Time to get the pitch inspectors down to 'The Oval' imo. These stupidly high scoring pitches aren't even good for the development of our batsmen - with this much assistance no wonder they struggle at test level
by Will Colwell9/13/2017 9:45:40 AM
by Joe Williams9/13/2017 9:44:59 AM
INDIVIDUAL 100: KC Sangakkara 100* (127) Surrey 416/3 (99.3 ov, won the toss) v Yorkshire
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/13/2017 9:44:44 AM
335 a solid effort after being inserted in September I think.
by NemoUKS9/13/2017 9:44:37 AM
I'll have you know, SDHM, that Michael Vaughan has tipped my predictions to go to Australia, where I'll be predicting that England will be out for 250 4/5 first innings. This may or may not have had something to do with my positive predictions on ISM's financial performance.
by StaggerBreaths9/13/2017 9:41:18 AM
WICKET: Essex 72/1 (23.1 ov, trail by 129 - 1st inns) v Warwickshire NLJ Browne c Patel b Barker 24 (65) Partnership: 72 (23.1 ov) KHD Barker 6.1-2-13-1 V Chopra 44* (74)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/13/2017 9:40:07 AM
Alan Gardner sets the scene from The Oval at the start of day two, with Yorkshire beginning to look over their shoulder
by Alan Gardner edited by David Hopps9/13/2017 9:38:14 AM
Ooft! That's bold. That's taking on the man at long-off when facing the left-arm fast man bold.
by StaggerBreaths9/13/2017 9:38:03 AM
@StaggerBreaths For once. Usually we predict tidily but a little too short and wide to be truly threatening.
by SDHoneymonster9/13/2017 9:37:35 AM
I'll double down and predict Craig will have Hameed caught behind in his opening spell
by Will Colwell9/13/2017 9:37:14 AM
We predicted really well as a unit today, just kept putting the posts in the right areas and happily it came off.
by StaggerBreaths9/13/2017 9:36:41 AM
@WillColwell Not around here you won't mate!
by Geoff Eisenhauer9/13/2017 9:36:20 AM
Seems only fair. A good day for LB predictions.
by StaggerBreaths9/13/2017 9:35:56 AM
Can I take the runner up prize?
by Will Colwell9/13/2017 9:35:21 AM
WICKET: Somerset 335 all out (97.2 ov) v Lancashire MJ Leach c Vilas b Bailey 29 (51) Partnership: 13 (3.5 ov) TE Bailey 17.2-6-40-3 TD Groenewald 5* (10)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/13/2017 9:35:04 AM
TEAM 400: Surrey 401/3 (96.4 ov, won the toss) v Yorkshire KC Sangakkara 87* (114) BT Foakes 65* (107)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/13/2017 9:32:52 AM
Fair play SB
by Will Colwell9/13/2017 9:32:36 AM
by StaggerBreaths9/13/2017 9:32:25 AM
WICKET: Derbyshire 338 all out (96.1 ov, lost the toss) v Sussex Hamidullah Qadri b Archer 9 (28) Partnership: 21 (6.1 ov) JC Archer 17.1-0-69-1 HR Hosein 38* (71)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/13/2017 9:32:16 AM
Jack Leach, stumped
by Will Colwell9/13/2017 9:31:45 AM
First wicket: Qadri, out in some way.
by StaggerBreaths9/13/2017 9:31:28 AM
Declaration by then surely?
by StaggerBreaths9/13/2017 9:30:54 AM
The fixture list isn't great I agree, but the 8 team Division One I think is great in terms of making sure there is pretty much no boring middle of the division - you're either in title contention or a relegation battle and two good/bad results sends you to the other end