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Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
AGod 20 May, 2019 12:53
Personally, I'm afraid, Mikeindex, that we need stronger management in both of these instances. Regardless of how close Jason and Marcus might be, the latter must be treated similarly to any other batsman in his situation. And regardless of how much management might want James Hildreth to get picked for England, James needs to bat in the position that best suits Somerset, not the position that best suits his England ambitions.*

*James is already behind the eight-ball in that ambition, anyway, with Burns's ton in the most recent game, Sibley's six successive tons, Gary Ballance averaging 106 in CC1 this season (Hildreth about 26 or 27 after today's innings).

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
AGod 20 May, 2019 12:59
Commentators have been describing pronounced movement, all morning, Nailsea.

Let me put it this way: I sincerely hope that they are right and that your implication is wrong. Because if it's you that's right, then our current total would look most unpromising.

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
AGod 20 May, 2019 13:16
Per Brian Rose, track probably unlikely to improve until tomorrow afternoon.

So, if we get on with this, that would hopefully coincide with the start of our second innings.

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
Nailsea_Fizz 20 May, 2019 13:31
Pronounced movement or doing all sorts ?. Davey coping well so far.

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
AGod 20 May, 2019 13:42
Same thing, especially when one factors in that they’ve also talked about uneven bounce.

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
Rod1883 20 May, 2019 13:52
One measly batting point!
Oh well, if it wasn't for Mr Extra's it could have been far worse.
Let's see how poor, or good, our batting was when they have a go.

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
geordie moonraker 20 May, 2019 14:23
Was the run out Tom's brilliance or stupid calling?

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
AGod 20 May, 2019 14:32
Idiocy from the batsmen from the sounds. The run out was effected by a lob to the bowler, not a throw down of the stumps, which shows you far away he was from making his ground.

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
AGod 20 May, 2019 14:49
Need shot of Sibley, and soon.

They’re already saying track looking less green.

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
Nailsea_Fizz 20 May, 2019 14:59
For those not watching, Rhodes called for a single hesitated, realised that Sibley was too far down and IMHO sacrificed his wicket. He was never near making his ground.

As for the pitch, plenty of movement still quite a few play and miss still. Warwickshire not going so hard at the ball.

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
Grockle 20 May, 2019 15:26
Hosey is in... Nothing to prove here then.



(Sm72)

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
Phrench Phil 20 May, 2019 15:31
And nor did he.

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
AGod 20 May, 2019 15:32
Not a lot proven, three for Craig.

Hannon-Dalby with the wickets for them. H-D a giant.

And our tallest man with the wickets for us, thus far.

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
AGod 20 May, 2019 16:05
I see Ajinka Rahane has suddenly popped up in Newport for Hants today. I assume he can’t be parachuted in for Saturday?

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
Mike K 20 May, 2019 16:09
Sibley out!!! Great catch by Craig.

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
AGod 20 May, 2019 18:04
Well, from here, I'd hope to get out with a Warks first innings total of no worse than 150-160 from our point of view (even allowing for things possibly being a bit flatter even early on tomorrow, plus our having an older ball). If that's the case we'll have a first innings lead of 50 or so and Brian Rose seemed to think there was a good chance that the track may flatten somewhat in the afternoon, so the timing would more or less fit.

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
Somerset LaLaLa 20 May, 2019 18:14
Not for the faint hearted, but at the end 209 looks a good score. Clearly we've got the message to finish this game as soon as possible and get on with the next one / week off. Extras looks to be a good signing. 15 was the cursed number for us, 26 for Warks (hopefully not many more tomorrow). Never mind chatter on Marcus, I believe Adam Hose shouldn't have been selected. And a big shout to Tim for getting the vital wicket of Dom Sibley

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
Somerset LaLaLa 20 May, 2019 18:23
Quote:
AGod
I see Ajinka Rahane has suddenly popped up in Newport for Hants today. I assume he can’t be parachuted in for Saturday?

This post has dampened things a little, will he play on Saturday? Aiden Markram was particularly good/annoying at Taunton with the top score and I presume he is on South Africa world cup duties

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
AGod 20 May, 2019 18:39
I thought that somebody said that there was a rule where the overseas player can't be parachuted in for the final?

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
Cric_chilla 20 May, 2019 18:49
Long time observer, first time contributor.

Ref rehane’s eligibility, the ECB rules are below:

3.5
In order to be eligible to represent a County in a match in the Finals Stage of the Vitality Blast and/or the Finals Stage of the Royal London One- Day Cup an Unqualified Cricketer must have been:
(a)
registered by that County and played in at least one match for that County in the Group Stages of the relevant Competition; and/or
(b)
registered by that County and named in that County’s squad for an abandoned match in the Group Stages of the relevant Competition; and/or
(c)
registered by that County for a match in the Group Stages of the relevant Competition and obtained a medical certificate to confirm that he was unfit to play in that match.

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
cricketjerry-mouse 20 May, 2019 18:59
Of the eight batters out caught today, all eight were held behind the wicket. Tells you all you want to know about Somerset preparing a results wicket.

Only two batsmen looked at all comfortable - Steve Davies, who played just the right hand in ushering Lewis Gregory, Josh Davey and Co. to a fighting total on a pig of a wicket, and Dominic Sibley, who showed the stickability that has brought him so many centuries in recent matches.

All credit to Tim Groenewald for extracting him - the day`s key wicket..

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
Cleavo 20 May, 2019 19:26
CJM yes every credit to Tim Groenewald for getting rid of Sibley, but the catch from Craig Overton was outstanding.

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
Somerset LaLaLa 20 May, 2019 19:27
Thanks Cric_chilla, for once the ECB rules seem sensible. South Africa are playing Friday, so that should rule Markram out

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
Mike TA1 20 May, 2019 19:31
Somerset v Warwickshire 1st day photos.

It was no surprise the toss was uncontested because Warwickshire wanted Somerset to bat on a very green pitch.

We managed to reach 200 to get a batting point, it didn't look likely earlier.

https://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2019%20Somerset%20Cricket%20Photos/Specsavers%20County%20Championship%202019/Somerset%20v%20Warwickshire%20starting%2020th%20May%202019/Azhar%20Ali%20bld%20Liam%20Norwell.jpg

Both openers scored a total of 20 runs, I was hoping one of the openers would score a few runs, Azhar Ali reach 15 when he was bowled by Liam Norwell.

https://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2019%20Somerset%20Cricket%20Photos/Specsavers%20County%20Championship%202019/Somerset%20v%20Warwickshire%20starting%2020th%20May%202019/Craig%20Overton%20bld%20Liam%20Norwell.jpg

Craig Overton reach the same score when he was also bowled by Liam Norwell.

https://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2019%20Somerset%20Cricket%20Photos/Specsavers%20County%20Championship%202019/Somerset%20v%20Warwickshire%20starting%2020th%20May%202019/Jack%20Leach%20ct%20Liam%20Banks%20bld%20Oliver%20Hannon-Dalby.jpg

Jack Leach didn't bother the scorers when was caught by Liam Banks bowled by Oliver Hannon-Dalby.

https://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2019%20Somerset%20Cricket%20Photos/Specsavers%20County%20Championship%202019/Somerset%20v%20Warwickshire%20starting%2020th%20May%202019/Dominic%20Sibley.jpg

Dominic Sibley found this ball not to his liking.

https://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2019%20Somerset%20Cricket%20Photos/Specsavers%20County%20Championship%202019/Somerset%20v%20Warwickshire%20starting%2020th%20May%202019/Adam%20Hose%20lbw%20Craig%20Overton.jpg

Ex Somerset player Adam Hose didn't last long when Craig Overton got him out lbw.

Not many photos today, I had a fielder in my way for parts on today's play.

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
Bobstan 20 May, 2019 21:05
I was only able to get the score a few times today, but at one point in our innings I had the thought that Bradman might have seriously considered declaring to get the opposition batting in the difficult conditions.

In the end it was probably as well that Abell was captain rather than The Don.

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
Scrumper 20 May, 2019 23:18
First umpires and now groundsmen denying us from watching cricket. This will be over by Wednesday lunchtime. I don't know why I bother.

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
Roger ivanhoe 21 May, 2019 08:20
On this occasion Scrumper I would be happy forgo 1 day days cricket, providing we get two wins this week.

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
AGod 21 May, 2019 08:43
Bobstan - Justin Langer, too.....

However, perhaps not on this occasion. At Lord’s it was obvious that the track would rapidly lose moisture. Here, Brian Rose said on commentary, after lunch, that he thought conditions wouldn’t change until the pm of day two.

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
Shepton Paul 2 21 May, 2019 08:48
In which case, assuming we take the remaining wickets fairly soon this morning and get some sort of lead, do Somerset take the five-an-over policy of the first innings, or a more measured approach to try to build a significant lead of 300+?

Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
AGod 21 May, 2019 09:14
I’d build. But I suspect Somerset, with one or two exceptions (Azhar, Tom) will try to blaze away and end the match ASAP

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