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Farmer White
2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
Farmer White (IP Logged)
10 January, 2019 11:15
Matthew Renshaw is in the Australian Test squad for the two matches against Sri Lanka. His performances for Somerset are cited as one of the reasons although the opportunity was created by a clear out after the defeat by India. Another reason cited is ten first class centuries by the age of 22.

[www.espncricinfo.com]

Farmer



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/01/2019 12:24 by Grockle.

 
mikeindex
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
mikeindex (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 02:47
Seems fairly sound reasoning. Just as well we went for Azhar.
Btw I see Azhar fields at slip for India.
Does our placing him in the deep last year indicate the superiority of our own slip fielders, or a misunderstanding of his best position? He is not an especially athletic mover, and while his deep fielding was generally competent (on a par with Jack Leach's) it was hardly tigerish.

 
cricketjerry-mouse
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 10:20
Surprised to see Azhar Ali has switched his loyalty to India. Last seen he was fielding at slip for Pakistan.

 
Bobstan
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
Bobstan (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 10:37
Cj-m, does this mean he may turn out for Glos next season?

 
Loyal of Lhasa
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 13:08
... as their opening bowler?

 
mikeindex
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
mikeindex (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 13:37
Oops.

 
Shepton Paul 2
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
Shepton Paul 2 (IP Logged)
11 January, 2019 16:56
...and he went first ball to Philander this afternoon - all in all, not his best day 🙁

 
Farmer White
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
Farmer White (IP Logged)
14 January, 2019 11:47
In response to a, 'request' from Somerset La La La on the 'Countdown Clock' thread for a poem with the message 'Jack for the Ashes' in it I put the poem below on my website with a link on the 'Countdown Clock' thread. However I think this is the more appropriate thread for it on grockles so here it is. Just in case anyone misses the message it is in the first letter of each line...

TWO SOMERSET JACKS

Just suppose our spinning Jacks could meet awhile
And swap their tales of batsmen put to flight.
Confer about the dip and drift and the secrets of their style.
Keeping the faith of the art of spin, keeping it shining bright.

For what price to hear a word or two of that precious tete-a-tete?
Or see them bowl an over or two, and in tandem keep it tight
Revealing the styles of the present time and of nineteen-twenty-eight.

The best there was and the best there is, both getting it just right.
How would they then compare their notes of batsmen in disarray?
Endless variations of flight and line each to the other would cite.

And batsmen the country up and down would signal their dismay.
So cast your mind back ninety years to the Ashes of Jack White
He scorched the Aussies at Adelaide with thirteen for two-five-six.
Endlessly flighting and pitching the ball on a spot the size of a mite.
So now, in another Ashes year, may a new Jack ply his tricks.

Farmer

 
Somerset LaLaLa
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
16 January, 2019 11:22
Jack Leach response to Farmer's poem...

[www.bbc.co.uk]

That's the confidence vote out the way

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
Grockle (IP Logged)
16 January, 2019 14:38
George Bartlett has also signed a new deal. It is good to see players not being attracted to other parts by this abysmal '100' plan. I hope it is no different at the end of 2020 when we have experienced it and havea better perception of what the effects are in the longer term.



(Sm72)

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
16 January, 2019 17:55
Good to see Jack Leach has signed a contract extension, even if it is only for one more year.

Grizzzly

 
Shepton Paul 2
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
Shepton Paul 2 (IP Logged)
18 January, 2019 09:23
England Lions playing first game of Sri Lankan tour, 50-over game v Board XI.

England 255-6 off their 50, Gregory 25* off 16 balls, Bess 5* off 7. Alex Davies got 100.
Jamie Overton also playing, didn't bat.

 
wsm fan
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
wsm fan (IP Logged)
18 January, 2019 15:31
Lost by 4 wickets 4 balls to spare.

Full 10 overs for our 3 bowlers in a 5 man attack all 1 wicket each.

Englands top 6 had 5 wicketkeepers!

A good run out, very hot!

Another warm up game Sunday then into the 1st of 5 ODI's on Wednesday

 
mikeindex
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
mikeindex (IP Logged)
19 January, 2019 01:08
It seems that the fast route to international selection these days is to be a batsman who can also keep wicket - whether you expect to keep wicket at international level or not.
The absolute death-knell is to keep wicket even better than you bat, because this makes you A Specialist (even if you bat as well as Chris Read or James Foster), and specialist wicket-keepers are taboo.
In Adam it began.



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wsm fan
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
wsm fan (IP Logged)
22 January, 2019 10:20
Jerome back for entire 2019 T20 campaign.

Nothing against him at all, he did well.
But given our stock of fast bowlers now surely an overseas opener was what we needed, a Finch type.

Our top 3 is going to be.....?

SD ??? and Trego.....

Banton Eddie Green or Lewis i guess?

If we continue with same make up of side then its

4 Hildy
5 Corey
6 Tom
7 Lewis- c
8 RVDM
9
10 Jerome
11 Max

So now 1 spot for Craig Jamie Josh Tim Jack B Meeks.
A number of these wont be getting much red ball action either.

I guess injuries lions or even Ashes call ups may effect things but not the way i would have gone.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
Grockle (IP Logged)
22 January, 2019 11:35
I have the same feeling. But Jerome did make things happen and was consistently keen. Maybe that is all we really need



(Sm72)

 
cricketjerry-mouse
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
22 January, 2019 16:05
Jack Brooks was a highly successful `death` bowler for Yorkshire in both one-day formats,so will probably emerge from the fast-bowling pack in this role at Somerset - alongside Jerome in T20.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
Grockle (IP Logged)
23 January, 2019 00:58
Well we can all hope so.



(Sm72)

 
mikeindex
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
mikeindex (IP Logged)
26 January, 2019 01:56
Wsm why not Lewis, or maybe Roley, at 2 in your XI making room for an extra bowler?
(Edited for typo, sorry Wsm)



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wsm fan
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
wsm fan (IP Logged)
26 January, 2019 11:56
Yep.
Now we have not got down the overseas route then i agree.
Personally i would go RVDM as our 4567 were quite brilliant last season. Lewis and Corey happy, able & winning to clear the ropes in the last 6 overs crucial.
RVDM very often not used at 8 and he could do a job in pp like myby i say. Funky agressive & willing to go arial.
So that frees up an extra bowling option too.

Trego & Corey rarely if ever used so we really need that proper 6th bowling option.
Jamie Jerome Lewis Max & RVDM plus 1 of Craig Brooks Josh Meeks.

 
hantssabre
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
hantssabre (IP Logged)
01 February, 2019 15:04
Ryan Davis now left Durham

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Roger ivanhoe
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
Roger ivanhoe (IP Logged)
02 February, 2019 10:43
Somerset County Cricket Club is mourning the sad loss of Peter Eele who has passed away at the age of 83.

RIP

 
Clarence Parker
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
Clarence Parker (IP Logged)
02 February, 2019 11:52
A fine tribute on the Club's site to a much under - estimated 'keeper.

R I P Peter.

 
Loyal of Lhasa
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
02 February, 2019 14:43
A lovely gentle man, as I recall, and a very unobtrusive keeper. His mum turned up at all his home matches, armed with a bagful of extra sandwiches.



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

 
Clarence Parker
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
Clarence Parker (IP Logged)
02 February, 2019 17:45
Ryan Davies at the age of just 22 has left his 3rd. County. When he was through at Somerset, there was speculation that his departure was due to "off - field issues".

That speculation may have some substance, or it may not - I don't know!

What I do know is that a one - time promising career has seemingly been derailed, by something that has followed him around. I can't see him getting a 4th. County.

 
Railboy
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
Railboy (IP Logged)
03 February, 2019 16:58
Yep, there was the making of a brilliant keeper there and I thought he was very unlucky to be sidelined by us. But I know that we match day spectators see less than half the story!

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
Grockle (IP Logged)
03 February, 2019 17:32
There are a couple of tweets suggesting 'incompatibility' issues.... 3 counties in a short period. As you say Railboy... more than the watching public know perhaps. Great shame.



(Sm72)

 
mikeindex
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
mikeindex (IP Logged)
05 February, 2019 15:03
Shame, I thought the lad had international potential.
In a bygone age, of course, Michael Bates would probably not only still be on Somerset's books but be keeping for England by now.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
Kingston Black (IP Logged)
06 February, 2019 18:35
I know it's the Daily Mail but Jack Considers Loan Move?

KB



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/02/2019 18:36 by Kingston Black.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: 2019 SCCC PLAYERS OLD AND NEW
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
06 February, 2019 19:15
I seem to recall Jack said something similar a while ago.

I don't like to think of JL (or Dom) playing for another County, but you can understand their desire to get on the field of play. The SCCC selection process regarding the bowling line up is likely to require the judgement of Solomon this year.

Wonder if this was a factor in Jack agreeing to 'only' a one year contract extension recently ?

Grizzzly

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