County Championship 2019

Discussion in 'general sports' started by butchersapron, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Brooks is a young 34 or whatever he is - didn't get playing till older and missed a lot of young man injuries.
     
  2. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Was at Headingley for Yorks final ball defeat by Lancs yesterday. Must have been one of the hottest days cricket I've experienced in this country. Certainly made a contrast with the gloves and hats weather at Nottingham two weeks ago.

    BTW New stand looks pretty good, sadly it wasn't open to spectators though.
     
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  3. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    Surrey looking good in the one day cup this year. That's seven wins out of seven now. Oh hang on...

    One the plus side, Spizz from Spizz Energi was in today's crowd - 'Where's Captain Kirk?' and the much better 'Soldier Soldier' etc. Was minding his own business but in full Spizz gear. Good lad.
     
  4. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    A couple of years ago a friend of mine was convinced a member of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (whose name I don't recall now) was sitting a few seats away from us at the Vauxhall End. He spent about half an hour summoning up the courage to go over and speak, and it turned out not to be him, which was embarrassing.
     
  5. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Yorkshire continuing this seasons habit not not being able to score runs in the first inning but making loads in the second. Coad picking up a fifer.
     
  6. Argonia

    Argonia Happy go licky

    Did Surrey win?
     
  7. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Drew at Taunton.
     
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  8. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Somerset having a bit of trouble finishing off Warks.

    Got the win now. Good start to the season butchersapron
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2019
  9. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Surrey not managing to force the win against Kent. Notts continuing to underperform, looking at their squad you think they should be doing better than this.
     
  10. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Another poor first innings batting performance from Yorks, I'm still not quite sure why we decided to bat first. Hamps 54 runs seems a pretty good lead in a low scoring match.

    Still at least it is not as bad as the lead Surrey have conceded.
     
  11. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Ballance hitting another century but not enough time left for Yorks to bowl Hamps out.

    The Warks-Surrey game should have a result though, Warks just need a single wicket.

    EDIT: And Surrey lost, that's three draws and a loss so far this season.
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2019
  12. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    I feel now is a good time to join in this season, conveniently ignoring the Roy/England fuck up, and note that Sussex have taken a 343 run lead over Middlesex in the first innings, which in no way means the opposition will fight back to 550 all out by tea on day 4 like everyone else has against us so far this year.
     
  13. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Won with 12 overs to spare having lost 4 hours play yesterday. 7 wickets for Ollie Robinson, 10 in the match. Big century from van Zyl and another from Ben Brown. Turning point?
     
  14. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Is it really going to rain from now until eternity for the next 3 days? Lancashire bowl Worcestershire out for 98 on day one (good to see Jimmy playing and taking 4-24 btw) ...and the draw is odds on favourite at 8/11. :(
     
  15. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Bizarre selection policy at Sussex where "20/20 specialist" and failed leg-spinner Will Beer, after 11 years and just 17 first class matches involving 18 innings batting at number 9, which had brought him less than 400 runs, was promoted to open the innings, presumably based on a career best score of 50 not out in his last game at Middlesex last week.

    The result? 76 not out off a mammoth 276 balls in a score of 257 for 5.

    No play Tuesday, rain.
     
  16. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Out for 97. :(
     
  17. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    He scored 56 of those in boundaries, meaning the other 41 runs used up no fewer than 322 balls. That's a lot of dots in the scorebook.
     
  18. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    Surrey finally win a game at the seventh attempt. Warks chasing a gettable 289 looked good at 190 for 4 but pressed the self destruct button and were all out for 215. 41 year old Batty continues to roll back the years while Sam Curran nabs a couple of vital wickets before his ECB-restricted 30 overs were up.
     
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  19. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Somerset still looking good.

    Good result for Yorks today beating Surrey. At one stage I thought Yorks might be looking at a loss but got there with 10 balls to spare.
     
  20. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    So looks like a two-horse race now.

    How do Somerset stuff it up from here? Well, last game of the season is at home against... Essex.

    I would like to see Somerset finally bag it - ridiculous that they've never won it. But good to see the title is going to a non-test team again at least. Pesky fuckers just won't know their place.
     
  21. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Many many ways. Simplest one is essex just walloping us again. As it stands we have every base covered with the bowling - prepare anything, we're ready. Our openers can't make 50, our middle order is all messed as a result and we have to rely on two kids as insurance or one of the overtons/lewis G whacking a quick boundary heavy get out of jail card. Our bowling units will be what may get us over the line though.
     
  22. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Excellent day's cricket at Headingley. Yorkshire's day after being put into bat but Somerset bowled hard with little reward (and their fielding was excellent). Lyth, Fraine and Ballance all fell to poor shots.

    With Yorkshire's batting you can never be sure but they should get towards 400
     
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  23. Casual Observer

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  24. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Can't read that, but I can answer the last bit. Is The 100 needed at all? No, it's not. Let's just scrap the whole idea and put the Blast on free-to-air telly instead. And tests and odis, and the 50-over one-day tourny. And the CC as well for good measure. :)
     
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  25. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    I'm not really interesting in general anti-100 rant pieces at this stage. They don't add anything new and preach to the converted.

    This piece, on the other hand, looks quite specific. "ECB facing revolt over the Hundred, with counties unhappy with ownership structure, governance, financial deal, downgrading of 50 over game & abuse of Icon Player rules. One county has lodged formal complaint about a partner, which ECB are investigating."

    Whilst the piece may not directly address the aspect, I'm particularly interested in clues as to why certain counties appear to be finding their voice after the horse has bolted and why those same counties effectively hid in the bogs when they were really needed over the last couple of years.

    The 100 would have been avoided were it not for the supine cowardice of the majority of counties. It's definitely going to happen. The best to hope for is that it withers and dies after a couple of years.
     

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