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Gloucestershire 218 for 8 (Roderick 61, Quinn 7-61 ) v Essex Scorecard Even on a milk-sun morning the College Ground retains its grandeur. Adidas Originals Gazelle Schweiz . There is Protheros famous chapel, of course, its proportions unsullied by the angular excrescence beyond it; there is also that long pavilion where, in 1992, the Marquess of Reading won the Cheltenham Gold Racquet; and there are the marquees, 10 of them this year, plus assorted gazebos and even the odd tent.Prime Ministers resign and Prime Ministers are appointed but Cheltenham smiles indulgently on such occasional changes. Gladstone was in charge when Gloucestershire played their first county match here and it is to be hoped that the ground sees off several dozen more First Lords of the Treasury before it is done. Never mind Brexit, old boy, on afternoons such as this it was difficult to believe wed ever lost India.Matt Quinns recollections of Cheltenham will be equally fond but rather fresher. For after play had been interrupted for over two hours by ferocious westerly showers the New Zealand-born seamer took six wickets in a ten-over spell from the Chapel End which may go a long way towards determining the shape of this game.In 75 minutes Quinn tore out the heart of the Gloucestershire batting, sending the home side spinning from 99 for 1 to 140 for 7, at one stage taking four wickets for seven runs for 17 balls. He had never taken more than four wickets in a completed innings before. In 1930 Agatha Christie published The Mysterious Mr Quin; Gloucestershire certainly found the eponymous sleuths near-namesake a puzzle on a pitch freshened by the stoppage and warmed under the covers.What was particularly impressive about Quinns bowling was the number of good batsmen he got out when they were playing defensively. Rather like say, Stuart Broad or Kyle Jarvis, he is not lightning-fast but he gets it down at a tidy old lick. And while he does not swing the ball vast distances, he hoops it enough. Graeme van Buuren being pinned on the back foot with the third ball after the resumption was mundane enough but six overs later Quinn snaked one back between bat and pad to bowl Michael Klinger for 5.And, rather like the glass-in-hand brigade enjoying corporate hospitality at the College Lawn End, he was only warming up.Twenty minutes later Gareth Roderick prodded forward but only his pad made contact with the ball. Umpire Billy Taylor assessed the justice of the appeal and, slightly echoing the famous line in Monty Pythons Life of Brian decided he could not reprieve Roderick. Two overs after Gloucestershire skipper had departed for a pleasant 61, Hamish Marshall joined him when his tentative push gave a catch to Tom Westley at second slip.Kieran Noema-Barnett played on and was much more culpable. His rather wild cover-drive was a gin-and-tonic stroke where mineral water was required. And when Jack Taylor was bowled next over for 3, Quinns excellent afternoons work was done. He received a standing ovation when he came in for tea, Gloucestershires not-out batsmen, Craig Miles and David Payne, courteously waiting for him to make his way in.Miles and Payne then batted with simple good sense to add 65 for the eighth wicket by blocking straight balls and giving half-volleys a rare malleting. Still, though, Quinn was not finished. After a brief break for rain and bad light, he had Payne brilliantly caught in the gully, Jaik Mickleburgh diving to his right to complete a one-handed catch. Quinn trooped off to more applause with 7 for 61; his best analysis for a match is 8 for 107.Gloucestershire had a batting bonus point they may not have expected and Miles is 45 not out but Essex have the advantage in this game.The wicket didnt offer much but it swung a bit all day, said Quinn. We put it down to the overhead conditions after it rained. The ball was shaping nicely and if you bowl on off stump and it swings, its always going to difficult to play. I dont think we bowled very well early on but the margin of error is quite small on that wicket. The rain break made us regroup as a team and think about our plans.The piquant thing is that Quinn has not been an automatic pick this season, for Essex are decently placed for seamers. Jamie Porter and Graham Napier are bowling well and the visitors could afford to rest David Masters for this game. One wondered how they would get on without their venerable linchpin. Essex had certainly shown more disregard for Masters than would be permitted in this place during term-time.And all this drama followed a morning in which Gloucestershires batsmen had made Ryan ten Doeschates decision to bowl first look unwise at best. Batting on a surface they knew they could trust, Roderick and Chris Dent had driven confidently in the wide arc between extra cover at midwicket, adding 77 in 80 minutes before Dent edged Porter to Westley.It made good watching for the chattering schoolchildren, who, still in uniform, sat patiently in the stand opposite the great pavilion. Arranged in rows of scarlet, navy blue and cyan, they offered a colour-chart of innocence and promise. More adult matters were being discussed in the pavilion: a chap was spotted carrying an early glass of fortifying cordial. Its a bit early for Holy Communion, isnt it? asked a friend.Less than ten minutes before lunch the rain swept in and sent spectators scurrying. Scorecards gusted across the outfield. Cleeve Hill was shrouded in mist, and before long its ancient companion, Nottingham Hill, disappeared completely. A couple of hours later Gloucestershires middle order did so as well. Adidas Nmd r2 Schweiz . They had already blown a double-digit lead, fans were hitting the exits, and a long seven-game road trip waited at the end. Adidas Nmd XR1 Schweiz . Robinson finished with 17 points, all but two in the second half, and Lawson had 14 after halftime and finished with a game-high 11 assists as the Nuggets handed Dallas its first home loss in eight games this season. J.J. Hickson led Denver with 22, and Kenneth Faried added 10 points and 10 rebounds. http://www.nmdschweizkaufen.ch/eqt-outlet.html . LOUIS -- Lance Lynn was one of the more enthusiastic participants as the St. ATLANTA -- Heres one argument against the notion that money is ruining golf: The PGA Tour is playing for $69 million over the final month, and all anyone seems to care about is an exhibition that doesnt pay a dime.Maybe it would be different if the Americans had won the Ryder Cup more than twice over the last 20 years.They have stopped at nothing this time in a desperate bid to get it right, even though the outcome can easily hinge on a 45-foot putt like the one Justin Leonard made in 1999 at Brookline and Justin Rose made in 2012 at Medinah.All the while, an important part of their season is being overshadowed.The FedEx Cup ends Sunday at East Lake, where the winner gets a $10 million bonus. A total of $35 million in bonus money is awarded -- even the players who didnt qualify for the playoffs received $32,000 last year -- after four tournaments that each offer $8.5 million in prize money.Lets be clear: Four tournaments that comprise the FedEx Cup playoffs dont compare to three days of the Ryder Cup, and its not even close. Not in history or passion, not in ticket sales or television ratings. No one this side of PGA Tour headquarters will argue that.The Ryder Cup might be second only to the Masters in terms of pure theater in golf.Still, the process of making the U.S. team is over the top. The Americans have asked for four weeks to get 12 players. Europe had its team in two days.The Ryder Cup has been as much a part of the conversation as the FedEx Cup.The Barclays was the final tournament to earn one of the eight automatic spots on the U.S. team, and the story out of Bethpage Black was as much about Patrick Reed playing his way onto team as it was winning for the first time in nearly 20 months. The Deutsche Bank Championship and BMW Championship might as well have been auditions for Davis Love III before he made three of his four captains picks.And before getting to East Lake for the FedEx Cup finale, Love invited potential picks such as Bubba Watson, Daniel Berger and Justin Thomas to play practice rounds with part of the U.S. team at Hazeltine over the weekend and into Monday.Thomas is No. 12 in the FedEx Cup, well in range of a prize that would pay more than his career earnings. Berger is No. 24 and has a longer road to the $10 million, though its worth noting Bill HHaas won the FedEx Cup in 2011 from the No. Adidas Nmd Günstig Ebay. 25 seed.Watson, the No. 7 player in the world, already is stung by not being chosen thus far. He must feel like every shot will determine whether he flies to Minnesota on Sunday night or has time to check on his new candy store in Pensacola, Florida.Jordan Spieth doesnt have this problem. He easily qualified for the team and is trying to become the first back-to-back winner of the FedEx Cup. He was at Hazeltine on Monday playing with whom he described as the three hopefuls -- Watson, Berger and Thomas.Spieth figures his best chance to play well at Hazeltine is to play well at East Lake. The matches dont start until Friday, anyway.Now that Im here, he said Tuesday at East Lake, Im only thinking about this.And those three hopefuls?I think its challenging. I think its tough, he said.Spieth and Thomas have been friends since they were 14. He said Thomas has told him hes been so consumed with the Ryder Cup that it has hurt his game. Thomas missed the cut at the TPC Boston and tied for 32nd in a 69-man field at Crooked Stick.They all know that if they come in here and if they can somehow block that out and focus on this tournament, it will help all of them, Spieth said.Tim Finchem, in his final year as the PGA Tour commissioner, managed to take it as a compliment that the PGA of America was taking so much attention away from what tour marketing officials once described as their Super Bowl.The way the Ryder Cup approaches this has really changed because of the FedEx Cup, he said Tuesday. It says that players are gearing their game to be at the top of their game during this period of time.Nine of the 30 players at the Tour Championship are assured of being in Hazeltine next week.Russell Knox of Scotland is part of the 21 who will not. He was left off the European Tour team despite two PGA Tour victories in the last year and a world ranking (No. 19) better than seven players for Europe. Once he was overlooked as a pick, Knox has thought about only one cup.Theres four or five U.S. guys this week still hoping to play well to make the Ryder Cup, Knox said. The position Im in, Ill take the $10 million. ' ' '