Specsavers County Championship Division One, Headingley, Leeds – Yorkshire 282-3 (Balance 111, Kohler-Cadmore 77* I’m going to go out on a limb at the start and say that I would have done the same as Tom Abell at 10.30. The atmosphere was heavy, there was rain in the air as I walked into the ground, it felt like a bowling day. But the forecast weather did not materialise, … [Read more...] about Chastening
Yorkshire v Somerset, County Championship Division One, Headingley, Leeds, July 13thto 16th Cricket is mad isn’t it. What other sport could conjure a situation where your team announces that one of your players, heading into a crucial game which will have a significant bearing on the title race, will, after this game, be going on loan for a month to the team you are … [Read more...] about The Dom Bess Derby!
OK, it came as a bit of a shock to many but, I am not being smug here, not so much to me. There had been something blowing in the wind for a couple of weeks and I'm glad it is now clarified. Heading North - Dom Bess is joining Yorkshire Vikings on loan for the start of the T20 Blast The facts are that Dom Bess will be part of the Yorkshire Vikings T20 squad for the first … [Read more...] about Reaction – Dom Bess T20 Loan
County Championship Division One, Somerset v Notts, Taunton, Day One – Somerset 326 All Out (Davies 74, Bess 51, Wood 4-85) and 122 (Ali 65, Ashwin 5-59, Patterson-White 5-73 beat Notts 241 (Libby 77, Nash 50 ret hurt, Bess 5-59) & 122 All Out (J Overton 4-24, Leach 4-42) by 132 runs The summers of my childhood and youth were spent with my Dad at the County Ground, … [Read more...] about Two Horse Race
County Championship Division One, Somerset v Notts, Taunton, Day One – Somerset 326 All Out (Davies 74, Bess 51, Wood 4-85) and 7-1 lead Notts 241 (Libby 77, Nash 50 ret hurt, Bess 5-59) by 92 runs To repeat my opening sentence from yesterday’s report, “Champion teams put in performances like this so do bottom of the table teams.” Half an hour after tea Nottinghamshire … [Read more...] about How Did That Happen?