ahem, Make that Gloucestershire 8-4. Leach 2-8, Gibbon 2-1.
All around the ground is a batsman’s paradise – With the exception of New Road where Ali has a Guardian Curse placed on him (Glaux 8-3).
In Division Two, Lees and Jones are giving Labuschagne an early taste of baseball at The Riverside durham 28-0; While Sussex’s Orr and Haines watch, and lift them from the bottom of the table -41-0 Yorkshire,
Alastair Cook leading the way in Division One essex The charge against Kent – 31-0; knotsHameed and Duckett doing the same at Lord’s, 32-0; hampshire (21-1) and shuffle (22-1) are a little more careful.
Jimmy in the Wickets in Taunton, I have a pit in my stomach for Somerset batting. Somerset 6-1.
Good morning Andrew!
He starts off fine – with a young woman. Must admit to seeing him – 26, Ashton’s brother, played two ODIs for Australia, six-foot-two, fast-medium.
Quiet the first five minutes! Ben Gibbon has taken just two wickets in two balls in the first over at New Road. Glucks 0-2.
Greetings from New Street, Where I have barged into Tanya or the office unannounced after waking up to glorious sunshine in the West Midlands. There is a good buzz on the ground, it being Worcestershire’s first home fixture of the summer and semi-local visitors Gloucestershire. Out in the middle we have the usual flea circus warm-up, with a variety of gloves, rubber stumps and coaches desperately trying to slip the ball in after playing a career spent trying to do the exact opposite.
a word from the county game Biggest fan:
A delve into Wisden 2023
The five Cricketers of the Year are: Tom Blundell, Ben Fox, Harmanpreet Kaur, Daryl Mitchell and Matthew Potts.
A Great Read by Gary Naylor Last week’s action:
congratulations rehan ahmed – And Leicestershire! For a long time they can play happily together.
division to table
1 Leicestershire (played 2) 34
2 Durham (played 2) 27
3 Worcestershire (played 2) 27
4 Sussex (played 1) 21
5 Derbyshire (played 2) 14
6 Gloucestershire (played 2) 13
7 Glamorgan (played 1) 12
8 Yorkshire (played 2) 12
division one table
1 Warwicks (played 2) 35
2 Surrey (played 2) 32
3 Essex (played 2) 28
4 Hampshire (played 2) 23
5 not out (played 2) 23
6 Northants (played 2) 22
7 Kent (played 2) 20
8 Lancashire (played 2) 17
9 Somerset (played 2) 12
10 Middlesex (played 2) 6
Canterbury: Kent vs Essex
Of God: middlesex vs nottinghamshire
County Ground: Northamptonshire vs Hampshire
Taunton: Somerset vs Lancashire
Sophia Garden: Glamorgan vs Durham
Hov: Sussex vs Yorkshire
new road: Worcestershire vs Gloucestershire
Good morning! It’s round three, already! I saw a duckling on my dog walk, Hawthorn is drunk sweet and Leicestershire top the Division Two table.
Surrey, Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Derby side the table with seven games to be played this week. There’s a lot to talk about this week, including the launch of Wisden, but first – today’s games.