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Sunday, April 24, 2011


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Dean @ Cricket Betting Blog

It has been an excellent start, although I think I'm slightly biased as a Warwickshire fan.

I do believe we have been massively helped by the weather though, as I dread to think what the media reaction would have been had these games being played in colder temperatures and with plenty of rain ruining them.

We would have heard all the usual stuff reported in the media about the end of the county championship, as it is being sacrificed for the T20 in June, the IPL is better, etc, etc.

Going back to Warwickshire, you were probably not alone in thinking they would go down this season, and they still might.

But I did believe they would be hard pushed to have as bad a season with the bat again, as they did last year.

Ashley Giles did take steps to strengthen the batting over the winter, if he hadn't of done, I'd have to worry about his credentials as director of cricket and England selector.

So far so good, but Chopra won't get a double hundred every week and Westwood is still struggling, so we need Porterfield to settle in and hopefully Yousuf will get some runs, although I do believe he leaves sometime in May.

The Reverse Sweep

The weather has been fantastic - this weekend it was better in England than the South of France; and I should know as I got caught in a deluge on Saturday afternoon! 


Warwickshire have been impressive so far, but as you say Chopra cant keep hitting double hundreds and if Woakes carries on the way he has to date he will be in the England side. But relegation looks unlikely in my view.

yüz maskeleri

Sussex (309) and Middlesex (328) both thrillingly chased down 300+ victory targets against Durham and Derbyshire respectively in topsy-turvy games at Chester-le-Street and Derby.

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