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Re: Madness
tbl (IP Logged)
26 July, 2018 16:46
Still doesn't make sense to me. Only 4 clubs are involved in T20 finals day, there is no reason why other September games can't be scheduled for weekends. How much will clubs lose in gate revenues over this?

 
Re: Madness
adelaide (IP Logged)
26 July, 2018 22:06
4 clubs involved means up to 4 matches, so quite a chunk. Also you don't know which 4 until quite late in the day, so rearranging of fixtures would be at short notice, grounds might not be available and so on. So I can see why that particular batch of matches would be moved but not why there can't be weekend play in the other September matches.


Adelaide

 
Re: Madness
Jonathan Winsky (IP Logged)
21 August, 2018 19:24
I have heard suggestions that the county Twenty20 competition may be reduced from 14 group matches per side down to 10 when the new structure is introduced in 2020. However, an article on Cricinfo says that the competition is so popular amongst counties, that they are lobbying to increase the amount of group matches to 16, as previously happened in 2010 and 2011. A lot of people would say that the 2018 group stages were well-attended around the country, but I am unconvinced whether expanding the group stages in 2020 to 16 matches will yield much success, as the matches are expected to take place between mid-May and mid-July, which isn’t as conducive to generating high attendances compared to the competition's present July/August slot, when the school year is either winding down or has finished, and when the temperatures are often warmer. The article says that one of the reasons why the 16-match format wasn’t particularly successful in 2010 and 2011 was because some of the matches took place on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, which aren’t as popular with supporters as the other days of the week, but I imagine that those days will have to be used as of 2020 if 16 matches are to be accommodated.

The article also says that support for a conference system in the County Championship seems to have waned of late. I am in favour of such a system, but only if it is similar to how I initially understood it to be.

 
Re: Madness
BeefyRoberts (IP Logged)
24 August, 2018 15:54
September 16-18,Trent Bridge are holding 100 ballsup trial games,according to BBC sports website (cricket pages),all male players are invited.
Wonder how many will show interest?
Will media be able to cover this rubbish?
Will anyone be allowed to go and watch,if anyone is bothered?
The ladies version is being held at Loughborough university.

Hope the idiots who are behind this 100 ballsup
Publish a report for all to see.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 25/08/2018 17:24 by BeefyRoberts.

 
Re: Madness
tallliman (IP Logged)
25 August, 2018 13:42
The ladies games at Lufbra should be easy to watch, just stand on the hill by the performance centre!

 
Re: Madness
tallliman (IP Logged)
27 August, 2018 18:39
Comments here interesting: [www.bbc.co.uk]

Comment on ecb: [beingoutsidecricket.com]

 
Re: Madness
BeefyRoberts (IP Logged)
30 August, 2018 14:54
Madness...At game and have had same beer cup since we played at Hove,replenish with beer please...are we allowed to refill this cup? Server asked manager..yes is answer.
Someone else,went to Warner stand bar with own cup,not Lord's branded,and got refused beer in said cup,as,not one of our own ones.

More Lord's madness

 
Re: Madness
PaulR_enfield (IP Logged)
30 August, 2018 21:55
So much for this being about cutting plastic waste, just another cynical way of making money by hoping people won't bother to reclaim their deposit

 
Re: Madness
PaulR_enfield (IP Logged)
30 August, 2018 21:55
So much for this being about cutting plastic waste, just another cynical way of making money by hoping people won't bother to reclaim their deposit

 
Re: Madness
BeefyRoberts (IP Logged)
16 September, 2018 14:05
Lord's Madness...
Today,at the Village Final.
3 of us in our Middlesex Room,at lunch and just chatting at a tall table.
Suddenly,a steward arrives,stands with us and she asks if having a good day..hmmm,bit friendly straight away!
Next thing,although many people outside our Middlesex Room,we get asked to show ID to prove we are allowed to be in our Middlesex Room
Just to add,all outside had been using bar all day.
Official complaint been made to Lord's on treatment,watch this space.
Reply stated that the Middlesex Room was reserved for friends and families of two clubs involved.
Being that passes were handed out to some,but not all shows that wasn't true.
End of game and allowed on the lawn to watch presentation.
After,a cordon of lords police were not allowing anyone back into the room from pitch to collect bags.
Another update about hour ago,saying that Middlesex Members were also able to use our room today,so,moved the stumps once more!
As always,Lord's police force being over zealous.
Thankfully not long to go,and will be rid of the damn place until next season.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 16/09/2018 18:19 by BeefyRoberts.

 
Re: Madness
adelaide (IP Logged)
27 September, 2018 22:47
Reported that estimated costs for the Hundred have more than trebled to £40m (under the man who made his name at Costcutter!). Seems there was a bit of a bust up as a result at the ECB meeting today. Possibly related - Graves decided not to take part in the CC presentation ceremony. Perhaps he feared the archers were flexing their bows.


Adelaide

 
Re: Madness
chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
28 September, 2018 06:42
You've got to hand it to George Dobell. The threat of being sued hasn't silenced him.

[www.espncricinfo.com]

I think it was GD who a few days ago tweeted that Graves presenting the County championship trophy would be like Margaret Thatcher presenting the miner of the year award.

 
Re: Madness
chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
28 September, 2018 13:46
Graves' hopes of securing a second term as head of ECB described as 'non-existent'.

[www.independent.co.uk]

Major projects like building a new hospital, or rail link always end up costing nearly double the original estimate.

I wonder if Graves knew all along that his 15 million estimate was extremely optimistic. I wouldn't put it past him to have deliberately gone for the lowest, most optimistic forecast, in order to railroad his 100 through.

Would the county chairmen have voted for it if they knew it would be nearer 40 million?

How could they all have fallen for it?

There are no winners here. If the thing fails, he will single handedly practically bankrupted the ECB.

A very grave situation.

 
Re: Madness
PaulR_enfield (IP Logged)
28 September, 2018 15:40
Well, as we've said on here before they should never have voted for it in the first place and as you say there are going to be no winners here.

Unfortunately this is what happens when you let marketing people run amok, good marketing can work of course but when, as it's always appeared on this issue, the marketing people know nothing about the product (for want of a better word) this shambles is what can happen.

Incidentally Graves non appearance at the presentation tells us all we need to know about the type of person we have here.

 
Re: Madness
PaulR_enfield (IP Logged)
28 September, 2018 15:40
Well, as we've said on here before they should never have voted for it in the first place and as you say there are going to be no winners here.

Unfortunately this is what happens when you let marketing people run amok, good marketing can work of course but when, as it's always appeared on this issue, the marketing people know nothing about the product (for want of a better word) this shambles is what can happen.

Incidentally Graves non appearance at the presentation tells us all we need to know about the type of person we have here.

 
Re: Madness
dingy bags (IP Logged)
28 September, 2018 21:18
It really is time for county chairman to stand up for the county game. For God's sake, the 100 is already losing money two years before it starts. If enough people (nb NOT our club) were daft/cowardly enough to vote for this based on figures presented at the time, it seems clear to me that the escalation from £13 million to 40 is grounds for a new vote. What will that figure look like in another year? What does this say about the level of competence in those looking to organise this thing?

Quite apart for the spiral in costs for this new gimmick itself, what about the potential costs in terms of financial damage to what we already have?

Many people see this situation as per this post but there are only a few who can do much about it. I repeat STAND UP AND FIGHT.

 
Re: Madness
Primrose Hillbilly (IP Logged)
01 October, 2018 09:52
100 costs now presented as £41m.

Excludes £7m cost of women’s version.

Excludes circa £24m County “compensation” payments.

Excludes the cost of reductions to Counties’ commercial and Membership income from CC, 50 and the Blast.

All up 100 costs could be upwards of £80m.

Great. I love spending other people's money too!!! That's why I'm such a great socialist!

 
Re: Madness
Primrose Hillbilly (IP Logged)
01 October, 2018 09:52
100 costs now presented as £41m.

Excludes £7m cost of women’s version.

Excludes circa £24m County “compensation” payments.

Excludes the cost of reductions to Counties’ commercial and Membership income from CC, 50 and the Blast.

All up 100 costs could be upwards of £80m.

Great. I love spending other people's money too!!! That's why I'm such a great socialist!

 
Re: Madness
BeefyRoberts (IP Logged)
01 October, 2018 12:09
I still have no idea where all this money is coming from,been nothing said by the two idiots about sponsorship,or any companies saying they are remotely interested in signing up.
There is no way the beeb will pay extortionate amounts of money to show the games,and,as beeb don't do advertising,they won't put sponsors name on the announcements.
What could it be..The Billy Smarts Circus 100 ball family show?
The great cricket balls up?

The final cost will be this...£100m=100 balls.

Get these two complete idiots out of cricket before they do irreversible damage.

 
Re: Madness
Primrose Hillbilly (IP Logged)
02 October, 2018 08:33
According to Simon Hughes, The Hundred is going to cost £75m to set up. He goes on to suggest that money could go towards refurbishing 750 clubhouses...

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