I thought the stance was that Stokes is no.6 forever?
by Matt_MYano7/3/2017 10:10:59 AM
Morning all. Cracking start for Glamorgan I see! Matt Maynard has found his cahones and dropped the captain but not the specialist batsmen who averages under 20 and the wicket keeper who averages less than that. Its a start
by Mark Ofield7/3/2017 10:10:55 AM
by Will7/3/2017 10:10:45 AM
I like Ali at 5 too. Keep Stokes to be destructive at 6 and Bairstow to bail us out at 7. Dawson is a solid allround cricketer for sure. A red ball spinner would be great. Who?
by Matt Warwick7/3/2017 10:10:38 AM
On twitter the view is they will line up Cook, Jennings, Ballance, Root, Stokes, Bairstow, Moeen, Broad, TRJ, Wood, Anderson. That is too much bowling for me, if they are not fit they shouldn't be playing apart from maybe Stokes who could well be playing as a specialist bat
by nickcricket7/3/2017 10:10:14 AM
Would like to have seen Stoneman and then Jennings at 3, Root 4, Ballance 5, Bairstow 6, Stokes 7 and the bowlers
by acarey877/3/2017 10:09:53 AM
Cue twitching from Dez.
by StaggerBreaths7/3/2017 10:09:33 AM
Morning all! Has Gareth Batty gone into hiding after leading his team to yet another Lord's defeat? :)
by Beth Watson7/3/2017 10:09:03 AM
yeah i'm not opposed to the squad if only because it finally means that at least one of Bairstow and Moeen will bat in the top 5
by Rob Little7/3/2017 10:08:44 AM
Doubt Dawson will actually play, it will be the regulars plus TRJ
by dez dezzy7/3/2017 10:08:39 AM
@MattWarwick Stokes is what people are saying, think Dawson has bowled well this season. Good utility player which probably mean he is a good guy to have there. Could bat at 6 if needed but then you can stay that about most of the top 7
by nickcricket7/3/2017 10:08:22 AM
As for the squad, would also like to see Stoneman in, as well as a proper (red ball) spinner over Dawson.
by StaggerBreaths7/3/2017 10:08:09 AM
(Expect a subtle rephrasing of that later.)
by StaggerBreaths7/3/2017 10:07:36 AM
I have yet to answer the question on the forum, Matt: I'd give it to Moe, Bairstow the better batsman but I think we'll get the most out of the pair of them this way.
by StaggerBreaths7/3/2017 10:07:27 AM
pretty happy with the test squad. Would rather have Stoneman in and don't think much of Dawson's red ball credentials. 6 bowlers seems excessive too
by Will7/3/2017 10:06:37 AM
Not sure about Dawson, but can see their thinking. Used to be waiter, so great at carrying drinks. (Okay, I made that up.) Curious to see who bats at 5.
by Matt Warwick7/3/2017 10:06:19 AM
Run out in the first over. (applauds)
by StaggerBreaths7/3/2017 10:05:33 AM
Old North Wales at it again!
by nickcricket7/3/2017 10:05:19 AM
oh for the love of
by Matt_MYano7/3/2017 10:05:17 AM
well I don't think any of us expected it to say that
by Will7/3/2017 10:04:50 AM
Any thoughts on the Test squad? (recoils from the screen)
by nickcricket7/3/2017 10:04:46 AM
WICKET: Glamorgan 0/1 (1 ov, lost the toss) v Gloucs NJ Selman run out 0 (6) Partnership: 0 (1.0 ov) JA Rudolph 0* (0)
by ESPNcricinfo Live7/3/2017 10:04:20 AM
Coad to get Byrom
by Matt_MYano7/3/2017 10:04:11 AM
Andrew Umeed bowled off a bad leave
by nickcricket7/3/2017 10:02:19 AM
Umeed, caught on the ropes at long on
by dez dezzy7/3/2017 10:02:18 AM
first wicket: McManus, caught behind off Footitt
by Will7/3/2017 10:01:15 AM
DBD caught behind. Reverse jinx.
by mdpayne877/3/2017 10:01:05 AM
First wicket: Trescothick LBW.
by StaggerBreaths7/3/2017 10:00:28 AM
@StaggerBreaths Can't make fun of batting riches, Yorkshire are one injury in the warmup from just getting any bloke in the crowd with their own kit to bat in the top 6
by nickcricket7/3/2017 10:00:08 AM
Hoping to see some beautiful Vince drives/Nicks.
by StaggerBreaths7/3/2017 9:59:38 AM
Somerset would snap him up Nick, that's batting riches for them this season.
by StaggerBreaths7/3/2017 9:58:54 AM
Very exciting getting to see a livestream of a Hampshire collapse.
by Matt Warwick7/3/2017 9:58:51 AM
That young Hampshire lad Rossouw must be on borrowed time, avg 18.75 for the season. Can't go on backing a kid like this who keeps failing, will need to get the cheque book out and look for someone more consistent from abroad
by nickcricket7/3/2017 9:58:08 AM
With the addition of Finch & KP, Surrey have no excuse in the Natwest *censored* Blast though
by dez dezzy7/3/2017 9:57:45 AM
Franklin as well by the way Nick.
by StaggerBreaths7/3/2017 9:56:51 AM
What's up with them?
by StaggerBreaths7/3/2017 9:56:31 AM
If anyone is interested, Surrey are streaming the game on their website
by acarey877/3/2017 9:56:17 AM
Finn and Gubbins dropped fpr Middlesex: The team is: Middlesex team NRD Compton, SS Eskinazi, JAR Harris, TG Helm, RF Higgins, DJ Malan*, TJ Murtagh, OP Rayner, SD Robson, JA Simpson†, PR Stirling
by Yaacov7/3/2017 9:55:46 AM
@dezdezzy I forgot, still reckon he could get a hundred one handed