We believe that the 16-game, two-divisional county championship structure should be maintained. We believe that the competitive cricket engendered by the county championship has helped England win two of the last three Ashes series and develop tougher, more resilient cricketers. It has helped prepare four of England's top seven - Strauss, Cook, Trott and Prior - to score centuries on Test debut (two others - Bell and Pietersen - scored half-centuries) while it has proved an ideal learning ground for the likes of Graeme Swann to hone their game. We also believe that spectators should be consulted before such drastic changes are made to their game. The current county championship is valued by many and the proposals for change will only decrease the quality and integrity of the competition. This petition will be mailed to the ECB and all county chief executives before the end of May. If you support our efforts, please add your details below.
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