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Bagpuss (IP Logged)
09 July, 2017 08:21
Two days after the tournament started Somerset are at the Oval this afternoon for their opening match.

Allenby (c)
S Davies (w)
VD Merwe
C Overton

They play a Surrey side shorn of their captain Gareth Batty and in form icon Kumar Sangakkara. The pantomime-villain-captain theme is maintained with Jade Dernbach elevated to the role whilst Aaron Finch is their other overseas player. They name same squad after victory in their first match at Chelmsford on Friday. Ben Foakes missed that match with a sore back and will have a fitness test today

S Curran
T Curran
VD Bergh

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/07/2017 19:19 by Grockle.

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brt1919 (IP Logged)
09 July, 2017 11:21
I'm off to watch shortly as it's my closest ground. On paper we do have a strong team, but the worry is the time since some of them hit or bowled a ball in anger & Surrey have had a match already.

Still, can live in hope, anything can happen, & maybe a few of our players will have a point to prove

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chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
09 July, 2017 13:35
So, Myburgh doesn't make the final eleven in T20 either.

Why is he on the staff?

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AG on apple (IP Logged)
09 July, 2017 14:32
Answers on a postcard to Matt Maynard..

Anyway, anything over 160 is usually too much for us to chase at the Oval so, with 23 balls left and Surrey presumably set for 170-175 this doesn't look great at the mo.

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AG on apple (IP Logged)
09 July, 2017 14:38
Corey Anderson only one over? Already injured? Wouldn't be a huge surprise given his injury track record

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Grockle (IP Logged)
09 July, 2017 14:58
Are we all sure that JM is not injured in some way? That would cover the reasons he is not playing. Not sure what the other reason is.


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chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
09 July, 2017 15:13
Well, he made the squad. Unless something happened in the intervening 24 hours, I assume fit.

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Nailsea_Fizz (IP Logged)
09 July, 2017 15:31
A bit of an inglorious start unfortunately.

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Rod1883 (IP Logged)
09 July, 2017 15:34
A bit of a capitulation I'm afraid at 33 for 5 after 6 and a bit overs

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Dave65 (IP Logged)
09 July, 2017 16:03
Strange decision not to play Myburgh especially after the starts he got us off to in the 50 overs games. The first 6 overs are key in T20 cricket to getting a score on the board and Allenby, Davies and Hildreth as a top 3 aren't exactly going to strike fear into many opening bowling attacks. I think we have seen enough of Allenby's batting over the last 3 season to know that he's not really up to scratch, Davies has been even worse against the white ball than red ball this season and Hildreth could not get a game in the T20 last year and was dropped from the 50 over team this season.

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Rod1883 (IP Logged)
09 July, 2017 16:23
Goodness, we're making a game of it - 12 penalty runs help

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Scrumper (IP Logged)
09 July, 2017 16:33
Time for Max to make a name for himself.

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AG on apple (IP Logged)
09 July, 2017 16:48
If fit to play anymore games, then I don't think we'll leave Anderson wasted at 7 again...

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Bagpuss (IP Logged)
09 July, 2017 17:03
I think Anderson had to bat 7 because of the length of time he was off the field.
Sore back apparently.

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mikeindex (IP Logged)
09 July, 2017 17:13
My team for next match: Myburgh for Hildreth (was expecting Hildreth to perform in T20 when he's only just recovered his form in proper cricket really justified?), Davies Minor for Davies Major. Myburgh to open, Anderson up to 4 or 5, whichever Davies no higher than 7.

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Streeter (IP Logged)
09 July, 2017 17:16
And what were the 12 runs for , please ?

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chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
09 July, 2017 17:27
Not bowling their overs in time (6 runs per over)

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Bagpuss (IP Logged)
09 July, 2017 17:36
Myburgh didnt play due to minor hand injury so hopefully he'll be back next match.

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wsm fan (IP Logged)
09 July, 2017 17:36
Often best to wait to know the facts.....

Myburgh picked up.hand injury so wasnt considered.

Corey had sore back. So only bowled 1 over as a precaution. Then as was off the feild couldnt bat until 7.

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brt1919 (IP Logged)
09 July, 2017 17:44
My god that was entertaining (which is what this format is all about at the end of the day). You could see the Surrey players looking up at the scoreboard with 3-4 over to go, realising they'd got into a pickle somewhat.

I can only assume they didn't give Somerset a hope of getting to that point of the game, which to be honest I didn't either. It was certainly fun when the crowd started to quieten down, but Anderson was maybe a bit reckless going for the 2nd run when he was run out, & maybe Davey should have refused a single on the penaultimate ball, but at least some of our guys made a game of it.

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