Som. vs. Hants. (Taunton) Notts. vs. Essex (Trent Bridge) Yorks. vs. Sus. (Scarborough) Kent vs. Warks. (Canterbury)
Glam. vs. Worcs. (Sophia Gardens) Lancs. vs. Dur. (Sedbergh) Derbs. vs. Middx. (Derby) Sus. vs. Northants. (Hove, I think)
Now this is more like it. All but two teams involved, all but two matches at non-outgrounds (and one of those is the pictureseque Scarborough), some big games: it's a round to ignore the World Cup for.
Somerset vs. Hampshire is the big game of Division 1, but there are no small games. The title contenders vs. the title contenders until last round at Taunton; Essex aiming to challenge for the top spot at TB, against a decidedly out-of-sorts Nottinghamshire team, in a game will have Somerset watching their back; Scarborough, its seaside delights, and a resurgent Surrey; and what still feels like a relegation dogfight despite Notts.' performance and the one relegation spot.
As for Div. 2, who'd have believed me if I said Glamorgan would be playing in the big match of the round? But it's true. You'd expect Lancshire to roflstomp Durham and Sussex to breeze past the last-placed team, but Glamorgan are in the lead however briefly, and Worcestershire have been short of their famed bouncebackability of late. Also, who'd have thought that Derbyshire might just be favourites against Middlesex?
Should all be good and a nice distraction from England effectively crashing out against India.
Post by waughandpeace on Jun 30, 2019 18:07:47 GMT
Abbott went from the fairly naff figures of 15.2 overs, 2-79 to finish on 17.5 overs, 6-84. Carries the team sometimes. Comms were calling it a good toss to lose and expecting Somerset 5 down by lunch this morning, so they've had a great day.
Kent are on fire suddenly, or perhaps just Warks and Notts are that much weaker than the rest...
Labuschagne still plugging away surprisingly, whipped him out of my fantasy team as I thought he'd gone! Single handedly turned them into a decent team.
Post by pierredelafranchesca on Jul 3, 2019 12:28:05 GMT
Surrey'll win this as will Somerset, Poachinghamshire are on the ropes again and staying rock bottom, hahahahahaha, other than that, will take something special for anyone else to lose today you'd think. Over to you then Durham.....
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