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County cricket 2011

The eternal squatter

Aug 29, 2011: After more than 20 years on the county circuit, Paul Nixon is leaving the game on a high

Nagraj Gollapudi

County news

Leicestershire's Twenty20 win eases financial woes

Aug 28, 2011: Leicestershire's Friends Life t20 win on Saturday and subsequent path to the Champions League Twenty20 will provide a huge boost - especially financially - to the county

Richard Sydenham

Leicestershire v Somerset, Final, Friends Life t20, Edgbaston

Nixon revels in ending 'written in the stars'

Aug 28, 2011: Leicestershire veteran Paul Nixon was granted a dream finale as he ended his time in English county cricket with a T20 win that was "written in the stars"

Liam Brickhill at Edgbaston

Leicestershire v Somerset, Final, Friends Life t20, Edgbaston

Nixon inspires Leicestershire to memorable title

Aug 27, 2011: A stunning one-handed grab by Paul Nixon - in his final match in England - dismissed Keiron Pollard and inspired Leicestershire to the Twenty20 title in a stirring contest at Edgbaston

The Report by Sahil Dutta at Edgbaston

Leicestershire v Lancashire, 1st semi-final, FL t20, Edgbaston

Leicestershire's celebrations muted despite win

Aug 27, 2011: Leicestershire captain Matthew Hoggard's celebrations were muted despite his side, ultimately, prevailing over Lancashire in a Super Over Eliminator to book their place in the Friends Life t20 Final

Liam Brickhill at Edgbaston

Hampshire v Somerset, 2nd SF, Friends Life t20, Edgbaston

Bristling Somerset storm into final

Aug 27, 2011: A Dominic Cork-inspired Hampshire very nearly hustled their way to their second successive Twenty20 final, but Somerset held their nerve in the second Super Over of what has already been a remarkable day to secure their passage to a showdown with Leiceste

The Report by Liam Brickhill at Edgbaston

Leicestershire v Lancashire, 1st semi-final, Friends Life t20, Edgbaston

Leicestershire hold nerve in Eliminator

Aug 27, 2011: Twenty20 Finals Day was introduced to its first One-over Eliminator as a mad-cap semi-final swung one way and the other before settling in Leicestershire's favour as Will Jefferson clubbed 15 runs of four balls in a dramatic finish

The Report by Sahil Dutta at Edgbaston

Friends Life t20 finals day

Spinners give Hampshire the edge

Aug 26, 2011: ESPNcricinfo preview Friends Life t20 finals day

The Preview by Sahil Dutta

County news

Nixon targets Indian fairytale

Aug 24, 2011: Paul Nixon is aiming for a career finale in India after confirming that he will be available for the Champions League should Leicestershire qualify

Andrew McGlashan

Scotland v Hampshire, CB40, Aberdeen

Soggy win for Hampshire

Aug 14, 2011: Hampshire recorded their fourth Clydesdale Bank 40 victory of the season after defeating fellow Group B strugglers Scotland by four runs on D/L

Sussex v Lancashire, Friends Life t20 quarter-final

Lancashire storm into semi-finals

Aug 8, 2011: A bruising innings of 44 from 31 balls from Karl Brown proved the difference between the teams as Lancashire overpowered Sussex to progress to the Friends Life t20 finals day at Edgbaston

ESPNcricinfo staff

Hampshire v Durham, FL t20, 3rd QF, Rose Bowl

Briggs bowls Hampshire to Finals Day

Aug 7, 2011: A five-wicket haul by left-arm spinner Danny Briggs set up a crushing 55-run win for Hampshire over Durham at the Rose Bowl

The Report by Liam Brickhill

Notts v Somerset, FL t20, 2nd QF, Trent Bridge

Pollard, Buttler take Somerset through

Aug 7, 2011: A barnstorming 66-run partnership between Kieron Pollard and Jos Buttler helped Somerset book their place for Finals Day for the third year running with a five-wicket win at Trent Bridge

The Report by George Dobell at Trent Bridge

Leicestershire v Kent, 1st QF, Friends Life t20, Grace Road

Leicestershire reach finals day with stunning chase

Aug 6, 2011: Leicestershire snatched a sensational three-wicket win against Kent to reach finals day in the Friends Life t20 for the fifth time

George Dobell at Grace Road

England news

Paul Nixon announces retirement

Aug 1, 2011: Paul Nixon, the Leicestershire and former England wicketkeeper, will quit all professional cricket this weekend

ESPNcricinfo staff

Friends Life t20

Twenty20 quarters announced

Jul 18, 2011: The dates for the Friends Life t20 quarter-finals have been announced with Somerset's trip to Nottinghamshire on August 7 the pick of the games

ESPNcricinfo staff

Warwickshire v Leicestershire, Friends Life t20, Edgbaston

Leicestershire spoil Edgbaston party

Jul 15, 2011: Leicestershire took the runners-up spot in the Friends Life t20 North Group when their five-wicket victory put a dampener on the opening of Warwickshire's £32million pavilion at Edgbaston

Sussex v Surrey, Friends Life t20, Hove

Goodwin stars in Sussex triumph

Jul 15, 2011: Murray Goodwin made the second Twenty20 hundred of his Sussex career to help his side reach the quarter-finals for the third successive year

Nottinghamshire v Worcestershire, Friends Life t20, Trent Bridge

Defeat means Worcestershire miss out

Jul 15, 2011: Nottinghamshire secured top spot in the North Group of the Friends Life t20 with a 25-run victory over Worcestershire, denying the visitors a place in the quarter-finals

Lancashire v Northamptonshire, Friends Life t20, Old Trafford

Lancashire end with massive victory

Jul 15, 2011: Lancashire heaped more misery on bottom club Northamptonshire with a 64-run victory in their final North Group fixture at Old Trafford.

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