WICKET: Essex 26/4 (20.1 ov, trail by 228 - 1st inns) v Hampshire RS Bopara b Berg 7 (37) Partnership: 14 (13.1 ov) GK Berg 3.1-2-1-1 DW Lawrence 7* (44)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/19/2017 4:58:38 PM
Lancs. and Notts. are trying really hard to mirror each other. It's almost cute.
by StaggerBreaths9/19/2017 4:58:31 PM
@StaggerBreaths Agree. Woakes will get carted anyway.
by GeorgePotter199/19/2017 4:57:55 PM
Nothing should be included which reduces the amount Ballance bowls
by nickcricket9/19/2017 4:57:48 PM
WICKET: Nottinghamshire 79/5 (30.3 ov, trail by 115 - 1st inns) v Northants MH Wessels c †Murphy b Kleinveldt 19 (42) Partnership: 23 (9.5 ov) RK Kleinveldt 11.3-2-33-4 WT Root 11* (30)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/19/2017 4:57:45 PM
He can bat at eleven.
by StaggerBreaths9/19/2017 4:57:15 PM
The best thing about that team, George, is that it practically guarantees six overs per day of Ballance. In that case would there not be an argument for including Keaton's surprisingly effective dobble?
by StaggerBreaths9/19/2017 4:55:34 PM
WICKET: Lancashire 95/5 (27.4 ov, trail by 138 - 1st inns) v Middlesex S Chanderpaul c Voges b Roland-Jones 29 (44) Partnership: 39 (10.2 ov) TS Roland-Jones 8.4-3-22-2 SJ Croft 23* (35)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/19/2017 4:55:06 PM
STUMPS: Yorkshire 62/1 (23 ov, trail by 157 - 1st inns) v Warwickshire A Lyth 35* (77) SA Patterson 1* (9)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/19/2017 4:54:36 PM
I'd go Cook/Hameed/Stoneman/Burns/Root/Ballance/Malan/Bairstow/Stokes/Ali/Woakes. Whatever f***ing happens we get out of Brisbane with a draw. Malan and Root are good for 100 overs between them and I'd like to see Cook given the opportunity to improve on his bowling average of 7
by GeorgePotter199/19/2017 4:53:46 PM
Leesy you coward, nightwatchman really?
by nickcricket9/19/2017 4:50:24 PM
STUMPS: Glamorgan 342/7 (96 ov) v Gloucs KS Carlson 137* (261) RAJ Smith 1* (9)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/19/2017 4:49:18 PM
BBC say they're picking 17, so I'd take also take Burns Ballance Foakes Jimmy Wood and... someone.
by StaggerBreaths9/19/2017 4:46:55 PM
So, what are everybody's BBC Ashes XIs? Here's mine: bbc.in
by StaggerBreaths9/19/2017 4:44:37 PM
WICKET: Yorkshire 61/1 (20.3 ov, trail by 158 - 1st inns) v Warwickshire KC Brathwaite c Patel b Wright 18 (55) Partnership: 61 (20.3 ov) CJC Wright 5.3-2-13-1 A Lyth 35* (71)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/19/2017 4:44:12 PM
WICKET: Sussex 346 all out (90.3 ov, lost the toss) v Durham SG Whittingham c †Richardson b Rushworth 0 (3) Partnership: 1 (0.5 ov) C Rushworth 20.3-1-64-4 CJ Jordan 8* (15)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/19/2017 4:44:07 PM
WICKET: Sussex 345/9 (89.4 ov, lost the toss) v Durham GHS Garton c Clark b Onions 9 (8) Partnership: 9 (1.2 ov) G Onions 19.4-3-58-2 CJ Jordan 7* (13)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/19/2017 4:39:07 PM
WICKET: Glamorgan 336/7 (93.4 ov) v Gloucs CAJ Meschede c Dent b Noema-Barnett 0 (4) Partnership: 3 (1.0 ov) K Noema-Barnett 24.4-7-47-2 KS Carlson 132* (256)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/19/2017 4:38:53 PM
Worcs are going to need bonus points, aren't we. Just 6, mind, and that's if Northants hit 400 against...oh god, Leicestershire...
by Duluth K. Archaeopteryx9/19/2017 4:38:20 PM
Yeah I am sure there is no malice behind it but it does make me think of the Sturmabteilung every time I see it and of Heather Knight beating up disabled innocent
by nickcricket9/19/2017 4:36:20 PM
WICKET: Glamorgan 333/6 (92.4 ov) v Gloucs AG Salter c †Bracey b Shaw 84 (165) Partnership: 182 (52.2 ov) J Shaw 15.4-3-64-1 KS Carlson 129* (254)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/19/2017 4:33:23 PM
Too 50+ plus opening partnerships in consecutive games for Yorkshire using four different players
by nickcricket9/19/2017 4:32:51 PM
@nickcricket No, me too. I hope/think it's a young media type that is only aware of the Star Wars reference
by GeorgePotter199/19/2017 4:32:30 PM
WICKET: Sussex 336/8 (88.2 ov, lost the toss) v Durham OE Robinson c Latham b Rushworth 1 (4) Partnership: 8 (2.4 ov) C Rushworth 19.2-1-58-3 CJ Jordan 7* (13)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/19/2017 4:31:26 PM
Is it just me that find Western Storm using #StormTroopers a bit repellent?
by nickcricket9/19/2017 4:26:06 PM
Love how the BBC county update is blasting Yorkshire for slow run rate!! They are 42-0 off 14 (3 rpo) - any side playing long form cricket anywhere in the world on any day ever would bite your hand off for that!
by petepineapple819/19/2017 4:22:40 PM
WICKET: Sussex 328/7 (85.4 ov, lost the toss) v Durham LJ Wright b Onions 43 (68) Partnership: 0 (0.5 ov) G Onions 17.4-3-48-1 OE Robinson 0* (1)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/19/2017 4:19:06 PM
Good on Essex having a player will all those Test runs is cheating cc Surrey
by nickcricket9/19/2017 4:18:45 PM
WICKET: Nottinghamshire 56/4 (20.4 ov, trail by 138 - 1st inns) v Northants SR Patel lbw b Buck 13 (23) Partnership: 7 (4.3 ov) NL Buck 3.4-1-15-1 MH Wessels 7* (13)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/19/2017 4:18:00 PM
'WICKET: Sussex...' Hoppsy! Gremlins in the system again!
by StaggerBreaths9/19/2017 4:14:16 PM
WICKET: Sussex 328/6 (84.5 ov, lost the toss) v Durham MGK Burgess b Rushworth 27 (44) Partnership: 53 (14.5 ov) C Rushworth 17.5-1-56-2 LJ Wright 43* (64)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/19/2017 4:13:45 PM
Damn it Middlesex we're trying to find an Ashes squad and you are NOT HELPING.
by StaggerBreaths9/19/2017 4:13:29 PM
Quite clear west country racism this from Lancs.
by SDHoneymonster9/19/2017 4:13:20 PM
WICKET: Lancashire 56/4 (17.2 ov, trail by 177 - 1st inns) v Middlesex LS Livingstone c Compton b Finn 16 (20) Partnership: 16 (4.3 ov) ST Finn 2.2-0-11-1 S Chanderpaul 13* (17)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/19/2017 4:12:28 PM
@nickcricket Lionel Bessi would've had this lot out for 60.
by SDHoneymonster9/19/2017 4:12:17 PM
And they are only facing Rashid, think if they had to face Hants 2nd XI Spinner Mason Hypecrane
by nickcricket9/19/2017 4:09:12 PM
Slow hand claps at Headingley.....
by Joe Williams9/19/2017 4:08:33 PM
A reminder that WI are really, really bad.
by StaggerBreaths9/19/2017 4:06:43 PM
Essex still on the beers?
by acarey879/19/2017 4:05:08 PM
Essex's openers score 5 runs between them. If only they had, say, a player with 11,500 test runs at their disposal?