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Re: T20 v Sussex
Fozzie 02 September, 2020 06:57
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Any idea on that "no ball"?

Middlesex have confirmed that it was due to height. Which puzzles me, as I thought that that also attracts a free hit.

Separately, I was also puzzled by Harris teplacing Sowter after Nathan had only bowled 2 overs. It broke the hold that the spinners were putting on Sussex.

Re: T20 v Sussex
chunkyinargyll 02 September, 2020 08:19
Maybe its a fee hit for full tosses above waist height, but not for bouncers above head height.

I thought he crouched down a little to play the shot, so standing normally wouldn't have been above head height (only seen it the once). I thought it was a wide if it was above head height (which, as he managed to hit the thing means it wasn't unreachable). I mean, batsmen are often given out to balls that would have been given as wides if they had stood their ground and not chased after them, so why would this be different?

Had he had a warning for a similar delivery? Not sure if that changes anything.

Re: T20 v Sussex
Deckchair 02 September, 2020 09:05
We lost to Sussex???

Re: T20 v Sussex
Seaxe_man1 02 September, 2020 09:21
Given their batting order 165 was always gonna be under par by 15/20 runs and so it proved. The bowlers and fielders did well in trying to defend that total.

Re: T20 v Sussex
snicko 02 September, 2020 11:36
Replays show that it wasn’t high - Wiese has admitted in interview that he thought he was out. Wasn’t impressed by Ben Debenham’s umpiring v Sussex at Radlett and last night’s game reaffirms my opinion in that he’s one of the poorest umpires on the circuit.

Re: T20 v Sussex
Jonathan Winsky 02 September, 2020 19:32
In a below video which shows the sequence of events during the no ball incident, Steven Finn has spoken to Middlesex’s YouTube page about this match. He says that he was surprised about a no ball being given due to this rule apparently not applying outside county cricket, while he also echoed those who rued the times when Middlesex’s scoring slowed (particularly against the spinners and in the last two overs of our innings), and to those who believe our score to have been under-par.


Re: T20 v Sussex
adelaide 02 September, 2020 22:15
JW

To me Finn seemed to be saying that they knew the rule and thought the call was probably right - but very late.

The crucial point is that if it had been a potential wide, touching it would have rendered it a non-wide and the catch would have stood. Nothing wipes out a no-ball.

Fine margins but who knows? If it had been a few inches lower Wiese might have put it over the ropes in any case.


Adelaide

Re: T20 v Sussex
adelaide 02 September, 2020 22:30
As an aside, the trend towards non-specialist wicketkeepers was very evident, with Phil Salt keeping for Sussex and Jordan Cox keeping for Kent earlier, despite neither of them being considered as a keeper for the CC AFAIK (though Cox is so new on the scene I could be wrong about him). Ben Brown and Ollie Robinson have kept in T20 in the past.

Even in the CC, it can seem quite random who gets the gloves. X plays as a batsman and Y as a keeper, then next match it is the other way round.


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