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Maxi Effort with an Extra boost


Archer on Target

By Barmy Kev
August 30 2018

With lousy wet weather this morning I had feeling there would be no play before lunch. At 11:15 I was surprised play due to start 11:30 and White was dropped to-make way for Ollie and Eski keeping wicket. As left home same time first ball was bowled my hope was too arrive at ground with no more than 3 wickets down. 

As I enter the North Gate we are 27-0. I take my seat in the Upper Compo I hear we had just lost Robbo. As West Ham Tony was explaining how often we were playing and missing Eski out for 0, so much for keeper being a specialist batsman.   Gubbo shortly caught at slip having played a dreadful shot.  Biggest cheer of day when eventually Moggie got off the mark. Mala out stuck in his crease  familiar story.  Moggie and Holden really battled it out to lunch with Archer's swing unplayable. 4 down at lunch could have been much worse 

Was in beer ( who was not playing ) festival for lunch. Back to my seat 15 minutes after lunch and Moggie still on one. He was caught at slip for a painful 78 ball battling 6. There were a late cameo from JK  with attack becoming best form of defence. Otherwise every innings was a struggle. Extras became top scorer when reached 30. Disappointed they did not push on for 50 . However, Maxi diid, then next ball Hi Fi bowled.  169 seemed bad score but apart from Gubbins this was due to good accurate swinging bowling and no dropped catches. 

So let’s not judge a score till both teams bat on it. Sussex are off to a flyer with nothing beating bat and our bowlers not finding the same rhythm. 45 for first wicket at 6 an over. Salt then Wells give their wickets away with wild shots and it looks slightly better. When 3 down hooray we have first bonus point , except  we are -2 on over rate.  Luke Wright always worries me but was out for 0 one that looked plum LBW , umpire took ages to decide and Luke looked most unhappy.  

In the gloom our bowlers were suddenly finding their line and length. Two more wickets it’s 120-6 when umpires took them off for bad light under floodlights  ( don't ask). Anyway we are now honours even.

Decided to attend meet the players event after. Was most disappointed our star player Extras didn’t turn up.









 
 

 

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Maxi Effort with an Extra boost
Middlesex till we die (IP Logged)
30/08/2018 09:18
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018:09:03:12:50:21 by BarmierKev.

 
Re: Maxi Effort with an Extra boost
chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
30/08/2018 09:40
Ah- Meet the players.

That explains why there were no posts last night.

Hopefully they got support, rather than criticism from the masses(I don't mean anyone on MTWD)

I do laugh a bit (or scream) when some fans claim our batsmen are all rubbish, then praise the bowling of Murtagh and Harris. It's like some can't see the pretty damn obvious correlation that if our batsman find it difficult, so will the opposition batsmen (which in turn results in excellent returns for Murtagh and Harris).

And yes, I know Murtagh not playing this game.

 
Re: Maxi Effort with an Extra boost
mglinert (IP Logged)
30/08/2018 10:24
The radio commentary boys were in unanimous agreement over the Luke Wright LBW - it was missing leg (and possibly high too).

 
Re: Maxi Effort with an Extra boost
Ivor's Tache (IP Logged)
30/08/2018 20:13
Can Extras be entered into player of the month? 😉

 
Re: Maxi Effort with an Extra boost
hdo (IP Logged)
31/08/2018 11:57
Quote:
chunkyinargyll
I do laugh a bit (or scream) when some fans claim our batsmen are all rubbish, then praise the bowling of Murtagh and Harris. It's like some can't see the pretty damn obvious correlation that if our batsman find it difficult, so will the opposition batsmen (which in turn results in excellent returns for Murtagh and Harris).

Much as I worship both Murts and Harris, this is spot on.

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