I hope Duckett stays at Northants., couldn't blame him for moving though.
by StaggerBreaths9/15/2016 9:48:14 AM
Simpson is going berserk here, 8 off 53, someone tell him to slow down, its just the last day.
by Aneesh Kumar9/15/2016 9:48:53 AM
SB, well quite, so you'd rather go for it and risk losing than take the safe draw too then?
by Joe T Williams9/15/2016 9:49:05 AM
I think Duckett will stay for another year.
by Matt Warwick9/15/2016 9:49:42 AM
Yup. If they draw they may as well give up the CC.
by StaggerBreaths9/15/2016 9:50:01 AM
If Midds are to draw or lose here, they will have to risk losing in the last match in order to win.
by Aneesh Kumar9/15/2016 9:50:25 AM
Glad to see that Simpson's taken that on board. ¬_¬
by StaggerBreaths9/15/2016 9:50:32 AM
'Morning Matt, you ready for another rousing discussion of City T20?
by StaggerBreaths9/15/2016 9:50:44 AM
@petepineapple81 Will Williamson be around though? High profile overseas often don't work out
by George Potter9/15/2016 9:50:49 AM
Presume Middlsex wouldn't even look at 275 off 50 with Buttler in Lancs side?
by petepineapple819/15/2016 9:51:16 AM
Morning. Absolutely not, beyond saying that Athers has a very sensible article on it in The Times.
by Matt Warwick9/15/2016 9:51:39 AM
@George - quite possibly not but if NZ aren't playing international cricket then maybe? He has always done well at Yorks
by petepineapple819/15/2016 9:51:46 AM
Goodness knows Pete. They should definitely open with Buttler and someone else (Livingstone?) in the chase though.
by StaggerBreaths9/15/2016 9:52:14 AM
On the flip side though.....If Middlesex take the draw, then prepare a standard Lords' pitch, take a high scoring draw with 8 bonus points, am I right in saying Somerset would then need a 24 point win to take the title? If so, that's tough to do, even against Notts, on a pitch that recently has seen 250 being a good 1st innings score, so maybe the safe bet is to draw the last 2
by Joe T Williams9/15/2016 9:52:34 AM
Buttler has the chance to play and win it for his home county here. Would Midds give us a target to chase? Possible, but who apart from Buttler and Livingstone can smack the ball around? Croft?
by Aneesh Kumar9/15/2016 9:52:45 AM
8 bonus points seems beyond them I'll be honest. They limped to 3 batting points here.
by StaggerBreaths9/15/2016 9:53:24 AM
Kerrigan doing a good job of keeping them tied down #KegsforEngland