And I still say that anyone wishing for rain should take a look at themselves. More cricket >>>>> less cricket. Instead, how about hoping for Lancs. to play better?
by StaggerBreaths9/14/2016 9:21:07 AM
If Liam Livingstone scores a double ton I won't begrudge them the draw. (Much.)
by StaggerBreaths9/14/2016 9:21:29 AM
@nickcricket rumour has it that if you're ever in Perth (the Australian one) going into a pub and telling people your name is Mr Cricket will either get you a pint bought or into a fight for impersonation...
by Robert Stow9/14/2016 9:22:41 AM
If Lancs played better they wouldnt be bottom of table almost, they are awful
by Lawrence Payne9/14/2016 9:22:49 AM
They've still got one innings of Hameed, one of Pietersen, and two of Livingstone to come. A draw is still possible with two full days of play, especially if the pitch flattens out a bit.
by StaggerBreaths9/14/2016 9:24:02 AM
The problem is we can't play. If one of these two are out before avoiding follow on, then we have to bat more than a day and half to avoid losing if the rain doesn't intervene.
by Aneesh Kumar9/14/2016 9:24:12 AM
Robert Stow - I have had lot of problems with that Hussey bloke, its like identity theft isn't a crime over there
by nickcricket9/14/2016 9:24:37 AM
@Staggerbreaths no offence taken I assure you. And I'm not related to Jack Leach, though as it happens he and my son (another J. Leach) were at college together.
by Mike Leach9/14/2016 9:24:37 AM
Breaking news: government cuts benefits to Somerset, says county is 'full of Leaches'.
by StaggerBreaths9/14/2016 9:26:04 AM
Don't forget Jos Buttler, he going to counter attack and that is very important. Getting into a position where a risky counter attack is the only option is the way any successful team operates. If England's top order hadn't collapsed against Sri Lanka at Headingley would Bairstow have got a hundred. I guess we will never know
by nickcricket9/14/2016 9:26:40 AM
Just couldn't believe we put Midds to bat on the first day.
by Aneesh Kumar9/14/2016 9:26:48 AM
Afraid of the raging spin from Ollie Rayner no doubt. Instead it's another type of rainer that's come to the party.
by StaggerBreaths9/14/2016 9:28:15 AM
It would be interesting to see Jos and Hameed open.
by Aneesh Kumar9/14/2016 9:28:38 AM
Off to a meeting, my #FirstWicket prediction is Lyth.
by Robert Stow9/14/2016 9:29:33 AM
#firstwicket Livingstone - TRJ
by Joe T Williams9/14/2016 9:31:02 AM
Morning all. Just a quick visit as some of us have to go to work (take note Balladeer!)