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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Yorkshire @ Taunton Fantasy beyond Reality?
Grockle 01 July, 2020 15:28
George doesn't get to 100 either. But he does get to 95 before that man Olivier bowls him. Lewis only adds 19 but Steve Davies is going through the gears.

COve is chosen before RvdM - probably to be a more stable partner for the keeper? He also doesn't last all that long before he goes for 13. BUT Steve is accumulating runs and passes 50. RvdM takes the long handle - bad move before Tea as he is out hooking.

Nevertheless, Somerset go into Tea at 393 for 8 (248 ahead) and there are still JOve and Josh to come so there still might be a few runs to come.



(Sm72)

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Yorkshire @ Taunton Fantasy beyond Reality?
Grockle 01 July, 2020 17:49
After Tea the Somerset tail are unwilling to go quietly. While Steve Davies looks for 3 figures, Jamie takes 35 at more than a run a ball before Josh Davey offers invaluable support that sees the home side to the end of the day with one wicket still required.

Somerset start Day 3 with a lead of 387 but with Steve Davies pretty close to 150. I think I'll let them have a go for that first thing in the morning and then let the bowlers loose.

Anyone not happy about that?



(Sm72)

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Yorkshire @ Taunton Fantasy beyond Reality?
Farmer White 01 July, 2020 18:52
139 runs for the last two wickets and one of them still to fall? Are Yorkshire just demoralised or are we on one of those classic Taunton pitches that flattens in the second half of the match? Thinking of that interminable innings by Vince to save a game at Taunton over the best part of two days in 2018 I do have a thought but no more than a thought.

The last wicket may fall and make all of this academic, but in case not I would declare after six overs in the morning. Take two off for between the innings, that leaves 88 overs in the day. If the match was still in play that would mean eight overs with the second new ball before the close and having it still new enough for a second go with it on the last morning. It would be a bit like having three new balls in the course of 100 overs, two of them with fresh bowlers, which might help given we only have one spinner.

Given Davies is on 141, that may be about where you were thinking of declaring anyway, but I wouldn't let it drag on beyond six overs. Let's assume nothing and maximise the new ball if needs be.

Farmer

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Yorkshire @ Taunton Fantasy beyond Reality?
Grockle 01 July, 2020 19:03
That's about it. I doubt Steve will make it to 150 but he had a big hand in winning the last one and we have the time. Even if the wicket has flattened out, I can't see Yorkshire batting for a little less than 2 days to create a draw or anything like a score to push us into a second innings. They would need close to 600 to create a meaningful target - don't think there is time for that.

Anyway, we will see. I doubt we will survive more than 6 overs and unless Josh hits out early and gets close to 50 as well there would be no point in keeping the innings going.

So about 11 hours of play to win the trophy I think!! Mikeindex did point out this possible conclusion at the start of this.

As I keep saying, I have done nothing to prompt this end result, the PC has created this scenario based on its game engine and the data.



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Yorkshire @ Taunton Fantasy beyond Reality?
Somerset LaLaLa 01 July, 2020 19:58
How many bonus points have we picked up? We must be very close to winning the title with just a draw.

One thought I've never had until recently, is of someone from Somerset taking the last wicket or making the winning run for us to take the title. The likelihood now is that will be from a bowler maybe tomorrow. Gregory, vdM, Cove, Jove or Davey. Perhaps Abell will bowl himself for the honours at the end?

But if the match goes to a draw, then the celebrations would be from gaining a bonus point against Hampshire away or maybe Yorkshire slipping up elsewhere.

However being Somerset fans, we need to be aware of all eventualities including Grockle's computer suffering a catastrophic failure caused by something emerging from north west London



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Yorkshire @ Taunton Fantasy beyond Reality?
Grockle 01 July, 2020 20:23
I think we have maximum bonus points for this match. I can't see us losing the title IF we win this game. I think we are some 39 points ahead now and Yorks losing here would not have a grwat effect on that while we would add another 20 odd with ONLY 2 games to go. It may have been the case that Yorkshire really had to win this one to stay in the race.



(Sm72)

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Yorkshire @ Taunton Fantasy beyond Reality?
Grockle 02 July, 2020 10:12
Steve Davies reaches his 150 before Josh is LBW for 28.

Somerset are all out for 547 - 402 ahead and a record 90 run 10th wicket partnership against Yorkshire home or away.

Yorkshire are batting 1 hour and 49 minutes before the lunch break on Day 3 with a mountain to climb to get the draw.



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Yorkshire @ Taunton Fantasy beyond Reality?
Grockle 02 July, 2020 13:57
Lunch at 97 for 3 is NOT what Yorkshire really wanted. Long way to 6pm tomorrow and I don't think they'll make it past 250. Somerset would then have a 55 ish point lead with 2 games to go.... It is theirs to take today really.



(Sm72)

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Yorkshire @ Taunton Fantasy beyond Reality?
Grockle 02 July, 2020 15:24
I think that is it as Yorkshire are bowled out for 183 half an hour before Tea on Day 3

http://v4admin.sportnetwork.net/upload/59/59_0_1593701969.jpg




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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Yorkshire @ Taunton Fantasy beyond Reality?
Somerset LaLaLa 02 July, 2020 15:45
Fantasy Champions 2020! The wait is over.

With 2 games to spare and on this occasion no spin twins. They'll be a few verses of blackbird sung this evening

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Yorkshire @ Taunton Fantasy beyond Reality?
Grockle 02 July, 2020 15:50
Spin twins back for Hampshire but I think that is it... even if the ECB invoked the 12 point penalty.



(Sm72)



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Yorkshire @ Taunton Fantasy beyond Reality?
Farmer White 02 July, 2020 18:03
Thank you Grockle for all your time and effort. A labour of love no doubt, but a labour nonetheless.

And please, no-one wake me up!

Farmer.

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Yorkshire @ Taunton Fantasy beyond Reality?
mikeindex 02 July, 2020 19:29
I knew it.

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Yorkshire @ Taunton Fantasy beyond Reality?
Grockle 03 July, 2020 08:12
You did. You predicted this at the start of this fantasy journey and we haven't just scraped in, we've smashed it!



(Sm72)

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Yorkshire @ Taunton Fantasy beyond Reality?
Grockle 03 July, 2020 08:14
It hasn't been much of an effort Farmer. Unfortunately there is no virtual open bus trip around Taunton. The next game is in Hampshire but I then assume we are at home for the last one.



(Sm72)

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Yorkshire @ Taunton Fantasy beyond Reality?
Clarence Parker 03 July, 2020 11:10
Well thank you for initiating it and following it through in good humour anyway.

My oft befuddled head has led me to dip into it from time to time, as opposed to reading every post, but I now understand why a cricket - loving neighbour of mine told me a few weeks ago that we had signed Carberry.

I suppose that's a thought for 2021 anyway.

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Yorkshire @ Taunton Fantasy beyond Reality?
Somerset LaLaLa 03 July, 2020 11:19
Cricket Captain 2021, there's a thought. We could run the season beforehand and see what is about to happen...

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Yorkshire @ Taunton Fantasy beyond Reality?
Grockle 03 July, 2020 12:08
I intend to update to 2020 now that this season has run I could run the 💯 for you if you fancy it!!.

I may let it run the 2020 season with the updated squad and see what the PC predicts It gave us little chance as a white ball side with the squad that won the RLOD Cup!! We didn't even get out of the group stages.



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Yorkshire @ Taunton Fantasy beyond Reality?
mikeindex 03 July, 2020 14:29
OK, all those in favour of Grockle running the 100?

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