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The Season; it used to start just before May!

The blog the Corridor has also noted this

” Last year it started on April 15; in 2008, it was the 16th. 2007? The 18th. The first Championship matches of the new millenium began on April 26″.

What is the point for this seasonal creep stupidity.  They actively want people to turn up and freeze, that is if the weather or bad light does not intervene.  They want cold players risk more injury?

I know Airlines are starting to sponsor Counties, but the carbon footprint does need to be addressed.

Start scheduling championship matches back into the summer – there is that talk about playing the first few out of the country now because someone has just noticed that early April is not a time when you should be playing cricket…..Abu Dhabi and Barbados, are not British or local?

Actually the weather is set for fair, so hopefully it will be a nice weekend [and that is rare]!

For a spot of what team is who you could look at Dan’s cricket blog. He has quite an extensive resume of the teams for this season.


This is the month where we expect Modi to be masterfully monopolizing the cricket the media with his IPL missives.  He certainly likes the money, glitz n business end of cricket; how to charm, how to smarm and how to rub people up the wrong way.

And whatever you do or don’t think about the IPL, it has many ramifications for English domestic cricket, this year more so than the last.  Exactly what those may be, could become clearer as the month progresses.  And then again they may not…

It might all be some mad Bollywood illusion after all…