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No Shelter from Anderson
cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 13:51
Jimmy Anderson returns to the Lancashire squad against Somerset at Old Trafford tomorrow, after being rested at the request of the England management for the last match against Surrey.

Lancashire will, however, be without Stephen Croft, who has a thumb injury and will be replaced as captain by Liam Livingstone. They have gone 13 championship matches without a victory, dating back to last May.



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Re: No Shelter from Anderson
Bobstan (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 15:36
I liked your headline, but not the message, cjm. First the best England batsman of the last ten years, now the best England bowler.

 
Re: No Shelter from Anderson
Mr Date (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 16:01
If we are serious about contending for the elusive County Championship Trophy we need to be the best and it shouldn't matter which Individuals are playing for our opposition. Bring em on I say!!



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Re: No Shelter from Anderson
AG on apple (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 16:13
Croft not much of a loss. If Jimmy is on top form then we may have double cause to regret the irresponsible batting performance vs Essex.

OT used to be a great track, full of pace, bounce and spin but, since they foolishly rotated the square (all because the odd game was held up by direct sunlight) then that seems to have been lost and most pitches seem to be puddiings now, and it will be a shame if this game is played on a useless pudding.

I shall be looking for some runs from Mr Elgar, in particular, as he has now played four (I think) CC games as our overseas pro and barely made it past 30-odd yet.

I imagine that TG will rotate into the starting line-up. If it's a complete pudding then logic may see JO missing out. But it's possible that they'll look at workload from game one, in which case JO would play and one of LG or CO would take a breather.

 
Re: No Shelter from Anderson
Grockle (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 16:34
No point in regretting Essex again, Essex is done. You are quite right Mr Date. If you can't beat the sides in front of you then you aren't good enough to be champions and it is as simple as that.



(Sm72)



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Re: No Shelter from Anderson
Bobstan (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 18:20
That is, of course, true, Mr Date.

I'd still have better fancied England's chances against the 1948 Australians had either Bradman or Lindwall not been playing!

 
Re: No Shelter from Anderson
wsm fan (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 19:01
I'll be there from ball 1.
Can see no need for 2 spinners as a rule up north in mid april so without seeing the pitch id assume josh & a spinner misses out from the 13 & we bowl 1st.
Tomorrow looks best bowling of the first 3 days too, bring it on.....

 
Re: No Shelter from Anderson
RadstockRob (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 23:09
I can't believe we are discussing this drawn out boring game over four days.

Roll on July 9 for The Hoval showdown.

Guns at dawn winner takes all!

Bring it on!

 
Re: No Shelter from Anderson
Scrumper (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 23:54
I think Josh deserves a go.

 
Re: No Shelter from Anderson
mikeindex (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 10:17
Cloudy skies at Old Trafford, apparently. Looking at the scores in the two early-season Championship matches at OT last year, exercising the option to bowl first might be a sound move.

 
Re: No Shelter from Anderson
Mr Date (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 10:47
Quote:
Bobstan
That is, of course, true, Mr Date.
I'd still have better fancied England's chances against the 1948 Australians had either Bradman or Lindwall not been playing!

Bit before my time if I'm honest.



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Re: No Shelter from Anderson
chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 10:48
Interesting to see Josh Davey get a start.

Cloud cover- ball nipping around- Might be his day(vee)

 
Re: No Shelter from Anderson
mikeindex (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 10:58
No Chanderpaul, which has to be good news as he always seems to have it in for Somerset one way or another.

 
Re: No Shelter from Anderson
WeAreSomerset (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 11:03
Jamie Overton injured in warm up?

 
Re: No Shelter from Anderson
WeAreSomerset (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 11:03
We need Lancs four down by lunch IMO to get in the box seat.

Saturday looks the best day for batting.

 
Re: No Shelter from Anderson
mikeindex (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 11:07
Quote:
chunkyinargyll
Interesting to see Josh Davey get a start.
Cloud cover- ball nipping around- Might be his day(vee)
Inspired selection, and choice of new-ball bowler!!

 
Re: No Shelter from Anderson
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 11:08
Excellent start.

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LoL

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Re: No Shelter from Anderson
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 11:08
Josh Davey has had a very impressive start in the friendly matches.

And it continues.



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Re: No Shelter from Anderson
Mr Date (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 11:20
That boy Davey again!!!



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Re: No Shelter from Anderson
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 11:32
Josh has always seemed to bowl well preseason, been named in early season squads then left out of the starting xi. I was pleased he'd made the team even before he took these early wickets.

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