How can it be right?
Tim Bresnan returns to play for Yorkshire well into the second day of the Roses Match.
How can this be? I am aware there has been some sort of rule to allow returning Test players to enter a Championship match part way through but it does not mean the rule is correct. In fact, its preposterous. I suppose I would say that when it appears Lancs are on the wrong end of it but any sensible cricket enthusiast would admit it is seriously flawed.
I can understand a potential Test player getting back to play for his County before lunch on the first day, whilst the current named player has done nothing. As soon as this person bats or bowls then surely they are then playing. It dictates the decision at the toss, the decision of who to bowl and for how long and also the batting order. Substitutes are not part of the game at any other time and so why should they be affecting our best players who can turn a game like Bresnan has done. To add insult to injury, he arrives on the ground, goes straight into bat and then can open the bowling. Simply wrong!
Its also like video replays at Super League games...how can only televised games be subject to video replays when there are dodgy tries in all other games. it could be vital for your team and the cliche it evens itself out is rubbish when your team is on TV less than others.
On a less ranty note, I am looking forward to my cricket game tomorrow as Captain of Alvanley second team!! As I said the other day, despite averaging 100 this season, you are only as good as your last game and I got a duck!!! Need some runs tomorrow and then my beers in Frodsham will taste sweeter. A team win would be even better!!
Have a great weekend.