Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

It just isn't cricket

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Gangster Octopus
    started a topic It just isn't cricket

    It just isn't cricket

    The rules for The Hundred are announced

  • Lucy Waterman
    replied
    Here's a bit of maths fun. Maths that I'm sure the ECB has done. If The Hundred is going to sell more tickets than the T20 Blast, it will have to attract more than 26,000 spectators to each fixture.

    Leave a comment:


  • Guy Profumo
    replied
    Originally posted by Satchmo Distel View Post
    10 ball overs but the bowler can be switched after 5 balls. Will they actually call them 'overs' though?
    "Bowler"?

    "Pitcher", surely?

    Leave a comment:


  • Satchmo Distel
    replied
    10 ball overs but the bowler can be switched after 5 balls. Will they actually call them 'overs' though?

    Leave a comment:


  • Guy Profumo
    replied
    Originally posted by Ray de Galles View Post
    It seems Wales isn't even allowed to have its name in a franchise for this abomination, let alone its own national side ;

    The Hundred: Cardiff franchise could be 'Western Fire'
    But Welsh Fire does bring back memories of holiday cottages, doesn't it?

    Leave a comment:


  • Ray de Galles
    replied
    It seems Wales isn't even allowed to have its name in a franchise for this abomination, let alone its own national side ;

    The Hundred: Cardiff franchise could be 'Western Fire'

    Leave a comment:


  • Benjm
    replied
    Oval Greats seems to have been the equitable solution by which nobody quite got what they wanted.

    I'd have gone with London X, just to enable any reports of disappointing ticket sales to appear beneath the headline London X: No Sell Out.

    http://www.wisden.com/stories/news-s...al-oval-greats

    Leave a comment:


  • Gangster Octopus
    replied
    Oval Fruits would be better. With the youth team Oval Teens...

    Leave a comment:


  • Ray de Galles
    replied
    Have we covered the fact that the "Surrey" side in this godforsaken farce will be called, and I kid you not, Oval Greats?

    Hellfire, that is a pile of shit.

    Leave a comment:


  • Nocturnal Submission
    replied
    Indeed, though I was also quite taken with the "London Prices".

    Leave a comment:


  • ursus arctos
    replied
    E10's suggestion of "Metropolitan Elite" for the name of the Surrey franchise is too brilliant for words.

    Leave a comment:


  • Lucy Waterman
    replied
    I won’t be watching, but if there has to be a racist name, why do “we” have to have it?

    Leave a comment:


  • Duncan Gardner
    replied
    Cheers Zeb. Suppose Belfast could have used Cranes/ Wardrobes/ Lilliputians are our locally marketable name

    Leave a comment:


  • Southport Zeb
    replied
    Originally posted by Duncan Gardner View Post
    Any chance of a Belfast franchise? The Stormont Stasis would be good
    There is a Belfast franchise in the Euro T20 Slam, which is due to hold it's first edition in August/ September. The six teams have fairly dull names - Amsterdam Kings, Belfast Titans, Dublin Chiefs, Edinburgh Rocks, Glasgow Giants, Rotterdam Rhinos.

    There won't be any games in Belfast - the first ten games all take place in Amstelveen, the next ten in Edinburgh and the last ten at Malahide, where the knockout stages will also be held.

    Leave a comment:


  • Southport Zeb
    replied
    The website Southernbrave.com and Twitter account @southernbrave have already been taken. They belong to a Texas based country band called Southern Brave.

    Leave a comment:


  • Etienne
    replied
    They're still better than the IPL names (Knight Riders, Royal Challengers and Super Kings being the worst) and that's somehow survived.

    Leave a comment:


  • ursus arctos
    replied
    Vauxhall Kebabs

    Leave a comment:


  • San Bernardhinault
    replied
    Trent Chihuahuas
    Birmingham Rumbleponies
    Manchester Trash Pandas
    London Blue Wahoos
    Wales Lugnuts
    Southern Railriders
    ...

    It would make as much sense as the current selection.

    Leave a comment:


  • Hot Pepsi
    replied
    They should do what minor league baseball teams do. Put out a list of six name options that nobody likes. Then hire a consultant to come up with some better ideas and let the fans vote.

    Leave a comment:


  • Capybara
    replied
    Wait for the badges to come out and let Cameron Carter loose on them.

    Leave a comment:


  • Nocturnal Submission
    replied
    Good enough.

    Leave a comment:


  • Gangster Octopus
    replied
    Originally posted by Nocturnal Submission View Post
    And the Leeds/Yorkshire connection?
    Somebody from Leeds once saw one?

    Leave a comment:


  • Nocturnal Submission
    replied
    Originally posted by Ray de Galles View Post

    I'd take issue with that, it's pisspoor even if it's better than some of the others. Being "Welsh" not "Wales" is a factor in that too.



    It's the tallest dwarf, I'll grant you.

    Leave a comment:


  • Nocturnal Submission
    replied
    Originally posted by Gangster Octopus View Post

    And the Leeds/Yorkshire connection?

    Leave a comment:


  • Ray de Galles
    replied
    Originally posted by Nocturnal Submission View Post
    Welsh Fire is good...
    I'd take issue with that, it's pisspoor even if it's better than some of the others. Being "Welsh" not "Wales" is a factor in that too.



    Leave a comment:

Working...
X