Yorkshire vs. Worcestershire T20 Blast Match

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Time for something unusual now at Silly Point, an actual first hand account of cricket, I mean real cricket, not a computer game. I may have retired from playing but not even the weather could prevent me from attending Headingley today and witnessing some breathtaking cricket.

There was the small matter of Yorkshire number three David Willey’s 118 from 55 deliveries before Worcestershire’s Yorkshire born Ross Whiteley struck young spinner Karl Carver for six sixes in one over. Wide included the over ultimately cost 37 runs! White Rose coach Andrew Gale has tried to deflect some of the blame that could be aimed at Carver by suggesting that stand-in skipper Tim Bresnan was wrong to bowl the slow-left-armer (His brother-in-law) at such a time in the game. The home side managed to hold on though and secure a 37-run victory.

For a full match report please log onto Cricinfo…

http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/8053/report/1068343/

Here are some photos (Fret not, I own the rights!) from this afternoon’s run fest:

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Ready and Abell / Gary’s Ballancing Act

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Somerset have appointed twenty-two-year-old Tom Abell as their captain for the 2017 County Championship campaign. Opening batsman Abell replaces Australian retiree Chris ‘Buck’ Rogers. The former Test opener bowed out of professional cricket with centuries in each innings of his final First Class match against Nottinghamshire last September. Jim Allenby remains at the helm for both limited overs sides.

The appointment comes hot on the heels of Yorkshire’s announcement that England discard Gary Ballance will captain the county in all forms of the game in 2017. In contrast to Somerset, Yorkshire and former Championship winning captain Andrew Gale was insistent that the Headingley side should have one captain across all formats.

Come next April Silly Point will share it’s Telegraph Fantasy Cricket team with followers and it’ll be interesting to see if either new county captain makes the cut?

In the build up to the 2017 campaign Silly Point will provide a Fantasy Cricket team selection consultancy service free of charge. Simply contact us (Me!) direct for incisive tips.

Who will be in your team?