Tag : cricket

Sport | Varsity – In pictures

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LS Head of Photography Leo Garbutt brings together the best images of the day from the LS Photo Editor team. Above: women’s Lacrosse @ 3G Pitch (Sam Broadley); below: women’s Rugby Union @ HC Pitch, Headingley Campus (Alice Greenfield). Below: men’s Rugby League @ HC Pitch (Matilda Cracknell).   Above: … Read More

Sport | England Strike Yorkshire Ballance

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Three Yorkshire players have been selected in England’s Ashes squad for the return series in Australia this winter. Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and newcomer Gary Ballance have all caught the selector’s eye and have been named in the 17 man squad. Zimbabwe born left hander Gary Ballance has impressed for … Read More

Sport | Thanks Hoggy

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Jack Fairs Matthew Hoggard, the former Yorkshire and England swing bowler, has announced his retirement from cricket. The Leeds born 36 year old played 67 times for his country at Test level, taking 248 wickets at an average of 30.50. Hoggard played for Yorkshire for 13 years between 1996 and … Read More

The Root to Success

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Stephen Topping As England approach their final fixture of the ICC Champions Trophy group stage, a few things are becoming quite clear: India are the team to beat, England’s bowling attack isn’t as convincing in the shorter format and Joe Root will be integral to any success England has for … Read More

Testing times for the IPL

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Jack Fairs 17/04/2013 The IPL has returned in 2013 with all its usual glitz and glamour, but it has not been such a spectacular start to the world’s biggest Twenty20 tournament for its resident Test Match legends. The Indian Premier League boasts such names as Tendulkar, Ponting, Sehwag and Sangakarra … Read More

Kiwi Challenge Continues

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David Grant 22/02/2013 New Zealand v England England have resumed the second leg of their tour of New Zealand in the one day format and on Wednesday morning clawed their way back into contention with an impressive win against the black caps in Napier. Last Friday England comprehensively overhauled New … Read More

Double or Nothing for Clarke

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LS Sport’s Sam Heath takes stock of Michael Clarke’s phenomenal achievement… Australian captain Michael Clarke put his name into the record books this week by becoming the first man to score four double centuries in a calendar year when he scored 230 against South Africa in Adelaide. To put this into … Read More

A Leeds Student's Take on the Test

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LS Sport’s Joshua Edwards decided to stay up for every ball of England’s first Test against India. Here’s his tale of cricket, commitment and caffeine… A 4am alarm. Just as many of my fellow students are finishing a night out on the town, I’m crawling out of bed to make a … Read More

England goes nuts for KP return

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After a bitter and all-too-public debacle, Kevin Pietersen will this week hold a ‘re-integration’ meeting with the national set-up in time for this winter’s tour of India. The South African-born batsman has committed himself to the England cause, saying “Playing cricket for England is the pinnacle of any career and … Read More

Gayle force Windies threaten to blow opponents away

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The ICC World T20 final takes place on Sunday, and while England will play no further part in the tournament, the four remaining teams all stand a very good chance of claiming the title. Host nation, Sri Lanka, play Pakistan in the first semi-final on Thursday and will be hoping … Read More