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The Cricket Paper voted ECB County Newspaper of the Year

Published: October 25, 2016

The Cricket Paper’s Executive Editor, Alex Narey, said: “The Cricket Paper is delighted to receive this award as recognition for its continued efforts to report and offer coverage of the county game.”

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Features & Columns

Paul Nixon column – Never get too high on praise or low on criticism

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Martin Johnson column – Didn’t bat, didn’t bowl, didn’t field, but, hey, was I man of the series?

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County archives – Lancashire 1956

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Associates – Why it’s time for the emerging nations to follow baseball’s lead

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County Cricket

Franks appointed Nottinghamshire’s assistant head coach

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Essex secure deal for Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir

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Irish bowler Murtagh extends Middlesex contract

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Teenager Hameed to make England debut

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Women’s Cricket

Lamb added to England women’s squad to take on Sri Lanka

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Wilson earns an ODI recall after six years in wilderness

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Smart Alex living up to her early promise

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