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Re: Groundsman Day - 13th September
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 10:04

A little early life, certainly, but not sure that there's been enough in it, yet, to really justify Lancashire's decision?

Re: Groundsman Day - 13th September
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 10:08

But now Jarvis, their best bowler will have a go..

Re: Groundsman Day - 13th September
Posted by: Following on (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 10:12

Middlesex v Hampshire has been abandoned for the day due to the wet outfield.

Re: Groundsman Day - 13th September
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 10:21

Wow

Re: Groundsman Day - 13th September
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 10:23

Surrey vs Yorkshire will be a draw.

Uxbridge usually flat and dull so even if they get three full days, the odds must now favour a draw there too.

Taunton?..............

Re: Groundsman Day - 13th September
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 10:26

One can see that Bartlett has a high risk technique.

Looks to go right across and work everything toward the on-side by the looks of it. And I think his bat seems to come down from first slip.

You need to have an awful lot of natural ability (eye) to be able to execute that type of technique well .. so let's hope he has it in buckets!

Re: Groundsman Day - 13th September
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 10:31

And there you have it, I'm afraid.

With the bat routinely coming down from first slip, one is no position to defend a straight ball.

I'm very surprised that the coaches haven't worked to eliminate that (unless, perhaps, it is something that has only crept in at first team level?)

Re: Groundsman Day - 13th September
Posted by: Angell Face (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 10:37

And there seems to be a fashion now for taking off stump guard. Bartlett appeared to be doing so and paid the price, missing a straight ball.

Re: Groundsman Day - 13th September
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 10:42

Indeed.

Re: Groundsman Day - 13th September
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 10:51

I do not consider this to be any kind of minefield, on the evidence thus far presented, therefore I think it important that we get through to lunch without further loss.

Re: Groundsman Day - 13th September
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 10:53

Appreciably less turn that on day one at Edgbaston, to this juncture.

Be interesting to see what the wrist-spinner can get.

Does anyone know (Bagpuss?) whether Parry is usually somebody who can get appreciable turn?

Re: Groundsman Day - 13th September
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 10:58

A very good 21st over of the match bowled by Kevin Jarvis who shares a name with the foolish bowler who, infamously, bowled successive bouncers at Viv, having been told, after the first bouncer, by his Captain, Asif Iqbal, "Never do that again," but failed to hear the word "never."

Re: Groundsman Day - 13th September
Posted by: Angell Face (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 11:00

Young Byrom seems to have a good temperament. Doesn't appear to be too fussed if he is beaten by a good ball. It's what you need in an opening bat.

Re: Groundsman Day - 13th September
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 11:02

It is indeed.

Big lbw shout by Jarvis vs Hildreth.

It didn't look like one the umpire would give to me.

Equally, however, it's one that, had it been given and then reviewed in a test match, enough of the ball may have hit leg stump for it to have stood.

Re: Groundsman Day - 13th September
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 11:10

Perhaps our moderator could move all entries on this thread to the existing match thread to avoid confusing anti-diluvians such as the undersigned.



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Re: Groundsman Day - 13th September
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 11:18

At the time of typing, it looks as though there might be a prospect that Yorks may not get their full bowling points from their trip to the Oval. They seem to be getting hammered.

Re: Groundsman Day - 13th September
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 11:35

Well, 103/3 at lunch.

More wickets than I should have liked to have lost, given that I don't think the track has really done all that much. Loss of Hildreth to an inside edge to a fairly airy drive less than ideal.

On the other hand, I think I'd back our attack to be a bit more disciplined and economical than Lancs have been.

Parksinson hasn't really settled. I didn't think Parry posed all that much threat.

If I was Lancs I think I'd open up with Jarvis and Bailey after lunch.

I think Eddie Byrom can be very happy with his morning's work. I fervently hope he ends his 40s hoodoo (which has been driving him nuts). And we need him to, I think, because we need a good stand and a pretty big total, I'd think because unless weather or track change markedly tomorrow, then I don't see us simply ripping through Lancs on this deck.

Re: Groundsman Day - 13th September
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 12:00

My end of score prediction from here?

310-7 at close.

Add 100 for 2 in the second session.

Add about 65 or so in 16 overs vs old ball after tea.

Then about 40-2 vs the second new ball.

From what I've seen of how the pitch has played we *ought* to be able to achieve that, IMO.

Re: Groundsman Day - 13th September
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 12:46

Will do LoL.

Is anyone using the live feed? Comments on it if you have any.



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Somerset vs Lancs
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 12 September, 2017 09:17

I could have sworn that WSM had already started a thread about this this morning, and that I had posted on it, but now I cannot see it anywhere.

Anyhow, there was no toss and we will bat........ so maybe it's not going to be a turner after all? Or Lancs have heard that it sometimes turns most early on?

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