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AG on apple
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
AG on apple (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 11:42
Sounds a strong showing from Cove, thus far.

 
AG on apple
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
AG on apple (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 11:59
Dramatic change!! Keep our discipline and could be quids in here.

 
Loyal of Lhasa
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 12:04
If Wheater is a generous man, he could surrender his wicket very soon as a nice birthday present to James Foster (who must be better than him on both sides of the stumps) and to Bagpuss.



LoL

Seventy Seasons a Somerset Supporter

 
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Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Grockle (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 12:31
Hmmm seems that 'poor performance' yesterday may not have been such a disaster. Essex struggling to get off the square. Will be interesting to read the second day assessments if this carries on into the afternoon.



(Sm72)

 
Shepton Paul 2
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Shepton Paul 2 (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 12:54
Oh I'm pretty sure they'll be that the first day was our batsmen's poor shots, today it'll be the poor pitch. Ho hum.

 
geordie moonraker
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
geordie moonraker (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 13:30
If the first day was the Ride of the Valkyries I'm hoping that this afternoon will be Land of Hope and Glory. It might be a spinners wicket but Cove and Lewis seemed to enjoy it.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Grockle (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 13:35
'People fear what they do not understand' says the Giant Rat in TMNT Shep



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AG on apple
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
AG on apple (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 13:45
As did the likes of Onions, Rushworth and Wood last year, GM, in a game where virtually all Durham wkts fell to spin. I think it's in the nature of very dry tracks that they can assist all types of bowler.

Zaidi and Wagner are a potentially dangerous late-order hitting tandem. Because Essex have Cook playing we can't be leaving less than 250 because he may very well be capable of 120-130 or so on his own even on a track that helps the bowlers.

The last Essex man is a bona-fide rabbit, so one quick wkt after lunch and Tres and Elgar can mentally put their pads on..

 
AG on apple
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
AG on apple (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 13:57
Lead of 80. So if the first innings were to be exactly repeated, they'd need 290 to win.

We could do with a balance between ticking the scoreboard over and simply batting for a period of time as we want more wear and tear on the pitch to hopefully produce increased turn when they bat again.

 
Nailsea_Fizz
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Nailsea_Fizz (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 14:08
Well done gents. Any sign of the wasteful Gregory.

 
AG on apple
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
AG on apple (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 14:39
Hmmm... This will be all over by lunch tomorrow, at this rate

 
Bobstan
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Bobstan (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 14:48
AG suggests that we need a lead of 250. If we were to achieve that I should feel fairly confident.

It might well prove to be the case that we need far fewer, but what on less decorous forums (fora?) might be termed 'squeaky-bum' time would ensue if our lead were, say, 175.

 
Grizzzly
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 15:24
Travelling, and just catching up with events at Taunton.

Well, undoubtedly nervy times ahead over the next day or so and I guess we must be grateful that we are not looking at the tedious bore draws of seasons past.

Sounds like we have fought back admirably, but I do wonder whether Tom has a point re our choice of using a used pitch on April 14th......

Interesting times.

Grizzzly

 
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Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Grockle (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 16:09
Back to the age old debate Grizzz. Do you gamble to win or play safe to not lose?

Have to hope Tom is listening to the men who know but following the Chris Rogers policy of playing the game to win from the beginning and backing his side to keep their nerve.

At least as Anthony Gibson has just said, it does make for absorbing cricket.



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rodders12
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
rodders (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 16:30
Trouble is somewhere between a boring high scoring, batting paradise draw and a four day game over in less than three there must be a sensible halfway house. Well done to our bowlers but almost no one on either side has batted well to be honest and although very early days I too fear for our captain - perhaps too much too soon and not the best decision ever made ?

 
Nailsea_Fizz
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Nailsea_Fizz (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 16:49
Getting caught at long leg, doesn't strike me as sensible batting.

 
AG on apple
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
AG on apple (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 17:17
If we don't get Cook early? Almost certainly another squeaky bum day in the offing tomorrow..

Of note: Since we alighted on this new strategy for our pitches, I believe we have won the toss every time? Clearly that's not a run that is likely to hold for very much longer..

 
Grizzzly
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 17:18
Agree entirely Grockle.

I just hope we haven't over egged the pudding re the pitch & that we don't end up on the wrong end of an ECB points penalty as a result.

No doubt there will be a lengthy debate at the end of the game.

Grizzzly

 
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Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Grockle (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 17:20
The difficult thing is Rodders that if you gamble you can't predict the result. That's the problem with gambling......

Maybe he's gone a little early in having faith in his batting line-up but without faith there is nothing to build on I suppose.

Gonna be a hell of a lot closer than I think Somerset expected it to be and they may not have got enough to hold this one.

Exciting though.



(Sm72)

 
Bobstan
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Bobstan (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 17:24
Cove and Jack can certainly bat a bit, but this sort of 10th wicket partnership does make you worry whether we will have enough. Certainly you can't help feeling that Cook's wicket is crucial.

 
AG on apple
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
AG on apple (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 17:26
Outstanding from Leachy!

 
AG on apple
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
AG on apple (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 17:28
Grizz - I think SCCC are doing the ECB's bidding - they want tracks that turn and they changed the rules so no longer an issue with decent turn on the first day. I'd be surprised if there's any comeback at all.

 
AG on apple
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
AG on apple (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 17:35
What was it that we set Durham last year? Was it about 260 with them being about 225/5 overnight then folding the next morning?

 
mikeindex
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
mikeindex (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 17:44
Well, we have our 250 lead.
While a 50 partnership for the last wicket was of course no more than I expected, Jack outscoring Craig did come as a bit of a surprise.
Some of our boys really do need to work on their technique against the short ball. (Edited for typo).



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mikeindex
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
mikeindex (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 17:46
PS while I would love to claim the credit for "Ciderabad" (thanks SP) I would not so presume.

 
Bobstan
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Bobstan (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 17:48
I believe Tractor would say Cideragood.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Grockle (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 17:52
Seems the term may have come from Bagpuss!! Leachy with the bat.... excellent. 250 gives us more hope but we must get Cook before they setup around him.



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Grizzzly
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 17:53
Exciting day tomorrow for sure.

Good time for Jack Leach to switch his batting heroics to bowling.

Grizzzly

 
AG on apple
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
AG on apple (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 18:51
Absolutely, Leachy to win it, I think. Thought I suspect a nail-biter.

 
Loyal of Lhasa
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 20:29
What a fascinating match with all its ebbs and flows, reminiscent of those corruscating conflicts we enjoyed at Clarence Park in distant times - when the idea of four-day games would have seemed absurd.

I have maintained for several years that Trescothick is the greatest living Englishman; it is wondrously good for morale to recognise that we now have four men in the top four of that distinguished list, the other three being Hildreth, Trego and Leach.

The current match is certainly by no means wrapped up. We all know the obduracy and class of Cook and now there is Lawrence, who batted for seven hours in the fourth innings of the previous match to secure a draw.

To those of you who are going to the third day - or intending to follow it ball-by-ball, don't forget to take your heart pills.



LoL

Seventy Seasons a Somerset Supporter



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