This isn't a t20 though. No fielding restrictions, longer boundaries and a worn (even if it is Lords) pitch. 10 an over is not achievable.
by NemoUKS9/23/2016 10:44:00 AM
And a red Dukes.
by Jamie Dow9/23/2016 10:44:25 AM
Anything over 7 rpo is a tough, tough ask
by NemoUKS9/23/2016 10:44:42 AM
A romantic thought that Middlesex would err towards Buck Rogers' team - hopefully he left Midd on good terms
by Mark Boyle9/23/2016 10:44:58 AM
I just cannot see how a target will be agreed here, from Middx's perspective, what chance have they got of taking 10 wickets? There are only 78 overs left and across the match 280 odd overs have yielded 22 wickets only. The only way Middx would set a target is if its' 7+ an over, which would only happen if they leave Yorks 30 odd overs. Just not going to happen.
by Joe T Williams9/23/2016 10:45:30 AM
Artist's impression of a worn Lord's pitch: c.shld.net
by StaggerBreaths9/23/2016 10:46:01 AM
Draw cash out price is now dropping, the bookies think something is on here
by NemoUKS9/23/2016 10:46:09 AM
WICKET: Kent 36/3 (14 ov, lead by 185 - 2nd inns) v Essex SR Dickson c Chopra b Rhodes 14 (50) Partnership: 23 (8.2 ov) WMH Rhodes 2-1-6-1 SA Northeast 13* (17)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/23/2016 10:46:20 AM
Class SB - pure class
by Mark Boyle9/23/2016 10:46:30 AM
@Balldeer Dunno, it could really move if you pitch it on the triangle
by NemoUKS9/23/2016 10:46:37 AM
don't be silly SB, the ball would carry on that.
by Joe T Williams9/23/2016 10:46:59 AM
@Antony It has been a good season so far, with many youth players getting chances and breaking through. But the real reasons of the relegation dogfight is our ineffective bowling and poor captaincy by Croft. We were hit by injuries but still not replacing Wagner once he is gone and Alex Davies when he is injured is a touch too bad. Oh, by the way, Buttler wasn't of any use.
by Aneesh Kumar9/23/2016 10:47:09 AM
@NemoUKS Presumably because Middlesex win is becoming more likely
by Geoff Eisenhauer9/23/2016 10:47:36 AM
It's an especially good pitch for playing the pool shot.
by StaggerBreaths9/23/2016 10:47:39 AM
by Yaacov9/23/2016 10:47:49 AM
Joe - I think that is pretty much what will happen. It won't be easy to score at that rate and that will cause Yorkshire to lose wickets and give Middlesex a chance.
by kieranhdean9/23/2016 10:48:10 AM
@Antony_Melvin Lancs have had a dire season in all three competitions. We've yo-yoed between divisions and we've heard the 'develop young players in Div 2' rhetoric before. Let's stay up and, somehow, we can call this season a success
by Alex Thomas9/23/2016 10:48:13 AM
Middlesex are not going to just bat out the final day. They have the chance to win the Championship (it just so happens that Yorkshire also do). They will work their way towards something that Yorkshire will then have a tilt at for sure. This is just act 1 of today's performance. By making sure they don't lose wickets this morning they are more in control of what happens in act 2 than if they were losing wickets and Yorkies had chance of bowling them out.
by petepineapple819/23/2016 10:48:37 AM
Finn said that Middlesex were proud of their unbeaten record last week - but if they don't risk it for the title today then they are idiots