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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
AGod 01 August, 2020 10:48
No mention of him going to Surrey soon i.e next week etc in the story on the official site, so perhaps that part of the Daily Mail story was untrue.

But if it is true, then I think it's a mistake to play Jamie today, if that's what we are doing.

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
cricketjerry-mouse 01 August, 2020 10:48
Both Overtons playing against Glamorgan today. Somerset bat.

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Grockle 01 August, 2020 11:09
Lammonby and Byrom opening - has anyone got a commentary?



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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
cricketjerry-mouse 01 August, 2020 11:15
Glamorgan`s Australian seamer Michael Hogan, who is retiring this season at the age of 39, has 594 first-class wickets, but has never played at Taunton before.

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Grockle 01 August, 2020 11:41
According to twitter and the club website, Jamie is leaving at the end of the season. No mention of a loan arrangement.



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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Grockle 01 August, 2020 11:50
Seems that the BBC radio commentary is on live events 3 - no answer on whether the plan is to sync it in.

Decent sync from Tune In with YouTube on the TV and Tune In on the phone



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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
AGod 01 August, 2020 12:49
Poor giveaway from Hildreth.

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Grockle 01 August, 2020 13:24
Lockdown issue!

Because I have had time, I have re-arranged all my audio so it works with all sections of my media in the house from one source.

The problem that may have is that if you don't switch on the unit that controls all that (not something I've had to do before) then you get no audio... hence no commentary at Bicknoller Towers.

Oh dear - senior moment



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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Des Platt 01 August, 2020 13:36
Not as senior as me Grockle. I haven’t a clue what you mean! I’m just about hanging in there with technology.

Re-your earlier point that “we’ve coped without Jamie before“, how many games did he actually play last year in the County Championship? We didn’t do too badly last year.

Off to watch a bit of league Cricket now. Unfortunately 45 overs each for the shortened season rather than timed cricket we normally have on Sats.

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
AGod 01 August, 2020 13:45
Jamie played in 8 games, Des, in 2019, as he had done in 2018.

So he's played 16 of the past 28 games... this is slightly more than I would have guessed, tbh.

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Grockle 01 August, 2020 14:09
Yes he's been more sorted since the Worcestershire away game of a season and a half ago I think.

Got to hope that the earlier inconsistent fitness records are organised now. There are questions about whether he sees the clock ticking and thinks he needs all the advantages he can get on his side for England consideration.

He seems to have been in squads for consideration quite a lot but has yet to break through into the final groups and onto the pitch. This may be a move to change that he believes - 'new challenges'. Hope so even though it won't be as a Somerset player.

The shame will be if that does not happen and he continues his career as a 'good county professional' with another county rather than us.

He may not be the last. The same consideration may be working its way through Dom Bess' mind and Craig Overton I would expect.

From a one day basis Tom Banton has to consider his white ball career at a county that will not be involved in the 'premier' white ball competition of the country as it is presently formatted. Though that may change one hopes given the mess of this year.



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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
AGod 01 August, 2020 15:59
Well, fair play to Lammonby, who looked promising.

Otherwise, the usual, generally unimpressive batting display today, though it should be said that De Lange was a handful.

The fact that Glamorgan have an utterly hapless slip fielder has helped.

Before somebody says "Glamorgan haven't batted yet," I'm aware of this... and since we are a strong bowling side, and Glamorgan an indifferent batting one, we may very well emerge with a first-innings lead..... but that doesn't actually change the assessment of a not terribly clever batting performance by us (there's nowt wrong with the actual pitch).

Also..... there's some poor thinking in there, in that Roelof was sent in in a place in the batting order which he hasn't done anything to justify for the past three years.... they seem stuck on the idea that he's an all-rounder but, in red-ball cricket, he is very definitely not.

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Loyal of Lhasa 01 August, 2020 17:11
As if one needed a reminder of the joys of supporting Somerset - 99 exhilarating runs (so far) for the last two weeks. Wonderful stuff!



LoL

Seventy-two Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Grockle 01 August, 2020 17:15
You mean wickets LoL?



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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
AGod 01 August, 2020 17:16
Extremely effective and entertaining from Jack Brooks - good for him.

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
AGod 01 August, 2020 17:17
Has Boycott infiltrated our ranks, LoL?

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
AGod 01 August, 2020 17:22
Great work from the club to now be able to cover catches (or drops) in the outfield. Excellent.

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Grockle 01 August, 2020 17:22
Glamorgan drop Brooks on 45 as Rashid takes Curtis Campher against Ireland. What great fun at Taunton.



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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Grockle 01 August, 2020 17:26
Well played Jack Brooks first Somerset 50 and he deserved every bit of it. 50 out of 79 with Steve Davies at the other end!!



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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Grizzers 01 August, 2020 17:26
Terrific stuff from Jack, admirably marshalled by the ever classy SD.

Mr Brooks swashbuckling efforts will stand him in good stead for his application to the local combine harvester driver society !

Good to see some spectators enjoying the game from the flat balconies.

Grizzers

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Grockle 01 August, 2020 17:49
72 when jack Brooks finally goes and Steve Davies not out for 81. Record 10th wicket partnership and frustrating as hell for Glamorgan!! 296 all out when we were 149 for 8.



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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Loyal of Lhasa 01 August, 2020 17:58
Yes, Boycott's accent seems to have affected my spelling, but it's too delicious a typo to correct now.



LoL

Seventy-two Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Grockle 01 August, 2020 21:22
It's Yorkshire Day so you are forgiven.



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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Farmer White 02 August, 2020 03:43
Here is the link to my report on the first day:

[farmerwhite.co.uk]

Farmer

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
AGod 02 August, 2020 06:27
"None too convincing," would, indeed, be an apt summary of the display from those Glamorgan openers, last night.

We just didn't quite get our lines right. One suspects that, if we manage to bowl at off-stick this morning, rather than six inches outside it, then both gentlemen may be switfly on their way.

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Somerset LaLaLa 02 August, 2020 08:12
Previous 10th wicket records from Wiki:

List A
10th 65* Jamie Overton & Tim Groenewald Gloucestershire - County Ground, Taunton 2016

First Class
10th 163 Ian Blackwell & Nixon McLean Derbyshire - County Ground, Taunton 2003

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
AGod 02 August, 2020 08:38
Tandems don't come in more enteratining combinations than IDB and Nixon McLean!!

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Wickham 02 August, 2020 08:50
Very good, JCW.
If the Somerset bowlers can conjure similar amounts of movement to the Glamorgan bowlers, 296 could prove to be a very useful score.

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Grockle 02 August, 2020 10:20
My story about Mr McLean. Just before he came to us and brought his wonderful 'Welcome to Taunton' first ball delivery, he was with Northampton (I think) and he came out to face a last over of a one day game at Taunton versus ARC in his pomp.

Now Nixon was a languid soul when not bowling (the change was amazing) and Andy tried to bounce him out as last man. Nixon swatted him so Andy, not to be shown up by an 11th bat, increased the speed and Nixon swatted him. In came an even faster and more determined international bowler and Nixon swatted him.

At the end of the over Mr McLean had taken the pride of English pace for 27 and strolled off to the CA dressing rooms. I did enjoy his 2 years here and in that mood with Blackie at the other end there must have been great fun had.

IDB was involved yesterday as well. It was Somerset umpiring heaven with Mike Burns.



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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
AGod 02 August, 2020 11:25
Mr C was seldom at his best when getting slogged by tailenders!

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