I presume Somerset are still playing four spinners.
by StaggerBreaths6/26/2017 12:33:46 PM
I was thinking of going down to Northants vs Leics later but i'm not sure if I dare. Leicesters coach comes over as being a bit scary, he's permanently angry and threatening, hardly the way to get the best out the players.
by Dave Knibb6/26/2017 12:28:47 PM
Wasn't part of that also because they left a whole bunch of grass on the pitch, to avoid degrading the ball too quickly? Anyway, always good for the ball to win the odd one. (Although it's well known that Aussies can't play swing anyway so...)
by StaggerBreaths6/26/2017 12:28:21 PM
Like Dex said, ball tended to be the winner, but it was a different ball, also need to take into account that if it's not that cloudy, the lights won't make that much of an impact until very late on in the day
by Joe Williams6/26/2017 12:26:28 PM
Peter Handscomb (who has played a couple of day/night Tests) said it can be very difficult to face under lights, but that the swing was consistent. I do seem to remember that the pink ball Tests held in Aus were quite low-scoring. But then again they don't use a Dukes so who knows...!
by dez dezzy6/26/2017 12:24:13 PM
Weather not looking all that great down south either..
Does anyone know what the current status of the pink ball is? Does it swing? How quickly does it go soft?
by StaggerBreaths6/26/2017 12:17:42 PM
Warwickshire getting a bit of room on the payroll for a few signings next summer?
by nickcricket6/26/2017 11:09:57 AM
Congrats Ian Westwood. I'll always think of you fondly for having the 2nd most 'Warwickshire' cricinfo photo (the 1st obviously being Keith Barker)
by Will6/26/2017 11:08:07 AM
???? BREAKING | The Club would like to congratulate @IanWestwood08 on a 15-year career following his retirement
I'm actually dead excited for this round of games, shenanigans with the Lions and all. Would only be better if they'd reversed the toss law for this round only - can you imagine Durham with the pink ball under lights? The teams would struggle to make 100 across all four innings. It would be magical.
by SDHoneymonster6/26/2017 10:55:29 AM
I thought the 107 referred to Adam Lyth's test high score, and the rest of it would be a code to work out the Yorkshire lineup
by Will6/26/2017 10:45:42 AM
@JoeWilliams Thought those were Gary Ballance's stats
by nickcricket6/26/2017 10:45:01 AM
And compare the crowd to the already sold out T20 Roses blast game which almost none of those stars will be available
by nickcricket6/26/2017 10:43:34 AM
solid 1st post by my 9 month old son...talks more sense than me already
by Joe Williams6/26/2017 10:34:59 AM
It s shame it is all the same week but I suppose the ECB wanted to get the pink ball fixture at a time in didn't clash with a full England game so the linkes of Root, Bairstow, Stokes, Moeen, Wood, Anderson ect could be involved because it is primarly to prepare England for the Test against the WI and would be pointless without them. It will be interesting to see how many people are at Headingley today given the team Yorkshire will be able to put out but given how poor the attendance at RLODC game against Lancs was
by nickcricket6/26/2017 10:34:51 AM
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by Joe Williams6/26/2017 10:34:03 AM
Patto my skipper too, so i'd prob change your's Nick as I am rubbish at this lark.....Steven's golden summer is over now.....my other theory+=
by Joe Williams6/26/2017 10:22:39 AM
Would like to get Stevens in but he is too expensive these days
by nickcricket6/26/2017 10:21:56 AM
I have got Pattinson, taking over the captaincy from Ballance. Gets 400 points a game that lad
by nickcricket6/26/2017 10:19:06 AM
Byrom it is then, Pujara's done sweet FA....gives me better bowling options (my theory is bowlers will fare better with pink ball round)
by Joe Williams6/26/2017 10:17:39 AM
Did anyone see what Nassar said at the cap presentation yesterday?
by nickcricket6/26/2017 10:16:08 AM
Little tip if anyone wants it, Eddie Byrom will be starting for Somerset and costs the base $15,000. Talented young thing and could be very good value as your back up batsman
by Will6/26/2017 10:09:54 AM
Hooray for the floodlit round! I will actually make changes to me fantasy team for the first time in about a month! I am therefore bang behind it as a principle
by Joe Williams6/26/2017 10:04:15 AM
Sure is, not really been at his best this summer. Pleased he wants to fight for his Test place but given he has not had a break since the start of the India ODI series does he have the juice left the tank if he is selected?
by nickcricket6/26/2017 9:46:22 AM
I will be around if people fancy have a discussion of the England squads Lions and full or anything else County Cricket related like how Jos Buttler is the 3rd best 4 day wicketkeeper bat in the Lancs squad but would guess it will be a ghost town here until near 2pm
by nickcricket6/26/2017 9:41:44 AM
Going to camp out here until the games start Nick?
by StaggerBreaths6/26/2017 9:36:41 AM
Morning all, only hour till the Cricket gets underway...Wait what?