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David Balcombe approaches the crease to bowl

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Balcombe retires to work for KP Foundation

David Balcombe, the Surrey and former Hampshire pace bowler, has retired from professional cricket to take up a full-time role with the Kevin Pietersen foundation

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David Balcombe appeals unsuccessfully for the wicket of Simon Kerrigan

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Surrey bring in Balcombe

Surrey have signed fast bowler David Balcombe from Hampshire on a two-year deal

David Lloyd at the Ageas Bowl

Hampshire v Lancashire, Ageas Bowl, 1st day

Agathangelou heroics lift Lancashire

Had it not been for a nasty, pre-match injury to Simon Katich, Andrea Agathangelou would have been 12th man. Instead, he is within seven runs of what would be a terrific maiden Championship century

Ivo Tennant at West End

Hampshire v Essex, West End, 1st day

Hants prosper in home conditions

Aided by excellent slip catching, Hampshire kept their promotion hopes alive by bowling Essex out cheaply on a helpful surface on day one at West End

Leicestershire v Hampshire, Grace Road, 4th day

Leics win despite Wood, Balcombe blitz

Leicestershire beat promotion hopefuls Hampshire by 126 runs despite a swashbuckling last-wicket stand of 168

Glamorgan v Hampshire, Cardiff, 1st day

Balcombe continues Glamorgan's woes

David Balcombe has made an eye-catching start to the season and that continued when he took five Glamorgan wickets to put Hampshire in control on the first day

Ivo Tennant at the Rose Bowl

Hampshire v Gloucestershire, Rose Bowl, 2nd day

Hampshire struggle despite Balcombe's eight

David Balcombe took eight wickets but it was Gloucestershire who ended the second day in control

Derbyshire v Kent, Derby, 3rd day

Denly sparks Kent fightback

Joe Denly missed out on a maiden double century by one run as Kent fought back against Derbyshire to set up an intriguing final day to the County Championship match at Derby

Derbyshire v Kent, Derby, 1st day

Balcombe fights back after Durston blazes ton

Wes Durston enjoyed another memorable day in the best season of his career as home side Derbyshire dominated the opening day of the County Championship match against Kent