Morning all. That seemed a mercifully short winter. And come on Yorkshire!
by Brendan Mulcahy4/7/2017 10:27:55 AM
@SteveParson Sounds tactical
by humair arshad4/7/2017 10:28:02 AM
As much as I want Yorks to get a good start, I hope the pitch has a bit more in it over the four days than last years game. Yorkshire thin on bowling resources and I hope they haven't decided a draw will do.
by nickcricket4/7/2017 10:28:21 AM
SIX ALERT AT HEADINGLEY
by PhilipGoose4/7/2017 10:28:25 AM
Northants of to a flier!
by Mark Ofield4/7/2017 10:28:33 AM
Keaton out for six... has he reverted to type after turning into Bradman last season?
by NemoUKS4/7/2017 10:28:50 AM
Northants promotion push starts here
by nickcricket4/7/2017 10:28:52 AM
Cant imagine i'm the only one to have chosen Broad and Pattinson as their bowlers. Nice early start to the points
by acarey874/7/2017 10:29:01 AM
Is the games being live streamed anywhere? Asking from an Australian!
by Smith1658Smith4/7/2017 10:29:07 AM
WICKET: Kent 25/1 (8 ov) v Gloucs DJ Bell-Drummond c Hankins b Norwell 11 (26) Partnership: 25 (8.0 ov) LC Norwell 4-2-11-1 JJ Weatherley 13* (22)
by ESPNcricinfo Live4/7/2017 10:29:08 AM
@NemoUKS Rushworth and Onions > Broad and Pattinson
by Joe Williams4/7/2017 10:29:11 AM
Smith1658Smith - Alas no, Notts are still the only County to do it and they are away this round of fixtures
by nickcricket4/7/2017 10:30:52 AM
If the 8 city franchises will take place from 2020 season, which eight cities will be featured - London(2), Birmingham, Southampton, Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds and Cardiff.
by Derek Grabham4/7/2017 10:31:43 AM
nickcricket, Thanks mate!
by Smith1658Smith4/7/2017 10:32:10 AM
Nemo's team flying fantasy wise
by Lawrence Payne4/7/2017 10:32:30 AM
Derek Grabham - Probably although some of the games my be played away from the main ground
by nickcricket4/7/2017 10:32:56 AM
@Derek The 8 teams listed by the Telegraph (who are strangely always getting ECB news before everyone else) were : White Rose, Red Rose, North London, South London, Trent bridge, South, Birmingham, West Country
by Steve Parson4/7/2017 10:32:56 AM
How is south Cardiff? I get they have the biggest stadium but literally nobody goes and it's hours and hours from any sort of cricketing hub. Stick the damn team in Bristol, even if you have to use a football ground.
by NemoUKS4/7/2017 10:34:45 AM
Runs have dried up at Headingley, regular fan will be shocked to here its because a dobber has come on
by nickcricket4/7/2017 10:35:09 AM
WICKET: Yorkshire 41/1 (8.3 ov) v Hampshire AZ Lees b Edwards 20 (27) Partnership: 41 (8.3 ov) FH Edwards 4.3-0-25-1 A Lyth 17* (24)
by ESPNcricinfo Live4/7/2017 10:35:25 AM
ice ice Gareth Berg has frozen up 1 end
by Lawrence Payne4/7/2017 10:35:58 AM
Classic Lees innings, out driving. He never learns
by nickcricket4/7/2017 10:36:05 AM
and there we go wicket falls
by Lawrence Payne4/7/2017 10:36:21 AM
by GeorgePotter194/7/2017 10:36:21 AM
@Nemo the article seemed to suggest that the west/west country team would be shared around a bit between Bristol, Cardiff and Taunton, but not sure how accurate it was
by Steve Parson4/7/2017 10:36:25 AM
So White Rose will be mainly Yorkshire and a bit of Durham. The Red Rose will be Lancashire and maybe a bit of Derbyshire. NOrth LOndon - Middlesex & Essex, South London - Surrey & Kent. Trent BRidge - NOtts, Leicester, NOrthants. Birmingham - Warwicks & Worcs; West Country - Somerset, Gloucs and Glamorgan; South - Hants & Sussex. Will that be a fair reflection?
by Derek Grabham4/7/2017 10:37:03 AM
Lancashire/Yorkshire also pick up ***bria
by nickcricket4/7/2017 10:37:36 AM
@SteveParson Where would you have the 2 London Teams as Lords has Floodlight restrictions and Surrey don't want a team.
by John4/7/2017 10:37:37 AM
@Derek Believe the intention is to draft all the players anyway
by Steve Parson4/7/2017 10:37:44 AM
Really! ***bria is **** out! Its not just the ECB who tries to pretend it doesn't exist
by nickcricket4/7/2017 10:38:37 AM
@John I think Surrey are pretty keen to have a team! They just wanted to stick with what they'd tried and tested and was working for them already rather than risking it so everyone else could get a share of the pie. With only 4 home games I don't think Lords will have a floodlight issue however the Olympic Stadium has obviously been put out as an option in the future.