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007Dale
First Team Star

Oct 5, 2019, 6:39 AM

Posts: 1826
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Team(s): St Albans City, Leicester City

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My personal view is the gap between international Test Cricket and the County 4-day game is too big. Eighteen counties splitting a small population of players amongst itself doesn’t provide (IMO) a strong competitive challenge for players wanting to make the leap to the Test Side.

If international cricket is tier one, I’d create a second tier (purely for the 4 day game) of four regional teams;
- North
- Midlands
- London
- South & Wales

They could rotate around traditional cricket grounds in those regions, rather than have a fixed venue.

That would drag the next best 60 or so cricketers up to more competitive games, they’d even be able to play games against touring teams international teams and against second-tier cricket nations eg Ireland / Kenya etc

The 18 counties wouldn’t lose their one day and 20-20 games, which is where they make there money and players have a clear progression path from County ( tier 3) to Test (tier 1).


Tykeoldboy
Chelsea Transfer Target


Oct 5, 2019, 6:33 PM

Posts: 3310
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Team(s): Doncaster Rovers, Everton

Post #27 of 29 (1023 views)
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My personal view is the gap between international Test Cricket and the County 4-day game is too big. Eighteen counties splitting a small population of players amongst itself doesn’t provide (IMO) a strong competitive challenge for players wanting to make the leap to the Test Side.

If international cricket is tier one, I’d create a second tier (purely for the 4 day game) of four regional teams;
- North
- Midlands
- London
- South & Wales

They could rotate around traditional cricket grounds in those regions, rather than have a fixed venue.

That would drag the next best 60 or so cricketers up to more competitive games, they’d even be able to play games against touring teams international teams and against second-tier cricket nations eg Ireland / Kenya etc

The 18 counties wouldn’t lose their one day and 20-20 games, which is where they make there money and players have a clear progression path from County ( tier 3) to Test (tier 1).


An interesting idea. By North you mean Yorkshire Smile



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Feversham Lens
Chelsea Transfer Target


Nov 26, 2019, 9:29 AM

Posts: 3425
Location: York
Team(s): Not any more

Post #28 of 29 (130 views)
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To start at The Oval on July 17...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/50551805


Part-Timer
Chelsea Transfer Target

Nov 26, 2019, 10:19 AM

Posts: 4585
Location: Huntingdonshire
Team(s): Brentford, Bradford City, Peterborough United, Yaxley

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To start at The Oval on July 17...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/50551805

It can't come soon enough. I am absolutely convinced that had it been played last summer England would have avoided the humiliation of losing by an innings after winning the toss and choosing to bat on a shirtfront in New Zealand despite their opponents being without their best bowler on the final day. Crazy

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