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Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Following on 28 May, 2019 12:10
As an avid supporter I felt utter delight on Somerset winning. That it was one of the few games that didn't shred my nerves, I am grateful! But the obvious joy shown by the players made the occasion so much sweeter. Tom lifted the trophy, but thereafter it seemed to become the personal property of Pete Trego, just about every photo I have seen, he is holding it aloft. After ten runners up medals I am so pleased he now has a winners medal.

How fitting that Hildy hit the winning runs, it just seemed right.

With luck the "young guns" will have many more days like Saturday, but it was fantastic that
it happened while we still have Pete!

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
AGod 28 May, 2019 12:13
Yes, I said at the interval, that I would have liked it had Pete made the majority of the runs needed. He didn't, but showed well enough, and was clearly delighted with the outcome, anyway.

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Mike TA1 28 May, 2019 15:05
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My first close look at the cup, Somerset not on the cup yet.

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Grockle 28 May, 2019 17:15
It's a real nice design. Like it a lot.



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Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Clarence Parker 29 May, 2019 08:59
An excellent display by the whole team on Saturday, which I enjoyed from the comfort of my home.

MOTM was a difficult choice, and it would have been deserving for either James Hildreth or Tom Banton to have been so rewarded, but only one player can win it, so well done to Jamie Overton.

I am unclear (and will probably never know) why both Jamie and Craig Overton in their post match interviews said exactly the same thing - that it had been "a difficult few weeks for Jamie" - obviously the time coinciding with his loan deal to Northants.

I was also impressed with the interviews with both Pete Trego and Tom Abell. Pete always looks comfortable behind a microphone, no doubt in view of his experience of presenting some programmes on an obscure TV channel, which I have to confess never having tuned into. Tom was calm and dignified, and in paying tribute to our opponents said that it was always sad that one side had to lose. Somerset supporters know that feeling only too well of course, but it was pleasing to hear our captain acknowledge that to the public, without drawing too much attention to our record of being placed second so many times.

The season continues and we have much to look forward to, whether in actual attendance or via the media.

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
AGod 29 May, 2019 12:27
I think it’s fairly obvious, CP, that Jamie hated being sent out on loan.

However, I also think that Saturday was, by far, his best performance of the white ball campaign. So, with hindsight, he might reflect that first-team bowling at Northants was actually better prep for him than second team cricket with Somerset would have been.

Of course, he would have preferred first team cricket with Somerset but no player that isn’t of proven international class can expect to simply walk back into a winning side (winning in red ball games, I mean).

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Clarence Parker 29 May, 2019 12:49
I think it’s fairly obvious, CP, that Jamie hated being sent out on loan.

It is pretty obvious to me that he did not have to agree to go; he has a contract with Somerset and could have stayed to fight for his place in red ball cricket.

Do you think that Dom Bess would have said the same as the Overtons? No IMO, he is knuckling down and making the most of it with no doubt a decision to be made in the weeks/ months ahead.

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
That Bloke With The Dog 29 May, 2019 15:31
Players get more benefit out of a "difficult" few weeks than comfortable ones.

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Mike TA1 29 May, 2019 15:31
A quickly arrange public gathering for the public before the lock-down on Friday.

Following the formal media call, a public event will take place in St James Street Car Park (16:30 - 18:00) with the full squad in attendance.

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Grockle 29 May, 2019 15:38
But then again there is that little niggling bias that creeps in with the name 'Overton' Clarence.

You think young professionals can dictate where they go and what they do as far as the club is concerned? They nay have been involved in the discussions or not. I don't know... do you?

Where is your evidence that Jamie's response was not the same as Dom's?

There is nothing in any of the reports that I have seen that says 'the Overton's' complained about the situation to management or were awkward about it in any way.

I am sure that both players would have rather fought for their place in Taunton. I'm sure they were both disappointed not to be there and although I think they may both see it differently after Saturday both of them may have had a hard time adapting to different environments.

The fact that one said it was difficult and the other didn't gives you very little to criticise character on. But give you an Overton 'inch' and you usually make the most of it.

Seems to have been the right decision for both and with luck we'll see the effect in Dom very soon as well.



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Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
AGod 29 May, 2019 16:43
Clarence - regardless of JO’s true wishes, it may have been communicated to him by AH/JK (more likely implied than stated outright) that a dim view would be taken of any refusal by a player to go out on loan. In which case? Sure, he wasn’t being forced at gun-point, but...

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Clarence Parker 29 May, 2019 18:02
I am sure that his Agent would have had some involvement in any discussions with Messrs. Hurry and Kerr - that is what they are paid for.

He's coming back, but I am not sure that 3 weeks away at Northampton will have improved his bowling one jot.

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Annunziata 29 May, 2019 20:55
Dom bowled well yesterday with little luck.



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Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Grockle 29 May, 2019 20:56
Really? Man of the Match in a national final for 3 wickets with a number of good batting performances?

You did see that it seems though after that post I'd suggest that your congratulations may very well be a little thin on true substance.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 29/05/2019 21:04 by Grockle.

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Somerset LaLaLa 30 May, 2019 00:02
Nice picture on twitter of Azhar Ali and Sir Viv. Apparently Viv only player to score a century for Somerset in Lords final. If only he could make the celebration evening at Taunton...

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Phantom 30 May, 2019 10:29
Quote:
Mike TA1
A quickly arrange public gathering for the public before the lock-down on Friday.
Following the formal media call, a public event will take place in St James Street Car Park (16:30 - 18:00) with the full squad in attendance.

What is this gathering for?

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Grockle 30 May, 2019 10:33
To celebrate the ODI win Mike



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Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Mike TA1 31 May, 2019 20:46
Royal London Cup Final media and public celebrations

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We started off with question from the media.
L/R James Hildreth, Jason Kerr and Tom Abell.

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The playing squad and coaches lining up ready to go on stage.

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Trying to fit them all on stage, the captain last to enter so he could hold the cup up.

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Much to the delight of a large crowd, Tom holds the cup up to a loud cheer.

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Jamie Overton signing a fans bat.

Then all the players mingled with the crowd that included most if not all of the second XI players.

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Azhar Ali signing a tee shirt and George Bartlett signing something.

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This time it is Craig Overton turn to do autograph signing, and George is still doing his bit.

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And finally we have Jack Leach demonstrating his big hitting skills to Max Waller.

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Loyal of Lhasa 01 June, 2019 11:36
Am I right in understanding from the photos (for which many thanks, Mike) that Cove writes with his right hand but Jove with his left?



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Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Roger ivanhoe 01 June, 2019 14:08
Is that Jamie Overton, looks more like V.D.M.

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Mike TA1 01 June, 2019 14:35
Could well be Roger, looking at the back of the head hair style.

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Roger ivanhoe 01 June, 2019 14:45
Mike, and the red band on the hand.

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
mikeindex 01 June, 2019 20:16
Identical twins with mirror-image handedness is a well-known phenomenon (I knew a pair at school, incidentally).
However it does seem unlikely that Jamie could bowl at such pace with his right arm if he were left-handed. (Jack Leach's throwing arm is hardly a comparison).
Actually, to my eyes at least, the hair in the pic in question looks too dark for either Jamie or Roley - though the last signature on the bat looks vaguely like R...Merwe and the shot suggests he may have been lifting his pen after signing, so probably RvdM and the hair colour is a trick of the light.
Either that or Mike got the picture the wrong way round, which is surely inconceivable.

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