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Essex Cricket 2021

Ricky Otto

President⭐
Joined
Mar 8, 2007
Messages
6,586
Location
Chelmsford
We did indeed win by an innings, which I'm delighted about. I have to admit I'm totally and utterly lost as far as the League situation is concerned. I understand we're in League Two, so does finishing top give us promotion???? Or will this silly system, with a Championship season cut in two (no doubt to benefit the more commercial competitions), carry on into next season?
It hasn't been decided yet. They have given the hundred as an excuse but there were other workable solutions, just a bad decision.
It looks like the counties are in favour of doing the same again next season though and continuing the "trial" 12 out of 18 in favour apparently, so think it will be same again
 

cerbera45

Coach⭐
Joined
Jan 11, 2006
Messages
1,822
Hashim Amla is doggedly hanging in there for Surrey (107 for 7) at The Oval. At the close of Day 2 the hosts are still 332 runs behind.
 

ESG

Manager
Joined
Dec 10, 2003
Messages
2,033
Not been mentioned yet so thought i'd put a post on RTDs retirement. Absolute Essex legend, achieved great things. I'd say he's called it right, hasn't looked comfortable with the bat this season. Hope he remains at the club in some capacity.

I'd meant to post as it was announced but got distracted. Pleased that I was as you have said it all Ricky, especially about him staying around.

Thanks for everything Ryan and all the best.
 

jackj13

Youth Team⭐
Joined
Dec 21, 2012
Messages
1,055
Not been mentioned yet so thought i'd put a post on RTDs retirement. Absolute Essex legend, achieved great things. I'd say he's called it right, hasn't looked comfortable with the bat this season. Hope he remains at the club in some capacity.
A true legend but as you say I think the time was right. Not that I can get there myself but seeing as he hasn't been in the squad for the last few matches I hope he gets a nice Chelmsford swan song rather the anti-climax given to James Foster.
 

number11

"Good morning everybody........"
Joined
Feb 11, 2005
Messages
5,599
Can’t remember where but I read an article yesterday that there may be some internal issues between some players (Cook included) and Irani. Shame if that’s the case. Anyone know anything?
 

tia

Manager⭐
Joined
Sep 11, 2008
Messages
1,998
Apparently some players including Alistair Cook think Irani has too much input to the team and are unhappy.Irani allegedly said there was a drinking culture amongst the players which was denied.Irani was leaving to concentrate on his business but now rumours he may be staying on in some capacity
 

The Dirty One

Newbie⭐
Joined
Aug 6, 2010
Messages
298
Location
A Mess
A true legend but as you say I think the time was right. Not that I can get there myself but seeing as he hasn't been in the squad for the last few matches I hope he gets a nice Chelmsford swan song rather the anti-climax given to James Foster.
Saw an interview with him on the Essex website and he said he has played his last game for us ☹️.

Will be a presentation and speech at lunch on the first day this week - the only day I can't make!
 
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