CHAMPIONSHIP | Middlesex vs Yorkshire at Lord's (Day 1)

CHAMPIONSHIP | Middlesex vs Yorkshire at Lord's (Day 1)

Joined: 28 Dec 2003, 02:48

20 Sep 2016, 05:20 #1

We could hardly ask for a more exciting finale to what has been a challenging season for Yorkshire. A 24-point win (or one of several other scenarios) would clinch a third consecutive Championship pennant - a feat that would match the achievement of Yorkshire's great team of the late sixties.

However, Yorkshire are certainly at a significant disadvantage in this tussle, what with four of our best players out of the contest for various and sundry reasons. Our overseas signing, Jake Lehmann is back in Australia, our top spinner Adil Rashid is unavailable due to family matters, and our two world-class batsmen, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow are being held back by the ECB.


* If Somerset win their match against last-place Notts and end up in a tie with Yorkshire on total points, the cider drinkers would be champions since they would have fewer losses.

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Sep 20-23, 2016 - at Lord's, London

YORKSHIRE from: Gary Ballance, Tim Bresnan, Jack Brooks, Andrew Gale (Capt), Andrew Hodd (wkt), Alex Lees, Adam Lyth, Steven Patterson, Liam Plunkett, Azeem Rafiq, Ryan Sidebottom, Jack Leaning, David Willey.

Middlesex from: James Franklin (capt) Nick Compton, Stephen Eskinazi, Steven Finn, Nick Gubbins, Ryan Higgins, Dawid Malan, Tim Murtagh, Ravi Patel, Harry Podmore, Ollie Rayner, Sam Robson, Toby Roland-Jones, John Simpson.

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Joined: 13 Feb 2014, 21:14

20 Sep 2016, 06:24 #2

Looks like cloudy conditions.

Get them in. Every delivery remember its us against the world.

Yorkaassshhhiiiireee.
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Joined: 18 Oct 2013, 09:48

20 Sep 2016, 06:37 #3

3 hours to go and already i am holding my breath.

Come on lads, we can do this.
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Joined: 04 Jun 2015, 18:32

20 Sep 2016, 06:55 #4

At last. A cricket match to grab our attention....

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Joined: 11 Apr 2014, 14:11

20 Sep 2016, 08:21 #5

If cloudy conditions in London is true its a no brainer. Stick them in and let Sidebottom and Jack Brooks put Middlesex under pressure and see how they handle it.
Does feel we are the underdogs of the 3 sides with the last few days but could work to our advantage.
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Joined: 02 Apr 2009, 12:57

20 Sep 2016, 08:25 #6

well i'm sitting on the shores of Lake Como.
Its a bright day here and if i was captain i'd choose to bat.
I appreciate conditions at Lords may be different.
All i wanted to say is that we have 11 or 12 players in London who have all tried incredibly hard throughout the last six months to keep us in contention in spite of all the problems we've faced.
whatever happens over the next four days -please dont doubt their effort or commitment. They're the team we support -lets not sink into personal criticism or snide remarks.
They're all trying - win lose or draw we should be proud of them!
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Joined: 04 Jun 2015, 18:32

20 Sep 2016, 08:31 #7

That's at least three seasoned wrf regulars overseas at the time of our biggest game of the season.

I'm shocked and thought you would all be at Lords for the duration of the match.

Pretty simple to me that we have to bowl first today.
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Joined: 10 Feb 2014, 19:23

20 Sep 2016, 08:35 #8

well i'm sitting on the shores of Lake Como.
Its a bright day here and if i was captain i'd choose to bat.
I appreciate conditions at Lords may be different.
All i wanted to say is that we have 11 or 12 players in London who have all tried incredibly hard throughout the last six months to keep us in contention in spite of all the problems we've faced.
whatever happens over the next four days -please dont doubt their effort or commitment. They're the team we support -lets not sink into personal criticism or snide remarks.
They're all trying - win lose or draw we should be proud of them!
As Andrew Gale said, he is sure the 11 going out there will give their all for Yorkshire and the next few days are time for all of us to unite behind them and shout them home, no matter where we are or what we feel about the individuals involved.

COME ON YORKSHIRE,the very best of luck, show the ECB suits what we're made of.
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Joined: 09 Jul 2008, 18:18

20 Sep 2016, 08:56 #9

That's at least three seasoned wrf regulars overseas at the time of our biggest game of the season.

I'm shocked and thought you would all be at Lords for the duration of the match.

Pretty simple to me that we have to bowl first today.
Clearly anybody who is on holiday at the moment should not be allowed to support Yorkshire again. End of.
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Joined: 14 Apr 2015, 09:15

20 Sep 2016, 08:59 #10

As Andrew Gale said, he is sure the 11 going out there will give their all for Yorkshire and the next few days are time for all of us to unite behind them and shout them home, no matter where we are or what we feel about the individuals involved.

COME ON YORKSHIRE,the very best of luck, show the ECB suits what we're made of.
Cloudy and decidedly cool here in London
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