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Olympian2
06-04-2017, 06:36 PM
I see there are a few recent posts in the 'County Cricket 2016' thread but thought I'd start up one specifically for this season.

I'm off to the Oval on Saturday - weather looks good.

Anyone going to challenge Middx or Yorks in Div 1?

Can Durham overhaul a 48 point penalty in Div 2? I see that Leicester have just been deducted 16 points due to incurring a fifth fixed penalty in 12 months.

Interesting that points deductions in cricket for on the field violations seem more prevalent than in football - apart from the odd mis-registration of players, I can only think of the Man Utd/Arsenal fight that led to points deducted.

Nth Kent Eagle
06-04-2017, 07:00 PM
This new idea about 8 city teams is rubbish. I'm only interested in Kent.

Wolfnipplechips
06-04-2017, 07:05 PM
This new idea about 8 city teams is rubbish. I'm only interested in Kent.

Must be hard.:D

3 Beers at HT
06-04-2017, 07:19 PM
Must be hard.:D

:jerkit:

Wolfnipplechips
06-04-2017, 07:21 PM
:jerkit:

Charming.

leicester1
06-04-2017, 07:31 PM
Iv'e just noticed the 16 point deduction for Leicestershire......I must say I didn't click on the link on FB so don't know the background but bloody hell we've been disappointing for a few years now and this won't make things any easier....

Wolfnipplechips
06-04-2017, 07:32 PM
Iv'e just noticed the 16 point deduction for Leicestershire......I must say I didn't click on the link on FB so don't know the background but bloody hell we've been disappointing for a few years now and this won't make things any easier....

Charlie Shreck abusing students apparently.

(Verbally you understand)

ebyeeckeagle
06-04-2017, 07:36 PM
Must be hard.:D

:jerkit:

ebyeeckeagle
06-04-2017, 07:36 PM
:D

Wolfnipplechips
06-04-2017, 07:38 PM
:D

:eek::D

leicester1
06-04-2017, 07:39 PM
W,,,Can't fault him for that....Demonfort University seem to be taking over half the City......personally I just go over Grace Rd for the 20/20's.

ebyeeckeagle
06-04-2017, 07:40 PM
Iv'e just noticed the 16 point deduction for Leicestershire......I must say I didn't click on the link on FB so don't know the background but bloody hell we've been disappointing for a few years now and this won't make things any easier....

Durham starting with a massive points deduction following their relegation for financial issues. 48 points nothing.

The Championship starts already in the shadow of the IPL tomorrow, the discussion on a city based T20 here and a general lethargy in the game.

Never mind, Kent have weirdly got Gillespie as an assistant coach (there's a story there) and the massive signing of Harris from Midds in a whole months loan. Good times.

3 Beers at HT
06-04-2017, 08:35 PM
Charming.

We've got all season.....

3 Beers at HT
06-04-2017, 08:39 PM
Heading to the St Lawrence tomorrow for the first day of the season versus Gloucestershire.

With two teams starting on minus points and the reversion to two-up, good chance of promotion.

Cue a shambolic start in the morning.....

COYK

ebyeeckeagle
06-04-2017, 08:44 PM
With two teams starting on minus points and the reversion to two-up, good chance of promotion.

COYK

Yes. The one season one up rule :wallbash:

Still can't believe that. Hey ho.

ebyeeckeagle
06-04-2017, 08:44 PM
I've amended my signature, it was upsetting Andy for some reason.

RobertCPFC
06-04-2017, 09:25 PM
Iv'e just noticed the 16 point deduction for Leicestershire......I must say I didn't click on the link on FB so don't know the background but bloody hell we've been disappointing for a few years now and this won't make things any easier....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/39521424

RobertCPFC
06-04-2017, 09:40 PM
A few changes as always for this year. I expect you all know but I will post about it anyway.

First the County Championship Division One has eight teams and Division Two now has 10. In Division One each team will play each other twice as before. In Division Two each side will play everyone once and then five other sides twice. One full round of matches will be played under floodlights. The final round of matches begins on Monday 25th September.

The One Day Cup has been brought forward to the end of April and group stage finishes in early May. The final will be as usual at Lords but brought forward to Saturday 1st July.

The T20 Blast has therefore been moved back and will start on 7th July. The group stage last about six weeks and will happen throughout the week not just Fridays. The quarter finals will be played on four days at the end of August with finals day on 2nd September once again at Edgbaston.

3 Beers at HT
06-04-2017, 09:48 PM
Yes. The one season one up rule :wallbash:

Still can't believe that. Hey ho.

Agreed.

Shades of 1995 when for the first and only time 4 sides were relegated from the top-flight :rolleyes:

RobertCPFC
06-04-2017, 09:50 PM
Yes. The one season one up rule :wallbash:

Still can't believe that. Hey ho.

Is it one up or two up this year?

However many it is I hope this year we can go up. It was frustrating to miss out despite being announced before the season started.

Mike Douglas
06-04-2017, 10:21 PM
Off to the Oval pavillion tomorrow. Wearing a white CPFC cap if anyone fancies saying hello.

Nth Kent Eagle
07-04-2017, 12:41 AM
Disappointing we don't have an overseas player. Yet the club seem confident so a reasonable chance of promotion. I suppose we won't see the likes of Asif Iqbal, Hooper or Aravinda Da Silva again.

Olympian2
07-04-2017, 10:30 AM
Sibley & Dernbach preferred to Ansari & Meaker for Surrey.

I guess Meaker/Dernbach could have gone either way. I appreciate you don't need three spinners in April but it's interesting that Ansari drops out now that Borthwick is there.

spike
07-04-2017, 11:39 AM
When I saw the squad yesterday, I did worry that he would be one of 2 to be left out.
Borthwick is a better batsman, and even at the Oval you are unlikely to need 3 spinners in April.
160 runs for no dismissals in the Uni game obviously helped Sibley.

I had also forgotten Roy was missing too, so there will be interesting selection decisions later in the season.

CommercialStone
07-04-2017, 12:00 PM
Durham starting with a massive points deduction following their relegation for financial issues. 48 points nothing.

The Championship starts already in the shadow of the IPL tomorrow, the discussion on a city based T20 here and a general lethargy in the game.

Never mind, Kent have weirdly got Gillespie as an assistant coach (there's a story there) and the massive signing of Harris from Midds in a whole months loan. Good times.

He is only here for the short-term (Jason Gillespie) whilst Allan Donald sorts out a qualification needed to obtain his Visa.

It's a bit odd seeing that he left the Yorkies citing family reasons.

Re Harris, not a fan of the loan system but i guess he wants to play and we need bowlers.

Bit of a kick in the sweets for Leicester

spike
07-04-2017, 12:23 PM
Is anyone at the Oval? Is the pitch green at all, or were Warks just stupid for putting Surrey in?

Ian Hart
07-04-2017, 02:08 PM
For those who haven't kept completely up to date about who has come and gone from each club since last season (me, for one) this is a very handy summary:

http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/story/1060310.html

Anyone stand out to you as a very good signing?

spike
07-04-2017, 02:55 PM
For those who haven't kept completely up to date about who has come and gone from each club since last season (me, for one) this is a very handy summary:

http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/story/1060310.html

Anyone stand out to you as a very good signing?

127* and counting on debut seems quite good to me....

Ian Hart
07-04-2017, 03:42 PM
:p

Wolfnipplechips
07-04-2017, 03:43 PM
It's the first day of the season, you're full of optimism. The opposition are 230 for two. You've just made the big breakthrough .......

and in strolls Kumar Sangakkara.:eek::D

spike
07-04-2017, 03:49 PM
I see Stevo is still being called on to hold Kent together.

Sam Spade
07-04-2017, 04:35 PM
Surprisingly good start by Hants at Headingly. Put Yorks in and got them out for 273. Great to see Michael Carberry back playing.

ebyeeckeagle
07-04-2017, 04:43 PM
Re Harris, not a fan of the loan system but i guess he wants to play and we need bowlers.r

And not too shabby as a tail ender either!

Sam Spade
07-04-2017, 09:06 PM
Surprisingly good start by Hants at Headingly. Put Yorks in and got them out for 273. Great to see Michael Carberry back playing.

58 for 5. Normal service is resumed.:frown:

west country boy
07-04-2017, 09:19 PM
Charlie Shreck abusing students apparently.

(Verbally you understand)A Happy Shopper Peter Roebuck.

Nigelbrag
08-04-2017, 08:42 AM
Surrey look a well balanced outfit this season, possibly the strongest squad for many a season and are bound to challenge for honours. We had lacked a proper steady reliable opening bat for sometime now the reliable Stoneman has filled that need, my only concern is having Brotherwick at 3? much rather him at 5/6, hopefully Roy will fill that void when back. As for the bowling (spin) surely it must be Brotherwick and Ansari, with Batty used much more sparingly except when the pitch warrants it.

leicester1
08-04-2017, 08:47 AM
Thanks Robert for the link.....I can see why the trouble and docking of pointsnow,absolutely no excuses......

Ruskin Old Boy
08-04-2017, 10:02 AM
Excellent but depressing piece in today's Guardian about county cricket.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/apr/08/twenty20-county-championship-northamptonshire-cricket

When the ECB sold its soul to Sky I had a polite exchange of letters with the then Chief Executive of Surrey and the likely consequences. We were both right. Hardly any impact on money bags Surrey but chaos for cricket in England and Wales. And so it came to pass ...

Many years ago, looking ahead to retirement, I imagined watching 4 day cricket (and some 40 or 50 over matches) at the Oval between the end of one football season and the start of the next. Today, almost every 4 day match takes place during the football season shoe horned into April and September.

RobertCPFC
08-04-2017, 10:37 AM
I do think we have too much T20 games. I enjoyed it when it was the original format three groups of six played over two weeks mid season. They will keep playing more T20 cricket as that gets people in (even though in most cases people aren't interested) and spent lots on drinks and is a good money maker.

I have just looked at the County Championship fixture list and there is almost nothing in July and August. They should be using that time to be getting people including children on school holidays.

The ECB lost their was many years ago sadly.

Ruskin Old Boy
08-04-2017, 03:52 PM
Footitt has 5 wickets for 6 runs off 7 overs :eek:

orp pisshead1
08-04-2017, 05:35 PM
Must be hard.:D

:jerkit:












:D

Nth Kent Eagle
08-04-2017, 09:19 PM
Must be hard.:D

We can't all be supporters of money bags Surrey; the Chelsea of county cricket.:D Going well today for Kent.

Wolfnipplechips
08-04-2017, 09:26 PM
We can't all be supporters of money bags Surrey; the Chelsea of county cricket.:D Going well today for Kent.

It's comforting actually supporting one side at something who are not almost always on the edge.:)

Ian Hart
08-04-2017, 09:39 PM
We can't all be supporters of money bags Surrey; the Chelsea of county cricket.

Surrey are not the equivalent of Chelsea. Chelsea have used the money to win things

ebyeeckeagle
08-04-2017, 09:56 PM
It's comforting actually supporting one side at something who are not almost always on the edge.:)

I prefer continuing disappointment, anxiety and heartache in both sports. It's comforting.

Wolfnipplechips
08-04-2017, 10:00 PM
I prefer continuing disappointment, anxiety and heartache in both sports. It's comforting.

Palace, the Labour Party, my wife......


Thank god for Surrey.

3 Beers at HT
08-04-2017, 10:29 PM
Surrey are not the equivalent of Chelsea. Chelsea have used the money to win things

Correct.

Surrey are the equivalent of Man United.

Vermin filth.

ebyeeckeagle
08-04-2017, 11:08 PM
Correct.

Surrey are the equivalent of Man United.

Vermin filth.

Steady on:eek:

ebyeeckeagle
08-04-2017, 11:10 PM
Palace, the Labour Party, my wife......


Thank god for Surrey.

Hope your wife never overlooks your shoulder Wolf.

Palace, Labour, my wife, Kent.......:sob:

Nigelbrag
09-04-2017, 08:48 AM
Correct.

Surrey are the equivalent of Man United.

Vermin filth.

Wash your mouth out with some of that local Kent cider.

Olympian2
09-04-2017, 09:19 AM
Lovely day out at a sunny Oval yesterday.

Surrey rather limped to 454 after being 327-3 o/night. Mark Footitt had a Broad-esque stint either side of tea & Warks went from 30-0 to 48-8 & finally rolled over for 91 - they should have fitted a revolving door to that dressing room.

I'm not back there for another month but it looked a good start for Surrey.

spike
09-04-2017, 01:20 PM
Borthwick has had a good game in the slips so far, must be difficult getting a space there among the ex-keepers.

Nth Kent Eagle
09-04-2017, 02:03 PM
Gloucester 32-7.

RobertCPFC
09-04-2017, 02:12 PM
Gloucester 32-7.

Now 36-8

RobertCPFC
09-04-2017, 02:50 PM
Gloucestershire ended up reaching 61 therefore Kent win by 334 runs. A good way to start the season.

Aki Aki Aki
09-04-2017, 03:06 PM
Great start to the season for the Spitfires. Should have been promoted last year but confident we can do so this season.

Sam Spade
09-04-2017, 05:34 PM
:eek: Hants, set 320 to win, beat Yorks at Headingly by 4 wickets.:supergrin:
I'm going for a lie down.

Sam Spade
09-04-2017, 05:48 PM
double post. ( too excited)

3 Beers at HT
09-04-2017, 05:48 PM
:lux:

QWfAxh6cmH4

Olympian2
09-04-2017, 09:13 PM
:eek: Hants, set 320 to win, beat Yorks at Headingly by 4 wickets.:supergrin:
I'm going for a lie down.

Well played Hants. Sam, I recall your topsy-turvy emotions at the end of last season. Congrats on a great win!

ebyeeckeagle
09-04-2017, 09:29 PM
:lux:

QWfAxh6cmH4

Some great leaves there :D

spike
10-04-2017, 11:01 AM
:lux:

QWfAxh6cmH4

Has the cameraman been on the cider again?

Was getting a bit worried overnight, but the rest obviously worked for the Surrey bowlers and they have wrapped it up with 1 run left before the batsmen got to have another go.

Jordan's Jacket
10-04-2017, 11:13 AM
Gotta love a bit of military medium in April

3 Beers at HT
10-04-2017, 06:30 PM
Wayne Parnell rejoins the mighty Kent this week :)

http://www.kentcricket.co.uk/news/paceman-wayne-parnell-returns-to-kent

Ian Hart
10-04-2017, 09:53 PM
You'd do better with Val Parnell

Ian Hart
10-04-2017, 09:56 PM
And on the subject of "mighty"......

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/county-championship-division-one/table

Ruskin Old Boy
14-04-2017, 06:41 PM
A great morning session from Surrey, perhaps the pitch doing more than Lancs expected after winning the toss and electing to bat. After lunch a patient Chanderpaul held their innings together while at the other end Jordan Clark helped himself to runs (18 in one over from Footitt).

But not the weather for cricket - left well before the end - coldest I've been at the Oval. Ever.

Wolfnipplechips
17-04-2017, 10:29 AM
Ffs.

3 Beers at HT
17-04-2017, 12:07 PM
Northeast for England :p

Parnell :sunglasses:

Stevo :love:

The Mighty Kent :lux:

Coveta
17-04-2017, 12:13 PM
Northeast for England :p

Parnell :sunglasses:

Stevo :love:

The Mighty Kent :lux:



THIS !!

RobertCPFC
17-04-2017, 12:14 PM
Looking likely it will be two from two later this afternoon. Only four more wickets needed.

Edenbridge Eagle In Exile
17-04-2017, 02:41 PM
COYK!!!! Great win against Sussex!!! :love:

Lords Eagle
17-04-2017, 02:59 PM
COYK!!!! Great win against Sussex!!! :love:

2 out of 2 , great start to the season, come on Kent let's get back to div 1 where we belong :lux:

Sam Spade
17-04-2017, 04:59 PM
Steady draw for Hants v Middx. Expected to lose both opening fixtures, not be 2nd in the table. Yorks at Southampton up next.

ebyeeckeagle
17-04-2017, 05:43 PM
........

Stevo :love:



:lux: Amazing.

Aki Aki Aki
17-04-2017, 05:47 PM
Even at the age of 40 Stevo could do a job for England :D.

cranesparkeagle
17-04-2017, 05:59 PM
This new idea about 8 city teams is rubbish. I'm only interested in Kent.with you on both counts. Oh and Stevens is brilliant

Ian Hart
17-04-2017, 10:46 PM
Even at the age of 40 Stevo could do a job for England :D.

Opening and shutting the door for the good players?

Dobbo
21-04-2017, 03:34 PM
Surrey not finding Warks such a pushover this time.
Struggling to fathom why Batty choose to bowl first.

Ardent Eagle Forever
23-04-2017, 08:55 AM
Surrey not finding Warks such a pushover this time.
Struggling to fathom why Batty choose to bowl first.

Surrey 299 for 3 chasing Warks first innings. First innings lead and bowl warks out?

Nth Kent Eagle
23-04-2017, 09:05 AM
with you on both counts. Oh and Stevens is brilliant

Stevens is doing well again. Six wickets in Derbyshire's innings and currently 53 not out.

3 Beers at HT
23-04-2017, 05:46 PM
A hat-trick of victories to start the season for the mighty Kent :lux:

Dave Nunn
23-04-2017, 06:09 PM
Stevo, what a legend! COYK!!! :)

Dobbo
24-04-2017, 03:13 PM
Bloody miserable of Bell not to have set Surrey some sort of target.
No wonder the four day game is getting phased out.

RobertCPFC
24-04-2017, 03:31 PM
Kent will abstain from the new T20 competition vote.

http://www.kentcricket.co.uk/news/kent-to-abstain-from-new-t20-ballot/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/39693866

Dobbo
24-04-2017, 03:55 PM
Kent will abstain from the new T20 competition vote.

Not got the balls to vote against it.

3 Beers at HT
24-04-2017, 07:01 PM
Not got the balls to vote against it.

There is no option to vote against the proposals.

Either you vote for prostitution or you don't.....

Olympian2
26-04-2017, 10:40 AM
Wow - didn't see this one coming.

https://www.kiaoval.com/main-news/zafar-ansari-announces-retirement/

Ruskin Old Boy
26-04-2017, 10:49 AM
Wow - didn't see this one coming.

https://www.kiaoval.com/main-news/zafar-ansari-announces-retirement/

Good lord, shouldn't think anyone saw it coming.

Cricket's loss sadly.

Yoda
26-04-2017, 11:01 AM
Wow, very young.

However, he seems to prefer the academic environment and thrives in it. No point making yourself continue to play cricket professionally if your heart isn't really in it anymore. It's also a very time consuming sport, with hours (if not days) sitting around that are hard to fill, so lots of time for introspection and boredom to set in.

Wolfnipplechips
26-04-2017, 12:40 PM
I think he probably realised that he was very good and yet not quite good enough for a lengthy international career so it makes sense.

CPFC-SELHURST
26-04-2017, 04:06 PM
Very sad to read about Ansari retiring. I would love Ansari so say 'a big reason is that the wickets in this country are not spinner friendly at all. The percentage of 1st class matches played in April/May is too high'.

Nigelbrag
26-04-2017, 05:56 PM
Very disappointed to hear the news as he would have been a big part of Surrey's progress in the years ahead, especially with Batty's career coming to an end. I always said he is a good County spin bowler, but Not one of International class. Interesting to see who we bring in as his eventual replacement.

Ruskin Old Boy
27-04-2017, 04:25 PM
Article on Ansari's departure: http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/story/1094819.html

dannyboy1807
27-04-2017, 04:50 PM
Obviously for Surrey is terrible news because he was a fantastic player.

But seriously good luck to him to get a double first from Cambridge is incredible.

Sam Spade
27-04-2017, 05:28 PM
Good win for Hants in the One Dayer today.;)

Willsy
27-04-2017, 08:02 PM
Very sad to read about Ansari retiring. I would love Ansari so say 'a big reason is that the wickets in this country are not spinner friendly at all. The percentage of 1st class matches played in April/May is too high'.
If only. Our spin gets shown up every time (bar Swan) and we need to nurture/encourage young spinners to practise their trade. I'm not asking for someone like Warne, but someone like Lyon, who's encouraged to practise when dog sh*te and comes good with age. Like Swan. Ansari by 30 would've been more than good enough, but on retirement, too old to pursue the career he wants. Splitting the championship to colder months for hopes of non rain affected short format is consequence of the financial drive cricket has undertaken since t20. Which meant we were crippled against India. It's not just the bowling of it but facing it too, which should happen more in the Championship. No one faces class spinners unless they play Yorks twice a year. And calling Rawhide class is pushing it.

Willsy
27-04-2017, 08:03 PM
*Rashid

ANDYEAGLE
11-05-2017, 04:34 PM
Both Roy and Billings playing at Oval tomorrow. Surrey need to win last 3 games to get through. Kent already fecked as usual. Weather should be okay apart from a few showers.

Beckenham Boy
12-05-2017, 01:44 PM
Live stream from Slurrey CCC of the Royal London game v Royal Kentshire

https://www.kiaoval.com/main-news/live-stream-surrey-v-kent/

Dobbo
12-05-2017, 05:31 PM
Surrey show the minions who's boss :lux:

Olympian2
12-05-2017, 05:32 PM
Live stream from Slurrey CCC of the Royal London game v Royal Kentshire

https://www.kiaoval.com/main-news/live-stream-surrey-v-kent/

Do let us know the result, there's a good chap :lux::lux::lux:

Sam Spade
13-05-2017, 08:15 AM
Fantastic knock by James Vince at Southampton yesterday. 179 broke Gordon Greenidges
50 over record.
Still lost to Glamorgan off the penultimate ball though.:(

gold76
13-05-2017, 11:37 AM
Am off to Hove on Friday to see Sussex vs South Africa, will hopefully be a good day out

3 Beers at HT
13-05-2017, 01:47 PM
Fantastic knock by James Vince at Southampton yesterday. 179 broke Gordon Greenidges
50 over record.
Still lost to Glamorgan off the penultimate ball though.:(

The first RL match at Canterbury he came out to bat and creamed the ball around the ground, with very little effort. Think he had 12 4's when he reached his half-century.

Quite impressive, tbh.

ANDYEAGLE
13-05-2017, 02:30 PM
Good day at the Oval yesterday despite a couple of rain stoppages. Foakes dug us out of a bit of a hole with a great controlled innings. Billings needed to stay for Kent to have a chance.
Noticeable the difference in the two sides tails. Surrey with the likes of the Curran brothers. Kent with no batting tail. No surprise they have lost 5 of 6.
Still tough for Surrey to get thru though. Not sure even winning the last two guarantees it.

le piddler
13-05-2017, 03:10 PM
Good day at the Oval yesterday despite a couple of rain stoppages. Foakes dug us out of a bit of a hole with a great controlled innings. Billings needed to stay for Kent to have a chance.
Noticeable the difference in the two sides tails. Surrey with the likes of the Curran brothers. Kent with no batting tail. No surprise they have lost 5 of 6.
Still tough for Surrey to get thru though. Not sure even winning the last two guarantees it.

At home to Hampshire tomorrow so three of us heading up there for it.
Should be a good day :lux:

Sam Spade
13-05-2017, 06:35 PM
At home to Hampshire tomorrow so three of us heading up there for it.
Should be a good day :lux:

Hope the football part is great and the cricket part is sh*te.:angel:

Sam Spade
13-05-2017, 06:36 PM
The first RL match at Canterbury he came out to bat and creamed the ball around the ground, with very little effort. Think he had 12 4's when he reached his half-century.

Quite impressive, tbh.

He's in great nick. Hopefully England won't notice.

Olympian2
14-05-2017, 05:35 AM
At home to Hampshire tomorrow so three of us heading up there for it.
Should be a good day :lux:

I had planned to be at t'Oval today but another South London sporting event has scuppered those plans.

Wolfnipplechips
14-05-2017, 05:26 PM
Kin ell.....What is Darren Stevens on this season?

147 off 67 balls.

Not bad for a little fat bloke.

ANDYEAGLE
14-05-2017, 05:41 PM
Kin ell.....What is Darren Stevens on this season?

147 off 67 balls.

Not bad for a little fat bloke.

Yes the old boy hit 14 sixes and they still lost.:)

Another good win for Surrey. Win Wednesday and we are through after a poor start to the campaign again.

Sam Spade
14-05-2017, 05:52 PM
Vera Duckworth to the rescue for Surrey ;)

le piddler
15-05-2017, 05:26 AM
Vera Duckworth to the rescue for Surrey ;)

Great comeback from Hampshire after wobbling at 89-7,great innings from Bailey and a superb knock for Sanga for Surrey!! Good day out in the end :p

Olympian2
15-05-2017, 06:20 AM
Kin ell.....What is Darren Stevens on this season?

147 off 67 balls.

Not bad for a little fat bloke.

So he came in at 76-3 & was out when the score was 254, having scored 147 of those 178 runs. :eek::eek::eek:

spike
15-05-2017, 10:21 AM
Great comeback from Hampshire after wobbling at 89-7,great innings from Bailey and a superb knock for Sanga for Surrey!! Good day out in the end :p

Surrey have major problems finishing teams off.
So far they've had teams at 22/5, 86/5 and 89/7 and let them recover to 291, 212 and 271.

spike
17-05-2017, 04:19 PM
And we've stormed into the 1/4 finals (or a storm has seen us through).
Bring on the Yorkies!

ANDYEAGLE
17-05-2017, 04:41 PM
And we've stormed into the 1/4 finals (or a storm has seen us through).
Bring on the Yorkies!

:lux::lux: Great performance by the rain.

RobertCPFC
17-05-2017, 08:51 PM
One Day Cup Quarter finals
Tuesday 13th June
Somerset v Nottinghamshire 11:00
Yorkshire v Surrey 14:00

Semi Finals
Friday 16th June
Essex v Somerset/Nottinghamshire 13:30

Saturday 17th June
Worcestershire v Yorkshire/Surrey 11:00

Final
Saturday 1st July 11:00

I only realised when writing this post that the group winners go straight to the semi final while second and play third from the other group in the quarters. I'd assumed it was the top four in each group to go though.

Ardent
20-05-2017, 07:01 PM
I am coming to the conclusion that there is a serious fitness problem at Surrey, time and again we have teams struggling at 5 or more wickets down for a low score and yet they frequently escape to post a total that avoids a follow on or even a first innings lead.
I realise that cricket is more complex than football and their are several factors involved, but this has happened too many times over the last two seasons and seems to point to a lack of fitness with our bowlers.
Can this be sorted out or are we going back to the old amateur days, a talented but trophy less team of gentlemen.

johnbush
20-05-2017, 11:58 PM
... are we going back to the old amateur days, a talented but trophy less team of gentlemen.
Don't know where you got that idea from: in 'the old amateur days' Surrey won more Championships that any other county bar Yorkshire, and nearly as many as all the other counties put together.

Nigelbrag
21-05-2017, 09:01 AM
Surrey without question are a very talented team but who are underachieving, if we are to be winners and win trophies come the end of the season, then we Must learn to be able to kill teams off when on top.
Whilst we still have the exceptional Sangakara doing the business, it needs others to pitch in with big scores on a more regular basis to get us into winning positions, and then the bowling attack who i still feel lacks the right balance being unable to finish off the job, we let far too many teams back in after being on top.
Come on Surrey wake up before its too late.

johnbush
21-05-2017, 10:25 AM
Surrey without question are a very talented team but who are underachieving, if we are to be winners and win trophies come the end of the season, then we Must learn to be able to kill teams off when on top.
Whilst we still have the exceptional Sangakara doing the business, it needs others to pitch in with big scores on a more regular basis to get us into winning positions, and then the bowling attack who i still feel lacks the right balance being unable to finish off the job, we let far too many teams back in after being on top.
Come on Surrey wake up before its too late.

Underachieving? Well we are, at present, top of Division 1 - having been in Division 2 a couple of years ago - and have reached the knockout stages of the One Day Cup (for what that's worth).
You seem to suggest that it's a failure if we don't beat everyone all the time. It doesn't work like that. Well not since 1956 anyway.

What, precisely, do you mean by 'wake up'? Go out and buy some more players from elsewhere?

And 'too late' for what?

Nigelbrag
21-05-2017, 01:36 PM
Underachieving? Well we are, at present, top of Division 1 - having been in Division 2 a couple of years ago - and have reached the knockout stages of the One Day Cup (for what that's worth).
You seem to suggest that it's a failure if we don't beat everyone all the time. It doesn't work like that. Well not since 1956 anyway.

What, precisely, do you mean by 'wake up'? Go out and buy some more players from elsewhere?

And 'too late' for what?

Firstly you are right when you say we are top and that is a good achievement, but in all honesty it is due mainly to our very early season results. It's the inconsistency since is what i refer to, take the Warwickshire games we hammer them in the first match and then just weeks later fall away badly in the second game against them with poor bowling, when we have the talent that we have at our disposal, it is just not good enough.
As for being in Div 1, the fact is we scrapped results in the last few games which saved our Div 1 status and amazingly climbed the table to a comfortable position, having been relegation certs earlier confirms the unpredictability of this team i refer to.
As for the "one day cup" that competition sums up just how unpredictable we can be, how did we qualify? but i am not complaining.
I am not naive into believing we should win every game we play that you suggested, but frustrated when throwing away games when having been in command is unacceptable, again is what i referred to. That is the "wake up" i refer to.

Ardent
21-05-2017, 03:25 PM
Underachieving? Well we are, at present, top of Division 1 - having been in Division 2 a couple of years ago - and have reached the knockout stages of the One Day Cup (for what that's worth).
You seem to suggest that it's a failure if we don't beat everyone all the time. It doesn't work like that. Well not since 1956 anyway.

What, precisely, do you mean by 'wake up'? Go out and buy some more players from elsewhere?

And 'too late' for what?

We won't be top after this round of matches and certainly not at the end of the season. You're right to question the worth of qualifying and we were rather lucky to do so.
Wake up, to me means realising we have a weakness that needs addressing.
We don't need to "buy" some more players but to not repeatedly squander winning positions, which was the point of my original post.
Too late to arrest a slide down the table.

ANDYEAGLE
21-05-2017, 06:08 PM
Any more old Sri Lankan's we can sign? Sangakkara has really kept us in this match. Could be a great day at Lords tomorrow. Middlesex still favs,but any result still possible.

Olympian2
22-05-2017, 08:37 PM
Any more old Sri Lankan's we can sign? Sangakkara has really kept us in this match. Could be a great day at Lords tomorrow. Middlesex still favs,but any result still possible.

He absolutely kept us in the game. Better enjoy it while we still can.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40006994

spike
22-05-2017, 08:57 PM
Any more old Sri Lankan's we can sign? Sangakkara has really kept us in this match. Could be a great day at Lords tomorrow. Middlesex still favs,but any result still possible.

Jayawardene is available on his wife's Danish passport, but has signed for Lancashire (though only for the T20).

ANDYEAGLE
23-05-2017, 11:00 AM
Bad news for us that Sangakarra is retiring.
Good day at Lords yesterday apart from Middlesex refusing to even attempt the 240 needed in 40 overs on a good wicket.
Great weather and Middlesex only charge 5quid and free for OAP on final day. About 2-3k there.

With the points system teams have little incentive to go for a win. Times are changing and there are far too many drawn games. 5 out of 6 again for the ones that finished yesterday.

ardeo
23-05-2017, 11:11 AM
I went after work yesterday thinking it would be an exciting session of cricket (in the sun), so was really surprised to see Middlesex make no attempt at going for the win.

Would argue that wins make a big difference points wise, just seems there is a don't lose mentality that is prevalent. Thought Middlesex could have afforded to lose a few wickets and then block out. They didn't have to be silly either.

In the end paid 5 for 45 minutes in the sun, still a nice experience and good value.

Re Surrey not killing off teams, I think it is just because we don't have a brilliant bowler, we have a lot of good and promising bowlers, but no one you can throw the ball to and expect a wicket in my opinion. Hopefully one of the Curran brothers will become that but i'm not sure that they will, and certainly Dernbach and Meaker won't. It is still a good and balanced bowling attack and will bowl teams out, but doesn't have enough magic to break good partnerships.

3 Beers at HT
23-05-2017, 12:01 PM
With the points system teams have little incentive to go for a win. Times are changing and there are far too many drawn games. 5 out of 6 again for the ones that finished yesterday.

16 points for a win compared with only 5 for a draw, and with a win, you deny the opposition their 5 points for the draw.

I fail to see how there is a problem with the system with those kinds of possibilities, more to do with the fact that 240 to win a championship match, in only 40 overs, is heavily favouring the bowling side.

3 of those 5 matches suffered from considerable rainfall.

ANDYEAGLE
23-05-2017, 01:43 PM
16 points for a win compared with only 5 for a draw, and with a win, you deny the opposition their 5 points for the draw.

I fail to see how there is a problem with the system with those kinds of possibilities, more to do with the fact that 240 to win a championship match, in only 40 overs, is heavily favouring the bowling side.

3 of those 5 matches suffered from considerable rainfall.

And what about all of the bonus points. They are the reason teams are so happy for a draw. Essex have won two games and drawn two and are only one point above Surrey who have won only one and drawn three. Do you think that's right? It should be 25 points for a win and 5 for a draw with no bonus points imo. Yes it does favour the bowling team bowling last if the batting team have to score quickly,but it was a decent wicket and they could have had an initial dozen over go.
It was the best crowd I have seen for a long time at a county game. Mostly Surrey I might add. Disappointing for the crowd in the end although it was still a good day out. County cricket is dead. All we get at the oval on the last day is a crowd of members,but virtually no pay on the days.
The points system does not encourage teams to take a chance or force a result. 13points for a draw ffs.

ebyeeckeagle
23-05-2017, 02:03 PM
Bonus points have a value and I wouldn't get rid of them. But an actual win should carry more weight; needs to be a balance though to avoid too many contrived finishes.

I thought the Midds approach pretty poor personally - not too much to maybe have a go and see what happened and shut up shop later.

ANDYEAGLE
23-05-2017, 04:08 PM
Bonus points have a value and I wouldn't get rid of them. But an actual win should carry more weight; needs to be a balance though to avoid too many contrived finishes.

I thought the Midds approach pretty poor personally - not too much to maybe have a go and see what happened and shut up shop later.

Yes I almost agree with you :sob:

And what was the point of Kent building that 2k stand at Beckenham when they don't play hardly any first class games there? One 20/20 and one county game where no one will seat there.
Maybe the more structures they put up the more chance of flogging the lot for housing.

3 Beers at HT
23-05-2017, 08:26 PM
And what about all of the bonus points. They are the reason teams are so happy for a draw. Essex have won two games and drawn two and are only one point above Surrey who have won only one and drawn three. Do you think that's right? It should be 25 points for a win and 5 for a draw with no bonus points imo. Yes it does favour the bowling team bowling last if the batting team have to score quickly,but it was a decent wicket and they could have had an initial dozen over go.
It was the best crowd I have seen for a long time at a county game. Mostly Surrey I might add. Disappointing for the crowd in the end although it was still a good day out. County cricket is dead. All we get at the oval on the last day is a crowd of members,but virtually no pay on the days.
The points system does not encourage teams to take a chance or force a result. 13points for a draw ffs.

You're moaning about a personal gripe towards Middlesex because they chose not to entertain a few people who decided to turn up at the very end of a Championship game and denied your team a possible win. The last 40 of the 384 initially available.

The Bonus points system gives rewards to teams who perform in the 1st innings, i.e setting up the match for the later overs, after all, their are 4 days remember. Teams who don't perform in the 1st innings still are able to 'catch up' or redeem their mistakes in the 2nd innings, which is what Essex did by scoring heavily in the 2nd innings and bowling out the opposition on the 4th day in a recent match. That is why they're only a point ahead of you, quite rightly.

My own personal ire towards Nick Knight, and Warwickshire in general, stem from them beating Kent to the Championship in the 90's having won only 3(?) matches all season, so the advent of draws counting for more than they should be worth is not lost on me but I don't agree that the BP system is flawed just because S****y didn't get their way.

3 Beers at HT
23-05-2017, 08:30 PM
And what was the point of Kent building that 2k stand at Beckenham when they don't play hardly any first class games there? One 20/20 and one county game where no one will seat there.
Maybe the more structures they put up the more chance of flogging the lot for housing.

So that when a couple of hundred of your ilk cross the border into the beautiful County of Kent for your annual drubbing, you vermin have something to sit your arses on.

Ruskin Old Boy
26-05-2017, 05:57 PM
Where would Surrey be without Sangakkara?

31-5 after 10 overs, 334-7 at close of play, the great man unbeaten on 177. Three centuries in a row, amazing cricket.

Ruskin Old Boy
26-05-2017, 09:13 PM
My mistake - that was his 5th 1st class century in a row.

Olympian2
26-05-2017, 09:41 PM
My mistake - that was his 5th 1st class century in a row.

Plus a cheeky little one day ton in that run, too.....

Sam Spade
28-05-2017, 01:44 PM
Fantastic win by Hants at Taunton. :lux: Not sure what's happened to the track down there. Glorious sunshine and not one innings over 300, over in 3 days. Used to lose the toss down there and see 550 for 3 dec regularly.
2 Championship wins for Hants before the end of May?:eek:

Aki Aki Aki
28-05-2017, 02:05 PM
Fantastic win by Hants at Taunton. :lux: Not sure what's happened to the track down there. Glorious sunshine and not one innings over 300, over in 3 days. Used to lose the toss down there and see 550 for 3 dec regularly.
2 Championship wins for Hants before the end of May?:eek:

Great to see Mason Crane take five wickets in the win. He's a young English leggie with lots of potential. Even the Aussies rate him as he played Sheffield Shield cricket during the winter.

Sam Spade
29-05-2017, 09:43 AM
Great to see Mason Crane take five wickets in the win. He's a young English leggie with lots of potential. Even the Aussies rate him as he played Sheffield Shield cricket during the winter.

Hoping the selectors take no notice of either him or Vince.

3 Beers at HT
05-06-2017, 08:14 PM
No.1 leg-spinner joins the mighty Kent for 4 Championship games, NZ's fast-bowler Milne will join after the CT:

http://www.kentcricket.co.uk/news/yasir-shah-signs-for-championship-spell/

http://www.kentcricket.co.uk/news/milne-to-wear-20-in-t20-blast/

Sam Spade
05-06-2017, 08:57 PM
2 Championship wins for Hants before the end of May?:eek:

...3 before the end of the first week in June.:lux:

Palace Dan
05-06-2017, 09:28 PM
...3 before the end of the first week in June.:lux:

Had a very pleasant day on Saturday at the Rose Bowl seeing Ervine and Adams rack up the runs. Thought Hampshire would lose out to the rain today but they just snuck the win in time. Impressed by the Warwickshire debutant spinner Sukhjit Singh.

Three wins already for hampshire after only two the whole of last season!

ANDYEAGLE
09-06-2017, 10:04 PM
https://www.kiaoval.com/main-news/kia-oval-plans-expand-40000/?dm_i=1AEV,4ZKIM,6U5I7R,IZM68,1

Interesting plans at the Oval. Cricket certainly needs a stadium of this size.

Good day for Surrey v Essex. Stoneman close to double ton and young Sam once again shining with the bat.
Kent back to their true form getting stuffed at Durham.

RobertCPFC
11-06-2017, 05:36 PM
The unbeaten run continues. :lux:

Durham got nine wickets but in almost eight overs could get the last one.

Ardent
12-06-2017, 04:37 PM
Another below par bowling performance. Have Surrey ever won anything at Guildford?

ANDYEAGLE
12-06-2017, 05:18 PM
Another below par bowling performance. Have Surrey ever won anything at Guildford?

Not too sure the batting was too good either. Losing their last 5 wickets for 30 in the first innings was pretty pathetic and the second inning batting was pretty average. Essex proved it was a good batting wicket and deserve their win. Well done to them.
I agree Guildford does not seem to be a happy hunting ground for us.

ebyeeckeagle
12-06-2017, 05:36 PM
Kent back to their true form getting stuffed at Durham.

Showed some grit to hold out for a draw - still unbeaten.

How did the Essex game go? :supergrin:

Nigelbrag
12-06-2017, 05:52 PM
Shambolic bowling performance by Surrey to allow Essex to steamroller our bowlers in the 2nd innings, that was a dreadful way to finish off the game against what is an average Essex team.
Just when i think we have taken One step forward we take Three steps back, the coaches really need to get a grip of the situation and the direction the County is taking.

ANDYEAGLE
12-06-2017, 05:58 PM
Showed some grit to hold out for a draw - still unbeaten.

How did the Essex game go? :supergrin:

As you well know I have already mentioned our poor performance:veryangry
I blame the points system for Kent's lucky draw. Durham setting a ridiculous target of nearly 500 in the fourth innings. Serves them right really.

Have you flogged that stand at Copers Cope yet? Beckenham Town could do with a new stand and would certainly use it more than you lot. Even in the one 20/20 game you have there you chavy lot will be too tight to pay an extra fiver to sit in it.

Bobby Woodruff
12-06-2017, 06:13 PM
Another below par bowling performance. Have Surrey ever won anything at Guildford?

Not for decades, should stop playing at the dump. What's the point in spending millions on the Oval and then playing in a field.

ebyeeckeagle
12-06-2017, 06:28 PM
As you well know I have already mentioned our poor performance:veryangry....

Have you flogged that stand at Copers Cope yet? Beckenham Town could do with a new stand and would certainly use it more than you lot. Even in the one 20/20 game you have there you chavy lot will be too tight to pay an extra fiver to sit in it.

Sorry, must have missed your match report :)

Not sure Town need it - there again the last game I saw was before Xmas against Erith. Everyone was under cover for that one.

Aki Aki Aki
12-06-2017, 07:14 PM
Hoping the selectors take no notice of either him or Vince.

Selected for the T20 squad :p

Aki Aki Aki
12-06-2017, 07:15 PM
Hoping the selectors take no notice of either him or Vince.

Selected for the England T20 squad :p

ANDYEAGLE
12-06-2017, 08:58 PM
Sorry, must have missed your match report :)

Not sure Town need it - there again the last game I saw was before Xmas against Erith. Everyone was under cover for that one.

You mean in the bar? More room there than in their stand. Maybe Bromley Town would have been a better suggestion. Good to see Beckenham T making a bit of dosh out of Mazda upper elmers end road. Mazda using Beckenhams car park.

Anyway I am sure u will be off to Headingly tom to see the mighty Surrey.
Sky Sports tom 2.00pm

ANDYEAGLE
13-06-2017, 10:03 AM
Another below par bowling performance. Have Surrey ever won anything at Guildford?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40253233

Surrey clearly concerned. I think we have also missed Ansari this season.

Ruskin Old Boy
13-06-2017, 10:07 AM
Missed Ansari and subject to the insane scheduling of matches.

spike
13-06-2017, 04:51 PM
WTF is happening at Taunton?
Notts scored 429 and Somerset currently ahead of the rate with 15 overs left (but may have lost too many wickets already)

spike
13-06-2017, 04:52 PM
Hopefully the Surrey bowlers can keep it a bit tighter against Yorkshire, though a 4 first ball is not the best start.

Ruskin Old Boy
13-06-2017, 05:08 PM
Another great knock by King Sanga :p

His 100th hundred in first class and list A matches.

RobertCPFC
13-06-2017, 06:14 PM
WTF is happening at Taunton?
Notts scored 429 and Somerset currently ahead of the rate with 15 overs left (but may have lost too many wickets already)

Somerset ended up scoring 405 but I didn't think the would get close to Notts score. Wickets did end up being the problem.

The other game looks like being close. Yorkshire 98-1 after 20. Currently behind the rate but if they keep wickets in hand they could catch up. If they lose wickets quickly then I expect Surrey will win.

Ruskin Old Boy
13-06-2017, 07:54 PM
Could be an exciting finale at Headingley.

Yorks need 76 off 7 overs with 5 wickets left. Some tidy bowling by Surrey.

Dobbo
13-06-2017, 08:31 PM
Looks like an uncharacteristic very disciplined bowling performance by the lads.
Excellent, now off to Worcs on Saturday for the semi :)

Olympian2
13-06-2017, 08:40 PM
Super 50 over figures from Tom Curran. 2-45 off 10.

Ruskin Old Boy
13-06-2017, 09:04 PM
Good win for the players after the disappointment at Guildford yesterday.

mikethetie2010
13-06-2017, 09:26 PM
Looks like an uncharacteristic very disciplined bowling performance by the lads.
Excellent, now off to Worcs on Saturday for the semi :)
Tickets and train booked . [emoji2]

RobertCPFC
13-06-2017, 09:39 PM
Remaining games in this years One-Day Cup.

Semi Finals
Friday 16th June
Essex v Nottinghamshire 13:30

Saturday 17th June
Worcestershire v Surrey 11:00

Final
Saturday 1st July 11:00

mikethetie2010
17-06-2017, 12:32 AM
Hope to see some bbsers tomorrow at grace road coyrey

Olympian2
17-06-2017, 05:19 AM
I bet the Chelmsford massive were grumpy last night after failing to defend 370, LOL.

CPFC since 1989
17-06-2017, 10:43 AM
I bet the Chelmsford massive were grumpy last night after failing to defend 370, LOL.

Surrey are powering along that hopefully they'll be posting 400+ runs. Let's see.

Ruskin Old Boy
17-06-2017, 11:19 AM
Great to see Roy back in good form, let's hope he makes a century and goes on to make an even bigger score.

Run rate has dropped since Stoneman was dismissed. Ali bowling well.

Bobby Woodruff
17-06-2017, 04:44 PM
Hope to see some bbsers tomorrow at grace road coyrey

I hope you didn't go to Grace Road.:supergrin:

3 Beers at HT
19-06-2017, 09:16 AM
COYK

Sam Spade
19-06-2017, 02:30 PM
Intending to go to Worcester on Wednesday. They are the last of all the first class counties that I will have seen.

Sam Spade
19-06-2017, 04:51 PM
Kent 260 all out
Worcs 48 for 3

Won't last until Weds at this rate.:frown:

CedarEagle
19-06-2017, 06:12 PM
Rarely does at Worcs. At least we get to play there this year !!

Sam Spade
20-06-2017, 01:22 PM
Worcs 200 odd for 6. Making a better fist of it today. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.

Sam Spade
21-06-2017, 12:22 PM
Blimey. HOT at Worcester.Not much shade. Nice knock by Joe Denley, reached his ton off a six.

Ruskin Old Boy
22-06-2017, 03:09 PM
Did you stay for the last day? Sounds a cracker of a match. Would have been consolation for Hants losing.

Sam Spade
22-06-2017, 03:13 PM
Sadly not. Excellent performance by Worcs. Should see this out.

B****y northern weather! Sunshine in Manchester!!! grr. Hants are brilliant or terrible at the moment. Which I suppose is better than the usual terrible or terrible.:D

RobertCPFC
26-06-2017, 04:01 PM
It the first ever full round of day-night championship matches.

There has been some interesting scores after the first session. Durham have lost even wickets, Kent five and Lancashire four but Ben Duckett scored a century for Northamptonshire in the first session.

Two changes I would make is firstly having the 20 minute break after the first session and the 40 minute break after the second and secondly doing this round of matches in July when the lights have more time to take effect but I know the timing was arranged so the England players could take part. I think it worth trying and then changes can be made later on if necessary.

Ian Hart
26-06-2017, 04:52 PM
Roy (coming in at no. 4) currently 76 from 76 balls.

Does he know this isn't a 20/20 match ;)

Ardent Eagle Forever
26-06-2017, 04:56 PM
Roy (coming in at no. 4) currently 76 from 76 balls.

Does he know this isn't a 20/20 match ;)

He is scoring at a good rate all the better for putting a good total on the board.

ebyeeckeagle
27-06-2017, 10:01 PM
Sometimes, just sometimes, it is a joy to watch a true master in a sport.

Sangakkara. What a player.

Ian Hart
27-06-2017, 10:17 PM
Sometimes, just sometimes, it is a joy to watch a true master in a sport.

Sangakkara. What a player.

Very well said.

He is having what is, arguably, the best season of his very distinguished career, which says everything about the form he is in. I wonder if he ever sits up in bed at night and wonders "Perhaps I have decided to retire too early"

Olympian2
28-06-2017, 01:09 PM
Very well said.

He is having what is, arguably, the best season of his very distinguished career, which says everything about the form he is in. I wonder if he ever sits up in bed at night and wonders "Perhaps I have decided to retire too early"

Go on, Sanga. Just one more season. Appreciate the desire to stop before his form goes but he's looking so good.

ANDYEAGLE
28-06-2017, 10:26 PM
Sometimes, just sometimes, it is a joy to watch a true master in a sport.

Sangakkara. What a player.

Yes you are right for once. A master class. Pity rain has ruined our chance of victory.
Still I expect you will be doing a rain dance. Kent's only chance tomorrow.

Olympian2
29-06-2017, 09:03 AM
Jake Ball out of Saturday's final. Broad will play, I assume.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40442148

ebyeeckeagle
01-07-2017, 06:05 PM
Yes you are right for once. A master class. Pity rain has ruined our chance of victory.
Still I expect you will be doing a rain dance. Kent's only chance tomorrow.

Actually, Kent showed a lot of spirit again to get the draw. You need a bit of grit when it gets down to the sharp end. You know, when push comes to shove.

Did you make it to the Final today Andy?

Ian Hart
01-07-2017, 11:03 PM
Did you make it to the Final today Andy?

I think the absence of comment on here from us Surrey followers will tell you that it was one of those games that will be filed under "We'd rather not talk about it"

:sob::wallbash::sob::wallbash:

Sam Spade
03-07-2017, 07:42 PM
Nice start by Hants at The Oval. Pity to lose Vince off the last ball of the day. (Well, I thought so).;)

Chillo
03-07-2017, 07:45 PM
I think the absence of comment on here from us Surrey followers will tell you that it was one of those games that will be filed under "We'd rather not talk about it"

:sob::wallbash::sob::wallbash:

I was planning on going right up until Friday night, but had that feeling that we'd lose :wallbash: Far more than I do for any Palace match.

hdeagle
04-07-2017, 09:22 AM
Kent finish day one against Northampton at 434-1

The 2nd wicket partnership is currently worth a Kent record 305 runs

Dickson is 210 not out
Denley is 143 not out

http://www.kentcricket.co.uk/fixture/kent-v-northants/

ANDYEAGLE
04-07-2017, 11:40 AM
Actually, Kent showed a lot of spirit again to get the draw. You need a bit of grit when it gets down to the sharp end. You know, when push comes to shove.

Did you make it to the Final today Andy?

The rain got them the draw. They really should of lost the last three instead of one. Still that's cricket. They certainly will not lose the current game at Beckenham. They need a victory there to maintain a promotion challenge.
Are u there?
Could not make the final,but caught most of it on the box. With Notts 4 wickets down I thought the only way they could win was if Hales got 200. Well he almost did and well done for him and Notts. Chasing 300 was a tough ask and it needed a special innings. Even though we lost I still would have liked to have been there. Great day out.

Sam Spade
04-07-2017, 12:22 PM
Off to Arundel tomorrow. surely the loveliest ground left these days. (Pity Sussex play there.;))

art malice
04-07-2017, 01:35 PM
Had a look through the fence on Worsley Bridge Road just after lunch. Kent looked comfy

ANDYEAGLE
04-07-2017, 01:59 PM
Had a look through the fence on Worsley Bridge Road just after lunch. Kent looked comfy

Was anyone sitting in their new masterpiece of a stand? The one they charge an extra fiver for. In fact is anyone there at all? Have they managed to acquire
a proper scoreboard yet?
700 runs for Kent. The Northant's bowling must be good:hmph:

art malice
04-07-2017, 02:06 PM
Was anyone sitting in their new masterpiece of a stand? The one they charge an extra fiver for. In fact is anyone there at all? Have they managed to acquire
a proper scoreboard yet?
700 runs for Kent. The Northant's bowling must be good:hmph:

There were a few sprinkled about on it. And there was an electronic scoreboard. Wouldn't like to live in the flats on the boundary though. Get an unwelcome leather gatecrasher while watching Cash in the Attic

RazorsEdge
05-07-2017, 07:44 PM
There were a few sprinkled about on it. And there was an electronic scoreboard. Wouldn't like to live in the flats on the boundary though. Get an unwelcome leather gatecrasher while watching Cash in the Attic

I have a mate who lives in the flats opposite and sometimes I do visit him during match day and he said, they had to pay extra for the 'view' I couldn't believe it.

Jerry Murphy's Fringe
08-07-2017, 10:56 AM
I saw Joel Garner bowl there. I think it was directly after one of the Black-wash series and the WI were playing Kent. To be frank - I don't think it was the highpoint of thenSummer for him and his spectacular talented colleagues.
Lovely man - as I recall, wandering around the ground in his Big Bird T-Shirt.

ANDYEAGLE
09-07-2017, 09:01 PM
Good start for Surrey in 20 20. Two wins with the likes of Henriques, KP and Foakes to come in. Both close games. I thought at 100 odd for 8 Somerset were finished today,but with the penalty runs and a fantastic knock by the Kiwi it went to the wire. If he had not run himself out Somerset would have won.
Anyone go to Beckenham? What was the crowd? 15k plus at the Oval.

Ian Hart
09-07-2017, 09:40 PM
When Somerset were 49 for 6, it appeared there could only be one result.

But helped by the penalty runs, and a good stand, Somerset got frighteningly close to winning it

Aki Aki Aki
10-07-2017, 09:03 AM
Splendid afternoon at Beckenham and an easy win for the Spitfires. Met Jack Russell and there was some good 'no ball' banter with Muhammad Amir.

art malice
10-07-2017, 10:37 AM
Just seen the Luke Fletcher incident. The sound of it hitting his head :frown:

3 Beers at HT
11-07-2017, 08:35 AM
Was anyone sitting in their new masterpiece of a stand? The one they charge an extra fiver for. In fact is anyone there at all? Have they managed to acquire
a proper scoreboard yet?
700 runs for Kent. The Northant's bowling must be good:hmph:

The stand is free to sit in for Championship games and for all Kent Members at any game.

There was no permanent seating area at the ground prior to it's construction, hence investment in that stand surely aids the County in terms of building the infrastructure for a view to it being a more suitable, and usable ground, in the future. For example, the Sri Lankan and Scottish teams who, by all accounts, enjoyed there time practicing and playing at the ground as a warm up prior to the recent Champions Trophy.

There are also the 2nd XI, Kent Women and local sides who play and practice there and plans afoot to introduce extra fixtures in the coming seasons, all as a plan to grow the ground towards a more enticing venue.

Surely as a local resident in Beckenham, the continued prescence of KCCC at the ground benefits you and your neighbours indirectly at least?

art malice
13-07-2017, 03:20 PM
Great interview with Luke Fletcher

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/story/1110742.html

greybot
13-07-2017, 04:26 PM
On my way to Lords. Come on Surrey!

RazorsEdge
13-07-2017, 04:36 PM
Just seen the Luke Fletcher incident. The sound of it hitting his head :frown:

Hope he recovers well and no long lasting injury. Bless him

RazorsEdge
13-07-2017, 04:37 PM
On my way to Lords. Come on Surrey!

:p

Ruskin Old Boy
14-07-2017, 08:01 PM
Blimey, what's happened to Surrey's bowling?

Can't see Kent throwing this winning position away.

orp pisshead1
14-07-2017, 08:26 PM
Blimey, what's happened to Surrey's bowling?

Can't see Kent throwing this winning position away.

We didn't :lux::lux::lux:

dannyboy1807
14-07-2017, 08:31 PM
Blimey, what's happened to Surrey's bowling?

Can't see Kent throwing this winning position away.

Since Lords final it's been awful.
Rampaul needs to go he is awful and way too overweight to be playing,
We need another Spinner Borthwick is a waste.
Sam Curran has been dreadful, kid needs a break.

I'm assuming Meaker is still injured.

3 Beers at HT
14-07-2017, 08:34 PM
:lux:

Nice slogging Joe Denly :sunglasses:

Ruskin Old Boy
14-07-2017, 08:38 PM
Since Lords final it's been awful.
Rampaul needs to go he is awful and way too overweight to be playing,
We need another Spinner Borthwick is a waste.
Sam Curran has been dreadful, kid needs a break.

I'm assuming Meaker is still injured.

Played for MCC against Afghanistan on Tuesday. In Surrey seconds since the Guildford surrender to Essex.

ebyeeckeagle
14-07-2017, 08:44 PM
:lux:

Nice slogging Joe Denly :sunglasses:

Disappointed to have lost 2 wickets really.

Forgotten it was on tbh. Schedule is so bloody random. Though unless I actually go, I don't take too much notice of T20. However, I'll make an exception for this one.

cappuccinoeagle
14-07-2017, 10:10 PM
Also,Footitt has joined Notts,never really settled in London,apparently.

Stormin' norm
14-07-2017, 10:31 PM
Surrey take underperforming to a different level.

orp pisshead1
15-07-2017, 04:02 PM
Surrey take underperforming to a different level.

Shame:D

gold76
19-07-2017, 09:18 AM
Return of the KP show tonight?

Shame its not on the telly

Wolfnipplechips
21-07-2017, 11:16 PM
Return of the KP show tonight?

Shame its not on the telly

KP.

Utter utter cock.

Well played tonight Kev.

Wanker.

johnbush
21-07-2017, 11:50 PM
Return of the KP show tonight?

Shame its not on the telly

It was. Not a pretty sight though.

Maiden Eagle
22-07-2017, 05:16 PM
KP.

Utter utter cock.

Well played tonight Kev.

Wanker.

This

To me, he has become the Mark Clattenburg of the Cricket world. It really is all about him:clown:

gold76
23-07-2017, 11:01 AM
My local team (the sharks) take on Kent today, hoping for no Surrey style capitulations!

gold76
23-07-2017, 01:05 PM
Pissing it down in HH, doubt whether there will be much action at Hove

gold76
23-07-2017, 05:26 PM
Match tied!

Heavy Duckworth lewis affected game

mikethetie2010
23-07-2017, 06:30 PM
Travelled to hampshire today because i could get anyone to admit the game was unlikely . Then stood around in rain until it stopped and then watched hampshire ground staff pretend to prepare the ground before a pretend pitch inspection just in time for the next thunderstorm . Pretty angry that despite my best efforts to find out in advance what i believe hampshire already knew i spent my sunday driving and standing about just so hampshire could get my 10 parking money and better sales of beer. I guess cricket is learning everything they know about customer service from football.

Sam Spade
23-07-2017, 06:55 PM
Travelled to hampshire today because i could get anyone to admit the game was unlikely . Then stood around in rain until it stopped and then watched hampshire ground staff pretend to prepare the ground before a pretend pitch inspection just in time for the next thunderstorm . Pretty angry that despite my best efforts to find out in advance what i believe hampshire already knew i spent my sunday driving and standing about just so hampshire could get my 10 parking money and better sales of beer. I guess cricket is learning everything they know about customer service from football.
As a Hampshire fan I can confirm the lack of customer service ethos at The Ageas Bowl and that the stewards appear to have been trained by Putin. Sorry you had a wasted trip.

Olympian2
26-07-2017, 02:21 PM
Rikki Clarke back at Surrey

http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/cricket/allrounder-rikki-clarke-resigns-for-surrey-on-twoyear-deal-a3596831.html

Bit-part filler if/when the Currans are on England duty, I guess. Clarke has done nothing for years though, eh? I'd prefer it if they actually replaced Ansari.

spike
02-08-2017, 04:22 PM
Is Alec Stewart upsetting the players?
A 3rd player this season has just jumped ship (Dom Sibley has been given written assurances he can bat in top-3 for Warwickshire next season!)

Wolfnipplechips
02-08-2017, 04:40 PM
See you young man.

Played in 7 of 8 championship matches averages 33.

Billy big bollocks demands.

Don't let the door hit you on the way out son.

Ruskin Old Boy
02-08-2017, 05:28 PM
Is Alec Stewart upsetting the players?
A 3rd player this season has just jumped ship (Dom Sibley has been given written assurances he can bat in top-3 for Warwickshire next season!)

Sergeant Major Stewart still insisting players iron their trousers with the same military precision that he used to? Expect he's not happy about his mate John Terry leaving Chelsea either.

Se9 eagles
02-08-2017, 06:31 PM
As a Hampshire fan I can confirm the lack of customer service ethos at The Ageas Bowl and that the stewards appear to have been trained by Putin. Sorry you had a wasted trip.

How on earth did you cock that up against the mighty Kent Spitfires yesterday:lux:?

RazorsEdge
02-08-2017, 08:00 PM
Surrey got Glamorgan this friday

Ian Hart
02-08-2017, 10:12 PM
See you young man.

Played in 7 of 8 championship matches averages 33.

Billy big bollocks demands.

Don't let the door hit you on the way out son.

Maybe.

But I can think of several young cricketers who have left Surrey and gone on to be top players. If he ends up averaging 53 rather than 33 for his new county, we'll know this can be added to the list of those who weren't properly coached at Surrey

Se9 eagles
03-08-2017, 05:29 AM
Maybe.

But I can think of several young cricketers who have left Surrey and gone on to be top players. If he ends up averaging 53 rather than 33 for his new county, we'll know this can be added to the list of those who weren't properly coached at Surrey

Young players will always leave Surrey when they just go out and buy the best players in the world.Cant stand them-like the Chelsea of the cricket world.Not a proper county like the mighty Kent:lux:

ardeo
03-08-2017, 07:11 AM
Interesting that Sibley has finally got a decent run of games this year and has decided to up and leave. I believe he's an opener really so can see why he would like to bat higher up, but he hasn't really justified it yet.

On the other hand we did start the season batting Borthwick at 3 who has now been dropped all the way down the batting order. However Burns has batted all over the place as well and done his bit for the team.

Nigelbrag
03-08-2017, 09:14 AM
Interesting that Sibley has finally got a decent run of games this year and has decided to up and leave. I believe he's an opener really so can see why he would like to bat higher up, but he hasn't really justified it yet.

On the other hand we did start the season batting Borthwick at 3 who has now been dropped all the way down the batting order. However Burns has batted all over the place as well and done his bit for the team.

It is a pity about Sibley, he came into the team at 17? and was expected to be the next boy wonder but never quite happened unfortunately, but in fairness of late with more consistent game time has looked ready to step up, and to now lose a young talent is a big loss.
I would say one of Surrey major issues is NOT knowing their best formation and how to best use the talent they have at their disposal whether that be their Batting or bowling. The Opening Batting position is a classic example as we have shuffled the pack around for years when getting that right is vital, and to think that Borthwick was once seen as a no.3 sums it up.
We have been honoured and privileged to have had Sangakara in our ranks and should have made more of his presence into achieving better results, but failed to take full advantage through a lack of consistent support, what are we going to do when he has left? the batting is going to have a big void to fill. We are now left where so much pressure and expectancy is placed on the young shoulders of the Curran boys, not really fair.
Apart from getting a quality replacement for Sangakara next season, we badly lack a quality spinner, and a bowler of real pace that is able to polish off an innings, a tall order but needed if we are to challenge consistently for honours.

spike
03-08-2017, 09:39 AM
Borthwick was at 3 in the last Championship game, I think he'll stay near the top of the order there (when Surrey eventually play another 4-day game). He doesn't seem explosive enough to bat at the top of the order in limited overs game though.

Before he joined Surrey, he had 4 consecutive years scoring 1000 runs with an average of at least 40 and was mentioned as a possible call up for England.

Ruskin Old Boy
03-08-2017, 04:44 PM
Maybe.

But I can think of several young cricketers who have left Surrey and gone on to be top players. If he ends up averaging 53 rather than 33 for his new county, we'll know this can be added to the list of those who weren't properly coached at Surrey

Yes. It would have been interesting to have heard Sibley's side of the story.

Elsewhere Surrey will give a debut to another overseas player, Moises Henriques. http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia/content/player/5961.html

Ian Hart
03-08-2017, 04:51 PM
Yes. It would have been interesting to have heard Sibley's side of the story.

Elsewhere Surrey will give a debut to another overseas player, Moises Henriques. http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia/content/player/5961.html

Not doubting you - but source?

Ruskin Old Boy
03-08-2017, 04:55 PM
Not doubting you - but source?

Email from the club earlier today:

Moises Henriques has now joined the squad and will look to contribute with bat and ball in front of a full house in our final Friday night fixture.

spike
03-08-2017, 05:13 PM
They had lined him up to return before the start of the season, so it should not be a great surprise:

https://www.kiaoval.com/main-news/moises-henriques-returns-surrey/

(and hopefully he and Burns will have learnt to recognise each other's voice when calling for any high catches)

johnbush
03-08-2017, 05:24 PM
Elsewhere Surrey will give a debut to another overseas player, Moises Henriques.
Not exactly a debut though, is it?
He was the bloke involved in the on-field collision with Burns a couple of years ago, which put them both out of the game for a while. Also against Sussex, at Arundel I think.

Better luck tonight, I hope.

gold76
03-08-2017, 06:59 PM
My Sharks against Surrey at the minute, Surrey 104-5 after 14

Sam Spade
03-08-2017, 08:12 PM
Hants back on T20 form putting Middx to the sword at HQ tonight.

Reg_Maudling
03-08-2017, 09:19 PM
My Sharks against Surrey at the minute, Surrey 104-5 after 14

Went to this one was a good evening out but a one sided game

Edit: sorry meant the Lords game

Ian Hart
03-08-2017, 09:21 PM
Not exactly a debut though, is it?
He was the bloke involved in the on-field collision with Burns a couple of years ago, which put them both out of the game for a while. Also against Sussex, at Arundel I think.



Yes. I was there. And the match was abandoned after the incident

He didn't have a happy time with the ball tonight!

Reg_Maudling
03-08-2017, 09:25 PM
Yes. I was there. And the match was abandoned after the incident

He didn't have a happy time with the ball tonight!

I also went to that arundel match

I had been looking forward to seeing a game there for years and then that happened