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Big Bash League 2011-12

Adelaide Strikers sign Johan Botha

Johan Botha, the South Africa allrounder, has been signed by Adelaide Strikers as their last international player for the Big Bash League

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Australian news

Victoria drop Nannes, McGain and Harwood

Victoria have axed the veteran trio of Dirk Nannes, Bryce McGain and Shane Harwood from their contract list for next summer

Kent v Essex, Canterbury, 2nd day

Mark Pettini stands firm to keep Essex fighting

Former Essex captain Mark Pettini revealed a more tenacious side to his game in a ding-dong battle at the St Lawrence ground where the visitors edged to within 77 of avoiding the follow-on against Kent

Kent v Essex, Canterbury, 1st day

Jones and van Jaarsveld make Essex pay

Injuries to Ravi Bopara and Maurice Chambers gave Kent a slightly unfair advantage on the opening day in Canterbury where the hosts closed on 360 for 6

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Essex news

Essex sign Bryce McGain

Essex have signed Australian legspinner Bryce McGain until the end of the current county season

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Victoria v Queensland, Sheffield Shield final, Melbourne, 5th day

McGain spins Victoria to Sheffield Shield win

Victoria claimed back-to-back Sheffield Shield trophies for the first time since 1980 after Bryce McGain bowled them to a 457-run victory

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Victoria v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Melbourne, 3rd day

Victoria seal home final with innings win

Victoria will head into the Sheffield Shield final as the favourite after finishing the regular rounds with a nine-point advantage

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Victoria v New South Wales, FR Cup, Melbourne

Wade steers Victoria to crucial win

Matthew Wade and Andrew McDonald sealed a five-wicket win that took Victoria to second on the one-day table