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Rad Let the Cider Down
Discussion started by Middlesex till we die , 02 May, 2019 11:45
Rad Let the Cider Down
Middlesex till we die 02 May, 2019 11:45
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/05/2019 10:47 by BarmierKev.

Re: Rad Let the Cider Down
BeefyRoberts 02 May, 2019 12:20
Entertaining read from the opposition and,covers the game perfectly.
Didn't visit Cat & Fiddle,but,last time there were plenty of staff,and decent ales on offer...maybe changed owners.
Good pics to accompany report as well.

Re: Rad Let the Cider Down
Primrose Hillbilly 02 May, 2019 12:57
Thank you, Dasher.

Great report.

Is it Farmer White from Grockles, who I recall managing to write with great atmospheric references about some of your home games? What with you and he, they appear spoiled for Arlott-esque reporters.

It's a shame there isn't much at Radlett for you to rhapsodise about, like mist over the Quantock Hills, or even a steam train on the Thameslink viaduct (in my dreams), but thank goodness for the birdlife. It might have been a Lesser Spotted Kev's Round, but we know they are an endangered species.

Re: Rad Let the Cider Down
Bobstan 02 May, 2019 13:20
Yes, van der Merwy was the Ritchie Benaud pronunciation. He always called the onetime SA captain this, despite the fact that all his commentary colleagues pronounced it correctly.

Re: Rad Let the Cider Down
Rocks&Boulders 02 May, 2019 13:22
Bet the Wurzels were not best pleased.

Re: Rad Let the Cider Down
adelaide 02 May, 2019 13:28
Great report; it does seem to be in the Somerset blood.

My impression from the feed was that Scott's deflection onto the stumps was a deliberate attempt to get the run out, not simply taking evasive action. Bowlers try it quite a bit. It is still unlucky for the batsman when it comes off.


Re: Rad Let the Cider Down
Haringey Racer 02 May, 2019 16:27
On the ornithological front I spotted both Red Kite and Buzzard at different times, both of which I've seen on previous visits. But the Little Egret that flew across during the Somerset innings was a new one for me at Radlett. And I can't remember the last time I didn't see a Pied Wagtail at cricket anywhere.

Agree with Adelaide that the run out looked like a deliberate deflection that for once hit the stumps and caught the batsman out of his ground.

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