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Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40


In with his bro

By Grockle et al
May 13 2012

Still in Chester le Street for a one dayer with four teenage bowlers in a "squad" of 11.  James Hildreth loses Vernon Philander and none of the injured players are back except James Overton who joins his brother in Somerset colours for the first time.  The other veterans of Trego, Kieswetter and Waller have a lot on their shoulders.  No Ian Blackwell for the home side.

v DURHAM CB40 @ Chester le Street Sunday 13 May 2012

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Commentary

Injury hit Somerset stay in the North East for their 40 over and lose another level of experience as Vernon Philander is once more not picked for a short format game.  James Overton has however recovered from a slight niggle and has travelled up to join his brother and a side of youngsters. 

The side is;

Craig Kieswetter, Pete Trego, James Hildreth, Arul Suppiah, Alex Barrow, Craig Meschede, Lewis Gregory, James Overton, George Dockrell, Max Waller and Craig Overton 

Hands up all those who would have predicted that as the side to play Somerset's second one day game of the season.  Four teenage bowlers with two of them only one month into their 18th year!  Once more the skipper wins the toss and puts the opposition in to see what his side will have to follow.  The opening partnership (now getting to know each other) is once again Craig Overton and Pete Trego and they once again look useful going for only 2 off the first 12 balls.  After 4 overs Durham have moved to 16 but the ball has passed the bat and we hope for something akin to the four day game when they dominated the home side's batting.

The Bristol boys are commentating on the link above...More to come....

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Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
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13/05/2012 13:01
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2012:05:16:04:52:22 by Grockle.

 
CB40 v Durham at CLS
BristolRob (IP Logged)
12/05/2012 21:13
So Jove replaces Lord Lucan is the only change fron the Championship side.Will it be too exhausting for VP to be 12th man?



Who put the A in Trego?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2012:05:13:07:29:15 by Grockle.

 
Re: CB40 v Durham at CLS
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
12/05/2012 21:17
I don't think VP will want to read the ECB report.

I quote - Philander appeared reluctant to bend his back and took only one wicket today.

 
Re: CB40 v Durham at CLS
AGod (IP Logged)
12/05/2012 21:20
Under orders?

Or losing interest as stint comes to an end?

 
Re: CB40 v Durham at CLS
SillyMidOn (IP Logged)
12/05/2012 21:28
Or possibly, he just had a bad day?

It happens to everyone sometimes.

 
Re: CB40 v Durham at CLS
Mark (IP Logged)
12/05/2012 22:07
I didn't see Durham's second innings but in the first innings Vernon was less effective than I thought he would be. I'm sure he was trying his best but (fortunately for Durham!) he was not in top form.
In a way though that's good for Somerset because your best bowlers were the young lads Overton & Meschede.

I think we might be one specialist batsman short tomorrow-Breese, Borthwick & Plunkett are all good batsmen but the top 5 are not in great form so a collapse could be on the cards if we lose a couple of early wickets.

However I have a feeling we will win tomorrow! It's been a very difficult start to the season but I'd be astonished if the team doesn't start playing well soon.

 
Re: CB40 v Durham at CLS
geordie moonraker (IP Logged)
12/05/2012 23:36
As you can gather from my comments on the other thread the ECB and I agree on Philander.
I think the 40 over tomorrow (today!!!- I sat up and watched the rugby) will be a different kettle of fish for Durham

 
Re: CB40 v Durham at CLS
old boy! (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 06:30
Quote:
Mike TA1
I don't think VP will want to read the ECB report.
I quote - Philander appeared reluctant to bend his back and took only one wicket today.

Figures do, sometimes lie I know, but I have been surprised at the drop-off in Vernon's analysis's since the first match I saw him bowling. Then I was very worried about the trouble he might put the England batsmen in with virtually every ball, and his sustained accuracy and zip off the wicket. Now it appears that he is not so threatening a prospect!

 
Re: CB40 v Durham at CLS
AGod (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 06:56
Oh, I suspect his performance will kick back up a notch when the Tests start.

 
Re: CB40 v Durham at CLS
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 07:02
Quote:
Mike TA1
I don't think VP will want to read the ECB report.
I quote - Philander appeared reluctant to bend his back and took only one wicket today.

The only way anybody could say that is because somebody was there watching the match to report it.

 
Re: CB40 v Durham at CLS
geordie moonraker (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 07:10
Weather this morning is "breezy" and overcast. Should stay mainly dry.

 
Re: CB40 v Durham at CLS
Little Bird (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 09:50
As I posted elsewhere, personally I have sympathy with the argument that says ban overseas players except for the T20.

Philander is a fine bowler and it was a real coup for us to sign him.

However, once there was talk of South Africa intervening about how much he plays, the alarm bells started ringing.

I appreciate long gone are the days of an overseas joining a county for the whole season..but we've signed one for a crucial part of the season with restrictions attached to him. He didn't play at Notts because it was too cold and might have aggrevated the back twinge he suffered. We couldn't bowl him as much as we liked at Warks when the match was ours for the taking. He is not allowed to play one day cricket. As Geordie writes elsewhere, when he does play he seems to be used in agreed spells rather than what the match dictates.

I'm not criticising him..the two matches at Taunton, he's bowled well and he seems to have fitted in well to the side. But after the Mendis fiasco last season and what's happened this time with Philander, do the club have to look again at the policy of splashing out big bucks on a big name for the start of the season..when in neither case it's really made a huge difference?

 
Re: CB40 v Durham at CLS
AGod (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 10:00
I'm sure Brian saw all of this coming. He would have known that SA would not allow us to simply use Philander however we pleased.

That being the case, Brian obviously made a judgement that VP with limitations would be better than A N Other without.

I, too, was of that view.

But I'm beginning to think that that view was wrong. His returns in the two away games have been really ordinary.

Overall I think he has been a mild disappointment.

 
Re: CB40 v Durham at CLS
Little Bird (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 10:11
Well he still has 18 wickets at around 20. Not too bad. He helped bowl us to a win against Middlesex and carried an inexperienced bowling attack in the one innings we managed against Lanc.

Disappointments would be his bowling at Durham, missing Trent Bridge where he could have had a field day and failing to clean up the Warks tail.

I'm of the opinion that the more you play, often the better you get..Pete Trego being an obvious example..and also players like Craig Meschede benefitting from a consistent run in the side.

It must be hard for VP constantly coming in and out of the team..and allegedly being restricted to how much he can bowl. I'm not saying for one minute he's not tried hard for us but he must be aware inside that there are bigger fish to fry in a few weeks time. That's just human nature.

 
Re: CB40 v Durham at CLS
Grockle (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 10:31
Well two of those disappointments you'll just have to suck up because he can't do anything if he doesn't play and nobody has cleaned up the Warks tail.

I'm not sure Rose knew as much as you think he did AG because this access issue was not one when he was signed because no-one rated the boy as highly. The interference seems to have come later and we don't know to what extent it has had any effect at all.

Lot's of inferences that he's not bothered and wasn't really 'injured'. Maybe he was and maybe he has been nursing that. Commentators certainly suggested he was stiff in the Warks game and he bowled much better second time in. The weather will not have helped a man used to bowling in the summer sun with a back injury.

A little charity for a good player perhaps before we start talking about disappointment and a lack of good character based on innuendo and rumour driven speculation perhaps?



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Re: CB40 v Durham at CLS
old boy! (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 11:08
Grockle
I'm sure much of what you say is right. I suspect that he probably is, either suffering from the change in the weather, or is carrying some sort of injury.

My point in raising it earlier was that the Philander who I watched from over his arm in my seat at long off, filled me with concern for our England batters in the Tests.

 
Re: CB40 v Durham at CLS
Grockle (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 11:31
I know OB. The commentators were purring in that first spell but he hasn't done too bad since and has passed the bat amany many times. I just get the feeling that the media and some others are now looking for reasons to blame him or those signed him when little if any of this has been his fault any more than anyone else.

I haven't seen him more's the pity but most of the commentary I have heard, except for this Durham game have rated him highly and classified him as unlucky or a bit too good.

Anyway chalk it down to that 'experience' thing and forward we go to today.



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Re: CB40 v Durham at CLS
AGod (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 12:28
Yeah, Grockle, as soon as Philander got that central contract then I think Brian would have known that the goal-posts would have moved.

I would think that with Philander guaranteed all that UCBSA cash, then Brian probably could have opted out of the deal at that point without VP being too upset about it (or motivated to sue!) and I'm sure the UCBSA would have encouraged Philander to accept the decision if it had been made.

Certainly we know that there were discussions between UCBSA and club over Philander's workload before he arrived in the country so Brian definitely would have known of potential issues once that was raised.

But one imagines that Brian still thought that VP would be better than any alternative even if it did mean having to tread carefully with his employer.

 
Re: CB40 v Durham at CLS
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 12:32
Somerset team
C Kieswetter†, PD Trego, JC Hildreth*, AWR Barrow, CAJ Meschede, AV Suppiah, J Overton, L Gregory, C Overton, GH Dockrell, MTC Waller

 
Re: CB40 v Durham at CLS
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 12:34
Somerset won the toss and will field.

 
Re: CB40 v Durham at CLS
Romsonian (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 12:46
In a change from the teamsheet submitted by Mark on the other thread, Onions has been replaced by a youngster- J Harrison (presumably due to his Eng call up?)

 
Re: CB40 v Durham at CLS
Loyal of Lhasa. (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 12:58
Quote:
geordie moonraker
Weather this morning is "breezy" and overcast. Should stay mainly dry.

Thank you, GM, but we've had quite enough of Durham's breeze.

I note that the commentators have mentioned that JOVE is running straight down the pitch, which is what I said about COVE last week. They MUST be twins.



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Re: CB40 v Durham at CLS
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 12:59
After a relatively warm sunny day yesterday (in comparison to the rest of the season so far) its back to the thermals, fleeces and wooolly hats. Very cold, stiffish breeze and very gloomy here at CLS. My camera keeps telling me it thinks I should be using the flash. If the light had been like this yeserday afternoon suspect the umps would've taken them off.

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Grockle (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 13:21
Lewis Gregory, he's our man, if he can't catch them no-one can!!



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Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Grockle (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 16:17
This when I struggle with Somerset!

You ask a new attack to give you something to aim at and they do that then what happens? The experienced men in the side. The backbone of the batting capitulate in 5 overs and leave the new guys to do what they can.

I don't mind it if the less experienced players make mistakes while doing their jobs to the best of their ability but the men who supposedly know what they are doing then don't do THEIR job!!

So frustrating!! Harrison (debut) 4/0/2/10!! 27 for 3 for heaven's sake!!



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Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Clarence Parker (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 16:17
It's very quiet on this thread this afternoon.

At 24 for 3, we face an uphill (though not impossible) task. I have to confess I was a little surprised that James didn't throw the ball to Max to have a go. Unless he has been injured whilst fielding, for what reason is he in the team?

I know that we are down to bare bones in being able to put out a side, but that surely does not merit not letting him have a bowl under the circumstances does it?

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
AGod (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 16:24
Realistically, Lewis Gregory is sadly not at the races at all following his back injury. So one might have thought Max would have been given the two overs that were instead given to Gregory.

Bagpuss said it's heavily overcast etc so I suspect batting is difficult and that will have assisted our young attack but just made life tough for our batsmen.

A second defeat in two would all but end interest for this season in this competition (would probably have to win the entire slate from here).

So even when more experienced men are available again we might as well copy other counties and use this competition mainly to blood the youngsters as often as possible.

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
old boy! (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 16:28
Quote:
Clarence Parker
It's very quiet on this thread this afternoon.
At 24 for 3, we face an uphill (though not impossible) task. I have to confess I was a little surprised that James didn't throw the ball to Max to have a go. Unless he has been injured whilst fielding, for what reason is he in the team?

I know that we are down to bare bones in being able to put out a side, but that surely does not merit not letting him have a bowl under the circumstances does it?

Lets hope the batting youngsters today prove as successful as the bowling youngsters yesterday.
I am delighted that so many of the youngsters are coming through.

The Max situation to me signals the fact that he is not rated or trusted, and the way he is being kept from turning his arm can do absolutely nothing for his confidence. If and when everybody is fit, if I were advising him, I would say get out on loan anywhere, and certainly do not sign again in 2013. Either find a club where your talent is valued or go back to Cape Town and become a surfing champion.

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 16:47
Today is not a day for spin bowling. I suspect if Lewis hadn't gone for 20-odd off 2 overs George wouldn't have bowled much. There may ot be much spin from Durham either - they've bowled 4 seamers so far and still have Plunkett to come.

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Clarence Parker (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 16:47
Quote:
old boy!

The Max situation to me signals the fact that he is not rated or trusted, and the way he is being kept from turning his arm can do absolutely nothing for his confidence.

I tend to agree with you old boy that there does not appear to be much trust placed upon Max's ability with the ball, even in the one - day format.

But does this (if indeed it is the case) stem from the dressing - room or from the field?

I hope that James is his own man on the field. He should not necessarily follow what Marcus might have done, and nor should he be a marionette with those not on the field of play pulling the strings.

It is still early days for him in his newly acquired role as captain, and I am sure that he will succeed if he stamps his authority down upon anyone who might try to influence or usurp him.

Should it have been necessary for him to have already done so, then that is positive news – IMHO of course.

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Ronniesabre (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 17:41
If we are actually paying philander then I'm sorry the whole thing is a joke. He has mind set on cape town and if it weren't for injuries then I'd let him go now. Better investing in our future although it means another trophy less season. Personally I thought his commitment yesterday was terrible. Trego dropped blackwell and he wasn't bothered will he be more upset that Manure didn't win the league or Somerset didn't win yesterday....mmmm!he should take a leaf out of triggers book. Bowled his heart out yesterday and was devasted when we didn't win.

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
old boy! (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 17:43
Clarence,
So much of what you say sounds like me! I wonder whether our mothers had the same milkman??
(Sm110)

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Grockle (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 17:51
Who dropped Blackwell Ron?

Were you at the ground yesterday? Was it body language that told you his mind was on Cape Town - shouldn't it be on somewhere in England if he's thinking of something else.

Did anyone else at the ground get the same impression from him yesterday?



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Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Scrumper (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 18:15
Great effort from Alex, 32 required from 20 (Sm112)

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Ronniesabre (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 18:16
Trego dropped blackie grockle. He was distraught. Philander didn't seem bothered. I thought it was a great effort yesterday.

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Grockle (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 18:17
Just about to post the same. If only another one of the older guys had stood. Do we pay them as well?



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Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Grockle (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 18:23
Alex has gone and well done to him to get us this close.



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Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Little Bird (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 18:29
A creditable effort by our young side. Special plaudits to Alex, Craig M, Arul, J.Overton and George.

That said, it would be nice to win another game soon. It's been 6 fruitless outings since we beat Middlesex.

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
mikeindex (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 18:29
Never satisfying to lose, but it sounds from the radio commentary like another quite outstanding performance from our young lads today. Alex especially - and hardly playing what some of us might have thought was his natural game

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Grockle (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 18:39
Get used to it LB it's going to take a while. Not all the fault of the side and there's certainly more positive aspects than negative to the development of this group of players presently.



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Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 18:55
Well they got closer to the total than I though they were going to at one time, a pity we didn’t have more from the earlier batsmen apart from Arul.

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Clarence Parker (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 19:01
Well done, lads.

I am sure that everyone is very proud of what you have collectively achieved over the past 4 days.

Onwards and upwards we go.

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Mark (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 20:13
I left the ground before the late drama! It must have been a fantastic innings from Barrow to get Somerset close to victory because a Durham seemed to be cruising to victory when I left.

It was windy and cold but I enjoyed the game, poor start by Durham with the bat and then a fairly untroubled partnership between Muchall & Smith. I thought our total would be a winning one if we got Kieswetter & Trego out cheaply and the debutant Jamie Harrison did the job-very impressed by him-he had one tricky over giving away 3 consecutive free hits.

Liam Plunkett bowled well in his comeback game, wicket with his first ball thanks to a quite brilliant catch by Will Smith.

Not sure why Onions wasn't allowed to play because other memmbers of the England squad did play.

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Ronniesabre (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 20:27
Are we the arsenal of cricket? Good youngsters looking good, they will mature but not won a damn thing since 2005. Quite frankly we are in the here and now and whilst may have good youngsters I don't like having to forego a season to get them there, if they do at all. Really worried about Gregory. Meschede is now the better player.

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
geordie moonraker (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 20:55
I'm back home late to add my two pennorth, Batting, once we'd lost CK Pete and JAmes for a total of 14 we were going to struggle. Lots of praise to Alex in particular but well supported by the other guys. We never gave up. Bowling was OK.because itr was a rotten day. I t was bitterly cold with a quite brisk wind and atrocious light. Lewis really hasn't got his act together and I was disappointed not to see Max. A little loss of radar from Jove but good figures. Most impressive was the energy in the field the positive working together and the most superb outfield catching. I didn't think we'de get any where near as close but when Alex was going and Harrison started to do a ,what was his name, Scott Bosworth? I had visions of a most enormous turnround.

To pick up a question from Grockle, Philander really didn't look interested yesterday. The body language was in contrast to everyone else.
I draw no conclusions I merely report what were the observations and comments of myself and Mrs GM. I stioll left today wearing my Somerset sunhat (on top of my Newcastle Falcons woolly hat) with pride.

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
North Berwick John (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 21:31
In addition to the Trego drop, Overton dropped Di Venuto from a difficult chance at second slip off Philander shortly before lunch on Saturday.
So VP should have had two wickets, which might have changed people's views and comments. Watching him yesterday he seemed to me to be putting plenty of effort in, and bowled as well as anyone.
Perhaps his reaction to dropped catches is one of resignation not indifference - the Somerset team is full of extroverts who are quick to show their feelings - perhaps VP is less of an extrovert and reacts accordingly.

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
AGod (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 21:35
It's arguably a slightly different situation but in both the Middx and Warks games VP seemed livid - according to commentators - when appeals for catches/LBWs were turned down. Tends to suggest he is no shrinking violet.

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 22:01
http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2012%20Somerset%20Cricket%20Photos/Somerset%20v%20Middlesex%20LVCC%20starting%205th%20April/VPhilanderbowlingaction.jpg

This is how Vernon Philander bent his back against Middlesex, I wouldn’t have thought he would have bowled any different in this match. Without photos from this match to compare we can’t judge him.

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Scrumper (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 22:38
Poor Philander probably never had to ware jumpers before.

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Big Jim (IP Logged)
13/05/2012 23:43
It sounds like a superb effort, with all the young lads coming through and doing so well these really are terribly exciting times.
The future is bright.

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Botham (IP Logged)
14/05/2012 06:15
Most people are more concerned about the present!

I am concerned about Max. Against Surrey he was by far the most economical bowler, yet only bowled half his allocation and he didn't bowl yesterday. Why retain him and then not use him when he rarely lets us down?



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Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Grockle (IP Logged)
14/05/2012 06:31
I'm not sure you can say he rarely lets us down - we don't have that much evidence to base that on because he is rarely asked to bowl in anger.

It does seem strange the way he is used when he is used. I can't make any assessment of Philander's commitment but one bowler does not a team make and I'm more than happy with the way the guys coming in have got down to the task. VP has taken wickets and looks a threat so he is a step up from last year's option.

Gregory and the ball seems to be a general worry and alaso a great shame because if he has lost it we have lost one hell of a death bowling team in short ball format for June onwards. Hope he gets it sorted.

Meschede seems to be developing nicely and please lets use Alex in the correct role - we could have the Wes we hardly saw in this boy. Very happy to see the Overton's come through early because they look like talents and George is just excellent for his age and long may he stay with us.

The sad aspect from yesterday was the lack of support of the effort from the more experienced end of the batting (Arul aside though he never seemed comfortable it seems). Had one of those fired we would be looking at our first one day points of 2012.



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Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
old boy! (IP Logged)
14/05/2012 08:24
Quote:
Botham
Most people are more concerned about the present!
I am concerned about Max. Against Surrey he was by far the most economical bowler, yet only bowled half his allocation and he didn't bowl yesterday. Why retain him and then not use him when he rarely lets us down?

Well said!. Other posters will know my views on the use we make of him. Currently his pluses are all built around his running - I would guess he can give every other Somerset player a five yard start and still beat them in 100 yard sprint, and he is among the very best fielders we have. Although I do not know him personally, my impression is that he is a lad that just gets on with everyone, and perhaps because of his laid back style does not push himself forward enough. That is just my opinion - what I've seen of his bowling gives me the impression that everytime Somerset do not bowl him, the team is missing a trick. Whatever the wicket was like, the match situation in both the four day game and the 40 over yesterday were ideal opportunities for him to be used. Frankly if they are not going to use him then, I fail to see when he might get on. Is it a case of the management BEFOREHAND deciding what bowling should used, and the skipper deciding in which order they should be used?? My guess, based on the situation so far is that when the injuries clear up his First Class chances will disappear, and he won't be with us next year.

Just in case fellow posters misunderstand me, I am delighted that the other young players have been given the opportunities in the last few days - none of them have let themselves or Somerset down, and our future is bright!!

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Big Jim (IP Logged)
14/05/2012 08:51
Botham, what on earth are you on about?
The future is the next match, the present...well, as far as I know the lads are not playing at this very moment.
Switch on chap, you're slipping back into your old ways.
Some would ask if you ever left them behind.

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Sloop John B (IP Logged)
14/05/2012 08:57
Agree OB! Max is a talent being underused. He is often one of the most economicla bowlers when used.

Always felt that, Kartik apart, we are afraid of using spinners in the one day game in case they get tonked!!

With Gregory being in a bad place with the ball at the moment it was an ideal opportunity to give Max a go. Although having not been there it may be that it was a day for seam - but George did ok!

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Loyal of Lhasa. (IP Logged)
14/05/2012 09:36
That was another highly creditable day and we can be extremely optimistic (and I agree with BJ that the future starts on Wednesday). Nothing serious to worry about, remembering that Sussex lost four matches out of twelve in last year's CB40 and still qualified for the semis.

GM: Now what WAS his name? Didn't he play at the Battle of Boswell Field?



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Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
14/05/2012 09:40
I thought BJ's future starts next season, if it starts next Wednesday I will go along with that.

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Loyal of Lhasa. (IP Logged)
14/05/2012 09:43
Actually, between you and me, Mike, I think BJ's had his future already, though don't tell him I said so.



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Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
14/05/2012 09:54
I hope on BJ’s next visit to Taunton he doesn’t have his hair cut again, I hardly recognised him last time.

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Little Bird (IP Logged)
14/05/2012 09:55
Quote:
Grockle
Get used to it LB it's going to take a while. Not all the fault of the side and there's certainly more positive aspects than negative to the development of this group of players presently.


You should never have to get used to not winning! Just because a team are developing, it does not mean they cannot win occasionally along the way! I think they will soon too..

Agree with you that there are more positives than negatives at the moment..the CC match was a terrific effort and we would surely have won but for the weather..we were so close! But I just don't want people hiding behind excuses of injuries and inexperience..if this run of 6 winless matches were to extend much further, we can kiss goodbye to 2 of the 3 competitions before the T20 break. There is still enough talent out there to win matches, despite our huge injury list and reliance on youngsters. In fact, it's the youngsters who are performing well at the moment!

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Botham (IP Logged)
14/05/2012 10:04
LB = Lover Boy? Let's hope that's not the future?

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Big Jim (IP Logged)
14/05/2012 11:37
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Loyal of Lhasa.
Actually, between you and me, Mike, I think BJ's had his future already, though don't tell him I said so.

I saw that American actor, Michael J Fox in the garden centre this morning.
I recognised him immediately, even though he had his back to the fuchsias.

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Bobstan (IP Logged)
14/05/2012 13:32
I think, Little Bird, that there is a difference between an excuse and a reason.

 
Re: Overton's Twinning at Durham CB40
Big Jim (IP Logged)
14/05/2012 14:54
That's not what my ex-wife said to me, Bobs.

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