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Famous sledger Kirby becomes MCC head coach

Apr 4, 2016: Steve Kirby, once reputed as one of the most passionate competitors in cricket, not averse to a famous sledge or two, has been appointed as head coach of MCC

David Hopps

Yorkshire's lucky 13

Sep 23, 2014: The heroes of 2001 recount how they overrode the burden of history. The similarities to 2014 are striking

Alan Gardner

County news

Injury forces Kirby retirement

Jul 22, 2014: Steve Kirby has announced his retirement due to an ongoing shoulder injury

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Nottinghamshire v Somerset, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Hales puts his name in England frame

Jul 12, 2011: Alex Hales,a batsman who is beginning to warrant the attention of the England selectors, hauled Nottinghamshire back into the match

Jon Culley at Trent Bridge

Somerset v Yorkshire, Taunton, 1st day

Bairstow ton leads battling Yorkshire

May 24, 2011: Jonny Bairstow's memorable start to the season continued with his second first-class century as Yorkshire were dismissed for 358 on the opening day of the County Championship match with Somerset at Taunton

Sussex v Somerset, Hove, 2nd day

Somerset in control after Sussex collapse

May 18, 2011: Marcus Trescothick scored his second half-century of the match to put Somerset firmly in control against Sussex at Hove - while there was an injury scare for England wicketkeeper Matt Prior

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Somerset v Worcestershire, Taunton, 2nd day

Kirby shows his worth for Somerset

May 5, 2011: Steve Kirby helped give Somerset a useful lead against Worcestershire with 4 for 64

Jeremy James at Taunton

Lancashire v Somerset, Liverpool, 2nd day

Kirby shows teeth but Lancashire regroup

Apr 21, 2011: For the second day running, Lancashire recovered from a difficult first session to take the upper hand, this time repelling Steve Kirby's efforts to remind them forcibly of his local roots to establish a useful lead

Jon Culley in Liverpool

MCC v Nottinghamshire, Abu Dhabi, 1st day

Kirby takes five as wickets tumble in Abu Dhabi

Mar 27, 2011: The first day of the English domestic season may have been staged in the UAE desert of Abu Dhabi but wickets tumbled as though it was an early-spring green top back home

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County news

Gemaal Hussain heads to Taunton

Oct 20, 2010: Somerset have strengthened their bowling attack for next season by signing seamer Gemaal Hussain from Gloucestershire on a three-year contract

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County news

Somerset sign Steve Kirby

Sep 14, 2010: Somerset have signed Steve Kirby from neighbours Gloucestershire on a three-year contract after the quick bowler asked to be released from his Bristol deal to pursue Division One cricket

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County news

Kirby granted Gloucestershire release

Sep 7, 2010: Gloucestershire have released Steve Kirby from the final two years of his contract after he requested the chance to play Division One Championship cricket to push his England claims

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Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire, Wantage Road, 2nd day

Hussain puts Gloucestershire on brink of victory

Aug 17, 2010: Gemaal Hussain was the pick of the bowlers as Gloucestershire took 15 Northamptonshire wickets to move to the brink of victory on the second day of their County Championship clash at Wantage Road

Gloucestershire v Glamorgan, Friends Provident t20, Bristol

Porterfield guides Gloucestershire home

Jul 2, 2010: Will Porterfield took 26 off an over from Chris Ashling while guiding Gloucestershire to an eight-wicket Friends Provident t20 victory over Glamorgan at Bristol

Pitching it right?

Jun 3, 2010: With the County Championship about to take a break for Twenty20, a look at what has been a fascinating opening to the season

George Dobell

Worcestershire v Gloucestershire, New Road, 2nd day

Kirby gets no luck as Kervezee impresses

May 30, 2010: Moeen Ali has put Worcestershire the verge of a first-innings lead against Gloucestershire, but on another day Steve Kirby would have taken a bag of wickets for the visitors

George Dobell at New Road

Derbyshire v Gloucestershire, Derby, 4th day

Lewis & Kirby bowl Gloucestershire to win

May 27, 2010: Gloucestershire celebrated their fourth County Championship victory of the season after Derbyshire collapsed on the final day of their Division Two match at the County Ground

England Lions v Bangladeshis, Tour match, Derby, 1st day

Gale steadies Lions after Bangladesh collapse

May 19, 2010: Alastair Cook failed to shine with the bat again but Bangladesh also ran into problems ahead of next week's first Test at Lord's when they collapsed against England Lions at Derby

Middlesex v Gloucestershire, Lord's, 4th day

Middlesex slump to fourth straight defeat

Apr 30, 2010: Gloucestershire needed only 34 balls and 25 minutes to claim the last three Middlesex wickets and complete an 103-run victory in their County Championship Division Two encounter at a near deserted Lord's

Middlesex v Gloucestershire, Lord's, 2nd day

Udal keeps Middlesex in contention

Apr 28, 2010: Runs were again hard to come by at Lord's where 13 wickets fell and pace bowlers from Middlesex and Gloucestershire exchanged blows on day two of this County Championship Division Two basement clash

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