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The Cricket Thread

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by Mulletperm, 14 Jan 2012.

  1. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    I'm with you there
    Am missing out on 7 corporate days this summer, 2 at Lords, 3 at Essex, 2 at The Oval

    and I had the same miss out as you with the Ashes test at Lords being rained off too
     
  2. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Michael Carrick

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    You couldn't make it up
     
  3. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Steve Carr

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    There's always the mute button. Except the cricket commentary is usually way better than the footy.
     
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  4. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Dean Richards

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    Cricket and golf commentary are great, they actually know their sport and provide added value to watching. Football commentary and punditry is pathetic, they have already decided what they are going to say before they even get to the grounds.
     
  5. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Michael Carrick

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    I miss the great Richie Benaud, a true gent who loved the game and was completely unbiased.
     
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  6. parklane1

    parklane1 Les Howe

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    I agree, on top of that most cricket commentators have a brain unlike most of the football ones.
     
  7. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has given its approval for the professional men’s county cricket season to begin on 01 August.

    The formats to be played during the delayed men’s county season are due to be agreed by the 18 First-Class Counties in early July, with a new fixture schedule to be published thereafter.

    A commitment to play women’s domestic cricket in 2020 has also been made, but may differ from the planned roll-out of the new women’s elite domestic structure.

    The women’s elite domestic structure is the equivalent of the men’s county set-up and is formed of eight regions.

    Establishing a structure for a new competition during a pandemic has provided specific challenges for the women’s domestic game, most notably having the required medical personnel in place to handle stringent return-to-play protocols.

    Preparation and planning for the season across the men’s and women’s domestic game remains subject to ongoing advice from Government and medical professionals with the safety of players, staff and officials the first priority.

    The ECB Board has also approved the return to training of Men’s First-Class County players on or before 01 July. Plans for the new men’s season include options for red-ball and white-ball cricket.

    A dedicated working group with representatives from the First-Class Counties and ECB has been formed to provide specific focus to Domestic Cricket, while COVID-19 continues to impact the game.

    The main objectives for this group are;

    • To develop a single set of operating procedures that will incorporate cricket operations, venue operations and medical protocols
    • To provide a single delivery model that can be implemented across all 18 FCCs and regional women’s teams
    • To provide feedback and progress to the ECB Board and FCC Chairs

    Derek Bowden, Chief Executive of Essex County Cricket Club said of the news: “We are of course delighted that a return to Cricket is on the horizon. Although exact arrangements in terms of scheduling are yet to be ratified by the first-class counties, confirmation that a return to the field of play is imminent is a welcome relief to us all.

    “Our players and coaching staff have returned from a period of furlough today and have started preparations to compete and entertain in whatever form of the game we will be asked to participate in.

    “Although play will resume on 01 August, we will still be led by Government advice as to whether or not spectators will be allowed into the ground. Please rest assured that there is plenty of work going on behind the scenes to ensure there is accessible coverage of our return for as many of our Members, fans and followers as possible.

    “In the meantime, we look forward to the outcome of the discussions with our fellow counties early next month.”

    ECB Chief Executive Officer, Tom Harrison, said: “It is a significant step for our game that we are able to approve the start of the men’s domestic season for 01 August and one which will be welcomed by everyone connected with County Cricket.

    “It follows extensive consultation between the 18 First-Class Counties, the Professionals Cricketers’ Association and ECB and has only been achievable thanks to the significant hard work that continues to occur as we prepare for a domestic season unlike any the game has faced before.

    “It must be stressed that the safety of our players, staff and officials has been the first priority through all discussions and Government guidance will continue to shape our planning and preparation.

    “Planning for the return of the women’s domestic game remains ongoing, but our commitment to women’s domestic cricket is unwavering and we look forward to sharing further news shortly.

    “Our strong preference is that the women’s new elite domestic structure starts this summer and we will work hard to ensure that happens. For this to be achieved, brand new infrastructure still needs to be rolled-out, alongside imperatives we need in place when playing competitive cricket during a pandemic.

    “Our first choice remains to do everything we can to start this year and build on the fantastic momentum in the women’s game. In the event that proves impossible, we will explore other options for play to enable our women’s players to enjoy competitive domestic cricket in 2020.

    “We will continue to work closely with both the men’s and women’s domestic game to ensure necessary safety measures are in place to protect the well-being of everyone involved.”
     
  8. awesome dawson

    awesome dawson Young-Pyo Lee

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    hahaha there's first world problems and then there's this!
     
  9. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Tell me about it hahahaha
     
  10. awesome dawson

    awesome dawson Young-Pyo Lee

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    It's probably more appropriate in the Corona thread but there's an argument that some people are sitting on extra cash due to all these restrictions. What they're spending that cash on is mind blowing. Brass aren't an ideal situation during a pandemic so that leaves technology, booze, stockmarket, DIY, narcotics. Even sex toys are experiencing a boom I hear.
     
  11. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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  12. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Dean Richards

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    Would like to see Dan Lawrence given a chance, think he’d have to come in at number 3 though to get in the side.
     
  13. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Not sure he is a 3 as yet
    In time I feel Pope will be 3, he is a proper player as proved in South Africa in the winter
     
  14. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Dean Richards

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    Yea I agree, he’s a 4-6 at the moment but we are already stocked there, so 3 is the only real opening.
     
  15. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Paul Stalteri

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    Seen loads of Dan Lawrence for Essex and I don’t think he is ready. Pope deserves it
     
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  16. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Amateur cricket can start again next weekend !!!
     
  17. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Dean Richards

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    Popes the real deal, but I’m assuming he’s one of the first names on the team sheet now at 5 or 6, not in competition with Lawrence/Denly in the only open/debatable batting spot at 3.
     
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    Grays_1890 Paul Stalteri

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    Lawrence is a bette long term prospect than Denly
     
  19. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Dean Richards

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    About 10 years younger for a start!
     
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  20. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Paul Stalteri

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    Yeh and that’s the point, blood the talent in. Pope and Dan are the future
     
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