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No Calfing matter

Here we go again

By Barmy Kev
June 4 2017

Kev stands in to report on another difficult day in many respects 

It's me reporting again. Our designated reporter had changed his mind about attending which is fair enough.  Having experienced another poor day Friday and my teletext view was unfavourable for yesterday I was doubting if today was worth bothering with. The appalling incident overnight encouraged me to come along. I will not allow any terrorist stop me from going out. There were many absentees who I expected to be there purely due to the cricket events of the past two days. The crowd was sparse.  

I arrive 12:15, with the score 80 2.  I thought there was a delayed start. According to West Ham Tony I missed a "sunshine snooze fest". Further comments deleted due to excessive expletives. It was commented once the new ball seen off there is no life in the wicket. It seemed to be this way until Gubbo out for 56 just before lunch. 

There was a minute silence at end of lunch in memory for those who lost their lives yesterday. A reality check for all of us.

Meanwhile, Stirlo is taking a while to get off the mark and then does so with a 6. He accelerates and there's a century partnership with Voges.

A stirling six

He's caught behind 217-4 and then new ball called for perhaps there is something in this game? Simmo out for 2 the follow on target a worry. 

After tea not good Voges on 86 pulled up. This injury looks long term I hear it is a calf which is most concerning.

Voges in full flow before his injury

TRJ soon out and now saving follow on really dodgy. The light is worse than when we went off on Friday. We have on 290-6 in worsening light Overton bowling bouncers and we are off.  I'm on way home thinking that's it for day and we should avoid follow on and gain another bonus point. My phone tells me they are back on Ollie out without any addition.  We did avoid the follow on we are close to 300.  I wonder how many were there to witness the very end. Going into last day It looks like another draw . Where have I heard that before?



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No Calfing matter
Middlesex till we die (IP Logged)
04/06/2017 18:49
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Re: No Calfing matter
BeefyRoberts (IP Logged)
04/06/2017 19:41
The injury to Adam does sound bad and wish him a speedy recovery.
Thanks for report Kev,didn't attend myself after two days of not much happening.
Weather looks hit n miss for Monday...draw??

Re: No Calfing matter
04/06/2017 20:54
Sparse crowds will have little or nothing to do with any incident in the City the previous evening,they will be down to the mind numbing wickets we are given and people thinking I've got better things to do than waste another day on watching a Mike Hunt masterclass in killing County cricket.

Of the 5 people I as with yesterday 4 decided not to go today and with the amount of ale we consumed yesterday in the ground and the Tavern after, watching the Cup Final, that is an awful lot of revenue our Lord's and masters have lost.

Re: No Calfing matter
chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
04/06/2017 21:22
It's Mick- not Mike! (but you knew that, didn't you?)

There used to be an Anglia weatherman called Michael Hunt- and he always had to be introduced as Michael Hunt- never Mike.

Till one day they had a rookie newsreader- and she read out what was on the autocue-

'And here's Mike Hunt with the weather'

Re: No Calfing matter
Jonathan Winsky (IP Logged)
04/06/2017 22:06
It can't have been helpful for the attendance that the India v Pakistan match was taking place, as I imagine that many potential spectators would have much preferred watching that match on TV (or even travelling to Edgbaston) to coming to Lord's. Often, Middlesex's matches are attended by a decent amount of Asian people, but despite making an effort to look out for any, I think I only saw about one or two.

Lower Mound and I walked past Mick Hunt before play started, so I said to Lower Mound that I know of a few people who would happily give Hunt a piece of their mind if they were ever face-to-face with him!

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