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Worcester play-off
Discussion started by cricketjerry-mouse , 09 May, 2019 22:59
Worcester play-off
cricketjerry-mouse 09 May, 2019 22:59
Worcester, who chased down 351 to win at Derbyshire on Monday, have named a 14-man squad for tomorrow`s play-off with Somerset.

They have added former skipper Daryl Mitchell, and quickies Charles Morris and Joshua Dell to the 11 on duty at Derby.

Squad: Wessels, Fell, Ferguson, Rhodes, D`Oliveira (c), Cox, Whitely, Barnard, Parnall, Brown, Morris, Mitchell, Tongue, Dell.

Somerset have also added three players to the 11 who won through to this round by beating Surrey on Tuesday - Dom Bess, Ben Green and Tim Groenewald.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/05/2019 18:46 by Grockle.

Re: Worcester play-off
Scrumper 09 May, 2019 23:20
I'm sure we'll stick with the same 11, but good to see Ben in the mix.

Re: Worcester play-off
Old Boy! 10 May, 2019 07:09
I'm sorry but on what basis could you pick Tim G at present? He is, I am sure a very good bloke - but I can't forget the 49th over against Gloucester - 3 wides outside the off stump and probably a fourth not given - 16 for the over when they only needed 17. Sorry but that is more than bad luck - it says to me I can't trust that guy to bowl to order.
Old Boy!

Re: Worcester play-off
Somerset LaLaLa 10 May, 2019 07:58
Not sure anyone would want to bowl in that situation

Re: Worcester play-off
nelliec 10 May, 2019 08:00
Is there a rain day tomorrow in the event of rain?

Re: Worcester play-off
cricketjerry-mouse 10 May, 2019 08:42
Sunny in Worcester as of now, but showers forecast all day. There is a rain day tomorrow, and in any case each side has to complete 20 overs in a play-off, not just 10, for there to be a match.


After that it is the dreaded bowl-out.

Re: Worcester play-off
Grockle 10 May, 2019 08:50
Pictures from the ground look a bit damp. Though no rain presently



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Re: Worcester play-off
Somerset LaLaLa 10 May, 2019 09:08
A look at the opposition, Worcs in 2019 -

CC2 Beat Leics away by innings and 18 runs, asked to bat
Mitchell, Rutherford & Cox centuries
Tongue and Morris taking 14 wickets between them

RLODC Beat Lancs away by 125 runs, decided to bat
Rutherford & Mitchell centuries

RLODC Lost to Leics away by 38 runs, asked to field
Whiteley century

RLODC Beat Durham at home by 4 wickets (DLS), decided to field

RLODC Beat Northants away by 20 runs, asked to bat
Rutherford century

RLODC Lost to Warks at home by 34 runs, asked to field

RLODC Beat Notts at home by 5 wickets, asked to field
Parnell 5 wickets

RLODC Beat Yorks at home by 150 runs, decided to bat
Rhodes century
Parnell 5 wickets

RLODC Beat Derbyshire away by 4 wickets, asked to field
Wessels & Ferguson centuries

So 2 losses in the cup (at home and away) and the sides winning the toss generally batted first. Plenty making centuries. Hopefully that will become 3 losses today

Re: Worcester play-off
Phantom 10 May, 2019 09:22
Quote:
nelliec
Is there a rain day tomorrow in the event of rain?

Yes, Saturday is a reserve day

Re: Worcester play-off
Phantom 10 May, 2019 09:27
Quote:
Old Boy!
I'm sorry but on what basis could you pick Tim G at present? He is, I am sure a very good bloke - but I can't forget the 49th over against Gloucester - 3 wides outside the off stump and probably a fourth not given - 16 for the over when they only needed 17. Sorry but that is more than bad luck - it says to me I can't trust that guy to bowl to order.
Old Boy!

Don't mean to be pedantic, but the 49th over went for 17th runs, as did the 47th over too.

47th over was 4,2,1,6,-,4 (17 off 6 balls)
49th over was 2,1,Wd,6,Wd,4,-,Wd,1 (17 off 9 balls)

Re: Worcester play-off
cricketjerry-mouse 10 May, 2019 09:33
Live stream from Worcester unlikely today.

Notice also that the ECB have only offered Test match grounds to Sky for live television this weekend. Middlesex v Lancashire today. And Hampshire v the winners at Southampton on Sunday.

How dare two non-Test staging counties reach the last six.

Re: Worcester play-off
cricketjerry-mouse 10 May, 2019 09:34
Worcestershire have won the toss and will field. Not the best of news in the light of the weather forecast.

Re: Worcester play-off
Grockle 10 May, 2019 09:52
It gets more 'Trumpian' every day. I think cricket fans are a bit more educated about the situation than a dumb electorate. We know the score.



(Sm72)

Re: Worcester play-off
Grockle 10 May, 2019 09:57
Seems there will be a live stream via the Match Centre link on the left of this page today.



(Sm72)

Re: Worcester play-off
Grockle 10 May, 2019 10:04
But presently there doesn't seem to be audio. Not sure if that will change



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Re: Worcester play-off
cricketjerry-mouse 10 May, 2019 10:11
Charles Morris, who opened the bowling for Worcester today, is yet another King`s College, Taunton, old boy. They certainly know how to produce county - and indeed England - cricketers.

Re: Worcester play-off
AGod 10 May, 2019 10:14
Given the reported (by the commentary) wet runups, one wonders whether Worcs' toss decision may prove ill-advised. A damp ball won't help them in the field. And nor would uncertain footing for their bowlers. I assume that things may dry out as the day progresses.

Re: Worcester play-off
Somerset LaLaLa 10 May, 2019 10:34
Worcs lost their 2 games fielding first, maybe the decision was DLS inspired? However, as CJM pointed out, they successfully chased down 351 this week

Re: Worcester play-off
Phrench Phil 10 May, 2019 10:35
[quote AGod]Given the reported (by the commentary) wet runups,
I can see from the feed (sawdust being applied) that the run ups are wet, but do not actually have commentary, nor could I get it on the BBC site earlier. Is it available anywhere or are you referring to the live (muted) feed?

Re: Worcester play-off
Somerset LaLaLa 10 May, 2019 10:45
BBC Hereford & Worcester

Re: Worcester play-off
Phrench Phil 10 May, 2019 11:03
Many Thanks Somerset LaLaLa.
I managed to tune in just in time to hear Azhar's wicket!

Re: Worcester play-off
Mike TA1 10 May, 2019 11:05
Live com. [www.bbc.co.uk]

Live feed [www.youtube.com]

Re: Worcester play-off
Phrench Phil 10 May, 2019 11:44
I don't want to speak too soon, but....

Re: Worcester play-off
AGod 10 May, 2019 11:49
At the moment the only possible red flag might be how easily Barnard has been dealt with ..... that might not be the bet portent for Lewis, because the two are very similar as bowlers.

Overall, this track doesn't seem to hold any great terrors. For Worcs field first decision to pay off, then the outfield may need to quicken a very great deal, because there doesn't seem to have been enough in the track to warrant it unless, perhaps, they fielded on the same basis that teams so often do at Taunton i.e. "If there's anything in the track at all, it will be first up."

If Tom B could go on to a big ton, then we could end with a very challenging score.

Re: Worcester play-off
Somerset LaLaLa 10 May, 2019 11:50
The earlier missed chances to get Tom Banton are proving costly now. Thanks Worcestershire

Re: Worcester play-off
AGod 10 May, 2019 11:56
With only one wicket down, but 29 overs having elapsed, I do wonder whether we should bother with the regular, Hildreth, Abell progression from here?

If the second wicket goes down with, say, only 15 overs or so to go, then I'd be tempted to send LG out there instead and, very possibly, to also promote Roelof ahead of the regular batsmen.

Re: Worcester play-off
Phrench Phil 10 May, 2019 12:02
Congratulations to Tom B on his Century, but also to the Worcestershire players for their generous applause.

Re: Worcester play-off
AGod 10 May, 2019 12:03
Great stuff, Tom Banton.

Re: Worcester play-off
Somerset LaLaLa 10 May, 2019 12:03
Are we looking at 350 territory? Derbyshire were 223/2 at 31.2

Re: Worcester play-off
cricketjerry-mouse 10 May, 2019 12:06
Is he the next Jos Buttler? And at just 20 years of age, it is frightening.

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