108/7, lovely. Odd that Leach has 18 overs and three wickets and Bess has had only one four over spell though.
by NemoUKS9/13/2017 3:36:15 PM
WICKET: Lancashire 108/7 (47.4 ov, trail by 227 - 1st inns) v Somerset SD Parry b Leach 1 (24) Partnership: 9 (7.1 ov) MJ Leach 17.4-8-39-3 R McLaren 13* (26)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/13/2017 3:34:41 PM
@LawrencePayne Don't get cocky, One wicket here and its into the tail
by nickcricket9/13/2017 3:31:14 PM
@nickcricket seen it often eniugh when we've bowled nick
by Joe Williams9/13/2017 3:30:15 PM
it really really must be a road
by Lawrence Payne9/13/2017 3:30:06 PM
One number is 99 and the other is 0, I didn't know that was allowed
by nickcricket9/13/2017 3:29:18 PM
TEAM 100: Yorkshire 100/0 (25.5 ov, trail by 492 - 1st inns) v Surrey SE Marsh 41* (62) T Kohler-Cadmore 53* (94)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/13/2017 3:29:17 PM
Well done Pepsi
by Lawrence Payne9/13/2017 3:29:04 PM
INDIVIDUAL 50: T Kohler-Cadmore 52* (92) Yorkshire 99/0 (25.3 ov, trail by 493 - 1st inns) v Surrey
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/13/2017 3:28:35 PM
I think we as a country owe it to Darren Stevens to give him an Ashes tour as well. 600 runs at 41 and 52 wickets at 18. He'd probably be brilliant.
by Will Colwell9/13/2017 3:25:45 PM
WICKET: Northamptonshire 260/7 (64.2 ov, lead by 53 - 1st inns) v Glamorgan JJ Cobb c Meschede b Hogan 9 (33) Partnership: 9 (2.0 ov) MG Hogan 16.2-3-43-4 RK Kleinveldt 4* (3)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/13/2017 3:25:02 PM
so is Shakib, but he still bats 5
by Will Colwell9/13/2017 3:23:17 PM
@nickcricket Given how badly most of the Australian batsmen play spin Ali, Root, Westley, Malan and Ballance might just be enough to see England to victory tbh.
by SDHoneymonster9/13/2017 3:23:16 PM
@WillColwell He is in position as England's primary spinner
by nickcricket9/13/2017 3:22:41 PM
stop picking Ballance out of position
by Will Colwell9/13/2017 3:22:13 PM
Open the bowling with Malan and Ballance obs
by nickcricket9/13/2017 3:22:04 PM
Just give up on the Ashes and select 11 batsmen. Cook, Stoneman, Westley, Root, Malan, Stokes, Bairstow, Moeen, Ballance, Vince, Duckett
by nickcricket9/13/2017 3:21:31 PM
TEAM 100: Lancashire 100/6 (42.5 ov, trail by 235 - 1st inns) v Somerset R McLaren 5* (13) SD Parry 1* (8)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/13/2017 3:20:08 PM
The tail always plays well in Australia
by nickcricket9/13/2017 3:20:04 PM
Woakes/Porter/SCurran|Wood/Stokes seems okay, at least in Britain.
by StaggerBreaths9/13/2017 3:19:48 PM
WICKET: Worcestershire 161/3 (40.3 ov, trail by 243 - 1st inns) v Leics JM Clarke c Eckersley b Raine 28 (44) Partnership: 41 (12.5 ov) BA Raine 12.3-3-39-1 BL D'Oliveira 73* (117)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/13/2017 3:19:08 PM
England could do with a bit more tail end batting as well
by Will Colwell9/13/2017 3:18:47 PM
I'd take simply 'something different' in that third slot. Could be SCurran for the lefty option in a few years.
by StaggerBreaths9/13/2017 3:18:23 PM
TEAM 300: Essex 303/6 (89.1 ov, lead by 102 - 1st inns) v Warwickshire SR Harmer 15* (24) JS Foster 26* (40)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/13/2017 3:17:50 PM
@KieranLayer last 18 months his average is much lower and he won a game for the Lions v S.A. A earlier this summer, but can't stay fit.
by SDHoneymonster9/13/2017 3:17:48 PM
Coverton is Westcountry Gillespie, Joverton Westcountry Tait (This originally said McGrath and Lee but they're not that good yet)
by NemoUKS9/13/2017 3:17:45 PM
Joverton's average is a bit like Stonemans in being made to look a lot worse by his early career. Last couple of seasons he's been low 20s but struggling to string games together.
by NemoUKS9/13/2017 3:17:06 PM
Finn is in the 'never mind eh' category.
by StaggerBreaths9/13/2017 3:16:38 PM
Or spin Dez.
by StaggerBreaths9/13/2017 3:16:24 PM
What other 'strike' bowling options are there? Last I checked, the fast Overton (I forget which is which) had a pretty ordinary bowling average.
by Kieran Layer9/13/2017 3:16:17 PM
just from watching the stream this morning, Overton's line has been so, so good
by Will Colwell9/13/2017 3:16:14 PM
Two of Woakes/Porter/Coverton/TRJ and then a fit Wood/Joverton/Garton seems like it must be the plan. Goodness knows which category Finn is in these days...
by NemoUKS9/13/2017 3:16:08 PM
I can rage about the ludicrous set up of having county DoCs on the selection panel and the obvious anti West Country bias there for days. I would of course complain the moment England picked any of our players about them depriving us. I didn't say I was a reasonable man.
by SDHoneymonster9/13/2017 3:15:49 PM
@NemoUKS - hopefully before Jimmy retires. If only England had so much depth in batting!
by dez dezzy9/13/2017 3:15:49 PM
I know that the selectors have tried a lot of third bowlers over the years, mostly strike options apart from Woakes, but Coverton and Porter must be up there in terms of the more regulation line/length option if Anderson were to ever retire right?
by NemoUKS9/13/2017 3:14:35 PM
WICKET: Northamptonshire 251/6 (62.2 ov, lead by 44 - 1st inns) v Glamorgan AG Wakely b Hogan 0 (3) Partnership: 1 (0.4 ov) MG Hogan 15.2-3-41-3 JJ Cobb 4* (24)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/13/2017 3:13:39 PM
I'm not playing on the selectors, i've had too much angst for one day...
by Dave Knibb9/13/2017 3:12:51 PM
WICKET: Lancashire 99/6 (40.3 ov, trail by 236 - 1st inns) v Somerset DJ Vilas c †Davies b Groenewald 8 (19) Partnership: 13 (4.0 ov) TD Groenewald 6.3-3-8-1 R McLaren 5* (7)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/13/2017 3:12:11 PM
If ever a quote summed up a team...."At tea Yorkshire were 78 for no wicket with Marsh on 35 and Kohler-Cadmore 39. It was the highest opening partnership of the season."
by Joe Williams9/13/2017 3:11:42 PM
We should have fired the selectors lad year when they said Jimmy wasn't fit when Jimmy wasn't fit last year but other than that no pressure lads