Lancashire’s Matt Parkinson is hoping to make up for lost time in the forthcoming Royal London One-Day Cup having not yet made his List A debut for the Red Rose. The England Lions leg-spinner has impressed in both County Championship and Twenty20 cricket since making his first-team bow in 2016, although his debut in the latter did not come until last year.A stress fracture in his back ruled the 21-year-old out of the early stages of last summer, including the RL50 group stages, but he returned to fitness and impressed in the T20 Blast, prompting the England selectors to hand him a place in their squad for March’s one-day Lions series against West Indies A in Antigua.They also picked him in the three-match North v South series in Barbados that followed where he was an ever-present in the North’s 2-1 win.So, he heads into Thursday’s opener against defending champions Notts Outlaws at Old Trafford, televised and under lights (2pm), with 12 wickets from six List A … [Read more...] about Matt Parkinson ready to make an impact for Lancashire in 50-over cricket
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The new chairman of Stirlands is relishing the opportunity of taking the club forward – and perhaps uncovering the next England hopeful. Richard Gubbins is optimistic the Birdham-based club can be the beating heart of the community. The 60-year-old said: “I’m so excited by it. I’ve been here for 18 years now. Previously I was working in Singapore when the highlight of my cricket career was to play for Singapore in two one day internationals against Malaysia. “The first thing I did having moved to Birdham was find out where the local club is, and my first experience with Stirlands was with the Singapore Cricket Club touring in 2000-2001, a great way to get to know them. Out top batsman arrived and played with a broken arm having faced Shoaib Akbar at Lashings the day before. Here we are, years later, and I was asked whether I would like to take over the role as chairman, and I said I’d love to.”Gubbins’ two sons, Will and Nick, have … [Read more...] about Who can follow Gubbins from local league to Lord’s?
The government’s immigration strategy is a risk to public health as the "hostile environment" it has created makes migrants less likely to get treatment for infectious diseases, experts have warned. Migrants living here legally are also affected by a raft of policies which work to deter them from seeking early testing or care for complications, the National Aids Trust (NAT) has told The Independent. “Migration is the major issue for anyone working on HIV and sexual health,” the charity's director of strategy, Yusef Azad said. “One cannot underestimate the degree to which the hostile environment creates an atmosphere of fear and suspicion and distance for many migrant communities from health care.” Read more Windrush citizen told to pay for cancer treatment ‘unclear on future’ Theresa May ignored warnings about ‘hostile environment’ policies Hostile environment policy seen as ‘almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany … [Read more...] about ‘Hostile environment’ prevents migrants accessing NHS and delays detection of infectious diseases, experts warn
0 Have your say The Yorkshire Post is delighted to welcome Darren Gough as new weekly columnist. He opens up with a broadside for England cricket chiefs. THE domestic cricket season is under way and one of my biggest bugbears regarding the game today is the ECB’s central contracts system for Test and one-day players.I was among the first group of England players handed a central contract and, initially, they did work and successfully managed my workload.But now, I just think that central contracts are just providing England players with longevity and not actually improving the team’s overall standard. Not enough of them are playing enough county cricket and it is almost as if England players are seen as above it.England Test players only seem to play it if they are out of form or get dropped. I think that is part of the problem we are having with county cricket. England selection over the years has been all over the shop, for me. You don’t know where the … [Read more...] about Darren Gough: It’s high time to rip up cricket’s central contracts
PUBLISHED: 10:00 12 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:29 12 April 2018 Exclusive by George Sessions Daniel Lawrence in batting action for Essex at Fenner's (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo) ©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468 The local youngster looks ahead to the 2018 season, discusses Anthony McGrath’s promotion and reveals his own targets for the campaign Essex face the camera in Barbados (pic Essex CC) For a 20-year-old, there is an impressive confidence about the way Dan Lawrence speaks when discussing his own ambitious and what Essex aim to achieve this season. The former Trinity Catholic High School student has forged quite the reputation since his debut in April 2015 and a glance at his stats shows you exactly why. Lawrence has scored 10 fifties and seven centuries in 41 first-class matches and played a big role in Essex’s Division Two and Division One triumphs. It is this form which earned him a spot on the England Lions tour to Australia and although injury … [Read more...] about Lawrence has strong inner belief the champions can create a lasting legacy