WICKET: Northamptonshire 224/4 (80.5 ov, trail by 172 - 1st inns) v Kent RE Levi c Stevens b Claydon 23 (36) Partnership: 37 (11.4 ov) ME Claydon 18.5-7-41-1 JJ Cobb 25* (69)
by ESPNcricinfo Live5/17/2016 10:22:35 AM
No republican debates on here...
by jlcis5/17/2016 10:22:36 AM
WICKET: Surrey 151/7 (72.5 ov, trail by 244 - 1st inns) v Middlesex TK Curran c †Simpson b Harris 8 (36) Partnership: 21 (12.5 ov) JAR Harris 13.5-4-45-1 BT Foakes 31* (110)
by ESPNcricinfo Live5/17/2016 10:24:02 AM
I guess we hope for regal clog popping sometime between October and March.
by Minnen_Lamm5/17/2016 10:24:26 AM
Maybe Joe Root could be the head of state, seems easy enough and he smiles much better than the Queen
by nickcricket5/17/2016 10:25:14 AM
and he is already touring the commonwealth for most of the winter
by nickcricket5/17/2016 10:25:44 AM
He also punches Australians...
by jlcis5/17/2016 10:25:59 AM
the Durham Doom report was credited to 'ESPN Cricinfo Staff' but it has the feel of the gloom behemoth Dobell about it...if i'm right he needs to resurface like a sporting Godzilla and tell us EXACTLY what the deal is with ROYAL DEATH = CRICKET DEATH
by rey_repellent5/17/2016 10:26:48 AM
Joe Root shouldn't just be head of state for the UK. JOE ROOT FOR WORLD PRESIDENT!
by Beardy_Ed5/17/2016 10:27:32 AM
@rey_repellent: I'm guessing that the big fear is that when the Queen dies, there'll be a massive problem with funerals, coronation of her successor etc., which will impact on the viability of cricket, both domestic and international, hitting attendances very badly.
by mjwright955/17/2016 10:28:25 AM
Joe Root will surely be the Captain of the Independent Republic of Yorkshire when it secedes.
by StaggerBreaths5/17/2016 10:28:30 AM
Democratic People's Republic of Yorkshire.
by Beardy_Ed5/17/2016 10:29:25 AM
The batsmen are back on the scorecards, hope the bowlers will put in an appearance soon...especially at Taunton!
by Geoff Eisenhauer5/17/2016 10:29:38 AM
WICKET: Sussex 208/8 (78.2 ov, trail by 283 - 1st inns) v Worcs LJ Hatchett c D'Oliveira b Barnard 3 (6) Partnership: 4 (1.5 ov) EG Barnard 17.2-4-51-3 OE Robinson 16* (56)
by ESPNcricinfo Live5/17/2016 10:29:40 AM
So Kerrigan has outlasted Croft this morning at CLS
by Tom Mather5/17/2016 10:29:47 AM
@StaggerBreaths Or he will be challenged by the Supreme Leader of the Yorkshire Empire Geoffrey Boycott....
by DukeOfBenIngham5/17/2016 10:29:48 AM
@mjwright95 don't get it wrighty...that's like saying 80% of cricket fans are hybrids of Alf Garnett and Hyancinth Bucket
by rey_repellent5/17/2016 10:29:50 AM
I am only assume the ECB Treasurer is a dragon and has turned that 73 Million into gold which he is currently guarding in a cave
by nickcricket5/17/2016 10:30:37 AM
@Beardy_Ed Yes, then we can impose trade adn diplomatic sanctions.
by Geoff Eisenhauer5/17/2016 10:30:48 AM
Sounds like a quest for the Bard of the North Nick.