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Ian Blackwell announces retirement

Ian Blackwell, 34, has announced his retirement from cricket after struggling with a shoulder problem and losing a contract with Durham in January

Jon Culley at Edgbaston

Warwickshire v Nottinghamshire, Edgbaston, 3rd day

Ambrose edges Warks closer to title

Tim Ambrose and Ian Blackwell piled on the runs at Edgbaston as Warwickshire all but ended Nottinghamshire's Championship hopes

Jon Culley at Edgbaston

Warwickshire v Middlesex, Edgbaston, 1st day

Emotional century for Dexter

The last year has been tough on Neil Dexter, its nadir the sudden death of his brother, Keith, back home in South Africa over the winter

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Durham v Australia A, Tour match, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Blackwell spins Australia A to defeat

Ian Blackwell took a career-best 7 for 52 with his left-arm spin as Durham secured a 19-run victory against Australia A

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Durham v Australia A, Tour match, Chester-le-Street, 2nd day

Australia A start well in chase

Australia A made a solid start as they chased 224 for victory against Durham after another day dominated by the ball at Chester-le-Street

The Report by Graham Hardcastle in Abu Dhabi

MCC v Lancashire, Champion County, Abu Dhabi, 1st day

Blackwell just champion once more

Ian Blackwell continued his success in the champion county fixture with a determined unbeaten century for the MCC against Lancashire