County cricket talking points: Notts send message with big win over Essex

Nottinghamshire beat the reigning champions by an innings and look good at the midway point of the group stage

By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket Blog

If sport really were drama, the French philosophers of the 1960s would have pronounced upon it. Somewhere, within their trademark obfuscation, sport’s key theme of jeopardy would have emerged, that enemy of big business, that friend of the playwright. The founding and sinking of football’s European Super League showed how much the owners of the clubs feared jeopardy’s uncertainty and how much the fans embraced it.

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