Dial P for Promotion
Our retrospective report on our promotion challenge at Grace Road takes us to day of our topsy turvy ride.
FAKE 2020 CC1 Yorkshire @ Taunton Fantasy beyond Reality?
In the parallel universe this could be one of the most important games in Somerset's long history as we go into this game with a significant chance of winning the Championship 2 games early!! If Yorkshire can't hold us then we may be unassailable at the top by the end of this match. Fantasy is cruel is it not? Still we have to get there first.
FAKE 2020 CC1 @Warwickshire Grin and Bear it?
In this alternative 2020 reality Tom Banton finally gets into a side because of England's demands on our spinners - and then he bats at 8!! Jack Brooks gives Jamie Overton a rest on a possibly sluggish pitch in Brum
Cometh the Hour , Cometh the Iceman
As part of our lockdown specials we are onto day 2 of a promotion decider at grace road. Another nerve racking day.
FAKE2020 CC1The Big One? Yorkshire @ Headingley
After a bit of debate about the 2 spinners without Jack Leach and the merits of Davies and Banton as keeper we decide to go with the same side except that Craig Overton returns for Jack Brooks. The first versus second match with a possible trophy in it. Strong Yorkshire side with their England players on the field. Could be a very important result for one of the sides in Fantasyland.
FAKE 2020 CC1 Notts The Return
Just as the fantasy season starts to hot up, Jack Leach goes down for four weeeks and our main spin attack is diminished. We call us Roelof and return Jamie and Lewis while resting Craig. Will the selectors succeed in keeping the momentum going?
Flipping Eck that was hard work
As part of our lockdown archive reports we are at Grace Road September 2011 for our promotion deciding game. Masters and Comeback Gatt bring us a joint report on day 1. As well as a detailed report of the cricket, we hear about their travel arrangements, food, text service from other grounds and a teaser about a Donna Summer song.
FAKE 2020 Hampshire at home - Homeboys game
As we continue the lockdown and even with news that a 2020 'season' may actually take place in the last couple of months, we keep this CC1 simulation going with the next in our 'series'. Hampshire come South West to try and move us down from second and move themselves up from 5th. Thsi game would have taken place at the end of June - here we are a month early....... enjoy
Two New Members of Senior Selection Committee Chosen
It is a strange reality, not just in India but around the world, that often the National Selectors are players who have reached the top, but have not done that well. Maybe it is something about the struggles they faced or something else that motivates them to seek out these positions... but the latest two candidates join three others similarly undistinguished. There is no requirement that a Selector be a great player, but in the past some of the best Selectors have been cricketers who have had a lot of success in their playing days.
Championes Championes Ole Ole Ole
Here is Darren's report on that famous last day of 2016 season. To think he nearly missed that momentus moment.