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Re: County Cricket Championship 2021
« Reply #25 on: 25 April, 2021, 10:50:55 pm »
Good Lord!  He'll be qualified for South Africa in no time!

Re: County Cricket Championship 2021
« Reply #26 on: 08 May, 2021, 08:20:49 pm »
Been a tad moist today  from an Essex POV that's probably a good thing although I don't know if they can get an lead with the seven remaining wickets tomorrow and not leave enough time for it to be chased down

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Re: County Cricket Championship 2021
« Reply #27 on: 08 May, 2021, 11:20:33 pm »
Suddenly Essex seem to have become quite mediocre. That the second time in a few weeks they've been all out in double figures.

In their first innings, Extras was 3rd top scorer with 9. Browne seems pretty good, having scored exactly alf of Essex 228 runs to date, and he's still there in the second innings. Shame he didn't carry his bat in the first.

As you say, the rain has helped them. They might be able to hold on or a draw.
Bach without a doubt.

Re: County Cricket Championship 2021
« Reply #28 on: 09 May, 2021, 12:45:44 am »
Suddenly Essex seem to have become quite mediocre. That the second time in a few weeks they've been all out in double figures.


Don't give up: if I remember correctly (which is by no means certain), the first time, they ended up beating Durham,

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Re: County Cricket Championship 2021
« Reply #29 on: 09 May, 2021, 11:51:17 pm »
Well, Essex were comprehensively thrashed in that game. Well done Notts!
Bach without a doubt.

Re: County Cricket Championship 2021
« Reply #30 on: 10 May, 2021, 12:35:50 am »
Yes, I'm afraid so.  Notts did it without Broad, too, I think.  A fine all round performance from a young Englishman, Lyndon James, backed up by a South African bowler - now, there's a surprise!  Essex have Ten Doeschate, of course, but it wasn't to be on this occasion.

Re: County Cricket Championship 2021
« Reply #31 on: 14 May, 2021, 09:35:59 am »
Unless something extraordinary happens Essex V Derbyshire will be a draw. Todays likely to be the only day  of play

Re: County Cricket Championship 2021
« Reply #32 on: 14 May, 2021, 06:45:26 pm »
Well Essex are having a go. Weather forecast for tomorrow isndire but may be some play Sunday morning

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Re: County Cricket Championship 2021
« Reply #33 on: 15 May, 2021, 07:43:59 pm »
They got enough play today to have Derbyshire following on, but have taken only 1 second innings wicket. Tomorrow looks like a difficult day for both sides: coming in and out all the time does nothing for batsmen's concentration, but of course Essex are likely to lose a lot of time to a wet outfield.
Bach without a doubt.

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Re: County Cricket Championship 2021
« Reply #34 on: 16 May, 2021, 06:13:48 pm »
That's an impressive win by Essex: they only lost 3 wickets in their innings and then beat Derbyshire by an innings and 15 runs.
Bach without a doubt.

Re: County Cricket Championship 2021
« Reply #35 on: 16 May, 2021, 08:35:41 pm »
Yes.  It puts them ahead of Durham, who have a game in hand.  But it's fine that Essex are top because they beat Durham in impressive style earlier in the season (I think).  Stat of the day (or a far longer period) is that Rushworth, who had match figures of 9-for, broke the Durham record for wickets taken, with 531.  The record used to belong to Graham Onions, another great bowler who hasn't troubled the England selectors often.  Wood and Stokes, who do get picked for England are either unavailable or injured (or in court) for most of the time that Rushworth has been playing.  And to think that Rushworth was sacked as a 19-year-old by Durham.  Not surprisng that he was in tears today.  Well done.

On a side issue, we didn't need too much input from South Africa this time, thanks partly to a century from Young - who is a New Zealander.