How long do you give them though? We're not kicking them out after one series (usually two). Maybe Ballance gets a bit longer than most because of his extraordinary FC record. Westley averages 38. And this is the West Indies, at home.
by StaggerBreaths9/7/2017 4:03:38 PM
Gatts was averaging more than 20 though
by Lawrence Payne9/7/2017 4:03:37 PM
@SB I'm getting pretty nervous about Northants at the mo, it's getting near to a challenging total. It's so overcast in Northampton as well, we should have won it by now.
by Dave Knibb9/7/2017 4:03:32 PM
Westley have played 7 Test Innings, people seem to have it in for him. I don't think that is enough
by nickcricket9/7/2017 4:02:44 PM
Now Stoneman seems pretty safe, but this is D-Day for Westley. But then, Mike Gatting scored his first Test century in his 31st Test, 54th Innings. Are we giving players enough chances?
by Dave Knibb9/7/2017 4:01:39 PM
UPDATE: Match delayed by bad light, Sussex 362/8 (96 ov, lead by 108 - 2nd inns) v Northants
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/7/2017 4:01:32 PM
Feeling nervous Dave?
by StaggerBreaths9/7/2017 4:01:26 PM
UPDATE: Match delayed by bad light, Durham 145/2 (51 ov, lead by 156 - 2nd inns) v Kent
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/7/2017 4:00:26 PM
good stat on commentry, best 6 wicket haul at Lords in a test. Stokes 6 for 22
by Lawrence Payne9/7/2017 3:59:19 PM
Stokes tends not to bowl much when things are going well, has been a lot more economical this summer. Used to bowl a bad ball an over, does have decent gas as well so will be important in Aus
by nickcricket9/7/2017 3:58:58 PM
by Will Colwell9/7/2017 3:58:46 PM
WICKET: Warwickshire 117/4 (45.5 ov, target: 402) v Somerset MJ Lamb c †Davies b Groenewald 23 (89) Partnership: 66 (27.5 ov) TD Groenewald 10.5-3-34-3 IJL Trott 48* (104)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/7/2017 3:57:56 PM
Stoneman and Westley will love this...
by StaggerBreaths9/7/2017 3:57:37 PM
STUMPS: Derbyshire 236/9 (72 ov) v Glamorgan WS Davis 0* (0) MJJ Critchley 24* (49)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/7/2017 3:55:53 PM
And Stokes bowled about 8 overs since that SB comment
by Joe Tompkins9/7/2017 3:54:52 PM
I'll be honest here, i've always been very critical of Stokes bowling, i've never bought into the hype at all. But that was the best spell of bowling by him i've ever seen, fair play to him.
by Dave Knibb9/7/2017 3:54:30 PM
Do they do assists in cricket?
by StaggerBreaths9/7/2017 3:54:10 PM
Yeah it said it in interview, wanted to learn from Sidebottom ect. England's white ball comittments haven't really allowed him to be there that much although he may get more. I wouldn't have been surprised if he had missed the ODI squad
by nickcricket9/7/2017 3:51:44 PM
Stokes 9th player on both honours boards
by MassJam149/7/2017 3:50:56 PM
what was it again SB? 'Root waits too long before making a bowling change'? I salute you.
by Dave Knibb9/7/2017 3:50:37 PM
proper tail end bowling, reminded me of a Botham hot spell
by Lawrence Payne9/7/2017 3:50:29 PM
INDIVIDUAL 50: D Wiese 52* (55) Sussex 357/8 (93.5 ov, lead by 103 - 2nd inns) v Northants
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/7/2017 3:50:23 PM
Best test figures for Stokes and all in one spell as well, 14.3-6-22-6
by Joe Tompkins9/7/2017 3:49:11 PM
David Willey primarily joined Yorkshire because he believed it would help him get in the Test team, he openly admitted it (in Northampton at least).
Yorkshire won't want to let him good because he will put a lot of bums on seats for the T20 next year after what he did this year
by nickcricket9/7/2017 3:43:45 PM
With David Willey it will depend how much he wants to be succesful in FC Cricket for its own sake. Can't see him ever getting a Test call. He can make a very good living at a T20 player because for that he is perfect can bat in the top order and bowl his four overs and is very good value for any team that wants him
by nickcricket9/7/2017 3:42:38 PM
yeah good spot :)
by Lawrence Payne9/7/2017 3:42:03 PM
Bishoo beats Anderson to 500.
by StaggerBreaths9/7/2017 3:41:37 PM
TEAM 100: Warwickshire 100/3 (40.5 ov, target: 402) v Somerset MJ Lamb 13* (74) IJL Trott 41* (89)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/7/2017 3:40:35 PM
Wiley t20 batsman all is that left for him sadly
by Lawrence Payne9/7/2017 3:40:31 PM
In fairness to Rhodes, he is moving for the chance to play first team Cricket. Waite has jumped him in the queue for the all rounder slot. He may kick on, played a lot for the England u19s but it looks unlikley he will get further honors