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Re: Warks CC1 Taunton
Posted by: mikeindex
Date: 22/05/2019 17:00
Magnificent innings by Samhain, the celebrated Celtic festival, and Hannon-Dalby was his frustrating self yet again - I wasn't altogether in agreement wth some of Tom A's tactics but we made it in the end.
No-balls used to be a bit of an occupational hazard for most fast bowlers ("Arnie's always had one major problem, which is no balls", as Fred Trueman once memorably said), but given how heavily they are penalised these days it's rather inexcusable to bowl ten of them in eleven overs as Brookes did - the 16 byes were also down to wayward bowling and reflect no discredit on Tim Ambrose, a top-notch county keeper who must have felt a bit aggrieved looking at the scorecard.
(Parenthetically, I recall Tim making his first-class debut round about the time Curtly retired and reading "the diminutive Ambrose" in a newspaper report, which sounded distinctly odd at the time).
So essentially, we won because the discipline and pack-work of our bowlers were superior to Warwickshire's, which is setting up a bit of a template so far this year.

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