Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss talks to Simon about the upcoming Test series, Jonathan Trott and mental health in international cricket, and a possible comeback for Andrew Flintoff.
Bramhall and Stockport cricket clubs strengthened their positions in their respective divisions of the Vivio Cheshire County League last Saturday and Andy Searle chats to Nick Cantello and Matt Begbie from Bramhall and Mark Green from Stockport. He also looks forward to a big week for Lancashire and Cheshire and Cheadle cricket club’s 150th anniversary celebrations.
Andy Searle rounds up the weekend’s cricket action in Cheshire, including news of Marple’s encouraging start to the season, the difficulties facing Bramhall as they aim to host Cheshire’s next Minor Counties Knockout Trophy match and Poynton, Cheadle and Stockport’s victories that have put them in good positions in Division Two of the Chapel Press Cheshire County League. He also previews Lancashire’s important game at Warwickshire this week and Thursday’s opening Test match between England and the West Indies.
A glossy hardback has been released just in time for Christmas chronicling Lancashire’s first outright County Cricket Championship in 77 years.
Pure’s Andy Searle spoke to authors of “Champions….About Blooming Time” Chris Ostick and Graham Hardcastle. Jubilant coach Peter Moores also reflected on the achievement.
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The 2011 Cricket season ended on a wet note last weekend, but not before there was joy for some clubs and heartbreak for others. Andy Searle reports on what happened to Marple, Bredbury St Mark’s, Romiley, Woodley and Offerton as they chased promotion and championship glory.