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Joined: April 11th, 2014, 7:14 am

May 28th, 2017, 12:13 pm #11

Essex v Surrey
Somerset v Hampshire

Glamorgan v Durham
Kent v Sussex
Northamptonshire v Worcestershire
Nottinghamshire v Gloucestershire

In division one both Hants and Surrey aren't doing so well. Can Essex keep this up all season?
Crane not looking great on a pitch where somersets spinners took 7 and 10 wickets and Dawson so far has 6, Crane has 2 up to now. One of them was quite incredible though, a horrible half tracker that yorked Elgar as it dipped for its second bounce and bowled him!
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Joined: October 17th, 2013, 8:44 pm

May 28th, 2017, 1:43 pm #12

Essex v Surrey
Somerset v Hampshire

Glamorgan v Durham
Kent v Sussex
Northamptonshire v Worcestershire
Nottinghamshire v Gloucestershire

In division one both Hants and Surrey aren't doing so well. Can Essex keep this up all season?
Well, Hampshire have won (Crane 5-for) and if Somerset's turning pitches are a strategy, it's a plan that's not working, so far. Their problem is that they're losing the games at Taunton and, in bowler-friendly conditions, they're not getting any bonus points either.

Essex continue to punch above their perceived weight. I don't know how you begin to predict either end of the table this season. I do know Yorkshire need to win a couple of games soon, before winning becomes pressure.
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Joined: April 11th, 2014, 7:14 am

May 28th, 2017, 2:46 pm #13

Essex v Surrey
Somerset v Hampshire

Glamorgan v Durham
Kent v Sussex
Northamptonshire v Worcestershire
Nottinghamshire v Gloucestershire

In division one both Hants and Surrey aren't doing so well. Can Essex keep this up all season?
Fair play to Crane, wrapping up the innings. Still not convinced he'll get too many games ahead of Dawson and there can't be many championship wickets that'll be crying out for 2 spinners. Cracking win for Hampshire after the way things were looking midway through day 1, an almost impossible league to call at the moment, Warwickshire & Somerset seem to be struggling but nothing to chose between the others, if anyone can win 3 (maybe even 2) from their next 4 they'll be in a great position.
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Joined: August 20th, 2013, 11:26 am

May 28th, 2017, 5:41 pm #14

Essex v Surrey
Somerset v Hampshire

Glamorgan v Durham
Kent v Sussex
Northamptonshire v Worcestershire
Nottinghamshire v Gloucestershire

In division one both Hants and Surrey aren't doing so well. Can Essex keep this up all season?
What a remarkable record Worcestershire have this season. Played 12, won 10, 1 nr, lost 1. 4 from 4 in the CC!!

Essex have only lost 1 match in all competitions this season as well.
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Joined: October 17th, 2013, 8:44 pm

May 28th, 2017, 8:25 pm #15

Essex v Surrey
Somerset v Hampshire

Glamorgan v Durham
Kent v Sussex
Northamptonshire v Worcestershire
Nottinghamshire v Gloucestershire

In division one both Hants and Surrey aren't doing so well. Can Essex keep this up all season?
Also, Stu, they [Worcs] seem to be doing it with 10 genuine home-grown players (you may quibble about K-Cadmore, but he was recruited very young) plus Nathan Lyon - and what a fantastic signing he is!

Steve Rhodes walks on water.
Bowlers win matches
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Joined: April 27th, 2007, 5:25 pm

May 29th, 2017, 9:28 am #16

Essex v Surrey
Somerset v Hampshire

Glamorgan v Durham
Kent v Sussex
Northamptonshire v Worcestershire
Nottinghamshire v Gloucestershire

In division one both Hants and Surrey aren't doing so well. Can Essex keep this up all season?
Taking Kevin Sharp on to the Worcestershire staff looks to have been a very good move.

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May 29th, 2017, 5:38 pm #17

Essex v Surrey
Somerset v Hampshire

Glamorgan v Durham
Kent v Sussex
Northamptonshire v Worcestershire
Nottinghamshire v Gloucestershire

In division one both Hants and Surrey aren't doing so well. Can Essex keep this up all season?
Looks like Durhams chances of getting out of Division Two have almost gone now, after their very harsh points deduction.

They needed to get off to a flyer to have any hope, but they have now lost 3 out of their first 4 and are already 128 points behind the league leaders Notts. Worcs and Kent, along with Notts, remain unbeaten and two of those 3 will surely get promoted.
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Joined: October 17th, 2013, 9:52 am

May 29th, 2017, 5:52 pm #18

Essex v Surrey
Somerset v Hampshire

Glamorgan v Durham
Kent v Sussex
Northamptonshire v Worcestershire
Nottinghamshire v Gloucestershire

In division one both Hants and Surrey aren't doing so well. Can Essex keep this up all season?
If Yorkshire should take special measures in terms of the pitch to counter the Lancashire captain in the Roses match would it be a case of "Doctored - Livingstone I presume"?
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Joined: September 7th, 2015, 9:28 pm

May 29th, 2017, 6:02 pm #19

Essex v Surrey
Somerset v Hampshire

Glamorgan v Durham
Kent v Sussex
Northamptonshire v Worcestershire
Nottinghamshire v Gloucestershire

In division one both Hants and Surrey aren't doing so well. Can Essex keep this up all season?
Livingstone, I presume, will revert back to the ranks as Croft is now back in action.

We a need a pitch with pace and carry for the seam bowlers as that is our strong suit.

Might be a bit uncomfortable on the first morning if inserted but we should have the players to prevail.
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Joined: April 16th, 2008, 3:44 pm

May 29th, 2017, 6:19 pm #20

Essex v Surrey
Somerset v Hampshire

Glamorgan v Durham
Kent v Sussex
Northamptonshire v Worcestershire
Nottinghamshire v Gloucestershire

In division one both Hants and Surrey aren't doing so well. Can Essex keep this up all season?
Livingstone won't be playing in roses match he's in lions squad
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