Hoggy will be chief guest at the Foster’s Halifax League’s centenary dinner at The Shay Stadium in Halifax on Friday, May 9 (7.30pm). The league’s centenary book is due to be launched at the dinner.

Matthew Hoggard is looking forward to the start of the LV County Championship on 6th April 2014. Hoggy will be appearing at an event at Chester-Le-Street with fellow Ashes legends Simon Jones and Steve Harmison to preview the championship and share stories of their time playing for England.

Hoggy presented Carol Kirkwood the award for Best Weather Presenter at yesterday’s TRIC awards. One of the most prestigious award ceremonies in England, a host of top celebrities attended including Ant and Dec, Paul O’Grady, Eamon Holmes, Ruth Jones, Peter Andre and Susanna Reid.

Some of the winners on the night included:

Four of the country’s sporting icons will be appearing at a special event for Northampton Town Football Club at the Park Inn, Northampton. Matthew Hoggard will join snooker legend Willie Thorne, World Cup-winning rugby star Neil Back MBE and former footballer and England manager Glen Hoddle will appear at the exclusive event.

The announcement that Kevin Pietersen will no longer play cricket for England seems to have been coming for some time but has been met with shock by many in the cricketing world. On Tuesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) unanimously decided to move on without their highest ever run-scorer.