Surrey have to bat again didnt think i would see that
by Lawrence Payne via email9/15/2017 12:51:17 PM
I mean cricket in general Geoff! This could have been a belter. 200 plays 150 plays ???
by StaggerBreaths9/15/2017 12:50:33 PM
@StaggerBreaths What's this 'we'? Turncoat!
by Geoff Eisenhauer9/15/2017 12:49:48 PM
TEAM 200: Yorkshire 200/1 (68.3 ov, lead by 2 - 2nd inns) v Surrey AZ Lees 87* (173) SE Marsh 92* (209)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/15/2017 12:49:46 PM
Hampshire aka Warwickshire
by Lawrence Payne via email9/15/2017 12:49:37 PM
by Geoff Eisenhauer9/15/2017 12:49:13 PM
Although 3 counties have never won the Championship, I consider Northants to be bottom of the pile really. Glous were considered the 'Champion' County on a few occasions before their was a 'proper' Championship, thanks to WG. Somerset in the late 70's and early 80's were probably the best ever team NOT to win it in my lifetime, so I think of us with 4 2nd places to be the real bridesmaid.
by Dave Knibb9/15/2017 12:49:11 PM
Just think if we'd had more than 1.5 days!
by StaggerBreaths9/15/2017 12:48:57 PM
Also Hampshire now doing this surely just to annoy Somerset. Yet more institutional bias.
by SDHoneymonster9/15/2017 12:48:45 PM
Who was it who says Uxbridge is usually a road...
by StaggerBreaths9/15/2017 12:48:34 PM
WICKET: Sussex 147/3 (37.3 ov, target: 390) v Derbyshire CD Nash c Hughes b Viljoen 9 (6) Partnership: 10 (1.5 ov) GC Viljoen 13.3-2-47-3 S van Zyl 43* (95)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/15/2017 12:48:16 PM
@nickcricket Not that far from Coventry or Oxford either, but not far is not close enough.
by SDHoneymonster9/15/2017 12:48:14 PM
WICKET: Hampshire 92/6 (24.1 ov, trail by 112 - 1st inns) v Middlesex CM Dickinson c †Simpson b Finn 1 (3) Partnership: 3 (1.0 ov) ST Finn 8.1-1-36-2 FS Organ 16* (32)
@SDHoneymonster Its quite near Milton Keynes, and Buckinghamshire
by nickcricket9/15/2017 12:44:15 PM
Think you need to be looking at the volume of public schools per county SDH, reckon there must be a correlation there.....
by Joe Williams9/15/2017 12:43:06 PM
WICKET: Hampshire 89/5 (23.1 ov, trail by 115 - 1st inns) v Middlesex IG Holland b Harris 23 (29) Partnership: 43 (8.4 ov) JAR Harris 3.1-1-3-1 FS Organ 14* (29)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/15/2017 12:42:52 PM
Cities also seemingly an important factor in Champo wins (on a boring roll here, stop me when you start nodding off): If you include the metropolitan counties where a few are based with the traditional county - this affects Surrey, Middlesex, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Lancashire - then it paints an even starker picture. No wonder poor old Northamptonshire have never won the CC - there isn't a city in the county. The largest one in Somerset is Bath, which barely cracks the top 100 largest UK cities & towns list. Gloucestershire the major underperformers in this regard considering they have both Brizzle and Gloucester itself within their boundaries. And is it any coincidence Sussex won their first CC title not long after Brighton was granted city status? I think not. To win the Champo Northants need Northampton to be given city status and Somerset need to move their base to either Bath or Wells.
by SDHoneymonster9/15/2017 12:41:07 PM
WICKET: Sussex 137/2 (35.4 ov, target: 390) v Derbyshire LWP Wells lbw b Viljoen 77 (115) Partnership: 128 (32.5 ov) GC Viljoen 12.4-2-39-2 S van Zyl 42* (90)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/15/2017 12:38:37 PM
I suppose Darryl Hair as umpire is pushing it a bit.
by Dave Knibb9/15/2017 12:36:29 PM
(Is it Josh)
by Will Colwell9/15/2017 12:35:55 PM
by Will Colwell9/15/2017 12:35:39 PM
Organ names - Quinton de Kock?
by Andrew Millington9/15/2017 12:35:23 PM
Good hit Lawrence
by Dave Knibb9/15/2017 12:34:24 PM
by Dav3theRav39519/15/2017 12:33:27 PM
Ryan Patel warming up, bit of Medium pace as a partnership
by nickcricket9/15/2017 12:33:10 PM
Organ names Brian Brain surely?
by Lawrence Payne via email9/15/2017 12:31:56 PM
This is now Lees highest score of the season, I don't remember his bat shaking quite so much
by nickcricket9/15/2017 12:27:27 PM
Kerrigan equalled his highest FC score.
by Dave Knibb9/15/2017 12:25:31 PM
Hogan you spoil sport Kerrigan was well on his way to becoming England's next number 3
by nickcricket9/15/2017 12:24:48 PM
WICKET: Northamptonshire 156/3 (47 ov, target: 218) v Glamorgan SC Kerrigan b Hogan 62 (101) Partnership: 32 (13.5 ov) MG Hogan 11-0-28-2 AG Wakely 14* (41)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/15/2017 12:24:07 PM
@SDHoneymonster London tho innit, far too many people to count
by nickcricket9/15/2017 12:23:48 PM
What that tells us is that the Isle of Wight really should not enter the CC any time soon. Also quite difficult to do population stats for Middlesex as of course they no longer exist.
by SDHoneymonster9/15/2017 12:23:03 PM
Umpired by Nigel Llung.
by StaggerBreaths9/15/2017 12:22:46 PM
And another XI that B.Raine fits into perfectly.
by StaggerBreaths9/15/2017 12:21:53 PM
We include in limited overs as well as in Test(ine) matches, I presume.
by StaggerBreaths9/15/2017 12:21:15 PM
Interesting to look at the population stats of the counties in relation to success: the three that have never won the CC are three of the five smallest in terms of population, and Somerset and Northants fall into the bottom three if you add the metropolitan counties where Gloucestershire and Warwickshire are based (Bristol and the West Midlands) to the traditional county too. Only side who's really pushed through the population handicap is Worcestershire.
by SDHoneymonster9/15/2017 12:20:27 PM
by Joe Williams9/15/2017 12:20:21 PM
by Dave Knibb9/15/2017 12:20:15 PM
Does Jake Ball count?
by StaggerBreaths9/15/2017 12:19:53 PM
You can pick your own from David Willey, Eoin (M)organ or Wally Hammond (organ).
by Dave Knibb9/15/2017 12:19:36 PM
@DaveKnibb KP was a bit of an Organ, whoever that bloke in the Essex kit knows which I mean
by nickcricket9/15/2017 12:18:12 PM
I see young Organ played for England U-19's. Who was the last Organ to play for England?
by Dave Knibb9/15/2017 12:17:10 PM
I tipped Essex for the title at the start of the season, have got tweets to prove it