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Bagpuss
North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
12 March, 2017 21:25
Thought I'd start a new thread for these. First match is Friday.

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mikeindex
Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
mikeindex (IP Logged)
15 March, 2017 14:53
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It seems Duckett and Vince can score centuries against second-class bowling. Good news for the England selectors - I seem to recall Wayne Larkins was good at that too.

 
Loyal of Lhasa
Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
15 March, 2017 15:43
Good to see Mitchell playing for Worcestershire. I was under the impression that the county had released him but perhaps it was just that he lost the captaincy at the end of last season.



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Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
Grockle (IP Logged)
15 March, 2017 17:32
I was going to be there on Friday people but circumstances have worked against that I'm afraid,

There is NOTHING in this part of the world about this game. No info on the Dubai stadium site today, no idea about tickets. It's all quiet in the Gulf.



(Sm72)

 
somexile
Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
somexile (IP Logged)
17 March, 2017 07:54
LG three overs for 15 so far coming on as second change after the Surrey/Middx favoured ones

 
Tom Seymour
Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
Tom Seymour (IP Logged)
17 March, 2017 10:57
Why are they favoured counties somexile?

Somerset have 2 players in the squad, no more than anyone else but there are about 5 counties who haven't even got one player in the South squad. Are we favoured more than them. And if our 2 selected players are better than anyone else, then I despair.

 
Shepton Paul 2
Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
Shepton Paul 2 (IP Logged)
17 March, 2017 11:11
Groenewald not selected; meanwhile it's clearly important to have a look at what Steven Finn might offer...

 
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Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
Grockle (IP Logged)
18 March, 2017 11:52
Surely all the players in this game earned their places because of graded performances in the 2016 season. They weren't selected for this game, they scored in their position and took the place on that basis didn't they?

Every player there is there on merit



(Sm72)

 
Bagpuss
Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
18 March, 2017 15:00
I think only 4 players from the PCA's mvp rankings qualified plus the highest placed spinner in each of the North and South groups. The remainder of each squad chosen by the England selectors

 
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Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
Grockle (IP Logged)
18 March, 2017 16:26
Well at least on of our guys is there on merit. Though Lewis must have been close on performances if not having qualified by right



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Bagpuss
Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
19 March, 2017 06:53
Both Lewis and Tim G qualified via the MVP rankings. The other South qualifiers were Liam Dawson and Matt Coles (later replaced by TRJ).

The North qualifiers were Ben Duckett, Tim Bresnan, Harry Gurney and Graeme White.

 
nelliec
Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
nelliec (IP Logged)
19 March, 2017 09:52
Tim gets a game today(probably 3 token overs), but Lewis needs to rest after bowling 3 whole overs on Friday.Hope he thinks the journey was worth it. I think he would probably get a lot more out of two decent spells at the county ground today.

 
Shepton Paul 2
Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
Shepton Paul 2 (IP Logged)
19 March, 2017 15:26
Exactly! Meanwhile it's clearly critical that the selectors get another look at Finn, Curran, TRJ...

 
geordie moonraker
Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
geordie moonraker (IP Logged)
19 March, 2017 23:37
It is appropriate in this geographical series that the major innings today was played by Sam Northeast.

 
Bagpuss
Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
21 March, 2017 09:01
Been raining in Abu Dhabi so delayed start. Toss 9.15 start 9.45 uk time, match shortened to 40 overs. Commentary on 5live SX.

 
nelliec
Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
nelliec (IP Logged)
21 March, 2017 19:41
Lewis given another 3 overs today just six in total, while Tim misses out again.
So much for both been selected as 50 over specialists last year .Hardly worth the trip for both of them!!

 
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Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
Grockle (IP Logged)
22 March, 2017 08:54
Yep. It starts to question what the point of the games are if players get into the side by merit and are then not picked for any of the three games.

Not even nice in the UAE at the moment as we are getting the back end of tropical storms across the whole region.



(Sm72)

 
Bagpuss
Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
22 March, 2017 13:35
Assuming the Dubai weather permits the two-day EmiratesT20 tournament starts tomorrow and can be watches on Prime TV (792 on Sky)

First match 10.30am local (6.30am GMT I think), then 2.15 (10.15 GMT) and 6.00 (2pm)

Thursday
Lancashire v Birmingham
Durham v Peshawar
Birmingham v Lahore

Friday
MCC XI v Durham/Lancashire v Lahore (both 10.30)
MCC v Peshawar
FINAL

Lewis Gregory, Craig Overton and Jack Leach are all in the MCC squad. We may be disappointed on Friday morning as I suspect it will be the Lancs v Lahore match that gets televised.

 
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Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
Grockle (IP Logged)
22 March, 2017 18:41
Big sandstorms and tropical backlashes here so you may not be lucky up the coast.



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Bagpuss
Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
24 March, 2017 10:41
Leach, Gregory and Overton in action for the MCC v Peshawar right now Sky 792. Leach opened the bowling with a maiden.

MCC beat Durham in the earlier match; winner of this match plays Lancashire in this afternoon's final.

 
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Grockle (IP Logged)
24 March, 2017 11:38
Overton, Leach and Gregory all playing for the MCC T20 v Zalmi Foundation IX at someplace in the UAE. Possible final place with Lancs but very overcast at the moment. Lewis has a wicket. Not sure about Jack though he bowled a pretty tight 12th over.

107 for 6 after 17 for Zalmi and the MCC need to keep it below 130 ish.

Gregory and Overton will finish off the innings.



(Sm72)

 
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Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
Grockle (IP Logged)
24 March, 2017 11:51
Craig has 3 wckets including bowling Afridi. MCC not usng Gregory at the depth but keeping faith with Higgins for the 19th. 115 for 7. Floodlight on at 3:45 in the Emirates!!

Lewis will bowl the last.

1st Yorker to toes = 1. 2nd = four as LG bowls wrong line to field. 3rd = slapped slow ball for single. 4th = slower ball batsman through before ball arrives. 5th = wide. 6th = slow ball single 7th = wide too high bouncer but one of the batsmen is run out 133 for 8 8th = dot ball.



(Sm72)

 
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Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
Grockle (IP Logged)
24 March, 2017 11:54
Afridi was c&b Craig. He finished with 3 for 35. Jack had 1 for 16 and Lewis had 1 for 25 but had a man run out in his last. 133 for 8 but it is raining at the moment.

Playing at the ICC Academy in Dubai.



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Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
Grockle (IP Logged)
24 March, 2017 12:37
33 for 2 after 4 for the MCC with Duckett going for it during the first powerplay. Craig Overton is recorded as coming in at number 11. Think he might be in before Jack IF this starts to go a little wrong.



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Bagpuss
Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
24 March, 2017 12:58
Probably not the Afridi you're thinking of, Grock - this one's Salman Afridi. His more famous namesake was in the commentary box* for a while though

*actually a commentary tent

 
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Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
Grockle (IP Logged)
24 March, 2017 13:10
Ahhh! That is why I thought it was the real one. Switched on when he'd gone and he's S Afridi on the scorecard. Heard he was in the box and assumed he'd come up for a chat. Thought he might be here because he has just been playing here for Peshawer in the PSL who also have something to do with Zalmi.

Ahh well.....



(Sm72)



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Bagpuss
Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
24 March, 2017 13:13
MCC ahead on d/l/s if there's no further play in this match they'll go through to the final.

 
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Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
Grockle (IP Logged)
24 March, 2017 13:25
Yep it looked like there was gonna be some rain and when it rains here it rains. We're some 500 ish miles away and it is very very overcast here.



(Sm72)

 
Bagpuss
Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
26 March, 2017 22:43
Good knock by Lewis batting at 7 today in conditions that swung to favour batting or bowling at different times during the day. The MCC total of 332 considered around par.

Two Somerset bowlers opening the innings and a wicket for Lewis. They'll have an end to bowl at in the morning too after Middlesex sent out Helm as a nightwatchman.

 
Shepton Paul 2
Re: North v South and the Champion County match in UAE
Shepton Paul 2 (IP Logged)
27 March, 2017 09:43
Anyone else surprised that Lewis and Cove opened the bowling? Even I would've had Plunkett ahead of one of them.

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