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Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #25 on: 03 May, 2023, 06:01:05 pm »
A Big One tomorrow: Essex v Surrey. I think the Clever Money is on Surrey to win the championship this year but Essex are, arguably, the best of the rest (tips hat to Lancs here...). It looks as though tomorrow will be rain-free, but the other three days will be showery. Could be a good toss to win and choose to bat.
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Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #26 on: 04 May, 2023, 07:00:44 pm »
Essex 314, Surrey 1-0 at the close. Good to get some runs on the board. Tomorrow's forecast might make it hard for batting (says he optimistically) as thundery showers are forecast throughout the day. Bowlers having nice rests, batsmen having to "get their eye in" several times...

One can hope!
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Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #27 on: 05 May, 2023, 04:34:18 pm »
Surrey 163/6. Come on Essex - dismiss the tail.
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Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #28 on: 05 May, 2023, 09:47:15 pm »
Essex have a 1t innings lead of 74 - useful. 15 - 0 at the close, so effectively 89 without loss. Let's hope they can knock up the runs tomorrow.
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Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #29 on: 06 May, 2023, 10:02:45 am »
The forecast today makes it look as though most cricket will be washed out. Bugger.
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Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #30 on: 06 May, 2023, 11:54:45 am »
24-0. Rain.
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Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #31 on: 07 May, 2023, 12:54:19 pm »
They are playing at Chelmsford. Essex 195 ahead with 6 wickets left. Probably drawn - I can't see any sporting declarations. It would be nice if Essex can knock up another 100 in short order and bowl at Surrey for 3 hours this afternoon. Doubt they will manage that though.
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Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #32 on: 07 May, 2023, 03:19:15 pm »
Hotting up in Chelmsford. Surrey need another 251 to win. 22-1 at present...
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Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #33 on: 07 May, 2023, 03:30:21 pm »
Chris Rushworth has single-handedly thrashed Hampshire.  He is 36 years old.  With over 600 wickets he is easily Durham's most successful bowler.  He has a bowling average considerably better that of James Anderson, of world's darling fame.  He currently plays for ... Warwickshire.  Funny old game, cricket.

Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #34 on: 07 May, 2023, 04:36:19 pm »
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Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #35 on: 07 May, 2023, 06:18:13 pm »
I don't know how many more overs there are to go at Chelmsford, but I think Surrey will hang on . Essex need 3 wickets, Surrey need 139 runs.
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Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #36 on: 08 May, 2023, 03:25:47 pm »
One of the less significant matches, I think.

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Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #37 on: 08 May, 2023, 07:37:48 pm »
One of the less significant matches, I think.

Why do you say that?
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Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #38 on: 08 May, 2023, 07:52:42 pm »
I'm just winding you up, P!  In the first division I think Warwickshire's result was far more significant, really (for me) because of the impact of Chris Rushworth.  I've mentioned it above.  Actually all the matches so far may turn out to be significant - as the only ones completed before England became a flood plain ...

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Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #39 on: 11 May, 2023, 07:26:11 pm »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/scorecard/ECKO56170

Low-scoring at Edgbaston. No play before lunch and Essex dismissed cheaply. Warks 17-2 in reply. Very tidily, Essex took one wicket with the first ball of the innings and the other with the last ball of the day.
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Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #40 on: 12 May, 2023, 01:50:36 pm »
Warks are building steadily v Essex. If it's as horrible, weatherwise, in Edgbaston as it is in Southend (11°C, leaden skies, damp, windy) it must be a very difficult day for fielding.
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Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #41 on: 12 May, 2023, 01:54:45 pm »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/scorecard/ECKO56170

Low-scoring at Edgbaston. No play before lunch and Essex dismissed cheaply. Warks 17-2 in reply. Very tidily, Essex took one wicket with the first ball of the innings and the other with the last ball of the day.

You begin to see first hand the significance of my post about Chris Rushworth?  Wonder if the weather will enable a result.

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Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #42 on: 12 May, 2023, 05:02:10 pm »
Hmm. Essex would have been a lot better off without that big last wicket partnership by the Warks pair. 105 behind with 9 wickets left. It's time Cook produced something. For someone with a stellar career behind him, he's been pretty mediocre since retiring from English test cricket.
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Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #43 on: 12 May, 2023, 06:57:33 pm »
It's a difficult one about Cook.  At the moment, he seems to be doing as well as anyone else in the team - but the eyes do go, eventually.  He has been a terrific player.

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Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #44 on: 12 May, 2023, 10:15:42 pm »
The highlight of Kent's performance against Hampshire so far:

"Tea was taken at 3.30pm by which time the crowd consisted of three men in the Underwood-Knott Stand wearing banana costumes to celebrate a 40th birthday"
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Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #45 on: 13 May, 2023, 11:53:50 am »
Oh well, Essex need a miracle or a monsoon to save the Warks match. Comprehensively outplayed.
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Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #46 on: 13 May, 2023, 01:24:10 pm »
Warks need 100 to win. Should be all over by tea.
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Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #47 on: 13 May, 2023, 04:17:22 pm »
Oh well, at least Essex made a game of it. As I said earlier, it might have been a different story but for that last wicket partnership by Warks in the 1st innings.
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Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #48 on: 14 May, 2023, 12:08:40 pm »
Astonishing win by Durham, who beat Yorkshire thanks to a 70 run stand for the 9th wicket.  Last man in scored the 2 required!  Talk about "A hush in The Close"!

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Re: County Cricket 2023
« Reply #49 on: 14 May, 2023, 10:16:20 pm »
Kent continue their habit of batting far better in the second innings than the first.  Which won't get them the batting points they will need to stay up. 
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