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The 'Hundred' Draft - what might it look like?
Discussion started by Grockles.com , 20 July, 2019 15:22
The 'Hundred' Draft - what might it look like?
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The Hundred
Grizzers 15 May, 2019 09:54
Much as I loathe this concept, it’s probably worth its own thread.

The official logo has just been published:

[www.standard.co.uk]

Grizzzly

Re: The Hundred
Loyal of Lhasa 15 May, 2019 10:56
Grudgeingly accepted, provided the thread is closed after one hundred posts.



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: The Hundred
Shepton Paul 2 15 May, 2019 11:07
Makes Change UK's bus look bright, modern and, er, designed by a designer.

Re: The Hundred
AGod 15 May, 2019 11:18
There has seldom been a more stupid comment than that of Chuku Umuna who, when reacting to criticism of Change Uk's logo, responded:

"There could be no clearer indication of the fact that our politics is broken."

Yep, Chuka, record numbers using food banks etc pales next to that criticism.. (no, I don't think it was a clever point about there were more important things to talk about, but rather another tired attempt to repeat their hackneyed slogan).



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Re: The Hundred
Grockle 15 May, 2019 11:56
It also has its own website now. Mind your eyes!!

Kids and Mums Look!! Shiney!!



(Sm72)

Re: The Hundred
Grockle 15 May, 2019 11:59
I'm happy for this to stay until the policies of the board that are setting it up become so idiotic that it offends my cricket prejudices to the point where I cannot stand it any more.

I state here and now that there is NOTHING about this waste of time that I personally can find positive so I will be the 'Tom Seymour' of this thread and make no apologies for it.

(unless of course Tom is against it as well in which case I am going to be so confused as I will be agreeing with him..(Sm105))



(Sm72)

Re: The Hundred
Tom Seymour 15 May, 2019 12:11
I am against it as a concept, but heaven forbid that I should ever agree with Grockle on anything.

(Sm86)



A glass half - empty or a glass half - full?
Regardless, both glasses need filling up.

Re: The Hundred
Grockle 15 May, 2019 12:25
Phew!!

I can work with that

(Sm160)



(Sm72)

Re: The Hundred
Bagpuss 15 May, 2019 12:32
In response one tweeter offered a different tagline:-

"The Hundred - it makes no cents"

Re: The Hundred
Grockle 15 May, 2019 12:41
Taking something from the last two posts I saw one that had the tagline

'Century Misconception'

Could we go on and on?



(Sm72)

Re: The Hundred
AGod 15 May, 2019 12:42
There is, indeed, no merit to it, whatsoever.

However, we also can't win.

If it succeeds? It legitimises the end of 18 counties.

If it fails? The game will have blown a fortune on a failure and this, in turn, ... yep, may imperil the future of the 18 counties.

Re: The Hundred
Grockle 15 May, 2019 13:12
Damn. Let's give up then!! Sorted.



(Sm72)

Re: The Hundred
AGod 15 May, 2019 13:18
It's going ahead any way, if that's what you mean with your comment?

Whether we wish it to succeed or not is very unlikely to have any impact on the outcome, given that not one of us will watch a ball of it.

Don't get me wrong, part of me would experience immense schadenfreude at the expense of the loathsome Mr Graves if and when (I believe the latter) the whole thing falls flat on its face... but the fact remains that the ECB is going to waste a fortune on it, so its failure won't do the game's finances much good, no?

Re: The Hundred
Somerset LaLaLa 15 May, 2019 13:49
Teams chosen on October 20th at 7pm.

[www.skysports.com]

Unfortunately I'm not able to watch as will be sorting out my sock drawer then

Re: The Hundred
Grockle 15 May, 2019 14:00
I'll be very surprised if that date stays the same.

I think they might find that their plans for players to be available may alter between now and the end of the season. Unless they know something that has not been reported, there will be no Indian players involved or those booked to play in the Caribbean as it is on at the same time.

Hope they are going to do an all singing and dancing 'draft day' event to hype it up. Cricket seems to do this particularly badly so there should be some comedy involved.

At least we might know who is available early though so there's that.



(Sm72)

Re: The Hundred
Loyal of Lhasa 15 May, 2019 14:29
I'd already planned to wash my feet on 20th October. Only after that can I deal with the sock drawer.



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: The Hundred
Grockle 15 May, 2019 15:06
Clean feet AND an organized sock drawer.... is the 21st of October FOOT DAY or something?



(Sm72)

Re: The Hundred
Loyal of Lhasa 15 May, 2019 15:39
... in preparation for the Long March to Lord's.



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: The Hundred
AGod 15 May, 2019 15:41
I hope you get more company on said march, than Farage's losers did on their pitiful Brexit march, recently..

Re: The Hundred
Grockle 15 May, 2019 15:53
That will have already happened won't it? In about 10 days?

It'll be the long march to Trent Bridge next year. Is the Blast! Final at Lord's in 2020?



(Sm72)

Re: The Hundred
Bagpuss 15 May, 2019 17:34
As I currently have no prior engagement for 20 October and an unhelpfully tidy sock draw, I will be looking for like-minded people to join with me in sticking pins in my eyes.

Re: The Hundred
Somerset LaLaLa 15 May, 2019 18:02
This will help take the pain away

[www.theguardian.com]

Re: The Hundred
Old Boy! 15 May, 2019 18:08
Don't worry about your feet LOL. By then the Wombles will have taken charge and kids will keep falling down little holes all over the ground!
Old Boy!

Re: The Hundred
Grizzers 15 May, 2019 21:17
Thanks for the link LLL.

It gave me the chance to have a good laugh reading Mr Harrison's comment.......

"I respect the fact there’s some pockets of resistance".

Yes, Mr H., 5XL sized pockets !

Grizzzly

Re: The Hundred
Bagpuss 16 May, 2019 04:50
Similar piece in the Telegraph which adds some interesting points, including the fact that the ECB still hasn't reached agreement with the TMGs over hosting rights. Apparently there are 250 points of difference over the contracts sent out earlier this year. 250!

At this rate we're heading for a No Deal Hundred...

#peoplesvote

Edited to add, Andrew Miller's Cricinfo piece. Best of the lot.👌🐘



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Re: The Hundred
AGod 16 May, 2019 06:29
Only 250!?

hahahahaahahahahahahahahahah

Re: The Hundred
AGod 16 May, 2019 06:44
I see that, per Miller, India's players have zero intention of participating in this utterly worthless jamboree.

However, I suspect that Miller has made a mistake when he asserts that the likes of Jos and Jofra Archer will be too busy playing Tests to take part. I'm sure we can all see the obvious mistake here. Oh no, the ECB will add "The Hundred," to Central Contracts and make the likes of Jos play in that, whilst picking lesser players for the Tests, at least for the first, desperate, incarnation of this unmitigated drivel.

I can scarcely believe that he has accused the ECB of "aloof incompetence." I mean, really, how could he!?

Re: The Hundred
AGod 16 May, 2019 06:53
So far as I can see, Colin Graves is neck-and-neck with Chris Grayling for the title of most incompetent boob on the planet.

Re: The Hundred
Shepton Paul 2 16 May, 2019 08:15
Maybe the initials are the clue...any other contenders? Chris Gayle? Chris Gaffaney? Cary Grant? Hardly in the same league...

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