I tell a lie, there is a NickCricket on there. Ranking Shiv Thakor.
by StaggerBreaths9/28/2017 9:02:46 AM
Lythesque start to Markram's (just a shit mark ramprakash) int career then, bed in against some dog todd bowling, then get horribly found out, go back to domestic cricket a broken shell of a man.
by Joe Williams9/28/2017 9:00:39 AM
I think I am signed up, I just forget it exists a lot. Think I am down just as Nick
by nickcricket9/28/2017 9:00:33 AM
And I think NickCricket is the main one who hasn't signed up to the forum.
by StaggerBreaths9/28/2017 8:58:16 AM
Unrelated to everything, can't help feeling for Heino Kuhn. He gets Broad and Anderson in England. Markram (great surname) gets Bangladesh in SA.
by StaggerBreaths9/28/2017 8:56:57 AM
I said Notts. and Kent to go up, Essex and Hampshire to go down, Leics. for the wooden spoon, and Somerset to win the Champo. It looks like I might be exactly half right.
by StaggerBreaths9/28/2017 8:54:48 AM
SO which of our regulars on here aren't on the liveboards? tough to work out as we all seem to have different user names on there (i'm Pierre)
by Joe Williams9/28/2017 8:53:44 AM
Think they went on the lash preseason and didn't bother to stop....
by Joe Williams9/28/2017 8:51:54 AM
Some point near the start of the season I decided to put an optimistic £1 bet on Essex to win a trophy, obviously I went with the T20 rather than the Championship as that was way more likely to happen
by Joe Tompkins9/28/2017 8:50:24 AM
Gonna give myself points for predicting Hampshire to go down, gonna take a fair few more points off for predicting Surrey would join them, and that having Gary Ballance available all season would drive Yorkshire to the title... yikes
by Will Colwell9/28/2017 8:49:50 AM
Talking of the international matches today - Bangladesh opting to field??????
by dez dezzy9/28/2017 8:49:35 AM
Obviously they decided to go out on the lash pre-season Joe, and bumped into Ben Stokes. The trauma has stayed with them.
by StaggerBreaths9/28/2017 8:49:20 AM
The irritating thing about having three tabs of international cricket is that I have to keep killing the adverts, because every time 'Incredible News Hub' pops up it kills everything..
by StaggerBreaths9/28/2017 8:48:37 AM
This comment from SB tho (you are Balladeer on there right?).......Yorkshire's one of the few teams with some half-decent openers! HANG YOUR HEAD IN SHAME YOU FOOL!!!
by Joe Williams9/28/2017 8:48:17 AM
Morning. Been a bit of a weird one this season
by Haystack_Jnr9/28/2017 8:47:39 AM
Aneesh doesn't really, which is sad.
by StaggerBreaths9/28/2017 8:47:02 AM
Well, that was nearly accurate... until the last sentence
by NemoUKS9/28/2017 8:46:20 AM
Aneesh called Warks and Hants to go down.....does he post on here?
by Joe Williams9/28/2017 8:46:06 AM
Down: Properly against the conventional wisdom but I can see Yorkshire really struggling this year with Root, Bairstow, Rashid and Plunkett likely to miss huge stretches. The next generation just don't look as good as what came before. Essex to join them.
by NemoUKS9/28/2017 8:46:06 AM
Also I need people to help me decide which players I should include in the global rankings. I'm inclined to drop AB to second highest proper rank behind Root, because of his infrequent Test-playing...
by StaggerBreaths9/28/2017 8:46:01 AM
I also called Lancs and Essex to go down.....
by Joe Williams9/28/2017 8:45:31 AM
Morning all Sad but exciting day.
by Lawrence Payne via email9/28/2017 8:44:42 AM
My pre-season Yorks comments............ ' i'd say a lot depends on how Sidebottom holds up and whether our top and middle order can remember to hold the bat at the right end this year'. Idiots obv forgot.
by Joe Williams9/28/2017 8:44:24 AM
*Someone* I know *may* have put money on that
by NemoUKS9/28/2017 8:44:22 AM
And several people thinking that Durham might go up Nemo... :(
by StaggerBreaths9/28/2017 8:43:11 AM
You'd be a fool to swing a bottle at Stokes, unless your names Anthony Joshua
by dez dezzy9/28/2017 8:42:51 AM
I'll plug the live.boards as well....will keep us going during those long ashes nights.....and i'll be looking to improve on my Haseeb Hameed rating
by Joe Williams9/28/2017 8:42:35 AM
I'm enjoying reading the first few pages of the 2017 Championship discussion thread Balladeer- so far I've enjoyed that Essex were 20/1 for the Championship and Yorkshire 3/1
by NemoUKS9/28/2017 8:42:12 AM
Hants. have to be the favourites going into the final day. #theDaVinceyCode - 8 runs, two boundaries.
by StaggerBreaths9/28/2017 8:42:07 AM
So sad that it's nearly over :-( must say the Stokes thing is interesting, the gutter rags limitnig their coverage to the punch alone and not really showing the preceding elements to the knock down, certainly look like there could be some mitigating circumstances but still a silly thing to do. Anyways, where are people placing their money for relegation? I'm currently edging towards a Hants relegation
by Joe Williams9/28/2017 8:41:14 AM
It being the final day, I apologise in advance for all the plugging of countycricketlive.boards.net that I'll do today. In no way a replacement while the LB is up, it's where some of us meet when it's not, and it would be great to see some of y'all there over the winter. To laugh at Lahiru Thirimanne still being 'a thing' if nothing else.
by StaggerBreaths9/28/2017 8:39:48 AM
I watched the first day of the (Somerset) season live at Taunton, and remember being faintly annoyed at how we performed against an Essex side certain to go down, but being impressed by Jamie Porter. One out of two ain't bad...
by NemoUKS9/28/2017 8:39:35 AM
by David Hopps9/28/2017 8:38:07 AM
And what a final day. County Championship, two Tests on the go, Ashes squad revealed, Stokes being a chuffing idiot...