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Re: FAKE2020 CC1 Yorkshire and the fate of the Fantasy?
Somerset LaLaLa 14 June, 2020 08:11
Yes, the April 2019 game was the only time we played 4 main bowlers last season. The computer tends to throw out quite good pitch conditions, I don't think it's given the pitch inspectors much to do.

In order of date, we played the following combinations of spinners last year:

No spinners - 1
Leach - 6
Leach & Bess - 2
Bess - 1
Bess & vdM - 3
Leach, Bess & vdM - 1

Leach played 9, Bess 7, vdM 4

Re: FAKE2020 CC1 Yorkshire and the fate of the Fantasy?
Grockle 14 June, 2020 11:31
So if you want vdM do you also want Banton coz that means dropping Davies or move him up the order



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Re: FAKE2020 CC1 Yorkshire and the fate of the Fantasy?
nelliec 14 June, 2020 11:39
Maybe we stick Far one more game but personally would swap Davies for Banton

Re: FAKE2020 CC1 Yorkshire and the fate of the Fantasy?
Farmer White 14 June, 2020 12:49
My thought was a simple replacement of Leach with vdM but as you say a lot of discussion so I may have miscalcukated somewhere along the way. My team would be:

Azhar
Byrom
Bartlett
Hildreth
Abell
Davies
Gregory
van der Merwe
Bess
Craig O
Jamie O

Farmer (signature not 12th man!).

Re: FAKE2020 CC1 Yorkshire and the fate of the Fantasy?
nelliec 14 June, 2020 12:57
Go with farmer Grockle and we can reassess the batting afterwards

Re: FAKE2020 CC1 Yorkshire and the fate of the Fantasy?
Grockle 14 June, 2020 15:28
Personally I would certainly go with Davirs ref the gloves but Banton is sitting there in terms of batting potential going 'really'?

However, we have to be aware that we are viewing a 2019 engine with a 2020 perception of Tom's ability. He hasn't done the stuff we've seen in our reality in the Fantasyland



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 14/06/2020 16:02 by Grockle.

Re: FAKE2020 CC1 Yorkshire and the fate of the Fantasy?
Grockle 14 June, 2020 16:08
I've gone with only Cove coming in for Brooks.

Yorkshire are; Fraine, Lyth, Beauchamp, Root, Bairstow, K'Cadmore, Willey, Rashid, Maharaj, Pillans Coad

STRONG side.



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Re: FAKE2020 CC1 Yorkshire and the fate of the Fantasy?
Grockle 14 June, 2020 16:09
We've lost the toss and will bowl.



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Re: FAKE2020 CC1The Big One? Yorkshire @ Headingley
Grockle 15 June, 2020 15:13
Fraine Lyth and Root before lunch but Beauchamp is looking ominous and Bairstow is waiting in the wings. The wicket isn't giving much to the spinners yet but Rashid and Maharaj are waiting in the wings. 124 for 3 at lunch.



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Re: FAKE2020 CC1The Big One? Yorkshire @ Headingley
Somerset LaLaLa 15 June, 2020 17:27
Early days, but we should as always wait to see how the Somerset first innings score compares.

Our only loss (against Essex) was following a spectacular second innings collapse 85/10.

The draw was when we let Surrey get too many first innings runs.

Re: FAKE2020 CC1The Big One? Yorkshire @ Headingley
Grockle 15 June, 2020 18:07
261 for 5 at Tea with Bairstow over 50 (in 59 balls with 8 fours) and Willey not looking in too much trouble. Could be an over 400 run day. Depends on how many wickets we can get in the third session.



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Re: FAKE2020 CC1The Big One? Yorkshire @ Headingley
Grockle 15 June, 2020 19:13
397 for 8 at stumps with RvdM taking out Rashid 5 balls before the end of the day. Maharaj 51. Somerset will be chasing something around 400 to get to par.



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Re: FAKE2020 CC1The Big One? Yorkshire @ Headingley
Grockle 16 June, 2020 15:43
Pillans and Coad help Maharaj take the score beyond 400.... well beyond 400. Beyond 450 before they finally go. Big ask for the Somerset front end with a period before lunch and Notts introducing spinners early. We got very little from this pitch. Will Maharaj and Rashid get more?



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Re: FAKE2020 CC1The Big One? Yorkshire @ Headingley
nelliec 16 June, 2020 15:49
What we’d do for the extra batsman now

Re: FAKE2020 CC1The Big One? Yorkshire @ Headingley
Grockle 16 June, 2020 16:47
Well 35 for 0 at lunch



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Re: FAKE2020 CC1The Big One? Yorkshire @ Headingley
Farmer White 16 June, 2020 17:17
A test for the fantasy team. If the programme thinks like a human selection panel Yorkshire selecting two spinners suggests the pitch is expected to turn, or at least be flat. A crucial toss perhaps. If Somerset's fantasy team is to win the fantasy Championship it will need to show it can battle hard in adverse circumstances such as these. Keep calm and bat on.

Farmer

Re: FAKE2020 CC1The Big One? Yorkshire @ Headingley
Somerset LaLaLa 16 June, 2020 19:54
We've scored over 300 first innings for most of our matches in this fantasy competition and got one of our strongest batting line-ups here

Re: FAKE2020 CC1The Big One? Yorkshire @ Headingley
Grockle 16 June, 2020 20:51
150 for 3 at Tea. 3 LBWs to Maharaj!!



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Re: FAKE2020 CC1The Big One? Yorkshire @ Headingley
nelliec 17 June, 2020 14:42
Virtual reality stopped play Grockle. Hopefully in this fantasy world you'll have to restate the game and we win the toss (Sm128)

Re: FAKE2020 CC1The Big One? Yorkshire @ Headingley
Somerset LaLaLa 17 June, 2020 16:38
Well we avoided the follow-on, and 99 runs behind, as said in the match report it's great to have the Overtons as the last pair. Happy to take the draw, if only to deviate from the loss we suffered last year

Re: FAKE2020 CC1The Big One? Yorkshire @ Headingley
nelliec 17 June, 2020 16:56
Not a bad tail S-L-L-L.Just need Gregory to fire with the bat again.

Re: FAKE2020 CC1The Big One? Yorkshire @ Headingley
Grockle 17 June, 2020 20:29
Jamie is LBW for 43 at 372, a lead of 84 after a 10th wicket partnership of 76.

1 hour and 34 minutes before Tea. 3 wickets down before that for 81.

All out for 198 3 overs before the end of play.

3 for 0 at the end of the day. 274 on Day 4 or 10 wickets. Good game?

Bess 4, RvdM 3.... spin wins again.

Maharaj could win this game.......



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Re: FAKE2020 CC1The Big One? Yorkshire @ Headingley
Shepton Paul 2 18 June, 2020 09:52
Good game! I fear we've bowled them out too quickly...

Re: FAKE2020 CC1The Big One? Yorkshire @ Headingley
Grockle 18 June, 2020 11:04
Could be the case. It may be a 'hang on and hope' after Tea if we get that far.....

A Day is too long for 270 ish.

We will either win or lose this, the draw is pretty much gone.



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Re: FAKE2020 CC1The Big One? Yorkshire @ Headingley
Farmer White 18 June, 2020 11:15
Grockle

Has your computer not seen the weather? Can I suggest you put it outside until it calls the thing off because of the rain? That would at least keep the fantasy Championship alive as it would save Yorkshire from defeat.

Farmer

Re: FAKE2020 CC1The Big One? Yorkshire @ Headingley
Grockle 18 June, 2020 11:20
Not raining in the Yorkshire of Fantasyland it seems.



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Re: FAKE2020 CC1The Big One? Yorkshire @ Headingley
Grockle 18 June, 2020 13:11
And at 91 for 3 at lunch you have to say that Yorkshire are in the driving seat at the moment!! James and Tom hold the key!!



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Re: FAKE2020 CC1The Big One? Yorkshire @ Headingley
Farmer White 18 June, 2020 13:20
And Gregory if he could reproduce one of those innings in which he took Maharaj apart, and last year drove him out of the attack.

Farmer

Re: FAKE2020 CC1The Big One? Yorkshire @ Headingley
Somerset LaLaLa 18 June, 2020 13:32
Will you get the option later on to bat it out for the draw? Sky won't mind

Re: FAKE2020 CC1The Big One? Yorkshire @ Headingley
Grockle 18 June, 2020 17:09
Well James nearly plays the innings to win it and then loses his wicket for 65 3 minutes before Tea to possibly lose it. 202 for 5 with Steve Davies on 44 and Lewis without a run. No one has gone on any distance from a 50 and the spinners keep getting bits of movement etc. 75 to win.......



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