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Re: Counties win "victory" over 100
Posted by: Seaxe_man1
Date: 04/02/2019 12:26
In the Cricket Paper Daryll Mitchell's article stated the same JW. He has a point.

In MX case, with the departure of JK Fuller, we are even thinner on the ground re proven white ball players.

The MCC Mets or whatever, may go for their favourites elsewhere, though it seems that though England players can be recruited by auction, they can only appear as poster boys.

The current format as I understand it: is ten ends (not overs) of a ten ball duration. The captain may opt to split this between two bowlers, five balls apiece.

No bowler can bowl more than twenty balls in an innings.

The unintended affect of this , may boost the T20 Blast which is played unders correct cricket laws, with understandable field and bowling restrictions which in white ball cricket have been with us a long time.

The gloom and doom brigade, always with us, think that the 50 over game which will be played at the same time at outgrounds and be devoid of some first team players is about to crash out.

A positive view could be, a boost for areas who have been deprived of first class cricket for decades will get a look in. Hampshire returning to the Isle of Wight is one example.

In a addition, squad players will get opportunities. In MX case, the seconds for a good few years have played better white ball cricket than their first eleven counterparts.

So for MX, may be a better bet anyway. Looking forward to MX in the 50 over final after 30 years.

PS. The Big Bash crowds are down. Australian sources say because the competition has been extended to 59 matches to meet the TV criteria. This takes it past the school holidays.

The Sydney local derby attracted a crowd of 8000.

I note that the 2nd Test versus Sri Lanka is being played at the Manaku Oval in Canberra ( a decent turnout) which looks better in a smaller ground.

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