could some from the UK expalin the county points system and whether you think it works well.
They used to do something similar back in the day in county cricket, whereby the team with the first innings lead in a drawn game got bonus points.I think we should adopt the scoring for the Aussie state cricket where, rather than bonus points for reaching arbitrary totals batting and bowling, the side which has the lead after the first innings gets a couple of bonus points. Firstly it makes it much simpler to work out and secondly it eases the pressure on teams to produce roads at home so that they can fill their boots and get max batting points.
I would like to see a system along the lines of 8 points for a win and 4 points for a draw/tie with a 2 point bonus for first innings lead, meaning 10 points are always shared out each game. Makes it much easier to follow and work out permutations when coming near the end of the season.