Leicestershire County Cricket Club has signed a new player and Matthew is thrilled to welcome him to the team. Niall O'Brien, the international batsman and wicket keeper joins the club on a three year deal from Northamptonshire.

The English and Welsh cricket board have decided that the current structure of test matches with be changed to be more in line with international rulings. The current system of 40 overs will be changed to 50 from 2014. The changes will also mean that counties will play eight CB50 group games and then the winning eight counties will progress to a quarter final stages.

Rob Taylor has recently completed his challenge and Matthew Joyce is continuing his journey to opposite ends of the country. The pair had set off from Land's End and John O'Groats, with one cycling and the other walking.

The end of the cricket season does not mean that Leicestershire County Cricket Club are slowing down. Since the end of the season the club has had a role in several great charity events, including a Macmillan Coffee Morning, raising money for the cancer charity that does amazing work for people affected by cancer.

Matthew's visit to Kemney Cricket Club was a great success as he helped them to celebrate 125 years of cricket. At over 100 years old, the club has seen many changes over the years, but are thrilled that recent times have seen them progress from the lower part of Grade 4, now with over 50 players on their books and fantastic new sponsors to support them.