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County championship finale


Really interesting last round of matches in cricket's county championship.

Three sides trying to win the title - Somerset, Yorkshire and Middlesex

Three sides trying to stay up(one to go down) - Lancashire, Hampshire and Warwickshire

 

Somerset look like winning, but then have to rely on Yorkshire and Middlesex to draw to win their first ever title

Hampshire have to win to stay up, but are making a bit of a mess of setting a target. If Hants win, the loser in the Lancs v Warwick tie goes down. 



-- Edited by paulisi on Thursday 22nd of September 2016 03:54:14 PM

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keep making that mess, Hampshire - Lancs are doomed otherwise



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Lancs are now very reliant on Hampshire failing to take 10 wickets in two sessions.

Somerset seem nailed on to take their first ever championship

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Here we go - Lyth on to bowl pies.

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It is a bit embarrassing that the most important match of the season ended up with a contrived score to set a target that neither side was really going to get a result from.

unless things change - congratulations to Somerset

Lancashire are extremely lucky to stay up - without their great start to the season, they would have been down (6 players carried Lancs - Hameed, Proctor, Peterson, Anderson, Jarvis and Wagner - four of those unlikely to be available much next season)

If you want an easy bet - Lancs to get relegated next season, unless they bring in 4-5 players.

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Nah I reckon there's still some legs in this match. As a Somerset fan wish there wasn't.

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Not sure that it is really embarrassing how the Middlesex innings has evidently been latterly played.

Yes, presumably not a great sight. But both sides need a win, it wasn't going to happen the way things would have naturally panned out. I was wondering if and when actions would be taken to do something about that and as professional cricketers wanting to win ( the title no less ) they took actions. 2nd or 3rd - meh, the title makes it all sensible.

Yes, would be pity for Somerset but it is fair.



-- Edited by indiana on Friday 23rd of September 2016 03:52:27 PM

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I've not seen a contrived declaration for many a year - probably when 3 day matches were the norm.

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If ever it was going to happen this was the time and place.

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It is what it is. Somerset would have done the same thing.

Still can't call it, could still go three ways!

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Think it could be Middlesex's with Yorkshire perishing in the becoming really tough test.

As they are saying the fact it is still possible for now can keep Yorkshire hitting. Less than 7 overs though to take 4 wickets though.

Oh who knows  ...

 

And there goes the 7th !



-- Edited by indiana on Friday 23rd of September 2016 04:21:02 PM

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Happened quicker than expected though. All fall down !!

It was nightmare additional scenario for Somerset that Yorkshire were 3rd. So they didn't even have a minor incentive of drawing making a difference between 2nd and 3rd. They were liable to just keep going for it.

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Commiserations, wolf.

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Somerset have only themselves to blame for not getting that last batting point with a big collapse on day 1. If it wasn't for that Yorkshire wouldn't have much point going for the win and that game probably would have ended in a draw.

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Ah hadn't realised that Yorkshire were so close to being put out of it.

Yes, them having a chance has absolutely changed the dynamics ( and the final batting side going for 3rd or 1st just made it a bit worse ). Clearly needed two to tango and Yorkshire being still at the party were very much interested in tangoing.

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