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Essex Machine
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 08:08
Essex squad for the cc starting today at Chelmsford

ten Doeschaete
Foster
Amir
Bopara
Browne
Chopra
Cook (Sam; Alastair send his apols, he's a bit busy in Leeds)
Harmer
Lawrence
Porter
Taylor
Walter
Wheater



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/09/2017 17:07 by Grockle.

 
Re: Essex Machine
AGod (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 08:30
Beware, Chopra, based on previous antics vs us, I'd say, even if his move to Essex has not really been a success.

 
Re: Essex Machine
Wickham (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 08:41
What a difference a comma makes!

I hope that Somerset's performance is as good as the title of this thread.

 
Re: Essex Machine
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 08:42
Somerset squad

Trescothick
Byrom
Rouse
Hildreth
Abell
Davies
van de Merwe
Overton
Bess
Leach
Groenewald
Davey
van Meekeren

 
Re: Essex Machine
AGod (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 09:38
He should beware, too, Wickham, as I'd imagine we'll be out to get him...

 
Re: Essex Machine
geordie moonraker (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 09:41
Unless there is something I don't know I judge we would like to bat first and bat long.

 
Re: Essex Machine
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 09:44
Essex has the same idea.

 
Re: Essex Machine
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 09:45
Essex win toss and bat. RVDM, Davey, Cook and Taylor the players to miss out.

 
Re: Essex Machine
AGod (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 09:49
Glad to see Meerkat given a chance.

Will this be Dom Bess's championship debut away from HQ or did he play at Yorkshire last season?

 
Re: Essex Machine
geordie moonraker (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 09:51
OK ,so plan B. We bowl like demons (O Colin where art thou) and then bat long starting at tea time

 
Re: Essex Machine
AGod (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 09:54
Except for the continued and idiotic failure to pick JM, I think the XI picked is the best one that we could have selected under the circumstances (i.e. failure to find an overseas, injuries to LG and JO).

I have no idea whether the Meerkat is good enough to potentially make a huge contribution to winning a CC match but, sadly, I think I've seen enough to know that Josh Davey is not that person unless a track is loaded in his favour.

Surely, in his recent form, JM is somebody that could, potentially, make a significant contribution toward winning this match?

I'm afraid this seems to be yet another example of Maynard's stubbornness negatively affecting matters, IMO.

 
Re: Essex Machine
AGod (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 09:55
With the likes of Bopara, Wheater, Ryan TD, Essex seem to have a very attacking middle-order.

If the track is flat then they could really move the Essex score along later today.

On the other hand, they are all the kind of people who can potentially be "bored out," even if there's not much in the deck so I hope that we can maintain the discipline that we have shown all season.

 
Re: Essex Machine
AGod (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 10:01
Beeb commentators claiming that pitch looks 'quite fresh,' so might be something in it for us, up front.

I suspect we shall need a huge morning from Cove.

 
Re: Essex Machine
AGod (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 10:05
Meerkat on for debut CC over..........

Come on, Paul!

 
Re: Essex Machine
AGod (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 10:16
Not a great start from our bowlers, thus far, by the sounds, and Warks have had a similarly poor start (with the bat, in their case) versus Lancs.

 
Re: Essex Machine
AGod (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 10:22
Beware, indeed, Michael Chopra, for the Flying Dutchman has accounted for you.

Well done, Paul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
Re: Essex Machine
Wickham (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 10:25
Yes - you were right to include the comma!

 
Re: Essex Machine
AGod (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 10:30
Der Fliegende Hollander (I don't have appropriate accents on my computer) strikes again!!

This may be one selection that Mr Maynard has managed to get right.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 28/08/2017 10:32 by AGod.

 
Re: Essex Machine
geordie moonraker (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 10:37
You talk of failure to find an overseas player. How many times -not particularly for Somerset- has a late replacement overseas player been underwhelming and no better than what was in the locker already.Good start at 21 for 2

 
Re: Essex Machine
AGod (IP Logged)
28 August, 2017 10:47
It sounds like there are plenty of edges out there.

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