@MattRichardson Mark Butcher's never gotten over it #greatwhiteballrejects
by Russell Chapman4/23/2017 5:18:02 PM
Joking aside I am very surprised Stevens never got a white ball call up.
by Matt Richardson4/23/2017 5:17:23 PM
ooo i like Matt - Deed Poll awaits
by Russell Chapman4/23/2017 5:17:03 PM
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by David Hopps4/23/2017 5:17:03 PM
If they are going to bat him at 5 they may as well bring in a spinner no point having a specialist batmen to bat at 8 is there?
by nickcricket4/23/2017 5:17:00 PM
Yep, I'd forgotten Mo had 4 hundreds last year and averaged 45.
by Matt Warwick4/23/2017 5:16:59 PM
by StaggerBreaths4/23/2017 5:16:33 PM
My thoughts, Matt, are 'ooooooooft'.
by StaggerBreaths4/23/2017 5:16:26 PM
WICKET: Derbyshire 224/9 (58.2 ov, target: 409) v Kent GC Wilson lbw b Harris 97 (107) Partnership: 15 (5.5 ov) JAR Harris 11.2-3-44-4 AP Palladino 7* (20)
by ESPNcricinfo Live4/23/2017 5:16:08 PM
Our resident statsguru and heating system has swayed me. Fair enough, give him some time at five. But let's acknowledge that he's in there primarily as a batsman and bring a proper spinner if needed.
by StaggerBreaths4/23/2017 5:16:01 PM
Bally do you think Mr EskiNAZI's parents were wise to give him the initials SS?
by Russell Chapman4/23/2017 5:15:50 PM
@nickcricket No place for Stevens in that side?
by _hypocaust4/23/2017 5:14:47 PM
@nickcricket Westwood over Westley
by Nick Sharland4/23/2017 5:14:11 PM
INDIVIDUAL 50: SS Eskinazi 50* (31) Middlesex 212/2 (32.5 ov, lead by 424 - 2nd inns) v Essex
by ESPNcricinfo Live4/23/2017 5:14:02 PM
Drop them all I say Stoneman, Gubbins, Vince, Ballance, Westley, Livingstone, Foakes, Rashid, Wood, Finn, Footitt
by nickcricket4/23/2017 5:13:27 PM
I think everyone has impressed except rashid. I doubt he warrants a place.
by Kartikeya Juneja new4/23/2017 5:13:04 PM
TEAM 200: Middlesex 200/2 (32.3 ov, lead by 412 - 2nd inns) v Essex SS Eskinazi 38* (29) DJ Malan 11* (21)
by ESPNcricinfo Live4/23/2017 5:12:39 PM
I, MO surely?
by Russell Chapman4/23/2017 5:11:14 PM
Only Root, Bairstow & Cook scored more Test runs for England than Moeen last year. Only Kohli & Smith made as many Test centuries as him in 2016 (4). Deserves a consistent run in the top 6 this summer IMO.
by _hypocaust4/23/2017 5:10:29 PM
I like Matt's team anywhere it swings. Ballance 12th man, Wood > Anderson at Lord's or somewhere.
by StaggerBreaths4/23/2017 5:08:55 PM
My X1- jennings, cook, root, livingstone, bairstow,stokes, ali, woakes, broad, leach, anderson
by Kartikeya Juneja new4/23/2017 5:08:42 PM
WICKET: Gloucestershire 159/3 (43.2 ov, lead by 43 - 2nd inns) v Durham GL van Buuren lbw b Onions 23 (40) Partnership: 44 (11.5 ov) G Onions 8.2-1-27-1 CDJ Dent 57* (121)
by ESPNcricinfo Live4/23/2017 5:08:38 PM
Badger Borthwick Klaxon
by Russell Chapman4/23/2017 5:07:23 PM
I don't know how to feel about Moe or Rashid these days to be honest... I really want to like Moe, but he's not exactly been a shining star of brilliance early season, and is tragically inconsistent at an international level.
by StaggerBreaths4/23/2017 5:06:42 PM
Cook, Hameed, Jennings, Root, Livingstone, Stokes, Bairstow, Ali (or Rayner/Leach), Woakes, Broad, Anderson for me.
by Matt Warwick4/23/2017 5:06:31 PM
Gough Bodily Harm that is
by Russell Chapman4/23/2017 5:05:30 PM
Not if it's me you're GBHing!
by StaggerBreaths4/23/2017 5:05:29 PM
I'd have Jennings for Livingstone (and put Stokes at 7) but otherwise I like that team.
by David Taylor4/23/2017 5:05:27 PM
Jennings will almost certainly get picked Henry, he's been doing well in front of the selectors against Notts. Which is a good attack to make runs against, even in div. 2?
by StaggerBreaths4/23/2017 5:05:19 PM
will you be my character witness if i go down for GBH?
by Russell Chapman4/23/2017 5:05:09 PM
STUMPS: Lancashire 423/7 (149 ov, lead by 254 - 2nd inns) v Somerset R McLaren 34* (95) SD Parry 22* (63)
by ESPNcricinfo Live4/23/2017 5:05:01 PM
Aw ya big softy Russ.
by StaggerBreaths4/23/2017 5:04:27 PM
INDIVIDUAL 50: EJH Eckersley 53* (73) Leicestershire 170/3 (48.4 ov, lead by 164 - 2nd inns) v Glamorgan
by ESPNcricinfo Live4/23/2017 5:04:12 PM
missed you Bally x
by Russell Chapman4/23/2017 5:04:09 PM
My England XI vs SA: H Hameed A Cook J Root (c) L Livingstone M Ali B Stokes (vc) J Bairstow (wk) C Woakes A Rashid S Broad J Anderson
by henrycsmith8634/23/2017 5:03:54 PM
Yup, and we've never talked about county players re. England on here before. :P
by StaggerBreaths4/23/2017 5:03:40 PM
Decent pitch against a tired attack Lees should have booked in for a bed and breakfast, gone are the days of him being the next big thing
by nickcricket4/23/2017 5:03:27 PM
Was half expecting a nightwatchman with 5 overs to go. Handscomb in though.