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Edmundo said:
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:


either way it made old Cliff a hero and remembered for that throughout his career
 

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Justin Kemp at Kent is having a good day. 104 off 59 balls (as I write). :eek: And Phil Jacques has bumped up my Fantasy League score nicely with 244.
 

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good day for the glorious glos'ters today also, just ashame we lost a fair few overs to bad light. Looking to push onto maximum batting points tomorrow
 

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didn't realise the Middlesex team are such big England fans, 49 all out, ready in time for kick off, hahah, pathetic rofl rofl
 

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Lowest innings by Middlesex since '74. :(

Joyce injured yesterday :(

The fan's forum should be interesting next week!
 

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its hard with so many Middlesex players in the England team, we should adopt Slurrey tactics of employing lots of 35 year old journeyman cricketers that aren't good enough for England :cool:
 

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Apparently Shrek bowled out Middlesex. Maybe Surrey should look to bring in Nemo for the 20/20 game.
 

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The H said:
its hard with so many Middlesex players in the England team, we should adopt Slurrey tactics of employing lots of 35 year old journeyman cricketers that aren't good enough for England :cool:

We still won the league and dominated domestic cricket when we had the whole squad in the England team, the only problem was England never won.
 
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California Bee said:
At Chelmsford in 1983 Surrey managed to get 14 runs in one innings.


Remember it well, and we still managed to hang on for a draw, somehow!

. . . which is better than I think we will manage over at Somerset in the current match.
 

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its hard with so many Middlesex players in the England team,

Don't wish to **** on your bonfire but before this week which Middlesex players have played for England this season?

Strauss :wave: :scratch: :scratch:
 

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Dalrymple. He'll end up a triv question though as in "Which Middx player made his one and only appearance ..."
 

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Holysmit said:
We still won the league and dominated domestic cricket when we had the whole squad in the England team, the only problem was England never won.


seems like you answered your own question..... and they're all still playing for Surrey... lol

Ramprakash 36
Brown 36
Bicknell 37
Butcher 33
Salisbury 36
 

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Brentford is NOT in the disbanded political concept that was middlesex, it is in London - FACT.

p.s. Middlesex play in London too :wave:
 

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California Bee

Brentford is NOT in the disbanded political concept that was middlesex, it is in London - FACT.

p.s. Middlesex play in London too :wave:

Middlesex is an area in England, mostly covered by Greater London. It is one of the 39 historical counties of England. It includes the City of London, which was self-governing from the thirteenth century. London's northwestern suburbs steadily covered large parts of Middlesex, especially following the coming of the railways.

The administrative and historic boundaries around Middlesex diverged very early on, with the recognition of the City of London as an independent county borough.

In 1888 much of the area became part of the County of London - the present-day boroughs of Camden, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Islington, Tower Hamlets and Westminster were removed.

During the next few decades the county became almost entirely urbanised by suburbs of London. Towards the end of the period, many of the boroughs in the area were demanding independence from Middlesex County Council as county boroughs, which if granted would have left Middlesex County Council controlling an area with three distinct and unconnected fragments - in the west, the south-east and the north of the county.

Instead, in 1965, nearly all the remainder of Middlesex was subsumed by the new Greater London except the Potters Bar district; which was ceded to Hertfordshire, and the district of Spelthorne, which were ceded to Surrey. The greater part went to form the new London boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow, Hillingdon, and Hounslow.

Middlesex is still used as a placename, and exists in the name of such organisations as the Middlesex County Cricket Club or Middlesex University. Royal Mail guidelines now leave the use on letters of the historic county, administrative county, or no county at all up to the personal preference of the addresser, and Middlesex is consequently commonly found on addresses outside the London postal districts (and sometimes, even within). From an organisational point of view the Royal Mail does however recognise the existance of an area called Middlesex as one of the Postal counties of England but confusingly it is not identical to the historic county boundaries - not only have large sections formed part of the London postal district but elsewhere the borders occasionally follow a different course, such as the village of Denham which is in both the traditional and administrative county of Buckinghamshire but in the postal county of Middlesex.

In the area around Richmond upon Thames and Twickenham, one bank of the River Thames is often referred to as the "Middlesex Bank" , with "Surrey Bank" for the opposite side of the river - this identification is especially useful where the river flows in a north-westerly direction thus making the terms "north bank" and "south bank" somewhat confusing.

Places

Acton Belgravia - Bethnal Green - Bloomsbury - Brentford Camden Town - Chelsea - Chiswick - Clerkenwell - City of London Ealing - Enfield Town Finsbury - Finsbury Park - Fulham Hackney - Hammersmith - Hampstead - Harlington - Harrow - Hayes, Hillingdon - Highbury - Highgate - Hillingdon - Holborn - Hounslow Isle of Dogs - Islington Kensington - Kentish Town - Maida Vale - Marylebone - Mayfair - Millbank - Muswell Hill Paddington - Pimlico - Poplar - Potters Bar Ruislip St James's - St John's Wood - St Pancras - Shoreditch - Sipson - Spelthorne - Staines - Stepney - Soho - Strand - Stoke Newington -South Mimms Tottenham Uxbridge Wapping - Wembley - Westminster - Whitechapel - Whitehall - Willesden

Districts
Middlesex in its final form consisted of the following districts

Acton (borough)
Brentford and Chiswick (borough)
Ealing (borough)
Edmonton (borough)
Enfield (borough)
Feltham (urban district)
Finchley (borough)
Friern Barnet (urban district)
Harrow
Hayes and Harlington (urban district)
Hendon (borough)
Heston and Isleworth
Hornsey (borough)
Potters Bar (urban district)
Ruislip-Northwood (urban district)
Southall (borough)
Southgate (borough)
Staines (urban district)
Sunbury-on-Thames
Tottenham (borough)
Twickenham (borough)
Uxbridge (borough)
Wembley (borough)
Willesden (borough)
Wood Green (urban district)
Yiewsley and West Drayton (urban district)



As a native son of Middlesex, Staines-born and bred, I do not recognize that the actions of a few insane politicians, with nothing better to do, can cede my county to the unruly Surrey natives south of the river and true Middle Saxon citizens will not be swayed by the insolent remarks of itinerant celts from beyond the Marches. The perpetrators of those unconscionable boundary changes did not have the commonsense or historical perspective to at least keep those remaining hundreds north of the Thames by attaching them to Buckinghamshire.

In a few years the loyal people of Middlesex, like those of Rutland did, will rise
to restore Middlesex to its rightful historic place as the leading county of England in which London holds a place of honour, where Westminster is its capital and where Brentford rules the Premiership.
 

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California Bee said:
In a few years the loyal people of Middlesex, like those of Rutland did, will rise
to restore Middlesex to its rightful historic place as the leading county of England in which London holds a place of honour, where Westminster is its capital and where Brentford rules the Premiership.

An attempt was made in the 90's but unfortunately Russell Grant spearheaded it. lol
 
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The H said:
seems like you answered your own question..... and they're all still playing for Surrey... lol

Ramprakash 36
Brown 36
Bicknell 37
Butcher 33
Salisbury 36


Certainly these are five players that fit the bill, but then again:

Rikki Clarke aged 24
Tim Murtah : 24
James Benning : 23
Nayan Doshi : 26
Scott Newman : 26

I think our team has a reasonable mix, with a few youngsters coming through the ranks: Rory Hamilton-Brown, Jade Dernbach and Stewart Walters to name but three.

Ian Salisbury has been outstanding this season when retirement must have been an option.
 
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The H said:
you forgot Jimmy Ormond, who amazingly is 'only 28' lol he must have got his passport renewed at Roger Milla's office....


He appears to be out of the reckoning this season, plagued by injuries.

They are probably confusing his age with his weight!
 

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Anyone going to the Middlesex V Brown Trousers 20/20 game this evening? Getting a bit bored with this format of the game, but shall be there for a few beers :sorted:
 

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Blimey! Langer 303* at lunch (Somerset v Surrey). First innings, day two, 592-4 (138 overs). Kumble's bowled 36 overs and got 1 for 127.
 
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Surrey still going up and Middlesex going down so whats in a just a day score

Ps I dont like Hampshire as well as I live on that boarder
 

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Langer is currently on 339* :eek:

If he gets past 341 he will have made the highest score in English first class cricket this century :sneakoff: :massesofrecordsmayfall:
 

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Finally out for 342.

The highest score ever for Somerset, the highest score in first class cricket for 27 months and the highest score in the county championship since Lara scored 501* in 1994.

:eek:
 
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Still make no differance Middlesex are going down and Surrey are going up
 

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Not much danger of Sussex beating Middx with our captain's safety-first approach of setting 450+ and giving himself less than a full day to bowl opposition out.
Can't be too careful, Chris!
Adams Out! (mutters ,'******'.........)
 

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Not much danger of Sussex beating Middx with our captain's safety-first approach of setting 450+ and giving himself less than a full day to bowl opposition out.
Can't be too careful, Chris!
Adams Out! (mutters ,'******'.........)

:scratch:

There are two days left in this game and if you are talking about last week then with no Naved and Mushtaq who was going to take the wickets.

The basic fact is that the CC points system rewards not losing.
 

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There are two days left in this game and if you are talking about last week then with no Naved and Mushtaq who was going to take the wickets.

The basic fact is that the CC points system rewards not losing.

The fact that we were without Naved and Mushtaq made it even more unlikely that we would bowl them out in a day.As it was we took seven wickets.
At the close on the previous night, we were 431 ahead and there was not much chance of losing with the likes of Kirtley, Lewry and Arafat in the attack.
We should have left them around 380 and given ourselves an hour or so at them before stumps.
Sometimes you have to accept a risk, but I contend that Sussex, even without their two best bowlers, could have contained Kent with a depleted attack had they failed to take the wickets that they did.
Frightened of losing a local derby?
 

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BBC Sport said:
But all the attention was on Langer, who played down his achievement at the close of play and thanked Somerset for giving him the chance of some match practice ahead of the Ashes series this winter.

Only in England :rolleyes:
 

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The fact that we were without Naved and Mushtaq made it even more unlikely that we would bowl them out in a day.As it was we took seven wickets.
At the close on the previous night, we were 431 ahead and there was not much chance of losing with the likes of Kirtley, Lewry and Arafat in the attack.
We should have left them around 380 and given ourselves an hour or so at them before stumps.
Sometimes you have to accept a risk, but I contend that Sussex, even without their two best bowlers, could have contained Kent with a depleted attack had they failed to take the wickets that they did.
Frightened of losing a local derby?

You probably followed that game more closely than I did so I'll bow to your knowledge.

But, IMHO, this is a symptom of a wider problem that the CC points system does not make enough differentiation for actually trying to win the game.
 

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Worcestershire folk up & down Gods County salute Matt Mason's 8 - 45 to beat those damm Mexican's.
I was at New Road on Thursday to see Jon Lewis put everyone to sleep and to be honest The Royal's were crap.
Now only some small County that lives in the shadow of it's bigger brother to the north stands in Worcestershire's way to the title. :)
 

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Anyone here going to Surrey v Northamptonshire this week?
 
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