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Seadog73
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Re: CHAMPIONSHIP | Hampshire vs Yorkshire at Southampton (Day 2)

April 22 2017, 5:47 PM 

How about putting some blame on the players for an abject display on a good pitch?

 
 
Geoff B
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Good game to win from here.

April 22 2017, 5:56 PM 

Not gone too well so far. We do have a long line of possible heroes, lets hope a couple step up.

 
 

Alex
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The "contracts" fail again

April 22 2017, 6:10 PM 

A fiasco in the making. Stu is right, you can't destabilize a team by bringing in formless ECB players and expect any sort of cohesion or that it doesn't effect team morale. It is, after all, a team sport.


    
This message has been edited by AlexRoberts on Apr 22, 2017 6:10 PM


 
 
peter
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poor effort

April 22 2017, 6:19 PM 

what a big let down it as been said before when England players return they don't perform , they just go back and rest .

 
 
Stu
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Re: CHAMPIONSHIP | Hampshire vs Yorkshire at Southampton (Day 2)

April 22 2017, 6:24 PM 

We have batted badly but the main problem is that we only have one wicket taking bowler in our team at the moment.Things will improve when we get Brooks, Siddy & Plunkett back.

Coad is not only our leading wicket taker but also has a better economy rate than Patto in 4 out of the 5 completed innings so far.

Do we now need Patto when all our bowlers are fit?

 
 
Geoff B
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Re: CHAMPIONSHIP | Hampshire vs Yorkshire at Southampton (Day 2)

April 22 2017, 6:30 PM 

Agree about the bowlers, Coad's great start helped paper over the cracks, we desperately need one, preferably two back.

Just hope we can struggle to at least 200 in this innings to give us a chance of saving the match.

 
 
Dwight_Schrute
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Re: CHAMPIONSHIP | Hampshire vs Yorkshire at Southampton (Day 2)

April 22 2017, 6:45 PM 

Lyth and Lees probably lucky that people will focus on Root and Bairstow.


 
 
Seadog73
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Re: CHAMPIONSHIP | Hampshire vs Yorkshire at Southampton (Day 2)

April 22 2017, 6:51 PM 

I agree we do miss Brooks and Sidebottom, but Plunkett? I'm not sure he's first choice for four day cricket these days. He's much more effective in 20/50 over cricket.

 
 
Geoff B
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Re: CHAMPIONSHIP | Hampshire vs Yorkshire at Southampton (Day 2)

April 22 2017, 7:13 PM 

Shame about Bresnan's wicket but the Captain has steadied the ship somewhat.

Should be a 'character building' day tomorrow.

 
 
Tyke1950
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Re: CHAMPIONSHIP | Hampshire vs Yorkshire at Southampton (Day 2)

April 22 2017, 9:54 PM 

The Cricinfo report suggests there may have been some contentious issues during the day. Was anyone there to see the action?

 
 

Dave Morton
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Re: CHAMPIONSHIP | Hampshire vs Yorkshire at Southampton (Day 2)

April 22 2017, 10:28 PM 

The Cricinfo guy with the long name does suggest a couple of dodgy decisions. These things happen, and they usually happen to the side under the cosh.

This is an immense Yorkshire batting team, the best of my lifetime, I think, and we could salvage a draw if the will is there, which is a different question. Of course the bonus points are lost. Where is Peter from Blackpool, by the way?

 
 
WS55
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Re: CHAMPIONSHIP | Hampshire vs Yorkshire at Southampton (Day 2)

April 23 2017, 12:04 AM 

Yes, Tyke1950, I was there to see the action. I wouldn't put anything down to dodgy decisions. Some LBWs and feathered catches can always have some ambiguity around them, but they had as many of those as we did. It's what umpires are for.

Yesterday was dull. The weather, and the cricket. Today was not dull. It was bright blue sky and sparkling spring sunshine, and some good cricket was played. But very little of it by us. It was desperately disappointing for a Yorkshireman.

When they were 300/4 a Hampshire score above 400 might have been expected. At 302/7, including Vince's wicket, it felt as if normal Yorkshire service had been resumed, that Willey in particular had sharpened up, and that we were in for a good day. An impression reinforced by a nice passage of play just before the 110 overs, when they were hustling hard for a fourth batting point, and Adil was on to try to rustle up two wickets for our third bowling point. It was rounded off with a scintillating run-out as they went for a third run that was driven by the bonus point hunt. Neither side was lucky -- they failed to get to 350; and, having got the eighth, we failed to get the ninth wicket. Such is cricket: nothing achieved, honours even, and good vibes all around nonetheless.

But from that moment it all went downhill. Batting was so easy for their tail-enders that we were all desperate to get it over with so that we could see one or two of this long line of high-quality Yorkshire batsmen really making hay while the sun shone. On this obviously oh-so-easy track, and fast dry outfield. And the blighters just refused to cooperate. They didn't slog, they did't block, they didn't play and miss. They just kept quietly plugging away, punishing the occasional bad ball, lifting Adil occasionally for six (medical assistance for one poor chap in the crowd, who got a direct hit). And so to 450. It ended with a whimper as Root got Wheal in a tail-ender twist of limbs and bat, and you had to feel sorry for Berg stranded on 99 not out. Root put his arm around him, Flintoff-Lee style.

We'd need 300 to avoid the follow on. Stiff challenge, but clearly do-able with this pitch and our batting lineup. Abbott might be a problem, and possibly Topley, but surely all our guys had to do was get their eye in, take the shine of the new ball, tire those key bowlers a little ... and make hay. Ballance did just that. Struggled at first, played and missed a bit till the shine was off, but then batted sensibly, and never looked troubled again.

That Lees, Lyth, Root, Handscomb, and Bairstow, FIVE of them, should ALL fail abysmally to get to grips with the task was, quite simply, a source of deep embarrassment. And three of them, in short order, to a bowler not meant to be remotely in their class -- that man Berg. Shameful.

Those five have a lot to make up for in the second innings, as they try to bat out two days to draw this match. Don't blame the management. No-one would have chosen a different five. They're the ones who have to put it right.

 
 
Dwight_Schrute
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Re: CHAMPIONSHIP | Hampshire vs Yorkshire at Southampton (Day 2)

April 23 2017, 2:13 AM 

Super post, do you still frequent Wibsey?

Alot of this forum think the batting is fine because Dave Morton told them so.

Form your own opinions.

 
 
Tyke1950
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Re: CHAMPIONSHIP | Hampshire vs Yorkshire at Southampton (Day 2)

April 23 2017, 7:31 AM 

Thanks Wibsey.
No excuses.
By the way, Wibsey is handy for Bradford PA. I guess you might have spent a bit of time there in an earlier life!

 
 
Geoff B
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Long name

April 23 2017, 8:26 AM 

It's quite simple to copy and paste anything you find difficult.

Vithushan Ehantharajah is a sportswriter for ESPNcricinfo, the Guardian, All Out Cricket and Yahoo Sport

 
 

Dave Morton
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Re: CHAMPIONSHIP | Hampshire vs Yorkshire at Southampton (Day 2)

April 23 2017, 8:44 AM 

Only if you happen to have the page open at the time.

 
 
EastCoastExile
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Hampshire Day 2

April 23 2017, 9:08 AM 

Completely agree - the batting was embarrassing apart from Ballance and then Rashid towards the end. A few vocal Hampshire supporters made the most of the Test players' discomfort. As he came off Jonny warned Bres (the incoming batsman) that the ball was skidding.

 
 
Jay
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Re: CHAMPIONSHIP | Hampshire vs Yorkshire at Southampton (Day 2)

April 23 2017, 2:17 PM 

Lyth needs a stint in the seconds.

 
 
WS55
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Re: CHAMPIONSHIP | Hampshire vs Yorkshire at Southampton (Day 2)

April 25 2017, 12:12 AM 

Yes, Dwight, I still frequent Wibsey. 94-year old father lives there, and I have a place nearby in Great Horton.

And yes, Tyke, my school friends and I used to walk down to Bradford PA, with sandwiches, bat and ball in hand for the lunch break, whenever Yorkshire were playing in the Whit or summer holidays.
How else do you get addicted to county championship cricket?

 
 
 
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