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Re: 'Surrey Week' T20 onto CC1
Germiston lad 08 August, 2017 16:17
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AGod
Well,unfortunately, Gl, when he was in the team, earlier this season, Peter had a bowling average in three figures.
Last year he was superb with the bat so his diminished bowling role didn't really matter. But this year a batting average of about 20 and a bowling average in three figures were not cutting the mustard.

Still, there's no point Peter playing in the seconds at all, unless Mr Maynard is going to pay attention to his performances.

Perhaps, Matthew has sent him to the seconds specifically with instructions to work on getting back to it as a bowler?

It would be nice to think that were the case. And if he's bowling well in the seconds then he ought to be a strong candidate to return instead of Mr Allenby, given that he is probably a much better bet to make runs.

To judge from the scorecard, it would seem that conditions may have been loaded in favour of the bowling side this morning. But Hants have made a much better start to the follow-on so further wickets may press Peter's case more effectively.

I am relatively new to the game of cricket, I am only in my 60"S, so I should probably bow to your superior knowledge of stat's and the game in general, but may I venture to say that maybe PT is bowling better at the moment because he has given himself a chance to bowl. I cant remember him bowling in at least two of the current formats I.E. 20-20 rubbish and the 50 over version this year. If I am wrong, then I apologies.

It seems to me though, that he is not on his own in performing below his usual standard this season, but it must be particularly upsetting to be replaced in the team by some one (JA) who is preforming well below the standard that Tigger sets himself, and IMO is not both physically and technically fit to play for Somerset.

I seem to have seen someone else on this thread asking: what does JA contribute to the team. Its certainly not fitness or performance on the field, perhaps he is particularly good at brown nosing with the DoC or running for his drinks? Or am I being cruel? Perhaps!

Re: 'Surrey Week' T20 onto CC1
Grizzzly 08 August, 2017 16:18
Well done Steve & Tom. And well done Dom as well.

Five batting points as well ! That hasn't happened too often recently.

Grizzzly



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/08/2017 16:21 by Grizzzly.

Re: 'Surrey Week' T20 onto CC1
AGod 08 August, 2017 16:20
All of my comments related to CC cricket. He did bowl in the CC and had a three figure bowling average earlier this season -- 170 to be specific.

Nobody that has a season record of 20 with the bat and 278 with the ball has too much right to be upset at being dropped.

But they would have a right to be upset if they started to put in strong performances in the twos whilst JA does nada in the firsts, and yet JA still got preferred.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/08/2017 16:24 by AGod.

'Surrey Week' T20 onto CC1
Following on 08 August, 2017 16:22
Great effort from Somerset - particularly in the week that both Yorkshire and Middlesex have disintegrated!

Re: 'Surrey Week' T20 onto CC1
mikeindex 08 August, 2017 16:23
Time to declare now the milestone is passed?
Or have a go and try and get a quick 20 first? Maybe the latter.

Re: 'Surrey Week' T20 onto CC1
Rod1883 08 August, 2017 16:24
What pay back it would be for last season if the final day results saved us, and relegated Middx and Yorks!

Re: 'Surrey Week' T20 onto CC1
mikeindex 08 August, 2017 16:24
…sounds like they're following Option 2.

Re: 'Surrey Week' T20 onto CC1
Following on 08 August, 2017 16:27
There can't be many better No 11's than Timmy G!

Re: 'Surrey Week' T20 onto CC1
AGod 08 August, 2017 16:30
Timmy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: 'Surrey Week' T20 onto CC1
Grockle 08 August, 2017 16:37
I will do something about the size of it Scrumper in the next hour or so if possible.



(Sm72)

Re: 'Surrey Week' T20 onto CC1
mikeindex 08 August, 2017 16:40
@Following on quite so.



"Tim Groenewald - best No. XI in the world" - Rob Key
Nil desperandum, dear lady! Beyond the desert lies the promised land!

Re: 'Surrey Week' T20 onto CC1
geordie moonraker 08 August, 2017 16:46
Right to bat on past 400 for quick runs. Our best (only)chance of winning is to get Surrey to follow on-and they now have to make an extra 36 runs to do it. Splendid performance so far.

Re: 'Surrey Week' T20 onto CC1
Rod1883 08 August, 2017 16:48
Couple of early wickets please - get the jitters going and put the pressure on their middle order early

Re: 'Surrey Week' T20 onto CC1
mikeindex 08 August, 2017 16:48
Quite agree GM. Plan 2 couldn't have gone much better.



"Tim Groenewald - best No. XI in the world" - Rob Key
Nil desperandum, dear lady! Beyond the desert lies the promised land!

Re: 'Surrey Week' T20 onto CC1
AGod 08 August, 2017 16:49
Sounds like we'll be off for light before long, sadly.

I'd love a quick couple before that happens..

Re: 'Surrey Week' T20 onto CC1
Grockle 08 August, 2017 17:09
I am going to shut this on down and start Part 2 for our mobile colleagues. Please continue on.



(Sm72)

Surrey Week Part 2
Grockle 08 August, 2017 17:10
Bad light might take us off for the rest of Day 2 so we'll use this one for Day 3 and 4.



(Sm72)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/08/2017 20:40 by Grockle.

Re: Surrey Week Part 2
Rod1883 08 August, 2017 18:08
Need to split these two.
For anyone there - any likelihood of that happening?

Re: Surrey Week Part 2
Rod1883 08 August, 2017 18:29
Great - Burns gone 58 for 1.
Another before close please

Re: Surrey Week Part 2
Rod1883 08 August, 2017 18:43
We're rattling through the overs - need some wickets for bowling points at least

Re: Surrey Week Part 2
geordie moonraker 08 August, 2017 23:07
WAs the run out good fielding or poor calling?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/08/2017 23:07 by geordie moonraker.

Re: Surrey Week Part 2
Farmer White 08 August, 2017 23:23
Both at one end. One very unamused departure.

Re: Surrey Week Part 2
AGod 09 August, 2017 08:00
Sadly it seems that we've failed to get this track dry enough for it to help the bowlers much. July was just too wet, I guess.

It's helped SD and TA show some form, which is a plus, but if the final two home tracks are slow and flat too then we will surely go down I'm afraid ESPECIALLY as we are reduced to only two front-line seamers. Let's face it our other seamers are either military medium (Pete, Jim) or unproven (Josh, PVM), so if the remaining tracks don't turn and/or are painfully slow then we have real problems.

Re: Surrey Week Part 2
AGod 09 August, 2017 08:02
IF the forecast is right then the only thing we might get today is maybe 15 overs or so starting about 5.30

So this is a draw but hopefully we can manage to winkle them out and get our bowling bonus points.

Re: Surrey Week Part 2
Wickham 09 August, 2017 09:09
If anyone in Taunton is reading this, what is the weather like this morning, please? (The information on the Richard Huish site is 41 days out of date!)

Re: Surrey Week Part 2
Rod1883 09 August, 2017 09:14
I'm nowhere near Taunton, but the BBC Weather service looks like rain until about 2 or 3pm

Re: Surrey Week Part 2
Wickham 09 August, 2017 09:20
Thanks, Rod. I had see that, but wondered whether the reality matched up to it. In any event, I will set off soon with my fingers crossed.

Re: Surrey Week Part 2
Sloop John B 09 August, 2017 09:34
Moist in ta1 at 9:00. Likely to be clearing around lunchtime according to Met Office.

Re: Surrey Week Part 2
barndoorio 09 August, 2017 09:40
I am about 200 metres away from the ground and it's raining pretty heavily.

Re: Surrey Week Part 2
mikeindex 09 August, 2017 10:07
Lightish but very steady rain in Wellington, sky uniformly grey.

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