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Re: The Blast! Are we really still going for this 100 thing?
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 18 July, 2018 20:33

The plan for the 10 ball over seems to have been binned by the ECB for the new 100. Probably will go with 20 5 ball overs according to The Cricketer.

Seems they are going to try this thing out at Tent Bridge between the 14th and 23rd of September - BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. Could it get any weirder?



(Sm72)



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Re: The Blast! Are we really still going for this 100 thing?
Posted by: Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
Date: 18 July, 2018 20:43

Is it written on a 'white paper'?

Re: The Blast! Are we really still going for this 100 thing?
Posted by: Bagpuss (IP Logged)
Date: 18 July, 2018 21:10

If the ECB play a hundred ball match and there's no-one there to see it, did it actually happen?

Re: The Blast! Are we really still going for this 100 thing?
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 18 July, 2018 21:59

Certainly there will be no noise of bat on ball.



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: The Blast! Are we really still going for this 100 thing?
Posted by: Bagpuss (IP Logged)
Date: 18 July, 2018 22:25

Some might say playing behind closed doors will mimic perfectly the conditions expected when the tournament itself actually starts.

Re: The Blast! Are we really still going for this 100 thing?
Posted by: Grizzzly (IP Logged)
Date: 19 July, 2018 03:40

Hopefully it will be played in the dark, in a padded room, with all lights switched off.

Grizzzly

Re: The Blast! Are we really still going for this 100 thing?
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 19 July, 2018 17:28

We must add some screechy music.



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: The Blast! Are we really still going for this 100 thing?
Posted by: Bobstan (IP Logged)
Date: 19 July, 2018 17:33

Did you have in mind a composer from the Suffolk coast, BB?

Re: The Blast! Are we really still going for this 100 thing?
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 19 July, 2018 17:37

Him indeed, or the man who wrote for Psycho.



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: The Blast! Are we really still going for this 100 thing?
Posted by: cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
Date: 20 July, 2018 01:13

Here`s the latest 100 Bash then for 2020.

No six-ball overs any longer. Just 10 overs of 10 balls, bowled either by one player or two, at the captain`s discretion.

Re: The Blast! Are we really still going for this 100 thing?
Posted by: geordie moonraker (IP Logged)
Date: 20 July, 2018 07:49

If cricket is going decimal then it should be 5 for a boundary and 10 for a boundary that clears the ropes.

Re: The Blast! Are we really still going for this 100 thing?
Posted by: Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
Date: 20 July, 2018 09:05

This is best on here, it is all connected.

Professional cricketers in England and Wales have come out overwhelmingly in favour of the retention of a two-division Championship with promotion and relegation in a powerful message to the ECB working group currently debating the future structure of the first-class game.
The players' message will quicken the belief that a move to a Conference system - variously advocated over the past few months by Yorkshire and Sussex in an attempt to protect the 18-team county structure - is gradually losing support.


[www.espncricinfo.com]

Re: The Blast! Are we really still going for this 100 thing?
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 20 July, 2018 10:27

Can the captain decide to have a 5 for a boundary and then two 5's for an over the boundary shot rather than a 10? That would make it more exciting wouldn't it?



(Sm72)

Re: The Blast! Are we really still going for this 100 thing?
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 20 July, 2018 16:36

Nice posting, Mike. But asking the professionals what's best for the game is as crazy as asking our MP whether they think Britain should leave the EU.



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: The Blast! Are we really still going for this 100 thing?
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 21 July, 2018 13:43

You could ask them, LoL, but since most of them seem to have the collective IQ of an amoeba and the principles of a loan shark, I'm deeply unconvinced that you'd get much sense out of them.

You know a country is trouble when footballers, of all people, in this case Gary Lineker, have more intelligent things to say about Brexit than the vast majority of one's elected representatives.

As Linker said:

"Brexit is way too complicated a process to fully understand even for those supposedly dealing (or not dealing) with it."

If only Boris and DD had spoken so candidly about it...

Re: The Blast! Are we really still going for this 100 thing?
Posted by: Bagpuss (IP Logged)
Date: 21 July, 2018 15:22

Have read two excellent pieces one by Vic Marks in the Guardian, the other by Jonathan Liew in the Independent, where he reveals that ECB stands for "Explaining Colin's Behaviour".

Can't post links from my phone but both recommended.

Edit - AGod has posted link to the Jonathan Liew article on the England Cricket thread.



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Re: The Blast! Are we really still going for this 100 thing?
Posted by: Roger ivanhoe (IP Logged)
Date: 21 July, 2018 16:05

Here is the link that Bagpuss mentions above.

The Guardian- Vic Marks article

Re: The Blast! Are we really still going for this 100 thing?
Posted by: cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
Date: 21 July, 2018 20:43

One particularly salient point in the excellent Vic Marks piece is his questioning over whether the £1.3 million promised to each county from the `Hundred` money tree will ever be honoured.

Remember that the ECB annual profit was almost halved last year, and although next year`s Ashes will plainly help the coffers, that money is not available every year.

And all this is assuming that `mums and kids` will have the cash to pay for admission, when they are more likely to be bailing out dads` finances, after the UK economy suffers the fall-away that even the Brexiteers are now admitting will occur for at least the first few years after 2019.

Re: The Blast! Are we really still going for this 100 thing?
Posted by: mikeindex (IP Logged)
Date: 21 July, 2018 21:57

Excellent article by Victor. Some very nice footnotes in the Comments column too, e.g. 'Why not go metric all the way and make the pitch 10m long?', 'They could bowl from both ends simultaneously and halve the time' (an idea, incidentally, proposed tic by Herbert Farjeon in 1946).
Five-ball overs and bowlers bowling two overs in succession were around in the nineteenth century. So much for radical innovation.

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