Lancashire v Kent RLODC final at Trent Bridge 17 Sept 2022.

Newby

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11 am Start, Looks like a decent weather forecast.

Pleased to see that both teams have gone with the players who got them there. Possible last ever Kent appearance for Darren Stevens just about tips my lukewarm support for both teams a little bit towards them.
 

Donnylad

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Can't raise much support/interest for this one .. but I hope Old Man Stevens puts on a show to confound the ninnies.
He and Patto would make a fine pair of bowlers who can bat (one more than the other), who have a lot of experience knowledge and nous and know about cricket and how teams work.
 

Newby

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I'm interested to see who comes out on top in a final concerning two teams who we met in the group stages.

Lancashire beat us easily at York and of course Kent won the very tight game against us at Canterbury with that last ball six that is probably still giving Matthew Revis nightmares.

I've got some jobs to do so I'm hoping R5SX keeps with the final all the way to keep me company and doesn't suddenly drop it for the football.
 

DaveMorton

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From the Kent CCC website:

Match Coverage​

The Royal London Cup Final will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK & will therefore not be shown on YouTube.

For Kent supporters that do not have a Sky Sports subscription, the match will be live streamed for free via the ECB website, by logging in with a free-to-create We Are England Cricket Supporters account.

A live video scorecard will run simultaneously via the Match Centre on the Kent Cricket website.
 

Newby

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There is some live cricket at Headingley today as the Northern Diamonds take on the Southern Vipers in the Rachel Heyhoe Flint trophy.

50 overs per side, 10:30 start. You need to get a ticket from the ticket office but it won't cost you anything as entry is free.

I did hear the coach from one ladies team saying that the sport ought to be judged in terms of it's success in attracting paying spectators and sponsors in about 2030.

There's an awful lot of subsidy to flow under the bridge by then.
 

DaveMorton

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Kent win toss and bat, and Compton is already out, as I start watching. Good news. I don't have to watch him bat. Possibly good news for Kent, too. Leaning not playing.
 

Newby

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Certainly losing Compton early is not necessarily a bad thing. I haven't watched any yet but it's Trent Bridge and batting first Kent need to push things on.

You would think anything less than 350 would be within reach of the team batting second.
 

Karma

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There is some live cricket at Headingley today as the Northern Diamonds take on the Southern Vipers in the Rachel Heyhoe Flint trophy.

50 overs per side, 10:30 start. You need to get a ticket from the ticket office but it won't cost you anything as entry is free.

I did hear the coach from one ladies team saying that the sport ought to be judged in terms of it's success in attracting paying spectators and sponsors in about 2030.

There's an awful lot of subsidy to flow under the bridge by then.
Absolutely, particularly as a member I've already paid for entry AND in addition YCCC have made entry free to all who have applied 'on-line' for a 'free' ticket

Edit: I'm actually at the game, NorthernDiamonds bowled well, held their catches and restricted the southrrn team to 226.

In reply Diamonds are 58 - 1 aftrr 10 overs, lovely day.

Oh and I've signed a petition organised by a lovely gentleman from WRF - basically to force an EGM (Nov?) and to try to get YCCC to agree to follow members wishes rather than take our views 'into account. Follows similar at LCCC and elsewhere.

Diamonds won with 7 overs to spare. Winfield-Hill scored 125.
 
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Newby

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The RLODC final turned out to be a good game. I watched a bit and listened mostly while tackling the back garden. Lancashire let themselves down with their fielding and catching otherwise they might well have won easily. As it turned out they didn't and Kent won quite comfortably in the end. Fairy-tale ending for Darren Stevens, though he did limp off.

Interesting to listen to Saqib Mahmood on comms, he's one of the only people I've heard who seems to think both teams should have played their strongest side.

He's probably right in so far as there was a trophy to won and you should always try and put your best available team on the field. Right, but it would have been perceived as being wrong.
 

Karma

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Well if Kent hadn't won the cup I would have wanted Lancashire to come away as victors!!!

For a little while Kent were a bit under the radar thoughout the competition but played well as a team and without the Lanky superstars ( apart from Darren Stevens). A fitting reward and tribute to a fine young player!!!
 

Karma

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Absolutely, particularly as a member I've already paid for entry AND in addition YCCC have made entry free to all who have applied 'on-line' for a 'free' ticket

Edit: I'm actually at the game, NorthernDiamonds bowled well, held their catches and restricted the southrrn team to 226.

In reply Diamonds are 58 - 1 aftrr 10 overs, lovely day.

Oh and I've signed a petition organised by a lovely gentleman from WRF - basically to force an EGM (Nov?) and to try to get YCCC to agree to follow members wishes rather than take our views 'into account. Follows similar at LCCC and elsewhere.

Diamonds won with 7 overs to spare. Winfield-Hill scored 125.
By the way I applied for an extra (free) ticket for my wife, yesterday upon our return from Cumbria. Received an e-mail acknowledging the ticket and saying it would be e-mailed shortly. Having not received promised 'free' received ticket overnight , applied again today.

Result at a little after 10:30 this morning ticket e-mail received with stated start time of 11:00 . It actually started at 10:30.
 

Newby

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Congratulations to Bexley who beat Nantwich today to become the ECB national club champions.

The game was played at Lords, you know, the ground that traditionally held the 50 overs final but is now much too busy for such a second rate competition.
 
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