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Joined: May 12th, 2017, 12:32 pm

June 15th, 2017, 3:47 pm #11

3 CC in a row, and nothing in between now until the T20 starts in July and it `s very likely we will have a different top 5 for every game.

Next week v Middlesex - same 5 as last week?

v Surrey the following week, no Gary (he is colour blind), but Joe available.

v Somerset no Joe, or Gary (in test squad?).

Does Jack get 3, 2 or 1 more chance.

Does KC come in and when?

Does Brook get his chance, and when?

Gut feeling

Middlesex --- Lyth, Lees, Hanscomb, Ballance, Leaning.

Surrey --- Lyth, Lees, Root, Hanscomb, KC (unless Jack does well at Lords).

Somerset --- Lyth, Brook, Lees, Hanscomb, KC.
I strongly suspect GB will not make the test team.......
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Joined: June 4th, 2015, 6:32 pm

June 15th, 2017, 5:08 pm #12

3 CC in a row, and nothing in between now until the T20 starts in July and it `s very likely we will have a different top 5 for every game.

Next week v Middlesex - same 5 as last week?

v Surrey the following week, no Gary (he is colour blind), but Joe available.

v Somerset no Joe, or Gary (in test squad?).

Does Jack get 3, 2 or 1 more chance.

Does KC come in and when?

Does Brook get his chance, and when?

Gut feeling

Middlesex --- Lyth, Lees, Hanscomb, Ballance, Leaning.

Surrey --- Lyth, Lees, Root, Hanscomb, KC (unless Jack does well at Lords).

Somerset --- Lyth, Brook, Lees, Hanscomb, KC.
It's not easy to tell who is in form and who isn't. When the four day game is so fragmented and disjointed with no continuity then do we know if Hameed and Jennings are ahead of the queue?

What about this seasons form players? Any gambles a la Duckett last year from div 2? Are any of the lions and ODI picks realistic candidates for the test team like Livingston?

Are Robson, Compton, Lyth, Ballance and Vince written off as tried and failed?

Will they persevere with Buttler as a test batsman? I sincerely hope not.

On form it's hard to see who would be ahead of Ballance.
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Joined: October 20th, 2013, 8:03 pm

June 15th, 2017, 5:35 pm #13

3 CC in a row, and nothing in between now until the T20 starts in July and it `s very likely we will have a different top 5 for every game.

Next week v Middlesex - same 5 as last week?

v Surrey the following week, no Gary (he is colour blind), but Joe available.

v Somerset no Joe, or Gary (in test squad?).

Does Jack get 3, 2 or 1 more chance.

Does KC come in and when?

Does Brook get his chance, and when?

Gut feeling

Middlesex --- Lyth, Lees, Hanscomb, Ballance, Leaning.

Surrey --- Lyth, Lees, Root, Hanscomb, KC (unless Jack does well at Lords).

Somerset --- Lyth, Brook, Lees, Hanscomb, KC.
The balance of the side is an issue here. Do the three all-rounders, Bairstow, Stokes, Ali, bat at 6-8, in my view a place too low. If they do, there is a place for another batsman at 5, and GB would be my choice. If not, there is room for an extra bowler, but is there any need, unless it was for a second spinner (please God no, I'd rather lose Balance than Rashid)? My own solution would be to play a wicket-keeper. Anyone remember them?
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Joined: August 21st, 2013, 7:47 pm

June 15th, 2017, 6:59 pm #14

3 CC in a row, and nothing in between now until the T20 starts in July and it `s very likely we will have a different top 5 for every game.

Next week v Middlesex - same 5 as last week?

v Surrey the following week, no Gary (he is colour blind), but Joe available.

v Somerset no Joe, or Gary (in test squad?).

Does Jack get 3, 2 or 1 more chance.

Does KC come in and when?

Does Brook get his chance, and when?

Gut feeling

Middlesex --- Lyth, Lees, Hanscomb, Ballance, Leaning.

Surrey --- Lyth, Lees, Root, Hanscomb, KC (unless Jack does well at Lords).

Somerset --- Lyth, Brook, Lees, Hanscomb, KC.
I'm happy to minimize disruption.

Its possible Lyth, Lees, Ballance and Hanscomb will play all three.

Leaning may play all three and I'd be amazed if he doesn't play v Middlesex and Surrey, other than to make way for Root (v Surrey). Rhodes may get the nod at Scarborough if Leaning continues to struggle.

Is Brook ready? Maybe, but I'd be very surprised if he features in the games under discussion here bar Ballance being selected for the test squad and injury to one of the others including Rhodes.

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Joined: March 10th, 2015, 11:35 am

June 15th, 2017, 8:31 pm #15

3 CC in a row, and nothing in between now until the T20 starts in July and it `s very likely we will have a different top 5 for every game.

Next week v Middlesex - same 5 as last week?

v Surrey the following week, no Gary (he is colour blind), but Joe available.

v Somerset no Joe, or Gary (in test squad?).

Does Jack get 3, 2 or 1 more chance.

Does KC come in and when?

Does Brook get his chance, and when?

Gut feeling

Middlesex --- Lyth, Lees, Hanscomb, Ballance, Leaning.

Surrey --- Lyth, Lees, Root, Hanscomb, KC (unless Jack does well at Lords).

Somerset --- Lyth, Brook, Lees, Hanscomb, KC.
Just a thought re Gary Ballance's colour-blindness. If he actually does have problems with the pink ball would England really want him when they have day/night Tests in August and November? Surely they won't want to slot someone in and out again for one Test in each series, particularly Ashes? Will be interesting to see what happens in the Surrey game. Could work in our favour for the rest of the season.
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Joined: September 7th, 2015, 9:28 pm

June 15th, 2017, 8:59 pm #16

3 CC in a row, and nothing in between now until the T20 starts in July and it `s very likely we will have a different top 5 for every game.

Next week v Middlesex - same 5 as last week?

v Surrey the following week, no Gary (he is colour blind), but Joe available.

v Somerset no Joe, or Gary (in test squad?).

Does Jack get 3, 2 or 1 more chance.

Does KC come in and when?

Does Brook get his chance, and when?

Gut feeling

Middlesex --- Lyth, Lees, Hanscomb, Ballance, Leaning.

Surrey --- Lyth, Lees, Root, Hanscomb, KC (unless Jack does well at Lords).

Somerset --- Lyth, Brook, Lees, Hanscomb, KC.
I too would be surprised to see Gary back in the test reckoning until the ashes touring side is picked at the earliest.

Think England will want to give Hameed and Jennings an extended run in the side for the two series in England.

If Gary stays in his current form he will be difficult to ignore though and might be in pole position to come in at short notice in case of an injury.
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Joined: April 16th, 2008, 3:44 pm

June 15th, 2017, 9:17 pm #17

3 CC in a row, and nothing in between now until the T20 starts in July and it `s very likely we will have a different top 5 for every game.

Next week v Middlesex - same 5 as last week?

v Surrey the following week, no Gary (he is colour blind), but Joe available.

v Somerset no Joe, or Gary (in test squad?).

Does Jack get 3, 2 or 1 more chance.

Does KC come in and when?

Does Brook get his chance, and when?

Gut feeling

Middlesex --- Lyth, Lees, Hanscomb, Ballance, Leaning.

Surrey --- Lyth, Lees, Root, Hanscomb, KC (unless Jack does well at Lords).

Somerset --- Lyth, Brook, Lees, Hanscomb, KC.
The lions games will be the decider you'd think, I reckon 3 test batting places available

Cook
???
Root
???
???
Stokes
Bairstow
Ali
Broad
Anderson
Wood
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Joined: February 13th, 2014, 9:14 pm

June 15th, 2017, 9:35 pm #18

3 CC in a row, and nothing in between now until the T20 starts in July and it `s very likely we will have a different top 5 for every game.

Next week v Middlesex - same 5 as last week?

v Surrey the following week, no Gary (he is colour blind), but Joe available.

v Somerset no Joe, or Gary (in test squad?).

Does Jack get 3, 2 or 1 more chance.

Does KC come in and when?

Does Brook get his chance, and when?

Gut feeling

Middlesex --- Lyth, Lees, Hanscomb, Ballance, Leaning.

Surrey --- Lyth, Lees, Root, Hanscomb, KC (unless Jack does well at Lords).

Somerset --- Lyth, Brook, Lees, Hanscomb, KC.
England don't change much. I expect test wise it will be:

Cook Hameed Jennings Root ? Stokes Bairstow WK.
The ? will either be Ali (Rashid bats 8), Buttler (Bairstow to 5) or Ballance.

My oreference would be Vince who I feel deserves another go.
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Joined: March 27th, 2014, 1:24 pm

June 15th, 2017, 10:00 pm #19

3 CC in a row, and nothing in between now until the T20 starts in July and it `s very likely we will have a different top 5 for every game.

Next week v Middlesex - same 5 as last week?

v Surrey the following week, no Gary (he is colour blind), but Joe available.

v Somerset no Joe, or Gary (in test squad?).

Does Jack get 3, 2 or 1 more chance.

Does KC come in and when?

Does Brook get his chance, and when?

Gut feeling

Middlesex --- Lyth, Lees, Hanscomb, Ballance, Leaning.

Surrey --- Lyth, Lees, Root, Hanscomb, KC (unless Jack does well at Lords).

Somerset --- Lyth, Brook, Lees, Hanscomb, KC.
Bairstow should bat 5.
Call for TKC..
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Joined: April 14th, 2015, 9:15 am

June 16th, 2017, 2:28 pm #20

3 CC in a row, and nothing in between now until the T20 starts in July and it `s very likely we will have a different top 5 for every game.

Next week v Middlesex - same 5 as last week?

v Surrey the following week, no Gary (he is colour blind), but Joe available.

v Somerset no Joe, or Gary (in test squad?).

Does Jack get 3, 2 or 1 more chance.

Does KC come in and when?

Does Brook get his chance, and when?

Gut feeling

Middlesex --- Lyth, Lees, Hanscomb, Ballance, Leaning.

Surrey --- Lyth, Lees, Root, Hanscomb, KC (unless Jack does well at Lords).

Somerset --- Lyth, Brook, Lees, Hanscomb, KC.
"TKC won't be playing in CC"

Why, exactly?
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