It rains more at night

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This is the conclusion we drew from last week’s round of pink ball County Championship fixtures. Only one of four matches in the first division ended in a result – and even that one saw only 23 wickets fall.

Despite the experiment only resulting in the confounding situation where Essex are even more top, we’d like to see a lot more day-night cricket.

Clearly, that’s because of this kind of thing.


We believe this constitutes an unarguable case.


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  1. Speaking of Ballance, I could hardly have been more delighted to see him back in the frame for selection. Now England need to pick Rory Burns and the alphabet-straddling AZ Lees, bring back Jos Buttler as wicketkeeper, and have a bowling attack of Jake Ball, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood and Mason Crane, and my dream will have come true.

      1. It doesn’t have to be those specific players. 107 people have played first-class cricket in England this year who would fit. Those are just the most likely candidates, unless Ian Bell gets recalled.

        I have to say, I was much happier with the England lineup when it contained names like Trott, Prior, Swann, Bell and Finn.

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