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Re: fixtures 2018
Jonathan Winsky (IP Logged)
01 December, 2017 19:52
Jonathan Winsky
I would have thought that the only possibility of the football World Cup impacting the cricket fixtures would be if England matches coincide with Twenty20 matches. The only potential overlap with Middlesex Twenty20 matches is that two quarter-finals will take place on Friday 6th July, when we will play Essex at Chelmsford

If England finish top of their group and win their round of 16 match, then they would play a quarter-final on Friday 6th July, kicking-off at 7:00pm BST, so that is a prospect which Essex must be worried about considering that they and many other counties endeavour to attract football supporters to Twenty20 matches. The Essex v Middlesex match can’t be moved to the Thursday unless that evening’s Middlesex v Surrey match is moved too, so if there is a clash with an England match, then Essex would have to decide whether to move the Middlesex match to the Saturday (which I doubt they would be keen on considering they love staging matches on a Friday night in Chelmsford), or let the two events overlap.

Re: fixtures 2018
Surbiton crusader2 (IP Logged)
02 December, 2017 02:33
Don't worry JW England won't win their group!


Re: fixtures 2018
02 December, 2017 09:28
Toby and Jan will make sure of that smiling smiley

Never do see the point of worrying about the winter game encrouching on the cricket season,it's been like it with International tournaments every other year since they started and as for the extended fixture list in the Prem etc there are barely a few weeks of the summer where cricket has the paying audience all to itself.

Re: fixtures 2018
BeefyRoberts (IP Logged)
02 December, 2017 12:14
This week's cricket paper has the full fixture list,few outgrounds in the county and 50 over.
County games
Scarboro host Worcester and Mexicans
Southport have Worcester
Colwyn Bay get Warwickshire
Chesterfield with Northamptonshire
Cheltenham greet Sussex and Durham
Arundel and Durham.
50 over
Welbeck Colliery Northamptonshire
Blackpool have Warwickshire
South Northumberland with Worcestershire
Beckenham get Gloucestershire and Mexicans
Eastbourne greet Essex
Swansea welcome Hampshire.

Didn't look at t20!
We are using our usual outgrounds and visit Beckenham in t20,some lovely outgrounds we don't get to see!

Re: fixtures 2018
BeefyRoberts (IP Logged)
05 December, 2017 14:42
Annual leave granted at work,so can get to Northants home,Derbyshire away,Glamorgan Home all in April.
2 days @ Sussex,Kent at Radlett,Glamorgan in Cardiff and Sussex at Hove May in County Championship and 50 over.
June...Mexicans in 50 over,Aussies @ Lord's,Leicestershire away in county,And two days at Canterbury for floodlit county game.
Bit of a rest during t20 and back to work for some of them!

Re: fixtures 2018
rod/ed (IP Logged)
06 December, 2017 11:52
Early to finalise plans, but Leicester away in CC looks likely . Radlett a possibility being near Luton & Easyjet. Glos in Sept is TBC, I would have preferred Cheltenham but probably be Bristol and worth a trip. Followed by the finale on my doorstep at Durham.
Hopefully some more visits as well including the 50 over

Re: fixtures 2018
BeefyRoberts (IP Logged)
06 December, 2017 17:04
If you have a Twitter account,club have released a download that can be done onto calender.
Don't know if it's also available via the club website.
Works very well.

Re: fixtures 2018
06 December, 2017 17:59
List avaliable in PDF format on the club website.

Few dates penciled in already, Kent for the floodlit CC game, Glammy away in the RL (also floodlit) and a winter warmer of a trip to Durhamshire in September.

2 months avaliable for family holiday when the hit and giggle comes into town or by the 5th home cc game where the previous four have been bore draws on a dead wicket.

Re: fixtures 2018
rod/ed (IP Logged)
07 December, 2017 16:07
Radlett v Essex booked.
Train to Leicester seems quite dear, might have to be the car (Sm138)
Yes, Twitter to Calendar does work well.

Re: fixtures 2018
10 December, 2017 17:55
Durham away booked smiling smiley

5 nights , a leisurely drive up on Sunday , 4 days cricket and back to the Smoke on Friday.

£70 a night hotel reserved , that will do nicely smiling smiley

Re: fixtures 2018
BeefyRoberts (IP Logged)
28 December, 2017 00:43
Fixtures are great...just found out when we are at home to Gloucestershire in May,the Mexicans host Yourkshure.
Those bi members will have a choice to make!

Re: fixtures 2018
dingy bags (IP Logged)
28 December, 2017 12:07
For anyone genuinely 'on the fence', I think the game in Mexico looks more appealing.

Re: fixtures 2018
Jonathan Winsky (IP Logged)
07 January, 2018 09:39
As already happens in Australian domestic cricket, concussion substitutes are expected to be introduced into all three county competitions in 2018, which would mean that a player suspected to be suffering from concussion can be replaced by another player who would be fully entitled to bat, bowl and field.

However, it is presently unclear whether the replacement would have to be like-for-like and/or whether the replacement would need to be nominated before the match.

It is an excellent idea to allow these substitutions, as it can be unfair if a match becomes unbalanced as a result of a team having one fewer top-order batsman or one fewer bowling option. However, some may argue that a player no longer being able to participate as a result of concussion is no different to a player who incurs any other injury that ends their involvement in a match.

Re: fixtures 2018
chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
07 January, 2018 09:56
A good idea, but as the article points out, for an away game we might have to take a replacement batsman, wicket-keeper, spinner, and seam/quick bowler with us, just in case.

I suspect most clubs will settle for summoning a replacement in time for the start of the next days play.

T20 and 50 overs don't last long enough for that to be an option, but such events are comparatively rare.

Maybe they should tighten up on players like Pietersen declaring themselves fit, when they clearly are not, being allowed a runner, then a substitute fielder.

There is a law to prevent players having substitutes if they start off with a question mark against their fitness, but umpires never ever have the guts to enforce it.

Re: fixtures 2018
07 January, 2018 10:14
We are now past crickets "winter solstice"...... we are nearer the start of next season than we are the finish of the last. Bring it on.

Re: fixtures 2018
rod/ed (IP Logged)
18 January, 2018 15:28
Two nights booked for Leicester in CC.
Through free cancellation and nothing to pay until departure.
Hope the sun shines!

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