Championship | Yorkshire vs Lancashire at Headingley (Pre-match Thread)

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Championship | Yorkshire vs Lancashire at Headingley (Pre-match Thread)

Joined: December 28th, 2003, 2:48 am

May 30th, 2017, 5:28 pm #1

So here we are, setting up for Yorkshire's second Championsip match in nearly six weeks. If would seem to me that if you wanted to kill interest in a league competition and diminish the excitement and momentum generated by a the day-to-day battles inherent in a title race, a six-week break between matches would be a good way to start. As John Lennon might say: "It's (just like) starting over."

In any case, what will Yorkshire's Xl look like, and which of OUR England players will be permitted to feature in the Rose's match? With most of our injured players back in the fold, Yorkshire should be able to put out a strong team - at least in terms of our attack.
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Joined: August 7th, 2014, 4:58 pm

May 30th, 2017, 6:47 pm #2

Same team as Old Trafford would be my guess. Or does Patto come back in at Headingley?
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May 30th, 2017, 6:50 pm #3

So here we are, setting up for Yorkshire's second Championsip match in nearly six weeks. If would seem to me that if you wanted to kill interest in a league competition and diminish the excitement and momentum generated by a the day-to-day battles inherent in a title race, a six-week break between matches would be a good way to start. As John Lennon might say: "It's (just like) starting over."

In any case, what will Yorkshire's Xl look like, and which of OUR England players will be permitted to feature in the Rose's match? With most of our injured players back in the fold, Yorkshire should be able to put out a strong team - at least in terms of our attack.
The "5" England players will not be released by England as they are all part of the ICC champions Trophy squad. I can't see David Willey playing the tournament but England are not permitted to letting him return to his county which in my opinion would be the best thing for him. His control of line has been very poor. Apart from a couple of big hitting knocks in last year's t20 Blast Willey has regressed since signing for the club. He claimed just 9 wickets in 5 Championship outings last year and now his England place is in real doubt. I think our team for Friday will be: Lyth, Lees, Handscomb, Ballance (c), Leaning, Bresnan, Hodd (wk), Rafiq, Brooks, Coad and Sidebottom. Maybe Willey, who came from Northants, was the very highly respected big fish at Wantage Road, whereas at Headingley he has come into a star-studded Yorkshire squad and has failed to live up to expectations. It would be interesting what other Yorkshire fans think!
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Joined: April 14th, 2009, 2:26 pm

May 30th, 2017, 8:14 pm #4

So here we are, setting up for Yorkshire's second Championsip match in nearly six weeks. If would seem to me that if you wanted to kill interest in a league competition and diminish the excitement and momentum generated by a the day-to-day battles inherent in a title race, a six-week break between matches would be a good way to start. As John Lennon might say: "It's (just like) starting over."

In any case, what will Yorkshire's Xl look like, and which of OUR England players will be permitted to feature in the Rose's match? With most of our injured players back in the fold, Yorkshire should be able to put out a strong team - at least in terms of our attack.
Agree on Willey since he came hes stagnated if not gone slightly backwards, maybe its the ECBs fault hes with us so little it cant be really ours.
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Joined: April 2nd, 2014, 9:31 am

May 30th, 2017, 8:37 pm #5

So here we are, setting up for Yorkshire's second Championsip match in nearly six weeks. If would seem to me that if you wanted to kill interest in a league competition and diminish the excitement and momentum generated by a the day-to-day battles inherent in a title race, a six-week break between matches would be a good way to start. As John Lennon might say: "It's (just like) starting over."

In any case, what will Yorkshire's Xl look like, and which of OUR England players will be permitted to feature in the Rose's match? With most of our injured players back in the fold, Yorkshire should be able to put out a strong team - at least in terms of our attack.
I'll reserve judgement on Willey until he's had a full run, without injury in our team. I do think that, once fit, he'll prove to be an excellent signing.
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May 31st, 2017, 7:09 am #6

So here we are, setting up for Yorkshire's second Championsip match in nearly six weeks. If would seem to me that if you wanted to kill interest in a league competition and diminish the excitement and momentum generated by a the day-to-day battles inherent in a title race, a six-week break between matches would be a good way to start. As John Lennon might say: "It's (just like) starting over."

In any case, what will Yorkshire's Xl look like, and which of OUR England players will be permitted to feature in the Rose's match? With most of our injured players back in the fold, Yorkshire should be able to put out a strong team - at least in terms of our attack.
I presume the team will be the same if everyone is fit.

Lyth
Lees
Ballance
Handscomb
Leaning
Bresnan
Hodd
Rafiq
Brooks
Sidebottom
Coad

It's a bit like the England problem, substituting Adam Lyth for Jason Roy.

You know he has been brilliant in the past and you want him to do it again, but it's been a while now, and at what stage do you drop him!

Difference is we don't have a superstar who could do the job ready to take his place.

Come on Adam, leave a few, get yourself in first and make some positive headlines.

It's easy from here!
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Joined: April 11th, 2014, 2:11 pm

May 31st, 2017, 8:06 am #7

So here we are, setting up for Yorkshire's second Championsip match in nearly six weeks. If would seem to me that if you wanted to kill interest in a league competition and diminish the excitement and momentum generated by a the day-to-day battles inherent in a title race, a six-week break between matches would be a good way to start. As John Lennon might say: "It's (just like) starting over."

In any case, what will Yorkshire's Xl look like, and which of OUR England players will be permitted to feature in the Rose's match? With most of our injured players back in the fold, Yorkshire should be able to put out a strong team - at least in terms of our attack.
I have read some comments saying the lack of Championship games has killed the momentum of them but I am really looking forward to this game.
Think we can forget about our England 5 for the next few Championship games which might not be a bad thing.

From a Yorkshire point of view I am glad Anderson wont be playing but I always enjoy seeing the best players in action. Although I do find some of his antics for England a bit childish at times.
Would go with same team as at Old Trafford and hoping Lyth will find form.
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Joined: March 7th, 2014, 11:28 am

May 31st, 2017, 10:35 am #8

So here we are, setting up for Yorkshire's second Championsip match in nearly six weeks. If would seem to me that if you wanted to kill interest in a league competition and diminish the excitement and momentum generated by a the day-to-day battles inherent in a title race, a six-week break between matches would be a good way to start. As John Lennon might say: "It's (just like) starting over."

In any case, what will Yorkshire's Xl look like, and which of OUR England players will be permitted to feature in the Rose's match? With most of our injured players back in the fold, Yorkshire should be able to put out a strong team - at least in terms of our attack.
David Willey is certainly a bit of an enigma, and certainly someone who you feel has been less effective for Yorkshire than he has been for England - if he has regressed then it has been a rapid regression - after all we signed him at the end of his England debut season. In reality, he has been a pretty constant presence for England - it is only in the last series that he has dropped down the pecking order.

I think by his own admission, his bowling form has dropped off this season. What I find staggering is that until the last ODI, his highest score was 13 in 28 ODIs. Even allowing for the fact that he bats down the order, you would have expected more - I suspect Plunkett has had a couple of 40s/50s during the same period for example.



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Joined: October 17th, 2013, 8:44 pm

May 31st, 2017, 12:04 pm #9

So here we are, setting up for Yorkshire's second Championsip match in nearly six weeks. If would seem to me that if you wanted to kill interest in a league competition and diminish the excitement and momentum generated by a the day-to-day battles inherent in a title race, a six-week break between matches would be a good way to start. As John Lennon might say: "It's (just like) starting over."

In any case, what will Yorkshire's Xl look like, and which of OUR England players will be permitted to feature in the Rose's match? With most of our injured players back in the fold, Yorkshire should be able to put out a strong team - at least in terms of our attack.
Oddly, it's not so long ago, in the first game of the season against Hampshire, that Lyth looked in superlative form - only to get out for 30 (49 balls) and 29 (30 balls). I think it was the great Ken Barrington who advised batsmen to "fill their boots" when in good nick, because poor form was always just round the corner.

The archive scores and averages and stuff have reappeared on the official site, by the way, no longer under "History" but under "Club".

Presumably someone has paid a fee to Cricket Archive.
Bowlers win matches
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Joined: March 27th, 2014, 1:24 pm

May 31st, 2017, 12:33 pm #10

So here we are, setting up for Yorkshire's second Championsip match in nearly six weeks. If would seem to me that if you wanted to kill interest in a league competition and diminish the excitement and momentum generated by a the day-to-day battles inherent in a title race, a six-week break between matches would be a good way to start. As John Lennon might say: "It's (just like) starting over."

In any case, what will Yorkshire's Xl look like, and which of OUR England players will be permitted to feature in the Rose's match? With most of our injured players back in the fold, Yorkshire should be able to put out a strong team - at least in terms of our attack.
Call for TKC..
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