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Hampshire League in trouble...
« on: February 05, 2018, 08:09:37 AM »

Hampshire League in trouble...

Saw this link posted on FB by H4L.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/31/worlds-largest-cricket-league-threat-teams-quit-lengthy-matches/

Does anyone here play in it because reading the article it just seems they have the seem problems as everyone else has.
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Re: Hampshire League in trouble...
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018, 08:40:31 AM »

Interesting stuff @WalkingWicket37 is a Hampshire player he will know the affect of teams leaving

Our league is changing to 50 per cent limited overs games for 2018 this should shorten the game...not by much but like others on here I have been on the field at 8pm in the past
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Re: Hampshire League in trouble...
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 08:44:24 AM »

Radical headline

The proposals are only for the lower divisions, and to blame teas for the decline in players is Trump-esque

I think the leave AGM is either this week or next, so we'll find out what's happening soon
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Re: Hampshire League in trouble...
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 08:54:44 AM »

Unfortunately until the ECB realise that the exposure of the game is being killed by their deal with Sky numbers will continue to drop.
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Re: Hampshire League in trouble...
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2018, 09:00:46 AM »

Its a combination of things though, isn't it?  T20 is not helping, because it is killing the appetite of younger players for the proper form of the league game.
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Re: Hampshire League in trouble...
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2018, 09:05:44 AM »

 Told that Worcester Clubs are going down to 40 overs for div 6- 9 also dropping teas is always on the  agenda .
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Re: Hampshire League in trouble...
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2018, 09:13:06 AM »

Sad day when teas are dumped !

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Re: Hampshire League in trouble...
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2018, 09:43:57 AM »

How often do people actually get good teas?

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Re: Hampshire League in trouble...
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2018, 09:48:06 AM »

I don't get it - surely just a simple tweaking of the rules would work? 

12.30 or 1pm start times.

20-30 mins for tea

limited overs at 40 - 45 overs a side, or declaration game with a make of 95 overs (limit of 50 overs for team batting first).

This is pretty much how we are set up in Surrey Champ and we very rarely have late finishes.

If I've got my maths right, go at 18 overs per hour -

Declaration - 1pm start, 50 overs, finish at approx. - 3.45pm.  25mins for tea, 4.10pm. 45 overs 2nd innings - 6.40pm finish.
Limited Overs: 1pm start - 3.30pm tea - 2nd inngs start - 4.00pm - 6.30pm finish.

I know lost balls, in juries and arguments can affect timings, but I'm sure these aren't far off.

I wonder if people have 2.00pm starts and 40 minutes for tea - that's going to add nearly 80 minutes to the game, so no wonder there's late finishes.
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Re: Hampshire League in trouble...
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2018, 09:52:05 AM »

Over rates is the biggest single problem - you get teams that want to change the field or have a conflab after every single ball and thereby drag the whole process out for an absolute eternity.  In our league, the likes of Slough and Burnham can be relied upon to finish at least an hour after any other team would be off the park. 
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Re: Hampshire League in trouble...
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2018, 10:24:59 AM »

Hope this means that games start earlier; maybe 11am. Dont understand the logic behind starting a game at 1pm!
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Re: Hampshire League in trouble...
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2018, 10:28:23 AM »

Hope this means that games start earlier; maybe 11am. Dont understand the logic behind starting a game at 1pm!

Gives you time to get over your hangover and enough time to rush to the petrol station to get a sandwich and a lucozade, right?
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Re: Hampshire League in trouble...
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2018, 10:39:10 AM »

I must admit, we constantly have this debate within our league about cutting out late finishes.  The answer always seems to be reduce overs or 30 mins earlier start!

Why not just start at 11, 11.30, 12, 12.30??

A few lads may work Sat mornings, but if one of the main reasons cited for reduced numbers is the late finishes then you have to find the correct balance somewhere?
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Re: Hampshire League in trouble...
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2018, 10:42:03 AM »

Hope this means that games start earlier; maybe 11am. Dont understand the logic behind starting a game at 1pm!

Our lads struggle to arrive for 1pm if the McDonald's drive-thru is busy...
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Re: Hampshire League in trouble...
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2018, 10:48:22 AM »

I'd be really interested to see what happened if a city league somewhere started up playing t20, start at 1pm finish around 4pm. Obvious issues with people not getting a game but have a sneaking suspicion it might be a massive success with the casual cricketers.
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