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Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
Posted by: AGod
Date: 20/05/2019 08:03
The other factor is the reduced seam on the ball. When conditions don't favour swing, then that will make life harder still for Tim and Josh - harder than in equivalent periods in other summers. I read somewhere that this is the smallest seam since the summers of 1990 and 1991, when batsmen ran riot.*

Of course, I know what your suggestion is.

I also think that Dom Bess should still have a role to play - with the same proviso, of course, as with Jamie - could do with demonstrating some form on his loan stint, first.

Not sure where Leachy is with England right now, but must have a decent shout of playing an Ashes Test or two (suspect they might also "take another look at him," against Ireland before then).

*Incidentally, should batsmen run riot later in the season, such that there are many, many drawn games, then points in the bag, already won, in more bowler friendly conditions may be even more valuable than usual.

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