2017 Fixtures

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2017 Fixtures

Joined: August 20th, 2013, 11:26 am

September 27th, 2016, 4:57 pm #1

On July the 1st, the ECB published the following.

http://www.ecb.co.uk/news/articles/engl ... -announced.

The dates of all the Internationals were confirmed, the Final Dates of the two white-ball competitions were also confirmed. Both white ball competitions will be played in blocks (50 over in May, 20 over in July/August), with the same teams as this year. Also with an even number of teams in both divisions, there will be no blank weeks for anyone and all teams can play every week in the CC. So in affect, 90% of the fixtures could have been completed well over 2 months ago.

I am probably being niave here, but I can see no reason why the fixtures for next season can not be out within two weeks, as they only have about 10% of them left to do!!

I suppose a hold-up now could be if Durham get points docked (as in a seperate thread), and end up getting relegated instead of Hampshire.
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Joined: April 18th, 2014, 12:12 am

September 27th, 2016, 5:01 pm #2

Maybe the County Cricket fixtures are released when they are is because Leeds Rhinos play next door to Yorkshire and the Super League fixtures are not released until around November time?
No Pyrah, no party
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Joined: July 2nd, 2014, 7:18 pm

September 27th, 2016, 5:09 pm #3

I think it'll be a while yet, lots of counties will want to too and fro yet to get the fixtures at the time and date they want. Plus 'local' issues as listed above, maybe waiting for concert dates and the such like to be confirmed.
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Joined: August 20th, 2013, 11:26 am

September 27th, 2016, 5:10 pm #4

Maybe the County Cricket fixtures are released when they are is because Leeds Rhinos play next door to Yorkshire and the Super League fixtures are not released until around November time?
What comes first the chicken or the egg? If the cricket fixtures came out first, the RL could adjust theirs accordingly.
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Joined: July 2nd, 2014, 7:18 pm

September 27th, 2016, 5:11 pm #5

Probably waiting for both sports to start looking at fixtures.

When are they historically published?
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Joined: August 20th, 2013, 11:26 am

September 27th, 2016, 5:14 pm #6

Normally at the earliest end of November, sometimes early December.
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Joined: July 2nd, 2014, 7:18 pm

September 27th, 2016, 5:25 pm #7

About two months then, not that long to wait in the grand scheme of things.
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Joined: August 20th, 2013, 11:26 am

September 28th, 2016, 3:33 pm #8

Some of the fixtures. None for us yet (apart from a 1 dayer in May v SA "a"), but already a really crowded list, with almost season long Internationals, two touring teams plus SA "a", the Champions Trophy and 10 days of "Lions" matches.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/con ... 59524.html

http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/con ... 31373.html

https://yorkshireccc.com/news/view/5190 ... d-for-2017

Apart from a 2/3 week slot in May when the 50 over comp takes place, we can forget about our England players for all of the season next year.
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Joined: April 28th, 2016, 12:45 pm

September 28th, 2016, 5:42 pm #9

but that is what the ECB is about playing as many games as they can charge as much as they possibly can and use any ground they want to , pay the players mega bucks so they don't want to go play for a county , all the county grounds want to get together and call the tunes and we are being forced into building a new stand that we will never fill while playing county cricket 20-20 or 50 over the only time it may be filled is when England play Australia .
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Joined: August 20th, 2013, 11:26 am

October 17th, 2016, 10:50 am #10

No doubt, Kent or Hampshire in Division One or Two will cause a further delay to the fixture list publication date. Not sure when the Kent appeal will be heard but it could be weeks away. I do think they have a very good case.

Probably just before Christmas now!!!!
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