We missed a week. We’re not apologising.
1st – Sussex
Sussex have moved into the top spot after positively obliterating Somerset last week. The central figure was 33-year-old Aussie seamer, Steve Magoffin, who returned positively ludicrous match figures of 12-31. Those numbers look so unfamiliar as bowling figures you’re inclined to see them as a reference to a passage from the Bible or something. But they’re not. They’re what happens when a county is bowled out for 76 and 108 in successive innings.
2nd – Yorkshire
It was Yorkshire’s turn to play Somerset this week, but they could only manage a draw. Adil Rashid made another hundred and now averages 254.50 in this year’s County Championship. Two of our players to watch did well too. James Hildreth made 115 for Somerset and Adam Lyth followed up a first innings 105 with 57 not out.
3rd – Middlesex
Middlesex also drew, but didn’t get as many bonus points as Yorkshire did and so fall below them. They played Durham and got Onionsed in the first innings with the Gateshead Go-Kart (couldn’t think of a faster vehicle beginning with G) taking 5-39.
The next chapter
Somebody plays someone else, unless they’re having a week off. We’ll be honest, we haven’t checked. It’s sunny outside and England aren’t making much of a case for staying in and watching the one-dayer so we’re trying to get this over with as quickly as possible.