Thursday, 26 May 2011

It's all over for the CB40....roll on the T20.

Well, frankly the CB40 is a complete joke of a competition anyway. Who wanted to win it? Gloucestershire now face about a hundred more matches in the competition with almost no chance of progressing. Yippie! Honestly, we know we are hardly the first to say this but the format of the CB40 competition is staggeringly stupid...even in the world of cricket where staggeringly stupid is frequently taken to new and unparallelled levels.

Gloucestershire lost last night by 41 runs and conceded 32 extras in the field. Enough said.

Despite conceding 271 runs to Notts the boys again showed good fight with the bat which perhaps gives some sort of hope for the up and coming T20 games. It is hard to really know how to feel when your team crashes out of these one day competitions. Personally we would rather see a stronger championship side, yet one day cricket brings in the money and the glory.

Ed Young bounced back positively from a poor showing (or, "outrageously awful", if you read the boys at Glos la la la - come on guys, he's only 22!) at Leicester last week. He batted well and bowled economically. With the spin department our biggest problem this season let's hope he can continue to develop his bowling to go alongside his evident talent with the bat.

Will Gidman's hand injury has been described as a soft tissue injury. Hopefully he will be fit for the weekend's game against Essex. A return to proper cricket, in a proper competition, before the circus arrives in June.

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