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Re: Welcome to 'Surrey Week'
Nailsea_Fizz (IP Logged)
07 August, 2017 10:58
More plate stepping required by Tim Rouse

 
Re: Welcome to 'Surrey Week'
AGod (IP Logged)
07 August, 2017 11:02
Tough to do that from the pavilion.

It's Tom with Eddie that need to do that now.

 
Re: Welcome to 'Surrey Week'
Nailsea_Fizz (IP Logged)
07 August, 2017 11:09
So not just the senior batsmen then.

 
Re: Welcome to 'Surrey Week'
AGod (IP Logged)
07 August, 2017 11:13
The senior players (batsmen) are the ones that have been failing all year, which was what I said. Their returns have been truly awful, Dean Elgar apart.

 
Welcome to 'Surrey Week'
Following on (IP Logged)
07 August, 2017 11:28
Yorkshire are trying to make our batting efforts look acceptable and drag themselves into the relegation dog fight in the process.

Yorkshire 0-2 in their second innings, trailing by 118.

 
Re: Welcome to 'Surrey Week'
AGod (IP Logged)
07 August, 2017 11:32
Yorkshire are an utter shambles with the bat - pathetic, really.

I wonder if Jason Gillespie saw what was coming and bailed for that reason or whether Dizzy really is that good compared to what has succeeded him?

And yes, Following On, if not for the fact that we've been so poor with the bat and Warks so poor with both bat and ball, then Yorks would be right in the hunt to go down. As it is, with the way we and Warks have been playing, 30 points looks a fair cushion with only six games to go.

 
Re: Welcome to 'Surrey Week'
AGod (IP Logged)
07 August, 2017 11:35
Lancs also look wobbly, and with Hants having Fidel Edwards back to go with Kyle Abbott, I'd think Lancs will lose to Hants, most likely.

Warks - Middx currently looks as close as it was in the last round of matches, between those two sides, with Middx not looking particularly clever either.

 
Re: Welcome to 'Surrey Week'
Grockle (IP Logged)
07 August, 2017 11:36
The weather IS heading our way. There are low and obviously rain filled clouds moving down the valley from Minehead towards the ground - it is starting to move diagonally so we may be lucky. If it doesn't miss us it will be a looong break. But they started on time.

Marcus was solid but the scoring is slow Eddie has face 69 balls for his 25. Marcus looked solid and then was out.... Tim didn't really stay to bother anyone and James walked out and then walked back in.

Very overcast and a smattering of a crowd. BUT there is play.



(Sm72)

 
Re: Welcome to 'Surrey Week'
AGod (IP Logged)
07 August, 2017 11:38
The fact that Clarke has the best figures might imply that this deck suits guys who hit the deck hard/from height (at least thus far).

No good for Allenby, nor much good for TG but would of course be potentially great news for Cove if it's the type of deck that, for some reason, offers more to your hit the deck type than your kiss the surface type.

FWIW, the Met Office has changed its forecast to remove the threat of lunchtime rain (presumably it might slip past) but they say rain from 5 or so.

 
Re: Welcome to 'Surrey Week'
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
07 August, 2017 11:42
I suspect Sangakkara making 12 runs for the Jamaica Tallawahs as they won in Florida yesterday was a good clue he wouldn't be playing for Surrey, as was the presence of two Aussies in the Surrey team yesterday.

And Rikki Clarke. Always seems to do well at Taunton.



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Re: Welcome to 'Surrey Week'
brt1919 (IP Logged)
07 August, 2017 11:42
Well, it's the start that sadly we might have expected, but no game is lost on the first morning, especially given that our bowling is by far the strong point.

 
Re: Welcome to 'Surrey Week'
AGod (IP Logged)
07 August, 2017 11:44
Funnily enough, most peoole don't waste their time consulting scorecards for random T20 games in the Windies.

I don't particularly remember Clarke doing well. Chopra for Warks, yes. Clarke? Not particularly.

 
Re: Welcome to 'Surrey Week'
AGod (IP Logged)
07 August, 2017 11:45
Anyway, thus far Eddie B can surely take quite a bit of heart from his efforts this morning.

I wonder if the Pakistani signing has batted at three in the past/would be happy to do so? If it is deemed that the new guy *must* open then it may be Mr Trescothick that has to make way.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/08/2017 11:47 by AGod.

 
Re: Welcome to 'Surrey Week'
AGod (IP Logged)
07 August, 2017 11:53
At this rate, Yorkshire may be beaten by about 3pm.

 
Re: Welcome to 'Surrey Week'
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
07 August, 2017 11:54
Caribbean Premier League. Surrey's Ravi Rampaul also playing.

 
Re: Welcome to 'Surrey Week'
AGod (IP Logged)
07 August, 2017 11:57
Anyway, if we can get this through to lunch then credit to Eddie and Tom and *maybe* we might get one or two more bonus points for batting than the rest have managed in this round of matches..

 
Re: Welcome to 'Surrey Week'
AGod (IP Logged)
07 August, 2017 11:59
Beeb trying to claim Surrey's morning, but I'm not particularly sure why, unless the thought is that this track is basically a really good one for batting?

Track does sound slow, so we must hope that it's not going to be one of those tracks that just gets slower and slower as the game goes on.

 
Re: Welcome to 'Surrey Week'
geordie moonraker (IP Logged)
07 August, 2017 12:25
I've lost count of the number of times I've posted my benchmark of 120 for 3 at lunch. More runs is a batting balance,more wickets a bowling balance. I judge this to be even if we get to 120 for 3.

 
Re: Welcome to 'Surrey Week'
AGod (IP Logged)
07 August, 2017 12:31
But on most recent Taunton tracks, GM, 120 for 3 would put a team quite a long way ahead of the eight-ball (assuming they don't subsequently collapse in a heap). After all, the average score on these tracks has probably been no higher than 200 or so? (maybe less?)

Clearly, if this track gets flatter and flatter then 90 odd for 3 batting first at lunch isn't a great deal of use to us.

But if this proves to be a low-scoring match then there's every chance that Surrey will lose more than 3 wickets for their first 90 runs etc

 
Re: Welcome to 'Surrey Week'
Rod1883 (IP Logged)
07 August, 2017 13:10
Quote:
AGod
Yorkshire are an utter shambles with the bat - pathetic, really.
I wonder if Jason Gillespie saw what was coming and bailed for that reason or whether Dizzy really is that good compared to what has succeeded him?

And yes, Following On, if not for the fact that we've been so poor with the bat and Warks so poor with both bat and ball, then Yorks would be right in the hunt to go down. As it is, with the way we and Warks have been playing, 30 points looks a fair cushion with only six games to go.

All the more reason to rue that defeat from the jaws of victory against them back in June.
Obviously would have helped us, and dragged them into the mix.

I hope I'm wrong, but even if we win games, I can't see us getting enough batting points to escape.

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