Yorkshire out of County Championship race

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Beard of Amla! It is ABSOLUTELY going off out there in the County Championship.

Yorkshire have lost.

Repeat, Yorkshire have lost.

This means that Yorkshire are out of the running and it’s now going to be either Somerset or Nottinghamshire who take the title.

It’s like Ali v Foreman, only instead of Mohammad Ali, there are 11 men in white clothing and instead of George Foreman, there are 11 men in white clothing.

Also, instead of facing each other, they’re facing two different groups of 11 men in white clothing and rather than punching each other in the face, they’re anxiously looking at the skies and wondering whether that cloud’s a bit darker than that other cloud.

It… is… ON!

23 comments

  1. I am loving this finish. Just loving it. Go Durham, miss straight ones, get out – so want Somerset to do it.

    Thanks for keeping me updated as I can’t seem to find anywhere else that has the scores – it all seems to be about some bloke called Mervyn Flintoff.

  2. Notts only needing another 7 runs to get to 400. Are Sidebottom and Pattinson going to be our heroes today?

    Possibly.

  3. Notts need three of Tom Smith, Paul Horton, Mark Chilton and Shivnarine Chanderpaul to claim the County Championship.

    In other words: Nottinghamshire need to dismiss Tom Smith, Paul Horton and Mark Chilton.

  4. Glastone Small’s jockstrap!

    Nottinghamshire win the County Championship.

    It all frigging well went off out there today in the County Championship.

  5. I’ve calmed down and made myself a celebratory cup of tea.
    Giles Clark and the trophy – you’re at the wrong ground.

    Thanks for your virtual company this afternoon KC.

  6. I would hate to get a reputation as the chap who points out his inconsistancies, but wasn’t KC criticising the bonus point system for its consequences in circumstances like this one?

  7. Yes. Bonus points are stupid and counterproductive because most people don’t know what’s going on.

    We run a cricket website. We don’t believe we’re representative of ‘most people’.

  8. In general, I’d agree. i don’t like bonus points. But today, surely they proved their worth. notts managed to squeeze enough out of a rain buggered game with no hope of a result by playing good cricket.

  9. There was something about it, yes, but it was hard work for supporters. Imagine explaining it to a non-cricket friend.

    We favour fewer matches, but with reserve days to allow a better chance of getting through all the overs.

  10. Despite the bonus points – the team that won the most matches got the title – again.

    The matches are fantastic and there are just the right amount.

    How about prioritising getting through overs? If it’s going to rain all afternoon – how about play skipping lunch, or starting earlier? If it is a fine evening after missing the morning session why not play on and try and make up the lost overs then?

    In the Durham v Somerset match it rained all morning on the first day. They were given a reduced 40 overs when they got to play – at 18 overs they came off for tea!!!! at 40 overs they walked off the field, but conditions meant that they could have played on for another few overs.

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