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Re: And so it all starts with Essex
AG on apple (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 13:39
Hmmm... This will be all over by lunch tomorrow, at this rate

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Bobstan (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 13:48
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.

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 14:24
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

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Grockle (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 15:09
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.



(Sm72)

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
rodders (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 15:30
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 ?

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

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
AG on apple (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 16:17
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..

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 16:18
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

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Grockle (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 16:20
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)

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Bobstan (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 16:24
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.

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
AG on apple (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 16:26
Outstanding from Leachy!

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
AG on apple (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 16:28
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.

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
AG on apple (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 16:35
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?

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
mikeindex (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 16:44
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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Re: And so it all starts with Essex
mikeindex (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 16:46
PS while I would love to claim the credit for "Ciderabad" (thanks SP) I would not so presume.

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Bobstan (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 16:48
I believe Tractor would say Cideragood.

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Grockle (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 16:52
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.



(Sm72)



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Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 16:53
Exciting day tomorrow for sure.

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

Grizzzly

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
AG on apple (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 17:51
Absolutely, Leachy to win it, I think. Thought I suspect a nail-biter.

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
15 April, 2017 19:29
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

Sixty-nine Seasons a Somerset Supporter



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