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Off-Topic => 100 Ball Franchise => Topic started by: Captain Slaphead on November 19, 2019, 05:25:06 PM

Title: London Spirit*
Post by: Captain Slaphead on November 19, 2019, 05:25:06 PM
(*For the unaware, a womens team in The 16.4 & based for some reason in Chelmsford)

Are Essex CCC under commercial pressure from ECB to publish so-called 'news' about this franchise on the Essex website?
If not, what percentage of essexcricket.org readers do the web editors think have any interest in this?
Title: Re: London Spirit*
Post by: nat on November 19, 2019, 05:40:26 PM
I think we all know the answer to Q1.
Title: Re: London Spirit*
Post by: smandlej on November 19, 2019, 07:23:35 PM
(*For the unaware, a womens team in The 16.4 & based for some reason in Chelmsford)

A bit similar to London Southend Airport, then.

Still think it sounds like a gin.

Lynda
Title: Re: London Spirit*
Post by: Andy on November 19, 2019, 07:49:09 PM
Why not call them the London Seaxes? No one knows what they are, but the downmarket tabloids would have a field day.
Title: Re: London Spirit*
Post by: squarelegumpire on November 21, 2019, 06:58:12 AM
(*For the unaware, a womens team in The 16.4 & based for some reason in Chelmsford)

A bit similar to London Southend Airport, then.

Still think it sounds like a gin.

Lynda

Back to Hogarth's time* then, when the streets of London were notorious for gin-shops

18th Century.
Title: Re: London Spirit*
Post by: Perov on November 21, 2019, 08:18:59 AM
Not a ghost of a chance I will attend.
Title: Re: London Spirit*
Post by: bwildered on November 21, 2019, 04:28:50 PM
London Liquor.
Title: Re: London Spirit*
Post by: JasonP on January 09, 2020, 04:57:33 PM
https://www.essexcricket.org.uk/2020/01/09/early-bird-ticket-prices-revealed-for-the-hundred/

So they actually cost more than the Womens International matches we had at Chelmsford last year.  £5 to watch England v Australia for members last year.  Atleast £8 this year.
Title: Re: London Spirit*
Post by: bobw on January 09, 2020, 05:54:23 PM
"The Hundred offers brilliant entertainment"

How does anyone know? Nothing has happened on the field yet!
Title: Re: London Spirit*
Post by: jwb2 on January 09, 2020, 06:20:37 PM
Itís only an offer you donít have to accept.
Title: Re: London Spirit*
Post by: IlfordEagle on January 09, 2020, 07:52:12 PM
If I read & understood correctly then Lords & The Oval are likely to be more expensive than the others, also some days it will cost more to watch than others (at all venues?), so Tues, Thurs for example will presumably cost less than Fri, Sun - hardly fair on the spectators!!
Title: Re: London Spirit*
Post by: smandlej on January 10, 2020, 09:11:12 AM
The BBC Text service (which we shall miss, used to have the scorecards on all day when we're home) said the top ticket price would be £35 for the men's games.  I remarked that we could watch two days, rather than two hours, of cricket for that.

Lynda
Title: Re: London Spirit*
Post by: LeedsExile on January 10, 2020, 11:29:35 AM
The marketing of this thing saying it is "brilliant entertainment etc" really annoys me. I have read several quotes where people have already claimed that it is a success months before a ball is bowled. We really are in an era of fake news. Whatever the truth this tournament will be declared an overwhelming success.
Title: Re: London Spirit*
Post by: honkytonk on January 10, 2020, 12:53:14 PM
For all the lack of love of this, no one is forcing you to go/watch.  If you dont like it, ignore it.
Title: Re: London Spirit*
Post by: essexfan548 on January 10, 2020, 01:38:38 PM
For all the lack of love of this, no one is forcing you to go/watch.  If you dont like it, ignore it.

The point is even if we don't want to watch it, this 16.4 nonsense will impact on proper cricket. To pretend otherwise is foolish - players may get injured and will, no doubt, be offered all sorts of 'offers' to leave Essex.
Title: Re: London Spirit*
Post by: honkytonk on January 10, 2020, 02:20:40 PM
Not sure I follow with the offers to leave Essex part??
Title: Re: London Spirit*
Post by: neil on January 10, 2020, 03:38:47 PM
Not sure I follow with the offers to leave Essex part??

I think that there is a concern/fear that the 100 teams will have the finances/allure to tempt players away from the non 100 teams. That doesn't look like much of an issue for Essex (at the moment anyway) as most of our big players are contracted until at least 2021.

I guess it also underlines that bringing our own players through is still going to be the best plan for us.

I get the reasons for the negativity about the 100 but I tend to believe it's worth seeing how things pan out. I certainly can't get worked up about the advertising "hype". Happens all the time - best ignored
Title: Re: London Spirit*
Post by: Andy on January 10, 2020, 05:19:44 PM
I think that, unlike the T20 Blast and other innovations over the past 50 years, there was a clear understanding that these would support the county game.  Even the coloured clothing, mascots etc associated with them do try to develop an identity that appeals to supporters beyond the county stalwarts. 

Whilst The Hundred is also justified in the same way, the plain fact is that the noticeably smaller number of teams taking players away from the county circuit is bad because of the moronic idea that non-cricket people are more likely to identify with a city rather than a county.
Title: Re: London Spirit*
Post by: honkytonk on January 10, 2020, 06:50:39 PM
Not sure I follow with the offers to leave Essex part??

I think that there is a concern/fear that the 100 teams will have the finances/allure to tempt players away from the non 100 teams. That doesn't look like much of an issue for Essex (at the moment anyway) as most of our big players are contracted until at least 2021.

I guess it also underlines that bringing our own players through is still going to be the best plan for us.

I get the reasons for the negativity about the 100 but I tend to believe it's worth seeing how things pan out. I certainly can't get worked up about the advertising "hype". Happens all the time - best ignored

But there are no Hundred teams, all the counties get a fair share of the cash??  (Well thats the way I understood it??)
Title: Re: London Spirit*
Post by: neil on January 10, 2020, 07:01:46 PM
Not sure I follow with the offers to leave Essex part??

I think that there is a concern/fear that the 100 teams will have the finances/allure to tempt players away from the non 100 teams. That doesn't look like much of an issue for Essex (at the moment anyway) as most of our big players are contracted until at least 2021.

I guess it also underlines that bringing our own players through is still going to be the best plan for us.

I get the reasons for the negativity about the 100 but I tend to believe it's worth seeing how things pan out. I certainly can't get worked up about the advertising "hype". Happens all the time - best ignored

But there are no Hundred teams, all the counties get a fair share of the cash??  (Well thats the way I understood it??)

I was thinking more of this

https://inews.co.uk/sport/cricket/the-hundred-t20-cricket-competition-wages-pay-rise-504021

Title: Re: London Spirit*
Post by: essexfan548 on January 10, 2020, 07:05:59 PM

But there are no Hundred teams, all the counties get a fair share of the cash??  (Well thats the way I understood it??)

Look at the players selected - many of them are from the county hosting the fixtures. 'Imports' [ie players from other counties] may well be approached by the local players/ management.