West Indies paceman Shannon Gabriel joins Worcestershire

Worcestershire have signed West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel for the final two matches of their County Championship campaign, the Midlands side announced Thursday.

Leicestershire hit with points deduction over player conduct
Leicestershire hit with points deduction over player conduct

Leicestershire have been deducted 16 points from their County Championship total for offences committed by their players over the last year, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Friday.

Jonny Bairstow marks England recall by sealing Yorkshire win
Jonny Bairstow marks England recall by sealing Yorkshire win

Jonny Bairstow marked his England recall with an unbeaten fifty as reigning champions Yorkshire beat Worcestershire by seven wickets on the final day of their County Championship clash at Scarborough on Wednesday.

England T20 winner Michael Yardy to retire
England T20 winner Michael Yardy to retire

Sussex all-rounder Michael Yardy -- a member of the England side that won the 2010 World Twenty20 in the Caribbean -- is to retire at the end of the season, it was announced Tuesday.

Ashwell Prince, Alviro Petersen stitch massive 501-run stand in county championship
Ashwell Prince, Alviro Petersen stitch massive 501-run stand in county championship

South African batsmen Ashwell Prince and Alviro Petersen piled on a record 501 runs for the third wicket in Lancashire`s county championship match against Glamorgan on Monday. 

Steve Smith lets his `bat do the talking` with Kent ton
Steve Smith lets his `bat do the talking` with Kent ton

Australia`s Steven Smith said he wanted to let his bat "do the talking" after the world`s number one ranked Test batsman opened his Ashes tour account with a century against Kent on Friday.

Leicestershire end 37-game winless streak
Leicestershire end 37-game winless streak

Leicestershire ended a 37-match winless run lasting two years and nine months as they beat Essex by six wickets in England`s County Championship on Wednesday.

Kevin Pietersen named in Shane Warne's English Test team
Kevin Pietersen named in Shane Warne's English Test team

Australian spin legend Shane Warne has picked sacked batsman Kevin Pietersen in his fictitious list of England Test team.

Surrey captain lauds `true professional` Pietersen
Surrey captain lauds `true professional` Pietersen

Surrey captain Gareth Batty hailed Kevin Pietersen as a "true professional" after the former England skipper struck a brisk unbeaten fifty against Glamorgan in the County Championship on Wednesday.

Hashim Amla signs up for Derbyshire stint
Hashim Amla signs up for Derbyshire stint

South Africa Test captain Hashim Amla will join Derbyshire next month for three T20 Blast fixtures and two County Championship matches, the English club announced on Tuesday.

Amla, 31, will replace Martin Guptill, who has been called up for New Zealand`s Test series against England.

Brendan Taylor`s ton run continues on Championship debut
Brendan Taylor`s ton run continues on Championship debut

Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor marked his County Championship debut for Nottinghamshire with a hundred against Middlesex at Lord`s on Sunday.

Jason Gillespie joy over Cheteshwar Pujara a sign of county change
Jason Gillespie joy over Cheteshwar Pujara a sign of county change

There was a time when the notion of an Australian coach of Yorkshire getting excited by the arrival of an Indian batsman at Headingley would have been unthinkable.

Kevin Pietersen shouldn`t expect England recall, says Alec Stewart
Kevin Pietersen shouldn`t expect England recall, says Alec Stewart

Exiled England star Kevin Pietersen shouldn`t expect an international recall despite his return to county cricket, according to his Surrey coach Alec Stewart.

Tillakaratne Dilshan signs for Derbyshire
Tillakaratne Dilshan signs for Derbyshire

Sri Lanka batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan will spend two spells with Derbyshire this season, the English County Championship Division Two side announced on Tuesday.

Pakistan`s Saeed Ajmal back with Worcestershire
Pakistan`s Saeed Ajmal back with Worcestershire

Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will return for a third spell with Worcestershire, the English county announced Tuesday.

Australian duo Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell join Yorkshire
Australian duo Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell join Yorkshire

Yorkshire have signed Australian batsmen Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell as their overseas players for the 2015 season, the reigning English county champions announced on Wednesday.

Cheteshwar Pujara in talks over Derbyshire return
Cheteshwar Pujara in talks over Derbyshire return

India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is in talks with Derbyshire over a return to the team for the 2015 season, the English county side revealed on Monday.

I`m not a racist, says Yorkshire`s Gale
I`m not a racist, says Yorkshire`s Gale

Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale expressed remorse over his abuse of Lancashire batsman Ashwell Prince in a newspaper interview published on Tuesday, but insisted that he is not a racist.

Yorkshire duo complete Professional Cricketers Association awards double
Yorkshire duo complete Professional Cricketers Association awards double

Yorkshire`s County Championship-winning openers Adam Lyth and Alex Lees were named player of the year and young player of the year respectively by England`s Professional Cricketers Association on Wednesday.

Lancashire relegated after defiant Middlesex dig deep

Lancashire were relegated to the Second Division of the County Championship on Friday after their decisive showdown with fellow strugglers Middlesex ended in a draw.