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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Finishing in Style? Hampshire Away
Grockle 08 July, 2020 14:19
One thing that is not different is that I am sure no one in the fantasy world can understand why James Hokdreth has no international honours either



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Finishing in Style? Hampshire Away
Grockle 08 July, 2020 16:11
A hundred for Lewis and a 50 for Craig as Somerset break the 500 barrier just before the Tea interval. Tom declares at 504 - just to make the point to Hampshire. There's not a lot of time to have a go so nothing happens before the break but Hampshire need 505 to make a game of this.



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Finishing in Style? Hampshire Away
Grockle 08 July, 2020 18:57
The seamers need to get moving on this stretch because Dawson has shown there is little in it for spinners.

Well unless your name is Jack Leach!!

Needing 505 for a second innings from us, Jack takes out 4 for 18 and Hampshire finish the day on 82 for 6

IF we do not see a hundred from a couple of tail enders tomorrow and therefore Hampshire fall short of 356, I WILL enforce the follow on on your behalf and let them try and save this one.



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Finishing in Style? Hampshire Away
Grockle 09 July, 2020 13:28
Jack Leach 5 for 31.

Barker and Wood refuse to go quietly and put on 75 but Hampshire fall 160 short of the follow on all out for 195.

Tom invites them to bat again after Lunch.



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Finishing in Style? Hampshire Away
Grockle 09 July, 2020 16:58
Up until Tea Hampshire have a couple of decent partnerships. Alsop and Soames put together 48 before they both go around the same score. Then Vince and Rahane add 58 with little happening as the wicket seems to have flattened out.

106 for 2 at Tea on Day 3



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Finishing in Style? Hampshire Away
Grockle 09 July, 2020 19:24
Well we go into Day 4 thanks to Hampshire's fighting spirit in the form of Rahane's 50 and 43 from Vince. BUT they have lost 4 wickets while that happened as Rossouw and Northeast get nowhere and Josh and Jack keep to the task

194 for 6 needing 116 for us to bat again and a whole day to survive or manufacture something better.


We have a driving seat perch going into another Day 4



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Finishing in Style? Hampshire Away
Grockle 10 July, 2020 13:26
So.... if I was in Hamilton in September 2020 considering whether to come home to see the last match in the CC1 at Taunton, would I fly if Somerset were already the Champions coming into a home game against Essex on the back of an innings and 72 run victory over Hampshire would I come home? Yeah probably

115 behind, Dawson and Rahane hold out some hope but the Overton's put that to bed in the first hour and Jamie destroys Wood's wicket at 237 to finish the game and win by an innings and 72 runs.

Hampshire were gone in this match at the end of Day 1. That has happened so many times in this fantasy season. Somerset's consistency has been constant throughout this fictitious campaign and has been something we have complained about for decades.

Man of the Match James Hildreth for his 150 plus Lewis and Jack also contributed but the rest of the side supported in so many ways.

Somerset 257 points. Yorkshire (178 points) lost so they are gone as well. Notts may pass them as they have passed Essex into third on 173. Even if the ECB imposed the whole 24 points we would be the champions by a mile.

So Essex at home next week.



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Finishing in Style? Hampshire Away
Somerset LaLaLa 10 July, 2020 13:42
The second match not to follow the actual results of 2019 and it feels nice that we have got decisively past Hampshire.

Now to the homecoming with presentation of the trophy by Tom Harrison.

My dream team for Essex is borrowed from the predictions of wsm Fan for 1st August in reality world:

Eddie Abell George Hildy Davies Green Lammonby RVDM Jamie Davey Brooks

Abell back as opener, no Azhar and no 3 spin option. vdM for me as I believe he took the final wicket against Yorkshire that made us champions.

Grockle - please confirm the availability of Green and Lammonby?

This will lead in nicely to the start of the season...

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Finishing in Style? Hampshire Away
Grockle 10 July, 2020 13:45
I was going more for a

Eddie, Tom B, George, James, Tom A, Steve, Lewis, Dom, Craig, Jamie, Jack myself

I think both Tom L and Ben G are available but I'll have a look



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 Finishing in Style? Hampshire Away
Grockle 10 July, 2020 13:56
Yep. Both available. Tom has no CC1 stats at all (it's the 2019 version) and Ben has an economy rate of 2.7 and a wicket every 17 balls (his record only registers 1 wicket(.

Other fantasy news.

Hampshire went on to win the Blast!.
They beat Worcestershire by 98 runs in the semi final. Liam Dawkins took 5 for 9 in 11 balls!!!!!

Hants 154 Worcs all out for 52 - what a disaster at Finals Day.

Lancashire won the other semi beating Warwickshire by 52 runs with Bailey taking 5 for 44

In the Final Hampshire scored 201 for 5 and then bowled Lancs out for 173. Jos got a fist ball duck opening!!



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