CHAMPIONSHIP | Middlesex vs Yorkshire (Pre-match thread)

Joined: 10 Feb 2014, 19:23

17 Sep 2016, 20:59 #21

OK then, as I watch my credibility drift away down the Aire, please explain how it is fair for Murtagh to be allowed to play whilst JB & JR are not allowed to play?

If it's not a conspiracy then how can it be explained away?
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Joined: 18 Oct 2013, 09:48

17 Sep 2016, 21:16 #22

well thats an easy one. Murtagh is contracted to the irish cricket board, and they are allowing their players to play, jonny is contracted to england and they have asked that he does not play.

I wonder if that is backing up jonny's wishes or going against them?
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Joined: 10 Feb 2014, 19:23

17 Sep 2016, 21:45 #23

Interesting that you use JB as your example Peter. Earlier this week we heard that JB was bery unhappy and frustrated about not being allowed to play, exemplified by hearsay evidence from his mother and posted by myself among others.

By the same token, and from the same source, his mother, and again hearsay, on Wednesday, the story was that he was absolutely exhausted and needed the rest that the ECB are enforcing.

Not sure what to believe but the only certainty, at the moment, is that he will not play. However, none of that makes the respective boards' decisions fair or equable
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Joined: 13 Jan 2015, 19:59

17 Sep 2016, 21:51 #24

well thats an easy one. Murtagh is contracted to the irish cricket board, and they are allowing their players to play, jonny is contracted to england and they have asked that he does not play.

I wonder if that is backing up jonny's wishes or going against them?
I've been away all day at two football matches, behaving as a "football type".

I see the conspiracy stuff is still on the boil.

It has now reached that superb stage where I can't tell whether some posters are taking the p**s or being serious.

Love it......

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Phil
YCCC Member
Middlesex Member (so presumably responsible for the omission of Root & Bairstow)
South Australian Cricket Association Member (Absent 2016/17) (so presumably responsible for the recall of Lehmann)
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Joined: 10 Feb 2014, 19:23

17 Sep 2016, 21:59 #25

As a Middx member were you also responsible for Finn being allowed to play last week and which other game did you attend? ( Assuming you were at SUFC v Peterboro')
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Joined: 13 Jan 2015, 19:59

17 Sep 2016, 22:21 #26

Sheffield United U18 2 (Jordan Hallam got 'em both) v Colchester United U18 0

ding dong - chances galore - both ends

free entry, no Membership required.

As a Middlesex Member, I am very familiar with all the nooks & crannies in the Pavilion at Lord's.

If there is enough interest, I'm thinking of running tours to "the very room where Fraser & Strauss colluded to have Root & Bairstow rested"

Phil
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Joined: 07 Aug 2014, 16:58

17 Sep 2016, 22:54 #27

The conspiracy theory doing the rounds on here now is surely a wind up....Come on, we can do better than that!
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Joined: 07 Aug 2014, 16:58

17 Sep 2016, 23:12 #28

Can someone please enlighten me...

Andrew Strauss...

A. Doesn't care a toss about the county championship and would like to kill it off.

Or B. Cares about it so much that he's actually involved in a conspiracy to fix it.

Which is it? Reading this forum suggests it's both; surely not!

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Joined: 20 Oct 2013, 20:03

18 Sep 2016, 06:28 #29

A
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Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 20:44

18 Sep 2016, 07:10 #30

A

(Despite the fact that is was his own road to riches and fame. I saw him open the batting for Middlesex 2s at Old Trafford, with a bloke called Konig, who didn't become famous. I thought it was a German invasion, at the time.)
Bowlers win matches
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