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I see we've got a new first team manager then. South African bloke.

 

Yes never heard of him but he does seem to have an excellent CV

 

 

Let's start a new thread!

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Edwards signed up on red ball contract - no brainer.

 

Is batting good enough? Assume will target a batting overseas?

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Dimuth Karunaratne's overseas player age 30 Opening batsman

 

Was acting skipper for SL’s win in SA. Don’t know what he is like against the moving ball but coped with a high quality attack overseas. Good signing on paper

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Dimuth Karunaratne's overseas player age 30 Opening batsman

 

Looks good. Scores 50 or more one innings in 3 from the stats.

I see it's only for the first part of the season though.

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"Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne may not join Hampshire as their overseas player, while selectors consider him as a potential World Cup captain.

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Karunaratne has been asked to stay in Sri Lanka during April and play in their domestic 50-over competition before the World Cup begins in May."

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/47625896

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"Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne may not join Hampshire as their overseas player, while selectors consider him as a potential World Cup captain.

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Karunaratne has been asked to stay in Sri Lanka during April and play in their domestic 50-over competition before the World Cup begins in May."

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/47625896

 

So once again an iffy situation with our projected overseas player. I know that last season Amla eventually turned up but he didn't seem to be all that interested and swanned off early. Karunaratne played in a representaive game today I think. Made 20 not out.

 

I looked up some old season start dates yesterday and it seems to me that the County Cricket season is starting earlier and earlier. Used to be mid-end of April'ish I think.

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Thoughts on the best Championship lineup?

 

Will Vince open as the ECB want? Possibly more likely now due to the Sri Lankan not being available.

 

In theory, a very strong lineup aside from one opening spot.

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Thoughts on the best Championship lineup?

 

Will Vince open as the ECB want? Possibly more likely now due to the Sri Lankan not being available.

 

In theory, a very strong lineup aside from one opening spot.

 

But as we saw on a fair few occasions last season, if you haven't got solid openers everything else is fragilised.

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Thoughts on the best Championship lineup?

 

Will Vince open as the ECB want? Possibly more likely now due to the Sri Lankan not being available.

 

In theory, a very strong lineup aside from one opening spot.

 

Until a replacement overseas is sorted, I'd say we'll go:

 

Donald, Alsop, Vince, Northeast, Roussow, Dawson, McManus, Berg, Barker, Abbott, Edwards

 

Still a batsman short in my mind

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Vince opened today in the warm up game.

 

I think he will open at the start of the season to try and get into England reckoning as an opener.

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Vince opened today in the warm up game.

 

I think he will open at the start of the season to try and get into England reckoning as an opener.

Well they seem to have tried everybody else apart from Anderson and Broad.

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Hants have now signed SA opener Aiden Markram in place of Karunaratne, for the first couple of months of the season.

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Hants have now signed SA opener Aiden Markram in place of Karunaratne, for the first couple of months of the season.

 

Hopefully gets us off to a good start. Last season early Hants almost seemed to be 0/2 almost. In other news, did I read that Karunaratne has been arrested for drink-driving?

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Saved by the light.

 

Saved from what "au juste"? Good looking start to me. 303/4, Northeast just 6 away from a century, good knocks from Vince, Rossouw and Markram.

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Ton up for Northeast. Good start, should get at least 4 batting points, perhaps 5.

 

30 runs in 20 overs. not a high rr for 5 bonus points. good opening

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30 runs in 20 overs. not a high rr for 5 bonus points. good opening

 

Well yes but I'm kind of used to Hants collapsing in the mid-order. Still it's a great looking start to the season.

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Looks like we're going to lose more time to bad light, pity, we are in a strong position but we need to be bowling at them for all the overs possible..

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So then 525/8 declared and Fidel gets one of their openers in his second over. Unfortunately not that old stick in the mud Cooke.

 

Westley out to Kyle, 55/2, but Cook 35 no. Lawrence and Bopara now key as well as Cook, who will look to drop anchor, with Wheater’s injury. Ten-D fast scorer in Roussow mode, Harmer a useful bat but a couple more wickets would leave Essex very exposed.

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Nice start.

We are currently second in table and Essex are first so win and we should go top3e4277fc254afee74dafe56b7ed2be68.jpg

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Hants dispatching their bogey side by an innings. With Cook as well. All bar Weatherley got runs, and brilliant knocks by Northeast and Rosseuw. Hope injury to Allsopp not serious. Bowlers superb - Edwards and Abbott in particular, some tidy overs from Dawson to add to his half century.

 

Couldn’t have gone better for Birrell. Yorks visiting next, Root off a big unbeaten ton but their bowling looked all over the show at Notts. Let’s enjoy being top of the table for now!

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QUOTE=lickierambert;2725027]Good grief, we appear to have beaten Essex comfortably for the first time in a long time

 

Ah but Wheater was out injured for all but a couple of overs. No bogey man, no horrendous loss.:rolleyes::rolleyes:

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Struggling for wickets today.

Sounds like a pretty flat deck this time. New ball due fairly soon, so hopefully we can get something with that, otherwise Root and Ballance could bat for ****ing ages.

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Sounds like a pretty flat deck this time. New ball due fairly soon, so hopefully we can get something with that, otherwise Root and Ballance could bat for ****ing ages.

 

 

Looks like it could be a good one not to lose. Big scores all round hopefully.

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Well I hope the wicket is as flat and lifeless as our bowlers (still no Fidel) are making it look. Yorks 519/6. Not scoring very quickly but we'll need some really solid batting for 2 days to get a draw.

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Ah bolloaks. Hants 15/2 both openers gone, probably to dibby, dobby seamers.

Then again, Vince really isn't an opener and Weatherly isn't...well anywhere near good enough to be opening in Div 1.

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Markram looks to be a decent emergency signing then. Solid with the bat, useful with the ball.

 

Seems an excellent signing to be replaced by Rahane probably

 

Not sure about the signings of Fuller and Donald having seem them Canterbury and online at Hedge End

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Seems an excellent signing to be replaced by Rahane probably

 

Not sure about the signings of Fuller and Donald having seem them Canterbury and online at Hedge End

 

Fuller got some useful runs today after we lost a couple of quick wickets. Didn't bowl because the spinners ground them down.

Donald probably just needs some time, hasn't played much these last 12 months or so.

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Fuller got some useful runs today after we lost a couple of quick wickets. Didn't bowl because the spinners ground them down.

Donald probably just needs some time, hasn't played much these last 12 months or so.

 

Yes you are probably right at least with cricketers they can find form in the 2nd eleven unlike PL footballers who lose form and have no games to play

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Batting at the Aegeas looks a bit tough this morning, 3 down already and scoring mainly in singles. Probably why they put us in after winning the toss.

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