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jjelricksmith

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Games interrupted by the World Cup
« on: July 06, 2018, 02:24:09 PM »

Right then not seen one of these yet.

What is the weirdest arrangement for league games rearranging if they are at all to work around the football. We were left to our own devices so are starting 2 hours early and having a 3 hour lunch break from 2:45-5:45.

A league near me has offered teams to drop from 50/50 to 25/25 which of course is an awful idea. What has everyone else's leagues done?
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 02:30:17 PM »

35 each. Would rather win Cricket and watch highlights!
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2018, 02:39:27 PM »

Right then not seen one of these yet.

What is the weirdest arrangement for league games rearranging if they are at all to work around the football. We were left to our own devices so are starting 2 hours early and having a 3 hour lunch break from 2:45-5:45.

A league near me has offered teams to drop from 50/50 to 25/25 which of course is an awful idea. What has everyone else's leagues done?

The thing i find most interesting about this is the leagues/clubs that have said they are going to stop for the football and have an extended tea break, are they -

a) starting at a time so extended tea is half way through/during the 2nd innings?
b) reduced the overs enough so that you will be finished by 8ish?

i say this because you can't bank on the game not going to penalties because you aren't going to be able to pull wild horses away from the game if it goes to extra time and penalties, then the game isn't finishing till approx 5.45pm.... so batting 2nd becomes a real disadvantage due to light etc....
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 02:51:20 PM »

Been given the option to arrange an earlier start time, and extend tea break if both teams agree and umpires

We have managed to arrange a 9am start, both teams and umpires happy and all being well should be done for the footy or just after
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 02:52:01 PM »

The thing i find most interesting about this is the leagues/clubs that have said they are going to stop for the football and have an extended tea break, are they -

a) starting at a time so extended tea is half way through/during the 2nd innings?
b) reduced the overs enough so that you will be finished by 8ish?

i say this because you can't bank on the game not going to penalties because you aren't going to be able to pull wild horses away from the game if it goes to extra time and penalties, then the game isn't finishing till approx 5.45pm.... so batting 2nd becomes a real disadvantage due to light etc....

The game is supposed to go on until 9pm!! I completely agree with you mate. Our track is a road so whoever wins the toss tends to bat first anyway and try put on a run a ball in 53 overs.
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2018, 03:26:30 PM »

we're starting an hour and a half early (12) playing full 45 overs and no extended tea but the game will be on in the club house,

been a compromise between the two clubs

my personal opinion is you should play as normal, if teams cant get 11 then they forfeit its not the fault of the leagie or any side who can get 11 that theyre players have made themselves unavailable, in 2010 i played a sunday league game when england lost to germany and was one of the most thrilling games of cricket ive played in

i know football is the biggest sport in the country but if we dont stop to watch england in the quarters/semis/finals of cricket competitions so why for football

although with this weather just get the game on its a long old winter!!!!
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2018, 03:58:49 PM »

My club is starting both it's games tomorrow at 9am in the morning.
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2018, 04:12:11 PM »

12 noon start, usually 1.30pm, 20 over game,usually 40. Far more beneficial for the competition and integrity of the league to maintain strong teams,  as opposed to weaker teams, reduced players per team and penalty points for no shows...
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2018, 05:35:25 PM »

Normal start for us despite the oppo wanting to rearrange.
Kudos to my neighbour. He captains a forth team, his seconds postponed but he refused to strengthen his side with those second teamers who wanted to play cricket.
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2018, 06:32:06 PM »

Normal for us oppo asked for an earlier start time but we have some lads who work Saturday mornings so couldnt make it any earlier then 1pm.

I have heard of a league starting a game at 6am... madness.
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2018, 07:21:22 PM »

Starting at 12, breaking for the football and playing the full 45 overs. Really poor, the second team dont have a game yet we currently have only 9 men!
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2018, 07:43:20 PM »

Theres a game in Leicestershire starting at 6am in order to be done by the time the pub opens to secure a prime spot for the game....

Any other summer and there would be far too much dew and morning moisture to even consider such an early start.

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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2018, 08:32:03 PM »

No change for us 1pm start  :-(
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2018, 08:47:23 PM »

Im not playing this weekend but agreed to a 10:30am start and reduced from 45 overs to 30overs with no lunch break, food will be out all day and just help yourself when batting, most of the lads are meeting in local spoons at 8am for pre-match breakfast. Personally Im not too bothered by a quarter final as can record and watch later but I guess 30 overs is just about ok same as a rain delay I guess
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2018, 08:51:14 PM »

1s are playing 30 overs starting at 10am.  2s and 3rds off. fuming
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