Much Improved DRS To Be Tested In India v. England Series
After almost all the concerns that India had expressed about the DRS system in the past were satisfactorily addressed by the ICC, the BCCI is now ready to give the NEW and IMPROVED DRS system a try. India's stand against DRS was principled and not arbitrary as some in the Western media have alleged. It was based on the now famous Dhoni quote about "adultration of human decision making and technology".
Championees. Ollie Ollie Ollie. That Winning Feeling
We hear from many different viewpoints of emotions building up to that defining moment of Middlesex CCC becoming County Cricket Champions 2016.
Historic Holkar Stadium Makes Test Debut
Holkar Stadium in Indore, the home of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association, became the 22 Test venue in India... But unlike many 1-Test venues this new venue should become a permanent fixture on the Test circuit. It has a rich history as well as excellent facilities located right in the middle of the City, making it an ideal Test cricket venue.
So......... Shall we review?
So Matthew Maynard is not going anywhere any time soon. Sorry those of little faith.... it seems he did have a plan after all.
Praise For Um the Champions
Barmy Kev reports on the forum where for some reason everyone was in a good mood
Bresnan's Heroics In Vain
In spite of a brilliant batting performance from Tim Bresnan, ably assisted by important cameos from Hodd and Rafiq, Yorkshire's attempt to achieve a rare hat trick of County Championships was foiled on the final hour of the season by our nemesis Toby Roland-Jones who rounded off the season by taking a hat trick of Tyke wickets. Young Roland-Jones, a far more potent bowler than the hyped Finn, finished off the drama by bowling both Hodd and Sidebottom, to finish with match figures of ten wickets, at a cost of 127 runs. Nick Gubbins was also a major thorn in the Yorkshire flesh, acccumulating a priceless total of 218 runs. In fact, without the contribution of Gubbins, the hosts' first innings would have subsided, although more dropped catches from the white rose enabled Middlesex to get out of jail.
India's All-Time Dream Team
The first Test against New Zealand is India's 500th Test match... and the BCCI is marking this ocassion by allowing fans to pick their all time dream team on Facebook. See article below for details. Time to for some arm-chair punditry and nostaglia all mixed together.
That's Why We Are Champions
A story that needs little introduction. Thanks Darren for staying calm enough to describe all the highs, lows, twists and turns and conflicting emotions of a dramatic day. Glad you stayed to the end. And took these great pictures.
The End of Days
And so we come to the end of the 2016 season with Chris Rogers leading his four day squad into the last game of the season looking for a trophy. Who'da thunk it?
Sidebottom ensures their Side maybe Top
Primrose Hillbilly provides a colourful report of the twists and turns of this champioship decider with some outrageous comments about the characters on route.