WICKET: Warwickshire 104/4 (30 ov, trail by 157 - 2nd inns) v Hampshire IJL Trott c Ervine b Crane 23 (81) Partnership: 2 (1.5 ov) MS Crane 4-1-15-1 SR Hain 2* (5)
by ESPNcricinfo Live6/5/2017 10:42:41 AM
Hain will probaly choose today to get his season average into double figures.
by Matt Warwick6/5/2017 10:37:44 AM
Woo, break through! Praying for a Yorkshire collapse now.
by Matt Warwick6/5/2017 10:35:04 AM
WICKET: Warwickshire 102/3 (28.1 ov, trail by 159 - 2nd inns) v Hampshire IR Bell b Abbott 68 (76) Partnership: 93 (24.1 ov) KJ Abbott 9.1-4-14-2 IJL Trott 23* (75)
by ESPNcricinfo Live6/5/2017 10:34:13 AM
TEAM 100: Warwickshire 101/2 (27.5 ov, trail by 160 - 2nd inns) v Hampshire IR Bell 67* (74) IJL Trott 23* (75)
by ESPNcricinfo Live6/5/2017 10:31:57 AM
UPDATE: Match start delayed, Middlesex 311/7 (108 ov, trail by 132 - 1st inns) v Somerset
by ESPNcricinfo Live6/5/2017 10:22:56 AM
Mick Hunt will be annoyed if the weather beats his pitch to the draw
by nickcricket6/5/2017 10:21:20 AM
WICKET: Worcestershire 128/6 (47.5 ov, trail by 139 - 2nd inns) v Sussex JC Tongue b Archer 11 (37) Partnership: 2 (1.1 ov) JC Archer 7.5-1-16-1 RA Whiteley 0* (2)
by ESPNcricinfo Live6/5/2017 10:17:47 AM
UPDATE: Match start delayed (Play due to restart at 11:25am), Middlesex 311/7 (108 ov, trail by 132 - 1st inns) v Somerset
by ESPNcricinfo Live6/5/2017 10:17:07 AM
Hopefully he won't have to come in again at 20-5...
by StaggerBreaths6/5/2017 10:16:39 AM
Re: the rain - Aus/NZ could both qualify for the semi's without a single result game.
by dez dezzy6/5/2017 10:15:29 AM
Not sure I can take Rashid's batting that seriously have that ridicules booming attempt at a drive a Lords to leave England 20-6
by nickcricket6/5/2017 10:14:21 AM
WICKET: Worcestershire 126/5 (46.4 ov, trail by 141 - 2nd inns) v Sussex OB Cox c Nash b Philander 3 (38) Partnership: 11 (9.5 ov) VD Philander 5.4-1-15-1 JC Tongue 9* (32)
by ESPNcricinfo Live6/5/2017 10:12:34 AM
INDIVIDUAL 50: IR Bell 51* (55) Warwickshire 79/2 (21.5 ov, trail by 182 - 2nd inns) v Hampshire
by ESPNcricinfo Live6/5/2017 10:05:31 AM
Hants have 2 hours for 8 wickets. Think my money is on a draw.
by Matt Warwick6/5/2017 10:04:41 AM
UPDATE: Match start delayed, Warwickshire 75/2 (21 ov, trail by 186 - 2nd inns) v Hampshire
by ESPNcricinfo Live6/5/2017 10:02:15 AM
Tail looks automatically better if they remember to include Rashid next time.
by StaggerBreaths6/5/2017 10:01:58 AM
Grumble grumble something rain.
by Matt Warwick6/5/2017 10:00:41 AM
UPDATE: Match start delayed (Start delayed due to rain), Middlesex 311/7 (108 ov, trail by 132 - 1st inns) v Somerset
by ESPNcricinfo Live6/5/2017 9:59:25 AM
UPDATE: Match start delayed (No play before Lunch, rain), Nottinghamshire 313/6 (82 ov, lead by 179 - 2nd inns) v Derbyshire
by ESPNcricinfo Live6/5/2017 9:57:38 AM
UPDATE: Match start delayed (Start delayed due to rain), Warwickshire 75/2 (21 ov, trail by 186 - 2nd inns) v Hampshire
by ESPNcricinfo Live6/5/2017 9:56:13 AM
UPDATE: Match start delayed (Start delayed due to rain), Northamptonshire 44/1 (12 ov, target: 205) v Durham
by ESPNcricinfo Live6/5/2017 9:50:24 AM
after all the talk in the build up about a consistent line up and way of playing etc. it's all been hugely torpedoed with Woakes' injury and Stokes' potential bowling issues, we are now looking v light with ball in hand and with bat in hand it ain't looking great down the order either....sadly there is no easy solution, other than to bring YJB into open for Roy where those aforementioned issues won't matter after he smashes England's first double hundred.........
by Joe Williams6/5/2017 9:50:13 AM
Think they are hoping Finn will get a bit of bounce bowling back of a length with his height, these white balls seem pretty swing resistant so a little worried what Willey will offer but isn't that the point of having a 6 man attack? I suppose it depends if BS can only bowl 3 overs and straight boundary at Cardiff means Root isn't a good option
by nickcricket6/5/2017 9:45:27 AM
UPDATE: Match start delayed (Start delayed due to rain), Nottinghamshire 313/6 (82 ov, lead by 179 - 2nd inns) v Derbyshire
by ESPNcricinfo Live6/5/2017 9:44:16 AM
I think the reasoning was as simple as, Finn's been in the setup before and won't wilt in the pressure cooker of an international competition. Not sure that's good enough, I think he's pre-wilted myself.
by StaggerBreaths6/5/2017 9:31:53 AM
@StaggerBreaths - yes certainly not saying it would have been my choice, just to trying to work out the reasoning. Sincerely hope they're not merely swapping Finn for Woakes without other changes to the XI.
I would definitely have gone for TRJ or Tom Curran (or even Sam).
by dez dezzy6/5/2017 9:27:21 AM
TRJ would have been my choice. Hoping that hindsight either proves me wrong, or is unable to give a firm answer because Finn hasn't been required. And for goodness' sake play Rashid.
by StaggerBreaths6/5/2017 9:22:42 AM
A friend pointed out to me that Woakes' strength, apart from vital lower-order runs, is keeping it tight up top and at the depth. Not sure Willey or Finn can do either.
by StaggerBreaths6/5/2017 9:20:50 AM
Rain due in Southampton by lunchtime. 30 overs to get 8 wickets......me thinks the weather will win.
by Mugshot1206/5/2017 8:55:44 AM
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by David Hopps6/5/2017 8:43:40 AM
So Finn selected as expected/feared. That says to me that they are expecting Willey to fill Woakes role (someone that swings the ball up front & can bat) with Finn called up as a replacement/cover for Ball.
by dez dezzy edited by David Hopps6/5/2017 8:42:55 AM
Sussex will be confident of wrapping up victory at Hove after a strong opening stand between Daryl Mitchell and Brett D'Oliveira was followed by a controversial umpiring reprieve and a wholesale collapse