The end of county cricket as we knew It.
Posted by: nelliec (IP Logged)
Date: 18 March, 2020 20:01

No income to pay our cricketers.
No hundred money.
No ECB handouts
What now for county cricket.How many of the established counties have the infrastructure to servive the Corona.
Let’s hope and pray we are one of them!!

Re: The end of county cricket as we knew It.
Posted by: Scrumper (IP Logged)
Date: 18 March, 2020 20:22

https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/photos/misc/350/yandy182696.jpg

Or maybe not?
I think we'll see some cricket, maybe no CC but hopefully we'll see some money spinning T20 later in the summer.

Re: The end of county cricket as we knew It.
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 18 March, 2020 21:34

So when we go out to enjoy ourselves again, I don't think the priority of anyone will be the Hundred with its razzmatazz, the £6 million or so quoted for entertainment and high-end pyrotechnics.

Sitting amongst many in the Trescothick pavilion, wondering if the rain will stop to allow the covers to be taken off, will suit me just fine

Re: The end of county cricket as we knew It.
Posted by: nelliec (IP Logged)
Date: 18 March, 2020 21:50

At best 9 championship games starting in July one against each side with maybe a 50 over game at the same venue against the Same team over the weekend.Probably the very best we could get.No capacity grounds me thiinks!!😢😢

Re: The end of county cricket as we knew It.
Posted by: Grizzers (IP Logged)
Date: 18 March, 2020 23:32

Five options being considered by the ECB:

[www.espncricinfo.com]

[www.telegraph.co.uk]

Grizzers



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 19/03/2020 01:41 by Grizzers.

Re: The end of county cricket as we knew It.
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 19 March, 2020 17:53

If the CC season is to be halved (and at present that seems the best option), Somerset must insist that their points deduction is reduced from 12 to 6.



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: The end of county cricket as we knew It.
Posted by: Bobstan (IP Logged)
Date: 19 March, 2020 18:10

Good thinking, LoLman. (He's Batman's older brother.)

Re: The end of county cricket as we knew It.
Posted by: Grizzers (IP Logged)
Date: 01 April, 2020 21:30

The Daily Telegraph (Nick Hoult) is now reporting that the County Championship is highly likely to scrapped for entire 2020 season.

Desperate news.

Grizzers

Re: The end of county cricket as we knew It.
Posted by: Owain Glyndwr (IP Logged)
Date: 01 April, 2020 23:05

I know that public health Wales are anticipating this first phase of precautions lasting at least six months, which will mean we can wave goodbye to all sports this summer. They're also worried about what happens after that, given that they don't want a potentially lethal second wave in the Autumn. Things may look very different when we return to normal, whatever that may be.

Re: The end of county cricket as we knew It.
Posted by: RadstockRob (IP Logged)
Date: 02 April, 2020 03:02

Here



SOMERSET THE TEAM TO WATCH.

Re: The end of county cricket as we knew It.
Posted by: Bobstan (IP Logged)
Date: 02 April, 2020 07:56

Sadly BJOG I feel that is right. If it is not so it may very well be that the Govt will have been irresponsible - and we know that would never happen.

We also know that St Patrick wasn't Irish. At least Owain Glyndwr was genuine Welsh.

Re: The end of county cricket as we knew It.
Posted by: Grizzers (IP Logged)
Date: 03 April, 2020 16:20

I’m sure everyone would be pretty happy if this was possible:

[www.dailymail.co.uk]

Grizzers

Re: The end of county cricket as we knew It.
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 03 April, 2020 16:33

I certainly feel such matches should have first class status, though I think relegating or promoting any side after such a short "season" would be somewhat arbitrary, especially if there are a few rain-affected matches. But if it is to be only six matches as part of a tournament, Somerset's point deduction MUST be adjusted downwards.



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: The end of county cricket as we knew It.
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 03 April, 2020 16:37

Certainly and I assume these would be closed door with TV access? Or they are suggesting this will take place in late August/Early September when crowds might be available?



(Sm72)

Re: The end of county cricket as we knew It.
Posted by: nelliec (IP Logged)
Date: 03 April, 2020 20:30

I wonder if the ECB have considered 3 day championship cricket comprising 3 40 over sessions with the last session each day under lights.Would be the perfect season to experiment and would allow more fixtures to be played right up to the end of September

Re: The end of county cricket as we knew It.
Posted by: Roger ivanhoe (IP Logged)
Date: 05 April, 2020 09:37

SOMERSET could set a record this year,

The only Club to score any points in the league during 2020, albeit minus 12 points.

(Sm31)

Re: The end of county cricket as we knew It.
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 05 April, 2020 10:01

I think Nelliec's suggestion about three-day matches makes excellent sense - and therefore will probably not be cosidered by those in charge.



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: The end of county cricket as we knew It.
Posted by: Angell Face (IP Logged)
Date: 05 April, 2020 17:44

In bygone days they played 6 days a week and didn't have luxury travel and good hotels to stay in. Perhaps they could put up with it for a few weeks if it meant that we could see some worthwhile cricket this year.

Re: The end of county cricket as we knew It.
Posted by: Sloop John B (IP Logged)
Date: 05 April, 2020 18:24

I saw a coach claiming that once self isolation had stopped he would need at least a month to get his players fully ready for cricket.
I would give him one week max and then get them on the park! The earlier there is real cricket the better. We may also be competing for spectators with football and other sports.

Re: The end of county cricket as we knew It.
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 05 April, 2020 19:07

And I agree with both of the most recent posts above. Let's get our players involved in proper cricket as soon as circumstances allow (and I reckon that is exactly what some of them would like to do). Speaking as someone who has not set foot in a gym since 1958, I think far too much emphasis is placed on securing maximum fitness. Nobody will mind if our men and women perform below the standards we have come to expect; we shall simply be delighted to see them on the field again - and they are paid to perform on the field not to do extreme things off it.

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