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Re: Somerset vs Kent - CC round one, Fri 05 Apr
Loyal of Lhasa 06 April, 2019 12:41
Sentence deleted, as it was unduly optimistic - and that will never do.

It's so good to have real cricket at last.



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter



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Re: Somerset vs Kent - CC round one, Fri 05 Apr
Grockle 06 April, 2019 12:41
Marcus bowled by Podmore for 10. Good ball 30 for 1. He seemed to be driving well unfortunately he got inside one. And in comes our new number 3 Mr Hildreth. Big LBW shout ball one.

Podmore has certainly looked more of a handful than Stevens has. Though he has been the tighter of the two bowlers.

Kent now believe that Ali has edged to slip. Azhar did not walk and the umpires seem to have decided that it did not carry.



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Re: Somerset vs Kent - CC round one, Fri 05 Apr
Grockle 06 April, 2019 13:56
Too many starts and then out. 100 with 4 down is not good at home to be honest as a first innings total



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Re: Somerset vs Kent - CC round one, Fri 05 Apr
Grockle 06 April, 2019 14:34
Keep it on the ground Steve!!

130 for 5



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Re: Somerset vs Kent - CC round one, Fri 05 Apr
Grockle 06 April, 2019 14:41
140 for 5 @ Tea



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Re: Somerset vs Kent - CC round one, Fri 05 Apr
Scrumper 06 April, 2019 14:44
Anything over 200 would be ok, very green strip. Is the free WiFi not working?

Re: Somerset vs Kent - CC round one, Fri 05 Apr
Somerset LaLaLa 06 April, 2019 14:55
Keep calm and drink tea. We beat Worcs and Yorks at home early last season with 200ish scores

Re: Somerset vs Kent - CC round one, Fri 05 Apr
Grockle 06 April, 2019 15:03
It is always debatable what a good score is until both sides have batted BUT we must be planning for a desirable total over 200 before we lose our first 5 surely. 150 minimum I would have thought. Bonus points have to be a target in our first innings if we are to win close fought Championships.

Bartlett has gone for 6 LBW. 200 is looking quite a way away at the moment.



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Re: Somerset vs Kent - CC round one, Fri 05 Apr
Grockle 06 April, 2019 15:09
Lewis drives for 4 and then drives into the slips hands off an outside edge. Whoops

And then Tom tries to pull out of a pull/hook and doesn't...so he goes for 49. Took an age to get to the fielder.

145 for 8..... 200 beyond reach I would suggest if we insist on losing 3 for 10 after Tea



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Re: Somerset vs Kent - CC round one, Fri 05 Apr
Grockle 06 April, 2019 15:40
Brooksey off the mark with a rampant four nonchalantly driven through the covers



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Re: Somerset vs Kent - CC round one, Fri 05 Apr
Grockle 06 April, 2019 15:44
And that's your lot at 171. 31 for 5 after Tea. Hmmmmm.

Let's see how Matt deals with this pitch.... and hope he doesn't.



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Re: Somerset vs Kent - CC round one, Fri 05 Apr
Somerset LaLaLa 06 April, 2019 15:53
The same score as Durham and lower than Derbs and Sussex. Let's make the Kent total the lowest first innings of the round

Re: Somerset vs Kent - CC round one, Fri 05 Apr
Grockle 06 April, 2019 15:55
Nice touch I hadn't noticed is that all the Somerset players have black armbands on for John Harris I would assume



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Re: Somerset vs Kent - CC round one, Fri 05 Apr
Grockle 06 April, 2019 15:57
Lewis opening from the Pavilion with a maiden. Brooks opening from the River. First objective = get Dickson or Crawley. Second objective = neutralise Renshaw



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Re: Somerset vs Kent - CC round one, Fri 05 Apr
Grockle 06 April, 2019 16:30
History is made as the lights go on at Taunton!! Only 30% at the moment.



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Re: Somerset vs Kent - CC round one, Fri 05 Apr
Scrumper 06 April, 2019 16:31
Feeling a bit light headed here.

Re: Somerset vs Kent - CC round one, Fri 05 Apr
Loyal of Lhasa 06 April, 2019 16:54
Yesterday my grandson (3) asked for his bedroom lights to be kept on "because they keep my eyes warm". Does that work for those of you at the ground this evening?

Re: Somerset vs Kent - CC round one, Fri 05 Apr
Scrumper 06 April, 2019 17:01
Sat here in my mankini, toasty.

Re: Somerset vs Kent - CC round one, Fri 05 Apr
Grockle 06 April, 2019 17:20
Crawley goes and Podmore comes in as the nightwatchman but 71 for 1 is looking strong.

The boundary is very very small all the way around - I hadn't realised until I went out to Gimblett's that is was quite a way in on that side as well. It is effectively a women's T20 boundary around the place.

Bitter wind but many stalwarts watching this day out. We would have been off for light by now at any other time in the county's history.



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Re: Somerset vs Kent - CC round one, Fri 05 Apr
Mike TA1 06 April, 2019 21:07
Second day of the match but the first day of play photos.

https://oi1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2019%20Somerset%20Cricket%20Photos/Specsavers%20County%20Championship%202019/Somerset%20v%20Kent%20starting%205th%20April%202019/Marcus%20Trescothick%201st%20ball%20of%20the%20match.jpg

This is the first ball of the match and first ball of the county championship to Marcus Trescothick.

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Azhar Ali hitting four runs, like several batsmen he made a start but didn't go on to get a large score.

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Marcus Trescothick bowled by Harry Podmore, he did get to double figures (just).

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Azhar Ali playing a defensive shot to a ball from Matt Milnes getting an edge to Sean Dickson.

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Eddie Byrom hitting his only four runs, one of four batsmen not getting double figures. (not counting the not out batsman)

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Steve Davies hitting one of his three four runs.

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Tom Abell top scored but hit this ball from Mitchell Claydon to Matt Milnes when he was on 49.

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This ball getting through Craig Overton's defence luckily missing the stumps.

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Josh Davey getting himself in a bit of a tangle with this short ball, he decided not to go through with the shot.

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Josh Davey got strangled down the leg side and was caught by wicketkeeper Ollie Robson off the bowling of Mitchell Claydon.

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Jack Brooks first county championship runs for Somerset,

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A different background on this photo of Sean Dickson scoring four runs.
Not very warm today I was trying to find a warmer part of the ground to take photos.

Well without the lights I don't think we would have taken two wickets, I believe we would have been off the ground because of bad light.

Re: Somerset vs Kent - CC round one, Fri 05 Apr
Farmer White 07 April, 2019 03:46
Well, the candle held out at both ends, the midnight oil was in plentiful supply and the muse was particularly helpful because I was not in a position to start this report until Saturday night turned into Sunday morning.

Here is the link to the home page on my website for anyone who finds the font there easier. It will be the top article until the second day report, muse permitting, pushes it down to second:

[farmerwhite.co.uk]

And the report is now on the front page as well linked into the Grockles thread menu

Somerset rush their fences


Farmer



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Re: Somerset vs Kent - CC round one, Fri 05 Apr
AGod 07 April, 2019 07:39
Yes, FW, Jack Brooks's MO is, pretty much always, to pitch the ball right up, in the hope of finding any movement that might be on offer. For this reason, he's often expensive, but he tends to have a very good strike-rate.

I didn't get to see anything of yesterday but, more often than not, if the ball is repeatedly going past the outside edge, there is a case to be made for pitching the ball up a smidgen further - simple geometry, really. That being the case, perhaps JackB wasn't alone in getting things ever so slightly wrong, albeit that he erred slightly in the other direction to the others?

Anyway, it's eminently logical to assume that 99% of teams bowl at least a little better on bowling day two of the season than they do on bowling day one, 99% of the time. For Jack that might mean pulling his length back by perhaps 1/4 of a yard and for the others, possibly, the reverse.

Therefore, we may climb back into this contest today. Until proven otherwise, however, it seems very apparent that I'd rather be in Kent's overnight position, than ours.



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Re: Somerset vs Kent - CC round one, Fri 05 Apr
Grockle 07 April, 2019 10:06
Here we go for Day 3(2)

Dickson facing with Renshaw at the other end. Gregory Opening from the Pavilion.

Discussion about whether the umpires wanted the lights on or not. We've gone without.

A couple of supporters left yesterday when the lights were switched on at 30% because of the glare which was not what some are used to mid afternoon in Taunton in April. There might be a surge in the purchase of sunshades for the evening matches.

The floodlights are the only ones of this type in the Northern Hemisphere at the moment (though it seems Essex are going for the same setup) and there may be some adjustment required by spectators because they are bloody bright.

There was comment yesterday that players are looking to practice under them because the adjustment for high balls is also required - some catches were spilled at the opening cerempny for them last Sunday it seems. One would imagine we will work under them and then smack the ball into the stratosphere for the opposition to cope with once we have the light levels sussed.

Josh Davey is opening from the River, a difference from yesterday when it was Jack Brooks I think.



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Re: Somerset Rush Their Fences
AGod 07 April, 2019 10:19
I don't think LG's tongue was entirely in his cheek when, the other day, he suggested that we'd see an increase in dropped catches at Taunton in T20 this year, due to the lights.

Re: Somerset Rush Their Fences
Grockle 07 April, 2019 10:19
Josh seems to like these overcast conditions and he sends Dickson back to the hutch in quick time. Unfortunately Renshaw has just hit his first boundary and we need to see the back of him as Kent move towards 100



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Re: Somerset Rush Their Fences
Somerset LaLaLa 07 April, 2019 10:20
The greatness of the Somerset bowling attack is you feel any of them could take wickets at any moment. Step up... Josh Davey

Re: Somerset Rush Their Fences
Grockle 07 April, 2019 10:32
And then Lewis Gregory!! Goodbye Matt nice of you to visit.



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Re: Somerset Rush Their Fences
Grockle 07 April, 2019 11:06
Brooks is trying the Pavilion end this morning after coming in from the River yesterday afternoon. But Kent seems to have consolidated their position and stabalised after a dodgy first hour.



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Re: Somerset Rush Their Fences
Grockle 07 April, 2019 11:27
A pretty decisive ball takes out Kuhn's middle stump and Craig Overton goes on a long victory lap. Excellent just before the 150.



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Re: Somerset Rush Their Fences
Grockle 07 April, 2019 11:48
Blake tries to cut a Gregory ball that isn't there to do anything but be dragged on and guess what? He drags it on! 160 for 6



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