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Old 13th April 2018, 14:35   #1
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Old 13th April 2018, 15:26   #2
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Today's cricket schedule is looking a bit of a damp squid. Inspection at 3pm at Warwickshire v Sussex.
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Old 13th April 2018, 15:45   #3
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Today's cricket schedule is looking a bit of a damp squid. Inspection at 3pm at Warwickshire v Sussex.
Today is a prime example of the problems for cutting the County Championship. There are plenty of days lost to rain in a season as it is without more being cut during the height of Summer.
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Old 13th April 2018, 18:06   #4
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Today is a prime example of the problems for cutting the County Championship. There are plenty of days lost to rain in a season as it is without more being cut during the height of Summer.
This time last year and the year before was really nice (at least in London) and the forecast for next week is pretty good.

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One for the pedant thread but I have an inkling that you actually meant squib.
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Old 13th April 2018, 19:22   #5
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Today is a prime example of the problems for cutting the County Championship. There are plenty of days lost to rain in a season as it is without more being cut during the height of Summer.
Then cut down the days in April
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Old 13th April 2018, 20:02   #6
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This time last year and the year before was really nice (at least in London) and the forecast for next week is pretty good.
Yup. Over the past half a dozen years or so, I've found the opening weeks to be generally quite dry, seldom cold and sometimes rather warm. On 18th April five years ago, I got both legs very badly sunburnt at The Oval.
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That's coz you guys have the benefit of living in the South.

Always poor up North until mid August.
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That's coz you guys have the benefit of living in the South.

Always poor up North until mid August.
Guess so.

Although, four sessions have already been lost at Canterbury. Mind, Glos' bowlers are making up for lost time.
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Guess so.

Although, four sessions have already been lost at Canterbury. Mind, Glos' bowlers are making up for lost time.
Yes, looking like a Kent special.
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All four innings on display at Lord's as everyone struggles with early April pitches?
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All four innings on display at Lord's as everyone struggles with early April pitches?
I notice most of the individual scores of note in all the matches have had high strike rates. A case of play as many shots as possible before getting out or nobody having the ability to grit out a big score? Possibly a bit of both.
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Kent’s collapse is looking not quite so dire after Glos close on 110-8. Losing time to the weather doesn’t look to be a factor in this one. Kent will hopefully not get skittled twice and will make a game of it tomorrow.
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Lovely warm day at edgbaston yesterday and a fascinating afternoon's cricket as Bell and Ambrose lead the bears towards 300.

I'm reminded of sitting at Lords nearly 30 years ago in May.. watching Middlesex play Yorkshire... Freezing with the snow falling. They still managed to get back out.... But it was bloody cold. These things happen... Over the last decade we have tended to get away with it... and forget to pack the flask, gloves, pocket warmer, pom pom hat and scarf...
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Kentís collapse is looking not quite so dire after Glos close on 110-8. Losing time to the weather doesnít look to be a factor in this one. Kent will hopefully not get skittled twice and will make a game of it tomorrow.
Two wickets for no additional runs courtesy of King Henry brings Kent right back into the reckoning. Just 27 adrift now, it's game on.
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Two wickets for no additional runs courtesy of King Henry brings Kent right back into the reckoning. Just 27 adrift now, it's game on.


And Kent reached 75-1 with DBD on 61....and then it all fell apart. Kent all out 153, with only 20 year old Zak Crawley showing any grit.

Rain stopped play with Gloucs at 61-1, and so only a wet day tomorrow will stop their victory.
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I notice most of the individual scores of note in all the matches have had high strike rates. A case of play as many shots as possible before getting out or nobody having the ability to grit out a big score? Possibly a bit of both.
Probably both but over recent seasons there seems to be a trend of the last few wickets holding out for decisive runs. How many times did the Yorkshire last five wickets produce more than double their total when they were winning the championship. Is that because the ball becomes less effective or because the top 5 are increasingly not having the ability to grit out the big scores?

Certainly it's why Lancs will be in trouble this year. How many runs will a combination of Bailey, Mennie, Parkinson, Mahmood or Onions contribute from nos. 8-11?
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Probably both but over recent seasons there seems to be a trend of the last few wickets holding out for decisive runs. How many times did the Yorkshire last five wickets produce more than double their total when they were winning the championship. Is that because the ball becomes less effective or because the top 5 are increasingly not having the ability to grit out the big scores?
Both probably contributory factors. Also, contemporary lower order batters are encouraged to improve their batting and to contribute in a way that tails of yesteryear weren't. At the same time, there may be less pressure on bowlers when at the crease, batting not being the job for which they're primarily being paid. And, they enjoy much better physical protection these days.
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In Division 2 at least a lot of weaker sides simply don't have a lot of depth to their bowling. If the pressure comes off it's possible for Nos 7, 8, 9, 10 to make runs.

Northants proved masters at this when they went up in 2013.
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Wiese batting at 9 has 9 hundreds HS 208 and now has another 100.

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Cracking start to the season for Durham, 91 all out.
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