An Erratic performance at a scene of a crime
Beeefy reports on a lovely day of village cricket where the way of life is somwhat different to what most of us are used to.
Loads of bull and Bush
In absence of in person County Cricket we continue with our journey around the Middlesex Cricket league. We have a double header in many senses with the usual antics from the faithful.
"Being in Birmingham" Bob Willis v Warwickshire (A)
The Third Bob Willis game is in Birmingham at Edgbaston. George Bartlett is still out with concussion but Lewis Gregory is back in a Somerset team on a roll aftter two very impressive performances - here's "Farmer"....
Bob Willis Northants Away - "Madcap"
Second Farmer White report on a Bob Willis Trophy game at an unusual 4 day venue for Somerset of Northampton's Wantage Road. Tom Banton returns - Lewis Gregory comes back and immediately picks up a niggle while Jack Leach sits in red ball limbo neither allowed to come back to Taunton or leave the England Test bubble though he is not playing. Will the Overton's continue their excellent start to a shortened Championship season. Enjoy it while it lasts. Thanks 'Farmer'
Daylight Robbo Rey
Kev reports from his perspective of a famous Middlesex win
Strange Times The Willis Trophy Game 1 Glamorgan (H)
Farmer has produced a report on the first game from his armchair via TV I think. I can imagine him there with his white hat on and all the paraphanalia of the usual day at the County Ground but looking at Ben Warren's excellent live stream coverage and adding his own observations with the sound off. Thank you sir.... This is Day 1 there will be a link to the rest of the report on his own website at the bottom of the report. The only thing we don't have is Mike's accompanying photos - you may have to wait for the book in late 2020 or early 2021 though they will have to use archive stuff unless he is sat in front of his TV with all the kit!!
Pettit Margins are decisive
I was feeling great disappointment over the circumstances of the cancellation of spectators not being allowed in person at the Oval. I reverted to my original plan of watching the Middlesex League Div 2 match Stanmore v Harrow St Mary’s as some consolation.
They Think it is All Over. It is Now
London Leprechaun volunteers at end of day 4 to take over the main reporting duties from Barmy Kev correctly guessing his reflections of most of the action on the pitch would be hazy. Barmy Kev chips on with anything puerile or stupid that occurred. Meanwhile, we hear of the tension involved followed by the ultimate joy of PROMOTION AS CHAMPIONS!
FAKE 2020 CC1 The Finale - Essex at home
The end of the CC1 Fake season, as home fixture against the side in fourth - a little different to the 2019 version of this. I would have been there, as I was for the 2019 version, but this time there would have been a celebratory feeling in the ground as Somerset were already champions who could not be caiught. For that reason this is a 'Somerset' side, with the players who have been involved from the county during the season. No internationals, no signees from this season, youth and long term county players who got us here. It is the kernel of the side that would be playing in 2021 (or in the real world of 2020 aftger August). We'll see how they do... in FantasyLand
FAKE 2020 CC1 Finishing in Style? Hampshire Away
It's now a photo of THE trophy but not one of Tom Abell holding it. As FAKE CC1 champions for 2020, we go to Southampton beyond the reach of Yorkshire but still liable to stumble against Hampshire. The county rest Byrom and Bartlett while Jack Leach is back from Enngland duty and replaces Roelof van der Merwe for the trip. The pitch is not expected to be particularly ready for spin.... but we shall see.