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Re: Somerset v Lancs CC1 - The Farmer speaks....
Grockle (IP Logged)
13 September, 2017 16:08
McLaren making a fight of it after watching the mayhem from the other end for quite a while. May take the decision away.



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Re: Somerset v Lancs CC1 - The Farmer speaks....
Phrench Phil (IP Logged)
13 September, 2017 16:10
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McLaren making a fight of it after watching the mayhem from the other end for quite a while. May take the decision away.

With more than 50 runs required from the last wicket?

And as I press 'post' their last wicket falls.

So, to enforce the follow on or not.

Please, if only due to the poor weather forecast, enforce the follow on!



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Re: Somerset v Lancs CC1 - The Farmer speaks....
Grockle (IP Logged)
13 September, 2017 16:10
Jack fivefer 133 all out. And the decision is with 9 overs to go...........

5 for 47



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Re: Somerset v Lancs CC1 - The Farmer speaks....
Grockle (IP Logged)
13 September, 2017 16:12
McLaren had no option really but to hit out. Parkinson is a number 11.

Cove warming up so we are assuming the follow on



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Re: Somerset v Lancs CC1 - The Farmer speaks....
sfwithers (IP Logged)
13 September, 2017 16:13
133/10! Come on Somerset!

 
Re: Somerset v Lancs CC1 - The Farmer speaks....
Grockle (IP Logged)
13 September, 2017 16:15
Follow on confirmed.



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Re: Somerset v Lancs CC1 - The Farmer speaks....
sfwithers (IP Logged)
13 September, 2017 16:19
I know it's quite common to not enforce the follow-on but to bat again would have been utter madness. This is just sooooo important now.

 
Re: Somerset v Lancs CC1 - The Farmer speaks....
Wickham (IP Logged)
13 September, 2017 16:19
The right decision, in my view, to enforce the follow-on.

Great stuff today. I cam in home Lancashire were around 67-3 and it looked as if the remainder of the day could be attritional. I reckoned without JL et al.

 
Re: Somerset v Lancs CC1 - The Farmer speaks....
Grockle (IP Logged)
13 September, 2017 16:29
There is a really interesting photo for people at this time in the season. For the incoming batsman of an opposing side at Taunton in September.

The picture of THREE Somerset helmets sat waiting by the boundary rope for the innings. Tells you what you might be in for at least. Though maybe not tonight. Cove coming in like an Exocet at the moment with Tim G at the other end.



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Re: Somerset v Lancs CC1 - The Farmer speaks....
Grockle (IP Logged)
13 September, 2017 16:41
Leach and Bess have taken 85 wickets in the 8 and a half CC1 matches they have played together.



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Re: Somerset v Lancs CC1 - The Farmer speaks....
Grockle (IP Logged)
13 September, 2017 16:43
Possible Steve Davies drop off Jack?



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Re: Somerset v Lancs CC1 - The Farmer speaks....
Grockle (IP Logged)
13 September, 2017 16:49
Playing on until 6 it seems.

Still think Jack and Dom are bowling from the wrong ends. Jack should be from the River and Dom from the Pavilion would be better for me.



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Re: Somerset v Lancs CC1 - The Farmer speaks....
brt1919 (IP Logged)
13 September, 2017 16:49
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Win possibilities - for us - ebbing away now, I fear.
And I'm not sure we can trust that Hants batting line-up to avoid defeat even if they only have to bat for one day.

I did think that you were being just a tad negative to say that win possibilities were drifting away when still only part way through the 2nd day at the time.

 
Re: Somerset v Lancs CC1 - The Farmer speaks....
Grockle (IP Logged)
13 September, 2017 16:59
Marcus and Hildy both fielding in short..... we make our old codgers work for it!!



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Re: Somerset v Lancs CC1 - The Farmer speaks....
Grockle (IP Logged)
13 September, 2017 17:01
A good Day 2 with a 174 lead and Lancashire batsmen really, really happy to get off the pitch.

We've given them a good going over today.



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Re: Somerset v Lancs CC1 - The Farmer speaks....
AGod (IP Logged)
13 September, 2017 17:29
"Leach and Bess have taken 85 wickets in the 8 and a half CC1 matches they have played together."

Bloody hell.

 
Re: Somerset v Lancs CC1 - The Farmer speaks....
AGod (IP Logged)
13 September, 2017 17:31
Yes, right decision to make them enforce the follow-on. Yes, we could pay the price, I suppose, if they make lots but, if we batted again, we'd run the risk of batting on too long, declaring with not enough time left to force a result.



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Re: Somerset v Lancs CC1 - The Farmer speaks....
Tom Seymour (IP Logged)
13 September, 2017 17:47
I had to leave before the close of play, but it was certainly a good day for the Cidermen.

All our bowlers bowled well and with discipline; another five fer at Taunton for Jack Leach and 4 victims for Steve Davies.

I had a pleasant conversation with a Lancashire committee man and amongst other things we discussed Jos Buttler. He, like many apparently at Old Trafford, considered Alex Davies to be a better keeper than Buttler, whom he said was more useful in White Ball rather than Red Ball cricket. That is exactly what I said of Buttler when he was with us. This committee man went on to say that it was commonly discussed that Buttler was going to return to Somerset. I haven’t heard that said myself down here, but you never know.



A glass half - empty or a glass half - full?
Regardless, both glasses need filling up.

 
Re: Somerset v Lancs CC1 - The Farmer speaks....
Grockle (IP Logged)
13 September, 2017 17:58
MM mentioned it in an interview quite recently. That view of Jos was prevelant from the very beginnig of his time up North. Lots of Lancs fans on his first visit back were making the same point on Gimblett's.

If he came back ot couldn't be as first keeper so he'd be back on the deal he rejected when he first left. Could solve our number 5/6 problem though. Which should have always been the plan anyway. Craig K and him at 5 and 6.

Not hopeful myself but it may be on someone's Christmas list.



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Re: Somerset v Lancs CC1 - The Farmer speaks....
Clarence Parker (IP Logged)
13 September, 2017 18:06
Thanks for renewing that speculation, Tom.

The club has moved on since Buttler's defection to Lancashire and should continue to do so. We now have Steve Davies in pole position and young Banton apparently earning plaudits from those in the know.

Reflecting upon his departure from us and subsequent events, I have said previously on here that I personally would not relish seeing Buttler's return. A learned scribe on here said that my attitude was "a bit harsh".

So be it. I don't expect or indeed want to be in the majority on this point, and of course nothing may come of it anyway.

It was a good day for Somerset today and let us hope that our fortunes continue.

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