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By Grockle et al
August 17 2016

No Tim Groenewald for today's game so Josh Davey gets a run out in this home quarter final.  Beautiful day, full house and warm sunshine predicted for the whole day .  Worcestershire won the toss and will bat first.  Moin is in for them

v WORCESTERSHIRE 50 @ Taunton Wednesday 17 August 2016

Scorecard

Commentary

Match is on SKY

A home quarter final is not as common as it used to be in Taunton so this one feels like a real event.  Members were queueing at 7:30 to get their seats, the queues were still there just beflre the game started even though the gates were then open.  The weather has turned up as well and we look out on a beautiful English scene on my last day in the green and pleasant land.

Worcestershire won the toss and chose to bat.  The Somerset side is:

Allenby, Jayawardene, Trego, Abell, Hildreth, Gregory, van der Merwe, Davies, Overton C, Davey, Waller

Tim Groenewald is absent from the side so Josh gets the chance to further enhance his 50 over reputation after seeing us home with the bat. The place is not totally full but we are at 90% ish calacity when the game starts with Cove (pavilion) and Josh (river) opening for us against Ali and Kohler-Cadmore.

Both guys start well and we are rewarded with a superb catch from Jayawardene off Craig to send Kohler-Cadmore back to the hutch for 2 with the visitors 15 for 1.  Ali and Fell look to set a partnership and start to move, but Davey has something to say in the 10th when he has Fell caught by Abell as he looks to flash one to the boundary.  He goes for 15 at 40 for 2.  In the same over he then has Clarke for 2 caught by Reolof diving forward at mid on and the Pears are in trouble at 42 for 3.

Good stuff and there is an obvious buzz about the side.  The trouble is that Ali is not one of those back in the Caddyshack and he and Mitchell start to deal with the damage.  With a couple that drop in no man's land or go over the fielder (including a masterful effort by Mahela to one he really should have got nowhere near but just evades his grasping fingers at full stretch) that's it for wickets and Moin goes to 50 at 86 for 3 (51 balls and 7 fours) with the hundred coming up in the 23rd.  It is 123 by the end of the 25th and Jim, Max and Pete have all become part of the attack. But that man Ali is still there.

Daryl Mitchell ominously goes to 50 in the 29th at 146 for 3 (also just passing the 100 partnership) It came off 67 balls with 2 fours and 1 six. Just after the 150 arrives though we get light in the darkness as Moin takes on one too many Trego balls and is caught in front of the Caddyshack for 81 at 155 for 4.

We are then treated to the Pete Trego Show as he bowls 4 for 14 and takes 3 for 8!!  Mitchell is dismissed courtesy of an excellent overhead catch by Josh running backwards (he almost miscalculated it but adjusted well).  175 for 5.  Then Whitely gets one that rises on him and is caught behind for 0 with knly one run added to the overall score.  176 for 6. Lewis then gets in on the act having Cox also caught behind for 0 at 177.

D'Oliviera and Leach are in now looking to deal with the problems that Moin's moment of madness has created.  Take your chances boys and use the advantage.

With 10 overs to go the Rapids have just passed 200 at 204 for 7 but the reintroduction of Craig then reaps a reward as D'Oliveira flips one in the air too far and is taken by Josh coming in from mid on and they are 206 for 8. Then it's back to Pete who receives the ball as Joe Leach has no chance on a second run and he smashes the stumps asunder.  207 for 9 which is 210 at the end of the 42nd.

No addition by Jack Shantry as RvdM has him plumb in front with the 5th ball of the 43rd and we have 211 to win after stopping them using 7 overs of their allocation.  Not a bad first half....NOW can we put this one to bed professionally?

MJ and Jim stride out to open against Shantry and Barnard and at the end of 5 we have advanced to 26 for 0.  We really just want a steady 100 plus partnership to build on and then a Trego century to put it away.  There is really no hurry at all.  Presently Allenby is out scoring Jayawardene 3:1 but we all reckon he owes us one as this is his last game (no semi or final appearance it seems as he is already contracted for something else).

After 10 overs things are going to plan.  The 50 came up in the 9th with Jim on 27 and MJ on 22.  With 20% of the game gone we have moved to 58 and our Sri Lankan star has caught up his Aussie partner. Mitchell tries his spinners but it does little, not a lot of life in this one it seems. At 15 overs we've moved to 81 and MJ hits a huge 6 back over D'Oliviera's head as part of that.  By the 18th over we are 2 runs away from 3 figures without loss and are making very heavy weather of losing this one. It comes up 4 balls into the 19th and also brings up his 50 off 50 with 4 fours and 1 six. 

By the time Jim gets to his 50 (he was 47 when his parter got there) with a boundary it is 124 for 0 and MJ has added another 18 to his personal total.  At the halfway stage we have 138 with MJ on 78 and JA 62. It all looks very very easy at the moment. The 150 arrives from another Sri Lankan boundary in the 27th as he moves into the 80's.

Worcester are now clutching at straws using different bowling couples to try and create some change as Jim seems to be chasing his partner to three figures if he can.  He deposits Ali into the Somerset stand tomove the toal required below 40 while the little man moves into the 90's. It is 174 at 30 overs and our overseas man needs 3 for his ton by the end of it while the visitors seem to have no answer at all.

Ali takes the 32nd and by the end of it our little master needs 1 and has stolen the strike and he goes to 100 off the second ball. 188 for 0 and finally we get to celebrate a 99 ball ton with 13 fours and 1 six. Well played sir.

There probably isn't enough runs to get the skipper to his well deserved hundred but getting there without a wicket down would be good. Unfortunately itis not to be as he steers the first ball of the 34th over from Ali to Fell and we are 1 down for 188 with Jim out for a supporting but match winning 81.

This brings in Pete to help the Man of the Match to finish it off.  He is in no mood to hang about and niether is MJ who hits Ali for six off the end of the over.  Three more big scoring shots, a few byes, wides and singles and it's all over.  We win by 9 wickets with our man from Sri Lanka paying his dues for the county in the format he really can excel at.  You may have seen the last innings he plays in competitive cricket in the UK today and it was very special. 

MJ is the Man of the Match for his major ton.  He hasn't refused the Final so we all have to hope.  But we need to get through the semi first.  Wonderful.  I'll be watching it from the Land of Sand but it was worth the running about to get here.  A really professional match - sheer pear murder from ball 1 to the end.  

 

 

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50 over 1/4 finals
nelliec (IP Logged)
01/08/2016 20:28
At present a win tomorrow will almost certainly give us a home tie with Worcester.What a huge game that would be for both clubs.



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Cleavo (IP Logged)
01/08/2016 20:42
Finish 2nd in our group then looking likely it will be Yorkshire. Think Sky have said Yorkshire need 189 to get a home quarter final.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Shepton Paul 2 (IP Logged)
01/08/2016 21:05
Yep, it's Yorks (if we lose tomorrow and Essex win) or Worcs (if not).

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grockle (IP Logged)
01/08/2016 21:09
I want the one on the 17th please



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
01/08/2016 22:06
Durham missed out on Run Rate.

Table - [www.bbc.co.uk]

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 00:03
In some ways it would seem to be to our advantage if we can retain top spot in the South Division and play Worcestershire at home in the quarter final rather than Yorkshire.

The Pakistan Test series will be over by then, and the ECB are almost certain to release Bairstow, Ballance and Rashid to play for Yorkshire in the 50-over format.

Joe Root is another matter, for he has had a very heavy international summer and the first ODI against Pakistan will only be eight days away.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 02:19
Hmmm..., tend to agree.

I think Mr Bairstow could be a handful if he gets his eye in at Taunton.

Grizzzly

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 02:23
It's a couple of years ago, but this is why I would have James in the team, ahead of Mahela if necessary:

[www.bbc.com]

He batted absolutley superbly on that day & along with Lewis, got us out of a big hole.

Grizzzly

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
geordie moonraker (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 08:24
Most definitely. We need to stay top and have Worcester-who may of course have Moeen Ali back.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Nailsea_Fizz (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 08:27
Oh no not spin on a slow turner, we are doomed.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
AGod (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 11:37
Yeah, don't much fancy facing Bairstow at all, to be honest.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 13:28
Another way of looking at it, of course, is that if Yorkshire are so strong with some or all of their England contingent back, we will have to face them in either the semi-final or final, if we avoid them in the quarters.

By then, though, Rashid (certainly) and Bairstow (if Buttler is still injured) will probably have been called up for the ODI matches against Pakistan.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
AGod (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 13:44
Bairstow all but certain to be summoned regardless of Jos's status. If Jos is fit, both will play. Eng won't be stupid enough to leave JBair out.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
mikeindex (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 13:48
Cove and Josh left out for the two Dutch boys - I'd have felt more inclined to give Lewis a rest on the basis of the Sussex game. Shame it's not on TV as I'd have been particularly interested in having another look at PvM.
No matter how many times Anthony Gibson pronounces Jayawardene correctly, Kevan James insists on pronouncing it wrong.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
AGod (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 14:09
Kevan James is almost always wrong about almost everything.

He was the one that had "Will Beer," bowling, at length, for Somerset vs Hants when we thrashed them in T20 at Taunton.

At present, all the other games are being urinated upon from a great height.

Sounds like Mahela has made a good start for us.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Nailsea_Fizz (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 15:05
Good job there are two opening batsmen, the other blokes not doing too bad either.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grockle (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 15:22
A delayed "done for him" boys!!



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grockle (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 15:24
Those two insist on making it hard to not pick them when we debate it for days!! No argument with a first wicket baser of 108 or Allenby and MJ's 50 plus each. Now all we have to do is build on it!!



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Nailsea_Fizz (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 15:37
Oh dear, the chosen one, not so good today probably beaten by a world though.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
AGod (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 15:51
Still no sign of any play, by the looks, at Bristol in the game involving Essex.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grockle (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 16:03
Whoops. Our middle hasn't kept the momentum going less than 200 up with 5 gone so 3 for less than 50



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
AGod (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 16:16
I expect it's not much of a track, though.

This might come down to whether Max can be more economical than Mason Crane (assuming VDM can do a similar job to Dawson).

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 16:38
Light rain at Bristol all afternoon, but should it stop the ground will probably dry pretty quickly. Might come down to 10 overs each.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 16:48
Historically, Somerset can thank the Dutch for repairing the county's breaches. I am not sure that history is repeating itself today.



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Sixty-nine Seasons a Somerset Supporter

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
AGod (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 16:50
Hants' spinners - 20 overs, 4 for 90.

Roelof and MW - ?????????????

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
rodders (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 16:52
Poor total from where we were but still not so bad at 5 an over - just need the bowlers to deliver as per last time - and please God bowl yourself skipper as you are I
usually economical if not much else !

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
AGod (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 16:53
Yep, a slow surface will be crying out for a dibbly-dobbly like Jim A.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
mikeindex (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 17:04
If any of our people are there in person, I'd love to have an eye-witness account of the Allenby dismissal. Sounds most bizarre.
According to the radio commentators, and indeed the scorecard, taking the pace off the ball is the way to go - in which case our spinners need to bowl well, Pete may well have a role to play and JA really does need to overcome his reluctance to bowl himself.
It took Hants 20 overs or so to figure this out and we already know it - hopefully this will help.
I quite fancy the idea of Allenby and Trego opening up. I guess we'll see.
Of course if Essex get rained off (which looks a fair bet at present) we'll be top of the table anyway, and everything that happens here is irrelevant.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
AGod (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 17:07
I wonder if Cove omission may have been partly in anticipation of a pretty slow and lifeless track. Having player on one such recently, in the T20, on this ground, we will probably not be greatly surprised about how this track is playing.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 17:15
Close of play for floodlit group matches starting at 1.30pm, as Essex`s match in Bristol was scheduled, is 9.15pm.

ECB rules state that 84 minutes must be allowed for a 10-over match, plus a mandatory 10-minute interval. So I reckon Glo`shire v Essex must start by 7.41pm if there is to be a 10-over-a-side thrash.

Ironically, quarter, semi and final matches have to complete 20 overs a side, not 10, but that is because there is a reserve day on each occasion.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
AGod (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 17:52
At last, JA has stepped forward and taken on the bowling mantle.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Phrench Phil (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 18:07
JA is 4 overs for 8 runs at the time of writing - what rubbish!

I understand he is injured, but his economical bowling just cries out for him to bowl on a regular basis.

Well Done JA.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Nailsea_Fizz (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 18:35
Well he's been bowling for weeks but just not as much as you think he should. Maybe He considers he's a bit fitter to bowl a few more and thinks it's necessary in today's match given the start made by our new Dutch man.

In a case what does it prove, we won without his full allocation in previous matches and might do the same in this one.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
doc h (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 18:39
Essex match has been abandoned and we win the group.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Phrench Phil (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 18:51
Nailsea, I was trying to praise JA for his economical spell - he obviously knows when his body is up to bowling and, indeed, when the situation demands he bowl despite his pain.

He is an experienced professional and, I am sure, would not take undue risks with his long-term health.

As luck would have it, Somerset are now through to the 1/8 as group leaders (the Essex game at Bristol has been abandoned) so JA need bowl no more in this match.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grockle (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 19:12
If the assumption is that he has been capable of bowling in the past (and evidence suggests he has to a greater or lesser degree) he has chosen not to at pretty important times in the matches we have gone onto win. I said about the game on Saturday that we sort of won it using the bowlers despite him.

He may have more faith in his bowlers than we give him credit for but there have been a number of times in the games I have been to where the team's position was crying out for some medium if not slow pace and Jim continued with bowlers who the batsmen already had confidence to take on. That lack of variation did not change the result in the end in most of them but the skipper was gambling because he could not know that at the time.

The man is an allrounder, other allrounders have missed out on games because of this and he has left us light one bowler of a certain type.

But at the moment his credit rating is rising because he is doing work with the bat. Maybe he can call for a place in the top 5 and get another allrounder into the side. All that was needed was an explanation to the supporters...why is that so hard to do?



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
AGod (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 19:18
This game very evenly poised now, I would think

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Nailsea_Fizz (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 20:06
Phil - my post was a general one, it just so happened to follow yours directly.

Grockle - it might be a nice idea to be told these things If that's what had been decided but I don't think that's likely.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Phrench Phil (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 20:23
Sorry, Grockle, I don't agree with your latest post.

If you have ever played sport at the highest level (I have played at 'quite' a high {semi-pro} level, but not recently and most certainly not to the level of our current team), you would be aware that you 'play through' certain injuries, i.e. you are in pain, but you play on regardless, even if you can't perform to your normal level.

As I said in an earlier post, I am sure JA is genuinely injured and is quite aware as to when he can and when he cannot bowl - perhaps, match by match, it is a question of an ache or even just simple fatigue.

Nevertheless, it seems to me that, whenever he has 'deigned' to bowl, he has done so with sufficient confidence that he can do so to the benefit (and not to the detriment) of the team.

Perhaps, just perhaps, on the occasions when he has chosen not to bowl, he has done so because he is in pain and has not been confident that he can bowl better than his teammates: ergo, rather than bowl just to assuage his critics on sites such as this, he has taken a decision for the team he captains to delegate such duties to those who are better equipped to bowl on that particular day.

I am sure you will agree that his figures this evening are not too bad at all - obviously his occasional pain had disappeared for a short time as the situation at that time was not at all easy and if, as some seem to suggest, he wished to hide from a difficult situation, he would surely have have declined to open the bowling this evening!

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Roger ivanhoe (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 20:52
Well done lads, defending a slightly under par score.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 20:56
Essex will not be happy not getting a home match.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 21:01
If Middlesex win Hampshire will not even qualify.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Nailsea_Fizz (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 21:04
Mike, I don't think Hampshire can qualify regardless of the Surrey result.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 21:06
Yep, you are correct.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
cricketharris (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 21:16
I bet Essex are annoyed that Sky weren't covering their game today as then they would have played come-hell-or-highwater.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Tom Seymour (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 21:30
Quote:
Roger ivanhoe
Well done lads, defending a slightly under par score.

Under par score - yes, but the solace is that we won.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grockle (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 21:42
It's nice to win even though we didn't need to.

Phil - I take your points except that this has been going on for a while now and Mr Allenby has bowled in CC1 games without any seeming problems.

Also he is not on any injury list that I have seen or has an injury that has been publicised. As I said it would be nice to be kept informed - although I agree many players play through the pain. I am certainly not expecting him to bowl 10 overs if that is the case. But variation is an advantage in these games and can swing a game, especially to the end of an innings.

I have no present problems with the man as a player. He is earning his place and well done to him and every one else today.



(Sm72)

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 21:45
We are away when we win against Worcester



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 21:47
I see that today`s final tranche of Royal London One-day Cup group matches have revealed that our no-hopers won one more match, and lost two less, than any/all of the other 17 counties.

Surely the main worry now for some of our regular posters (again active on this thread this evening) is that other counties in need of a new d.o.c. or head coach will come knocking on the Taunton door. I trust we have Mr Maynard under a firm contract.

After all, Yorkshire said only a little while back that he would have been their No.1 target, if the bid by Australia to lure Jason Gillespie home to join Darren Lehmann`s coaching staff had been successful. That is a door which may or may not open again.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Ronniesabre (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 21:49
Did we go for chopra Jerry?

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grockle (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 21:56
Seems, as Tom, Bagpuss and a few others identified Ron that it was pretty obvious very early that he was going to Essex. Not sure if we did or not. We did put in more than one 28 day request bit as we don't have to tell anyone can't be sure who the others were for. Definitely Steve Davies



(Sm72)



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 21:57
Yes, another really good victory, and we are now making a nice habit of winning games that we have looked like losing.

Here's to a cracking QF.

Grizzzly

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 22:03
Yes we did, Ronnie.

Chopra has a very good batting pedigree at Taunton, including a double century for Warwickshire in the opening match of the 2011 season, so it would have been surprising if Somerset wasn`t one of the eight counties to put in formal notice.

However, Varun was born in Barking and went to school in Ilford, so a return to Essex was always the most likely move.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Ronniesabre (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 22:09
Cheers thought so. Maybe more luck with Davies then. Need the likes of him more at the moment anyway I would have thought

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Railboy (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 22:09
Suspect Sam Northeast may be one of the others Grockle.

Anyway, we know it's Worcestershire next up but when will we know which day?

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Tom Seymour (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 22:19
Matthew Maynard was Yorkshire's No. 1 target for their Head Coach? Where did that little nugget come from cricketjerry-mouse?

I am gobsmacked to think that such a club as Yorkshire would not aim higher.

We missed a trick in not appointing Dave Houghton as D o C when Nosworthy left.

Not convinced that Mr. Maynard sees Somerset as a venue for a long stay.



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 22:19
Full details of the QF & tickets now on the SCCC site:

[www.somersetcountycc.co.uk]

Enjoy, you lucky people !

Grizzzly

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 22:21
If (when) we beat Worcestershire in the quarter-final, we will be away to either Warwickshire or Essex in the semi.

Both semis are bang in the middle of the ODI series against Pakistan, but Alastair Cook doesn`t feature in the one-day international side, so will almost certainly be available for Essex. I`m afraid memory doesn`t serve, however, on whether Warwickshire`s Chris Woakes is in the ODI squad.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Ronniesabre (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 22:26
Don't even know if that's been announced yet Jerry. He will be though as I remember he was batting with plunkett when he hit that 6 off last ball s few weeks back

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 22:33
Yorkshire`s interest in Matt Maynard emerged last year, Tom, when Jason Gillespie was hot favourite to be appointed England coach, only to be pipped to the post by Trevor Bayliss.

Yorkshire said they had already been in a similar position when Darren Lehmann attempted to attract Gillespie back to Australia, and they had planned to approach Maynard if that had happened.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
hantssabre (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 22:34
I was at the match but unfortunately can't shed any light on the Allenby dismissal other than he didn't walk initially and all the players and umpires were in a huddle and eventually Jim walked off.

A good win which although close in the end never realistically looked like Hampshire were going to win. Roleof and Max bowled brilliantly and our openers batted well.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Railboy (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 22:40
Official site Still says either Wednesday or Thursday though. Need to know which Asap.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
hantssabre (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 22:49
Presume Sky will only televise 2 of the games so guess we will be out of luck as they wont want a midweek non floodlit game and no doubt are very pleased that the winners of our tie are away in the semi final so no worries with no floodlights as I think Worcester and ourselves are the only counties left now without floodlights

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Shepton Paul 2 (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 22:58
Ref Railboy at 22.09: Sam Northeast - really? He's Kent's captain - does he want to leave?!

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Railboy (IP Logged)
02/08/2016 23:26
From a source in Kent, quite probably SP2. Seemingly it's quite widely known that he is ambitious and looking for a challenge

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Scrumper (IP Logged)
03/08/2016 01:39
Is Northeast going west? (Sm105)

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
03/08/2016 06:39
Sam Southwest?

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
AGod (IP Logged)
03/08/2016 07:23
Good job again by the bowling unit. In the vast majority of these 50 over games we have made scores that our management have considered to be under-par, yet we keep winning anyway.

Personally, I always thought that yesterday's total would prove very competitive given the nature of the track. JA's economy an important factor in the eventual outcome and well done also to Max.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Nailsea_Fizz (IP Logged)
03/08/2016 07:38
Indeed it appears you did but I missed the posts predicting a heavy defeat at half way and questioning the professionalism of the middle order after failing to build on a good start. I see TA was bowled round his legs, has he for a flaw developing in his technique I wonder.

Still another good win, let's hope this form carries on into Thursday And beyond.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
geordie moonraker (IP Logged)
03/08/2016 07:40
Somehow or another we have developed the knack of winning when the other team is in with a shout until the end. Well done to everyone. I am fascinated that we can win 6 lose 1 tie 1. top the group and have a minus net run rate. That shows a lot of application.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
03/08/2016 09:58
Sam Northeast produced one of the quirks of televised cricket a few years back.

Kent were playing Durham who at the time only had the name of their sponsor on the back of their shirts - and their sponsor was North-East Electricity.

Kent, by contrast, had the names of their players but not their sponsor. So when Sam was batting, there appeared to be 12 players on the field called NORTHEAST.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Roger ivanhoe (IP Logged)
03/08/2016 10:48
The match will ne played on Wednesday the 17th, and will be broadcast on SKY>

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grockle (IP Logged)
03/08/2016 11:32
Excellent no changing of flights then and hopefully a nice way to finish off live English cricket for 2016.



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
WeAreSomerset (IP Logged)
03/08/2016 13:19
Hi all - great effort to top the group.

I was just wondering if someone could give me a little local advice please?

I'm planning on staying in Taunton on the Tuesday night before the game (i.e Tue 16th).

Probably won't be arriving at said hotel/B&B until 11.30pm on Tuesday night and will be by car.

I'm trying to find somewhere fairly close to the County Ground which is of reasonable price. Would watch the game on the Wednesday and then pick the car up and drive home.

Any suggestions would be gratefully received!

PS : Sorry, extra question, as a non-member do you think I have a chance of getting an allocated seat in the Somerset Pavillion (elevated)? I appreciate I can't order until this Saturday.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Railboy (IP Logged)
03/08/2016 15:10
Premier Inn at The Obridge is a 15 minute ish walk if you are reasonably fit.
Would be very surprised if this sold out, i think Somerset stand tickets will be easily available on Saturday.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
03/08/2016 15:18
Crown & Sceptre, mid-way between station and county ground, with its own car park. Very reasonable rates for B&B and five minutes from ground.

Tel: 01823 284 294
email: ellie.mcivor@yahoo.co.uk

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
03/08/2016 15:20
I shall not be attending the quarter final but I trust that the crowd will offer the warmest applause to young Tom Fell, following the excellent news of his recovery from cancer.



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Shepton Paul 2 (IP Logged)
03/08/2016 15:23
Hear hear.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Monkey Butler (IP Logged)
03/08/2016 17:09
There were understandably a lot negative feelings on Facebook and twitter after this pitiful 6th win in 8. I know they are from different sites but some here have the same views. The main ones are;

- Allenby is not good enough to justify his place in the side as a batsman if he doesn't bowl - slightly odd as our top scorer in the competition outscored everyone in this match

- Our score was under par and some players need to look take a look at them selves - Hampshire scored less and the batsmen under pressure had an opening century stand. Abell completely failed, but his innings in his only other match was fair to average

- Allenby should be ashamed of himself for not bowling out his overs and not bowling at the death - This is the only questionable one for me, I'm not sure he would have bowled much if van Meekeren hadn't been sprayed everywhere. hopefully he will bowl considerably in the 3 (hopefully) important games. Also Gregory will always be one of the death bowlers. Allenby obviously doesn't see himself as the other.

People should try and remember the short Nosworthy era when declaring this team as the 'worst Somerset team ever' (again this isn't from this site).

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grockle (IP Logged)
03/08/2016 17:16
Oh we should have appointed David Houghton it seems Monkey I'm not sure what his credentials are but did he apply for it?

Now if someone said we should have KEPT David Houghton...no argument from me.



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Shepton Paul 2 (IP Logged)
03/08/2016 17:20
I broadly agree with you Monkey, tho would point out that the worst comments tend to come during the game, predicting comprehensive defeats, doom and gloom, rather than necessarily afterwards; while those on Facebook are notoriously lacking in knowledge about the game, the rules and the club.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grockle (IP Logged)
03/08/2016 17:25
Yep poor old Ben who deals with it for the club sometimes has his head in his hands over some of the comments. I didn't think there was much cross over of Facebook and Grockles but he knows some of our posters as well.

I did used to check it out occasionally to get a feel for the general view but it isn't - I have to agree with Shepton about their seeming lack of general, up to date knowledge. Have a look before you moan about us.



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Monkey Butler (IP Logged)
03/08/2016 17:30
Shepton Paul, the comments that I referred to were in response to Somerset posting that they had won. I know here the doom and gloom using comes during games here.

If this site was anything like Facebook I wouldn't post on here.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Monkey Butler (IP Logged)
03/08/2016 17:33
Liam Brown must never find out about Grockles! If you don't know who is you are lucky.

I don't comment on Facebook but I occasionally read through the comments.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grockle (IP Logged)
03/08/2016 17:38
Yes we do at least get begrudging acceptance that we actually won on here although it is sometimes dressed up with everything that was wrong with the victory at the same time without any credit being given to anything that went right.

But that is quite satisfying to be honest.



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
WeAreSomerset (IP Logged)
08/08/2016 07:26
Hello
I've got myself a ticket in the Somerset Pavillion (Elevated) and coming down and back on the train from London on the day. All in it's £110 so hopefully the sun shines [:wor kid:]
Is there a point in the ground where fellow Grockles meet and have a cider or two?
I haven't been to the ground in ages.
Thanks
WeAreSomerset

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
08/08/2016 10:41
I suggest you look for Grocklites on Gimblett's Hill and under the scoreboard next to it.



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
08/08/2016 10:52
I don't know where the rest will be sitting on that day but I am elsewhere, I have a reserved seat in the Trescothick stand with several friends.

There will be no photos on that day from me for obvious reasons, there is no room to put my camera equipment bag without getting in the way of people.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grockle (IP Logged)
08/08/2016 11:04
There are little patches of Grocklees about the ground "Weare..."

As LoL says the electronic scoreboard and the Gimblett's are the more obvious ones but some people tend to keep their non pseudonym personas to themselves. There are some who are happy to share, some who like their privacy and some who wouldn't give me, for example, the time of day. Gotta respect that

I know there are others in the Botham at the other end of the ground. This site is like an iceberg. There aren't that many to be honest who go out of their way to be recognized on it but there are loads more who read it pretty regularly.

We've never really gone for the membership, those who have found themselves here have done so by word of mouth. Some stay. some go, some like it, some don't. Each to their own. At games Tractor is the tour guide to a great extent.

If you find him under the scoreboard then others aren't too far away. If you cross his palm with cider, he might even tell you who some of them are.



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
09/08/2016 15:59
With no first team cricket since 6th August, I hope we don't suffer from rustiness when the 17th arrives.

Ridiculous scheduling, once again on the altar of the T20.

Grizzzly

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grockle (IP Logged)
09/08/2016 16:04
To come down from the high of the Durham game to ...well nothing and then have to build yourselves up to a knock out tournament is a lot to ask.

I also would rather there was something in between.



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
mama mia (IP Logged)
09/08/2016 20:48
In my TV listings mag, it says we start at2pm........I assume we now have floodlights.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
09/08/2016 21:01
Trust me SKY coverage is at 11am.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
AGod (IP Logged)
09/08/2016 21:06
Not sure T20 is the main reason for our inactivity, Grizz. Every other CC1 team will be active before Aug 17 despite the four days of T20 QFs.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
09/08/2016 21:37
But zilch before 13th AG, so virtually a full week lost in the peak of the season, due to nothing but T20 QF's

Grizzzly

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grockle (IP Logged)
09/08/2016 21:51
And it being our turn out of the CC1 round?



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
AGod (IP Logged)
10/08/2016 05:58
Yes, that was what I meant, Grockle.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
10/08/2016 07:20
On one hand rusty, on the other rested, and having been able to practice one-day skills unhindered by the scheduling of mixed formats.
Maybe play an in-house match?

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grockle (IP Logged)
10/08/2016 09:29
it'd make sense. Daft thing is they could probably sell tickets at a minimal price and get a decent crowd as well



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
10/08/2016 09:33
Or just open the gates and sell Thatchers 😁

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grockle (IP Logged)
10/08/2016 10:33
True. There isn't enough of this extra stuff in the free time, especially when the kids are off. You don't have to fill it all but use the resources to maintain interest in the sport. Invitational matches, T20 tournaments, anything to get people watching and keept the guys match fit.

Opportunities lost. It happens elsewhere



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
AGod (IP Logged)
10/08/2016 10:43
On balance, I suspect that Mr Maynard is happy to have the time off. The alternative to the time off would be a full CC match. Even if the T20 quarters were not allowed a day "each," during the week, I think it's unlikely that both the 50 over and T20 quarters would have been scheduled for the same week anyway.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
AGod (IP Logged)
10/08/2016 11:38
Re: stuff when the kids are off.

What I heard, previously, on the grapevine was that the GARBAGE franchise T20 DRIVEL that the greedy would like to see introduced was based on the idea of running it:

a) During the school holidays.

and

b) During the day-time.

The idea, as I understand it was that the only thing they really care about is flogging the TV rights to the Indian TV companies.. and the easiest way to do that and maximise the proceeds would be to hold the matches during the day.............loads of kids would be let in for free to try to fill up the stands because empty stands do not make for good TV. I also understand that part of the motivation was to try to attract a different audience that isn't the Friday night after work suit boozer fools like the ones at the Oval that don't even watch the cricket.

I've since read that Indian TV audiences are showing a waning interest in any and all cricket (even Indian cricket) that takes place outside INdia, so how that would square with the idea I do not know.

But I have it on pretty good authority, that the above is one of the ideas that the greedy are trying to push through.



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Following on (IP Logged)
10/08/2016 15:47
Does anyone know if Mahela Jayawardene is available for the knockout stages of the Royal London Cup? The news of his signing referred to by available for the remaining matches, but did that mean the remaining group stages only?

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grockle (IP Logged)
10/08/2016 22:08
I think it is negotiable



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
AGod (IP Logged)
11/08/2016 09:33
I note that in the T20, where the groups are divided on the same basis as for the 50 over competition, the Southern teams have so far been beaten in all three quarter-finals.

a) Let's hope that's not a portent for the 50 over stuff!

b) It puts our T20 efforts in an even poorer light, given that we finished bottom of a group which, itself, appears to be collectively not very good.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
AGod (IP Logged)
11/08/2016 21:26
And now all four Southern teams have been badly beaten in their respective QFs.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
15/08/2016 15:53
Moeen Ali will be available to play on Wednesday.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
15/08/2016 16:21
Wonder how ticket sales are going ?

It's all been rather quiet over the last few days !

Lull before the storm perhaps.

Grizzzly

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
15/08/2016 16:44
It is very close or is a sell out from the info I heard this morning.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
16/08/2016 11:07
There are still tickets available.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
16/08/2016 12:06
I heard that there is a possibility of storms in the southwest tomorrow. Is there a reserve day?



LoL

Sixty-nine Seasons a Somerset Supporter

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Roger ivanhoe (IP Logged)
16/08/2016 13:50
LoL

We will have Won, before the thunderstorms arrive in the evening (well I hope so).

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
cricketharris (IP Logged)
16/08/2016 17:37
LoL, there will be a result tomorrow before Sky ends transmitting at 10 o'clock come what may.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
16/08/2016 18:46
SCCC squad for the game:

Jim Allenby*, Mahela Jayawardene, Peter Trego, Tom Abell, James Hildreth, Lewis Gregory, Roelof van der Merwe, Ryan Davies+, Craig Overton, Josh Davey, Tim Groenewald, Max Waller, Paul van Meekeren.

So which two miss out ?

PvM & Max ?

Grizzzly

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Sloop John B (IP Logged)
16/08/2016 19:59
County Gazette reporting Tim Groenwald a doubt for qf as he has a neck spasm.

Hope it is clear by morning.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
16/08/2016 21:50
Yes John I heard it happened in a practice match yesterday.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
doc h (IP Logged)
16/08/2016 23:04
I have just noticed that our opponents have changed their name from 'Royals' to 'Rapids'
Why would they do such a thing?.
Is it because their ground is always under water?

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 01:51
Perhaps HMQ etc. no longer wished to be associated with them.....

Grizzzly

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
geordie moonraker (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 06:34
There was a piece on the Worcester site from the assistant coach which was interesting.He was talking about Worcester as underdogs and referred to playing in front of a hostile crowd at Taunton. Surely we are not hostile (unless it's Gareth Batty) and if a Worcester play does something well he will be applauded.Did he mean voca;, supportive, partisan;those things aren't the same as hostile
He alo mentioned how WOrcester had managed to beat some of the test match ground counties. Has he fallen into the mind set of Big ground =big team. No wonder the ECB will take that route if a non test ground county encourages it.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
cricketharris (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 07:50
7.30, queue already forming at the gates. Bright, sunny morning.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 08:23
That's one advantage of having a reserved seat, I am going in at 10.30

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grockle (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 11:27
There's a few seats about the place and the weather is beautiful. Let's hope the cricket comes up to the mark.



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grockle (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 13:04
Trigger gets the other set guy as Josh takes a good catch to send Mitchell in his way. 175 for 5



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
cricketharris (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 14:11
Our fielding has been excellent today, and with only two extras and 10 wickets in 43 overs our bowling has been as good. Let us hope now that there are no collapses in our batting.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grockle (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 16:05
It would have to be a hell of a collapse to lose this one now CH 148 without loss with Jayawardene looking supreme.

150 up with another beautiful MJ shot.



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grockle (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 16:12
Somebody has pointed out that this may very well be Jayawardene's final game in England as it seems he will not do the semi or the Final.



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Monkey Butler (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 16:18
It will be a pretty good way for him to sign out for us then. Hopefully Myburgh is back for the semi then.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 16:45
What an outstanding victory!

I think the crowd would be entitled to demand a refund of 20% of their ticket price - from Worcestershire of course - given that the match lasted just under eighty overs.

Trego MotM?



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Sixty-nine Seasons a Somerset Supporter

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 16:47
Stunning victory !

Grizzzly

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
cricketharris (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 17:08
LoL, I think the loss of cider sales because the game ended early will be in the forefront of the clubs thinking. Most of the crowd will be pleasedto get home before the heavy rain comes.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grockle (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 17:08
Nice try LoL. They gave it to MJ. God he was good today. Pete did OK as well.



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
rodders (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 18:53
Well done to all - ja continues to do his best to prove me wrong about his long term ability - hope he succeeds but not quite convinced yet - super victory though and why are we away for the semi ???????????????/

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 19:12
Drawn out of a hat, rodders, after the quarter-final line-up has been decided.

It is also just possible that today wasn`t Mahela Jayawardena`s last match for us. There was talk at Taunton today that although he is unavailabe for the semi-final, he could just be persuaded to fly back to England if Somerset reach Lord`s on September 17.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
rodders (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 19:13
Sound good CJM !

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
nelliec (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 19:21
If no Myburgh or MJ then I'd love to give Tres the opportunity to open in the semi-final ,to keep that experience we,d otherwise be lacking.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Railboy (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 19:26
Terrific performance, totally professional all round!
Anyone know if our semi will be Sunday or Monday?

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Tom Seymour (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 19:29
A truly excellent performance today by everyone so well done.


In the post match television interview, Jayawardene did say that Jerry, but perhaps if the club were to dangle a big enough carrot in front of him, he might just be able to make the Semi Final. If he doesn't the club will just have to play without him, and if we win that game we should go to the Final with the same eleven as played in the Semi. It wouldn't be fair to the bloke that we brought in otherwise would it?

Not that I am making any predictions of course. That would never do.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
AGod (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 19:35
Looks a great win - well done to all concerned. Great to see Josh Davey step up with TG hors de combat.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Roger ivanhoe (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 19:36
Great result, a very professional performance from start to finish,
The whole team looked to be buzzing in the field.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
AGod (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 19:38
I'm not a big fan of flying players in for just one game, to be honest. It rarely works. And before anyone asks? Yes, I do remember M T G Elliott.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Botham (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 19:38
Well done lads, still watching the 'live' recording. Congratulations also to MJ on a magnificent performance. Maybe his luck has changed. I thought he was a bad signing, but he certainly came good today and for once, the team put in an excellent performance I front of the Nation.

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 20:04
I'm inclined to agree with AGod's view about flying in players (and with TS about the invidiousness of having to ask another player to make way). What was so bad about the Elliott business was that he had played no part in previous rounds.

And I think Hampshire had a bad experience of bringing Bravo in for a final in which he significantly under-performed.



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Sixty-nine Seasons a Somerset Supporter

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grockle (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 21:22
MJ can't do the semi. This was already an extension and he already had contracted work on the semi dates. But the final would be good. It is different because we would be flying him BACK not just IN.

Little hope of Marcus being there and I'm not sure he could be as he had no involvement in the league stages. Didn't the regulations change after the Bravo fiasco?



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Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 21:34
Just wondering where all the Allenby bashers have gone ?

I'm feeling pretty happy that my confidence in his abilities has proved not to be entirely misplaced !(Sm6)

Have to feel a bit sorry for Marcus, as I can't help thinking he would surely have rather been playing at HQ today, rather than keeping his eye in for the seconds.

Having said that, to be fair, Marcus hasn't really performed in an important one day game for many seasons, and I'm not sure that bringing him back for the semi (or even the final, should we reach it), would be fair on others.

As for MJ, good for him. He chose a great day to find form and no-one (outside of Worcs.) will complain about that.

We will surely miss Peter Trego when he retires. Hopefully not for a few years yet.

Grizzzly

 
Re: 50 over 1/4 finals
geordie moonraker (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 23:18
This was a splendid victory. There was so much energy in the ground fielding in the first few overs that it boded very well. The bowlers were disciplined and MJ just picked his spot and glided the ball.I thought Allenby captained well and his flick through mid wicket was a glorious shot. It was the sort of team performance that will be remembered, and how good to see Pete on song.

 
Re: Worcs Quarter Final 50 over
Sloop John B (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 08:33
JA looked a very good batsman yesterday and thoroughly deserved to reach a century. MJ looked a class act as did Moeen .

The bowling and fielding was excellent and we made Worcs look a second div team.

 
Re: Worcs Quarter Final 50 over
KentWyvern (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 10:37
Watching the highlights, there seemed to be a lot of empty seats for what was a sold-out game. Any particular reason?

 
Re: Worcs Quarter Final 50 over
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 10:52
The only visible empty seating that I could see was the lower tier of the Somerset Pavilion. That seating was for members only, a lot of members went for reserved seating elsewhere, like I did.

Perhaps there was more members allocated seating than was required!

 
Re: Worcs Quarter Final 50 over
Roger ivanhoe (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 10:57
KentWyvern, not sure is was ever claimed to be a sell out, but I would have thought at least 90% of seats were taken, small block in the Trescothick reserved seating seemed empty, and the lower tier in the Somerset Stand (Un-reserved) was far from full.

Some members objected to having to pay, not sure why as it was an additional game than those originally quoted for.

Some may have purchased tickets but not attended, and of course it was quoted as being on SKY prior to tickets sales even commencing.

 
Re: Worcs Quarter Final 50 over
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 11:31
I think that charging members for home knock-out matches is far from new; in fact, I can't remember if they were ever free.



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Re: Worcs Quarter Final 50 over
Tom Seymour (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 11:57
That is right, they have never been free for members going back to the days of the Gillette and Benson & Hedges Cups.

It is a policy of the ECB, previously TCCB, and applies to all counties, so is not a whizz by Somerset to make more money.

 
Re: Worcs Quarter Final 50 over
WeAreSomerset (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 13:02
After a horrendous 4 hour journey on the train from London (thanks GWR) finally got to the ground when Worcs 130-3 and Ali in full flow. Beautiful batsman to watch but I saw him get a ton at the Oval and Pakistan last week so didn't want to see too much of him against us. He got out to a very soft dismissal and then Worcs obviously collapsed like a deck of cards.

I had an allocated seat in the top tier of the new pavillion - fantastic view and the facilities were good however after talking to my neighbours next to me about the season etc and mentioning I wasn't a member the miserable git in front of me asked me to stop talking and watch the match (even a bloke like me can talk and watch the match - multitasking you see)

Unbelievable, not the usual friendly welcome that has always been afforded at Taunton and the only sour note of the day.

To be honest, after that I politely gave him both barrels, and wandered off around the ground and stood for most of the game which was great fun.

Great result, roll on the semi-final, unfortunately I will be away on holiday but will try and find a bar.

 
Re: Worcs Quarter Final 50 over
Tom Seymour (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 13:21
Good for the "miserable git" sitting in front of you.

At a recent game the mobile phone of a bloke sitting in front of me kept ringing. I politely advised him that mobile phones in the stand should be switched off. He replied by informing me that he had a business to run, to which I suggested that he should go and run it from elsewhere.

He subsequently left, I presume to find another seat, and I along with many others could enjoy the cricket in peace.

Hope you enjoy the semi final WeAreSomerset, perhaps watching it on TV in a bar somewhere.

 
Re: Worcs Quarter Final 50 over
cricketharris (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 14:29
I must admit to be on the side of the "miserable git", too. The trouble seems to be more these days that people often sit with an empty seat or two between them (and sometimes in the row infront) and carry on a conversation all day by shouting across the gap and not modifying their volume from what they use in their own homes. Watch the cricket for goodness sake and keep your (hopefully occasional) chatter at a low volume just between yourselves. No-one else is interested in what you have got to say.

 
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Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 16:02
One day I shall have the courage to carry out a personal fantasy in which, bothered by excessively loud talking around me, I quietly ask the main perpetrator if he had heard what my friend and I had just been saying. His obvious response would have to be that he hadn't - to which I would reply, "Well, that's interesting, because I could hear every word you were saying" (though not perhaps as politely as that).



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Sixty-nine Seasons a Somerset Supporter

 
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AGod (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 16:21
Grockle - the fact that MJ would be 'coming back,' clearly makes the situation different than the Elliot situation from a fairness and/or team-spirit point of view and, likewise Dwayne Bravo (it was Essex, LoL, who had the poor experience with him).. BUT, unless MJ is playing serious cricket in the interim, it does not change the fact that we'd be flying a player in that would be 'cold,' in terms of recent cricket.

 
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AGod (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 16:26
Messiah wept.

I pay no heed, We are Somerset, to the miserable "folks cannot talk at the cricket,' brigade and applaud you loudly for your stance.

I once encountered this at Bristol. A Bank Holiday Monday about 4 or 5 years ago. I think that the scheduling may have meant that we were, already, at a QF of the 50 over comp. Obviously, it was the regional derby. After an indifferent start in which Steve Kirby bowled well against us and engaged in absurd histrionics, Peter Trego played extremely well and we ended up with what seemed a decent total. I loudly appreciated his effort.

An old bat, in front of me, who was a Gloucs member did not, and saw fit to attempt to reprimand me. As I informed her "this is not China and I will say what I wish."

Funnily enough, in the second half of the match, in which Gloucs gradually gained the upper-hand and, ultimately, won the match, said old bat became more and more pleasant. And apologised at the end. In other words, her earlier irritation was all sour grapes as Gloucs thought they had us where they wanted us and then, in the latter part of our innings, they did not (Langer also made a ton).

Of possible relevance is that her son also apologised but, unlike the mother, he apologised during the innings interval (and looked sheepish on her behalf), i.e well before it became clear that our local rivals would prevail.

I also had this experience at Merchant Taylors' School last year. I was chatting to a Middx fan and some old bat turned round and had a go. I'm delighted to say that three guys sat in front of her, who were random Notts' fans (Notts were absent from that CC round) all immediately responded by turning round and having a go at her on the basis that, as they quite rightly said "You are making, by far, more fuss and more noise than anyone else in the vicinity."

I'm pleased to say that I have yet to have this experience at Taunton.



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WeAreSomerset (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 16:36
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Tom Seymour
Good for the "miserable git" sitting in front of you.
At a recent game the mobile phone of a bloke sitting in front of me kept ringing. I politely advised him that mobile phones in the stand should be switched off. He replied by informing me that he had a business to run, to which I suggested that he should go and run it from elsewhere.

He subsequently left, I presume to find another seat, and I along with many others could enjoy the cricket in peace.

Hope you enjoy the semi final WeAreSomerset, perhaps watching it on TV in a bar somewhere.

ooooohh, i didn't realise you weren't allowed to talk at the cricket
Who said anything about a mobile phone?
i was talking quietly to the two Somerset members in the next seat to me about about the recent ground developments at Taunton. no shouting. no drink.
i guess he simply didn't like my accent
i had the sympathy of all the other members around me
unbelievable.

 
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WeAreSomerset (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 16:37
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Loyal of Lhasa
One day I shall have the courage to carry out a personal fantasy in which, bothered by excessively loud talking around me, I quietly ask the main perpetrator if he had heard what my friend and I had just been saying. His obvious response would have to be that he hadn't - to which I would reply, "Well, that's interesting, because I could hear every word you were saying" (though not perhaps as politely as that).

I wasn't talking loudly.

 
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WeAreSomerset (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 16:41
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cricketharris
I must admit to be on the side of the "miserable git", too. The trouble seems to be more these days that people often sit with an empty seat or two between them (and sometimes in the row infront) and carry on a conversation all day by shouting across the gap and not modifying their volume from what they use in their own homes. Watch the cricket for goodness sake and keep your (hopefully occasional) chatter at a low volume just between yourselves. No-one else is interested in what you have got to say.

this is simply unbelievable
you have no idea, you really don't
if i ever go in that stand again i will dare not greet my neighbour with a "good morning" or engage in quiet, convivial conversation so you can watch the cricket in total peace
goodbye

 
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AGod (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 16:43
If folks want to spend their time in a library, that is precisely where they should go.

If they don't like it, they can move. Or bring noise cancelling headphones with them.

I loathe the individual that thinks they have the right to insist that others behave exactly as they wish.

Certain demands are reasonable - for example conduct, language wise, around young children but, otherwise, it's a free country and professional sports are all supposed to be part of the entertainment business. People are supposed to enjoy themselves. And those for whom enjoyment means quiet appreciation no more have the right to demand that others accommodate them, than those that prefer to vocally appreciate the match have to demand that others must do likewise.



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Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 16:45
I am sure you weren't, We are Somerset, and my little comment was more about previous experence in places other than cricket grounds, where obviously people have the right to talk and to applaud the performance of either side - though not to have business conversations on their phones.

My note reflected an irritation I used to feel in my Tibetan days when tourists used to talk loudly, ill-informedly and insensitively about the political situation there. I never actually had a go at any of them but often wanted to.



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WeAreSomerset (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 17:22
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Loyal of Lhasa
I am sure you weren't, We are Somerset, and my little comment was more about previous experence in places other than cricket grounds, where obviously people have the right to talk and to applaud the performance of either side - though not to have business conversations on their phones.
My note reflected an irritation I used to feel in my Tibetan days when tourists used to talk loudly, ill-informedly and insensitively about the political situation there. I never actually had a go at any of them but often wanted to.

fair enough Loyal of Lhasa

 
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WeAreSomerset (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 17:31
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AGod
If folks want to spend their time in a library, that is precisely where they should go.
If they don't like it, they can move. Or bring noise cancelling headphones with them.

I loathe the individual that thinks they have the right to insist that others behave exactly as they wish.

Certain demands are reasonable - for example conduct, language wise, around young children but, otherwise, it's a free country and professional sports are all supposed to be part of the entertainment business. People are supposed to enjoy themselves. And those for whom enjoyment means quiet appreciation no more have the right to demand that others accommodate them, than those that prefer to vocally appreciate the match have to demand that others must do likewise.

Trust me, if I had been shouting, swearing or even talking into a mobile phone then I would of completely accepted it as I would be in the wrong. It genuinely shocked me, it's a nice view up there and the other members around me were lovely people but it was good to walk around the ground and actually watch the cricket standing in the end.

 
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sandhills (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 17:48
If i can hear private conversation then they are not private etc etc those speaking in negative terms should do so privately. If they do not then I have the right to complain and seek advice from the stewards.

 
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Tom Seymour (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 18:12
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WeAreSomerset

ooooohh, i didn't realise you weren't allowed to talk at the cricket
Who said anything about a mobile phone?

You didn't - I did. It figures, does it not, that if anyone is holding a mobile phone up to his / her ear, then they will inevitably talk into it.

Your story reminds me of an episode of 'One Foot in the Grave' when Victor and his wife went out for a quiet meal. Sitting in an alcove very near to their table was a group of so called businessmen, who were talking audibly and excitedly about the latest deal that they had managed to pull off. It was annoying to a number of people, but Victor, being Victor, got up from his seat and walked casually to their table. After belittling their proud and loud boasts in a quiet manner, he himself raised the volume and said - "Keep your bloody voices down."

Oh that we had more Victors in this world.

 
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Botham (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 18:34
We are Somerset, my memories of visits to the CG are mostly good, but the can be some right unfriendly types.

Roger, it was announced on social media and or Sky, that it was now sold out and not to attempt to visit. I believe this was around lunchtime

 
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AGod (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 18:37
Sandhills - what If you Can hear a private conversation in which our players are being lauded - what then!?

 
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AGod (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 19:03
Furthermore, Sandhills, would you pause to give even one moment's consideration to the positon in which you would put the Steward should you voice such a complaint?

Since when has it been the job of the Club Stewards to weed out members of the crowd whose views *you* disagree with? Or even to listen to your whinges about people whose views you disagree with?

Perhaps you should bring your own personal Steward with you in future, just in case the SCCC employees take the eminently sensible view that we live in a democracy and that, therefore, it is not their job to police the views of spectators - for it is, surely, very far from being their job to do so.



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sandhills (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 21:53
Don't worry Agod I will report any so called supporter/s who is/are rude, abusive or continually critical about a player/s no matter the circumstances to a steward or an official of the club. No one has that right to enforce their opinion on someone else by being loud. It has already happened in the Colin Atkinson where specrators have told others to behave.If they are discussing players it should remain a private conversation not loud enough for others to hear.As a member I do not have to listen to it and I am very confident the Stewards will act appropriately.

 
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Botham (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 22:45
Who'd have thought we one an important match?

 
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cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 22:51
While hesitating to criticize a former Somerset player and one of the best umpires on the circuit, Neil Mallender gave a terrible lbw decision against James Tredwell at the finale at Canterbury tonight, handing the spoils to Yorkshire by just 11 runs with the best part of three overs left.

The ball from David Willey wouldn`t have just missed the proverbial `another set of stumps`, but another two sets as it speared down the leg side.

You couldn`t help feeling on one or two occasions that the First Division side, with its raft of England `stars`, was given the rub of the green by both umpires. Witness at least four bouncers from Plunkett and Willey that sailed far above the batter`s head and out of reach, none of which was called a wide.

Reaction from a Taunton crowd wouldn`t have been so docile as that from the rather passive Canterbury folk.

 
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Nailsea_Fizz (IP Logged)
18/08/2016 23:42
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AGod
If folks want to spend their time in a library, that is precisely where they should go.
If they don't like it, they can move. Or bring noise cancelling headphones with them.

I loathe the individual that thinks they have the right to insist that others behave exactly as they wish.

Certain demands are reasonable - for example conduct, language wise, around young children but, otherwise, it's a free country and professional sports are all supposed to be part of the entertainment business. People are supposed to enjoy themselves. And those for whom enjoyment means quiet appreciation no more have the right to demand that others accommodate them, than those that prefer to vocally appreciate the match have to demand that others must do likewise.

It strikes me as a bit of a shame that you don't apply these same opinions in relation to T20 cricket when others are enjoying the entertainment on a Friday night.-smiling smiley

 
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Grizzzly (IP Logged)
19/08/2016 00:10
All a trifle grumpy isn't it chaps, given we've just won a QF by a country mile !

Grizzzly

 
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sandhills (IP Logged)
19/08/2016 00:19
Mr or Mrs Weare Somerset please do come back, chatting in friendly manner to fellow supporters of cricket is what coming to a ground is all about. I am sorry that someone was rude to you for commentating on how you like the new stand. I'm also sad you missed the first 20 overs as the bowlers and fielding was very committed and testament to the quality of the coaching staff.

I have a problem with those that criticize players on a continued bases, shout abuse, and are generally rude by forcing there opinions on to others. There are some who criticize loudly before a ball is even bowled. It's just poor and extremely bad mannered. So again from a supporter , a member and watcher of all formats home and away I apologise for the way you were treated for commentating on the new stand.

 
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Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
19/08/2016 11:08
While I prefer to watch cricket undistracted by loud conversations, particularly if they are abusive or about subjects other than cricket (there must be a special place reserved down below for those who come to cricket and then talk about football!), I definitely enjoy the company of a knowledgeable crowd. A few years ago I watched for a while from the top level of the Pegasus flats: the view was magnificent, the atmosphere was dead. Give me Gimblett's Hill any day and the soporific love calls of that rare species Tractorus Audibilus.



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Sixty-nine Seasons a Somerset Supporter

 
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Bobstan (IP Logged)
19/08/2016 15:39
I am sorry to hear that Tractor is currently bilious. I feel sure that he will be in rude health by the time the Hampshire game starts.

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