Student cricketers have been given the opportunity to secure a first class degree alongside a first-class record next summer after it was announced that all six MCC Universities (MCCUs) have been awarded first-class status by the ECB.
Test cricket was given a vote of confidence at Lord’s, as the ECB announced a new sponsor for the five-day game.
England captain Andrew Strauss expects a tough examination from a resurgent Pakistan team when they meet early next year.
Australia won a thrilling Test match against South Africa by two wickets in Johannesburg to salvage an unlikely draw from the two-match series.
MCC has reacted with great sadness to the news of Basil D’Oliveira’s death, aged 80, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. The MCC flag at Lord’s was at half mast.
England’s preparations for a hectic 2012 have stepped up, with Andrew Strauss one of several Test players joining the ECB’s Performance Programmes.
Former MCC Secretary & Chief Executive Keith Bradshaw will take the reins at the South Australia Cricket Association in Adelaide, from January 2012.
Pink-ball day/night cricket will again feature in the 2012 West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) regional four day first-class competition.
MCC has sent the Sierra Leone Cricket Association (SLCA) an early Christmas present this November by donating a full set of cricket nets and an artificial playing surface to the governing body.
Sussex batsman Chris Nash is dreaming of further England honours after signing a new deal with his boyhood club.
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