CHAMPIONSHIP | Yorkshire vs Hampshire (Day 1)

Joined: 13 Feb 2014, 21:14

07 Apr 2017, 13:30 #31

Apr 7-10, 2017 - at Headingley, Leeds

Yorkshire will start the Championship season fielding one of their more depleted lineups in recent years with first teamers Jack Brooks, Ryan Sidebottom, Liam Plunkett and David Willey on the injury list or not match fit; and Adil Rashid, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow unavailable. Australian batsman Peter Handscomb is set to make his debut for the county.

YORKSHIRE from: Gary Ballance (Capt), Tim Bresnan, Ben Coad, Peter Handscomb, Andrew Hodd (Wkt), Jack Leaning, Alex Lees, Adam Lyth, Steven Patterson, Azeem Rafiq, Will Rhodes, Josh Shaw, James Wainman.
Hampshire from: TBA

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STAT: If Yorkshire win this match it will be their 1,200th County Championship win since the official Championship was established in 1890.
I cannot stress this enough. Bresnan/Hodd/Rafiq is not a strong enouh 6/7/8.

I appreciate its not our strongest choice but we need to do something about it.
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Joined: 03 Sep 2014, 13:34

07 Apr 2017, 13:35 #32

Apr 7-10, 2017 - at Headingley, Leeds

Yorkshire will start the Championship season fielding one of their more depleted lineups in recent years with first teamers Jack Brooks, Ryan Sidebottom, Liam Plunkett and David Willey on the injury list or not match fit; and Adil Rashid, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow unavailable. Australian batsman Peter Handscomb is set to make his debut for the county.

YORKSHIRE from: Gary Ballance (Capt), Tim Bresnan, Ben Coad, Peter Handscomb, Andrew Hodd (Wkt), Jack Leaning, Alex Lees, Adam Lyth, Steven Patterson, Azeem Rafiq, Will Rhodes, Josh Shaw, James Wainman.
Hampshire from: TBA

Scorecard
Headingley weather

STAT: If Yorkshire win this match it will be their 1,200th County Championship win since the official Championship was established in 1890.
Two down at lunch, and looks like we'll be all out by tea. 200 will be a good score from here.
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Joined: 02 Jul 2014, 11:24

07 Apr 2017, 13:38 #33

Apr 7-10, 2017 - at Headingley, Leeds

Yorkshire will start the Championship season fielding one of their more depleted lineups in recent years with first teamers Jack Brooks, Ryan Sidebottom, Liam Plunkett and David Willey on the injury list or not match fit; and Adil Rashid, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow unavailable. Australian batsman Peter Handscomb is set to make his debut for the county.

YORKSHIRE from: Gary Ballance (Capt), Tim Bresnan, Ben Coad, Peter Handscomb, Andrew Hodd (Wkt), Jack Leaning, Alex Lees, Adam Lyth, Steven Patterson, Azeem Rafiq, Will Rhodes, Josh Shaw, James Wainman.
Hampshire from: TBA

Scorecard
Headingley weather

STAT: If Yorkshire win this match it will be their 1,200th County Championship win since the official Championship was established in 1890.
Not feeling very optimistic right now. Either we get bowled out before tea for less than 200 or we somehow see most of the day out and put a fresh Hants in to bat tomorrow in glorious sunshine.
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Joined: 20 Nov 2013, 19:24

07 Apr 2017, 13:51 #34

Apr 7-10, 2017 - at Headingley, Leeds

Yorkshire will start the Championship season fielding one of their more depleted lineups in recent years with first teamers Jack Brooks, Ryan Sidebottom, Liam Plunkett and David Willey on the injury list or not match fit; and Adil Rashid, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow unavailable. Australian batsman Peter Handscomb is set to make his debut for the county.

YORKSHIRE from: Gary Ballance (Capt), Tim Bresnan, Ben Coad, Peter Handscomb, Andrew Hodd (Wkt), Jack Leaning, Alex Lees, Adam Lyth, Steven Patterson, Azeem Rafiq, Will Rhodes, Josh Shaw, James Wainman.
Hampshire from: TBA

Scorecard
Headingley weather

STAT: If Yorkshire win this match it will be their 1,200th County Championship win since the official Championship was established in 1890.
Our tail is too long after Bresnan, especially having excluded Rhodes - never have rated Hodd as much of a batsman. The irony is that if Ballance starts the season in good form, we could lose him as well.
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07 Apr 2017, 14:07 #35

Apr 7-10, 2017 - at Headingley, Leeds

Yorkshire will start the Championship season fielding one of their more depleted lineups in recent years with first teamers Jack Brooks, Ryan Sidebottom, Liam Plunkett and David Willey on the injury list or not match fit; and Adil Rashid, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow unavailable. Australian batsman Peter Handscomb is set to make his debut for the county.

YORKSHIRE from: Gary Ballance (Capt), Tim Bresnan, Ben Coad, Peter Handscomb, Andrew Hodd (Wkt), Jack Leaning, Alex Lees, Adam Lyth, Steven Patterson, Azeem Rafiq, Will Rhodes, Josh Shaw, James Wainman.
Hampshire from: TBA

Scorecard
Headingley weather

STAT: If Yorkshire win this match it will be their 1,200th County Championship win since the official Championship was established in 1890.
This is the problem Alibor...Agreed Hodd bas had a few decent knocks but he should not bat higher than 7 or 8. This day and age you need a keeper who bats in the top 6.

We can no longer say he is a good back up for Bairstow as we never see him.

I don't know the solution...Do we look for an overseas keeper/batsman, look for someone in the County game (Davies when he was available) or homegrown.
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Joined: 03 Jun 2014, 20:54

07 Apr 2017, 14:08 #36

Apr 7-10, 2017 - at Headingley, Leeds

Yorkshire will start the Championship season fielding one of their more depleted lineups in recent years with first teamers Jack Brooks, Ryan Sidebottom, Liam Plunkett and David Willey on the injury list or not match fit; and Adil Rashid, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow unavailable. Australian batsman Peter Handscomb is set to make his debut for the county.

YORKSHIRE from: Gary Ballance (Capt), Tim Bresnan, Ben Coad, Peter Handscomb, Andrew Hodd (Wkt), Jack Leaning, Alex Lees, Adam Lyth, Steven Patterson, Azeem Rafiq, Will Rhodes, Josh Shaw, James Wainman.
Hampshire from: TBA

Scorecard
Headingley weather

STAT: If Yorkshire win this match it will be their 1,200th County Championship win since the official Championship was established in 1890.
Other than the Bresnan duck, the innings has gone as you might expect, given the past season and a half's form. The openers get themselves in and get themselves out, the overseas batsman is feeling his way having just arrived, Ballance shows great determination as captain, Leaning fails, Hodd fails.

Considerably stronger batting line-ups have been relegated over the years. Frequently. Club still in denial about quality of batting, IMO. Again, not enough done in the winter.
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Joined: 20 Nov 2013, 19:24

07 Apr 2017, 14:28 #37

Apr 7-10, 2017 - at Headingley, Leeds

Yorkshire will start the Championship season fielding one of their more depleted lineups in recent years with first teamers Jack Brooks, Ryan Sidebottom, Liam Plunkett and David Willey on the injury list or not match fit; and Adil Rashid, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow unavailable. Australian batsman Peter Handscomb is set to make his debut for the county.

YORKSHIRE from: Gary Ballance (Capt), Tim Bresnan, Ben Coad, Peter Handscomb, Andrew Hodd (Wkt), Jack Leaning, Alex Lees, Adam Lyth, Steven Patterson, Azeem Rafiq, Will Rhodes, Josh Shaw, James Wainman.
Hampshire from: TBA

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Headingley weather

STAT: If Yorkshire win this match it will be their 1,200th County Championship win since the official Championship was established in 1890.
The Moxon - Gale combination does not inspire me with much confidence about strategical thinking and I think we will miss Jason Gillespie very much in avoidance of tunnel vision off and on the field. We could all see the problem of our lack of batting depth but nothing has been done to strengthen it and instead of proven class of a Kane Williamson we have untried overseas player - but I wish him well. Hodd is not a good enough stand in for Johnny Bairstow, either as keeper or batsman. Bairstow should be playing.
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Joined: 28 Dec 2003, 02:48

07 Apr 2017, 14:43 #38

Apr 7-10, 2017 - at Headingley, Leeds

Yorkshire will start the Championship season fielding one of their more depleted lineups in recent years with first teamers Jack Brooks, Ryan Sidebottom, Liam Plunkett and David Willey on the injury list or not match fit; and Adil Rashid, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow unavailable. Australian batsman Peter Handscomb is set to make his debut for the county.

YORKSHIRE from: Gary Ballance (Capt), Tim Bresnan, Ben Coad, Peter Handscomb, Andrew Hodd (Wkt), Jack Leaning, Alex Lees, Adam Lyth, Steven Patterson, Azeem Rafiq, Will Rhodes, Josh Shaw, James Wainman.
Hampshire from: TBA

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Headingley weather

STAT: If Yorkshire win this match it will be their 1,200th County Championship win since the official Championship was established in 1890.
As a more old-fashioned sort of Yorkshire cricket fan, it certainly rankles me that a well-rested Jonny Bairstow is off watching the Masters while his Home County struggles along with significant injuries and the loss of several YORKSHIRE players due to boardroom decisions by the ECB. Perhaps I'm not angry at Mr. Bairstow per se but rather at the cynical credonts who run the ECB these days who appear to have left the County Championship for dead, turning this wonderful, compelling competition into a lottery based on who they make available, and who they don't.

And what's up with Adil Rashid? Why is he not in the side? If I'm not mistaken it was Rashid who made himself unavailable for the vital championship decider against Middlesex in 2016. Is he injured?

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Joined: 25 May 2015, 14:31

07 Apr 2017, 15:04 #39

Apr 7-10, 2017 - at Headingley, Leeds

Yorkshire will start the Championship season fielding one of their more depleted lineups in recent years with first teamers Jack Brooks, Ryan Sidebottom, Liam Plunkett and David Willey on the injury list or not match fit; and Adil Rashid, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow unavailable. Australian batsman Peter Handscomb is set to make his debut for the county.

YORKSHIRE from: Gary Ballance (Capt), Tim Bresnan, Ben Coad, Peter Handscomb, Andrew Hodd (Wkt), Jack Leaning, Alex Lees, Adam Lyth, Steven Patterson, Azeem Rafiq, Will Rhodes, Josh Shaw, James Wainman.
Hampshire from: TBA

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Headingley weather

STAT: If Yorkshire win this match it will be their 1,200th County Championship win since the official Championship was established in 1890.
The England call ups do highlight the fact that the county championship is very much a second tier event, sadly. That's partly what happens when you play games largely during the day and on weekdays. Sure, there is the odd weekend overlap but you're going uphill trying to convince the world it's a prime event. As long as England keep winning it won't be given a second thought by the ECB.

Which is why I have no moral objection to using Kolpaks and overseas players. Because when you do produce a gem like Root and Bairstow for England it's taken off you.

I'm always amused by the county coaches saying how pleased they are that such and such has been called up by England, when deep down they must know such a call up may lead to them getting fired if their team starts losing.
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Joined: 07 Apr 2017, 12:35

07 Apr 2017, 15:04 #40

Apr 7-10, 2017 - at Headingley, Leeds

Yorkshire will start the Championship season fielding one of their more depleted lineups in recent years with first teamers Jack Brooks, Ryan Sidebottom, Liam Plunkett and David Willey on the injury list or not match fit; and Adil Rashid, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow unavailable. Australian batsman Peter Handscomb is set to make his debut for the county.

YORKSHIRE from: Gary Ballance (Capt), Tim Bresnan, Ben Coad, Peter Handscomb, Andrew Hodd (Wkt), Jack Leaning, Alex Lees, Adam Lyth, Steven Patterson, Azeem Rafiq, Will Rhodes, Josh Shaw, James Wainman.
Hampshire from: TBA

Scorecard
Headingley weather

STAT: If Yorkshire win this match it will be their 1,200th County Championship win since the official Championship was established in 1890.
Well done GB, great start to the season (and sorry in advance if this post jinxes you)
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