Day/night CC

Day/night CC

Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

16 Jun 2017, 16:29 #1

There was a very interesting discussion during the mid-innings break of todays match re the pink ball. It has more lacquer on it, and a black and more pronounced raised seam, with a result that it will move around a lot more early on, compared to the red ball. This coupled with the no toss rule could see lots of insertions and early wickets in the round of matches starting a week on Monday. There could also be a lot of declarations late on in the day to make best use of the late evening conditions.

There were also concerns expressed that a lot of the matches will not last more than 3 days.
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Joined: 11 Apr 2014, 14:11

16 Jun 2017, 17:52 #2

Are day / night Championship games an attempt to try and improve the crowds or mainly for test players to prepare for the d/n test?

Will be intrested in seeing how they work out but uncertain it will feel like proper cricket.
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Joined: 12 Sep 2014, 18:27

16 Jun 2017, 18:07 #3

There was a very interesting discussion during the mid-innings break of todays match re the pink ball. It has more lacquer on it, and a black and more pronounced raised seam, with a result that it will move around a lot more early on, compared to the red ball. This coupled with the no toss rule could see lots of insertions and early wickets in the round of matches starting a week on Monday. There could also be a lot of declarations late on in the day to make best use of the late evening conditions.

There were also concerns expressed that a lot of the matches will not last more than 3 days.
Got a couple of half days booked off for it so in that regard it is useful (two days' cricket from one day's holiday effectively). Not sure how it will go but I have my suspicions/fears which have not been eased by the information from the OP. Ultimately I hope we win and that's the be all and end all really, for me anyway.
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Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 18:36

18 Jun 2017, 18:58 #4

There was a very interesting discussion during the mid-innings break of todays match re the pink ball. It has more lacquer on it, and a black and more pronounced raised seam, with a result that it will move around a lot more early on, compared to the red ball. This coupled with the no toss rule could see lots of insertions and early wickets in the round of matches starting a week on Monday. There could also be a lot of declarations late on in the day to make best use of the late evening conditions.

There were also concerns expressed that a lot of the matches will not last more than 3 days.
Hopefully Gary Ballance has solved his colour blindness problem :-http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/cricke ... dness.html
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Joined: 27 Mar 2014, 13:24

18 Jun 2017, 19:30 #5

There was a very interesting discussion during the mid-innings break of todays match re the pink ball. It has more lacquer on it, and a black and more pronounced raised seam, with a result that it will move around a lot more early on, compared to the red ball. This coupled with the no toss rule could see lots of insertions and early wickets in the round of matches starting a week on Monday. There could also be a lot of declarations late on in the day to make best use of the late evening conditions.

There were also concerns expressed that a lot of the matches will not last more than 3 days.
Ball doing more won't be a bad thing. Should make for some exciting Cricket.
My darling Maxi
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