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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 12:41 PM 

Yes think Middlesex will aim to bat out the next session at a good rate and set us around 250 in last 36 overs or thereabouts.
Key will be for us not to lose early wickets.

 
 
Stu
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 12:42 PM 

Not a very good wicket for scoring quickly on. Very low and slow. With all the best intentions in the world, even if we swing at every ball and go for it right to the end, it could still end up in a draw.

Not easy to score at 4 an over, so 10 an over will be nigh on impossible, bearing in mind defensive bowling, everyone on the boundary, no limits on field placings, or number of overs each bowler can bowl. Even so, we have to go for it, as personally I would prefer Middlesex to win the title, if we don`t, than Somerset, with their dodgy wickets and no points deductions.

 
 
Thomas
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 12:45 PM 

Martin (Login Martinh00)
Posted Sep 23, 2016 12:28 PM

Ballance bowled in the dying overs of a match. Not sure it's quite the same thing here

He didn't actually; it was the 1st innings of a test v India

http://m.espncricinfo.com/england-v-india-2014/engine/current/match/667715.html

 
 
Dwight_Schrute
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 12:47 PM 

Yes 10 per over would be silly. Needs to be around 7-7.5 to keep us interested throughout.

Won't be like usual t20 of trying to stem runs though, Middlesex will bowl attackingly so run score opportunities will be there.


    
This message has been edited by Dwight_Schrute on Sep 23, 2016 12:49 PM


 
 
Papag
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 1:05 PM 

word from down at Lords from a well connected is 200 off 30 being touted

 
 
peter
(Login wakefieldfan)

today

September 23 2016, 1:05 PM 

it is very plain to see that Middlesex won't give the game away there is only one team going to risk the game and if it ends in a draw Middlesex while blame Yorkshire not for going for it we will see .

 
 
Peter
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 1:08 PM 

if they set us 9 or 10 an over we should refuse to chase it, and make sure franklin knows that now.

odds have changed dramatically this morning

yorks was 4/6 now 9/4
somerset now evens
middx 7/2

i really do not want to hand this to a negative middx side giving us a 9 an over target when they cannot even muster 3 an over

 
 
Guest
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 1:20 PM 

Oh, the penny's dropped...

Middlesex are going for the draw because they know at the end of the game the ECB are going to dock Somerset a convenient number of points for their dodgy pitches so that they still win the title.

It's oh so obvious really.

 
 
Alibor
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 1:23 PM 

Just arrived in Spain for week and have seen lunch score - must have been frustrating morning session and now looks certain draw. Somerset must be good bet at evens as I cannot see Middlesex setting an achievable target - they will have been the cause of them not winning the title because of over cautious batting the whole match. However, cricket can be unpredictable!

 
 
David in Morley
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 1:29 PM 

Eskinazi 1 off 23!

 
 
East Coast Type
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 1:35 PM 

What on earth are Middlesex doing? 3 in 7 overs since lunch.

 
 
Papag
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 1:37 PM 

Looking like they cant agree on a target sad.gif

 
 
Eastriding
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 1:37 PM 

New ball in 2 overs, bizarre from Middlesex, are they accepting a draw and just trying to remain unbeaten for the season?

 
 
Guest
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 1:42 PM 

I thought money talking was the sole preserve of football. Looks like cricket as well now, if Middx would rather have the guaranteed whatever it is quid for finishing second than the silverware and history of winning the league.

 
 
Martin
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 1:49 PM 

Here's hoping we skittle them with the new ball. Will serve them right for being so cautious.

 
 
PaulYorks
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 1:49 PM 

New ball due - come one lads! If we bowl the b*ggers out, all the other nonsense will be academic.

 
 
Guest
(Login ThirdUmpire)

Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 1:50 PM 

The other issue is that any target set in the last session off a known minimum number of overs overlooks the risk of bad light calling an early halt to proceedings and the light meter reading was set on the first day that they now have to use as the mark.

It would be typical if the game got to the stage where Yorkshire were 7 or 8 down and say 40 short with 5 overs left and the umpires took them off for bad light.

Of course if there were floodlights they could get round this problem. Oh hang on... there are floodlights... but they are not allowed to use them.

Cricket is going to look bloody stupid later on today if that happens.

I don't think Middlesex need to bat any differently if the plan is to set us 200 off 30 or so overs. The key will be to not get there too quickly or they have to declare sooner and give us more overs.

 
 
David in Morley
(Login DavidinMorley)

Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 1:52 PM 

Well the difference between 2nd and 3rd is about £80k, perhaps divided about 16 ways, for ease of calculation.

As a humble office worker, I must say a bonus of £5k (even before tax) would be very nice for me, but for some of these cricketers probably on very good salaries you'd think not.

At the current rate they're going to have to go into a fifth day to lead by 200.

Is it sunny down there? No danger of a light abandonment at half four is there?


 
 
Jay
(Login overman8)

Re: In place

September 23 2016, 1:52 PM 

Inspiring stuff from Middlesex, the making of champions.

 
 
Dwight_Schrute
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 1:54 PM 

Agreed TU. If they get too far ahead at tea, they might lessen their own chances.

 
 
 
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