Cheteshwar Pujara slams maiden hundred in county cricket
Cheteshwar Pujara slams maiden hundred in county cricket

Cheteshwar Pujara scored the 27th first-class century of his career and the first one in county cricket as Derbyshire seized the initiative against Leicestershire in a Division Two encountere, here today.

Kevin Pietersen unlikely to feature in Surrey`s final matches
Kevin Pietersen unlikely to feature in Surrey`s final matches

Kevin Pietersen`s faint hopes of an England recall suffered another blow on Monday when Surrey confirmed he was unlikely to play any first-class cricket in the final weeks of the season.

Not interested in playing county cricket: Ishant Sharma
Not interested in playing county cricket: Ishant Sharma

Cheteshwar Pujara will be playing for Derbyshire this season while Varun Aaron is also keen on plying his trade in the county circuit but Ishant Sharma, the seniormost bowler of the Indian Test team is not at all keen on playing in England.

Indian pacer Varun Aaron eyes County stint

Keen to follow in teammate Cheteshwar Pujara`s footsteps, Indian pacer Varun Aaron has expressed a desire to play County cricket in the near future.

Cheteshwar Pujara to join Derbyshire

India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is set to join Derbyshire for the final three County Championship fixtures of the season, it was announced Saturday.

Struggling Cheteshwar Pujara gets BCCI nod to play county cricket

Cheteshwar Pujara, who was among the top-order batsmen who failed to click in the five-Test series against England that India lost 1-3, has sought permission to play in the remainder of the English county season and will be allowed to do so by the Board.

Kaneria loses final legal challenge against life ban

Former Pakistan international Danish Kaneria has lost his final legal challenge in an English court against a life ban imposed by the England and Wales Cricket Board for spot-fixing while playing for county side Essex, it was announced Tuesday.

Former Proteas skipper Graeme Smith calls time on Surrey stint

South Africa great Graeme Smith will not be returning to Surrey next season, the English county announced Sunday.

Ready to be held accountable: Vincent

Disgraced New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent, who stands accused of fixing two county matches in England, on Friday said he is ready to be held accountable for his actions and has not made a plea bargain to escape tough punishment.

Aussie opener Rogers hits double ton in record chase

Australia Test opener Chris Rogers hit an unbeaten 241 as English county Middlesex chased down their highest fourth-innings total to clinch a seven-wicket win over Yorkshire at Lord`s on Wednesday.

Sangakkara signs for Durham

Kumar Sangakkara will warm-up for Sri Lanka`s forthcoming tour of England by appearing in the next two rounds of County Championship matches for title-holders Durham.

Spot-fixer Westfield reveals prison torment

Former Essex pace bowler Mervyn Westfield has revealed his torment at spending four months in prison after being found guilty of spot-fixing.

Surrey teen creates history by becoming youngest double-centurion in County Cricket

A teenaged English cricketer has reportedly made a record by becoming the youngest player to score a double century in the history of England`s County Championship with his 220 not out against county side Yorkshire.

Chawla takes 4 wickets, scores 32 in Somerset win over Surrey

Uttar Pradesh all-rounder Piyush Chawla continued his decent showing in the upper division of English County Championship as his side Somerset beat Surrey by seven wickets to log home five points.

Piyush Chawla`s 10-wicket haul goes in vain as Somerset loses

Leg-spinner Piyush Chawla`s dream run in English county circuit continued as he served a timely reminder to the Indian selectors with a match haul of 10-wickets for Somerset against Derbyshire in a Division One game here today.

Gautam Gambhir cuts short county stint due to family reasons

Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir has been forced to cut short his stint with Essex due to family reasons but the English county club is hopeful of his return before the end of the season.

Danish Kaneria to challenge his life ban in London commercial court

Tainted Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has filed an appeal in a commercial court in London against the life ban imposed on him for spot-fixing in county matches.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul joins Derbyshire

Veteran West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has signed a two-year contract to play for English county side Derbyshire.

Harbhajan Singh goes wicketless in debut match for Essex

Bidding to make a comeback to the Indian cricket team, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Thursday went wicketless in his first county match of the season for Essex as Gloucestershire piled up 284 for four at the College Ground here.

Ponting `no` to county cricket

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting on Friday rejected the chance to play county cricket this year as he bids to play one last Ashes series in England in 2013.