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Re: 3 conference County Championship
Posted by: seaxeman
Date: 12/02/2018 12:20
As is the usual practice. After an Ashes defeat there has to be an autopsy as to why, and then carve the body of English First Class Cricket up.

The idea that the Australians on their own pitches might prove to be the better team does'nt catch on.

One of the 'experts' reckons playing less championship cricket will bring about improvement, although on what grounds are left unexplained.

Carrying that suggestion to the nth degree suggests if we play no Championship cricket, then we win every time.

An early turning point I reckon was at Brisbane, where Vince for the only time got well in and looked century bound until unwisely taking a quick single to Lyon.

That runout turned that match their way and they never looked back.

As regards the Conference. Sounds complicated, the bonus being an extra first class match clawing back one of the two lost.

The prize money touted of one million quid could surely be distributed on the current set-up.

Admittedly, Graves meddling with the championship, 8 in first, two relegated and 10 in second playing four only once ain't helped.

A return to 9+9 playing 16 games would be a better bet and you may have to go back to 3 up and down to encourage the second division teams, who as I read in the Cricket Paper have been strengthening.

In addition, the Big Bash crowds are reported to be down. Whether enthusiasm here can be maintained by Harrison until 2020 remains to be seen.

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