 9, 2000: Northamptonshire duly secured the County Championship's Division Two title, despite being held to a draw by Essex at Wantage Road

Andrew Radd

Cousins helps Northants close in on division two title

Sep 9, 2000: Darren Cousins snapped up four wickets against his former county as Northamptonshire continued to close in on the Championship's Division Two title at Wantage Road

Andrew Radd

Cousins boosts Northants of sixth consecutive championship win

Sep 9, 2000: Darren Cousins struck twice to boost Northamptonshire's hopes of claiming their sixth Championship victory on the trot at Wantage Road today

Andrew Radd
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