Hampshire Cricket History

Do They?
August 28, 2015, 9:10 am
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Today’s Cricket Paper carries a number of letters responding to the ECB proposal to cut the number of Championship matches. Broadly they take the same view as everyone who has commented here – DON’T!

However on page 2 they run an article about the PCA Survey with the headline “Players Back Trim to Championship”. The article itself does not make that claim, presumably because they don’t.

The vast majority support a reduction in the amount of cricket played but they favour a reduction in the ‘least important’, the Royal London Cup.

Over 90% express support for the Championship as the one they “most want to win”, and 85% believe that “symmetry” (pretty difficult with 14 games) is more important in the Championship” than the limited overs games.

The PCA conclusions include:

“We must respect the LV= County Championship as our premier domestic competition, and only change it if the prize is a significantly better overall schedule” (my emphases)

“The Royal London Cup is seen as less important and of lower quality than the other competitions”

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So a Lords cup final is poor fare.

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