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AGod
AGod
15 May, 2019 13:17
Huge way to go in this game but my thoughts are that *IF* we can get close to Surrey's first innings total then there's a prospect of Jack Leach then bowling us into a *potential* match-winning position in the third innings.

e.g.

Surrey 380 and 200

Somerset 350 and then would need 231, batting last.

Doesn't mean we'd get the 231, necessarily, of course, but the chance could be there if the batsmen can hold up their end of the bargain in the first innings.

AGod
AGod
15 May, 2019 13:18
LoL - I can't swear to it, but I believe Leachy's figures were something like 8 or 9 overs, 3 for 21?

Tumbles
Tumbles
15 May, 2019 13:45
Lets get to not following on before we think about anything else! Surrey routinely destroyed teams last season with their bowling.

btry1
btry1
15 May, 2019 13:47
banton for tresco next game
i know hes a legend and all that but he has got to hit runs
banton is in form and is a good young player

AGod
AGod
15 May, 2019 13:47
Time for Mr Byrom or possibly Mr Green, rather than persisting with Mr Trescothick, I think.

rodders12
rodders
15 May, 2019 13:54
Very sad to say but time for Marcus to walk away graciously rather than reduce our batting numbers to ten players on a regular basis.

AGod
AGod
15 May, 2019 13:55
If Davies doesn't come up with a score, then I'd look at giving his place to Banton.

I don't think we need both Banton and Hildreth in a top three... Need a bit more balance and aim of batting some time. Eddie's shown the temperament for that.... Tresco being in and always being out within a few overs, just puts pressure on the rest of the order.

Personally, should Tom B come into the team as well, then the line-up I'd prefer to see would be:

Eddie B
Azhar Ali
Tom A
Hildreth
Bartlett
Banton



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 15/05/2019 14:12 by AGod.

AGod
AGod
15 May, 2019 14:06
On this dry, Test style surface, Mr Azhar Ali has been looking every inch the Test batsman, so far today.

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Grockle
15 May, 2019 14:09
And unfortunately, agreeing with posts above, Marcus isn't at the moment (I'm loathe to say 'any more').

We can't keep losing wickets before there are 20 runs on the board and it is usually Mr T



(Sm72)

wsm fan
wsm fan
15 May, 2019 14:10
For information Jack Brooks did not take part in the football this morning so we can't blame football for this one.....

AGod
AGod
15 May, 2019 14:16
I take it back, then, WSM.

Still, you must be pleased that Jamie will be back?

I know it's not in the circumstances that we would have wanted.. however, it's also the only conceivable circumstance in which Jamie was going to be brought back before the end of his loan, IMO.

AGod
AGod
15 May, 2019 14:32
An elegant and excellent 50 from Azhar Ali, IMO.

AGod
AGod
15 May, 2019 14:56
Oh, Azhar, absolute give-away vs the loathed, Batty.

AGod
AGod
15 May, 2019 15:24
Tom throws it away, too.

Not the kind of batting performance today of which Championship winners are made, making presents of wickets.

Tumbles
Tumbles
15 May, 2019 15:27
I think as I said previously we need to worry about getting to 230 odd before anything else. Batty is pinning us down here.



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Loyal of Lhasa
Loyal of Lhasa
15 May, 2019 15:41
Would somebody be kind enough to post a link to LIVE commentary on the match? Astonishingly, Radio Five Live Sports Extra suddenly chose to leave Taunton to commentate on ice hockey, can you believe it. There's a national sport if ever there was one.

So I move to the normal BBC commentary website and find that clicking on the current match gives me the commentary that started at 11.00 this morning!



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Nailsea_Fizz
Nailsea_Fizz
15 May, 2019 15:53
Lol - the club's website has a link under the match centre button

Wickham
Wickham
15 May, 2019 15:53
Try this, LoL (drag the small rectangle along the horizontal bar if it doesn't start at the right place): SvS

Alternatively, use the Match Centre on the official site - that provides a live stream and radio commentary:
MC

Tumbles
Tumbles
15 May, 2019 15:58
Quote:
Loyal of Lhasa
Would somebody be kind enough to post a link to LIVE commentary on the match? Astonishingly, Radio Five Live Sports Extra suddenly chose to leave Taunton to commentate on ice hockey, can you believe it. There's a national sport if ever there was one.
So I move to the normal BBC commentary website and find that clicking on the current match gives me the commentary that started at 11.00 this morning!

Starting to think the ECB are encouraging them to do anything but offer commentary on 5LE - they've been chopping from one day stuff to IPL last 6 weeks. Who the hell wants to listen to IPL commentary?

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Grockle
15 May, 2019 16:04
There is a link to the club's match centre on the left hand side of this page in the menu.

There is also a link to the match centre on Farmer's frontpage report of yesterday.

There IS ALWAYS a link to the match centre on the left hand side of this page.

That is why it is there so people don't have to go looking for stuff.... we're nice like that even though most of the time people don't bother to check.



(Sm72)

AGod
AGod
15 May, 2019 16:09
George plays all around one from McKerr.... and that’s why you can’t afford to give wickets away, as we did earlier on.

AGod
AGod
15 May, 2019 16:25
Folks - do you agree with Brian Rose that we should have made Kieswetter captain and given Buttler the gloves, in order to keep both at the club?

AGod
AGod
15 May, 2019 16:30
Funny old day, so far.

I don't feel that Surrey have bowled with much discipline and yet, at 165/4, the day is really on a knife edge... we could finish the day on 225/7 or 8 or something, if we give many more wickets away, or if Morkel summons some magic.

But we should, really, only be two down at this point and looking to push on to a position of strength. A little frustrating, but we could still make amends.

Clarence Parker
Clarence Parker
15 May, 2019 17:08
Quote:
AGod
Folks - do you agree with Brian Rose that we should have made Kieswetter captain and given Buttler the gloves, in order to keep both at the club?

Yes, I fully agree.

Somerset LaLaLa
Somerset LaLaLa
15 May, 2019 17:09
Croft c Vasconcelos b J Overton 8

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Grockle
15 May, 2019 17:56
Does anyone care any more?

Jos went, the situation would have turned unexpectedly within a season had he stayed.

He plainly said that he would not return to Somerset until a certain individual had left and that meant that any offer Rose talks about would have been irrelevant.

It might have solved the management's problem but it may not have solved the side's issues at that time. Jos wasn't what he is now. He might have developed into something different (better in the opinion of some).

But it didn't happen so....



(Sm72)

Loyal of Lhasa
Loyal of Lhasa
15 May, 2019 18:10
If only, if only... So many possible scenarios, one of them being that if Kieswetter had handed over the gloves he would not have suffered that career-ending injury.



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

btry1
btry1
15 May, 2019 18:12
in other news, davies didnt get out last ball of the day
243-5

AGod
AGod
15 May, 2019 18:12
Well, finished the day in a fair position.

Azhar played brilliantly until he gave it away.

Hildreth and Davies played well. In Davies's case especially for his first 30 runs.. after that he started to threaten the odd lapse in concentration.

I thought Surrey bowled really badly for 75 minutes or so after lunch...perhaps adjusting from white ball back to red.

Tom will be bitterly disappointed with his dismissal, and Azhar was obviously kicking himself.

I'm sure James will be disappointed, in his England quest, not to have gone to to a big ton.

Friday looks like really poor batting weather, which is a concern. So we shall have to milk the very maximum out of these remaining 5 wickets tomorrow, if we're to avoid a very nervous Friday (weather permitting).

AGod
AGod
15 May, 2019 18:14
Notts a poor side in red ball. Headed for another very convincing defeat, this time vs Essex.

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