Local lads visit in preparation for T20 Tour
Robertsbridge was hit by the boys from Sussex this week.
Captain Michael Yardy, Will Adkin, new signing Joe Gatting and Chris Nash
all came and collected their new gear for next summer. Sussex’s season
starts early in 2012 with a T20 tournament in the West Indies. Both
Yardy and Nash have taken the new Quantum All Rounder boot and expect to see
the GN100 in the pre season Caribbean tour.
New Zealand has recalled the batsman Jesse Ryder in the 13-man squad to tour
Australia for two Tests in December. He joins fellow Gray-Nicolls
players, Kane Williamson and Wicket Keeper Reece Young. Ryder missed
the Zimbabwe Test, but are on course to be fit in time for the first match
of the visit to Australia, a four-day match against Australia A in Brisbane
from November 24. The first Test of the series is in Brisbane from
December 1 to 5.
Michael Powell, the former Glamorgan batsman, is set to extend his county
career after signing a two-year contract with Kent. Powell, 34, was
released at the end of the 2011 season after 14 years with his former county.
Having become only the third player to make a double-century on debut against
Oxford University in 1997, Powell became the seventh highest run-scorer for
Glamorgan with 12,377 first-class runs. He has also scored 4,640 o
ne-day runs and represented England A five times.
Gray-Nicolls are pleased to give you an insight into the life of the new
West Indian opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite. We caught up with
Kraigg just before the 3rd Test started this week and asked him a quick
fire 30 questions.
|Best Ground|| ||Kensington Oval, Barbados|
|Chinese or Indian|| ||Chinese|
|Movie or Music|| ||Music|
|First cricketing memory|| ||Scoring a century at age 11|
|Beach or Pool|| ||Pool|
|Hit in head or box|| ||Box|
|When picking a bat what are looking for|| ||Lightweight and thick|
|Bath or Shower|| ||Bath|
|Beer or Wine|| ||Wine|
|Doosra or Googly|| ||Doosra|
|Boobs or Bum|| ||Boobs|
|Looks or Personality|| ||Personality|
|Night in or Out|| ||Night in|
|Gower, Hussain or Atherton|| ||Gower|
|Blackberry or Iphone|| ||Blackberry|
|Text or call|| ||Call|
|Scoop or Dynadrive|| ||Scoop|
|Cab or Tube|| ||Cab|
|See the sights or PlayStation|| ||PlayStation|
|What’s the most likely item of kit you’ll forget to pack|| ||Bat|
|Dogs or Cats|| ||Dogs|
|Invisibility or Ability to fly|| ||Ability to fly|
|Same bat in all forms of the game|| ||Yes|
|The Times or Sun|| ||The Times|
|Crossword or Sudoku|| ||Crossword|
|First track on your Ipod|| ||No Air, Jordan Sparks|
|First Cricket bat|| ||Gray Nicolls Longbow|
|Treadmill or roads|| ||Roads|
|Place bat back in your bag or Tantrum|| ||Placer|
|Football or Rugby|| ||Football|
|Tea or coffee|| ||Tea|
|Three words that describe Gray-Nicolls|| ||Innovative, Class, Sensational|
Hampshire First Team regulars Michael Bates and Chris Wood visited
Robertsbridge on Friday to collect their new gear for the summer.
Both were impressive with the new look 2012 range. Follow both players
and their comments on our twitter link below. Hampshire has also
awarded development contracts to Adam Rouse and Tim Ravenscroft for 2012.
Ravenscroft, a batsman and occasional seamer, has also come through the
Second XI ranks. He scored over 500 runs in the Second XI across
all competitions. Rouse, the wicketkeeper, has an aggregate of 489
runs in the Second XI. He also took a catch as a substitute during
the Rose Bowl Test between England and Sri Lanka earlier this year.
Durham wicketkeeper Phil Mustard has signed a five-week contract with
Zimbabwean franchise Mountaineers. Mustard, who has played ten ODIs
and two Twenty20s for England, will join the team ahead of the Stanbic Bank
Pro20 which runs from November 25 to December 4. Mustard is coming
off a good Twenty20 season with his county, topping the batting charts with
366 runs at 30.50. He will also coach youth and senior sides with the
Mutare-based franchise. "I'm looking forward to joining up with the
Mountaineers, I think my experience in Twenty20 cricket has come on a lot
and I wanted to make sure that I kept my eye in over the winter," Mustard
said. "This opportunity allows me to play cricket but also lets me
take on some more responsibility in a coaching capacity."
Date: 24 November 2011