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Cricket coverage.

May 15 2017 at 5:04 PM
Geoff B  (Login Coastalview)

 
I was going to go anyway but disappointed that SKY Sports have decided to cover the Derbyshire v Worcestershire game.

One club will go through whatever happens and the other one won't. Should make for gripping viewing for the non committed.

Of course I don't begrudge Derbyshire any fees they earn but I just think with Leicestershire at least having an outside chance of qualifying it might be the more interesting match to show.

Also a bit miffed yesterday that instead of R5SX coming back to cover the climax of the matches they went off the air after the Rugby League had finished.

They've gone with Northants v Notts tomorrow which is fair enough.

 
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Stu
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Re: Cricket coverage.

May 15 2017, 5:11 PM 

We will qualify whether we get 2 points, 1 point or zero points, so nothing hanging on our match either.

Durham v Lancashire would have been the best choice as either team can qualify with a win.

I think we will win, Worcs. will win and Notts. will win. So Worcs top, us 2nd, Notts 3rd.


    
This message has been edited by StuartRA on May 15, 2017 5:25 PM


 
 
Geoff B
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Re: Cricket coverage.

May 15 2017, 6:15 PM 

Ever hopeful I'm banking on Derbyshire, with no pressure but a chance to shine under the TV Cameras, doing us a favour.

Worcestershire, like us, will be anxious to go straight through to a home semi.

Weather might be a factor, and unusually Chester le street looks to have the best forecast. Mind you the forecast changes just about every time I look.

 
 

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Re: Cricket coverage.

May 16 2017, 11:40 AM 

We are playing Leicester, at home. They have a bad habit of winning in Yorkshire.

 
 
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Re: Cricket coverage.

May 17 2017, 1:36 PM 

Getting back to the OT about cricket coverage there is an exclusive in the Times today from legside lizzy about the return to free to air tv of international cricket as part of the next tv deal.

Great news all round if it comes off on 30 June.

On the downside there will be fewer tests so once again headingley may struggle to get a decent test each year.

 
 
WR_Metcalfe
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May 17 2017, 1:54 PM 

The cutting of tests from 7 to 6, and only 5 in an Ashes year, has been buried in the good news that 2 T20 internationals and 10 Franchise T20 games will be shown on terrestrial TV.

 
 
Stu
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May 17 2017, 1:58 PM 

The cutting down of tests is an excellent move, we play far to many at the moment.

The down-side is that it could also mean that Headingley gets less test matches than now, which is the counter argument to the club going further into debt. The original premise was borrow even more money, get ourselves even further into debt, so we can guarantee test matches for xx nr of years in the future.

Probably end up getting a smaller slice of the cake now, and it will take us even longer to pay off our huge debt.

From the article

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" .......Many county grounds rely on Test income to make a profit and fund their players and staff salaries.

In a summer of only five Tests, at least one of Lord’s, the Oval, Edgbaston, Headingley, Old Trafford and Trent Bridge would miss out. Cardiff and Southampton are also desperate to host more matches.
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Stu
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Re: Cricket coverage.

May 18 2017, 2:03 PM 


 
 
Fraisse10
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Re: Cricket coverage.

May 18 2017, 3:59 PM 

"The cutting down of tests is an excellent move, we play far too many at the moment".


Amen to that, Stu. Five for one major Tourist (six at a push for the Ashes); three each for two smaller countries.

Lords can go whistle for two tests in a series of five and should have to work hard to get two in a season of two three-Test series.

There were and are far too many Test grounds. Developing Durham was always a mistake; ditto Cardiff.

 
 
 
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