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Complete Cook Up

By Seaxe Man
May 13 2017

Seaxe Man was the Middlesex 1 at Chelmsford . He describes the so called delay. Our murky batting and Cooks charmed life.  A parting shot at the end. Not a pretty read. 


We were affected by two showers. . Heavier than the so called reason for Cowley head down running off with happy Sussex batsman. Umpires back on practically after leaving the field .  Maybe 10 mins lost. Delay was extended by Ten Deoschate requesting the ground staff take the rope round. Covers were on .No overs lost. Docked the time off the interval.

Abysmal performance even though conditions were murky when we batted. Lights not on. 148 runs off 40.2 overs. At least two batters short. White ball needs an overhaul starting at the top.

Once  when sun came out Cook given two lives off Finn in slips,  Tank involved. Ravi bowled  well as did Finn not backed up by the field. 

Usual waffle from Scott on audioboom. Apparent to most Eski should have batted at three.  


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Complete Cook Up
Middlesex till we die (IP Logged)
13/05/2017 15:58
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Re: Complete Cook Up
chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
13/05/2017 16:09
Short and to the point!

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Fozzie (IP Logged)
13/05/2017 19:49
Sterlo being unavailable for all but the opening 2 matches was unfortunate. But the balance of the side has not looked right.

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BarmierKev (IP Logged)
13/05/2017 19:50
And Eski?

Re: Complete Cook Up
13/05/2017 20:51
Short,rather like Middlesex in the runs department in the RL this season,never enough in he tank to give our bowlers a real go.

Chalk up another season where we do naff all in 50 over cricket,how many years now is it since we mounted a half decent campaign in "Sunday League" and I'm not just talking struggling out of the group to get blown away in he first knock out stage?

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Seaxe_Man (IP Logged)
14/05/2017 16:00
1992 Diamond when we picked up the cheque at Uxbridge off the then TCCB Chairman Ted Dexter.

Don't think I am million miles out on that.

That is 25 years ago.

In the longer game. 1988 our last win. Fraser and Hick played in the Lords Final.

1989 our last Final losing to Warwickshire when Warwickshire's Smith with the Bears requiring 10 off the last over, smashed Simon Hughes first ball straight for 6 to the Nursery end.

The rest was a canter.

1990 Old Trafford. Semi Final. Des Haynes scored 149 not out and still lost.

This owed something to the aforementioned Simon Hughes dropping the former Sussex player Mendis at mid on when the game was still winnable.

Gehan Mendis finished on 121 not out. So expensive.

A note for Graves. There was a near capacity 18000 for this game.

Central contracts around the world have made a big dent in fixtures like this in 2017.

Re: Complete Cook Up
Shots1992 (IP Logged)
14/05/2017 23:36
It is difficult to compare teams and players from bygone eras other than to say John Emburey Dessie Haynes DCS Compton Michael Gatting Clive Radley would walk into today's Middlesex team. Poor our 50 over, although Ravi Patel has shown some excellent left arm spin bowling, with any luck he may get a red ball game of proper cricket one day with Oliver Rayner at t other end one day maybe. I pray.Spin to win v Surrey plus fast bowling.

Re: Complete Cook Up
Shots1992 (IP Logged)
14/05/2017 23:38
Eskinazi in prime form not in side very odd

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