#UAE15: Derbyshire impress and so does Abu Dhabi

Cricket Badger’s editor, James Buttler, is currently out in Abu Dhabi and has been watching Derbyshire in their pre-season preparations - here is Blog 2…

UAE2015: Middlesex unveils pre-season Abu Dhabi plans

Middlesex will join several other counties in Abu Dhabi between 10 and 20 March and will play a number of twenty and fifty over matches against Yorkshire, Lancashire, Worcestershire, Derbyshire, an MCC Universities side and the MCC YC’s.

David Houghton joins Middlesex as batting coach

David Houghton has agreed to become Middlesex’s new batting coach to replace Mark Ramprakash who, after two years at the club, last week became England’s batting coach.

Middlesex sign Holden, Scott and White on summer deals

Max Holden, George Scott and Robbie White have all signed summer contracts with Middlesex, which mean they will be available to train with and play for the club when their educational commitments allow.

Billings Stars; Durham Win; Morgan Hits Magical Ton

Kent made it two wins out of two by beating Somerset, while Durham and Middlesex both got off the mark in Group B of the Royal London One-Day Cup with wins over Warwickshire and Surrey.