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Kent RLODC Relentless
Discussion started by Grockles.com , 21 April, 2019 15:54
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RLODC 1 And we have KENT!!
AGod 13 April, 2019 08:23
This starts very soon.

Would I be right in thinking that there are likely to be three changes compared to the red ball side currently in action at Trent Bridge? Namely:

Peter Trego
Roelof Van Der Merve
Tom Banton

Instead of:

Marcus Trescothick
Two gentlemen named Jack

That could/would give us a team of something like:

Banton
Davies
Trego
Azhar (not sure of his place in batting order relative to Hildreth?)
Hildreth
Abell
Bartlett
Gregory
Van Der Merwe
Craig Overton
Davey

5 seamers (including Tom) and Roelof? Lots of batting.

Then, probably, TG and Jamie Overton (if fit) to rotate in for Josh and Craig? (whilst we ride the hot-hand in Lewis?). Maybe the flying Dutchman to get the odd outing, too?



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Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
cricketjerry-mouse 13 April, 2019 09:50
Although Jack Brooks has been our most expensive bowler in the championship so far, he successfully filled the death bowler role at Yorkshire for a good many seasons (including last when fit) and will surely play against Kent on Good Friday.

Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
AGod 13 April, 2019 10:10
I don't see him as a white ball bowler at all and, per Cricinfo, he's played a grand total of 36 List A matches in his career.

[www.espncricinfo.com]

And not a single List A game since 2016, CJM?

Having said that, he did play some T20 for them last year, but no 50 over games for three years.



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Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
Bagpuss 13 April, 2019 11:05
Maybe that was another, admittedly minor, factor in his decision to leave Yorkshire to move to Somerset (and yes I know the 3yr v 2 yr one)

Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
AGod 13 April, 2019 11:10
His record is certainly not such (in white ball) that he should have been made any kind of promises in that regard (beyond, perhaps, "You'll be considered.") I'd be shocked if he'd been told he would be a regular.

Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
Bagpuss 13 April, 2019 11:13
In previous years haven't we had more in the way of spin? No JoMybs this year. Would Azhar's leggies be useful either as a wicket taking or a run strangling option? Or do we consider Max or Dom.

Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
Bagpuss 13 April, 2019 11:26
I didn't suggest he'd been made promises. But at the time he agreed to move to Somerset he was part of a bowling line up that included David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Tim Bresnan, club captain Steve Patterson, as well as youngsters the club are bringing through such as Ben Coad, Matt Fisher and Josh Shaw. They had also just signed Mat Pillans from Surrey. Jack wouldn't have to be a genius to realise his 50 over career was likely to resume at Yorkshire anytime soon.

Whilst Somerset is also blessed with a broad selection of bowling options, the 'wiley senior pro' section of the filing cabinet had a little more space-Tim Groenewald and Pete Trego the only ones here (and Roela I guess, but a spinner).

Just saying that although I'm sure Somerset didn't make Jack any 50 over promises, I doubt if they'd have told him he wouldn't be adding to his list A stats either.

Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
wsm fan 14 April, 2019 06:49
50 over in April i want 4 proper seamers.
Dont see a need often for 2 spinners.
Watch this space for the next 3 week future of Jack & Dom. Rvdm sure to be the spinner if we only opt for 1.

I'm going.....
Azhar Davies Tregs Hildy TomA TomB
Lewis RVDM Craig Jamie Timmy G

Quite happy with a rotation of our 7 seamers, we have 8 group games in 19 days with a possible 9 in 22 if we need a 2nd/3rd play off.
The ost important thing by far is our chosen 4 quicks for the HUGE next champo game v Surrey are fully fit and firing for May 14.

Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
Cleavo 15 April, 2019 19:10
For Friday I’d go with this team.

Davies, Ali, Tregs, Hildy, Banton, Abell, Gregory, RVDM, C Ove, J Ove, Brooks

Think we’ll rotate our seamers during this competition. Timmy G, Meerkat and Davey all waiting in the wings.

4 seamers in April, RVDM as main spin option with Ali for occasional part time leg spin if needed plus Abell and Tregs as backup seam options. Gives us plenty of bowling options.

Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
Bagpuss 15 April, 2019 22:42
I'd rather someone who can hit boundaries from the start with Davies- the role J-Mybs played last year. Azhar seems to me more of a middle-overs-accumulator type. Open with Lewis maybe? He did well with this role in the Blast a couple of seasons ago.

Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
Scrumper 16 April, 2019 00:02
Why not open with Dom? If we don't use him we'll lose him.

Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
Grockle 16 April, 2019 00:19
Certainly if he can make the team by all means use him. If he can't then he may have to look elsewhere. Depends what he's willing to make his role.

It isn't for Somerset to find him a place. It's for him to make one his own



(Sm72)

Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
Railboy 16 April, 2019 18:02
Wouldn’t completely surprise me if Banton were given the Gloves and someone like Green or maybe Dom get the gig.

Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
mikeindex 16 April, 2019 21:16
You're thinking they'd drop Steve D? Can't see that happening unless he has a really horrible run of batting form (which would not be unprecedented).

Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
wsm fan 16 April, 2019 23:17
Azhar Davies Trego Hildy Abell Banton
Lewis RVDM Craig Jamie Timmy

Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
cricketjerry-mouse 17 April, 2019 11:22
Only Banton, Trego, van der Merwe and Groenewald, of possible selections against Kent on Friday, playing for Seconds in opening Second XI Trophy match away to Middlesex today.

Team from: Banton, Byrom, Trego, Rouse, van der Merwe, Green, Lammonby, Bess, J. Overton, Groenewald, Gilchrist, Sale.

Middlesex, who have included at least six current Ist XI championship players, lost wicket to Jamie Overton in the first over.

Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
Nailsea_Fizz 17 April, 2019 12:13
4 down, Ben Green showing up well.

Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
Mike TA1 17 April, 2019 12:31
Live stream not the best but it is better than nothing.

A partnership is building.



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Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
Nailsea_Fizz 17 April, 2019 14:10
Broken and some by Mr Green. 7 down now.

Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
Roger ivanhoe 17 April, 2019 14:33
I see Dom Bess captain of the seconds today.

Seven wickets for 42 for Ben Green, Pete Trego did not bowl.
We might struggle to get the target of 280.

Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
Nailsea_Fizz 17 April, 2019 15:53
73-0 hints otherwise

Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
Loyal of Lhasa 17 April, 2019 16:55
Banton scores a century which elicits no applause from the fielders. He and Byrom seem to be scoring off every ball.



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter



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Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
Bobstan 17 April, 2019 17:08
I was at the Radlett ground yesterday afternoon prospecting prior to the 1st XI game on 1st May. This had nothing to do with the fact that my wife's ukulele group was practising in my home!

Very friendly folk at Radlett CC.

Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
Loyal of Lhasa 17 April, 2019 17:57
What Bobstan doesn't know - and nobody must tell him - is that his wife's ukelele band (hugely amplified) has been booked to play between every over at the RLODC match on 1st May.



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
Loyal of Lhasa 17 April, 2019 18:01
Alas, poor Surrey were all out for 88 against Gloucestershire today in their first RLODC match.



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
nelliec 17 April, 2019 18:04
Surrey 88 ao v Gloucester. No one likes to see that!!!

So 100's for Byrom and Banton
7 wickets for Green
Trego and Van der Merwe surely selected.
Hildreth and Abell middle order backbone?
Davis or Banton to keep?
Jamie or Craig?
Any room for Ali in the side?
Leachy /max or Bess ?
Groenswald.Brooks ,or neither

Nice selection problems for Friday.

Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
Somerset LaLaLa 17 April, 2019 18:25
Baffling. Glocs lost their second wicket at 156 and both teams then folded. The Surrey side was mostly their championship one. Poor shot selection? Is Burns the best captain? Presumably they'll cpme back stronger. Oh dear

Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
Bobstan 17 April, 2019 18:26
LoL: Believe me; no amplification will be required.

Re: White ball 50 over side, 2019?
Streeter 17 April, 2019 18:41
The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain have a lot to answer for. They are rather marvellous though. The good the bad and the ugly is one of my favourites.
B
ack to cricket (!) having read a post informing me there was a live stream I tuned in just in time to see Mr. Banton take 20 from an over from Barber( I think) including a reversed 4 and 6. Maybe his time is coming. I was hugely impressed with his performance in the junior wc albeit against 18 yo's.

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