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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Return of 50-over game from 2014
PostPosted: 18:36 on 18th Oct 2012

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
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Location: Preston UK
Assuming, rightly or wrongly, that quite a few of us on here submitted our views earlier this year. How does the new itinerary (from 2014) tally up with your own views/selections.
I admit that sorrily I am not the least bit surprised that the T20 has been extended to 14 games, but I was bemused to hear that, allegedly, we seem to have no preference between 40 and the 50 over format.
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whiteensign
Post subject: Re: Return of 50-over game from 2014
PostPosted: 18:59 on 18th Oct 2012

Joined: 22:13 on 23rd Apr 2008
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Location: Redditch/Sydney
I certainly have a preference between 40 & 50 over cricket, to me it's a no brainer, they play 50 over cricket internationally, so we should be playing it domestically!!!
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darrensmale
Post subject: Re: Return of 50-over game from 2014
PostPosted: 20:44 on 18th Oct 2012

Joined: 09:05 on 16th Jul 2008
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whiteensign Wrote:
I certainly have a preference between 40 & 50 over cricket, to me it's a no brainer, they play 50 over cricket internationally, so we should be playing it domestically!!!


Agree, don't see the point in 40 over cricket if it is of no benefit to those playing ODI's. As much as possible our domestic cricket should be to the benefit of the international side. Personally though I think it's a shame that there is to be more T20 stuff.
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peado
Post subject: Re: Return of 50-over game from 2014
PostPosted: 07:48 on 19th Oct 2012

Joined: 09:29 on 23rd Apr 2008
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A shame that the Netherlands will be excluded from county cricket after the abandonment of the 40 over game. I think that they have acquitted themselves quite well over the last couple of seasons, and certainly proved that they can compete at the county level. Pity !
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darrensmale
Post subject: Re: Return of 50-over game from 2014
PostPosted: 07:58 on 19th Oct 2012

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peado Wrote:
A shame that the Netherlands will be excluded from county cricket after the abandonment of the 40 over game.


True about the Netherlands. They have indeed provided some good cricket (they very luckily defeated us at Bristol last season!). On a deeper note, these Associate Nations also provide some 1st class countries some future internationals so provide an important function / training ground. The move also seems to smack of elitism.
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MrPhelps
Post subject: Re: Return of 50-over game from 2014
PostPosted: 09:02 on 19th Oct 2012

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I'm pleased that they've maintained the county championship as it was and that they've moved the majority of the games to a fixed (Sunday) start day - that part at least will make it easier to follow.
Also happy that they seem to be spreading the T20 out a bit (and putting games on a Friday night) although I'm not at all convinced that having even more games is the right way forward.
I agree that it's a shame about losing the Netherlands from the one day calendar - from a purely selfish point of view I was looking forward to getting over there one day.
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Surrey Mark
Post subject: Re: Return of 50-over game from 2014
PostPosted: 15:01 on 19th Oct 2012

Joined: 17:45 on 23rd Apr 2008
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The Netherlands may still be in the 50 over a side according to this BBC article.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/19996030
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peado
Post subject: Re: Return of 50-over game from 2014
PostPosted: 16:08 on 19th Oct 2012

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MrPhelps Wrote:
I agree that it's a shame about losing the Netherlands from the one day calendar - from a purely selfish point of view I was looking forward to getting over there one day.

Better make it next year then. As much as the Netherlands would absolutely love to play England in an ODI in the Netherlands, the ECB have consistently refused such a fixture.
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Dr Hannibal Lecter
Post subject: Re: Return of 50-over game from 2014
PostPosted: 18:55 on 24th Oct 2012

Joined: 17:56 on 9th May 2008
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whiteensign Wrote:
I certainly have a preference between 40 & 50 over cricket, to me it's a no brainer, they play 50 over cricket internationally, so we should be playing it domestically!!!


Agree. When I filled in the form we got to the end and I said it was crucial we played 50 over domestic cricket. I suspect many, many others took the chance to add similar comments of their own and they got the message.

Good work everyone.
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Return of 50-over game from 2014
PostPosted: 21:39 on 25th Oct 2012

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
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I actually wanted 40 over cricket retained.

If 40 over cricket was bad for England's international prospects, why were we rubbish in ODIs before the introduction of 40 over cricket, but been actually quite good since?

I think that although the proposed changes to domestic cricket are a big improvement on those recommended in the out-of-touch Morgan Report, the effect on one day cricket will be a continuation of the current sad decline. This decline has nothing to do with the current 40 over format and everything to do with the number of fixtures involving teams with nothing whatsoever riding on the game. The format should have been 4 groups of 5 with the top 2 from each group going into a knock-out quarter final. This would not only have massively reduced the number of meaningless fixtures but also allowed NL and Scotland to continue to take part.
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