Don't panic! You've got two more days until the first match; three until the rest. I'm just getting it up early.
Essex vs. Yorks. (Chelmsford) Som. vs. Notts. (Taunton) Hants. vs. Warks. (The Bowl) (6th start) Sur. vs. Kent (Oval)
Northants. vs. Lancs. (Northampton) Worcs. vs. Derbs. (Kidderminster) Leics. vs. Dur. (Grace Road) Middx. vs. Gloucs. (Northwood)
With Nottinghamshire ploughing a furrow along the bottom of the division, it's all about the title in Div. 1. Second plays third, but in reality the gulf in quality and home ground advantage should be too strong for Yorkshire - and Essex had better hope it is, because Somerset vs. Notts. at home has all the ingredients for a thrashing. The rest is mid-to-lower-table scuffling, but neither Warwickshire nor Kent can feel completely safe.
Div. 2 has three theoretical mismatch rounds and a round nobody cares about, but there's eleven points between fourth and tenth and 12 again between third and fourth: that's less than a match's worth from wooden spoon to promotion. So, in practice, expect things to be a bit scrappier. Northamptonshire come off a morale-boosting first win and have home advantage but you'd think Lancashire should still stuff them; Derbyshire are actually above Worcestershire in the table at the moment; and the rest is the bottom four facing off for a shot at top-half glory.
Also: Middlesex are bottom. Middlesex are bottom. There's one for the smaller counties!
Post by pierredelafranchesca on Jul 4, 2019 19:52:08 GMT
No Sussex and no Glamorgan for pierretheuseless :-( that's a lot of players not playing in the old fantasy for me! Essex will pagger us, Porter coming into some form, Harmer bowling well, our batting will get skittled.
I’m already down to just 2 of the initial 30 trades remaining... errors have been made
Got my mate from work, naarfolk, involved, and he thought it worked like the fantasy wc or odi league where you get 2 each week, so he'd used all of them before the last round, mad even funnier by me beating his dilapidated team by 2000 points last round
Good to see Ian Holland potentially solving Hampshire's opening issues with a ton. Was a bit nervous seeing a man averaging 20 open alongside Organ (in his 2nd game) but he's done very well. Sounds like a fairly flat pitch though so fully expecting another 200 from Sibley - however I've attempted to tactically jinx that by transferring him into my fantasy side!
Northeast has now been selected for the England Lions, meaning Hants are now without 5 of their first choice top 6 - Weatherley, Alsop, Vince, Northeast & Dawson - for next week's game. Expecting another flat track to compensate.
Post by pierredelafranchesca on Jul 10, 2019 9:19:48 GMT
Unlike the last round, there are a few interestingly poised games finishing today, Hants Warks in particular, 50 runs or 2 wickets will be done this am, durham leics could go late into the day and Derby Worcs expect to be finished this afternoon some time.
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