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A Ring of Red Roses. We all fall down


An unexpected appearance

By Barmy Kev
April 12 2019

Kev describes his remote and live view of day that unexpectedly started well before the inevitable happened

Just like my first day of season at Northants my first home game day I had no enthusiasm to the extent I again turned up just before lunch. I was put off by the cold forecast and fearing the worse from our top order. You can justifiably call me a “fair weathered.” fan. 

From home, my desktop scoreboard changed from 14-0, to 14-1. Anderson looked unplayable from Ceefax. Kevin Hand took me through next half an hour without loss of wicket. My journey to ground saw us to 80. I arrive at the ground in glorious sunshine and not too cold in fact feeling quite warm. Spectators took off layers of clothing and some were applying sun tan lotion. We survive to lunch one wicket down quiet comfortably from my view for half an hour. I gathered before my arrival there were two drop catches and Lanky bowled well. 

After lunch Gubbo (my leading run scorer in prediction competition) and Eski achieved in short space of time their 50s and 100 partnership. The score of 117 was without any extras and over rate 0. Bailey removed both in quick succession. Mala and Holden carried on from where they left off at Northampton. 176-3 at tea we are still on top.

I missed start of session having had return from Seaxe Box after nice tea and cake. I heard Mala played a glorious drive for 4, which fired up Anderson next ball Mala caught behind from a deceptive lifter. Unfortunately, thereafter  no one else found batting easy and runs dried up.  An inevitable a massive collapse happened. Especially once the new ball taken the bowling was exceptional and only one bad shot caused a wicket. It seems unfair Anderson is unlikely to be playing against other counties. 

A late cameo from TRJ taking us close to 2nd bonus point and more importantly my prediction score. When Finn caught in last over 236-9 it was just after 6 o’clock, with over rate + 2 and extras 5, a sign of good bowling. They had a makeshift wicket keeper whose name I’m unsure of; your Guest is as good as mine.

Evidently it won’t be as sunny tomorrow so hopefully our bowlers can exploit the cloud cover and all is not lost.  However, I sill have a bad feeling about this game

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