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Roger ivanhoe
Re: Last Women's cricket - S.Africa v Oz and Glammy later
Roger ivanhoe (IP Logged)
16 July, 2017 17:07
Meant to be getting 60% of cost of Floodlights from ECB Mike, but then they also have scheduled the permanent stand at the Priory Bridge end, plus the larger adjacent scoreboard to installed.

But plans may change I suppose.

Re: Last Women's cricket - S.Africa v Oz and Glammy later
Grockle (IP Logged)
16 July, 2017 17:27
As I said earlier.

Seems a pointless plan given the probable future of the County Ground as an occasional outground for annual franchise T20 matches and the home of a non franchised out of favour provincial side playing in the second rate Blast tournament without international stars and CC matches of some type if allowed as one of the remaining non bankrupt clubs by 2025.

Not exactly site investment heaven I would suggest.


Clarence Parker
Re: Last Women's cricket - S.Africa v Oz and Glammy later
Clarence Parker (IP Logged)
16 July, 2017 19:16
Roger ivanhoe
Grockle, No I don't think M.M. will bring in an additional overseas now.
Complacency is a dangerous option, for years the club has lived on its success
off the Field, this might well be not the case in the future.

Our new C.E.O may well face a few big decisions sooner than later I feel when he takes over in September, along with our Chairman, as I really cannot see M.M changing the way he prefers to operate.

I have always respected Roger’s comments as possibly emanating from somewhere nearer to the corridors of power at Somerset CCC, than most of us lesser souls have access to.

Therefore, I find myself intrigued in trying to read between the lines of Roger’s final paragraph above.

If MM is reluctant to “change the ways he prefers to operate” I sense (but only sense on the basis of this one posting) that the hierarchy of the club may be growing increasingly impatient with him, and the results that he has achieved.

It may be nothing of the sort of course in which case we wait to see what takes place at the end of this season.

I am just intrigued – that’s all!

Matthew Maynard has always struck me as an intransigent sort of man, and that can be a weakness in any aspect of life.

Remember the fable of the oak tree and the willow tree.

Clarence Parker’s thought for the day.

AG on apple
Re: Last Women's cricket - S.Africa v Oz and Glammy later
AG on apple (IP Logged)
16 July, 2017 20:01
Grizzly - you have alighted on my number one hobby horse. I believe that, far more often than not, investing in a ground detracts from on-field investment. Assurances are always given to the contrary but the simple fact is that ground works cost money - lots of it, and unless you have a benefactor to pay those costs? Well the money has to come from somewhere...

I would not be in the least bit surprised if expenditures such as installling floodlights etc have knock-on effects on on field investment.

Roger - viz your second para re: complacency - I might be completely wrong but I suspect that realism/defeatism (depending on your point of view) might be at the root of only hiring one T20 player ....that far from 'expecting to progress with this squad,' we instead expected not to progress and so weren't going to throw money at the T20 unless, perhaps, we thought we could find somebody so amazing that he could win multiple games almost by himself. I certainly take your point viz ticket sales for later games, however.

In his pre-season interview Jim did not exactly sound bullish about our T20 prospects, and with good reason. Having lost our final 7 last year it would not have been unreasonable to conclude that we were unlikely to be a team that would be 'there or thereabouts in this competition,' and therefore in a position where getting a top overseas would be likely to take us from, say, 4th best to winners.

Loyal of Lhasa
Re: Last Women's cricket - S.Africa v Oz and Glammy later
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
18 July, 2017 11:22
I'm not totally sorry that the men succumbed so limply yesterday for I find the women's cricket rather more entertaining to listen to.


Seventy Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: Last Women's cricket - S.Africa v Oz and Glammy later
Wickham (IP Logged)
18 July, 2017 12:16
You won't see a better stumping than the one effected by Sarah Taylor.

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mikeindex (IP Logged)
18 July, 2017 16:19
... rivalled for Champagne Moment by Anya's beautifully struck first-ball four through the covers giving England another heart-stopping last-over win.
I love women's cricket.

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Grockle (IP Logged)
18 July, 2017 16:25
Anya Shrubsole.... you beauty. 2 from 3 and she puts it away for four ball one. England in the World Cup Final. Excellent effort from South Africa to stay in the game but we were just a little too good.


Re: Last Women's cricket - S.Africa v Oz and Glammy later
mikeindex (IP Logged)
18 July, 2017 17:27
Well said Grockle, an outstanding effort throughout the tournament from a SA team who were until recently one of the also-rans in international women's cricket. Rather a disappointing show from West Indies, who have also made great strides over the last few years but weren't at their best this time.

An Australian lady I got talking to while watching a women's ODI at the County ground two years ago described women's cricket as "the purest form of the game" and I think she was absolutely right.

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