Domestic cricket under threat as Lord’s leaps to wretched conclusion

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City-based competition The Hundred, brainchild of the ECB’s chairman and chief executive and due to arrive in 2020, will not complement the old ways but cannibalise them

The tumult of this extraordinary sporting summer has momentarily died away. Suddenly the remnants of an ancient civilisation have reappeared, like the outlines of a flooded village reappearing amid the caked mud of a parched reservoir.

First-class cricket is being played in the land, in agreeable places with perfect weather. Days of wine and Roses matches. I have been watching with good companions, sometimes discussing events as they unfolded, sometimes talking about life, which is the way cricket should be watched.

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Written by Matthew Engel
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