Congratulations to Warwickshire, a really solid team of solid players - Sibley, Yates, Rhodes, Hain, Lamb, Burgess, Woakes, Bresnan, Briggs, Miles and Norwell is a team that is workmanlike in the best possible sense of the term: no real stars (Woakes aside, but even he is the most "normal" of stars), just a lot of players who are at that perfect level just below international class that wins Championships.
Based on the discussion in the other thread about how "good" or otherwise averaging 21 with the ball is in the CC these days, I pulled the numbers for the top 50 run scorers and wicket takers in the CC last season with the intention of seeing what "good looks like" (I may even write a blog if I can be bothered) in the County Champo. Here are a few early previews:
The top 50 batters had a mean batting average of 40.55 and a median of 38.68. Highest was Olly Pope's 78.27, lowest Will Rhodes 26.38.
The top 50 bowlers had a mean bowling average of 22.46 and a median of 22.22. Lowest was Sam Cook's 14.43, highest Matt Critchley's 38.44
Anything else you'd find interesting? Basically the entry point into being "good" is averaging high 30s with the bat, low 20s with the ball. Anything over 40 or under 20 is genuinely impressive.
Back to two divisions for 2022, based on the 2019 final standings. Harsh (but funny) on Notts, generous (and funny) for Northants. Probably best for the competition overall, I know people liked the early stages of the three groups thing but the latter stages were quite a lot less sensible.
Post by waughandpeace on Oct 14, 2021 17:45:14 GMT
Hate the 14 games thing so much. If two divs of 9 giving 16 games was too many, got to be some sort of 3x6 thing, suuuurely.
It's even more annoying having 14 games in the t20s, as you could literally solve that with every team having one matchday with two games (so everyone has one extra game at home and one away in a different double header). It's happened a few times before and been fine! Get Sky involved for a double header every Saturday & Sunday and job done.
Post by pierredelafranchesca on Oct 15, 2021 12:17:16 GMT
Just waiting for the announcement that the County season from 2024 onwards will start in February, run through to the end of April then restart in October so we can have 5 months straight of T20, the 100 and whatever other whiteball piss around the ECB can concoct.
Balladeer: Happy new year and Christmas and all that to all. (Sorry - again, I mostly browse on mobile, so didn't see your earlier wishes!)
Dec 31, 2020 8:55:05 GMT
Mattzo: I hope you are all well, and good luck for 2021.
Dec 29, 2020 20:14:16 GMT
nemouk: Merry Boxing Day Test Eve!
Dec 25, 2020 12:59:41 GMT
waughandpeace: Merry Christmas all, and a happy new year - fingers crossed we'll all be back watching more cricket in 21
Dec 25, 2020 2:01:50 GMT
pierredelafranchesca: Gale and Pyrah to support Lions as coaches.....OK, i mean Gale has been shit for Yorks and is potentially neck deep in this racism case, but sure why not. In fact, keep the useless prick.
Dec 1, 2020 14:52:55 GMT
Balladeer: Definitely needed to be a thread. I came up with one of the same answers as you because I can't see the chatbox on mobile.
Jun 22, 2020 16:14:58 GMT