From Champs to Chumps
This time last year Barmy Kev had immense pleasure on reporting on his perspective of the twists and turns that meant somehow we became County Champions. A year on we have a painful read on his view on how we managed to be relegated.
India's "Goofy" Paintal Hangs Up His Boots
When Ashish Nehra made his international debut back in 1998, Kuldeep Yadav, India’s mystery spinner was just four. The lanky bowler burst onto the scene with a not-so-smooth action, but the one that sent the ball at high pace. When he traveled outside, his pace combined with swing, making life difficult for the batsmen. Eighteen years since he debuted, Nehra underwent over 10 surgeries owing to that action but not once did he compromise on pace. At his fastest he touched 150 kmph, and along with Zaheer Khan, Javagal Srinath, and Ajit Agarkar who could all top 145 kmph... was part of the emerging fast bowling culture that now sees India with a plethora of quick men who can give it back with the best...
Monday Fun and Frolics
Mr Lee Cooper meets people tomorrrow to clarify the 'exciting' new membership packages announced last week. Some members are really excited and would like that clarification. One of our newer posters Steve Allison has very kindly allowed me to prooduce his letter to Mr Cooper with some information some of the rest of you might like. Thanks very much Steve
Here's our first caption competition of the season. We haven't quite said goodbye to Arrowgate. If my memory serves me right Adelaide won the last contest so he will be judging. You can use either picture. The deadline is sometime towards end of November. I hope your attempt at humour hits the right target.
Hanuma Vihari Slams Triple Century for Andhra Pradesh
India's Premier First Class Tournament is heating up... here is a round up of Round Three.
Feeling Fuller Up after Players Awards Lunch
Ged dexcribes the end of season platers awards event with some Daaisy observations and a strange nickname for JK.
You Again?! Redux
The ever money hungry BCCI has conjured up another Test series instead of allowing Indian players to participate fully in the Ranji Trophy, the premiere domestic First Class tournament. What will this achieve? India need to prepare for the more daunting challenge of facing South Africa in South Africa around the turn of the new year... This series doesn't seem to fit the bill. The only positive will be that Lanka having just swept Pakistan in UAE will not come in as the total no-hopers the shellacking they took from India in Lanka threatend to make them. Anyway here is the schedule of matches
Nothing concrete; everything implied
London Lprechaun reports on the post season forum. Much was said, much was implied, nothing concrete emerged. Not surprising so soon after the season. No doubt others present can pick up on points missed from this report.
Dinesh Karthik Leads India Red to Duleep Trophy
MS Washington Sundar (11 wickets in the match) and Vijay Gohil (eight wickets in the match) bowled India Red to a 163-run win the Duleep Trophy, 2017 final against India Blue. After setting India Blue a mammoth 393-run target, Sundar, who had also chipped in with the bat (88 and 42), returned to claim six for 87 in the second innings. His spin partner Gohil took three wickets in India Blue’s second innings as they bowled the side out for 229 with a day to spare.
From Taunton to Paddington Un BEARable
Barmy Kev describes the final rites of our last season from Taunton the night before to his home. This is a painful read