The only ones talking in favour of The Hundred are those who are earning out of it…… a blind man can see it a joke tournament and dangerous to County cricket and ultimately Test Cricket.Jimmy Anderson made an appearance to tell everyone how great It was. That Is was packed (with over half the seats empty) behind him and that the atmosphere was amazing (quiet at the time and had been for a while) There was no conviction In what he was saying but he was giving It a right good go anyway. To the point Infact that you could accuse him of lying.
Tuffnel and Vaughn were getting right Into It In the commentary box, Flintoff and Lego have made videos promoting It and the Eoin Morgan says the excitement of the England team Is through the roof and that they need the 100 more than the 100 needs them.
Old school greats these are not, but there are plenty of people who have been Instrumental In England's success over the past 20 years who are right behind It, publicly at least. I think the ECB Is putting a lot of pressure on players to comply and toe the narrative they are projecting whilst others are very much happy to sell out the game for their own monetary gain and media carears.
On the BBC they keep cutting to brief and mind numbing Interviews with the crowd or some string. They keep pushing the atmosphere when talking to them aswell.I’ve just turned over to Sky to see what all the fuss is about. What I’ve seen so far is Stuart Broad and Nasser Hussain enthusing over what a great match the women put on last night. What a great crowd it was. What a great atmosphere there was. Everything was either great, or exciting, or brilliant, or wonderful.
To me, it sounds like a load of contrived bullshit with paid actors in the crowd to dance about at the behest of the Sky cameras.
I saw somewhere that this is worth £1.4m to each county which will obviously keep the financial wolves from the door for some of them. They're nothing but 'Company Men' now.You know you’re not watching proper sport when the likes of Jos Buttler in between the super, smashing, lovely platitudes, refers to what I’ve just been looking at as a ‘product’.
I saw somewhere that this is worth £1.4m to each county which will obviously keep the financial wolves from the door for some counties. They're nothing but 'Company Men' now.
I was quite looking forward to Somerset v Yorkshire at Taunton a week on Sunday but I'm assuming that both teams will have given up some of their best players to this pantomime so I'm glad we've had to cancel it.
The 50 over tournament is now called a ‘development’ competition by the ECB….. counties have given up their best players to The Hundred , so it is in all but name a Second Team Tournament.I noticed today that Kent played Durham at Beckenham in a 50 over game. Kent won the toss and put Durham in to bat. 405 runs later Kent went in to bat and lost by over a hundred runs. Not only did Kent miss Sam Billings runs, they badly missed his captaincy as well.
They're doing 'Double-headers' (and I don't mean the battery powered type most the 'women' might be familiar with) - last night it was the bloke's teams turn.It sounds like "It's a Knockout" without the water sports.
But I'm still confused....this is women?
If so it's not proper cricket in the first place.