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Re: The Only Way is Through Essex 2 50
Posted by: Grizzzly
Date: 14/05/2017 20:15
Really disappointed with our batting today.

With the ball, generally speaking, I felt we were pretty tight & kept the score within reasonable bounds. Aside from TG's first over, which resembled a mini Boswellesque episode, (has he ever bowled a ten ball, four wide over before ?), we stuck at our task, even if our fielding was at times, a bit scrappy.

But the batting ?

After JM's superb onslaught (granted he should have been caught before scoring), we were in an excellent position, and even after he departed, at 15 overs, we had rattled up 121 - 3 at over 8 an over, entailing a residual r/r of only about 6.

Therafter, we simply didn't show the urgency or discipline needed to complete the task. Jim top scored with 77, but i.m.h.o. was as much to blame as the others as he meandered along.

Overs 16-25 yielded a paltry 36 runs.

How many singles did we turn into two's, two's into three's etc. ? We also seemed to go for an age without a boundary at times.

All it did was build scoreboard pressure against us, leading to the run rate escalating to the stage where we just pretty much gave up the game as lost.

For the second consecutive home innings, we concluded our effort way ahead of our allocated overs, with with nearly seven still remaining, which speaks for itself.

Praise where praise is due & we have turned in some superb perfomances in this competition to date.

But today certainly wasn't one of them.

Grizzzly

P.S. We really need Pete,James & Mr D. Senior to get their heads on straight as we move forwards (hopefully) in this tournament.

James in particular, is a genius when his mind is in the right place. If only it would stay there for a little longer.

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