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Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
Grizzzly 05 May, 2019 14:27
It’s all very odd.

When we played Kent a couple of weeks ago we were full of energy, our batting was forthright, purposeful, even intensive and we just looked like world beaters.

Today, the top six looked disinterested, the stroke selection was simply awful at times (Tom A.) and the atmosphere felt like a dead rubber end of season game, rather than one that is so important.

Hampshire bowled very well, particularly Crane and Dawson, but we just didn’t ‘turn up’.

A real shame in front of a large crowd,

Ah well, maybe Cove, Jove, Lewis and Josh will knock over Hants. for under 100 !

Grizzzly

Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
Scrumper 05 May, 2019 14:34
Jove on -2 now.

Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
Grockle 05 May, 2019 14:37
You've been watching for long enough to know there's not a lot that's odd about Somerset falling at a hurdle surely Grizzz. The odd bit was starting out of the gates at a full run wasn't it?

Isn't THIS the normality? Facing having to scrape into the knockout stage by the skin of our teeth if at all?



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Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
Nailsea_Fizz 05 May, 2019 14:48
Yes, very much par for the course. Sun out and Hampshire making hay in the power play.



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Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
AGod 05 May, 2019 14:48
Bowled tidily the first few, but they're accelerating now and we have naff all runs to play with, sadly.

Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
AGod 05 May, 2019 14:52
Davey getting absolutely clobbered here, and the paucity of our batting is being displayed in bold relief.

Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
Nailsea_Fizz 05 May, 2019 15:02
Does that mean we didn't get enough runs

Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
rodders 05 May, 2019 15:23
Four sixes already and we managed just one - at least zero extras but going down by a way here - at home ?? - is that not meant to be an advantage ??

Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
Grockle 05 May, 2019 15:48
I think you got the gist Nailsea. Not passing 250 and only batting for 40 overs may have also given it away. Ho hum.



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Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
Nailsea_Fizz 05 May, 2019 15:59
Home advantage makes very little difference if you are up against a good team. Their better players negate any advantage.and they find it very easy if we don't turn up.

Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
rodders 05 May, 2019 16:01
But NF we have the players - we just..........I give up !!

Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
Grockle 05 May, 2019 16:06
Don't give up Rodders. Keep up that positivity😎

It certainly gets harder when you see how good they can be and then almost immediately how bad.

But it's nothing particularly new though we have seen good performances that have won games I suppose rather than ones that made defeats more palatable which has happened in the past.



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Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
Scrumper 05 May, 2019 16:18
Oh well, if Glos, Msex and Kent win, I think we can still get through thanks to our run rate.

Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
Grockle 05 May, 2019 16:23
Babar Azam looks bloody good by the way so someone is going to give up their place from this side for him in the shorter format. 🤣🤣🤣



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Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
rodders 05 May, 2019 16:26
Yuk - disaster - get a grip players and coaches - need better than this abject surrender !

Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
Grockle 05 May, 2019 16:33
When a side wins with a six then it's been pretty emphatic. This one most certainly was. Ho hum



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Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
Sloop John B 05 May, 2019 16:42
Hants showed the way with two frontline spinners. Why no Jack, Dom or Max? Our batting was very poor and bowling not enough variation.

Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
AGod 05 May, 2019 16:58
Feel a bit sorry for Craig Overton, who I thought bowled very well.

For most of the rest? A loss with 111 balls left is a fairly fitting commentary on the calibre of this performance on what I thought looked a very good batting track.

Very poor, and got what we deserved as a unit.

Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
AGod 05 May, 2019 17:04
7 scores between 18 and 38 tells the story from our lot.

Maybe they sensed, early doors, how plum a batting track it was and put themselves under too much pressure to make a huge score?

From the way that the Hants innings went, I doubt we'd have defended 300 in 50 overs.. so if our guys were aiming for 320+ then that was probably a fair reading of this pitch..

Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
Somerset LaLaLa 05 May, 2019 17:52
Back home, an hour before the game should have ended. Not read the other comments yet...

This game was really over before Hants batted. They showed it was a batting pitch, so I'm not going to say anything about our bowlers or their selection. Jamie or Tim or Dom, the outcome would have been the same.

As for our batting, it was an exact repeat of the match against Glocs except that Lewis didn't get going. We made a brighter start today but no big scores.

The only difference was an almost full house and a terrific atmosphere. At least the fans turned up

Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
Mike TA1 05 May, 2019 19:57
The only thing you can say about today is “another bad day at the office”

We were out fielded out bowled and out batted.

After the first power play 10 overs I thought we were going to get a good score at 55 for 1, most batsmen made a start but didn't go on against good Hampshire bowling.


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Tom Banton had no answer to this ball from Kyle Abbot.

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Aiden Markram hitting 4 runs off the bowling of Azhar Ali.

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Aneurin Donald looked a good batsman, hitting 4 runs.

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Craig Overton beating Aiden Markram with a good ball.
In the early overs Somerset bowlers beat the bat several times with no luck.

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Another near miss this time from a Lewis Gregory ball, the ball passing from the bat between pads and stumps.

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James Hildreth sweeping the ball.

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This shot from Azhar Ali can only be discribe as BAD, edging the ball to Tom Alsop off the bowling of Gareth Berg.

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Peter Trego bowled by Liam Dawson.


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Peter Trego (4 runs) was one of the batsmen to make a start and not go on.

We are now in third place!

Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
Loyal of Lhasa 05 May, 2019 20:02
Should pads like that be allowed?



LoL

Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
Grockle 05 May, 2019 20:03
Love the Banton gritted teeth. Don't look behind you Tom!!



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Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
AGod 05 May, 2019 20:52
Mr Gibson said he intended to seek out Andy Hurry or Jason Kerr to enquire as to why we've been bowling Azhar Ali in the last couple of games, yet Jack L can't get a look in.

Should he have received one, I should be interested in the answer.

I think it was about 3 years ago that Leachy did play in this competition and did really rather well. Perhaps we think our batting so flaky that we have to have big hitters from one to eleven and that takes priority? What do folks think?

Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
Cleavo 05 May, 2019 21:03
Post match comments from Jason Kerr and on why Jack Leach hasn’t featured so far in competition. Not sure I agree with them to be honest.

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Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
Tom Seymour 05 May, 2019 21:07
Yeah, one or two posters back!

This performance was as predictable as night follows day.

We won 4 on the trot, and have now lost 3 on the trot - probably be 4 after playing Surrey on Tuesday.

The batting was never going to be strong enough right from the start of the campaign, so it has proved, and so it will continue to do. There is no consistency, we rarely get off to a good start and have to rely on a few spasmodic good scores from a couple of our batters when we are in luck. But look at the rest of the time.

I didn't see anything of today's match, but I am perturbed although not surprised by comments above this one to the effect that we not only played several rash and stupid shots, but the fact that we appeared to look disinterested and gave up.

As far as team selection and effort are concerned, the club's management have a lot to answer for.

These blokes are well - paid and professional sportsmen, whose role is to entertain the thousands who attend, and pay their membership subs.

They are failing us. It is all so predictable. And I have not mentioned the bowling!



A glass half - empty or a glass half - full?
Regardless, both glasses need filling up.

Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
Grockle 05 May, 2019 21:14
😁😁😴😴👍👍



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Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
Grockle 05 May, 2019 21:22
Someone tweeted in during the match about our 2 international spinners and Max.

Well if Max was ever going to be played in this format it would have happened a while ago one suggests. Not sure if it HAS become just an urban myth but it has always been the case put forward that Max doesn't have a long game.

Dom has been tried this season and didn't exactly rip up trees with bat or ball. There are a number worried about his bowling since the heady days of the England call up.

Jack? I can't remember Jack's white ball form myself but we could do worse than play him coz we'd still play Azhar and RvdM. Nothing ventured and all that



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Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
Loyal of Lhasa 05 May, 2019 21:40
For the record, Waller played in four matches in this competition as recently as last season, though he took only three wickets.



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Seventy-one Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: 2 homes wins for top spot starting with Hamps
wsm fan 05 May, 2019 21:42
Sadly what is equally as predictable as night follows day is Tom Seymour showing up with a typically negative post after a defeat after being AWOL during most of our first 4 wins.
Plus having admittedly not watched a single ball.

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