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Peter
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 2:53 PM 

should try and take advantage of the powerplay, oh hang on, scrub that.

no point in starting slowly though, even if we lose wickets we have to carry on, just a run a ball from the start, don't want to be looking for the last 100 in 10 overs.

what will happen if we get to our usual 30-4, will middx bowl joke bowlers to keep us interested?

 
 
Guest
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 2:54 PM 

Somerset fans not happy, but what did they expect? Any two teams would do the same, when a draw is no good for either team. Declaration bowling is nothing new, Athers spoke during the game about how common it was during the later period of 3 day cricket.

 
 
Stu
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 2:57 PM 

ECT - Unedifying and unnecessary - Middlesex only had to bat slightly faster over the first 85 overs to get nearly all of the 100 freebie runs.

Agree, but Middlesex have only got themselves to blame. As you say 1 run an over more from "proper" batting and none of the joke bowling would have been necessary.

It has upset the Somerset fans & players a lot, but it is in the rules (according to Tres).

 
 
Guest
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 3:06 PM 

Oh the cruel twist of a team who prepare two day tracks with three spinners in their line up moaning about other teams colluding to create a situation that might deny them the title.

I still expect the light meters to have the final word and the umpires to be hammered

 
 
Mart
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 3:17 PM 

Maybe Gayle's already played a fine captain's innings by negotiating a chase at just a run a ball?

Would have been 'cleaner' if it was just a two-horse race; bit harsh on Somerset, but them's the rules. Shame!

 
 
Peter
(Login Blackpooltyke)

Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 3:34 PM 

but like TU says, bad light could have the final say, we really should be looking at trying to get these inside something like 36 overs....or at the very least keep up to the run a ball rate, we are already behind the rate, need to keep it at a run a ball.

 
 
Neil
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 3:36 PM 

....can we bring on Duckworth-Lewis as super sub(s) ? happy.gif

C'mon lads! Give it everything under the sun!

 
 
Guest
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 3:37 PM 

At what stage do they bowl us some pies so we engineer a score of 200-7 say as the last 6 overs begin?

Give us the runs and we will gift you the wickets so we can both still have a chance

 
 
Peter
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 3:43 PM 

don't worry lads, 2 more wickets and we get to our proper batsmen

 
 
Peter
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 3:50 PM 

right now its 7/4 the field

what on earth is paul allott talking about?

ties and scores level, matters not

if yorks win we win title
if middx win they win title
if its a draw or tie or scores level somerset win the title

 
 
batdog
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 3:51 PM 

Well this is going mammaries skyward.

 
 
Neil
(Login BCTyke)

Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 3:53 PM 

"Well this is going mammaries skyward."

Thanks for that - it made me smile.

Here comes 'Sir' Tim......

 
 
ECT
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 3:53 PM 

Panicking far too early. Brainless.

 
 
Dwight_Schrute
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 3:53 PM 

At what stage do we block a few overs and demand they gift us some runs to play ball?

 
 
stevebluejay
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 3:55 PM 

Is Gale coming in at number 11 to hit the winning runs?








Thought not!

 
 
stevebluejay
(Login stevebluejay)

Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 3:57 PM 

At what point do we call off the run chase if wickets keep falling and we are still way off? Or do we go for it regardless?


    
This message has been edited by stevebluejay on Sep 23, 2016 4:06 PM


 
 
Neil
(Login BCTyke)

Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 4:02 PM 

We have to keep going for this.

Lose = 3rd place
Draw = 3rd place
Win = 1st place

 
 
Guest
(Login sooty-yorkie1)

Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 4:03 PM 

Not sure what Allott is talking about not needing to take any chances, it's north of 7 an over. We don't want too much to do in the last 10 overs.

 
 
Peter
(Login Blackpooltyke)

Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 4:04 PM 

we may as well just keep going for it.

given the fair declaration from franklin, i would sooner middlesex won the title than somerset.

middx have the huge disadvantage of playing their home games at lords where they cannot control the preparation of the wicket.

somerset just created bunsens and 2 day pitches to suit their own bowlers, really should have been docked points.

talking of docked points, middx are gonna lose plenty of points for slow over rates but not enough to cause them to lose the title if they win.


    
This message has been edited by Blackpooltyke on Sep 23, 2016 4:05 PM


 
 
Guest
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Re: Following from afar

September 23 2016, 4:04 PM 

Here come the pies....

Rayner's on

 
 
 
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