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'Sex THREE times in a month!! ....50 overs


By Grockle et al
July 26 2016

We welcome Middlesex for the third time in not long and face a very hard task in this format as the boys from the South East have brought their big guns except for Steve Finn.  Josh Davey gets a run out against his old county and Max sits this one out.  We've won the toss and will bowl first.  

V MIDDLESEX @ Taunton Tuesday 26 July 2016

Scorecard

Commentary

Another grey start to a game but dry and siggesting no rain of any real quality though there may be showers in theearly afternoon.  Middlesex return for the third time in a very short period but with their bigger bowling and batting guns with them.  We keep most of the side that beat Glamorgan on Sunday but add some umph to the seam and leave a slow man out.

The Somerset side is;

Allenby, Myburgh, Trego, Jayawardene, Hildreth, Gregory, van der Merwe, Overton C, Davies, Groenewald, Davey

No Max Waller for this game while Eoin Morgan, Paul Sterling and Tim Murtagh are all in this side after missing the CC1 and T20 matches here.  Steve Finn was on the card but has been replaced by Harris

We have won the toss and decided to have a bowl.  I may miss the first quarter of the game because I have to be elsewhere so hope to be back by about 12:30 12:45.  Let's hope there hasn't been devastation by then.

Craigopens at the New Pavilion to Higgins.  Belated appeal fourth ball but he didn't hit it. 2 for 0 after 1.  Josh Davey will open at the River end. A very good run out chance is missed with the fourth ball as Higgins was halfway down the strip.  Craig Overton was miles away. 7 after 2.

I return at 1:30 to find Middlesex just below 200 with 13 overs to go and think to myself...well it could have been worse.  Josh Davey is bowling but the men at the crease are using the crese to make our boundary fielders work.  It seems that 'occasional bowler' these days Peter Trego has done some of the damage with 27 for 2 off his 6.  RvdM has also been mentioned in dispatches and he takes his secomd removing Simpson for 27 as his partnership with Gibbins starts to get dangerous in the 43rd over.

The main aspect that still seems lbvious to everyone but the captain is that we need some pace OFF the ball and that while this is the case we should not be underbowling those who can take the pace off - in the 44th Allenby has bowled 1 for 3 and Myburgh has bowled 1 for 4.  We get a lucky one from Cove as Franlilin knicks one behind and we are 235 for 6 with 6 and a half to go.  Maybe it is time for the medium pacers during the next 6 but in contrast, Overton is in his 8th, Davy has bowled 7, Gregory has bowled 7 znd Groenewald has bowled 5.  The only slower paced man who has been used is RvdM who is presently bowling his 10th and goes for 50 and 2 wickets.  247 for 6 at 45.

The question is who will he be replaced by at the New Pavilion while Cove continues to run in from the River?

And predictably...as it was on Sunday, the bowler chosen is Tim Groenewald - when this happened on Sunday Salter took a real shine to him from this end. But Tim learns and his over is more solid and with the last ball as he tries for a yorker, Gibbons smacks the full toss stright into Hilda's hands and it is 265 for 7 after 47.  In comes Rayner to try and help Fuller get this to 300 against Lewis. 274 for 7 with 12 balls to go and 290 thanks to 2 Greonewald full tosses deposited into the Ondaatjeto take it 290.

Once again, why is our besy medium pacer, a man with years of one day experience only bowling 1 over of his allocation when his side is suffering as the batsmen take to the pace attack?  What the hell is the plan and why doesn't it change no matter how many times it happens?

We get Rayner run out, but tat is too good a name for it.  Having run one and seeing Tim not exactly rushing to pick the ball, Fuller tries to take a cheeky second off the penultimate ball.  They don't make it but it causes panic in the ranks.  The last ball is missed and a much more impressive run out from Davies as Harris runs in.  The young man just picks the ball up, rolls it to take out the middle stump and starts to wander off.

Somerset need 297.

THE REPLY

Myburgh and Allenby come out to face the Middlesex bowling attack.  Murtagh starts from the New Pavilion and Johann smacks his first through the covers for four to stamp his intention on the game.  He takes a huge six off his last to fire up 10 for the first.  JM has been pretty clear. Harris takes the first from the River.  Jim slashes at the third and goes for 0...... questions to be asked about his contribution?  Silence from the crowd as he walks off. Peter Trego in at number 3.

Meamwhile Johann is on fire and is happy to take the game to the the opposition. By the 5th ball of the 5th over Somerset have only amassed 24 but Myburgh has 22 of them.  He then kind of hobble to the middle of the field and has to oie down with some problem with his hip or top of his leg.  He then has to retire hurt for that 22 - no real idea what has happened.  Mahela Jayawardene replaces him in a game made for his particular talents.

In fact he provides Pete withan excuse to bludgeon a bunch of boundaries that bring the 50 up in 8.3...with PT on 23 and MJ on 5.  By the 10 over mark it is Somerset's 61 plays Middlesex's 48 and Franklin takes over from Murtagh at the New Pavilion - shame Pete seemed to be getting a liking for him.

By 15 overs the pair have moved the score on to 85 with Pete on 37 and MJ on 26 - a sublime straight drive suggests ot might be his day but a slightly higer one to midwicket suggests it isn't as Morgan sends him on his way for only another 2 and it is 87 for 2(3) with the Sri Lankan once more looking like he is going to cut loose but not actually doing so.

Hildreth is the next one in snd we still need a significant partnership to help us take this one.  Pete must have been watching the striaght drive as he produces two pearlers of his own as he moves to 50 off 53 balls with 7 fours and brings the 100 up halfway through the 20th. By the end of the 20th we have 107 - in touch with but not quite up with the D/L 109.

In the 23rd Hildreth  ends a promising partnership with Pete by lamely chiping the ball to Morgan at Midwicket and going for 9.  It does suggest that we are not capable of the application needed to put together the big solid partnership that would win us this one.  We are losing wickets pretty regularly while being slightly tied down and we still need 180 with 27 overs to go.  This is illustrated by the fact that we are now some 22 away from the D/L and in reverse from it.

Another indication that once again does not prove anything but increases the perception of something not being right is that presently, with the side looking a little jaded, the side is sat on the balcony of the dressing room while the captain is sitting outside the Director of Cricket's office on his balcony watching the game with Matt Maynard - is he laying down the law or commiserating with his mate?  Personally I don't think it matters.  It is what it looks like that the supporters will take away with them.  "Media savvey" is what we need our people to be

At halfway we are st 130 which means we are about 40 runs off the pace.  Which is exactly what  Franklin the Middlesex captain is taking off the ball..

This seems to be working because we have only moved on to 160 off 30 overs but that is ahead of Middlesex's score at the same point and only 6 behind the D/L.  It may be slow but the 50 partnership comes up at 167 with Trigger on 86 and Lewis on 19 and while these two are out there then anything is pretty much possible.

The first thing is a Trego 100 off 106 balls with 9 fours and a six.  It comes at 196 with a misfielded boundary and leaves 101 to get.  Lewis is playing sensibly, taking the singles, hitting the loose stuff and giving his partner the strike.  We pass 200 with a near fatal shot from Trego to the Caddyshack but Nick Gubbins coming in off the boundary stops it very well as it bounces just in front of him.  By the end of the 37th we have 201 and still need 96 off 13.  This game is by no means over yet.

This is proved by Trego going up the wicket to Ollie Rayner, missing the ball and being bowled for `04 at 203 for 4.  Well played Pete but that wasn't the time to lose your stumps.  In comes RvdM the right man for the time of game but still with a lot to do with 93 needed off of 72 balls.

With 10 overs to go we need 80 and we get some luck as Morgan drops Gregory on 42.  It went hard nut he ought to have held on to it.    VdM is then dropped by Tim Murtagh at fine leg and the ball rolls over the boundary for four.  He then drives the next one over the boundary in front of Gimblett's.  11 off the over mostly from the Dutchman's bat.

Higgins takes the 43rd and has gone for a run a ball until RvdM  audaciously ramps him for 4 off the last ball.

Gregory goes to a very hard won and valuable 50 off the second ball of the 44th and then his partner decixes to out do him with an Exocet four to the scoreboard staright afterwards.  But the 250 came at the end of the 44th.  With 5 overs to go we need 38.

After the 46th the equation has come down to 27 needed to win and the Middlesex bowlers are starting to panic as the first ball of the 47th is hooked for 4.  But then RvdM swipes at one and gets a tickle so it is 274 for 5.  And in comes Josh Davey!! Please tell me why the batsman coming in is NOT Craig Overton?

But the boyz have it down to about a run a ball and that should be gettable.  Sterling comes on at the River with Lewis facing. He takes the single. After a dot  Josh takes a single but then Lewis is bowled and finally we send in Craig. 280 at 48 and this game has been put back in the pot by idiotic captaincy.  Why oh why?

15 off 11 with Josh on strike to Harris

2 more off a no ball and it is 11 off 11 Josh on strike

4 off the free hit 7 off 10 Josh on strike

2 runs Josh on strike

5 needed off 9

dot - nearly a Craig run out

5 off 8 - single

Craig on strike. 4 off 7 - straight drive for 4 and we win with an over to spare.

So a game of some interesting bits... a few questions.... some players coming in and dping the business.  Well done to Josh Davey.  It seems this is what he does fof the seconds but massive amounts of pressure on him and it waz really goos to see him keep his heda and do kwhat was requried.

 

So no 'Sex whitewash and we top the table I think.

 

 

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Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
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26/07/2016 10:53
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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2016:07:31:11:36:14 by Grockle.

 
Middlesex again 50 over
BarmierKev (IP Logged)
25/07/2016 20:18
You must be fed up with us. A sizeable boyount Middlesex following Wil be at Taunton tomorrow in hope our incredible run continues. Will try to remember the banner this time. Feel free to sign it. As well as the cricket look forward to the warm welcome your supporters showed us for the four day game.



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Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
25/07/2016 20:27
I hope you enjoy the match, BarmierKev, and that my compatriots treat you hospitably - as I am sure they will. We've done you a bit of a service this season by having the better of your friends across the Thames, but you have hardly demonstated your gratitude!

One of my best friends is called John Simpson, but he's not the Middlesex keeper (though I have to admit that he batted magnificently in the two Taunton encounters).



LoL

Sixty-nine Seasons a Somerset Supporter

 
Re: Middlesex again
AGod (IP Logged)
25/07/2016 21:26
If they were to do favours to every team that had beaten Surrey this season, then Middx would be bottom of everything!

 
Re: Middlesex again 50 over
BeefyRoberts (IP Logged)
25/07/2016 21:38
one of the many coming tomorrow,and looking forward to the usual warm welcome from you all.
Hope the weather gods keep up the good work,but have seen the forcast,a cloud or two?
Still,im sure there will be some usual friendly banter during the day!

 
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Botham (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 06:34
I hope that Deadly and party will also enjoy their day out and that the weather is kind. I would also be there Kev, but I'm cruising on the Rhone, where the cider is served in wine glasses, no good for Tractor.

 
Re: Middlesex again 50 over
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 08:12
Whatever floats your boat.

 
Re: Middlesex again 50 over
Roger ivanhoe (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 09:16
Great response Mike.

 
Re: Middlesex again 50 over
AGod (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 09:36
Cider? It's not Brittany or Normandy.

Should be drinking the local wine down there in the Rhone Valley.

The local Cotes du Rhone is cheaper than diet coke down there!

 
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Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 10:19
I am looking forward to the day when we tart sprouting, for then I shall discover what it means.



LoL

Sixty-nine Seasons a Somerset Supporter

 
Re: Middlesex again 50 over
Grockle (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 10:25
Morning

Cloud cover increasing here but it's dry her - looking at the Middle side we probably would like large amounts of rain because they are very strong.

Stirling, Higgins, Gubbins, Morgan, Bailey, Simpson, Franklin, Rayner, Fuller, Murtagh, Finn.

We presently have no changes expected unless Josh Davey comes in from 12th man.



(Sm72)

 
Re: Middlesex again 50 over
Grockle (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 10:43
We have won the toss and will bowl first. One change for us. Max sits it out and Josh Davey gets the call.

Steve Finn is not playing for them Harris takes his place. Still a big order keeping this batting line-up quiet.

There may be some rain mid afternoon. I'm at the eye hospital for the firsthour at least so mayhem may have ensued before I get back and I can't tell you why. The pitch is the one directly next (on the left) tot he one we didn't use for Middlesex last time we had the option!!



(Sm72)

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
AGod (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 11:03
Glad to see Josh get the chance.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
AGod (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 11:09
Malan and TRJ apparently both prevented from playing by England, so a couple of sizeable breaks for Somerset there.

I assume that Finn is not playing by Angus Fraser's own choice as I think he played for Middx on Sunday.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
AGod (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 11:48
I'd suggest we probably need a wicket fairly sharpish with Middx having some experienced ODI players to come in Morgan and Bailey.

I wonder if the 350 par from the other day also applies to this track?

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
AGod (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 11:49
The forecast implies that we will find ourselves batting in worse light/weather than they will, though their spinners might be hampered by a damp ball, should the forecast drizzle materialise.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
AGod (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 12:02
Relatively unusual, these days, to see PT bowling in white ball.

I wonder if that might indicate either that the ball is swinging a little bit or that the track is slower than usual?

 
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AGod (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 12:05
Higgins, who can be dangerous, has gone.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
AGod (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 12:35
With Trego going well then I would have thought it would be appropriate for JA to bowl himself from the other end as they are of a similar sort of pace and both bowl a wicket to wicket line.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
AGod (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 12:51
8th bowler on, so JA is certainly mixing it all up today.

 
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Nailsea_Fizz (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 13:00
Still If it doesn't come off, I'm sure you'll find fault with it somewhere.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
AGod (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 13:03
I think we should probably be using mainly the slower men. This is because I have the impression, from the way the game seems to have gone, that the ball may not be fully coming onto the bat as the batsmen would like.

What do YOU think Nailsea, or do you only have opinions on my posts rather than the actual game?

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
AGod (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 13:05
I note that our slower bowlers have combined for figures of 12-0-49-2

i.e only four runs per over.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
AGod (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 13:16
And now 75% of our wickets have gone to "pace off," bowlers too.

 
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Grockle (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 13:33
Back to 195 for 4 in the 38th. The cloud hasn't moved but has got a little darker. I've been out of wifi but this doesn't seem a bad situation from our point of view on a pitch that the people here suggested is a 350 strip. Can't let them get there but vdM has been mentioned in dispatches.



(Sm72)

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Grockle (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 13:45
Spoke too soon. Allenby not bowling himself when the game is screaming 'Take the bloody pace off the ball' He watches Davey get smacked about so replaces him with Cove..... Use Pete, use yourself, use anyone that can bowl a slower ball for heaven's sake. These guys will use the pace to put the ball to the rope over and over again.



(Sm72)

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
AGod (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 14:37
Why, oh why do we not get this?

If Middx mainly use their slower men (Rayner, Franklin, Stirling and maybe Higgins) and those slow men bowl half-decently, then life may be tough for us, I feel.

Having said that, if it drizzles then they may have to deal with a wet ball.



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Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
mikeindex (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 14:44
My impression of Jim A's captaincy (based on fairly limited experience, admittedly) is that he tends to shuffle the bowlers around a bit too much, for reasons not apparent to me though this may say more about me than about him.

I too felt that taking the pace off the ball seemed like a good option today, and while I was a bit surprised to see Pete bowling at all (good move), I can't understand why Jim took him off when he was doing rather well, nor why he didn't bowl himself more.

James Fuller is beginning to annoy me.

Well, at least Middlesex can't win with a 6 in the last over this time.

 
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AGod (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 14:52
I get shuffling to try to keep them guessing. But I'm never quite sure what the point of one-over "spell," is unless it's an experiment to see if bowling that particular bowler "works," on the day.

Two guys bowled one over each and, between them, they went for all of 7 runs.

With numerous left-handers in the Middx line-up including "nemesis," Gubbins, I'd have thought Mybs was worth more than the one solitary over that cost only 3 runs, I think.

I've no idea what JA's excuse for not bowling himself is (or was today). Surely, it's a not a fitness thing (he had a hip issue earlier in the season) as he's been bowling loads in the CC, of late?

More generally, we need to alight on a plan vs Gubbins that actually works for the 2017 season!!!!

 
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AGod (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 15:48
Sizeable blow viz the Myburgh injury.

Sounded like a pectoral injury to me, from the way it was described on the radio.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Grockle (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 16:00
They think it's something small of the back.....



(Sm72)

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
AGod (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 16:13
Ouch. Fuller unfit to bowl for Middx, side strain.

Curse Morgan with that catch, cannot stand the bloke.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
AGod (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 16:14
Still if it's the back then, hopefully, it might be only a spasm in which case Mybs may be able to continue in the CC side.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
AGod (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 16:23
Well done, Pete.

 
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AGod (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 16:36
wEAK and poor from Hildreth, by the sounds.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
AGod (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 16:39
And Middx seem to be doing EXACTLY what Allenby should have done - pace off.

This isn't hindsight. Why doesn't he seem to get it?

One irony is that JA has come from Cardiff - a slow, dirge of a track where pace off is very much the order of the day - so it's not as though it should be a new concept for him.

 
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rodders (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 16:45
The guy ( Allenby ) has done better lately but why he is our short form captain only MM and he know. Really stupid bowling decisions but lets bowl the expensive bowlers a lot and the economical ones hardly at all - it is after all what Somerset do !!
Hildreth again a liability with his idiot shot selection and in real trouble now I fear but let us pray cos when you support Somerset it is usually the best and only option !

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
AGod (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 16:59
If Pete can bat through we should be alright, but we shall see.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Grockle (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 17:00
Can people PLEASE make their minds up about James. One minute he is the short form favourite and why aren't we playing him and then he's the idiot with the daft shots who keeps letting us down.

He's always played them boys and girls - maybe that is why he is here and not prepping for a Test.

155 for 3 with Myburgh off with a side strain it seems. Peter Trego anx lewis Gregory at least making them fight for it but you do feel wr are going to come up short and very short if Trigger goes before a BIG hundred.



(Sm72)

 
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AGod (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 17:08
Come on, Peter.

 
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AGod (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 17:20
Good little support knock from LG.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Grockle (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 17:38
Gets his hundred (well deserved) but then misreads Rayner and is bowled coming up the wicket and literally missing a straight one.

NOW we need Lewis to push on, take this game under his wing and take us home with RvdM



(Sm72)

 
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Grizzzly (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 18:28
600'ish runs, a ton for Peter, good contributions by Lewis & RVdM and another stonking victory.

I ain't a 'Happy Clappy' type of bloke, but from across the pond, I don't see much to complain about.

Great stuff.

Grizzzly

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Grockle (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 18:39
For those wondering (and I was one). Josh Davey has a specialist role in the seconds in one day games with the bat.

That was it...didn't he do it well. Scared the BeJesus out of me though!!



(Sm72)

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Angell Face (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 18:45
Never in doubt, Grockle, never in doubt. O ye of little faith!!

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Phrench Phil (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 19:06
I'll second that, Angell [:wor kid:]

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 19:07
Post-match interview with Pete from the Somerset Facebook page.
Worked OK for me even though I'm not on Facebook so here's the link

[www.facebook.com]

 
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Angell Face (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 19:24
Only problem, Phrench Phil, is that my fingernails have gone missing!

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Nailsea_Fizz (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 20:35
Well following an afternoon of panicky post of, we are using the wrong bowlers, their batsmen are very strong, their slow bowlers will be too good, we hold them to a below par score and finish them off with an over to spare. Fantastic team effort again and another great win.

Things to work on no doubt but still a very good week so far.

 
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mikeindex (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 20:59
How many people here would have pushed Lewis up to 6 ahead of RvdM? Seems to be working quite well.
Maybe they drew the batting order out of a hat again.

 
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Ronniesabre (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 21:04
Agree with that post nailsea. Well put !!

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Grockle (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 21:11
Lewis built solidly and let Trigger produce the fireworks and then when he went he simply built with the next man and let Roelof do the crazy stuff. An excellent support innings from a man who has to show more of this.

Bowling choices seemed strange but the men chosen did their jobs. I'd love to think it was faith. Maybe we can have that faith.

AN excellent win against a very strong side. Home QF anyone?



(Sm72)

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 21:20
Today's photo.

Who said we couldn't beat Middlesex! I had my doubts it was ever going to happen again.

The big question of the day why did Josh Davey come in to bat before Craig Overton?

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2016%20Somerset%20Photos/Royal%20London%20One-Day%20Cup%202016/Somerset%20v%20Middlesex%2026th%20July%202016/Peter%20Trego%204%20runs%20and%20his%20100.jpg

For the second match running Peter Trego was Somerset top scorer, his celebration needed to be seen because I couldn't describe it when he reached 100.

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Now not so good news, Johann Myburgh receiving treatment for what looked like a back injury.
I wish him a speedy recovery.

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James Fuller beaten by Roelof van der Merwe who bowled again with skill and enthusiasm.

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How Ryan Davies manage to drop this catch I will never know, John Simpson must have thought he was a gone for sure, even Roelof van der Merwe must have felt unlucky not to have a wicket.

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Roelof van der Merwe didn't need to worry he bowled John Simpson soon afterwards, he started to walk looking to the heaven.

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I don't often get the bowler (Lewis Gregory) batsman (Eoin Morgan) and catcher (Peter Trego) in the same photo, I did for this wicket.

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Craig Overton showed today that he is one of our best fielder, even though he did not have a chance of catching this ball he still had a good try at catching it.
While fielding on the boundary you could see the batsman not take the risk of another run when Craig was fielding.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 21:44
Somerset took exactly the right decision in sending Josh Davey in ahead of Craig Overton with 23 need from 22 balls.

Craig might have got them in sixes, but could just have easily been bowled first or second ball taking a wild wahoo. Josh played extremely sensibly at around the run-a-ball that was needed, allowing Craig to enter right at the end and straight drive his second ball for the winning boundary.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 22:03
I am not trying to be hard on Josh Davey, I still think Craig should have come in first.

If Craig was out cheaply Josh could still have come in, as it was Josh faced twelve balls four of them were dots and the four he hit was off a free hit.

The end result is what matters.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
AGod (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 22:19
Good win in the end. Still think we ended up chasing more than we could/should have done by dint of bowling too much quicker stuff and not enough slow, but it didn't matter in the end thanks to very good batting from PT, LG and VDM - who seemed to provide the impetus at precisely the right moment.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Roger ivanhoe (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 23:29
Good win against a good side, who have a lot of talented players in their squad, who knows
but without the J.M injury I think we would have won a lot earlier.

While I remain confused again by the lack of bowling from J.Allenby, in general I thought we bowled well to keep them below 300,a few mis fields, but certainly not as many as Middlesex had.

A great catch by Morgan to get rid of Jayewardene, Pete Trego played a very sensible knock, certainly looks in 50 over form.

Now looking forward to Saturday's match v Sussex.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
wsm fan (IP Logged)
26/07/2016 23:56
Jim d an interview last week saying he wasn't 100% bowling fit, that's why he isn't bowling his full quota every match,

He has bowled increased over on last few champo games and has to manage himself.
Once he is fully fit he fully intends to bowl much more in 1 day cricket.

Whilst we have 5 or 6 seam options in the 1 day team it's not hurting us too much if he choses to bowl less.

Treg;s did well today so maybe the increased use of him can help do the Jim job with ball.

If we keep winning with him hardly bowling however i'll be more than happy!!!

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Nailsea_Fizz (IP Logged)
27/07/2016 00:33
I did think also that maybe Myburg may have tweaked his back whilst bowling his one over so bowled no more.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
27/07/2016 05:39
Great photo's Mike, for which many thanks.

Grizzzly

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Deaders (IP Logged)
27/07/2016 07:25
Thanks for the honourable mention Botham.

Dorchester Youth CC had a great day yesterday. Having spent the day with under 13's, then read the posts on grockles from the learned members of the forum the analysis is very different.

The kids said "Middlesex dropped catches so of course they lost.' Maybe it is that simple.

Personally, I love it when you go to watch stars like Jayawardene and Morgan, and two Somerset locals steal the show.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
AGod (IP Logged)
27/07/2016 07:27
How many Middx drops were there?

From Mike's photos, it looks like we had at least one drop (Davies) and I think they said that one other theoretical chance went down sowewhere (they said it would have been a great catch).

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Deaders (IP Logged)
27/07/2016 07:49
Both Van Der Merwe (fine leg) and Lewis Gregory (mid wicket by Morgan) were dropped in the space of 5 overs during that crucial partnership. The kids felt that was the turning point. You are entitled to disagree, but remember, they are only young!

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
27/07/2016 08:11
One of the reports I read on the match said Middlesex missed two chances.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
27/07/2016 08:45
On the first match (Sunday) I said I couldn't understand why the extra seating had been removed, the reason I stated this was with the fifty over cricket attendances for the matches increase with each match.

I am going to guess Sunday's attendance was four thousand, yesterday (Tuesday) a lot higher maybe five thousand or more, going on at this rate I can see maybe ticket only at some of the later matches (we will see).

I would like the club to announce what the attendance for matches are, it can't be difficult calculating number of ticket sales plus the number of members scan in at the gates.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Grockle (IP Logged)
27/07/2016 08:50
Well it may have to come back anyway if this bunch of losers actually manage by magic to get a home 50 over quarter final by somehow coming first or second in the group. (TiC)



(Sm72)

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Sloop John B (IP Logged)
27/07/2016 18:22
On Twitter Andy Nash said 5,000 on Tues and about the same for Sunday. Seemed to be fewer on Sunday than Tues.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
27/07/2016 19:03
Andy Nash since upgraded yesterday's attendance to nearly 6000.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
27/07/2016 19:06
Was he at both game?

Tuesday's attendance was so much visually larger than Sunday's, the empty seats were a lot less not just one stand but all the stands.

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Grockle (IP Logged)
27/07/2016 19:35
I would have though Tuesday was a more consistently large attendance

There were 2 drops during the partnership (both described I believe on the frontpage story as they happened)

The point in time when this game was taken away from Middlesex was when the last two started scoring every ball. We were NOT home when Josh came in and after Lewis went the two men started to put it together. It was not won by two dropped catches though if we are looking for something earlier it probably was won by the fact that Middlesex kept losing wickets regularly but when RVDM and Lewis took a couple very close together.

It was just a solid win with no panic. The panic came from a a lack of faith that the boys could do it. Maybe a little more faith would help. Angel has already told me off!!



(Sm72)

 
Re: Sex THREE times in a month!!....50 overs
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
28/07/2016 16:44
Official quote to me said there was nearly six thousand for this match, I didn't ask about the Sunday match.

Johann Myburgh is having a further scan tomorrow, it is no good saying how long he will be out for until after the scan.

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