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Phil Hughes 1988-2014

Phillip Joel Hughes (30 November 1988 – 27 November 2014)

Tributes to the Australian batsman who died following an extremely rare accident last week.

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Sam Robson (Middlesex)

Sam Robson (Middlesex)

In-form Durham have momentum to land title

“Durham are favourites because they’ve been on fire in recent weeks”

Sam Robson looks to the final matches of the 2013 season and what Middlesex might achieve in the championship.

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Fit for Cricket

Fit for Cricket

Should you Olympic lift for cricket

“Olympic lifts could give you a great boost in turning gym strength into on-field power”

Ross Dewar's latest cricket fitness blog looks at how to use specialised weights lifts in your training regime.

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Fit for Cricket

Medicine Ball drills for sport

“Using the medi-balls helps turn the strength you are gaining into usable power”

Ross Dewar gives more advice on conditioning the body for cricket, including a sample pre-game mediball session.

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Fit for Cricket

Bullet-proof your back

“If you are doing a ‘core’ program suggested by a gym instructor, it will probably be the same one they would give a 60-year-old grandma”

Ross Dewar blogs on the specific training needed to protect bowlers backs from the incredible strains put on their body from playing cricket.

 

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Alan Richardson (Worcestershire)

Alan Richardson (Worcestershire)

Ashes margin of defeat has been harsh on the Aussies

“Ian Bell and I signed for Warwickshire on the same day - the only difference was that I was 23 and he was 16!”

Alan Richardson has watched the Ashes and seen the class of Ian Bell that was apparent when they both signed for Warwickshire.

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Alan Richardson (Worcestershire)

Alan Richardson (Worcestershire)

‘Horrendously harsh’ to ban Batty from FLt20 finals day

“The incident between Bats and Peter Trego was just handbags really”

Alan Richardson explains why he thinks the decision to ban Gareth Batty for Friends Life t20 finals day was too harsh.

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Glutes key to injury prevention

"A lot of back injuries I’ve seen could have been prevented with a more effective program to activate the glutes"

Ross Dewar blogs about the benefits of not ignoring your glutes for cricketers in their training and warm up regimes.

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Sam Robson (Middlesex)

Sam Robson (Middlesex)

Australia won’t take Ashes defeat without putting up a fight

“Batsmen have to play spinners differently now and that’s the biggest thing I’ve noticed from watching DRS”

Sam Robson gives an insight into how DRS is affecting the decisions given, and the way batsmen have to play in his latest blog.

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Sam Robson (Middlesex)

Sam Robson (Middlesex)

Leading scorer Robson closes on 1,000-run milestone

“I’ve not really given the 1,000-run landmark too much thought, I’ve just taken each game as it comes.”

Sam Robson blogs on getting near to a milestone that he has never paid too much notice too in the past.

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