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BLAST! It's Gloucestershire
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08 July, 2018 08:50
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/07/2018 09:16 by Grockle.

 
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BLAST! It's Glos!
Grockle (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 10:08
New thread for tonight and possibly Sunday's game for the 'mobilers'. Please use this one for match specifics so they don't have to scroll through for hours.

With the video link etc attendance on the thread during the games tends to slow down but it still gets comments.

Weather pre lunch in West Somerset is sunny with midway broken cloud. Humidity could ratchet up if the cloud closes in but hopes are it will stay dry.

No new team news. The team pretty much picks itself from the squad announced I think.

Ben Green and Jamie O to miss out for Game 1?

Unless they have a plan for Jove..... in which case one of the spinners will join Ben.... Dom or RvdM.

Not sure I hope they have a Jove plan or not I suppose we'll see it if it happens.



(Sm72)



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 08/07/2018 08:53 by Grockle.

 
nelliec
Re: Blast! It's Glos!
nelliec (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 11:47
Agree Grockle.Dont really think Jamie has enough. Variation for this format,and tendency to lose his head a bit and bowl too short.
Would definitely go for the 3 spinner option

 
Farmer White
Re: Blast! It's Glos!
Farmer White (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 11:50
Before tonight a lookback to a different time:

40 years ago in the 1978 John Player League Gloucestershire played Somerset at Bristol. Somerset won the toss and put Gloucestershire in. More as a result of pitch or weather conditions in those days I imagine than any theory about chasing being the better option. Perhaps rain threatened. In those days the chasing side in a rain reduced match simply had to beat the run rate of the side batting first however few overs remained. No DLS.

Five bowlers each bowled eight overs. Cricket seemed so much more orderly then.

Dredge and Moseley opened the bowling. Dredge bowled his eight overs for 19 and Moseley took 3 for 28. Burgess took 1 for 22 and Jennings 1 for 11, and yes, he bowled his full eight overs. Put another way he went for 1.4 an over although no-one spoke of economy rates in those days. And bowlers still bowled maidens in limited overs matches. Jennings bowled three and Somerset bowled six in total. Will Somerset bowl six maidens in the entire T20 tournament this year? Viv Richards took three wickets at the truly profligate cost of 32 runs and Gloucestershire batted the full 40 overs for 125 for 9. Will there be a score of 125 in the full 20 overs in any T20 match this season. Different times indeed.

Somerset ended on 126 for 2 after 31.3 overs. Brian Rose batted through the 31.3 overs for 49 not out, putting on 68 for the first wicket with Peter Denning. Richards probably disappointed some who had travelled miles to see him by being out for 15. Somerset ended with Rose and Roebuck seeing them home.

One curiosity: Vic Marks played in the match but did not bat, bowl or take a catch. Perhaps he injured himself early in the Gloucestershire innings and Viv Richards stepped in to the spinning shoes. Or perhaps someone was there and knows.

Where did Somerset finish in the John Player League in 1978? Second. Where else?

As to tonight I have one firm prediction. The match will look nothing like the 1978 one.

 
Shepton Paul 2
Re: Blast! It's Glos!
Shepton Paul 2 (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 14:15
Thanks Farmer - that 1976-9 vintage was the first Somerset team I watched regularly - tho don't think I'd have been at that Bristol match. Great days - pints of Carling Black Label to celebrate any Moseley, Dredge or Jennings wicket.

 
wsm fan
Re: Blast! It's Glos!
wsm fan (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 14:16
We will not go 3 spinners today.

Jamie will play.
Dom & Ben to miss out from the 13.

Lovely day for it.

Lets hope stewards and supporters alike can master this letter & number lark for their seating.....

 
Mike BOS
Re: Blast! It's Glos!
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 14:38
It will be fun finding out WSM.

one thing different not many waiting to get in today at 3.30, no need.

 
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Re: Blast! It's Glos!
Scrumper (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 14:45
I have a feeling Dom and Josh will miss out. Is the stream available for T20s?

 
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Re: Blast! It's Glos!
Grockle (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 14:45
Well Jamie is on on the scorecard (though that does change at times} and Dom is 12th man.

The side published is;

Myburgh, Davies, Trego, Hildreth, Gregory, Abell, Anderson, RvdM, Davey, Overton, Waller

I thought they might leave out Dom if a spinner had to go because Roelof is that wildcard that can do amazing things in these little games.

Well Mr Overton lets put the fear of God up them then!!

I have to agree with CH's description of the temporary stand. If that is what they are planning, it does have a reassuring 'classical' look to it



(Sm72)

 
nelliec
Re: Blast! It's Glos!
nelliec (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 14:48
Lots of lost revenue for those 2 hours

 
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Re: Blast! It's Glos!
Grockle (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 15:07
It is weird being in here at 4:00 with very little in terms of a crowd. Many many stewards to help members find seats in those areas of the ground they have been largely unaware of in the past.



(Sm72)

 
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Re: Blast! It's Glos!
Grockle (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 15:14
Jamie warming up with strapping on his left leg.



(Sm72)

 
cricketharris
Re: Blast! It's Glos!
cricketharris (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 15:39
I can’t understand why people were queuing from 3 o’clock when they have a reserved seat unless of course they are all life members heading for the best seats on Gimblett Hill. Sitting around in this heat for two hours before the game starts must be a strange way to spend an afternoon.

 
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Re: Blast! It's Glos!
Grockle (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 16:01
Somerset won the toss and Gloucs are batting.



(Sm72)

 
BristolRob
Re: Blast! It's Glos!
RadstockRob (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 16:01
Most likely heading for the bar CH!



SOMERSET THE TEAM TO WATCH.

 
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Re: Blast! It's Glos!
Grockle (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 16:07
Well it's 5:05 and the ground is less than 40% full at the moment. Unless loads are in the bars.

Opinion is that we are chasing because we have faith in batting but need to suck it and see with bowling. Klinger Night or not Klinger Night?

What do we reckon par is for T20? 190ish?

The Somerset team is as posted earlier. Dom is 12th man.



(Sm72)



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Re: Blast! It's Glos!
Grockle (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 16:26
60% full at the start. The Gimblett is decidedly empty.

Waller is going to open from the Pavilion to Hammond.

Floated wide one and it goes for four.

If you are watching the feed. Gloucs are playing in our shirt from last season!!



(Sm72)

 
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Re: Blast! It's Glos!
Grockle (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 16:31
Lewis opens from the River 8 for 0 after 1

Klinger passes 5000 T20 runs with his 4th today snd they are 14 after 2 with Josh Davey taking 3



(Sm72)

 
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Re: Blast! It's Glos!
Grockle (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 16:35
Well Davey can stay!! 22 for 1



(Sm72)

 
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Re: Blast! It's Glos!
Grockle (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 16:40
Corey is going to bowl then.



(Sm72)

 
Loyal of Lhasa
Re: Blast! It's Glos!
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 16:40
has anybody else lost the commentary?

 
BristolRob
Re: Blast! It's Glos!
RadstockRob (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 16:46
just came on live stream



SOMERSET THE TEAM TO WATCH.

 
BristolRob
Re: Blast! It's Glos!
RadstockRob (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 16:55
Comms should be working everywhere now!



SOMERSET THE TEAM TO WATCH.

 
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Re: Blast! It's Glos!
Grockle (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 16:55
Jamie goes for 8 but Pete takes a wicket with his first. 50th T20 wicket! (for Somerset? At Taunton?)

Decent from both of them.



(Sm72)



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Re: Blast! It's Glos!
Grockle (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 17:01
85 for 3 after 10



(Sm72)

 
Nailsea_Fizz
Re: Blast! It's Glos!
Nailsea_Fizz (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 17:56
Not a good finish unfortunately, let it slip and a few too many I fear.

Can never understand the lack of control in T20 bowling.

 
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Re: Blast! It's Glos!
Grockle (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 18:05
Rule Number 1 of T20..... don't leave Jamie with the last over!!

Eased by a storming catch from Tom Abell but don't ever leave your paceman with the last 6. It's Lewis' responsibility I am afraid. You need the 'death' bowler.

188 for 6 so 180 - 190 is pretty much par.

EDIT - not meant as a particular criticism of Jamie. When you get to the last six the batsmen are going to swing at everything, the more pace on the ball the more pace it comes off the bat at and if you are in and on form that can mean a nightmare for a pace man. Take the pace OFF the thing! Don't put it on!!



(Sm72)



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Re: Blast! It's Glos!
Grockle (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 18:34
Steve Davies 60 off not a lot. Glorious.



(Sm72)

 
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Re: Blast! It's Glos!
Grockle (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 18:45
Well I'm not all that sure that 190 is 'par' ladies and gents. Hildreth and Trego and Davies might want to move that up a little. Presently going at 11.5 per over needing 50 off 48 to win this.

Trigger 50 off 30



(Sm72)

 
Nailsea_Fizz
Re: Blast! It's Glos!
Nailsea_Fizz (IP Logged)
06 July, 2018 18:49
Glorious indeed. Fine reply so far.

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