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2nd X1 cricket 2019
BarmierKev (IP Logged)
15 April, 2019 18:58
Our 2s v Berkshire.

Seems a close fought game.

Barmy Kev
I'm only here for the tele

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Re: 2nd X1 cricket
hdo (IP Logged)
16 April, 2019 00:41
Thanks Kev. As Berkshire won with only 4 balls to spare, it seems the match could've been less close, had one of our main seam bowlers not gone for 41 in his 3 overs. Fortunately we're well stocked in that department, with Helm and Bamber waiting in the wings ahead of that gentleman.

I also note that a certain C Peploe played for Berkshire in this fixture, and seems to have batted them to the verge of victory!

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Re: 2nd X1 cricket 2019
Jonathan Winsky (IP Logged)
16 April, 2019 19:11
Middlesex beat Essex by nine wickets with 11.3 overs remaining in a Second Eleven Trophy match at Billericay today thanks to centuries from Sam Robson and Paul Stirling.

After scoring 94 for Berkshire in Sunday's match, Dan Lincoln was part of the Middlesex 2nd XI side today and scored 24 not out, coming at 3 in ahead of Max Holden, Jack Davies and George Scott.

Re: 2nd X1 cricket
Jonathan Winsky (IP Logged)
17 April, 2019 19:40
After Middlesex yesterday won a Second Eleven Trophy match by nine wickets with both of our openers scoring a century, today’s match in the same competition v Somerset at Radlett saw our opponents win by nine wickets with both of their openers reaching three figures.

We had a strong line-up, with nearly the whole side having between a good chance and a certainty of playing in our Royal London Cup campaign, but the only players who passed 23 in our total of 278 were Nick Gubbins with 92 and George Scott with 97. Somerset achieved their target in 40.2 overs.

[edited as I initially linked to incorrect scorecard]

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Re: 2nd X1 cricket 2019
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
17 April, 2019 20:22
Somerset two openers, Tom Banton 20 years old, Eddie Byrom 21 years old

Ben Green who took seven wickets is 21 years old. The future look bright for Somerset with such young players coming through.

I hope Middlesex have also got young players comimg through!

Re: 2nd X1 cricket 2019
adelaide (IP Logged)
17 April, 2019 23:14

We have a promising youngster called Tim Murtagh...

George Scott, Ethan Bamber, Martin Andersson, Robbie White...

I remember John Arlott's Sunday League commentaries when any player under the age of 25 was described as "promising". Sad fact is that an awful lot of promising players don't fulfil that promise, whether because of injury, being not quite strong enough mentally, thinking you've made it before you have, drugs, sheer bad luck or some combination of the above. I think it is even more true in football (*) but in any sport, you can never rely on potential becoming actuality.


(*) You may of course win the Youth Cup but then be loaned out by a big club to the lower leagues for years on end.

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