The alternative start to the 2020 County Championship season
April 12 should have been a date to rejoice for county die-hards up and down the land; it was to be the start of the 2020 County Championship.
Of course, that hasn’t turned out to be the case. Nevertheless, the appetite to put on the whites remains, with county stars showing how they’ve kicked off the season on social media.
Looks like Sussex will begin their opener with the bat after skipper Ben Brown went out for the toss.
We’re batting lads ???@SussexCCC @CountyChamp pic.twitter.com/qssMQGgOkU
— Ben Brown (@Ben_Brown26) April 12, 2020
England and Kent’s Joe Denly looked pretty solid behind his first ball faced this season.
.@joed1986 faces the first ball of the @CountyChamp season in #SuperKent kit
Tag us in your efforts and we’ll share the best ?#CountyChampAtHome pic.twitter.com/HLbbRdTM0f
— Kent Cricket (at ?) (@KentCricket) April 12, 2020
While Essex seamer Sam Cook didn’t quite land it where he was hoping to…
Pretty standard first ball of the season, rank loosener dispatched accordingly to the rope @CountyChamp #CountyChampAtHome pic.twitter.com/nkhVdVzYUE
— Sam Cook (@samcook09) April 12, 2020
Unfortunately for England tweaker Dom Bess, he’s not made the XI for Somerset’s first fixture.
Start of the @CountyChamp today, shame to miss out for @SomersetCCC who have gone with 1 spinner. Batting 1st and time to fill them up, 40 mins in and going well! How you going up there @mattyparky96 @cal_parky #spinnersunion @bib_life pic.twitter.com/hgs5F5M6SE
— Dom Bess (@DomBess99) April 12, 2020
Lancashire leggie Matt Parkinson also misses out on a seaming Old Trafford wicket – but at least he’s keeping himself busy the right way.
Thanks @DomBess99. Green one @EmiratesOT for the opening @CountyChamp so 4 seamers. Still 0 down here, so going well, 3rd coffee of the day and feet up for an hour ?? how you going? @mattcritchley96 @JoshPoysden14 #spinnersunion #biblife pic.twitter.com/7F6MnKsXe4
— Matt Parkinson (@mattyparky96) April 12, 2020