I know i've said before, but i'm comfortable with Northants not going up, even if we end up with 9 wins in 14 games. The last time we went up, we had a stronger team and got hammered (4 draws, 12 defeats, 8 by an innings). We only had one player who averaged over 30. This season we have 6 players who have taken over 10 wickets. Kerrigan is on loan, Kleiveldt is our Big Fat Gypsy Kolpak, Buck was rejected by 2 counties before, and we have 3 from the Minor Counties/Leagues, Azharullah, who's leaving, and Gleeson and Sanderson. We would get annihilated if we went up. Sad, but true.
by Dave Knibb9/28/2017 2:12:40 PM
by StaggerBreaths9/28/2017 2:12:39 PM
What's the Cowan S/R - max 30 or 33?
by Duluth K. Archaeopteryx9/28/2017 2:12:17 PM
Vince looking good for a Cowan/Hameed of his own.
by StaggerBreaths9/28/2017 2:11:47 PM
Is it my imagination or is Dawson taking guard about 6 inches outside off stump. I know Steven Smith has a funky guard but is this a thing now ?
by Haystack_Jnr9/28/2017 2:11:35 PM
by StaggerBreaths9/28/2017 2:11:23 PM
Dawson just 10 balls away from an Ultra-Cowan when he resumes
by Will Colwell9/28/2017 2:11:07 PM
TEA: Durham 163/6 (43 ov, target: 370) v Worcs MJ Richardson 13* (19) L Trevaskis 0* (9)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/28/2017 2:10:45 PM
TEA: Hampshire 113/4 (55 ov, target: 259) v Warwickshire LA Dawson 9* (90) JM Vince 27* (92)
INDIVIDUAL 100: LWP Wells 103* (97) Sussex 155/2 (32 ov, lead by 243 - 2nd inns) v Notts
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/28/2017 1:54:18 PM
Hampshire have drawn this, haven't they. James Bloody Vince has managed to achieve a draw. Him and the lousy dull Warwickshire attack. From ball-all for four. For crying out loud.
by StaggerBreaths9/28/2017 1:53:07 PM
@jeevans90 Yes he also isn't getting much swing at the top anymore so his five overs are not producing the same results
by nickcricket9/28/2017 1:52:28 PM
@DK A quick wiki check and yes he did, blimey, now that is some getting around!
by Joe Williams9/28/2017 1:52:27 PM
@JoeWilliams Do we count Azhar Mahmood? Technically he has a British passport. If not him, Yasir Arafat got around.
by Kieran Layer9/28/2017 1:51:30 PM
In the era of Laker, Lock, Marlar, Robins, Greenhough etc it was hard to be an England spinner tbf
by Duluth K. Archaeopteryx9/28/2017 1:51:04 PM
@Joe Didn't Marcus North play for 6?
by Dave Knibb9/28/2017 1:50:50 PM
Seeing as DK's qn has us all stumped, an open question, and to one I do not know the answer......which overseas player has represented the most counties in the 4 day version of the game?
by Joe Williams9/28/2017 1:50:05 PM
WICKET: Northamptonshire 152/2 (37.3 ov, target: 197) v Leics AG Wakely c Evans b Klein 38 (66) Partnership: 121 (29.2 ov) D Klein 8.3-2-32-2 LA Procter 83* (135)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/28/2017 1:49:52 PM
The answer was a Lancashire lad called Bob Berry. Back in those days a player had to be released before joining another county otherwise you'd have to wait for a year to qualify. Berry played for Lancs, then Worcs, then Derbys. He made his Test debut against the West Indies in 1950 (the series of Ramadhin and Valentine), he took 9 wickets in the first Test, none in the second and never played again. He was a spinner, so that probably explains why.
by Dave Knibb9/28/2017 1:49:32 PM
Did Tom Graveney play for more than two?
by Beth Watson9/28/2017 1:46:50 PM
@nickcricket - oddly I haven't heard any journalists note that Willey being dropped for Ball was probably a result of the Stokes incident - Morgan uses him as a luxury new-ball specialist who basically never bowls his full quota. That wouldn't have been option in a 5-man attack
by jeevans909/28/2017 1:46:22 PM
The only 1950s England player I can think of is Johnny Wardle
by Duluth K. Archaeopteryx9/28/2017 1:45:40 PM
then no idea!
by Joe Williams9/28/2017 1:44:19 PM
1950's, and an England Test player.
by Dave Knibb9/28/2017 1:44:02 PM
@DaveKnibb is that a recent player?
by Joe Williams9/28/2017 1:43:43 PM
Alan Richardson is my Worcs-centric answer to that one, Dave