WICKET: Kent 104/3 (32.3 ov, trail by 281 - 1st inns) v Gloucs DJ Bell-Drummond c †Roderick b Norwell 58 (104) Partnership: 54 (15.0 ov) LC Norwell 13.3-3-40-1 JL Denly 20* (37)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/14/2017 10:18:17 AM
@nick at least for another couple of weeks.....
by Joe Williams9/14/2017 10:17:59 AM
@NemoUKS Yorkshire's second team is already playing in division one
by nickcricket9/14/2017 10:17:21 AM
Warwickshire's Division One goose: Cooked
by NemoUKS9/14/2017 10:16:30 AM
Chris(t) Woakes in
by nickcricket9/14/2017 10:16:29 AM
I'm sure I remember lots of Yorkshire fans telling me their team would beat England, so presumably their seconds could be a Div 2 county and all...
by NemoUKS9/14/2017 10:16:12 AM
WICKET: Warwickshire 25/4 (12 ov, trail by 143 - 2nd inns) v Essex IR Bell c †Foster b Cook 5 (21) Partnership: 5 (2.1 ov) SJ Cook 5-2-14-2 MJ Lamb 0* (6)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/14/2017 10:16:06 AM
Don't see the problem with that Joe. Screw them over financially, then blame the counties. That's the ECB way!
by StaggerBreaths9/14/2017 10:14:17 AM
single to Hameed
by Will Colwell9/14/2017 10:13:12 AM
Ireland wouldn't want to jeopardise their test status by also being considered as a 'county' i'd think, 3 7s could be achieved but whichever counties / countries would be added would struggle financially to become full time and travel wise they are all arse end of the country which would add further logistical challenges for them
by Joe Williams9/14/2017 10:13:07 AM
I'd be happy to have the Dutch involved again. Dad might finally get around to ticking watch Essex away in the Netherlands off of his bucket list.
by MisanthropeGirl9/14/2017 10:12:56 AM
Shaw still hasn't bowled to day
by nickcricket9/14/2017 10:11:37 AM
Doth mine eyes deceive me, or has DBD actually scored some runs?
by Kieran Layer9/14/2017 10:10:55 AM
9 balls no runs this morning.
by StaggerBreaths9/14/2017 10:10:17 AM
by StaggerBreaths9/14/2017 10:09:44 AM
TEAM 100: Kent 102/2 (30.2 ov, trail by 283 - 1st inns) v Gloucs DJ Bell-Drummond 57* (96) JL Denly 20* (32)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/14/2017 10:09:17 AM
I think the one conclusion we can all agree on is there should be more counties
by Will Colwell9/14/2017 10:09:15 AM
Lees as hit this 5th Boundary, I can hear Kenny Loggins
by nickcricket9/14/2017 10:09:15 AM
I recall this being suggested before. I don't think Ireland want to play, they have their own FC comp. now. Scotland, Dutchland, a.n. otherland?
by StaggerBreaths9/14/2017 10:08:44 AM
@nemoUKS Personally think that would be quite a good idea, Ireland, Scotland and Holland all get a county
by Dav3theRav39519/14/2017 10:08:31 AM
***brians to play for England this summer 2. Welsh to play for England this summer Zero...
by nickcricket9/14/2017 10:08:29 AM
and the Unicorns as well
by Will Colwell9/14/2017 10:07:43 AM
They should 'City team' the 50 over comp, get it down to eight teams. That would reduce the fixtures or have three groups
by nickcricket9/14/2017 10:07:34 AM
Could we do a Pro14 in Rugby and add Dutch and Irish sides?
by NemoUKS9/14/2017 10:07:21 AM
Also re. scheduling, don't forget there's another exciting T20 tourney on the horizon that needs fitting in! ¬_¬
by StaggerBreaths9/14/2017 10:06:36 AM
Every chance that Warwickshire will soon be 47 or 48 points back with two games to go
by Will Colwell9/14/2017 10:06:36 AM
fat lady warming up her voice on both championship and first relegation
by Joe Williams9/14/2017 10:06:20 AM
The ECB won't make more First Class Counties, if anything they will decide that they don't need to subside 18 and start letting them go belly up.
by nickcricket9/14/2017 10:06:13 AM
'...trust the ECB not to screw them over...'? '...plan a sensible fixture list...'? If we ignore those two glaring problems... yeah I don't actually know anything about the minor counties. Presumably what Joe said.
by StaggerBreaths9/14/2017 10:06:02 AM
WICKET: Warwickshire 20/3 (9.5 ov, trail by 148 - 2nd inns) v Essex IJL Trott b Cook 6 (21) Partnership: 6 (5.2 ov) SJ Cook 3.5-1-10-1 IR Bell 0* (14)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/14/2017 10:04:56 AM
Cornwall / Devon or Norfolk I reckon
by Joe Williams9/14/2017 10:04:18 AM
Approx 18 weeks from start of May to end of August plus a couple more weeks in April/September... 10/12 FC games per side leaves 8/6 weeks for 50 over and T20 tournaments. You'd like to hope that the ECB can plan a sensible fixture list in that but I won't hold my breath...
by MisanthropeGirl9/14/2017 10:03:41 AM
Wait, England have 20 year old legspin/left arm orthodox twins? That's amazing
by Will Colwell9/14/2017 10:03:33 AM
@SB Which MCs would be 'promoted' to get up towards 21? And can we trust the ECB not to screw them over, a la Durham?
by MisanthropeGirl9/14/2017 10:03:25 AM
The Parkinson brothers >>>>> Ashwin
by SDHoneymonster9/14/2017 10:02:42 AM
TEAM 200: Yorkshire 202/2 (62 ov, trail by 390 - 1st inns) v Surrey AZ Lees 25* (47) GS Ballance 11* (19)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/14/2017 10:02:40 AM
WICKET: Worcestershire 313/6 (78 ov, trail by 91 - 1st inns) v Leics BL D'Oliveira c & b Parkinson 138 (207) Partnership: 19 (4.5 ov) CF Parkinson 27-0-71-5 R Ashwin 13* (19)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/14/2017 10:01:55 AM
I was hoping that not scoring many runs this year would make Lees give up that silly tick where he looks at his bat before every ball
by nickcricket9/14/2017 9:59:46 AM
UPDATE: Match start delayed, Lancashire 28/0 (12 ov, trail by 174 - 2nd inns) v Somerset
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/14/2017 9:58:53 AM
Of Course Batty and Gaz will know each other well from all that drinks carrying with no chance of playing they did in India
by nickcricket9/14/2017 9:57:51 AM
Three Glouc bowlers bowled Yesterday, one of them took both wickets and then didn't start off bowling today. Div 2 eh?
by nickcricket9/14/2017 9:55:46 AM
I'm guessing they saw the flat state of the Oval pitch and went for a right arm / left arm spin combo.