The Guerillashire Diaries: our weekly digest of the best county stories

Martyn Moxon, a one-time critic of the IPL, has altered his position on the competition, the Yorkshire director of cricket saying that while players such as Dawid Malan missing county matches to play in it is irritating, the knowledge that he can bring back from rubbing shoulders with the world’s best and pass on to the next generation is invaluable. Read the full story in the Yorkshire post

Sam Northeast says he feels fully embedded at the Ageas Bowl after signing a contract extension that will keep him with the county until at least the end of 2022. The middle-order batsman told the county’s website that “it feels a long time since I left Kent” and that having two overseas players would make the championship more competitive this summer. Read more from the Ageas bowl website

Marcus Harris, the left-handed Australian opener who was recently suspended for a match after knocking over a chair in disputing an umpiring decision while playing for Victoria against Tasmania in the Sheffield Shield, has signed for Leicestershire to play in the county championship and Royal London One-Day Cup. Read more from and Inside edge

With Marnus Labushagne’s arrival delayed by the Australian domestic season extension, Glamorgan have signed Ireland Test captain, Andy Balbirnie, as an overseas player for the start of the 2021 season. Cricket Ireland have agreed a short-term release for the Dubliner to join the club he spent some time with last year, notching a 99 not out in the Vitality Blast last season. No wonder he feels he has some unfinished business. Read more from Gamorgan Cricket

Every county is rich with historic tales, rich in heroism and derring-do and sometimes sadness and tragedy. County historians are themselves unsung heroes who delight and entertain faithful fans. Here, Dave Allen of Hampshire has unearthed the story of Oswald Cornwallis and his one and only county appearance, or rather, through tragic circumstance, non-appearance. Read more from the Ageas Bowl website

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