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Re: It's all about culture
Posted by: Andrew Dow
Date: 02/10/2019 20:42
Normally, a leg spinner coming on to bowl guarantees that things WILL HAPPEN.

Sowter has been an utter revelation.

I must have drowsed through every single spell he has bowled. He neither threatens with monstrous spin,nor horrendous bounce, nor a range of deliveries that make him hard to pick. He just trundles in, goes for a few runs, then scurries round the outfield between overs.

When he takes a wicket, it comes as a bit of a surprise. It's never because he's put the batsman through an over of utterly bewildering "couldn't lay a bat on him", groping, humiliation, and then finished him off.

I have never even seen anyone else look up and start taking notice when he comes on. Sowter is the least charismatic leg spinner I have ever come across, and the most anonymous fielder. Who's that one? .........err, well, going round, Simmo, then Robbo and Mala in the slips, that's Toby, there's Gubbins, Helm's the tall one, Tim's the dark that must be Sowter by process of elimination.

I have to believe that unless he develops some variations during the close season, "the word" that will have gone out round the circuit that he is pretty innocuous will become completely justified next season - at our expense.

My hope is that we once had quite a good leg spinner, but the captain would not bowl him enough. Now Dawid has stood down, maybe we will get more overs out of him.

OMFG...........Titmus, Edmonds, Emburey, Tufnell, Weekes, Peploe even ........

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