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not allowing jb to play against Durham is no surprise when jb said on sky this week as long as he is in the squad that's fine , jb will not rock the boat , looking at it another way root , Bairstow , Rashid ,Ballance ,plunket ,Willey , must give us more finance for next year .Ridiculous state of affairs as I posted the other day about Finn, who can play against Notts and Lancs in next two matches while Anderson, Buttler and Broad are NOT being allowed to play.
Why are Middlesex being given a helping hand? I also note relegation-threatened Durham MIGHT have Stokes and Wood made available for two vital matches to gain an advantage at the wrong end of the division.
Buttler keeps telling everyone he wants to keepm wickets in Tests but has not played a single four-day match for Lancs this season.
NB: I'd be outraged if Stokes is allowed to play for Durham....earlier in the season Durham won a close match by two wickets against Lancs at Southport. The ECB allowed Anderson to play just the two first innings, but Stokes was allowed to play the whole match and scored a vital 30-odd in the second innings before being run out just four or five runs short of victory.
At the moment, Lancs have 153 points from 14 games; Durham 150 from 13. Who knows? If Anderson had been allowed to play the whole match (or Stokes just half a match), Lancs may now be on 169 from 14 and Durham deep in the brown stuff with 134 from 13. Incidentally, that "superstar" Nathan Buck (4-0-26-0) was Anderson's replacement for the second innings of a low-scoring game....draw your own conclusions.
It makes a mockery of the Championship when the outcome of some matches is affected by the whims of one or two self-important people at the ECB.
At this late stage of the season (say with 2 or 3 matches to go) and with titles, promotion and relegation at stake, there should be a rule that ALL or NO centrally contracted players are made available to counties.Totally agree Howden, but it will never change, because the ECB do not give a toss about CC cricket. JB has played in 4 white ball matches in the last three weeks, and he needs a rest. It`s a ******* joke.
Fully expected it against Durham, but not in the Somerset & Middlesex games.not allowing jb to play against Durham is no surprise when jb said on sky this week as long as he is in the squad that's fine , jb will not rock the boat , looking at it another way root , Bairstow , Rashid ,Ballance ,plunket ,Willey , must give us more finance for next year .
I know Notts are all but down but my point is if he were allowed to play, having played in every England match this summer, and Root, who has played in all but one, and Bairstow, who has played in all but three and isn't in the T20I squad, weren't allowed it would be double standards from the ECBI'd be surprised if Stokes and Wood are risked again this summer. Finn will play because he's coming back from injury. I don't care if Hales plays; Notts are all but down!
Just read the article on the ECB website.it would not surprise me if the Middlesex game is on tv and watch all the England players want to play because it's on tv .
Come on YCCC lets be hearing from you, speak up for our county our supporters and members and future members, what is going on just isn't right fair, grow a pair and tell the ECB on non contracted players where to go.it would not surprise me if the Middlesex game is on tv and watch all the England players want to play because it's on tv .