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Posted: 10 Minutes ago by: RHNote how liberal bigots revert to childhood when challenged and the continued wriggling by a member of the pc brigade ....RH
Posted: 4 Hours 31 Minutes ago by: Najeeb yboEven more from stupidy stupidy Henderson confirming once again that he is an idiot..
Posted: 6 Hours 53 Minutes ago by: Mike HolmansAs you implicitly acknowledge, that is not the unique answer to that problem. You don't have to abolish "the counties", but you can decide to ditch a third of them. I don't claim that it is a pleasant answer, but it is a different answer
Posted: 7 Hours 2 Minutes ago by: RHYet more wriggling by the pc brigade ... RH
Posted: 7 Hours 5 Minutes ago by: RHWriggl,y...wriggly...wriggly ... RH
Posted: 7 Hours 14 Minutes ago by: Hamish Lawswhich suggests that his contract didn't say he'd have to play for England teams if selected otherwise he wouldn't have been able to play it...
Posted: 7 Hours 21 Minutes ago by: Najeeb yboYou interrupted before reading on. You truly are an idiot.
Posted: 9 Hours 56 Minutes ago by: RHend of Day 3 Durham 350 and 25 for 3 (Roland-Jones 3-7) trail Middlesex 422 (Robson 84, Holden 71, Andersson 62, Stokes 4-72, Rushworth 3-60) by 47 runs Weather intermittently cloudy and sunny . Bright sunshine in the final session of t
Posted: 15 Hours 8 Minutes ago by: David NorthHe was still England-qualified in 1996. From Wisden 1997: "His decision to play for Australia A in the winter made it virtually certain he would not return, as it meant the loss of his England qualification." Courtney Walsh was Glouces
Posted: 1 Day 8 Hours ago by: Hamish LawsI think his first stint in County Cricket for Gloucestershire was as an England qualified player, he turned down a spot in the England A team at the end of 95 and must have played for them as an overseas player in 96 Later he played for K
Posted: 1 Day 9 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansOn further investigation, he was an overseas player, so he never signed a Kolpak contract, never stated that he would play for England if selected and did precisely none of the things that the village idiot and congenital liar said. As u
Posted: 1 Day 9 Hours ago by: Hamish LawsWas Symonds a Kolpak player? He was born in the UK, so I thought he was just on a standard county contract
Posted: 1 Day 11 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansHis lawyer at least would have been remiss if he didn't inform his client that the contract meant that he couldn't play for Australia while it remained in force. In a lot of the Kolpaks' cases - eg Jacques Rudolph - the clause was basic
Posted: 1 Day 12 Hours ago by: Hamish LawsPersonally I'm not convinced that Symonds would have looked further into the contract than "you'll be paid X to play country cricket for 3 years"
Posted: 1 Day 12 Hours ago by: RH"I'm afraid he is too far gone for any further treatment , nurse. Just make him as comfortable as possible... " RH
Posted: 1 Day 14 Hours ago by: RHThe UK has three times the population of Australia. Next! RH That much is a
Posted: 1 Day 14 Hours ago by: RHPlaying for a county is an end in itself. That is why even in these fragmented days players have long career. Nor is the money trivial for a county regular. RH Yes, it's nice if you go on to Allow free entry for a day's CC on the
Posted: 1 Day 16 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansI thoroughly agree, particularly that there are both areas of success and areas of failure. The thinking that I've been doing recently because of the conversations we've been having (among other reasons) is convincing me that it is in
Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: Andy Walker[I wrote: But there /is/ a unique answer to the problem that JZF points to [and which I agree is a problem], that if there many f-c teams then only a small proportion of the players are of Test standard. That much is a fact of mathemati
Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansI dispute "The". Certainly it is "A", but I think the Association of Cat-Skinners would beg to differ about there being a unique answer. All of us sitting around here pontificating on what will help players perform at ever-higher level
Posted: 2 Days ago by: Andy WalkerThat amounts to a claim that there should not be more than four or five f-c sides in any one country or, for that matter, in any one sport. It's a point of view, and I can see why it might appeal to those countries/sports where there ar
Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansFor once, I think the village idiot has got a particle of the right answer, but largely by mistake. When the bowlers of the 1950s were small, their families mostly did not have cars, and certainly not spare cars for mum to use when dad
Posted: 2 Days 7 Hours ago by: David NorthI'd have no objection to any England opener making 238 in 9 hours. Vince has never opened in a Test, although he has in ODI and T20I. At a bit of a stretch you could add Denly and Ali, who opened in 3 Tests each, but mostly didn't, an
Posted: 2 Days 7 Hours ago by: max.itAs usual he's wrong and needs to be corrected.. Up to 13 5 overs per spell 10 overs per day U/14 & U/15 6 overs per spell 12 overs per day U/16 & U/17 7 overs per spell 18 overs per day U/18 & U/19 7 overs per spell 18 overs per
Posted: 2 Days 8 Hours ago by: Hamish LawsNone of which is proven to be the cause so in no way are you proven to be right.
Posted: 2 Days 8 Hours ago by: Hamish LawsIt's possible, along with a lot of other things that reduce the bone healing ability or the strength of bones, but I'd expect that there'd be nutritionalist consults and if I was the ECB (or county organisation) I'd be getting tests done
Posted: 2 Days 9 Hours ago by: RH" The subcontinental patient is desperate for attention, doctor..." RH
Posted: 2 Days 9 Hours ago by: RHhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2022/05/20/do-england-fast-bowlers-keep-getting-injured/ Simple explanation: (1) the rule that no one under the age of 18 may bowl no more than (I think) 6 overs in a spell has meant that bowlers do no
Posted: 2 Days 12 Hours ago by: John HallI see that Jofra Archer has now joined the long list of bowlers with stress fractures of the back, before he was even fully fit from his previous injury. I wonder if insufficient calcium in the diet could be a factor in some cases?
Posted: 2 Days 13 Hours ago by: RHUnlike liberal bigot members of the ng I do not post fake accounts... RH
Posted: 2 Days 21 Hours ago by: mikeor *reining in :)
Posted: 2 Days 21 Hours ago by: mikeyes but I cant see macullum reigning in their attacking flair ;) and presumably lees will continue his role as top order limpet. Is it possible to make up a test XI of discarded england openers from the counties barring the current 2? C
Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: max.itPosterity shall not survey a nobler grave than this, Here lies the bones in the BoZo bin. Stop traveller and piss. max.it
Posted: 3 Days ago by: max.ithttps://northerncricketunion.org/database/2022/news/articles/article1631.shtml Luke's honesty about his future international ambitions has lost him his place in the FC competition. I like honesty. max.it
Posted: 3 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansNot disagreeing either, but why did they have such a hard time early on in their international careers? Might they have done better if they had had experience of high-pressure environments before they played Test cricket, given that suc
Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: RHTYson had a FC career running from 1952 ( 1 match), a few matches in 1953 before making his Test debut in 1954 against Pakistan and then regular first class work until his retirement in 1960. Despite his short career Tyson took 767
Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: RHhttps://www.espncricinfo.com/story/county-championship-2022-dukes-admit-quality-issue-with-batch-of-balls-for-early-stages-of-county-season-1315431 Manufacturers have sent out new boxes to counties after surge in number of 500-plus totals
Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: RHDebuts to date in 2022 Batsmen (1) James Wharton (Yorks) Wk Keepers - Pace Bowlers (4) Matt Potts (Derby) RFM Oliver Gibson (Durham) RFM Andrew Gorvin (Glamorgan) RM Ben Gibson (Worcs) LFM Spinners - No
Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: RHEnglish cricketers making CC debut in 2022 - 7th round of matches No Debuts - very unusual to have such a long run without any debuts. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ De
Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: John HallIn message <email@example.com>, jack fredricks <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes I think the main problem with both Crawley and Pope is that they're TOO exciting, attacking balls that given the match sit
Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: steve hagueNot disagreeing, but also it can take time for a player to adapt to Test cricket, time which T20 players don't have. How many Tests did Grahame Gooch play before he looked to be good enough? Or Mike Gatting? Steve Hague
Posted: 3 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansIndeed. Is it just my imagination, or are most of the people who get these stress fractures young bowlers? If so, then from his vast and entirely accurate memory the village idiot ought to be able to name all the bowlers who lasted abo
Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: Hamish LawsYou're listing Frank Tyson as evidence that fast bowlers back then didn't have injury issues? How bold of you.. Also he had back issues before his test debut based on past perfomance that means there must be hundreds of them
Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: Hamish LawsI think he had stress fractures in his legs rather than his back I'd agree, I think averaged 21 when he had the first 1, 20.45 for 83 wickets when he had the second and 28.34 after he came back from that one. Quite likely, his bowling
Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: Hamish LawsHope it all goes well for both of you
Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: jack fredricksFirst they came for the Australian cricketers, and I did not speak out—because I was not an Australian cricketer.
Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansThat's not the village idiot himself. It's another idiot. I'd guess he's complaining that no-one sensible is getting involved in some argument between inhabitants of bozo bins. Cheers, Mike
Posted: 3 Days 7 Hours ago by: Richard DixonNow now Robert. No-one likes a fake email account.
Posted: 3 Days 7 Hours ago by: jack fredricksIs the pressure caused by crowds/expectations/selectionworries/etc or skill differences? Pope is again averaging around 70 in CC. Far, far more than what he averages in Tests.
Posted: 3 Days 7 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansNote that I'm not saying that Test players shouldn't play four-day cricket. I am saying that playing a season or two in the IPL is as valuable as playing county cricket was/is for the overseas players who came and learned about different
Posted: 3 Days 8 Hours ago by: Richard DixonYou only need to see the comfort with which Pope plays county cricket and how skittish he's seemed in an England top of late to underscore what you're saying. Richard
Posted: 3 Days 8 Hours ago by: RHNope because he was not English ... RH
Posted: 3 Days 9 Hours ago by: jack fredricksYou've not answered this yet - did you consider Roy English? Up until he made his decision, that is.
Posted: 3 Days 9 Hours ago by: RHStokes is playing for Durham Matty Potts is not playing for Durham Harry Brook is playing for Yorks RH
Posted: 3 Days 9 Hours ago by: jack fredricksSo long as you understand that's pure speculation.
Posted: 3 Days 9 Hours ago by: RHHe signed the CC contract simply to allow him to gain entry to the CC. Next! RH .H
Posted: 3 Days 9 Hours ago by: jack fredrickshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7Cf1QKIqQc
Posted: 3 Days 9 Hours ago by: RHStrange how England Test teams playing in 3 day CC matches - which was the norm for the vast majority of the time from 1877 (when Tests began) until the 1990s - were considerably more successful than England sides have been sinc
Posted: 3 Days 9 Hours ago by: jack fredricksI don't think the significant pressures of Test cricket are the same as those in T20. The primary cause of pressure in Tests is the high quality play. A batsman might face 50 balls without a decent scoring opportunity. Or a relentless bow
Posted: 3 Days 10 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansI was talking to a bloke I vaguely know in my local coffee bar who was a professional footballer who went into coaching and is now retired. What football teams do in the first few minutes of a big game is assess which of the opposition pla
Posted: 3 Days 12 Hours ago by: jack fredricksThe only thing that excites me about this batting line up is Stokes @ #6. And of course the taken-for-granted Root.
Posted: 3 Days 12 Hours ago by: jack fredricksThe contract he signed is tangible evidence of otherwise. You have nothing but your imagination.
Posted: 3 Days 13 Hours ago by: RHPlace your bets here as to whether Lazarus is (1) building up to telling the ng that he has only weeks to live or (2 )is to be on life support for the rest of his life... RH
Posted: 3 Days 13 Hours ago by: RHDear oh dear. He clearly had no intent to play for England as was evidenced by his rejecting of England as soon as his bluff was called by his selection for England. RH
Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: jack fredricksThere's nothing to say. RH's ever changing and poorly articulated position on who is English and who is not most probably classifies Roy as "Not English". Now RH is complaining that Roy didn't play for England? RH should be happy. It
Posted: 4 Days ago by: max.itHe's getting some feeling back now but it's still clumsy, probably it will be fine but it is taking a very long time to improve.He broke that same right side elbow before and he has that flexi thing in his joints hyperextension and it wa
Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: mikeI think using the word axe is a bit harsh. Robinsons had several problems with injury and fitness since the ashes, so they are probably wise to wait til theyr sure hes fully recovered. However I think hes a much better bowler than overton
Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Nasti ChestikovThere does seem to be some tumbleweed amongst the regulars.........maybe Mike's too busy on his crosswords and ignoring his (quite tasty) wife............
Posted: 4 Days 9 Hours ago by: RHhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2022/05/18/england-axe-ollie-robinson-hand-two-new-caps-new-zealand-test/ England axe Ollie Robinson and hand out two new caps for New Zealand Test squad In Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes' first squad,
Posted: 4 Days 10 Hours ago by: RHTalk about snouts in the through ... RH
Posted: 4 Days 12 Hours ago by: RHThere is something like a precedent for breaking away in English cricket although at the level of individual players . When the Packer revolution began in the late 1970s the English cricket authorities tried to ban those who took th
Posted: 4 Days 13 Hours ago by: David NorthDerbyshire. Looking at his record, he wasn't much cop at that either. https://www.espncricinfo.com/player/tom-harrison-14064
Posted: 4 Days 13 Hours ago by: RH"Andrew Symonds signed a three-year contract with Gloucestershire which included the clause that he will play for England if selected." https://cricxtasy.com/news/andrew-symonds-rejected-play-england-for-australia-dream/cid7401707.htm
Posted: 4 Days 21 Hours ago by: mikeHe was still earning £512,000 pa after that, plus he got a share of the 2.1m bonus paid to ecb exec types last year, at the same time as they sacked 62 people.. And hes being doing this for 8 years so hes done pretty well for himself at
Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: jack fredricksIf I played for Gloucestershire for 3 years I'd also want to play cricket elsewhere.
Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: jack fredricksAs someone with a similar life story to Roy (born in England, raised in Aus), I can assure everyone it's possible to feel a true bond to 2 different countries. If I was offered the chance to play for both countries my heart would say "En
Posted: 5 Days ago by: jack fredricksWell, yeah, the pandemic put a dent in things.
Posted: 5 Days ago by: jack fredricksLet them. They'll come crawling back in no time. Play for England vs Play for a club that can't financially support itself.
Posted: 5 Days ago by: jack fredricksAnd almost none of that is thanks to County Cricket red-ball matches. FC is a dead product. Sure, there might be a few flutters here and there. But it's just a kicking corpse. I'd love for it to be more popular... but it's just not goi
Posted: 5 Days ago by: RHThe most astonishing thing about Harrison is his pay allegedly £500k . I have been watching county cricket since the 1950s. During that long period of time not once have those in charge of English professional cricket made a serious atte
Posted: 5 Days ago by: RHhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2022/05/17/tom-harrison-ecb-chief-executive-england-clare-connor/ Counties threaten 'breakaway' as Tom Harrison resignation plunges English cricket deeper into chaos Plus, Q&A: Why are the counties unhapp
Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: max.itThat sounds like a lot. I'm not up on wages rises and cuts, I've seen my kid's payslips and they look like my entire annual HMRC return. max.it
Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: steve hagueImran Khan had one, which meant he played for Pakistan as a batsman for nearly a year. Ian Bishop would have been an ATG in my opinion if not for the injuries that beset him. I'd say the same about Simon Jones. Steve Hague
Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mike HolmansEveryone at the ECB took a 25% pay cut in 2020, I think. Cheers, Mike
Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: max.itI read Matt Fisher is out now too with a back injury. If bowling with full pace and control is causing bowlers to get hurt then something will have to give. It can't keep being the body and it can't be control so it would have to be pace
Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: max.itHe had a pay rise of £114,000 in 2019 and then a 25% pay cut in 2020. That is quite some variation in quick time. There's a cunning plan in there somewhere. max.it
Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: RHOh dear, I do hope Lazarus is not leading up to telling the ng that he only has a few weeks to live or or that he will be on life support for the rest o his life... RH
Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: RHHis salary was said to be £500,000 which tells you something about the amount of money in English cricket at present. RH
Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: RH"Andrew Symonds signed a three-year contract with Gloucestershire which included the clause that he will play for England if selected." https://cricxtasy.com/news/andrew-symonds-rejected-play-england-for-australia-dream/cid7401707.htm
Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: RHPAVLOVIAN RESPONSE OF LIBERAL BIGOT TO NON PC KLAXON ! PAVLOVIAN RESPONSE OF LIBERAL BIGOT TO NON PC KLAXON ! rh
Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansThat depends on how you take the Kolpak clause about making oneself available for England if selected. Saying that you will while having no intention of doing so if actually selected is at least arguably pretending to be English. But i
Posted: 5 Days 7 Hours ago by: David NorthNone of that says that he pretended to be English or called himself English.. It does, however, say that "he declared that his allegiances lay with Australia" after one season of county cricket, not after "he had been playing in England f
Posted: 5 Days 7 Hours ago by: max.itI have fractured L4 & L5, the doctor showed me on a model where the breaks were. They never heal but tramadol helps although you don't realise that until you run out of meds for a few days. If pain from biliary colic was only as easily
Posted: 5 Days 7 Hours ago by: Richard DixonLARGE LIST OF NAMES FROM THE 1950S KLAXON ! LARGE LIST OF NAMES FROM THE 1950S KLAXON !
Posted: 5 Days 8 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansHarrison has resigned as ECB CEO. Clare Connor is taking over temporarily until a permanent successor is appointed. I doubt anyone will mourn his departure: it's been clear for two years that he is hopelessly bad at his job. I'd rather
Posted: 5 Days 9 Hours ago by: RHThe reasons I gave in an earlier post are plausible causes of stress fractures in pace bowlers. Those from the older generation who grew up in the period 1946-1960 (and earlier decades before) will remember large numbers of pace bow
Posted: 5 Days 9 Hours ago by: Hamish LawsYeah, it'd be unlucky. Normally if you're compressing nerves when you sleep you'll move to free them, occasionally people sleep with a leg pressing down on something and they've damaged a nerve so their foot flops for a fair while until t
Posted: 5 Days 10 Hours ago by: Hamish Lawsa lot of small cracks in the lower spine, mostly it's down to overuse/repetitive forces being exerted It's also more likely with a mixed action a hell of a lot of quick bowlers get stress fractures in the back Lillee, Bishop, iirc Johnson
Posted: 5 Days 10 Hours ago by: RHCorrect. RH
Posted: 5 Days 10 Hours ago by: RHOh dear, yet another liberal bigot devoid of argument ... RH
Posted: 5 Days 10 Hours ago by: RHSimple explanation: (1) the rule that no one under the age of 18 may bowl no more than (I think) 6 overs in a spell has meant that bowlers do not have an opportunity to toughen their bodies from an early age by bowling as much as t
Posted: 5 Days 10 Hours ago by: John HallIn message <email@example.com>, max. it <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes That's amazingly unlucky. I believe most trapped nerves become untrapped very quickly. I hope he makes a full recovery. I've not heard of an instance
Posted: 5 Days 10 Hours ago by: John HallIn message <email@example.com>, jack fredricks <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes I see from his obituary that his foster parents took the family to Australia when he was only three months old, and that h
Posted: 5 Days 21 Hours ago by: max.itHayfever too. max.it
Posted: 5 Days 21 Hours ago by: mikeIt seems that fate wont allow them to fbs: some unwritten law determines they must decline to medium pacers. or maybe england fbs are just cursed. either way its the first blow for the new regime. add Wood whos just had surgery on hi
Posted: 5 Days 22 Hours ago by: alveyI still don't understand why you bother with Henderson. In the immortal words of the philosopher Joe Walsh, "You can't argue with a sick mind". alvey
Posted: 5 Days 22 Hours ago by: alveyQld is in tears.
Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: jack fredricksBy 1 racist clown. Roy was an Aussie, through and through.
Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: max.itMy Son woke up with a dead arm, after a few moments everything came back to normal except his right hand is almost totally paralysed. His sleeping position trapped some nerves in his neck (C5, C6? )and it's going to be a big job to fix i
Posted: 6 Days 1 Hour ago by: RHSimple explanation: (1) the rule that no one under the age of 18 may bowl no more than (I think) 6 overs in a spell has meant that bowlers bodies do not have an opportunity to toughen their bodies from an early age by bowling as much as
Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: John HallIn message <email@example.com>, max. it <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes Presumably it's a stress fracture of the back. It seems to be a common complaint of fast bowlers. Both Currans have had one recently. Didn't Denis Li
Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: max.itWhat is it with these back injuries? Everytime England get a decent pace bowler he gets broken. What even is a lumbar stress fracture? max.it
Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: max.itSymonds is being castigated for choosing Australia over England, but had he chosen England the resident racist spunkbucket would have said that he wasn't unequivocally English. max.it
Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: RHWikipaedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Symonds#English_counties Symonds played for four English counties during his career—Gloucestershire, Kent, Lancashire and Surrey. Symonds first appearance for an English county was wit
Posted: 6 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansProbably the same evidence as he had that counties raise a lot of money - his own unbounded imagination, wholly untethered to reality or sense. Cheers, Mike
Posted: 6 Days 7 Hours ago by: RHThank you for demonstrating your incomprehension of the purpose of national sides... RH
Posted: 6 Days 7 Hours ago by: David NorthWhat evidence do you have of him pretending to be English and calling himself English? I'm not sure what declarations (if any) he had to make at the time, but the current one does not require a player to declare that he is English (or We
Posted: 6 Days 8 Hours ago by: Najeeb yboHe had to choose between the best team and England. Maybe he didn't want to lower his standards.
Posted: 6 Days 11 Hours ago by: RHWhat mischaractisation ?
Posted: 6 Days 11 Hours ago by: jack fredrickswere revealed publicly Next! RH . Ignoring the mischaracterisation.. yes. He had to make his mind up and he did. He's an Aussie. Was, that is.
Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: RH
Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: RHHe used his British birth to gain access to English professional cricket and did not declare for Oz until he had been playing in England for some years and it was only when his bluff was called by being selected for an England A team t
Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: RHThe trend towards very heavy scoring overall continues , especially in division 1 . . RH Division 1 4 matches 3 Draws 1 win by an innings and 246 runs Completed Innings scores including all out, declared innings closure and inning
Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: RHOh dear, one of the children has stayed up way past his bedtime.... RH
Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: jack fredricksAnd let me guess. A dozen cash paying customers = £345,000? 345k x 27 CC matches x 100 rounds = £6.99 trillion p/a All this means CC should get rid of foreigners. (I hope the ng is ok with me just pulling a number out of my ass).
Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: jack fredricksMeh. Who cares. The main issue is RH's post is meaningless. Roy's loyalties were 100% with Australia. That should be celebrated. Roy loved Australia and made his life here. Only 1 person in this ng has a problem with that fact.
Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: RHNope: RIP Andrew Symonds Mike Holmans 6:30 AM (12 hours ago) Killed in a car crash. Cheers, Mike RH 9:20 AM (9 hours ago) to Before Symonds opted for Australia rather than England or the Windies I think he was selected for an Engla
Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: Nasti ChestikovI'm 100% English but if you gave me the choice of playing for Australia or England, I'd choose Australia every time. Not sure what the angst is with RH's post?
Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: John HallIn message <email@example.com>, Mike Holmans <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes Yes, RIP.
Posted: 7 Days 7 Hours ago by: RHOh dear, Very PC Dixon projects his tiny life ... RH
Posted: 7 Days 8 Hours ago by: RHA number of players I had not seen before Luke Holman LBG. Kept his length pretty well although he got knocked about a bit as Notts pushed for a declaration. If I had any criticism I would say he like many leg spinners new to FC cri
Posted: 7 Days 8 Hours ago by: RHOn Saturday I went Lords for the first time since Covid arrived. When I arrived at the Grace Gates I discovered to my astonishment that that Lords had gone payment by card only or close to it. After I pressed the gate staff on whether
Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: Richard DixonAnd replying to a message on here within 4 minutes. uk.sport.cricket is your social life, isn't it, you absolute tragic?
Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: RHEver the person who tells the truth. RH
Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: RHThe time for truth is always the time... RH
Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: Richard DixonParticularly love this anecdote from Key's book. No-nonsense ! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FSx-GAmXwAIMF7R?format=png Richard
Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: RHmaster Unwholesome rejects the truth again ... RH
Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: Richard DixonEver the contrarian twat still, I see, Robert.
Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansOne can rely on the inhuman beast to demonstrate his inhumanity whenever the opportunity arises. Cheers, Mike
Posted: 7 Days 9 Hours ago by: Hamish LawsReally not the time
Posted: 7 Days 11 Hours ago by: RHBefore Symonds opted for Australia rather than England or the Windies I think he was selected for an England A team which offer flushed out where his loyalties lay.. RH
Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansKilled in a car crash. Cheers, Mike
Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: RHAndrew Samson claims it is new record so there is goo chance it is... RH
Posted: 8 Days 1 Hour ago by: RHI'm afraid he hasn't got it in him to argue his point.. RH
Posted: 8 Days 2 Hours ago by: John HallIn message <i1SQYZBOM3fiFw9i@jhall_nospamxx.co.uk>, John Hall <email@example.com> writes In the event, he was out for 5.
Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansFair enough. Cheers, Mike
Posted: 8 Days 4 Hours ago by: David NorthThat's the difference between the old record and the new - it was meant as an indicator of how much of an outlier the new record is.
Posted: 8 Days 7 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansForgive me, but what is interesting about the number of totals "within 62" of the old record? It seems a rather idiosyncratic range. Cheers, Mike
Posted: 8 Days 10 Hours ago by: David NorthThat would be an achievement in a match in which no-one has yet got out in single figures. Wright and Fernando were the only two previously whose 6 ducks consisted of 3 pairs. Wright did it in his first 3 FC matches.
Posted: 8 Days 10 Hours ago by: David North671 is a large increase on both that county record (adding 68) and the FC record (adding 62). There are 12 other totals within 62 of the old FC record. If they hadn't declared, they might well have pushed the record to over 700 - the l
Posted: 8 Days 10 Hours ago by: John HallIn message <je92t1FmqtbU1@mid.individual.net>, Brian Lawrence <Brian_W_Lawrence@msn.com> writes But apparently the overall f-c record was previously 609 by Namibia against Uganda - which I'm a little surprised is rated as a f-c fixture.
Posted: 8 Days 12 Hours ago by: Brian LawrenceNotts 581 was surpassed by Surrey in 2005 - 603 (HS 89) v. Gloucs <https://stats.acscricket.com/Records/First_Class/Overall/Team/Large_Totals_Without_Century.html> Six sonsecutive f/c ducks had been achieved about a dozen times. <
Posted: 8 Days 21 Hours ago by: max.itThere have been a few 90 somethings, I only do a briefly on the scorecards but batsmen getting 90 something seemed to stand out. max.it
Posted: 8 Days 21 Hours ago by: mikeSurrey made 671-9 without a century, pope making 96. I thought the record score without a ton was 581 by notts, so is this the new record? Also in this match was Gilchrist who i read online had previously broken the record for most consecu
Posted: 9 Days ago by: max.ithttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIALn3rT0nQ max.it
Posted: 9 Days ago by: max.itA stunt double. max.it
Posted: 9 Days ago by: Mike HolmansAs can be inferred from his handle, Chestikov is one of the village idiot's acolytes who went into the bozo bin ages ago. I'd think of taking his advice as often as I'd take the village idiot's. Cheers, Mike
Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: max.itIt isn't a label, it's an acurate observation. Hard on village idiots everywhere to have Henderson included in their tribe. max.it
Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: Nasti ChestikovNo need to be so disrespectful Mike. Just because you disagree with the observations of another poster, labelling him as "the village idiot" says more about you than it does about him. Please try harder.
Posted: 9 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansI can just about understand how the village idiot came up with the idea that I was panicking about bringing factual content to the discussion: he's never felt the need to use facts when blethering nonsensically about the game, and think
Posted: 9 Days 6 Hours ago by: Hamish LawsHumh, you pull figures out of your arse that are out by around 100%, Mike has looked at the actual books of the counties... Who should we believe about the issues? Such a hard choice...
Posted: 9 Days 18 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansThe fact that he spent 13 hours grafting out 302 in a Test as well as scoring those ridiculously fast hundreds in T20 suggests he knows about balancing attack and defence while remaining positive, which is what England's Test batting has
Posted: 9 Days 18 Hours ago by: alveyGood luck to him. I liked the way he played and his philosophy on the game. alvey
Posted: 9 Days 22 Hours ago by: mikejust like the new zealanders;) and we play them next. hmmm interesting appointment, wonder if Stokes had some input on this, and how it will shape the selection of the test team. mike
Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: max.itIf some of that Kiwi attitude would rub off on the team it would be a great start. max.it
Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansSo we now have a New Zealander as Test coach and a New Zealander as Test captain. Very neat. Cheers, Mike
Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: RHWrong in principle to have coaches/managers for national teams who are not drawn from the nationality of the national teams they manage, eg the coach of the national side NZ should be a Kiwi. Anything else means coaches/managers ar
Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: RHTranslation: master Unwholesome in a panic .... RH
Posted: 10 Days 6 Hours ago by: RHThe players in the 1990 season were not playing CC cricket in early April - starting from 7th April this year. RH
Posted: 10 Days 6 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansThey've been cleared. It's official. Cheers, Mike
Posted: 10 Days 6 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansIt seems that we're just awaiting some formalities before Brendon McCullum is appointed Test coach. Andrew Miller's piece on Cricinfo: https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/brendon-mccullum-educated-punt-would-give-england-test-team-an-overd
Posted: 10 Days 7 Hours ago by: David NorthDickson was out for 5 this morning. Derbyshire and Sussex are bowling.
Posted: 10 Days 8 Hours ago by: RHEnglish cricketers making CC debut in 2022 - 6th round of matches No debuts in this round of matches. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Debuts to date in 2022 Batsmen (1) J
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Posted: 10 Days 21 Hours ago by: Andrew SmithThere isn't much racism in England. It's one of the least racist countries in the world. For example, we don't have rahoonery, like Ireland. https://thepienews.com/news/icos-survey-40-of-international-students-in-ireland-experience-rac
Posted: 10 Days 22 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansAs I've already pointed out, I've consulted the annual reports and accounts of most of the non-Test-hosting counties covering the past pre-Covid season 2019 - Derbys, Northants, Leics, Worcs and Glos. None of them collect more than £3
Posted: 10 Days 23 Hours ago by: mikeand all 3 born abroad who have learnt their cricket on dry hard wickets, bit like the weather so far in the championship. mike
Posted: 10 Days 23 Hours ago by: mikecheers mike
Posted: 10 Days 23 Hours ago by: mikeI remember hearing on tms last summer some discussion about counties expenditure and apparently many foreign internationals are only hired if they or the county bring in a sponsership deal to pay most of the costs, eg accomodation, car,
Posted: 11 Days ago by: max.itIt's even been pointed out here today that the verified figures of the counties ins and outs are available to view, examine, appraise whatever. "The figures that I use do not have to be exact for this exercise". Jaysus wept - with laug
Posted: 11 Days ago by: John HallIn message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RH <email@example.com> writes It's true that Surrey are quite well off. But as I pointed out, it's almost certainly very different for counties such as Leicestershi
Posted: 11 Days 1 Hour ago by: max.itSaving £200,000 would be great but an overseas pro for £4000 is a total bargain. max.it
Posted: 11 Days 2 Hours ago by: RHThat is what I am trying to get people to understand. The figures that I use do not have to be exact for this exercise. What is important is to disabuse people of the idea that the Counties bring in very little. RH but I think i
Posted: 11 Days 3 Hours ago by: John Hall
Posted: 11 Days 4 Hours ago by: RHCall the Championship memberships (existing and new) £150 7500 times times £150 - £1,125, 000 Big money again. And of course the other half of the 15,00 will bring in a decent amount as well. RH
Posted: 11 Days 4 Hours ago by: RHMaster Unwholesome panics in the face of solid argument and facts... RH
Posted: 11 Days 4 Hours ago by: RHThanks for that, Toby. But the point about all these direct revenue streams is that they produce sizeable sums of money. Apart from the revenue already mentioned there are the sponsorship, club shop takings and the catering. Ther
Posted: 11 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansI wonder why the village idiot offers us estimates of membership subscription income based on fantasy when he could just as easily find out what the membership rates really are and how much they actually raise by simply looking at the cl
Posted: 11 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansIt's amusing to see a thread entitled "Don't underestimate the money the counties bring in" using figures like these, which have been pulled out of the village idiot's arse and are about 10 times higher than the figures which actually pe
Posted: 11 Days 5 Hours ago by: Toby BriggsA Championship membership is £164 for new members but £144 for renewal by direct debit. Same for T20 membership. Both memberships include RL Cup and Womens fixtures
Posted: 11 Days 7 Hours ago by: David NorthThey'd probably just spend it on non-overseas players instead. Firstly there is a salary collar and cap in place for each county's playing staff (see https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/pca-secure-salary-hike-for-players-in-wake-of-ecb-bro
Posted: 11 Days 8 Hours ago by: RHEven if half of the Surrey members are on the youth scales that is still going to be a health income If only half of the 15,000 pay the full membership of, say, £400 that is £400 times 7500 = 300,0000 Read more at https://ww
Posted: 11 Days 12 Hours ago by: RHhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2022/05/11/revealed-great-private-school-cricket-arms-race/ Revealed: The great private school cricket arms race Independent schools’ desperation to secure the next generation of talent has led to the
Posted: 11 Days 19 Hours ago by: David NorthHe has 713 runs, Dickson of Durham has 729, and Pujara of Sussex has 717. All of their counties have two more matches in May, so it's certainly possible, although the second of Sussex's matches is against the New Zealanders, so Pujara
Posted: 11 Days 20 Hours ago by: max.itScundered, bolloxed, fucked, lost, pie faced drunk, that moment when you realise you are caught, very tired. You can mix and match, if you are pie faced drunk and lost you could be scundered, fucked or bolloxed. It's widely used word aro
Posted: 11 Days 22 Hours ago by: alvey"scunders"? I thought that was = 'disgust'. As per https://www.irishtimes.com/news/the-words-we-use-1.328556 You have a different def?
Posted: 12 Days 1 Hour ago by: James Heaton"mike" wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... On Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 9:57:16 AM UTC+1, John Hall wrote: Hick's 1000 in April and May was 1988. 1000 in May was only done 3 times - Grace, H
Posted: 12 Days 2 Hours ago by: max.it52 years old. The family have asked for privacy and there doesn't seem to have been any of those thumbs up pictures from a hospital bed. That sounds bad to me. max.it
Posted: 12 Days 2 Hours ago by: John HallIn message <email@example.com>, max. it <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes Let's hope he makes a quick and full recovery. It comes as a nasty surprise, as he's not that old and seemed in good health when he was the batting c
Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: max.itBoucher apologised and Adams won't offer evidence saying the complaint was about the overall culture and not about a single player. That scunders the enquiry nicely. That's pretty grown up of them, and not a lawyer in sight. max.it
Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansI decided to do a little research, and looked at the annual accounts covering the 2019 season (the last pre-Covid) for some of the non-Test-hosting counties. The average figures were: Membership income £300k Match-day ticket income (b
Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: RH12 senior players at £75,000 = £900,000 15 less senior players at at £40,000 = £600,000 15 junior players players at £20,000 = £300,000 Total £l ,800,000 RH
Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: RHProfessional cricketers are not chosen at random. Hence anyone on a county staff can be assumed to have the talent to perform at that level or at least be expected to have a chance of succeeding as a FC cricketer. t is also true that q
Posted: 12 Days 6 Hours ago by: RHWhy do national teams matter? Robert Henderson Why do national sides matter? There are two reasons. The first is the national sporting side as a focus of national feeling, something of especial importance to England which, unlike the
Posted: 12 Days 6 Hours ago by: RHI am fortunate my England career is now complete so I don’t have to sound patriotic any more.(P69) I loathe the fact that the England team embody and foster nationalism. I feel both Jamaican and English. I’ve lived in England longer
Posted: 12 Days 6 Hours ago by: Andy WalkerThose are just words. -- How many international hosts do we need? There aren't enough Tests to go round, and in any case it's daft for all the counties to maintain their grounds in readiness just in case someone decides some day to
Posted: 12 Days 7 Hours ago by: RHDr B-M emerges as a football fan . Snigger. His bewilderment between supporting the England side and a club side is of course quite natural because he does not understand what a nation is. There is no conflict between wanting English pla
Posted: 12 Days 7 Hours ago by: RHThorpe along with Cook and Strauss, the three best left handed bats for England in the last 30 years. RH
Posted: 12 Days 7 Hours ago by: RHThe ECB is the CC counties. The money which the ECB handles is owed to the counties. Income raised by the counties is considerable - see separate thread I have started. What is dangerous is allow the CC to be neglected by promo
Posted: 12 Days 8 Hours ago by: max.itNot many details yet but seems he is very sick and in hospital. max.it
Posted: 12 Days 10 Hours ago by: John HallIn message <email@example.com>, mike <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes The big difference between football and cricket is that Premier League football seems to be seen as very nearly important as internat
Posted: 12 Days 10 Hours ago by: mikewasnt 1990 when hick made 1000 runs in may? i dont think anyones come close since. Has any player this year got a chance with all these big tons? Maybe Masood at derbys? mike
Posted: 12 Days 11 Hours ago by: mikeyes that was my point too but some think the counties only exist to provide england with test players. thus when england do badly they say its the counties fault. the county championship hardly gets any promotion or coverage in the media
Posted: 12 Days 11 Hours ago by: John HallIn message <email@example.com>, jack fredricks <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes That does seem to have been the case. We've had a few dry Aprils recently, which may help to explain it. In 2020 April was
Posted: 12 Days 11 Hours ago by: John HallIn message <jduc5vFllt9U1@mid.individual.net>, David North <email@example.com> writes Thanks. I'd been having increasing misgivings after saying "963", but was too lazy to look up the correct figure.
Posted: 12 Days 12 Hours ago by: RHSIGH. Once again the counties are the ECB in the sense that they make the decisions , by voting on them if needs be. RH
Posted: 12 Days 12 Hours ago by: jack fredricksThe Counties are babes suckling on the ECB teat.
Posted: 12 Days 12 Hours ago by: RHIf there is a paying crowd of 1,000 paying £20 a head that is £20,000 If a county has a membership of 5,000 paying £400 a head that is £2,000,000 Getting rid of foreigners would save a great deal If 50 foreigners cost on averag
Posted: 12 Days 13 Hours ago by: jack fredricksRobert Key recently said in the last few seasons April has been high scoring, and mid-summer lower scoring.
Posted: 12 Days 13 Hours ago by: David NorthThe second half of the summer certainly was (but then it's been very dry so far this season). Not so much earlier in the season, when New Zealand were here. It also remains to be seen whether the high average will be maintained.
Posted: 12 Days 14 Hours ago by: David NorthIt was 863. No team has ever made 900 in a CC innings. The record is 887 by Yorks v Warks in 1896. 863 is the 2nd-highest.
Posted: 12 Days 15 Hours ago by: David NorthSo what?
Posted: 12 Days 19 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansI think it's truer to say that the sole justification for /subsidising/ county cricket is that it should provide a steady supply, blah, blah, blah. If it isn't going to produce international cricketers, it's not worth paying for it to
Posted: 12 Days 20 Hours ago by: jack fredricksI understand people have different views on this. But my view is similar to that of Daniel Gidney's, as posted above. A County's job is to host international cricket, supplying the Test team with players, and support recreational cricket
Posted: 12 Days 20 Hours ago by: Andy Walker[...] It seems to me even odder as a comment. If I go to watch Forest, am I thinking about helping England win the WC? No, I'm hoping that they can get promoted to the Premiership or get to the next round of the Cup, or whatever. They
Posted: 12 Days 22 Hours ago by: mikeMoeen started at warwicks but hes made his career at worcestershire. But what good do a lot of football teams in the lower divs do? It seems a bit of an odd question. Do they bring players through to the top echelons of the game and help
Posted: 12 Days 22 Hours ago by: jack fredricksAs well as non-England players.
Posted: 12 Days 22 Hours ago by: jack fredricksWill it be 2 tiers? 12 top, 6 bottom? With promotion/relegation? If so... it does seem strange. The top tier should be smaller than the bottom tier. Is it 1 tier? 12 teams, with 6 just getting the chop... seems brutal and messy. But... so
Posted: 12 Days 23 Hours ago by: max.itI'm not guessing who should get the chop. It all seems a bit drastic to me. In Ireland they are trying to get Munster up to standard to have 4 teams in the FC competition. If in the future Connaught improve then a 5 team FC competition
Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: RHThe Counties will not have it and they are the ones who count in this matter. It would be asking Turkeys to vote for XMAS . The ECB is the servant of the counties not its dictator.. RH
Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: RHOh dear, no matter how many times Dr B-M has the obvious ill effect of foreigners in county sides explained to him - taking places from English players (especially places in the upper batting order and pace bowling places,) allowi
Posted: 13 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansIt's pretty obvious from the various leaks in the press that the ECB's central proposal for the reform of English cricket and revival of the red ball squad's fortunes will be to cut the championship to 12 teams. Which, as I expected, seems
Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: Andy WalkerNot so, or at least not clearly so; but the reasoning depends on what you think the purpose and culture of the county game is about. For those who think that the sole purpose of county cricket is to provide a steady supply of Test/T20
Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: RHYet more forgery by master Unwholesome... RH
Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: RHI have done a few for you. All of those listed were 11 or older. Woki Gordon Greenide came to the UK when he was 14 and opted to play for the West Indies. rather than England. . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Greenidge Early_l
Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansThey're black .... RH
Posted: 13 Days 4 Hours ago by: John HallIn message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RH <email@example.com> writes I believe - but haven't checked - that Cowans, Slack and Roland Butcher were also brought up and educated in England.
Posted: 13 Days 9 Hours ago by: RHIt is worth remembering that 1990 was very hot and dry. It remains to be seen what 2022 will turn out to be the same., Nonetheless, the fact that t 2022 to date is not a million miles away from 1990 is telling... RH
Posted: 13 Days 9 Hours ago by: RHIrrelevant because he was brought up in England, was educated at an English Public School and went to an English University. RH
Posted: 13 Days 9 Hours ago by: RHSorry, , I wrongly put Wayne Daniel as playing for England... RH RH
Posted: 13 Days 9 Hours ago by: jack fredricksTed Dexter, born in Italy.
Posted: 13 Days 9 Hours ago by: RHWell John, if you think that you are like it or not on the same page as me. When I do one of my count of foreigners in a full CC round of matches there are plenty of examples with teams sport 3 or more foreigners. How do you fee
Posted: 13 Days 10 Hours ago by: jack fredricksDebatable. If 1 team in 18 did that it might very well be excellent for English cricket. Overall. If 18 teams did that it would be bad.
Posted: 13 Days 10 Hours ago by: RHHeavy scoring persisting 4 Matches won 1 win by an innings 3 matches Drawn Completed innings where a team has been all out or declared 1 innings over 500 4 innings over 400 8 Innings over 300 4 innings over 200 Essex 403 & 167
Posted: 13 Days 11 Hours ago by: John HallIn message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, mike davis <email@example.com> writes I remember that too. ISTR there was one match in the 1970s when they fielded five West Indians. One doesn't need to be RH to thi
Posted: 13 Days 14 Hours ago by: David NorthYes, all four played (individually) at least 14 matches that season. They all played v Middx at Edgbaston on 17-20 June, and probably quite a few other matches. All but Murray were born in British Guiana. Also Marnus bowled 30 overs i
Posted: 13 Days 15 Hours ago by: David NorthThe overall bowling average in the CC so far this season is 35.22. The average for 1990 was 38.28.
Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: jack fredricksThe ECB started asking for this a few seasons ago. From what I've read. It just seems CC changes are glacial.
Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: jack fredricksI agree. Nothing is easier than a few games of County Cricket. He'll only be expected to bowl at 60%. (nb: this is venomous sarcasm, not facetiousness).
Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: mike davisI wonder if the ECB have asked the counties to prepare better wickets for batting this spring or its just an accident from the very dry weather we're having [wildfires in scotland in april!]. That or the changed ball as you've said alrea
Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: jack fredricksLol John did that! Well, he stipulated a minimum of 7 innings. Same thing.
Posted: 14 Days 2 Hours ago by: max.itTwo operations in a short. He time needs a bit of decent aftercare until he can fully test out the repairs. max.it.
Posted: 14 Days 3 Hours ago by: John HallIn message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, max. it <email@example.com> writes Or indeed ever again. I'd settle for his being fit enough to return to red-ball cricket in 12 months time, though obviously would prefer that it was
Posted: 14 Days 3 Hours ago by: John HallIn message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, jack fredricks <email@example.com> writes Just so. It's a lot easier to average 70, say, over four matches (which is all that most players have completed at the mom
Posted: 14 Days 4 Hours ago by: RHWhat he needs of course is CC play... RH
Posted: 14 Days 6 Hours ago by: max.itI wonder if he'll even get to play any red ball cricket at all this season. I havent thought about Test cricket yet. I will play in T20 blast and if I not able to compete in the tournament, I wont be able to play Test cricket. So t
Posted: 14 Days 6 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansI can't be bothered to look up that match scorecard either but on the general point, you are 100% correct and the village idiot is, as usual, making up nonsense to prop up his ludicrous belief that the present is necessarily worse than t
Posted: 14 Days 7 Hours ago by: jack fredricksHarder. Faster. Less assistance to medium pace dibbly dobblers.
Posted: 14 Days 7 Hours ago by: RHNo one who understood cricket stats would ever do that, as indeed John did not do because he looks for those with averages bassd on a number of matches/innings. To make any sense of CC stats a minimum qualifying number of games would
Posted: 14 Days 8 Hours ago by: RHIt depends what you mean by improved. What do you mean? RH
Posted: 14 Days 8 Hours ago by: jack fredricksWhat is easier? a) averaging 100 over 1 match? b) averaging 100 over 50 matches?
Posted: 14 Days 8 Hours ago by: RHBut why would the number of matches played have an effect of the averages? RH
Posted: 14 Days 10 Hours ago by: jack fredricksHave. The. Pitches. Improved?
Posted: 14 Days 10 Hours ago by: John HallIn message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RH <email@example.com> writes I'd disagree about 1990. I still remember Surrey 707-9d v Lancashire 963 (scores from memory, but I'm fairly confident that they are r
Posted: 14 Days 11 Hours ago by: RHThe Duke ball does have a less prominent seam but it cannot be that different. Even in 1990 when a ball with a less prominent seam was used it did not emasculate bowlers in the way this year's Duke ball has done. It is noticeable tha
Posted: 14 Days 23 Hours ago by: jack fredricksNot that I recall. The live stream is available as a replay here; https://youtu.be/1t6upodk8yQ?t79 [I started summarising the convo, as follows;] Whenever England get walloped, the talk turns to 'a crisis in County Cricket". So.. w
Posted: 15 Days 2 Hours ago by: John HallIn message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RH <email@example.com> writes I don't know how HE explains it, but have read that the seam on the Dukes ball has been reduced in prominence this season, which - com
Posted: 15 Days 5 Hours ago by: RHHow does he explain the heavy scoring in April/May this year? RH
Posted: 15 Days 5 Hours ago by: RHThank you yet again for demonstrating your fundamental misunderstanding of the game of cricket. RH
Posted: 15 Days 5 Hours ago by: RH
Posted: 15 Days 6 Hours ago by: Najeeb yboNot another genius!
Posted: 15 Days 6 Hours ago by: Najeeb yboIs this rambling nonsense available in English?
Posted: 15 Days 8 Hours ago by: jack fredricksI think it's a bit more nuanced than that. There are degrees of timing. A masterfully timed stroke looks effortless, almost as if the bat is just gently pushed at the ball. Slogging to me means sacrificing timing/placement for power/dist
Posted: 15 Days 8 Hours ago by: RHThank you yet again for demonstrating your fundamental misunderstanding of the game of cricket. The difference between slogging and control hitting is the difference between, says, Ted Dexter and Fred Trueman goings for I big hit ...
Posted: 15 Days 9 Hours ago by: Najeeb yboSlogging is built entirely on timing. Batting is built around sound technique, game awareness and experience. Once again Robert Henderson you engage in a public display to your peers and betters of your cricket ignorance, you are an idiot
Posted: 15 Days 9 Hours ago by: jack fredricksI can imagine you dreaming of East Germany.
Posted: 15 Days 9 Hours ago by: jack fredricksI'm listening to this live stream of Lancashire vs Warwickshire while I pass some time; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t6upodk8yQ Daniel Gidney, the Chief Executive of Lancashire CC, has just finished a long chat about the state of CC.
Posted: 15 Days 9 Hours ago by: RHI can imagine you in East Germany under the Stasi... RH
Posted: 15 Days 9 Hours ago by: RHStokes isn't a slogger . His hitting is built on timing RH
Posted: 15 Days 11 Hours ago by: RHuk.sport.cricket Privacy • Terms 8 of 26085 English cricketers making CC debut in 2022 - 4th round of matches 20 views Subscribe RH's profile photo RH Apr 28, 2022, 5:23:54 PM (8 days ago) No debuts in the 4th round -----------------
Posted: 15 Days 19 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansQue sera, sera. I've enjoyed the discussion. I've at least convinced myself that I don't have to prepare for the imminent demise of f-c cricket even though the village idiot will no doubt respond to the ECB's draft proposals when they
Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: Andy WalkerYes, well, that's the usual problem, that predicting the future is a lot harder than predicting the past. Yes, but it's not just the players; the clubs have to see a decent return too. [...] Sure. Spot the common feature of all t
Posted: 15 Days 22 Hours ago by: jack fredricksYep. Find those racists and metaphorically exterminate them.
Posted: 15 Days 22 Hours ago by: jack fredricksI think most things (especially if first time offending) are forgivable, if the apology is sincere enough. Now imagine if he did say it, and everyone else on today's Essex board *knows* he said and that his denial is a sham.
Posted: 15 Days 23 Hours ago by: mikeStokes 161 off 88 balls, quite a comeback. Hope he doesnt get a side strain with all that heaving. It will be very different against NZ and India. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGKpuIpzFlI mike
Posted: 16 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mike HolmansI could just about take it if he'd said it and apologised immediately: for those of us of a certain age, the phrase might well pop into one's head and come out before one could stop oneself, but an "...in the woodpile - oh, er, um, sorry
Posted: 16 Days 3 Hours ago by: max.itThat's how many weeks you have to wait on Mr Yousuf's NHS gastroenterology list for a 1st appointment. max.it
Posted: 16 Days 3 Hours ago by: HVSOn 06 May 2022, John Hall wrote I'd not cut him that amount of slack on it. I'll shortly turn 70, and while I agree that it was a common metaphor WIWAL, I don't see how anybody who hasn't been living in a cave hasn't realised that it's
Posted: 16 Days 3 Hours ago by: RHThe investigatory procedures in both Yorkshire and Essex 's cases are laughable in terms of being innocent till proven guilty. The whole of the proceedings, both legal and in the media , comes across as a show trial with a predetermi
Posted: 16 Days 4 Hours ago by: John HallHas 107 become the new 111? Three batsmen would out for that score yesterday and - IIRC - only one player managed to get past it.
Posted: 16 Days 4 Hours ago by: John HallIn message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, jack fredricks <email@example.com> writes It was obviously a very bad thing to say, but I imagine he said it without thinking and bitterly regretted it afterwards.
Posted: 16 Days 10 Hours ago by: jack fredricksJust telling how it is. Racists like this will get shown the door.
Posted: 16 Days 11 Hours ago by: RHThank you for outing yourself as an unambiguous enemy of free expression... RH
Posted: 16 Days 14 Hours ago by: Om KulpeREMINDER
Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: jack fredricksYay! Bring it on! There's no future in the corporate world for racists like him.
Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: jack fredricksAnd this racist John Faragher still denies it?
Posted: 17 Days 3 Hours ago by: RHNote: Yet another squeezing free expression... RH https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/essex-fined-50-000-after-accepting-historic-racism-charges-1313656 Essex have been fined £50,000 and warned as to the club's future conduct after acc
Posted: 17 Days 4 Hours ago by: max.ithttps://resources.ecb.co.uk/ecb/document/2022/05/05/6164e901-ef8e-423d-9bbe-f559aecb7ca4/CDC-Disciplinary-hearing-Essex-CCC.pdf max.it
Posted: 17 Days 9 Hours ago by: RHEnglish cricketers making CC debut in 2022 - 5th round of matches Ben Gibson (Worcs) LFM ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Debuts to date in 2022 Batsmen (1) James Wharton
Posted: 17 Days 15 Hours ago by: Om KulpeREMINDER
Posted: 17 Days 17 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansI don't know either. One factor will be whether the players continue to consider 5-day cricket to be the ultimate form of the game, and pay more respect to achievements in that arena than in others. I know I bang on about bike racing,
Posted: 18 Days 1 Hour ago by: RHThe fact that Grace was one of only two English batsmen to have scored 1,000 Test runs by 1899 is highly impressive in itself and doubly so in view of the period Grace played in and the age he was (40+) when playing most of the Te
Posted: 18 Days 3 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansSo a more accurate formulation would be "the worst average for any English Test batsman scoring 1000 runs, bar none," which sounds a bit less impressive. Cheers, Mike
Posted: 18 Days 4 Hours ago by: Om KulpeHello friends, this is Om and I currently run a cricket blog at https://thefourthinnings.blogspot.com/. I know this group is limited to English cricket but I could really use your insights to become a better writer. In my latest article, I
Posted: 18 Days 7 Hours ago by: David NorthYes, but at that point (1899), "English Test batsmen scoring 1,000 Test runs bar Shrewsbury" was a list of one. If you made the criterion 20+ Tests, there would at least be a few players below him - Ulyett, Billy Barnes, Briggs and Peel -
Posted: 18 Days 8 Hours ago by: max.itThomas Benjamin Wild Esq. recorded poisoning pigeons in the park on a ukulele. He's better known for singing 'no more fucks to give' surrounded by tweed suits in a gents outfitters shop. max.it
Posted: 18 Days 8 Hours ago by: RH"The English are best The English are best We don't care about the rest" RH
Posted: 18 Days 9 Hours ago by: steve hagueIt was "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park" which did it for me, many years ago. Many, many years ago. We have a couple of CDs, which I should listen to again. The British equivalent would be Jake Thackray, a gifted musician and a very funn
Posted: 18 Days 10 Hours ago by: RHAbsolutely. Grace played most of his Tests when he was past 40 - only 8 before 1888 were before the age of 40. He also played almost all his Tests on uncovered pitches with most of the games played before the advent of pitches in
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Posted: 18 Days 10 Hours ago by: John HallIn message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RH <email@example.com> writes His Test record would probably have been even better if Test cricket had started earlier than it did since, as you point out, his grea
Posted: 18 Days 10 Hours ago by: John HallIn message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Andy Walker <email@example.com> writes I didn't discover him until the 1980s, when a friend played me an LP of his. IIRC, Lehrer's day job was as a mathematics lecturer - though that didn't st
Posted: 18 Days 12 Hours ago by: RHThe problem with Grace's stats are the number of iffy amateur "pickup" games and games with more than 11 a side. Nonetheless even if those are subtracted his stats remain colossal. His best period was in the 1870s in which he aver
Posted: 18 Days 13 Hours ago by: RHThe wrangling over WG's stats has been going on since the 1890s. RH
Posted: 18 Days 18 Hours ago by: Hamish LawsMy parents got Lenrer's records when they were in the USA doing their PhDs and then lecturing. I got exposed to them when I was at Uni when dad went back to get another degree (iirc he had a Bachelor of Divity, B.A. BSc in life sciences wi
Posted: 18 Days 19 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansA lot of his stuff is unfortunately still relevant, unlike the others. Cheers, Mike
Posted: 18 Days 20 Hours ago by: jack fredricksAs someone born after this (not long, mind you), I am very jealous.
Posted: 18 Days 20 Hours ago by: Andy WalkerOur next-door neighbour [a Lancs 2nd XI cricketer, to give some relationship to what this group is /supposed/ to be about] had the first record, and played it to us [before TAL was well known]; I was about 12. "I Hold Your Hand In Mine"
Posted: 18 Days 21 Hours ago by: max.itI'm more of a Flanders and Swan person. max.it
Posted: 18 Days 22 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansI was sitting in a coffee shop yesterday, and a young lad was wearing a Pink Floyd t-shirt. I mentioned that I'd seen them live on that particular tour in 1973, and he said it was 25 years before he was born. Quality stuff lasts past th
Posted: 19 Days 1 Hour ago by: max.itCruel but funny. max.it
Posted: 19 Days 1 Hour ago by: Andy WalkerYes, but it's not just franchise cricket. It's any experienced player who CBA to play relatively meaningless 4-day matches, esp in April, and who decides that playing only T20/100/listA gives him enough decent pay-days. Yes, for as lon
Posted: 19 Days 1 Hour ago by: Andy WalkerLinked from that page is the incident where Aggers managed to convince Boycs, to his annoyance, that one of /his/ centuries would no longer count as f-c.
Posted: 19 Days 3 Hours ago by: max.itWG Grace has lost two hundreds from his stats. 685 runs, 67 wickets and two centuries wiped from the records books. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/61308258 max.it
Posted: 19 Days 14 Hours ago by: Mike Holmans[and yes, I have a nerve impingement which keeps me up all night sometimes] I'm reminded of the demise of the mainframe computer. In 2002, a manager advised me to get on with training up on Unix because the company would be switching of
Posted: 19 Days 18 Hours ago by: jack fredricksIs it even viable now? Surely CC, and most if not all, other FC systems are only viable thanks to cricket board subsidies (thanks to national level cricket). Even the best FC cricket isn't interesting to most fans. Each match is ~4 days
Posted: 19 Days 18 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansHow many is "many"? If there were double the number of opportunities to play franchise cricket outside England during the season as currently exist, that would provide openings for about 6-7% of current English county professionals. The
Posted: 19 Days 20 Hours ago by: max.itBubbling under the bridge sounds like no direction has been travelled. Mr Pollard of recent WI captaincy has retired from international cricket in order to play at the highest level. The Hundred around here means motorcycle road race
Posted: 19 Days 21 Hours ago by: Andy Walker[...] Lot of water under the bridge in the last ten years. Also, results in the past couple of years have been strongly affected by the stresses and strains of "bubbling" and other related aspects of dealing with Covid. To repeat --
Posted: 19 Days 22 Hours ago by: jack fredricksI was going to ask "can Morgan even hold a spot in the team?"... but sadly the answer is obvious - only 1 batsman can. The other 4/5 spots a just filled by seat-warmers.
Posted: 19 Days 22 Hours ago by: mikeThanks very much. They were both pretty decent bats so I'm not sure what either of them were doing batting at 10&11. They were 205-9 and made 454 and then won by 9 wkts. Bedser took 5 of the first 9 in his 2nd FC match. Quite a recovery.
Posted: 20 Days 3 Hours ago by: Andy Walker[...] ??? He has played over 100 f-c matches and has played for England in Tests. I would be [very] surprised if his is the least experience that any Test captain has had. Perhaps even if confined to modern times, and/or England, and/
Posted: 20 Days 4 Hours ago by: Andrew SmithFlush
Posted: 20 Days 8 Hours ago by: David Northwicket taken? No - the one that finished yesterday at Bristol was higher (87.17 per wicket vs 82.50) for a start: Surrey 603, Gloucs 443/2. The ACS has a FC list that includes 19 county matches (probably all CC, but I haven't checked) w
Posted: 20 Days 8 Hours ago by: RHDivision 1 Completed innings whether all out or not 1 innings over 600 1 innings of 500 2 innings over 400 4 Innings over 300 4 inning over 200 2 innings over 100 Northampton shire 390 Essex (f/o) 193 & 328/9 Match drawn Surrey 603 G
Posted: 20 Days 9 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansOh. The point still stands that the most successful current Test teams have 7 of their white-ball international team, and that Australia tried going down the road of almost complete separation 10 years ago and have abandoned it as being
Posted: 20 Days 10 Hours ago by: RHNote: Is this the highest scoring CC match in terms of runs per wicket taken? The Oval, May 03 - 07, 1990, Britannic Assurance County Championship Surrey 707/9d & 80/1 Lancashire 863 And is it the CC match which contained the two hig
Posted: 20 Days 11 Hours ago by: David NorthTricky. Northern Districts went from 38/5 to 450 v Central Districts at Napier in 2005/06. There may well have been others that were higher. Yes. Mathew Ellis (9) 118, Thomas Hastings (11) 106* for Victoria v S Aus, MCG 1902/03. Ch
Posted: 20 Days 12 Hours ago by: RHIt is not the headline writer it is the number of those polled . The fact that nearly half of these in these pc times were willing to stick their heads above the parapet is reassuring and impressive. RH
Posted: 20 Days 16 Hours ago by: David NorthThat's the WTC table. They are still as high as 5th in the rankings. https://www.icc-cricket.com/rankings/mens/team-rankings/test
Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansThat certainly seems to be the case in England, who are at the bottom of the Test rankings. The Final of the World Test Championship was played between teams who have been more successful at Test cricket of late. 7 members of the Indian
Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: max.itI watched the 1st episode of Wacky Races today from 1968. The Ant Hill mob were lost and found themselves in a little house with 7 seats and 7 beds and 7 little outfits. A car pulled up outside and the boss said "right you mugs make like
Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: mikeIn the recent game Surrey recovered from 37-3 to 603, pretty decent effort, so I wondered whats the highest score made by a team that was 50-5 or less. the main reason for this total was Smiths 234 who may overhaul the pope to be the new o
Posted: 21 Days ago by: David NorthI meant that he was much the same as the "many of those actually invited" who you referred to, which I assumed excluded Root, Stokes and probably Bairstow. The vast majority of the others who have debuted in the last decade have averag
Posted: 21 Days ago by: Mike HolmansBut his lack of red-ball playing experience would. As you say, the formats are now so different that what works and what doesn't is different, and the objectives are also different. Great on-field captaincy is about understanding the fo
Posted: 21 Days 3 Hours ago by: Andy WalkerUnclear. (a) There have been hints of desperation at time, (b) not least in the past couple of years because of the effects of bubbling; and (c) ... ... if he was "much the same" as other picks, placing him, in your view, as somewher
Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: David NorthSurely? The selectors probably thought that about most of them when they picked them, including Hales himself. His results in 11 Tests were much the same as theirs. If he has surely improved by not playing FC cricket for 4 of the inter
Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansGiven the figures quoted, another possible headline would have been "A majority of cricket followers believe the sport has a big problem with racism", since there are fewer who belong to the category the Torygraph and the illiberal bigo
Posted: 21 Days 6 Hours ago by: David NorthSo the headline writer thinks that something that is "not a big problem" is not significant, and Morgan interprets anything that is not "a very or fairly big problem" as not a problem at all. Then again, I suppose we shouldn't expect a
Posted: 21 Days 13 Hours ago by: RHPlenty of bowlers in the CC who can bowl at 85mph plus. Next! RH
Posted: 22 Days 1 Hour ago by: max.itThat's pretty compelling but I don't see anything that points towards intent. Maybe Strauss is a complete mastermind; if he did wangle that then he's in the wrong job. max.it
Posted: 22 Days 8 Hours ago by: Najeeb yboShort fast bowling in the CC? Of course there is hahahaha, and it's churning out fantastic batsmen for England.
Posted: 22 Days 9 Hours ago by: RHHe needs to play regular FC cricket before Test cricket. RH
Posted: 22 Days 10 Hours ago by: RHhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2022/04/28/almost-half-cricket-fans-do-not-think-sport-has-significant/ Almost half of cricket fans do not think the sport has a significant problem with racism The survey follows the recent racism scanda
Posted: 22 Days 10 Hours ago by: RHhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2022/04/25/wisden-has-turned-depressingly-woke-political-pamphlet/ COMMENT Wisden has been turned into a depressingly woke political pamphlet The overkill on the race controversy represents a determinati
Posted: 22 Days 10 Hours ago by: RHhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2022/04/28/rob-key-may-hand-joe-clarke-england-lifeline-part-pathetic-sexist/ Rob Key has risked controversy by suggesting he could select Joe Clarke three years after the player was shamed over a WhatsA
Posted: 22 Days 10 Hours ago by: RHNote: Hooray! RH https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2022/04/28/ben-stokes-named-new-england-test-captain/ England to end rotation policy under Rob Key as Ben Stokes is confirmed as Test captain New managing director backs new Test captai
Posted: 22 Days 11 Hours ago by: Andy WalkerAlex Hales [eg] hasn't played one since 2017; I don't know whether or not he would answer a call to the Test side, where he would surely be better than many of those actually invited. We have to accept that professional cricket has evo
Posted: 22 Days 12 Hours ago by: RHThere is a very good reason got that, he can't competently handle the short fast stuff. RH
Posted: 22 Days 16 Hours ago by: Hamish LawsMorgan seems not to have played a first class match since 2019...
Posted: 22 Days 23 Hours ago by: Andrew SmithFlush You don't have to post anything. The CIA's AI cluster can read your mind with perfect clarity.
Posted: 23 Days 4 Hours ago by: max.itIt wouldn't surprise me if Morgan retired and became white ball coach of some team or other and Buttler became England captain. max.it
Posted: 23 Days 5 Hours ago by: RHIt is very simple to dismiss Morgan in FC cricket. First set a couple of gullies. You get a quick bowler to bowl short round the wicket with the ball pitching a few inches outside the wicket. It won't be long before Morgan spoons th
Posted: 23 Days 6 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansKey and Stokes have been making so much noise about Broad and Anderson that I'm getting the feeling that Strauss was very much up to something when not picking them for the WI tour. He didn't want to sack Root, but he also wanted him to go
Posted: 23 Days 7 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansWere the ECB and Morgan to take leave of their senses for long enough to make that move, I wonder how long it would be before you were criticising the England batsmen for their all-out attack whatever the circumstances. Cheers, Mike
Posted: 23 Days 8 Hours ago by: Michael GoodingHe's a match winner with bat and ball, so let's completely stuff him up by making him captain. I'd be happier to see Morgan back as captain - with our batting in its current state he wouldn't weaken it.
Posted: 23 Days 8 Hours ago by: max.itSurely an Englishman declining to coach the England cricket team is committing treason and anti English in the extreme. I'm sure Henderson will be calling them out loudly for their treachery. max.it
Posted: 23 Days 10 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansIt's going to depend a lot on the other bowlers. If they take wickets, he won't need to bowl. If they persist with taking Woakes on tour, he'll be bowling all the time. One tiny straw in that win is that the reason Saqib Mahmood turned
Posted: 23 Days 14 Hours ago by: RHThat would present a problem because England often play four pace bowlers these days and having one of the four unable to take on a full stint could place too heavy a load on the others especially if Anderson or Broad or both play. The
Posted: 23 Days 17 Hours ago by: Hamish LawsIt seems to me that Stokes is the best choice for the captaincy, England looked better in the field when he was running things than when Root was in the Ashes. My big concern would be if he decides he needs to inspire the team and tries to
Posted: 24 Days 2 Hours ago by: Andrew SmithFlush
Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: Andrew SmithThat was done by the CIA to ensure that Westerners are the best mathematicians. Look at this table of Fields Medal winners. As you can see nearly all of the winners are Europeans. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fields_Medal Out of all o
Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: RHNo debuts in the 4th round ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Debuts to date in 2022 Batsmen (1) James Wharton (Yorks) Wk Keepers - Pace Bowlers (2) Matt Potts (Derby) RFM
Posted: 24 Days 22 Hours ago by: mikethats 2 out of 2 for hussain so far. i just hope hes wrong about ponting. cant stand his squeaky voice. however the vicecaptain position will be equally important seeing how stokes often has injury problems, although i think he has just p
Posted: 25 Days 10 Hours ago by: RHhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2022/04/27/ben-stokes-agrees-england-test-captain-want-james-anderson-stuart/?li_source=LI&li_medium=liftigniter-rhr Ben Stokes agrees to be England Test captain and wants James Anderson and Stuart Broad
Posted: 25 Days 10 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansFord has the advantage that he coached Kent when Key was skipper, so they already have a strong relationship. The only other applicant is Collingwood, but I'd reckon he's got far more chance of the white-ball gig than the red-ball one.
Posted: 25 Days 13 Hours ago by: RHPaul Farbrace is the ideal candidate RH
Posted: 25 Days 19 Hours ago by: max.itGraham Ford, Ireland coach at one stage. Who do you think is front runner? max.it
Posted: 25 Days 20 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansIf reports are to believed, the shortlist is Graham Ford, Kirsten, Katich and Moody. Cheers, Mike
Posted: 25 Days 21 Hours ago by: max.itAre there any other names in the hat for that England job/s? Maybe Morgan will retire and be white ball coach. max.it
Posted: 26 Days 4 Hours ago by: max.itThe mutual society not the school. max.it
Posted: 26 Days 11 Hours ago by: johnsonmy sister is a Senior, but I don't imagine that she'd call herself a member
Posted: 26 Days 19 Hours ago by: Andy Walker[Swiss system tournaments:] Just in case there's some confusion -- Swiss tournaments do not normally need "rankings", in the sense of "top seed" and similar. Round one can be typically paired at random; later rounds pair teams/players
Posted: 26 Days 20 Hours ago by: jack fredricksread and snipped, thanks. An interesting system. Prelim rounds seem needed for rankings though. With chess they can be played throughout the year ie prior to the tournament. That's a tad trickier with cricket. So they'd probably just u
Posted: 26 Days 23 Hours ago by: max.itAny Benenden members here? Always check out the perks and benefits of anything you might auto pay from your wages or any savings plans or pensions. Loads of people are eligible for discretionary health insurance and they don't know. max
Posted: 27 Days 6 Hours ago by: Andy Walker[...] Chess tournaments are commonly organised as a "Swiss system". Think of it as a partial round robin; each round, you are paired against someone [or a team] with the same number of points, as far as possible. So the leading players
Posted: 27 Days 6 Hours ago by: RHGreen and unpleasant from the batsman's point of view. What the three rounds of matches in April has shown this year is that playing in April is not a banker for pace bowlers . Why has run-getting this year not produced the wicke
Posted: 27 Days 7 Hours ago by: David NorthThat wouldn't be my definition, and I'm even not sure that I would have a definition as such that could be determined from the results with certainty. If you consider a theoretical best team, which has a higher probability of winning tha
Posted: 27 Days 8 Hours ago by: johnsonDouble elimination is used in the Schapiro Spring Fours, one of the highlights of the English bridge calendar, which starts on Friday. It's always puzzled me why this format isn't more widely used as it is really not difficult to underst
Posted: 27 Days 12 Hours ago by: jack fredricksThat's quite close minded. Even for you. Having said that, knockout is my least favourite. One bad day and you're gone. I think RR with finals is a nice balance. EPL works as it's so many games (20 teams, 2 RR). Another format I hav
Posted: 27 Days 13 Hours ago by: RHYou either have a knockout competition or a league. Anything else is bogus competition. RH
Posted: 27 Days 18 Hours ago by: jack fredricksIf this strategy works (ie they win the final)? Then the "best" is determined by the final.... Anyone saying "one of the losing team is best because they topped the table after the 9 qualifying rounds" would probably be named Robert. If
Posted: 28 Days ago by: Mike HolmansBetter, in the sense that KKR failed to reach the target, even though Dre Russ gave it a damn good try. Cheers, Mike
Posted: 28 Days ago by: max.itWas it first innings? Just wondering what the bowling reply was like. max.it
Posted: 28 Days 2 Hours ago by: RH9 matches played 8 matches resulted in wins 1 match drawn 6 matches won by an innings I match by ten wickets 1 match by 3 wickets The details Kent 305 & 296 Hampshire 652/6d Hampshire won by an innings and 51 runs Essex 168 & 32
Posted: 28 Days 9 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansDepending on how you judge "best". I agree with what I take to be your definition, so I'm not disagreeing here, but isn't it a circular definition? If you define "best" as "the team which gets the most points in the all-play-all stage",
Posted: 28 Days 11 Hours ago by: David NorthStill a full round-robin to start with. The more rounds in the knockout stage, the less likely it is that the best team will win.
Posted: 28 Days 11 Hours ago by: David NorthOf course, once the bonus points have been decided (after both sides have batted for 100 overs or been bowled out), whichever side has most bonus points still only has to draw. This season (which was reduced because of COVID), there w
Posted: 28 Days 12 Hours ago by: David NorthSince 1982/83.
Posted: 29 Days 7 Hours ago by: jack fredricksNah. Just idle musings. SS is better than CC because it produced more Test-quality players.
Posted: 29 Days 7 Hours ago by: jack fredricksThanks for that. SS rules; "How does the points system work again? Teams get six points for an outright win, one point for a draw, plus 0.01 of a bonus point for every run over 200 they score during the first 100 overs of their first inn
Posted: 29 Days 7 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansIf it's jzf's theory that the Sheffield Shield is better than the CC because it introduced a grand final at Kerry Packer's request, he's entirely welcome to it. They'd gone a happy 90 years without one until an Aus broadcaster wanted to
Posted: 29 Days 8 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansAD Russell 1 0 5 4 Not a bad way to close an innings! Cheers, Mike
Posted: 29 Days 8 Hours ago by: Gerrit 't HartThe Sheffield Shield final 9 is a 5-day match between the top two teams and up to recently if the match ended in a draw the team at the top of the ladder would be declared the winner. Additionally, the match was played at the home ground
Posted: 29 Days 8 Hours ago by: jack fredricksWell, the Sheffield Shield has had a full RR followed by a single-match grand final for how long? Forever?
Posted: 29 Days 8 Hours ago by: jack fredricksIn this context he (MV) was talking about having semi and grand finals. So not a pure RR.
Posted: 29 Days 8 Hours ago by: Mike HolmansFrom such straws as I see floating in the wind, I don't think there is any appetite for more white-ball cricket. I suspect the market is saturated. It's obvious that they're going to design a new first-class season, and the noises are a
Posted: 29 Days 8 Hours ago by: jack fredricksGot to love the technique of taking huge step towards Off then hoiking it over deep mid wicket. Kind of reminds me of every T20 batsman ever. He said the pitch was good. Would love to see some pitch reports. It's April. Aren't all the pi
Posted: 29 Days 9 Hours ago by: RHYou can see him batting here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwWIbR3t71g 178 in 217 balls v Essex 170 in 220 balls v Surrey RH
Posted: 29 Days 11 Hours ago by: RH'course you did , Mr Single Digit IQ man, 'course you did ... RH
Posted: 29 Days 11 Hours ago by: David NorthNot good if the more is white-ball cricket, which is what usually happens. In a competition with a full round-robin stage, if you want to know who the best team is, you're probably better off looking at the table. That's not really wh
Posted: 29 Days 11 Hours ago by: max.itI think it said max.it
Posted: 29 Days 15 Hours ago by: David NorthI think that must be since the start of the 2018 season. Not having been in the side for a while is clearly an advantage.
Posted: 29 Days 20 Hours ago by: jack fredricksI thought someone had hacked your account, or was pretending to be you RH
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