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Starts this Wednesday.

Surrey entertain Derby (been a long while since I could say that) whilst the other mob are missing out in the first round and start with Kent at Lords on 26 April.

There was a quality anti-Surrey rant by Agnes Fraser on TMS on Saturday. Whilst most of it was misinformed rubbish, it was encouraging to hear that seasoned professionals, or ex-professionals, still feel such rivalry very keenly.

Obviously with Surrey enjoying our (temporary :fishing:) sojourn in the nether reaches of the cricket pyramid there will be fewer Surrey v Middlestump games.
However worth looking out for:

C+G. Sunday 11 June. Southgate
T20. Tuesday 27 June. Lords
T20. Friday 7 July. The Oval

I can't make the middle date (27 June) but the other two look promising
 

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T20. Friday 7 July. Lords

Good to see Sorry back where they belong rofl

I really hope they do turn up at Lords' on 7th July - cos Middlesex are playing at the Oval (or is it the Fosters or the Brit - I'm to old to keep up with these name changes). :nono:
 
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I really hope they do turn up at Lords' on 7th July - cos Middlesex are playing at the Oval (or is it the Fosters or the Brit - I'm to old to keep up with these name changes). :nono:


Opps! Of course :rolleyes:
 

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Nice to see the Manchester United of cricket have adjusted so well to life in the basement. Derbyshire 286 - 4 at the Oval on day one. :sorted:
 
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Popped into the Oval for an hour after work yesterday, just about found room to park myself.

Sounds like the Surrey rubbish of last year is being carried forward; all out for 309 (overnight 256/4) and the follow-on enforced by Derby.
 

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stedders said:
Starts this Wednesday.

Surrey entertain Derby (been a long while since I could say that) whilst the other mob are missing out in the first round and start with Kent at Lords on 26 April.

There was a quality anti-Surrey rant by Agnes Fraser on TMS on Saturday. Whilst most of it was misinformed rubbish, it was encouraging to hear that seasoned professionals, or ex-professionals, still feel such rivalry very keenly.

Obviously with Surrey enjoying our (temporary :fishing:) sojourn in the nether reaches of the cricket pyramid there will be fewer Surrey v Middlestump games.
However worth looking out for:

C+G. Sunday 11 June. Southgate
T20. Tuesday 27 June. Lords
T20. Friday 7 July. The Oval

I can't make the middle date (27 June) but the other two look promising

Stedders. Surrey v Somerset at Guildford. i am there Weds Thurs Fri OK.
SUPERWYVERNS:sorted:
 

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. . . and playing as bad as it sounds, by all accounts.

Good job Derbyshire are meant to be rubbish :rolleyes:


Just why did Medlycott leave Surrey?
Top coach and skipper at Sutton btw:sorted:
 

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I popped into the Oval this evening, just too late to see Ramprakash get his 200 and Benning his century. But I was there in time to see Ramprakash reach 250 in stylish fashion by launching one into the second tier of the OCS stand. He finished the day on 276* and Surrey 401 ahead on 608-7.
 

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Sounds like you arrived just as I left, coconino! Ramprakash's batting today was inconsistent - at times he was majestic, but at others he couldn't really time it and got stuck. Luckily Benning's innings took the heat away from him - and it was a fine day for Surrey. An overnight declaration would be a good idea, given the rain forecast for Saturday. Gloucestershire's bowling without Jon Lewis was atrocious, however.
 

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being a Gloucestershire fan I cannot believe our performance at the Oval the past few days, takes me back to the dark days of last season. Carl Greenidge, jese, what a disgrace to the name, 28 overs of half-volleys, and he managed to last 2 balls on that snooker table of a strip.
Missed Lewy for this game, same as last season when he missed 5 or 6 Champ games and we lost them all.
Still, could be worse, could be a Somerset fan:nono:
 

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Anyone know what's happened at the Oval today? The BBC reports the match as drawn, with Gloucs nine wickets down in their second innings. But there's still a day and a half to play, surely?

Ah, now they have corrected it to a Surrey innings and 297 victory! :bound:

And Middlestump lost by ten wickets! :)

By the way maddogging, Greenidge was by no means the worst Gloucs bowler yesterday! Kirby was absolute pants!
 

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I heard Benning took him to the cleaners, Kirby was probably fed up with the back up of Greenidge and Averis, fairly average bowlers that we have had to use far too often in recent championship games. We struggled last year with poor oversears, and already this season Bond has pulled out and Hamish Marshall (who I don't rate anyway) has cracked ribs, yet the club don't seem to do anything about it. Unfortunate as it is, you need two oversears to have a fair crack at promotion.
 
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Anyone know what's happened at the Oval today? The BBC reports the match as drawn, with Gloucs nine wickets down in their second innings. But there's still a day and a half to play, surely?

Ah, now they have corrected it to a Surrey innings and 297 victory! :bound:

And Middlestump lost by ten wickets! :)

By the way maddogging, Greenidge was by no means the worst Gloucs bowler yesterday! Kirby was absolute pants!


Harvey didn't bat for Gloucestershire, absent hurt
 

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Harvey didn't bat for Gloucestershire, absent hurt


****ted on the shoulder, out next ball, no further part in the game, and without Lewis, we did well to lose by the margin we did !!
 

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Sounds like you arrived just as I left, coconino! Ramprakash's batting today was inconsistent - at times he was majestic, but at others he couldn't really time it and got stuck. Luckily Benning's innings took the heat away from him - and it was a fine day for Surrey. An overnight declaration would be a good idea, given the rain forecast for Saturday. Gloucestershire's bowling without Jon Lewis was atrocious, however.
I wondered about the declaration but Ramprakash was so close to a career milestone they really had to carry on. Shame about the 300 though. Didn't get there today in spite of working virtually next door. See you there next time!
 

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Edmundo said:
By the way maddogging, Greenidge was by no means the worst Gloucs bowler yesterday! Kirby was absolute pants!

Got to agree and despite numerous chats from the Captain (sorry I don't know whos Gloucs captain is) he continued to bowl short, it was clear as day he was being told not to bowl short as Benning was destroying everything short yet he continued to do this and got hammered for it. Furthermore there were a couple of points where he seemed to just give up in the field. Bit of a passenger if you ask me, although supringsly he was the only one trying to gee them up.
 

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maddogging said:
****ted on the shoulder, out next ball, no further part in the game, and without Lewis, we did well to lose by the margin we did !!

Good! I've just ssen your signature you ****ing yokel!
 

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I was at Whitgift school yesterday for the last day of Surrey v Essex, which so far looks to to have been the best choice of match to attend there this weekend. Surrey’s win by six wickets is in stark contrast to their performance against S K Warne this morning, who has taken six for 42 to leave Surrey all out for 166 in 40 overs.

Yesterday’s match was a happier affair for the added personal reason that the ball lost in the bushes from Benning’s six to deep mid-wicket was found among the brambles by my son, by which time a replacement was already in use and so he got to keep the original.
 

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Where are all the middlesex fans with there updates on the counties fortunes this season? You couldnt get them to stop last season.
 

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They'll probably pipe up before the 20/20 again, but we'll just let Tim Murtagh at them again.
 

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we're on a 1 match unbeaten run... onwards and upwards.......

now where's my list of 2 teams worse than us in the CC..

If we can manage to beat Yorkshire at Southgate starting Weds......
 

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Where are all the middlesex fans with there updates on the counties fortunes this season? You couldnt get them to stop last season.

Strangely, there don't seem to be many Slurrey supporters around today. I wonder why?
 
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Strangely, there don't seem to be many Slurrey supporters around today.


:wave:

I think they missed something from listing this fixtures:

Should have read
Middlesex vs Surrey 2nds!

I think we gave up on this botched up tournament long ago.
 

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I see Scott Styris joins a select list of players out without facing a ball. :eek:

Two in one day - Stefan Jones of Derbyshire also run out without facing.
 

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stedders said:
:wave:

I think they missed something from listing this fixtures:

Should have read
Middlesex vs Surrey 2nds!

I think we gave up on this botched up tournament long ago.

Just to put this into context Slurrey made 6 changes from the side that beat Leicestershire, while Middlesex made 4 to the side tha beat Yorkshire. Never mind Slurrey fans I suppose you'll be bragging as usual if you beat us in the beer match (Twenty20) :wave:
 
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Just to put this into context Slurrey made 6 changes from the side that beat Leicestershire, while Middlesex made 4 to the side tha beat Yorkshire. Never mind Slurrey fans I suppose you'll be bragging as usual if you beat us in the beer match (Twenty20) :wave:


:computer:

Depends on the players though
 

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why were the only players rested today my bloody fantasy players :mad2:

Same here, the C+G seems to be featuring some strange line-ups. I blame the formula: with only the winners of groups going through to the final, several teams have realised they have no chance so are playing reserves and kids
 
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Same here, the C+G seems to be featuring some strange line-ups. I blame the formula: with only the winners of groups going through to the final, several teams have realised they have no chance so are playing reserves and kids


:imwith:

Straight knock-out is what we need.

Any Surrey supporter could have told you that we were out of the running in this tournament following the second round of matches, and it's just been a series of tedious warm down matches since then.
 

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Brain-dead Bee said:
Same here, the C+G seems to be featuring some strange line-ups. I blame the formula: with only the winners of groups going through to the final, several teams have realised they have no chance so are playing reserves and kids


Runsforcash has no chance of playing for England if he can't the runs against the 1st Division sides...
 

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Any Surrey supporter could have told you that we were out of the running in this tournament following the second round of matches, .

:nono: i think Middx had 1 pt after 2/3 rounds of games...... :fishing:

of course we're still out of it as we've played Surrey and aren't guaranteed to win any more games...


ps

:fishing:
 

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Why is that, California Bee? I grew up in Surrey and my nearest football team was Brentford. Can you explain the contradiction in supporting Surrey and Brentford?
 

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Edmundo said:
Why is that, California Bee? I grew up in Surrey and my nearest football team was Brentford. Can you explain the contradiction in supporting Surrey and Brentford?

No contradiction for you Ed but when somebody addresses the GPG message board and uses the the possessive pronoun "our" that introduces an inaccurate concept of inclusiveness. Since Brentford is in Middlesex it would be logical to assume that the majority of its supporters' membership would support Middlesex and that Middlesex fans would more appropriately use the pronoun "our" in this context.


Me? I've always been a Derbyshire fan since the days of Les Jackson and Cliff Gladwin and now my cousin's husband is playing for them ( Marcus North).
 

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Well, since he had said "Surrey" in the earlier part of his sentence, their cannot be any doubt that stedders was referring to that fine county! And given the proximity of Brentford to the Surrey/Middlesex border (the Thames river), it's hardly logical to assume that everyone supports the same county at all! Cliff who?
 

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As a Middlesex lad in a Surrey school I learnt that the only thing "fine" about Surrey is the amount I had to pay for parking tickets.


Clifford Gladwin, born Doe Lea, Derbyshire, April 3, 1916 and died at Chesterfield on April 10, 1988, was a cricketer who played for Derbyshire and England.

A tall right-arm medium-fast seam bowler of great accuracy and consistency, Cliff Gladwin formed, with Les Jackson, the most feared new ball attack in the English first-class game for a dozen years after the Second World War. Gladwin was both penetrative and mean, with around a third of his overs being maidens, and in 13 full seasons he took 100 or more wickets 12 times, usually at an average of under 20 runs per wicket.

After a handful of games in 1939, he returned to the county in 1946 and was an instant success. Within a year, he was in the Test match team to face South Africa at Old Trafford, where he conceded only 58 runs in a marathon stint of 50 overs. Failure to take enough wickets at Test level, however, restricted his appearances to just eight over the next two years, five of them on the tour to South Africa in 1948-49 under George Mann. There he became a national hero by scoring the leg bye that won the Durban Test for England off the last possible ball of the match.

After 1949, Gladwin was restricted to county cricket, sometimes captaining Derbyshire in the absence of Donald Carr. He was also a useful lower order batsman. His career total of 1,653 wickets puts him 60th on the all-time list of wicket-takers
 

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Sorry to be pedantic, but he can't have "scored the leg bye that won the Durban Test" as leg byes are extras and don't count for the batsman! :computer:
 
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