If you look closely at the Yorkshire lineup, you can actually see the gaffatape holding it together.
by Beardy_Ed7/11/2016 9:51:28 AM
TOSS: Surrey won the toss and elected to bat Surrey v Yorkshire at The Oval - Jul 11-14, 2016
by ESPNcricinfo Live7/11/2016 9:51:31 AM
Don't mind Bres at 6, averaged 50 last season. Rashid should bat 5 at he has played at 6 in the past. The all rounders will do OK my worry is that that at 1 down will quickly be three down with Gale at three and an out of form Leaning at 4
by nickcricket7/11/2016 9:52:42 AM
Surrey win the toss and bat and Yorkshire are 2 wickets down already.
by impsound7/11/2016 9:53:51 AM
Missing for Yorkshire: Root, Williamson, Ballance, Bairstow, Brooks, Sidebottom. Have I missed anyone?
by Beardy_Ed7/11/2016 9:55:59 AM
by dave7/11/2016 9:56:27 AM
Fisher, I suppose, but he's not a first team regular.
by Beardy_Ed7/11/2016 9:56:39 AM
UPDATE: Match start delayed (Play due to start at 11:15am), Hampshire 304/4 (96 ov, won the toss) v Warwickshire
by ESPNcricinfo Live7/11/2016 9:57:35 AM
Never realised Rafiq was primarily a bowler. Surely would have been better to play a 2nd XI batsmen instead of the tail starting at 5. At least they should bowl Surrey out cheaply
by Andrei Rhodes7/11/2016 9:57:37 AM
WICKET: Middlesex 51/2 (16.1 ov, trail by 185 - 1st inns) v Somerset SS Eskinazi c Hildreth b C Overton 7 (52) Partnership: 51 (15.5 ov) C Overton 5.1-2-18-2 NRT Gubbins 31* (43)
by ESPNcricinfo Live7/11/2016 9:58:47 AM
Think Yorkshire should learn from this seasons fiasco with Williamson, he arrived after Yorkshire had already lost their first three T20 games, half the championship had been played and now needs a rest
by nickcricket7/11/2016 10:00:38 AM
If you're getting a current international player, then you've got to accept that they're not going to be there for the whole season. And Williamson is a class player and one we have an established relationship with, so I can't fault the management for wanting him again.
by Beardy_Ed7/11/2016 10:03:06 AM
Rashid averages 40 with the bat this season (7 matches), Gale 17
by nickcricket7/11/2016 10:03:39 AM
Stevie's golden streak comes to an end.
by StaggerBreaths7/11/2016 10:04:01 AM
You can argue that they should have got another overseas player, like Pujara, for the times when Williamson wasn't there, but I understand that money is tight.
by Beardy_Ed7/11/2016 10:04:18 AM
Maiden ton for nightwatchman Crane today? I suspect not...
by Matt Warwick7/11/2016 10:10:32 AM
Beardy_Ed - yes the IPL has rather changed the deal Yorkshire hoped to have with Williamson, fantastic player but you sense he is running on empty.
by nickcricket7/11/2016 10:11:10 AM
Also with the side that Yorkshire have had they probably thought they could get away without one, When does Travis Head start?
by nickcricket7/11/2016 10:13:15 AM
@SB - the first time he has faced quality bowling on a lively wicket, opposed to the road at Lords. Rare that i can call another pitch a road as a Somerset fan...
by dave7/11/2016 10:13:20 AM
No excuse for a first-baller Dave, unless it's a magic ball. Get yer head together Stevie.