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The County Cricket Thread

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41 minutes ago, TomF said:

My worry is nothing about Dom - seems like we're going to lose him?

To me Dom would be the big announcement to finish this string of news with

Also Banton signed for Brisbane Heat for BBL, ABD, Lynn and Banton in one team...

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14 minutes ago, hodge said:

To me Dom would be the big announcement to finish this string of news with

Also Banton signed for Brisbane Heat for BBL, ABD, Lynn and Banton in one team...

Fingers crossed - I think he's useful just as batsmen at 6 never mind he can bowl as well.  Great experience for Banton. I think we're resigned to not seeing much of him after next year. He will be global superstar by 2021

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14 minutes ago, Coppello said:

Bet @TomF is sat on his sofa wearing his Welsh Fire shirt on with a giant bowl of popcorn watching the draft of the Hundred. 

Constantly refreshing the ticket purchase portal to see if season tickets are available yet as well?

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13 hours ago, Coppello said:

Bet @TomF is sat on his sofa wearing his Welsh Fire shirt on with a giant bowl of popcorn watching the draft of the Hundred. 

 

13 hours ago, Lanterne Rouge said:

Constantly refreshing the ticket purchase portal to see if season tickets are available yet as well?

You fancy some ban hammer action do you, eh? 

I was actually in bed at 8.30pm, I don't even think the second round had kicked off by then! 

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Just been on BBC cricket website.......still pushing everything Hundred, but I did notice they have taken down the "quote" section. Could it be because out of the literally hundreds of quotes, 99.9 % were totally disparaging of this competition ?

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6 hours ago, Super said:

Anybody else hope this fails massively?

As I get notifications from the ECB on my Facebook feed and, sometimes when "an announcement" is made  about this competition I read some of  the hundreds of comments about this farce.  I would say that at least 99.9% of comments are basically against this competition, and these obviously from a broad church of cricket fans be they supporters of International/County Cricket red/white ball cricket.  One of the ECB reasons for introducing this is to attract "new" fans who have no interest in cricket!  So I think it is not a matter of hoping it will fail, it will be a miracle if it doesn't fail.  

Locally, I am a big Glos fan and, although I love Test cricket and the red ball game generally, time and convenience means I generally only to go  to T20s and England ODIs/T20 at the Bristol County Ground.  I will NOT be going to watch my "local team" Welsh Fire at Cardiff.  I very much doubt if any Welsh cricket fans will be going either.. Even if Bristol had been chosen to represent the West Country and/or Wales I would not go.  So if cricket fans are almost universally dissing this thing, and they are looking to attract new cricket fans, who the hell will be going?

Even worse is the fact that the ECB are still going ahead with it despite the opposition from cricket fans!

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18 minutes ago, slartibartfast said:

Just been on BBC cricket website.......still pushing everything Hundred, but I did notice they have taken down the "quote" section. Could it be because out of the literally hundreds of quotes, 99.9 % were totally disparaging of this competition ?

Haha, was typing my "99.9 %" quote at exactly the same time as you, actually I think we are both wrong.  I think the figure is 100%!  

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Just wondering, if it had just been 8 teams (rather than franchises so BBL style) named after the cities and a standard T20 format would people have been more interested/willing to go watch or still set against it? 

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6 hours ago, Super said:

Anybody else hope this fails massively?

I'd love this to be the case but I have a suspicion that it will be a roaring success sadly. As someone mentioned previously, it's cricket for people who don't like cricket and it will be on the BBC. The English game hasn't seen anything like that draft before and it did create a buzz. I'm hoping it fails as it obviously undermines the historic county game but, after yesterday, I don't think that it will happen.

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I'd completely forgotten it was the draft over the weekend, only reminded me when Andy Nash tweeted that Somerset will lose 7 of there 11 first choice players.

Then I found these hideous badges !!

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For anyone else that hadn't seen the squads they are below.

Trent Rockets

Salary band Player selected
England Test central contract Joe Root
£125,000 Rashid Khan (overseas)
£125,000 D'Arcy Short (overseas)
£100,000 Lewis Gregory
£100,000 Alex Hales (local icon)
£75,000 Nathan Coulter-Nile (overseas)
£75,000 Harry Gurney (local icon)
£60,000 Steven Mullaney
£60,000 Matthew Carter
£50,000 Luke Wood
£50,000 Tom Moores
£40,000 Dawid Malan
£40,000 Ben Cox
£30,000 Luke Fletcher
£30,000 Luke Wright

Southern Brave

Salary band  
England Test central contract Jofra Archer
£125,000 Andre Russell (overseas)
£125,000 David Warner (overseas)
£100,000 Liam Dawson
£100,000 James Vince (local icon)
£75,000 Shadab Khan (overseas)
£75,000 Chris Jordan (local icon)
£60,000 Tymal Mills
£60,000 Ross Whiteley
£50,000 Delray Rawlins
£50,000 Ollie Pope
£40,000 George Garton
£40,000 Alex Davies
£30,000 Max Waller
£30,000 Craig Overton

Northern Superchargers

Salary band  
England Test central contract Ben Stokes
£125,000 Aaron Finch (overseas)
£125,000 Mujeeb Ur Rahman (overseas)
£100,000 Chris Lynn (overseas)
£100,000 Adil Rashid (local icon)
£75,000 Adam Lyth
£75,000 David Willey (local icon)
£60,000 Richard Gleeson
£60,000 Ben Foakes
£50,000 Tom Kohler-Cadmore
£50,000 David Wiese
£40,000 Nathan Rimmington
£40,000 Brydon Carse
£30,000 Ed Barnard
£30,000 John Simpson

Welsh Fire

Salary band  
England Test central contract Jonny Bairstow
£125,000 Mitchell Starc (overseas)
£125,000 Steve Smith (overseas)
£100,000 Colin Ingram (local icon)
£100,000 Tom Banton (local icon)
£75,000 Ben Duckett
£75,000 Ravi Rampaul
£60,000 Simon Harmer
£60,000 Qais Ahmed (overseas)
£50,000 Liam Plunkett
£50,000 Ryan ten Doeschate
£40,000 David Payne
£40,000 Ryan Higgins
£30,000 Danny Briggs
£30,000 Leus du Plooy

Oval Invincibles

Salary band  
England Test central contract Sam Curran
£125,000 Sunil Narine (overseas)
£125,000 Jason Roy (local icon)
£100,000 Sam Billings
£100,000 Sandeep Lamichhane (overseas)
£75,000 Rilee Rossouw
£75,000 Tom Curran (local icon)
£60,000 Reece Topley
£60,000 Hardus Viljoen
£50,000 Fabian Allen (overseas)
£50,000 Alex Blake
£40,000 Will Jacks
£40,000 Chris Wood
£30,000 Nathan Sowter
£30,000 Laurie Evans

Manchester Originals

Salary band  
England Test central contract Jos Buttler
£125,000 Imran Tahir (overseas)
£125,000 Dane Vilas
£100,000 Phil Salt
£100,000 Tom Abell
£75,000 Matt Parkinson (local icon)
£75,000 Saqib Mahmood (local icon)
£60,000 Daniel Christian (overseas)
£60,000 Wayne Madsen
£50,000 Wayne Parnell
£50,000 Mitchell Santner (overseas)
£40,000 Joe Clarke
£40,000 Marchant de Lange
£30,000 Ed Pollock
£30,000 Eddie Byrom

London Spirit

Salary band  
England Test central contract Rory Burns
£125,000 Glenn Maxwell (overseas)
£125,000 Eoin Morgan (local icon)
£100,000 Mohammad Nabi (overseas)
£100,000 Mohammad Amir (overseas)
£75,000 Roelof van der Merwe
£75,000 Mark Wood
£60,000 Joe Denly
£60,000 Dan Lawrence (local icon)
£50,000 Mason Crane
£50,000 Kyle Abbott
£40,000 Adam Rossington
£40,000 Zak Crawley
£30,000 Jade Dernbach
£30,000 Luis Reece

Birmingham Phoenix

Salary band  
England Test central contract Chris Woakes
£125,000 Liam Livingstone
£125,000 Moeen Ali (local icon)
£100,000 Kane Williamson (overseas)
£100,000 Ravi Bopara
£75,000 Benny Howell
£75,000 Tom Helm
£60,000 Shaheen Afridi (overseas)
£60,000 Pat Brown (local icon)
£50,000 Adam Hose
£50,000 Cameron Delport
£40,000 Henry Brookes
£40,000 Adam Zampa (overseas)
£30,000 Riki Wessels
£30,000 Chris Cooke

Teams will finalise their squad in 2020 when they have the option to draft a T20 Blast wildcard for £30,000.

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@TomF - is there an argument to give The Hundred it's own thread? Title of this one is "The County Cricket Thread". Seeing as The Hundred has nothing to do with the counties other than stealing their players and littering them around some cities let's not mix that shit in with the quality County and T20 chat. 

Should also make it easier to erase all evidence of it once it bombs.

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Although I'm 100% opposed to the tournament I don't blame the players one but dating a big payday. 

Some excellent and unexpected contracts for some Somerset players, Gregory and Abell getting £100k contracts must give them a huge boost. Banton is just printing money atm. As for Eddie Byrom getting picked on the back of 198 career T20 runs and 1 decent innings is remarkable. 

Well done to them and the 3 others but remember, do your best to make sure your county survives 

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On ‎22‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 18:24, ralphindevon said:

Although I'm 100% opposed to the tournament I don't blame the players one but dating a big payday

Some excellent and unexpected contracts for some Somerset players, Gregory and Abell getting £100k contracts must give them a huge boost. Banton is just printing money atm. As for Eddie Byrom getting picked on the back of 198 career T20 runs and 1 decent innings is remarkable. 

Well done to them and the 3 others but remember, do your best to make sure your county survives 

Totally agree with that, from the Glos point of view Benny Howell (who I'm sure would be knocking on the England T20/ODI door if he played for Surrey or Yorkshire) pockets £75k, and David Payne and Ryan Higgins each getting £40k for a few weeks of "cricket"

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What a load of f****** bullsh*t, because we're the only ones who prepare poor pitches? There were loads of occasions this season with low scores and poor pitches. More runs than in the first innings at Canterbury as well. Oh no a pitch that spins early... and then when we go to the sub continent and can't play spin the pundits say that we should get English pitches spinning!

https://www.somersetcountycc.co.uk/news/club-news/club-statement-cricket-discipline-commission-decision/

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2 minutes ago, Super said:

In fairness we have been risking this for a while now.

Its the inconsistency though, look at Hampshire when they did us over, only 1 score over 200 at 226, from memory horrid wicket not punished, there were plenty last season that went unpunished.

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On 19/11/2019 at 12:05, slartibartfast said:

We'll be above you for at last one round of games.................mind the gap ! :P

Very optimistic of you @slartibartfast

Perhaps best to take a screenshot before the first games finish 

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Interesting Tweet.

Should Somerset consider legal action against other counties? Start to have a look down that slippery slope and it's tantamount to something...

In the light of the 2016 Middlesex v Yorkshire thing, seems like there are some double standards about. Still, what slarti said! :P

On a serious note, they were warned in past seasons but there seem to definitely have been some selective punishments!

Season rolling on for 2 weeks longer than it should have been too, surely didn't help matters.

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