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Warwickshire axe coaching support after shock of relegation

Oct 19, 2017: Fallout from Warwickshire's poor season in the County Championship has begun with news that at least two members of the backroom staff are to be axed

George Dobell

County news

Richardson confirmed as Warwickshire bowling coach

Jan 7, 2014: Alan Richardson has confirmed his retirement from cricket in order to take up the role of bowling coach at Warwickshire

ESPNcricinfo staff

County news

Welch new Derbyshire performance director

Jan 7, 2014: Graeme Welch has been appointed as the new head coach at Derbyshire

George Dobell

County cricket awards 2013

Durham locals produce stellar year

Oct 3, 2013: In part one of ESPNcricinfo's awards for the 2013 county season, George Dobell hails Durham's local influence

George Dobell

Worcestershire v Northants, New Road, 3rd day

Moeen makes Northants heads spin

Sep 26, 2013: It was probably to be expected that Northamptonshire would suffer something of a hangover - literal or metaphorical - on the third day of this game

George Dobell at New Road

Worcestershire v Northants, New Road, 2nd day

Promotion seals golden year for Northants

Sep 25, 2013: Essex's failure to secure the bonus points they required to stand any chance of overhauling them means that Northants are assured of promotion to Division One of the County Championship

George Dobell at New Road

Leicestershire v Worcs, Grace Road, 2nd day

Richardson hat-trick edges Worcs ahead

Aug 29, 2013: Alan Richardson's hat-trick and Thilan Samaraweera's 99 gave Worcestershire the edge against Leicestershire at Grace Road.

Worcestershire v Gloucestershire, New Road, 3rd day

Prolific Richardson has Gloucestershire in a mess

May 23, 2013: Alan Richardson completed his second 10-wicket return in a week as Worcestershire piled the pressure on Gloucestershire in their Division Two match at New Road

Worcestershire v Gloucestershire, New Road, 1st day

Richardson best rips out Gloucs

May 22, 2013: Worcestershire's evergreen paceman Alan Richardson continued his rich vein of form with a career-best 8 for 37 against Gloucestershire at New Road. He ripped through the visitors who were all out for 234

Kent v Worcestershire, Canterbury, 2nd day

Richardson's best skittles Kent

May 18, 2013: Veteran Alan Richardson bagged seven for 22, his best figures for Worcestershire, as Kent were skittled for 63 and lost in two days

Kent v Worcestershire, Canterbury, 1st day

Richardson gives Worcs edge at Kent

May 17, 2013: The bottom two sides in the County Championship crossed swords at cloudy Canterbury where 14 wickets fell during a poor opening day's cricket between Kent and Worcestershire

Lancashire v Worcestershire, Old Trafford, 2nd day

Chapple and Richardson lighten the gloom

Apr 11, 2013: Neither Alan Richardson nor Glen Chapple were ever capped at Test level. But, even aged 37 and 39 respectively, England's loss remains county cricket's gain.

Tim Wigmore at Old Trafford

County previews

Little cause for Worcs optimism

Apr 8, 2013: Worcestershire's thin squad will need a dose of luck if promotion is to be contemplated

George Dobell

Durham v Worcestershire, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Collingwood-led resurgence continues for Durham

Aug 23, 2012: Paul Collingwood led Durham to their fourth consecutive Championship victory with a win over Worcestershire

Les Smith at Chester-le-Street

Sussex v Worcestershire, Hove, 2nd day

Joyce stands a class above with hundred

Aug 2, 2012: To watch Ed Joyce batting over the past two days has been to watch a cricketer playing on a more elevated level to everyone else

Ivo Tennant at Hove

County news

Richardson gets Worcestershire contract extension

Jul 13, 2012: Alan Richardson, the Worcestershire seamer, has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at New Road until the end of the 2014 season

George Dobell

Worcs v Durham, 2nd day, New Road

Hughes thrives on T20 form

Jul 11, 2012: Run-hungry Phil Hughes made a smooth transition from the shortest format to the longest in the County Championship as Worcestershire and Durham battled for supremacy in between the showers at New Road.

Middlesex v Worcestershire, Lord's, 3rd day

Denly the difference for Middlesex

May 5, 2012: Joe Denly's unbeaten hundred - his first for Middlesex - helped them to three batting points for the first time this season

Alan Gardner at Lord's

Who'd have thunk it?

Apr 25, 2012: Predicting how a player is going to perform has always been a tricky business

Ed Smith

County news

'Cricket was in the way of a good time' - Richardson

Apr 24, 2012: Alan Richardson has become the grand old pro of county cricket after being honoured as one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year. But it was not always like this

Jarrod Kimber
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