Not sure why anyone is that surprised at Yorkshire, this is how they batted last summer and now the ageing bowling attack has fallen to pieces. They have got worse every year since 2014 and other sides have get better
by nickcricket4/7/2017 1:31:12 PM
@nickcricket. You're not far wrong there. The worrying thing is the lack of options at the moment.
Alan Gardner at Essex v Lancashire 150-4 Scenes from Kolpakshire? Simon Harmer bowls to Dane Vilas (while Shiv Chanderpaul looks on). Harmer had just taken his first wicket for Essex, and it's coming out quite nicely...
by Alan Gardner4/7/2017 1:32:33 PM
Hi gang, has anyone got a code for the Fantasy League?
by Dave Knibb4/7/2017 1:33:01 PM
Brendan Mulcahy - There are some decent seamers coming though, nothing magic but decent but the batting well has run dry and Yorkshire don't have the money to sign 4/5 overseas to fill the void. Not sure why they have bothered to sign Travis Head for the T20, good player but not like he will put a lot of bums on seats.
by nickcricket4/7/2017 1:35:20 PM
Ladd-Gibbon is indeed a fabulous name. And playing for a very decent Loughborough side, who piled on hundreds against Northants last time out. Obviously, that leads us to our first XI of the season. The "So Good They Named Them Twice" XI, for those with double-barreled surnames. Ladd-Gibbon is in. So is Rainford-Brent. But who else? Fire away!
by PT10794/7/2017 1:35:54 PM
TEAM 200: Durham 203/2 (46.1 ov, won the toss) v Durham MCCU JTA Burnham 93* (116) MJ Richardson 55* (96)
by ESPNcricinfo Live4/7/2017 1:35:58 PM
INDIVIDUAL 150: RE van der Merwe 153* (120) Somerset 250/3 (39.4 ov, won the toss) v Oxford MCCU
by ESPNcricinfo Live4/7/2017 1:36:30 PM
Roland-Jones and Hamilton-Brown
by NemoUKS4/7/2017 1:36:32 PM
WICKET: Kent 134/4 (43.1 ov) v Gloucs SA Northeast c Dent b Liddle 22 (36) Partnership: 0 (3.0 ov) CJ Liddle 10.1-3-30-1 WRS Gidman 0* (11)
by ESPNcricinfo Live4/7/2017 1:36:34 PM
Bear with me Dave Brown
by Mark Ofield4/7/2017 1:36:52 PM
Bell-Drummond and Hannon-Dalby are two that spring to mind.
by Brendan Mulcahy4/7/2017 1:36:59 PM
WICKET: Lancashire 160/5 (44.3 ov, won the toss) v Essex S Chanderpaul run out 15 (36) Partnership: 24 (4.0 ov) DJ Vilas 13* (15)
by ESPNcricinfo Live4/7/2017 1:37:10 PM
Also on the fantasy leagues - I think they locked at the start of play, we could start a league that starts from week 2 if there's demand
by NemoUKS4/7/2017 1:37:14 PM
Oh Shiv. Couldn't get out of the blocks?
by PT10794/7/2017 1:37:51 PM
I've entered Nemo but have no League to join...lol
by Dave Knibb4/7/2017 1:38:46 PM
No Double-Barrelled XI could be complete without a Martin-Jenkins or two
by Matt Gregory4/7/2017 1:39:55 PM
@PT1079 - sold a dummy by Vilas, actually. Shiv was three-quarters of the way down, after Vilas had nudged towards short fine leg; excellent pick-up and throw from Callum Taylor and Harmer did the rest.
by Alan Gardner4/7/2017 1:40:30 PM
WICKET: Lancashire 160/6 (45.1 ov, won the toss) v Essex R McLaren c Westley b Wagner 0 (1) Partnership: 0 (0.4 ov) N Wagner 13.1-1-56-1 DJ Vilas 13* (18)