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#CLRJames' deceptively benign question: “what do they know of cricket, who only cricket know?”, was a challenge to the public to re-consider the game in England’s elitist orthodoxy.
Given James failed in this task, what is the story of #cricket from a people’s perspective? 1/14
Although no #history is ever ‘definitive’, cricket has always been particular about whose voices are heard.
Like James, the game has had other maverick historians of course. But the likes of Bowen, Birley and #Marqusee all suffered at the hands of the game’s establishment. 2/14
Given Birley recognised “cricket lovers do not like to be told new things”, #cricket in England is still defined by 'gentlemanly amateurism'.
But rather than a handful of gentlemen associated with the #MCC, the game’s growth owes everything to the efforts of ordinary people. 3/14
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Despite England’s poor red ball form there is some serious anticipation for the #CountyChampionship starting.
I’ve been looking at data and as usual I have summarised in a thread but I warn you, it is a deep thread…
Firstly detail of a few of the data parameters I used
For all players their career First Class figures have been used

Team battings averages - the figures for batters, wicket keepers and all-rounders have been used

Teams bowling averages - the figures for bowlers and all-rounders have been used.
Let’s start with the makeup of each county. Does the growing focus on all-rounders translate into county game? It seems for some it does, Leics and Glous squad is just under 30% all-rounders. At the other end Middlesex have just 1. Will Derbyshires small squad be an issue?
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