@AziaanKhan Partly because county cricket, especially Div 1, is a decent standard. And Ireland are going through a bit of a troubled switch of generations at the moment
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Paul Edwards at Lancashire v Durham 345-8
Good morning from the Riverside, where Lancashire have made two early breakthroughs and Durham's innings may be ending on a very low key note. Two rather limp shots from James Weighell and Brydon Carse have given catches at gully and slip to Alviro Petersen and Liam Livingstone. The view that Durham's total is not too formidable is gaining ground. Collingwood needs to shepherd the tail a little now. Bailey has his first five-wicket haul in the top division, which is very nice for him, considering the bloke he is replacing. The pitch is doing a bit early on.