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Re: FAKE 2020 Kent the Return CC1
Grockle 17 May, 2020 17:29
Well its Essex next so we could crash although we have pretty effectively killed Surrey Warwickshire and Kent without almost breaking sweat.

The difference has been having a batting line-up that has shown up - not something that happened all that often in 2019 where bowlers saved our bacon.

Hitting first innings scores of 300 upwards also helps with those extra bonus points.

It is fantasy however and Essex may be our nemesis



(Sm72)

Re: FAKE 2020 Kent the Return CC1
Farmer White 17 May, 2020 22:10
Mike

Do not fret yet. After the corresponding game last year we were 26 points clear at the top of the table. In retrospect, it was something of a false position. I have checked the end of my report on that match. This is what I found:

It [the 26-point lead] does though need to be set in the context of all six of Somerset’s matches played so far this season. All six have been played against the bottom four clubs, even though the position of those clubs will in part be due to them having played Somerset. Those in the three places immediately below Somerset in the table have yet to be played and matches against them will constitute six of Somerset’s eight remaining matches. Those six matches may present tougher challenges than most of those already played. Of 14 defeats in the first division this year, 12 have been suffered by the bottom four clubs. The top four clubs have suffered only two defeats between them, and both have been against other clubs in the top four. The task of overcoming the stronger teams in the division begins in one week’s time against the 2017 County Champions now reinforced by the full-time availability of Sir Alistair Cook. That match will provide a crucial pointer to whether or not Somerset supporters can begin to turn the hopes of a lifetime into anticipation of an event of a lifetime.

And the rest, as they say, was history. And so, await the Essex match, but, if we win it ... then fret.

Farmer

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