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Ryan Patel in action for Surrey

County diary

Durham resist role as rubbing rags of county cricket

County cricket's latest snippets include whether Tom Haines blow-dries his eyebrows, the year they threw bananas at Scarborough and whether Shiv Thakor has a cricketing future

Syd Lawrence in action for England B

England news

Lawrence swaps stages in new life

Coaches, city workers, coffee shop owners - all occupations of retired first-class cricketers. But David "Syd" Lawrence, once a fearsome fast bowler for England, has deviated somewhat in his second life.

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England cricket

From fast bowler to bodybuilder

David Lawrence, the former Gloucestershire and England fast bowler, is remembered for the horrific knee injury that all but ended his career in 1992. But, aged 50, he has reinvented himself as a champion bodybuilder