cricket
Latest News:

GROCKLES.COM welcomes you all to the world of Somerset Cricket.

Many thanks to the Mighty Alexander Davidson for the montage. Somerset will or won't be Champions of the CC1 in

Days or Hours or Minutes or Seconds

Old Pavilion Gimblett Hill General View Somerset Stand Stand Trescothick Stand
Ondaatje Pavilion Scoreboard Stand squad Colin Atkinson Pavilion Botham Stand
County Championship Info FPT20 Info CB40 Info Somerset Official Website Somerset Video Library Somerset Match Scorecard SCCC Ball by Ball
 

Goto Page: Previous12
Current Page: 2 of 2
 
AG on apple
Re: The Only Way is Through Essex 2 50
AG on apple (IP Logged)
16 May, 2017 08:23
There is an issue, WSM, because Matthew Maynard has publicly identified a technical gremlin as an issue. So this isn't the product of the fevered imagination of posters.

The scoreboards/books also say that Tom is having major issues scoring runs in all types of cricket match that he has been playing since the start of the season.

There's no doubt that this is a delicate situation...whichever way Matthew jumps on this he might be criticised and/or the decision may not be the best one for Tom. If Tom had been scoring runs whilst his colleagues were playing 50 over cricket then there would be no question over his inclusion - because the club would have seen evidence of returning form. Equally, if the rest of the probable top five were in sparkling form then, from the team point of view, there'd be more scope for gambling on Tom's form (although said gamble might still be the wrong thing for Tom).

For a 22-year old, skippering a team whose main batsmen are, generally, in unconvincing form, whilst simultaneously being in extremely poor form yourself and (presumably) still struggling with a technical issue is no walk in the park.

Of course, Tom himself might show great maturity by taking any decision out of Mr Maynard's hands which he could do by saying that he feels that he needs to work on his game away from the first XI.

 
AG on apple
Re: The Only Way is Through Essex 2 50
AG on apple (IP Logged)
16 May, 2017 08:28
As for Jim, WSM, let's face it - neither one of Jim or Roelof has shown many signs of being consistent/reliable with the bat in red-ball cricket. Both have been pretty consistent and useful with the ball. If there's a lot of wet stuff about (as per forecast) then two spinners might be deemed excessive. I suppose the temptation might be to elongate the batting, under those circumstances, by leaving Jack out but I think that would be a mistake as one should always pick one's best bowler PLUS Jack has put most others to shame with the bat in red-ball this season anyway.

 
Bagpuss
Re: The Only Way is Through Essex 2 50
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
16 May, 2017 10:18
I thought Elgar was back for Friday AG.

 
AG on apple
Re: The Only Way is Through Essex 2 50
AG on apple (IP Logged)
16 May, 2017 10:27
I thought he was stuck at a CSA training camp? (Not that he would, necessarily, view it that way)

 
Bagpuss
Re: The Only Way is Through Essex 2 50
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
16 May, 2017 11:31
He flew back to SA for an awards ceremony. Thought I saw somewhere he was missing 2 matches but I may be wrong

 
AG on apple
Re: The Only Way is Through Essex 2 50
AG on apple (IP Logged)
16 May, 2017 13:28
I think it's awards ceremony first, camp second. I understand that SCCC were attempting to extricate him from the camp but I can't personally see why CSA would wish to play ball. However, if the camp was only 3 days or something then maybe it might be finished by tomorrow evening.

 
AG on apple
Re: The Only Way is Through Essex 2 50
AG on apple (IP Logged)
16 May, 2017 13:30
It seems I was mistaken - the camp is (or at least was) scheduled for 'late May,' so maybe he plays Warks but misses Hants?

[m.sport24.co.za]

Or maybe we don't fly him back for one match if he's got to be back in SA 'late May.'

 
Nailsea_Fizz
Re: The Only Way is Through Essex 2 50
Nailsea_Fizz (IP Logged)
20 May, 2017 17:45

Goto Page: Previous12
Current Page: 2 of 2

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
We record all IP addresses on the Sportnetwork message boards which may be required by the authorities in case of defamatory or abusive comment. We seek to monitor the Message Boards at regular intervals. We do not associate Sportnetwork with any of the comments and do not take responsibility for any statements or opinions expressed on the Message Boards. If you have any cause for concern over any material posted here please let us know as soon as possible by e-mailing abuse@sportnetwork.net
 

Who is online?

Total users online:  

Most users online:  

Users on this site:  

Where are they?