Feeling Fuller Up after Players Awards Lunch
Ged dexcribes the end of season platers awards event with some Daaisy observations and a strange nickname for JK.
Your Again?! Redux
The ever money hungry BCCI has conjured up another Test series instead of allowing Indian players to participate fully in the Ranji Trophy, the premiere domestic First Class tournament. What will this achieve? India need to prepare for the more daunting challenge of facing South Africa in South Africa around the turn of the new year... This series doesn't seem to fit the bill. The only positive will be that Lanka having just swept Pakistan in UAE will not come in as the total no-hopers the shellacking they took from India in Lanka threatend to make them. Anyway here is the schedule of matches
Nothing concrete; everything implied
London Lprechaun reports on the post season forum. Much was said, much was implied, nothing concrete emerged. Not surprising so soon after the season. No doubt others present can pick up on points missed from this report.
Dinesh Karthik Leads India Red to Duleep Trophy
MS Washington Sundar (11 wickets in the match) and Vijay Gohil (eight wickets in the match) bowled India Red to a 163-run win the Duleep Trophy, 2017 final against India Blue. After setting India Blue a mammoth 393-run target, Sundar, who had also chipped in with the bat (88 and 42), returned to claim six for 87 in the second innings. His spin partner Gohil took three wickets in India Blue’s second innings as they bowled the side out for 229 with a day to spare.
From Taunton to Paddington Un BEARable
Barmy Kev describes the final rites of our last season from Taunton the night before to his home. This is a painful read
PHEW!! The end of 2017 was 'interesting'
OK so it seems we have still got a First Division four day pedigree that keeps us out in front of everyone else (at least in terms of time served in CC1) but it was a close call and it is still not 100% certain in the eyes of some (me included). But isn't that always the way for all Somerset supporters? The fat lady seems to be a little tardy in singing when it relates to us. If the situation does not change then massive comisserations to our SN friends in Middlesex and especially those at MTWD. I am constantly amazed at the good humour and courtesy many cricket website users show to each other in times of high competition. Many of the posters from MTWD posted some high quality stuff about their situation and ours over the last few days and it has been greatly appreciated by many. We are happy we got the result we needed but are, in the main, heartedly sorry it was at your expense and hope you bounce back in one season to the top level.
Middlesex don't get the point
Harvey gives us a detailed report on the second day of our vital match at Taunton. Lots of ups and downs but the end is a precarious position. Thanks for painting the picture.
is it all over? It may be soon.
Rogera and out reports on a day of fluctuating tension, nerves and lots of wickets. A possible defining day.
In Finn8 possibilities for our season after win today
London Leprecahaun reports on a day which involved nerves, timimg issues, injury breaks and flag flying mystery. Oh and a wonderful bowling performance, a vital win and hope maintained. A dramatic way to end our Lord's season.
Bailey Creams Middlesex
HR reports on the tension a topsy turvy day that included a visit from a Santa look a like.