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John Murray, former England wicket-keeper, passes away

John Murray, the former England and Middlesex wicket-keeper batsman passed away on Tuesday at the age of 83. Murray watched Middlesex beat Warwickshire at Lord’s in a County Championship match on Tuesday, but fell ill thereafter. He died later that evening. Murray, considered among the most graceful wicket-keepers in the game, played 21 Tests for England, and scored a century against West Indies in 1966. He truly made his mark in the first-class circuit. He played 635 games, most of them for Middlesex, and…

Tendulkar with English county Middlesex launch cricket academy

LONDON: Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar announced an association with English county Middlesex to launch an academy to teach young girls and boys about the sport. The children aged between nine and 14 will be put through a comprehensive cricket curriculum at the "Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy" (TMGA). There will be several cricket camps beginning at English school Merchant Taylor's from August 6-9 but then venturing to Mumbai, London and further afield. "The academy will provide young girls and boys between…

London’s The Oval stadium evacuated after arrow attack

LONDON: Police evacuated The Oval cricket ground in London on Thursday after a bizarre arrow attack halted play in the match between Surrey and Middlesex. The arrow, reported to have a metal tip, landed near the Surrey fielder Ollie Pope and close to the pitch during the County Championship fixture. The players alerted the umpires, who promptly halted play, with fielders and batsmen running to the safety of the changing rooms before a crowd of more than 1,000 spectators was advised to take cover. No one was injured…