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Re: A Trent Bridge too far as Middlesex tied up in kNotts
Posted by: Rogers and Out
Date: 09/09/2019 17:28
Tim Murtagh may well have been smashed around the park at Trent Bridge had he played, but after having expended a lot of time and effort watching our dreadful pace bowling (with a couple of exceptions) at Southampton and Taunton then Nottingham, the thought occurred to me that surely Lambeth's finest could not have done worse.

I take the points that his last regular season in T20 was not good with the ball and that his metronomic bowling might not translate well into the short format.

However, in such a big game (in my view) for us, I reckon his experience might have proved a factor and I'm sure he would have been wily enough to mix it up at Trent Bridge.

I remember his 6/24 for Surrey against us in 2005. A long time ago admittedly, but his overall domestic T20 stats are 106 wickets in 102 games. An average of 25.72 and a run rate of 8.24.

We can only hope that Steven Finn and Tom Helm recover their form. They can do it - Finny bowled superbly against Surrey at Lord's this season and Helmo produced a sensational last over a couple of seasons ago to deny Sussex what seemed a certain victory.

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