The early County Championship season promises to be like some kind of Grand National, but a Grand National for cricketers rather than horses. And one where the prize is a solitary England cap.
If Simon Kerrigan isn’t the answer, then who is? Is it the cast of Eastenders? 51allout investigates the past, present and future of spin bowling for England.
Nick Compton’s summer: good. Joe Root’s summer: less good. Here we drag these basic facts out into 1,200 words, two charts and several references to the cancellation of Knightmare.
It’s the end of the line for the County Championship season. We watched every minute of the conclusion, and definitely weren’t distracted by our favourite film.
The County Championship is almost done for another year, which is good news for those struggling to find a thousand words to write about it each week. But which team got rid of Saj Mahmood and then deservedly got relegated?
Captains up and down the land met in dark broom cupboards to try and hatch results (well, some did). So let’s show off the leather jackets and see what occurred in the latest round of County Championship matches.
We’re into the business end of the County Championship now. But that’s no excuse for shouting at the work experience boy.