Barmy County Championship season continues

It’s been a bit of an entertaining and crazy start to the county championship so far this season, Somerset struggling, Warwickshire’s batsmen scoring runs, summer weather in April, etc.

This week a bit of normality appeared to be returning to proceedings. Marcus Trescothick is back in the runs with a double ton (227), Surrey getting hammered and Warwickshire’s batting collapsing again, then I seen this headline – Bopara ton leads Essex victory – and I realised that after all we are still in silly season.

In fairness to Bopara it’s a timely contribution. A match performance of 197 runs while only losing his wicket once is just what he needed after an early season struggle, he now is averaging 41.28 after 4 games for Essex.
This can only help Bopara with Eoin Morgan not exactly setting the world on fire at the IPL, but it’s still not the sort of form that demands an England test recall.