Kohli's Pain In The Neck Scuttles Surrey Plans
Virat Kohli is ruled out of his planned stint with Surrey and now there is some issue about whether and when he will be fit for the upcoming Indian tour of England. If he requires more than a few weeks to regain full fitness it would be a big blow to India's plans for the English Summer.
Sophia So Good
A new reporter gives us an expats version of a tight win in Cardiff. Weather, medical and travel reports all part of the picture. Thanks for filling us in.
Defeat Number Two
Ross Whiteley just loves playing against Yorkshire. He was one of five semi-centurions who piled on the runs against the Tykes. Not even an outstanding stand from the in-form duo of Kohler-Cadmore (against his former team) and Pujara could quite launch a successful run chase. Brook flopped again, as every Yorkshire wicket fell to a catch. Cox and Fell grabbed seven catches between the pair of them. With two consecutive defeats once more at home, Yorkshire look well placed to successfully avoid one-day silverware again. They are leaving themselves little margin for error, after this characteristically close defeat. A few narrow victories wouldn't go amiss for a change!
Stirling is at a High Rate
Fozzie provides a comprehensive report on a Middlesex win and describes how this was not as straight forward as it seemed. Thank to Darren Gosling for some superb action shots.
Another Home Setback
Yorkshire's home discomforts reappeared again, as the county's first eleven typically followed a great triumph on Friday with a not so great performance on Sunday. Pujara was amongst the runs once more - which is encouraging. Kohler-Cadmore and Lyth made a fine start, adding eighty for the first wicket, but the inexperienced Brook and Leaning criminally failed to build upon this solid foundation.
An Opening Success
Tom Kohler-Cadmore was the difference between the two teams, as he constructed a fabulous one-day innings. Limited overs cricket appears to be his comfort zone. If only he could replicate that such of form in four-day cricket, because his team desperately need an opening batsman for the County Championship. Meanwhile Adil Rashid also demonstrated his one-day expertise with a four wickets haul. Pujara also finally found some form, after an horrendous start to the season. Although this is an encouraging win, the Tykes do have a depressing tendency of peaking too soon in one-day competitions. This summer will no doubt provide more of the same - excellent group wins followed by the almost inevitable exit in the quarter finals or semi finals.
Our Tom Toms send Middlesex the wrong way
Barmy Kev reports on a heavy defeat for Middlesex and clutching at straws for positives.
Abject Batting Display In London
Andrew Gale reckoned that four missed chances in the field were Yorkshire's undoing. Tis such a shame that the glaring deficiencies in the Tykes' batting appear to go unnoticed where the coach is concerned. Andrew Gale was a successful captain and a decent batsman. He is now in danger of tarnishing his legacy by sticking around and presiding over batting frailties that he seems blissfully unaware of. Until Yorkshire remedy their top-order batting woes, they will be also-rans in county cricket, and maybe not even our able bowling attack will save us from relegation. No wonder Adil Rashid decided to step down from first-class cricket.
A Brace of wickets for Middx and Bracey of Runs for Glous
Rogers and Out reports on a frustrating day for Middlesex.
Glous try to Dent Middlesex chances
Haringey Racer provides a full report on Middlesex efforts to push on for a victory