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It was men against boys. The current Leeds MCCE crew look a weak side especially without Billy Root and Mo Ashraf.
Bairstow is a Leeds Carnegie, Beckett, Met old boy I believe. I hope he was relaxing well and sufficiently wrapped up in cotton wool by his Mum. Sitting with the injury prone Hutch may be a health hazard in itself.
Given that the game was free , wouldn't it have been easier to have all the gates open....?
I think we could possibly declare now...or Lythy could let someone else have a bat...
I wonder how long we will bat. Do we get as much batting practice in a possible before declaring? Leaning could do with some time in the middle and a confidence booster before the important stuff but does Lyth really need to go on to get 300? We could've saved a bit of money by finishing it in two days.
With it being a first class fixture I don't think any batsman would retire.
It might just be me but i think this is getting a bit cruel now....
The number of County Championship Matches has been reduced by two to 14 for the 2017 season, on the grounds that the fixture schedule is congested; and yet there is still time available to devote to utterly meaningless games such as this university fixture. How it can be considered to be a First Class Fixture, with a disparity of this enormity is inexplicable.
That appears to be the case elsewhere too, 5 out of 6 games very unbalanced in favour of the county side. The only exception being in a 400+/6 plays 400+/7 borefest at Northants (I hope we don't see too many of those this season!)
It seems the headingley pitch is following last year's pattern, very difficult till after lunch on the first day, then it flattens out and batsmen thrive. Hope we are not going to get loads of bore draws.