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The Future of County Cricket
(26-10-2015, 08:20 PM)Paul Wrote: Yes I agree with you LE but when you think about it, all our home games are played in the Birmingham area so we really are more Birmingham bears than Warks Bears now unlike Gloucestershire who play at Bristol, Cheltenam and Gloucester. So really its only tradition that we keep the name Warwickshire.

Indeed...

Birmingham bears are watched by more people than Warwickshire.

More people have a full priced season ticket to watch Birmingham Bears than full priced Warwickshire memberships.

The clubs two grounds have a B postcode.

Birmingham city council financially support the club over its loan structure.

But in reality.... I'm not sure it matters.... there isnt enough cricket on summer weekends and bank holidays.
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(12-01-2019, 01:37 PM)Warleybear Wrote:
(26-10-2015, 08:20 PM)Paul Wrote: Yes I agree with you LE but when you think about it, all our home games are played in the Birmingham area so we really are more Birmingham bears than Warks Bears now unlike Gloucestershire who play at Bristol, Cheltenam and Gloucester. So really its only tradition that we keep the name Warwickshire.

Indeed...

Birmingham bears are watched by more people than Warwickshire.

More people have a full priced season ticket to watch Birmingham Bears than full priced Warwickshire memberships.

The clubs two grounds have a B postcode.

Birmingham city council financially support the club over its loan structure.

But in reality.... I'm not sure it matters.... there isnt enough cricket on summer weekends and bank holidays.

Probably more people eat Big Macs than a Meat and two Veg meal but it doesn't make it better for you and in the long run the Meat and 2 Veg is a more fulfilling and longer lasting satifying meal.

But if T20 was played in April and September and red ball cricket played June July and August would Bham Bears still have the higher attendance? Stats can be made to prove anything.

As for the B postcode comment - parts of Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Leicestershire have a B postcode.

Absolutely agree with your final comment.
LE - aka John
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Some shifting of positions here:
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/j...m-harrison
Suddenly, the new competition (no longer called The Hundred) "is being designed to appeal to cricket fans first and foremost.”  The Blast is no longer a mediocre tournament, as previously described by Colin Graves but can now co-exist alongside the new tournament; and the county championship is "our blue riband event."
Furthermore, despite the the £180m cost, it is already profitable because of the tv deal.
In addition to the tournament name, there are plenty of things that are still as clear as mud - for example, what the exact format will be and what the teams will be called.
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call it 666

18 overs per side in slots of 6 over phases

1st innings 12 overs (6 over power-play)
2nd innings 12 overs
3rd innings 6 overs
4th innings 6 overs

thus creating the possibility of enforcing the follow on if, say 66 behind on first innings scores

fits all the time restrictions, jazzes up the tired old jaded overblown T20 and - it's different

only 6 batsmen are permitted to bat in both innings, the other 5 can bat in later innings only if they haven't already had a bat
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(14-01-2019, 11:43 PM)Mad Brummie Wrote: call it 666

18 overs per side in slots of 6 over phases

1st innings 12 overs (6 over power-play)
2nd innings 12 overs
3rd innings 6 overs
4th innings 6 overs

thus creating the possibility of enforcing the follow on if, say 66 behind on first innings scores

fits all the time restrictions, jazzes up the tired old jaded overblown T20 and - it's different

only 6 batsmen are permitted to bat in both innings, the other 5 can bat in later innings only if they haven't already had a bat

Calling it 666 sounds like a bad Omen to me !  Your name isn't Damien by any chance?
LE - aka John
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It's a bit late for the PCA to catch on to this now:
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/f...r-counties
My theory is that they will be "super teams", not super counties.
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If The Hundred is to be re-named, maybe the ECB could call it The Verschlimmbesserung, which is a German word with no English equivalent meaning an attempted improvement that makes things worse than they already were.
Just a suggestion!
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And with a name like that total confusion will be created which, I do believe, is the ultimate aim of the ECB. You never know, the Germans might take up the game shouting their famous saying "Ve 'ave vays of making you play"
LE - aka John
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