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Another Batting Debacle

By Gary Watton
April 29 2018

Yorkshire's batting woes from last year appear to be still afflicting the team. You think that the staff would have worked intensely upon their batting shortcomings during the winter and early spring, but evidently not. Of course Andrew Gale has told his batsmen not to dwell on their abysmal showing in Taunton. If a football or rugby team underperformed, they would most probably receive a rollicking, but in cricket circles those who are not delivering are tucked into bed and read a bedtime story. In the meantime, the Tykes are shipping way too many first innings batting bonus points. Crucially, this was a fixture that Yorkshire dramatically and narrowly won last year. Three points from this season's encounter has to be a cause for concern, eh Andrew? 

Somerset versus YORKSHIRE; in Taunton; Friday the 27th to Monday the thirtieth of April; YORKSHIRE chose to bowl.

Somerset first innings: 216 (Renshaw 112; Brooks 5-57, Coad 3-67)

YORKSHIRE first innings: 96 (Groenewald 3-12, Gregory 3-30)

Somerset second innings: 200 (Abell 82; Coad 4-61, Brooks 3-44)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 202 (Leaning 68; Overton 3-43)

Somerset won by 118 runs. Somerset twenty points, YORKSHIRE three points.

 

Lyth - Adam was foolishly run out for a duck in the first innings. He tried to make amends with a patient knock second time around, but he still only amassed 34 runs. 

Brook - The 'prodigy' was the top scorer with thirty-two in the first innings' wickets avalanche. However, he consistently fails to get even as far as a half century.

Pujara - The Indian import was twice dismissed by Lewis Gregory for scores of seven and six. This has been a very underwhelming return to Yorkshire for Pujara.

Ballance - Eleven runs and nineteen runs from the captain were inadequate. Of course it's unreasonable to expect him to bail the team out again and again.

Leaning - Jack the lad batted for almost four hours in the second innings, but regerttably ran out of partners. He is one person who at least did himself some justice.

Waite - His match figures of seventeen overs, costing 88 runs, and producing two wickets are fairly mediocre. We will have to 'wait' to see if he makes more progress. 

Hodd - Hoddy's first innings lasted for one ball and his second innings was only four balls better. He did at least manage to hold on to four catches behind the stumps.

Bresnan - Tim took three tail-end wickets at a cost of 79 runs. His batting contributions amounted to 22 and 21, representing an all-round average performance.

Brooks - The headband warrior also succumbed to a first ball, first innings duck. However his bowling was considerably more effective, as he plundered eight wickets.

Coad - Ben only managed ten runs from two innings, and he nearly ended up with more wickets than runs, as he helped himself to seven wickets, costing 128 runs.

Carver - Poor Karl produced one of the great non-performances in cricket history, as he wasn't required to bowl, and his two innings contributed a solitary run.

 

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