Unfortunately however I can't answer @RobLittle's question, as I don't know how old Eskinazi was when he came to England.
by SDHoneymonster7/4/2017 1:29:11 PM
@dezdezzy It depends. If a player arrives before their 18th birthday from a full member nation (so now including Ireland and Afghanistan) they have to serve four years, if they arrive after they turn 18 they have to serve seven. Players from associate or affiliate nations only serve four years whatever the age.
by SDHoneymonster7/4/2017 1:28:05 PM
@SDHoneymonster - how long is that period?
by dez dezzy7/4/2017 1:26:25 PM
Highest first class score ever against Northants is 673-8 by Yorkshire in 2003, according to Wikipedia. Just saying so we can all notice Kent cruising past in a few minutes. Oops they just did.
by Ludwig Skraff7/4/2017 1:25:13 PM
@Nick How many professionals are on the staff at Yorks compared to Northants, for example, or any other county, for another example. The Yorks debt has been handled/managed/swept under the carpet/underwritten. They have a huge player budget compared to most counties, in fact the second biggest after Surrey, so poverty cannot be blamed. If all their internationals had their England contracts cancelled overnight, there is money safe guarded for their contracts, as it stands, they play their internationals only occasionally, but they rarely have to pay their wages at all so they cannot plead poverty.
by Dave Knibb7/4/2017 1:24:42 PM
@SDHoneymonster I didn't know that - cheers
by Will7/4/2017 1:24:22 PM
@Will All the passport means is that they can be considered as a domestic rather than overseas player - they still need to serve a qualification period to qualify, but the club still has an overseas slot free.
by SDHoneymonster7/4/2017 1:23:52 PM
Who has there own passport anymore, I though most people used their wives?
by nickcricket7/4/2017 1:23:39 PM
Eskinazi has a British passport apparently
by Will7/4/2017 1:23:00 PM
Matt Coles and Sam Billings. This could get entertaining.
by Kieran Layer7/4/2017 1:22:16 PM
If they wanted footholes Tredders should have come out to bat himself
by dez dezzy7/4/2017 1:22:08 PM
I imagine it doesn't matter too much, with Shah and Tredders bowling they'll get through 120 overs per day. After that it's just waiting for mistakes.
by StaggerBreaths7/4/2017 1:22:03 PM
Footholes for Shah/Tredders you imagine
by Matt_MYano7/4/2017 1:21:29 PM
does anyone know if/when Stevie Eskinazi is qualified for England?
by Rob Little7/4/2017 1:21:12 PM
are Kent are batting on because the bowlers refused to bowl on this surface?
by nickcricket7/4/2017 1:20:36 PM
Minefield at Beckenham
by Will7/4/2017 1:16:37 PM
WICKET: Kent 656/5 (139.3 ov, won the toss) v Northants AP Rouse st †Rossington b White 8 (10) Partnership: 11 (2.3 ov) GG White 33.3-3-155-1 SW Billings 28* (39)
by ESPNcricinfo Live7/4/2017 1:16:10 PM
@LudwigSkraff Depends, if Billings gets going they could get there this session...
by SDHoneymonster7/4/2017 1:16:07 PM
Pity about Dickson, but this is now the second highest total in Kent history. I doubt they'll hang on for the 803 from 1934.
by Ludwig Skraff7/4/2017 1:15:09 PM
...that was quick.
by StaggerBreaths7/4/2017 1:15:03 PM
Oh no. Mr. Culley! Your services required please!
by StaggerBreaths7/4/2017 1:14:54 PM
WICKET: Glamorgan 158 all out (55 ov, lead by 134 - 2nd inns) v Gloucs MG Hogan c Taylor b Norwell 0 (2) Partnership: 0 (0.2 ov) LC Norwell 18-4-38-6 CB Cooke 23* (53)
by ESPNcricinfo Live7/4/2017 1:14:33 PM
Nobody playing Dickson this round gets any sympathy.
by StaggerBreaths7/4/2017 1:14:26 PM
@DaveKnibb Things have got worse since they signed Williamson for most of 2014, They have gone for what I would guess are cheaper Australians like Head and when they signed Handscomb he wasn't a Test player. Like most Counties they are heavily in debt and have taken out more to continue to be a ground 'fit' for International Cricket. Colin Graves has basically said no more so I would be surprised if Yorkshire get into a bidding war for players. They offered TKC less than Warwickshire according to George Dobell
by nickcricket7/4/2017 1:14:20 PM
From his cricinfo profile - 'Dickson, who has a UK passport as his mother is from Kent' - you can always rely on your Mum
by dez dezzy7/4/2017 1:13:29 PM
Ben Duckett's poor economy rate is costing me points in this cruel, cruel game
by Will7/4/2017 1:13:18 PM
WICKET: Hampshire 528/5 (140 ov, won the toss) v Surrey SM Ervine b McKerr 83 (123) Partnership: 167 (44.5 ov) C McKerr 21-1-86-1 GJ Bailey 135* (256)
by ESPNcricinfo Live7/4/2017 1:12:50 PM
@StaggerBreaths Not qualified. If Elgar and Kuhn go poorly at Lord's however South Africa could call him up!
by SDHoneymonster7/4/2017 1:12:12 PM
WICKET: Glamorgan 158/9 (54.4 ov, lead by 134 - 2nd inns) v Gloucs M de Lange c Taylor b Norwell 2 (12) Partnership: 8 (3.5 ov) LC Norwell 17.4-4-38-5 CB Cooke 23* (53)
by ESPNcricinfo Live7/4/2017 1:12:12 PM
So. Sean Dickson for England then?
by StaggerBreaths7/4/2017 1:11:30 PM
Surrey doing well to waste time without giving away too many runs, now that the game has gone for them
by dez dezzy7/4/2017 1:10:25 PM
Run rate of 3.78 & 3.3 in the last 10, hardly call that motoring
by dez dezzy7/4/2017 1:09:37 PM
Also, brilliant timing Cricinfo Twitter.
by StaggerBreaths7/4/2017 1:09:12 PM
I reckon Geoffrey put a curse on Yorks when he was refused a directorship or whatever it was
by dez dezzy7/4/2017 1:08:44 PM
What's his average now?
by StaggerBreaths7/4/2017 1:08:24 PM
Hampshire are motoring. Is it a flat pitch, or is the Surrey attack just moribund?
by Jeremy Surtees7/4/2017 1:08:09 PM
@JoeWilliams I can't believe you said Yorks can't afford Kolpak players or big overseas players. Yorks have a HUGE budget compared to most, blame anyone or anything for the decline, but not money. As far as overseas players, Finch? Pujara? Maxwell? Williamson? Hardly unknowns.
by Dave Knibb7/4/2017 1:07:45 PM
@JoeWilliams Sorry got my two sports mixed up, I suppose in a transition period you are looking to invest in the future but all the guys in the batting line-up so could be around in five years are struggling to show they are worth the investment. The bowling is blocked, really Yorkshire need to find a way to get Fisher into the first class team or get Waite another match but it hard to drop one of the guys who have been performing well for a number of seasons
by nickcricket7/4/2017 1:06:46 PM
WICKET: Kent 645/4 (137 ov, won the toss) v Northants SR Dickson c Duckett b Holden 318 (408) Partnership: 66 (11.3 ov) MDE Holden 6-0-29-1 SW Billings 25* (34)