County teamsheets point to unchanged England; CRICKET.ENGLAND'S humbling first-Test defeat to South Africa South Africa, Afrikaans Suid-Afrika, officially Republic of South Africa, republic (2005 est. pop. 44,344,000), 471,442 sq mi (1,221,037 sq km), S Africa. led to the usual calls for a review of the balance of the bowling attack.
But yesterday's teamsheets in the LV= County Championship would appear to point towards an unchanged side for next week's second match at Headingley.
While the pre-series hype surrounded the battle between the two best pace attacks in the world, it was South Africa's fearsome top-order batsmen who hogged the limelight at the Oval as James Anderson James Anderson can refer to these persons:
Steven Finn For the cricketer of the same name, see .
Steven Finn (born August 20, 1966 in Laval, Quebec, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey player who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League from 1985-86 until 1996-97. and Graham Onions Graham Onions (born September 9, 1982 in Gateshead) is an English cricketer. He plays for Durham and was named in England's provisional 30 man squad for the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy. He is a right arm medium-fast bowler and a useful lower order batsman. are ever-present as threats to the established trio - but both were on duty at Chesterle-Street yesterday morning as those who featured at the Oval rested up.
Finn took the new ball for Middlesex against Onions' Durham side, and ten economical pre-lunch overs yielded one wicket.
But Nottinghamshire took to the field without either Broad or spinner Graeme Swann among their number as they took two Sussex wickets in the first session.
A memory of England's recent past, on-loan Steve Harmison, provided Yorkshire's international pedigree in the absence of Bresnan, while Anderson's Lancashire are not in action this week.
Ravi Bopara's return to the side brought only 22 runs and a pair of sloppy dismissals but he will have no further opportunity to play himself into form with his side not in Championship action.