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Surrey prepare to become Kohli's gym rats

May 16, 2018: News from around the circuit, including what Surrey can expect from Virat Kohli, the death of an umpire who became embroiled in a ball tampering affair, and why Stuart Broad won't be entering Fantasy Cricket

Paul Bolton

Read's artistry leaves a lasting impression

Oct 11, 2017: Chris Read played only 15 Tests for England but the game has lost a little of its grace now that he has entered retirement

Tim Wigmore

Sussex v Nottinghamshire, Specsavers Championship Division Two, Hove, 4th day

Nottinghamshire promotion completes a satisfying Read send-off

Sep 28, 2017: Nottinghamshire's promotion at the first time of asking completed a rewarding season that also included two limited-overs trophies

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Hove

Sussex v Nottinghamshire, Specsavers Championship Division Two, Hove, 3rd day

Read's last script turns into an extrordinary farewell

Sep 27, 2017: Chris Read has starred in some wonderful Notts rescue acts in a memorable county career but in league with Billy Root he is one day away from an astonishing finale

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Hove

Derbyshire v Notts, Specsavers Championship, Division Two, Derby, Day 4

Read's record adds lustre to crushing Notts win

Aug 9, 2017: Chris Read set a new wicket-keeping record for Nottinghamshire as they moved closer to promotion with an innings defeat of Derbyshire

Jon Culley at Derby

Nottinghamshire v Surrey, Royal London Cup final, Lord's

Hales innings ranks 'number one' - Read

Jul 2, 2017: Chris Read called Alex Hales' innings the best he had seen for Nottinghamshire after their Royal London Cup triumph

Alan Gardner

Royal London Cup final, Lord's

Surrey's third final could be the toughest of all

Jun 30, 2017: Surrey enter their third successive Royal London Cup final knowing that they have lost the last two and this time, in Nottinghamshire, face the most formidable opponents yet

David Hopps

County news

Read announces decision to retire

Mar 28, 2017: Chris Read, the Nottinghamshire wicketkeeper, has announced his decision to retire from cricket at the end of the 2017 season

George Dobell

Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Absorbing contest ends with Yorkshire nine down

May 4, 2016: A match that both sides might have won and lost on several occasions eventually came down to the final delivery

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

Lancashire v Notts, County Championship, Division One, Old Trafford, 1st day

Wagner immediately hits right notes for Lancashire

Apr 17, 2016: Neil Wagner made an immediate mark in a Lancashire shirt with six wickets on the opening day against Nottinghamshire

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

Notts v Durham, LV= Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Milestone for Read as Notts shock Durham

Sep 11, 2015: Chris Read became the first wicketkeeper since Jack Russell in 1997 to reach the landmark of 1,000 first class dismissals as Notts turned ther tables on Durham with a sterling victory


Worcestershire v Notts, LV= Championship, Division One, New Road, 2nd day

Read produces latest Notts rescue act

Aug 8, 2015: Trouble-shooter Chris Read guided Nottinghamshire into a strong position at New Road, helping eke out a total of 330 by making 90


Sussex v Nottinghamshire, Royal London Cup, Group B, Hove

Record-breaking Read seals Nottinghamshire win

Jul 30, 2015: Chris Read enjoyed a day to remember as Nottinghamshire Outlaws maintained their unbeaten start in the Royal London Cup with a four-wicket win over Sussex Sharks at Hove


Notts v Middlesex, LV= County Championship Div One, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Read ton relieves Notts pressure

Jul 7, 2015: Chris Read helped himself to a second century of the season as Nottinghamshire dominated day three against Middlesex at Trent Bridge


Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Read and Patel repel Yorkshire's push

Apr 22, 2015: A match that had been made particularly memorable by a trio of contrasting centurions on its first three days was saved by a collective display of grit from Nottinghamshire's middle order on the final afternoon

Paul Edwards at Trent Bridge

Middlesex v Notts, Lord's, 3rd day

Sun shines for Read as Notts stroll

Apr 14, 2015: Chris Read's rapid unbeaten century at Lord's confirmed Nottinghamshire's superiority in a match where they have gradually worn down Middlesex

David Hopps at Lord's

Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire, Hove, 3rd day

Pacemen put Yorkshire on the brink

Sep 11, 2014: It is probably fitting that Yorkshire should have been made to work for the win that will seal their 32nd Championship title

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

Lancashire v Notts, Aigburth, 3rd day

Gurney's cover drive brings Read relief

Jul 15, 2014: Nottinghamshire clung on to secure a one-wicket win against Lancashire at Aigburth on a thrilling third day

Paul Edwards at Aigburth

Chris Read

'The worst thing about being a keeper is stinky hands'

Apr 23, 2014: Chris Read talks about how unprepared he was for Test cricket, lessons from Stephen Fleming, and that slower ball from Chris Cairns

Interview by Jack Wilson

Chris Read

'Keeping is the most rewarding job on the park'

Mar 2, 2014: Chris Read talks about keeping, his call-up to the Test side, playing alongside his hero, and breaking a bat during his maiden first-class hundred

Interview by Jack Wilson
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