Summer Cricket Thread 🏏 🦗 (looks like insects are back on the menu) 🦗

A few of the county games were included in the sport test events last year so weird they aren’t this time, especially with the 25% capacity tickets already sold for the New Zealand test series you’d think they’d want some trial runs to help with logistics.

Back on the cricket front Stone is bowling well today, hope he can go through the whole season healthy.

Kent’s openers surpassing their entire teams 1st innings total would suggest that a draw is probably favourite now.

Sir Ravi Jadeja is just absolutely teeing off in this final IPL over

37 off the final over

Was there a wide in there or did they run 7?

A no ball for height that he hit for 6, a 2 and a 4


hameed :funeral_urn::train2:

13 hours 42 minutes at the crease, 635 balls faced, off the pitch for a total of 26 balls over the span of the whole match. presumably scored some runs while he was there too.

also matty parks :funeral_urn::train2:


Some good stuff in the championship. Northants knocked off 357/3 in 72 overs like it was nothing to win after Glamorgan declared; Dom Bess spun Yorkshire to victory with 6-53 off 30 overs with Joe Root in close attendance; Gloucestershire’s last pair batted for 75 minutes unbeaten to salvage a draw. Cricket!


So far Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are a combined 1570-18 in their series, averaging just over 87. That takes into account Bangladeshi opener Saif Hassan who scored 0 and 1 in the first test. Gutted mate.


All Clark(e)s, all the time.

Reckon there might be just a tinge of green on the pitch up at Chester-Le-Street

87 all out but something of a recovery from 30 for 8

5 for 9 is going to shine up Ben Raine’s average.

It looks like his figures were 5 for 2 at one stage

Why couldn’t Warks bat like this last week?

You’d be furious at your captain for putting you back on to bowl at slogging tail enders at that point wouldn’t you?

Good to see my boys Glos progressing well from 99-1 to checks notes 99-4


Quite nicely set up for a 4th day chase at Sussex. Hopefully the weather will hold.

though Alex Davies seems to want to take tomorrow’s weather out of it

the way he shapes up is looking more & more like a 7/8ths scale steve smith these days, would be cool if he decided to start averaging 70 too

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Absolute Buttler masterclass in the IPL just finished. 124 off 64. Went from 35 to 124 in 30 balls.