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Ruel’s championship début with the first team, rather a success so far.

In the championship side this year through injury to our frontline seamers, Ruel has got to work.  He has recorded 5fers in both of the matches he has played in this season.

That is a good start, dare one hope that he will improve!?

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An emotional day in a lot of ways.  Not only was Graham Onions back on the competitive field for the first time in 14 months.  He took 5 for 53, nice, as he seems to have come back where he left off; taking plenty of wickets.

But it also saw our whole attack looking like the attack of old, the attack of Championship winning form.  Demolishing Yorkshire for 149 in 60 overs.  After us not getting any bowling points in this fixture this time last year it was just the best to see the attack back to how we know it can be.  I wish had been there.

And what will really make me smile is if Iain gets plenty of 5 and 10 wicket hauls this season.  He is playing for Middlesex, and I wish him well.  If you can’t follow his cricketing splendour on the field, you can follow his progress instead on Twitter @iainobrien and also on his excellent blog.

When I got this tweet I knew I would need to post it up at some stage. And Indeed Iain is now getting the wickets in, with 7 wickets in the first innings of the Middlesex v Gloucestershire match at Lords.  So yes I’m smiling now.

I’ll also put in a mention for Danny Evens, who progressed from the Durham Academy to Middlesex, and who is fit again and taking some wickets too.

Don’t forget, many things slip off the hook when elections happen and the ECB are one of those to have been handed a lifeline in the shape of the general election.  This means the thorny subject of the Ashes and its status as a ‘must be broadcast free to air event’ [the so called ‘crown jewels’ list of British sport] due to be decided this June, now of course will not be.

So there, the ECB will have lots of lovely time to think about how it can get cricket on the free to air box, whilst not pissing it’s purse string holder, Sky, off! How about some domestic Twenty20 finals at the very least?  Worth a barter surely?  And Sky could try to benevolent as part of it’s ongoing Ofcom squabbling?

Steve Finn has taken the first 5 wicket hall of the season, for Middlesex at New Road.  Hurrah!

In the second ODI against India, England women’s top bowler struck with 5 for 22, a career best.  This time in a tight 3 run win over India.  Jenny Gunn also did well adding 64 runs and 2 wickets at 38.