Post by irishrover on May 3, 2017 22:40:17 GMT
A thread for the maximum 3/4 people in the universe (and possibly only me) who fit bang in the middle of the Venn diagram of county cricket fans-vaguely competent internet users-gasheads.
To my great annoyance I haven't actually managed to get to a game this season so I'll kick off with traditional season opening generic moan about the schedule. 1)14 Championship games is terrible 2)From a selfish point of view I do not like the change in scheduling them over the week - if you play cricket as I do then it makes it very difficult to carve out the time to go without utterly alienating your loved ones 3)too many early and late games and hardly any in high summer which is very disappointing and largely unnecessary I think. 4)Silly time to schedule One Day Cup too.
Missed the Somerset game at Old Trafford as I was on holiday which is a shame because it looks like it was the game of the season so far. Up here they are talking about the resurgence of Davies which could have a major impact on Lancs prospects. Plus Livingstone seems to be slowly getting nudged forward as the next cab off the rank for England although I can only really see him being an ODI player. But that result rather typified a very slow Somerset start although they seem to be getting it together in the One Day Cup.
Gloucs have been as up and down as you would expect a team to be that has a potent seam bowling lineup but very little batting that can be consistently relied upon.
Before the season I liked Somerset's chances of winning the thing this year - now I don't. So my (admittedly now heavily biased predictions) are Surrey to win the title (although I bloody hope they don't) with Notts and Kent to get promoted and, in the latter's case, undo an injustice because they should have been promoted last year at Hampshire's expense when the Durham fiasco happened. It's almost like Hampshire have an owner who knows all the right people......I think Div 1 relegation will be an almighty battle this year and I'm not even going to suggest a name really - could be anyone because the parity is high in that league but I flippin want Hampshire to go down.