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WORLD'S BEST COMING HERE IN 2014
SARAH TAYLOR, named last week as the ICC International T20 player of the year for a second straight year, is coming to Guernsey early in 2014 as part of the GCB's women's cricket development scheme.
The Sussex and England wicket-keeper will be in the island from 17 to 19 February, fundamentally to work with the island women's squad but also conduct some junior master classes, all in the comfort and splendor of the ICG.
Sarah, who is ranked No. 1 in the world women's T20 rankings and No. 2 in one-day cricket, will be accompanied by her county colleagues, coaches Charlotte Burton and Alexia Walker, herself a former England international player.
Above: Sussex and England's wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor (picture courtesy of Sussex County Cricket Club).
DIVISION ONE COULD STAY THE SAME FOR ONE MORE YEAR
THE idea of a Premier League of four teams to rejuvenate evening cricket, may be put back 12 months.
And even then, the four will be five teams.
The possible change of heart from the GCB follows last week’s annual meeting, after which GCB, via its domestic cricket committee, gave more consideration to the plans and as a result propose deferring the Premier League by one season in order to create the fairest way of achieving the premier FIVE teams, not FOUR as first proposed, for the shorter form of the game...
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THE idea of a Premier League of four teams to rejuvenate evening cricket, has been put back 12 months.
DAVE BROOKS, the former chief executive of Sussex County Cricket Club and now an ex-officio member of the Guernsey Cricket Board, spoke enthusiastically and with an impressive degree of gravitas at this weeks GCB annual meeting part two.
THE touring England players would probably happily swap places with Guernsey opener Lucas Barker this weekend.
TWO highly important events for the cricketing fraternitys diaries next week.