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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2018, 06:47:33 PM »

We finished our 30/30 game at 1:45 having started at 10. The opposition thrashed us with 10 overs to spare. Probably good they did as our over rate was very poor.

It was so nice to arrive at 9am and be home for 2pm. I really don't think the day should last more than 6 hours at our standard. Really questioning if I can be bothered to play next season.
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2018, 11:21:44 AM »

Both games cancelled. We offered our oppo their choice of an early start, reduced overs or an extended tea break, but in both cases they said they just couldn't be arsed to play cricket at all.

Next week is the British Grand Prix, and then the week after that there is a good Columbo film on the telly, so no cricket for the next two weekends either I would imagine.
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2018, 11:31:29 AM »

We finished our 30/30 game at 1:45 having started at 10. The opposition thrashed us with 10 overs to spare. Probably good they did as our over rate was very poor.

It was so nice to arrive at 9am and be home for 2pm. I really don't think the day should last more than 6 hours at our standard. Really questioning if I can be bothered to play next season.

I fully appreciate that the World Cup shouldn't change anything but it would be nice to think the reshuffling in some leagues might start a discussion on start times etc. I fully agree @HallamKeeper that a morning start and early afternoon finish is way more appealing than basically the entire day taken up with a crazy late finish 9 times out of 10 added on top.
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2018, 11:38:52 AM »

Both games cancelled. We offered our oppo their choice of an early start, reduced overs or an extended tea break, but in both cases they said they just couldn't be arsed to play cricket at all.

Next week is the British Grand Prix, and then the week after that there is a good Columbo film on the telly, so no cricket for the next two weekends either I would imagine.

British Grand Prix was the week just gone so you are okay next week!!

I see the Yorkies have got in on the act and have postponed their t20 game on Wednesday to avoid a clash with the semifinal.
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #34 on: July 09, 2018, 12:10:36 PM »

Only the ECB...

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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #35 on: July 09, 2018, 12:24:23 PM »

You couldn't make it up with them!
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #36 on: July 09, 2018, 01:36:58 PM »

I fully appreciate that the World Cup shouldn't change anything but it would be nice to think the reshuffling in some leagues might start a discussion on start times etc. I fully agree @HallamKeeper that a morning start and early afternoon finish is way more appealing than basically the entire day taken up with a crazy late finish 9 times out of 10 added on top.

We have a league forum on facebook where suggestions for rules changes are discussed. Start and end times have been a popular topic for ages, behind only bonus points, player eligibility, and "how to prevent all these bloody defaults". I would imagine most leagues are the same.
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2018, 02:28:25 PM »

I should have perhaps said "restart a productive discussion"... which even as I type it I realise is fruitless in cricket
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2018, 03:44:53 PM »

We started our game at 9am, which was a bit ridiculous (especially as the away team had to travel around an hour to get to us), but having the game done by 3pm was actually really good.

Quite a few of our lads said that having done it, they'd probably prefer starting at 10/10.30 instead of 1.30 in future. I wonder if it'll be proposed at some league AGMs come next season.
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2018, 04:06:45 PM »

We started our game at 9am, which was a bit ridiculous (especially as the away team had to travel around an hour to get to us), but having the game done by 3pm was actually really good.

Quite a few of our lads said that having done it, they'd probably prefer starting at 10/10.30 instead of 1.30 in future. I wonder if it'll be proposed at some league AGMs come next season.

If it is then you best hope clubs send younger members and not the typical old fart to vote on these matters.
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #40 on: July 09, 2018, 04:17:40 PM »

We finished our 30/30 game at 1:45 having started at 10. The opposition thrashed us with 10 overs to spare. Probably good they did as our over rate was very poor.

It was so nice to arrive at 9am and be home for 2pm. I really don't think the day should last more than 6 hours at our standard. Really questioning if I can be bothered to play next season.

30overs isnt much of a game unless youre top 3 or get your full allocation of overs each week.. that format would soon kill off those who are left at 4/5/6/7 each week and barely bowl
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #41 on: July 09, 2018, 04:25:57 PM »

If it is then you best hope clubs send younger members and not the typical old fart to vote on these matters.

Surely clubs vote and discuss internally on any proposed rules changes, and then whoever is sent simply votes based on the club's agreed preferences.
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #42 on: July 09, 2018, 04:48:38 PM »

Surely clubs vote and discuss internally on any proposed rules changes, and then whoever is sent simply votes based on the club's agreed preferences.

You'd like to think so but from my experience it's quite common for an older committee member to turn up and vote how he wants to.
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #43 on: July 09, 2018, 05:12:21 PM »

One upshot of the flexibility around start times  is that a lot of our players rather like the earlier start times.  Personally I have always been in favour of earlier starts and earlier finishes sonypi can have a full evening after playing cricket.

The other change on Saturday was that both teams got through their overs quickly which was a pleasant change.  Sadly i don't think this is one that is likely to last
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Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
« Reply #44 on: July 09, 2018, 06:12:17 PM »

One upshot of the flexibility around start times  is that a lot of our players rather like the earlier start times.  Personally I have always been in favour of earlier starts and earlier finishes sonypi can have a full evening after playing cricket.

The other change on Saturday was that both teams got through their overs quickly which was a pleasant change.  Sadly i don't think this is one that is likely to last

Agreed unfortunately. I'd love for the earlier starts to become permanent but other issues then arise such as Saturday workers...but on the other hand those who want to go out with their mates Sat nights might stay/come back to the game.
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