OK so the Mickey Mouse trophies have been handed out in recent weeks, now for the proper stuff! The glamorous County Championship begins this Friday as players wearing 3 sweaters freeze on the boundary in front of the proverbial one man and his dog in the crowd. Once again the 4 day county championship starts early and doesn’t finish until Mid September with the best part of the summer probably reserved for the Twenty20 and domestic one day competition.
I’ve tried to start similar threads in recent years but never had much response but given the amount of general cricket chat that we all love, thought it might be a good idea to start this from the off. We can discuss latest developments, results and just general domestic cricket related ramblings and anecdotes to while away the hours.
As Old Trafford is currently in the middle of redevelopment, most of Lancy’s home games will be played at Aigburth this year. Any of you planning on popping along to any games? I know Yorky (obviously) and Cassiel are proud Yaaarkshiremen, Art Vandelay is Worcestershire til he dies. 5th Benitle must be Middlesex or Surrey I guess? I think lfsea is another Lancs man like myself…what about the rest of you?
Lancashire only have a squad of 19 this year and their only overseas signing is the relatively underwhelming Sri Lankan Farveez Maharoof. The ageless Glenn Chapple is captain again and it looks like we’ll still be reliant on old stagers like Mark Chilton. All in all it could be a long season for the Red Rose.
I’ve attached a preview of Division One for your perusal: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/12960823.stm
Let battle commence!