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2020 Fixtures
#1
The fixtures for next season are released tomorrow, so it's time to place your bets for how many days of weekend cricket there will be for Warwickshire. I'm going to go for 5.
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#2
I'm going for 4 if we're excluding friday nights
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#3
Please no Monday or Tuesday starts in the County Championship, PLEASE!
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#4
Maybe I’ve been dreaming, but I’m sure I’ve read that CC games will start on Fridays.
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(25-11-2019, 02:49 PM)Malc Wrote: Maybe I’ve been dreaming, but I’m sure I’ve read that CC games will start on Fridays.

But that would be in October and November!!
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(25-11-2019, 03:29 PM)Leicester Exile Wrote:
(25-11-2019, 02:49 PM)Malc Wrote: Maybe I’ve been dreaming, but I’m sure I’ve read that CC games will start on Fridays.

But that would be in October and November!!

According to The Cricketer provisional schedule for 2020, there are 16 dates when Championship matches will begin, from 13 April until 27 September.
If I have read their chart successfully, six rounds start on a Sunday, three on a Monday, one on a Tuesday, four on a Friday and two on a Saturday.  So only four rounds will have no weekend play and six rounds will have both Saturday and Sunday play.
Of course, Warwickshire won't have matches starting on all of those dates so we will have to wait and see.
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#7
So....6 of the 7 home games include weekend play ???
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#8
At last the message has been heard - really good to see so many games including weekend days. Let's hope attendance increases as a result
LE - aka John
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#9
Well, well, well. I may have to eat my words about giving up on County memberships as that is the most sensible fixture list we've seen in years. I may also have to give thanks to The Hundred for forcing the ECB to put on something that at least resembles cricket (RLODC) during the high summer.

Whatever next? Sibley and Woakes released from international duty and Warwickshire CCC challenge for the title?
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#10
Looking at out fixtures and England's fixtures Sibley will miss the Blast but be available for the majority of all our 4 day games. Bit difficult to say with Woakes, he'll obviously miss the one day comp and may miss the later season 4 day games.

This is at a glance though, I could be wrong.
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#11
I think in giving evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee Colin Graves said the ECB was going to let the counties sort out the scheduling for 2020.  If that's right they've done well to include more weekend and bank holiday cricket.

Looking at the list I think we "miss" playing Yorkshire and Gloucestershire at home and Essex and Kent away which seems pretty fair although the return of an unbalanced championship season is unwelcome.
RB
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#12
My initial response to the fixtures was "well, that is better than last year"

The lack of weekend cricket has been a bone of contention for a few years; I am fortunate as I work shifts, allowing me to get to weird days in the week. Logically speaking however, cricket should be scheduled for the times that the majority of people can watch it, namely the weekend, so this schedule is a massive improvement in that respect.

The issue of Championship fixtures falling largely in April and September remains a concern however; we will not produce a winning Test team when Tests are scheduled for the height of summer while Championship matches are scheduled, by and large, to be played on greentops under lead grey skies in late spring and early Autumn.
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#13
I've just renewed. Although I've moved to Ireland there is enough weekend games and other dates that I can attend to justify renewing...dependent on weather!
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(27-11-2019, 10:03 PM)ajones1328 Wrote: I've just renewed. Although I've moved to Ireland there is enough weekend games and other dates that I can attend to justify renewing...dependent on weather!

For those only interested in watching 4 day cricket, you can watch CC matches at Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire for £99 by becoming a member of Leicestershire. There is no age restriction. Because the teams often play at the same time it is not possible to watch that much extra cricket as you might think. Still a great offer though. Warwickshire who are inflexible on their membership package should think of doing something similar.
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#15
Wow ... will it really soon be 2020... I thought this was a thread on T20 fixtures.

Great news to hear that weekends will once again have cricket... there have been far too many weekends and bank holidays in the UK in the last decade that have been totally devoid of any form of county cricket.
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#16
I know we get bored in the off season but this is too much...
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#17
(02-01-2020, 03:32 PM)bear4life Wrote: I know we get bored in the off season but this is too much...

Particularly as we're half way through the off season...

If in October who knows!
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