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Re: RLODC 1 And we have KENT!!
Posted by: Bagpuss (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2019 15:27

Normally I'd say that's not enough but with no DBD, Kuhn, Denly or Billings.... Oh and Max reckons we have plenty which is good enough for me.

Re: RLODC 1 And we have KENT!!
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2019 15:38

Opening Bowling in flying form!!!



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Re: RLODC 1 And we have KENT!!
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2019 15:39

Davey nearly had Renshaw twice. These two are a significant handful at the moment.



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Re: RLODC 1 And we have KENT!!
Posted by: mikeindex (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2019 16:01

Have to correct you there Grockle. You cannot get the same batsman twice, once is the limit even for Josh.
(Spot the paraphrase anyone?)

Re: RLODC 1 And we have KENT!!
Posted by: mikeindex (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2019 16:03

And gosh, that lbw looked extremely borderline.

Re: RLODC 1 And we have KENT!!
Posted by: mikeindex (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2019 16:22

Safely pouched Tom.
MoM will be close - unless Rouse or Evergreen Stevens does a Roley.
Stevens of course batted at 3 for Leics in their title-winning days and was regarded as a devastating one-day batsman.



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Re: RLODC 1 And we have KENT!!
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2019 16:55

Think we've got this one everyone. Just going out on a limb a little early but I feel moderately confident for a Somerset supporter.



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Re: RLODC 1 And we have KENT!!
Posted by: Bobstan (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2019 16:57

Grockle, I have a message for you from Captain Mainwaring.

Re: RLODC 1 And we have KENT!!
Posted by: mikeindex (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2019 17:24

Stupid boy.

Re: RLODC 1 And we have KENT!!
Posted by: Grizzzly (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2019 17:29

Absolutely storming performance.

Really encouraging stuff and Tom Banton was a revelation.

That will do wonders for our run rate, should that become a factor as the competition progresses.

Grizzzly

Re: RLODC 1 And we have KENT!!
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2019 18:30

Were Bell-Drummond and Kuhn injured, or did Kent decide to bow to the abomination that is Graves and write this competition off?

Either way, severely weakened batting opposition (also minus Denly and Billings), or not, that was about as comprehensive a dismantlement as one could ever see in white ball cricket!

Conventional wisdom is that only one man - Jofra Archer - has any price at forcing his way into the world cup squad, but I wonder if Gregory and Craig Overton reject that conventional wisdom.. Lewis batted very well and Craig played like a man possessed.

Great to see Banton do so well. Since he carried his form from Radlett to Taunton, perhaps we should have picked Eddie too?



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Re: RLODC 1 And we have KENT!!
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2019 18:37

Yes, Bagpuss, I too would normally have said possibly not enough, too.

But with our guys playing like men possessed...

Re: RLODC 1 And we have KENT!!
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2019 18:51

Many of our squad are in the form of their lives, I said before the game this would be over early. If Kent had batted first then it would've been even shorter. We should expect to get in the knockout phase, but there is a lot of entertaining cricket to enjoy on the way. The young lads are gaining invaluable confidence, I just hope the older ones don't take it all for granted

Re: RLODC 1 And we have KENT!!
Posted by: Roger ivanhoe (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2019 19:21

As posted by CJM earlier in thread Bell-Drummond had a Family bereavement this week, not sure about Kuhn as he was quoted as being in the kent squad.

Great win, big crowd who were buzzing with our all round performance, now onto Cardiff on Sunday.

After including Dom in the side I would have liked to have seen him turn a few over, as
his opportunities to make the team could be limited.

Re: RLODC 1 And we have KENT!!
Posted by: cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2019 19:36

While all this was happening, the IPL passed the halfway mark, with Kent captain Sam Billings and vice-captain Joe Denley both having played just once so far - and both out first ball.

I wonder what your average Kent supporter thinks about all this.

Re: RLODC 1 And we have KENT!!
Posted by: cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2019 20:20

I`m sure Somerset will be keeping an eye on another Banton coming through the ranks at King`s College, Taunton, where their former player Rob Woodman is director of cricket. James Banton was their leading run-scorer, with almost 800 at an average of 52, last year, and I believe he still has another summer of school cricket to go.

He plays his club cricket in the Midlands, though, so Somerset will need to keep on the ball.

Re: RLODC 1 And we have KENT!!
Posted by: Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2019 20:43

The first of the one day cup matches
Somerset v Kent.

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Azhar Ali hasn't got going so far this season and today was the same.

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A very good day for Tom Banton, 4 runs to his name.

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It's no wonder he raised his bat on reaching his 100.

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I think we all know where James Hildreth hit this ball, looking at where they are both looking.

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It looked like it was going to be an easy catch for Matt Milnes but he almost didn't catch It'
I don't think Harry Podmore would have been happy if he dropped it.

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It would have been hard to choose the man of the match after seeing this six hit into the river by Craig Overton and his five wickets. Tom Banton I would think is MOM with his 100 and three catches behind the stumps.

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This run brings up Craig Overton's 50.

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One of Tom Banton catches when Alex Blake top edged the ball off Tim Groenwald.

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The same person Tim Groenwald but this time after he run-out Darren Stevens.

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You can't keep Roelof van der Merve out of it for very long, after he c&b Harry Podmore.

A good win on a hot sunny day with a crowd of 5038 watching plus about 50 stewards. (what a shame we need them)

Re: RLODC 1 And we have KENT!!
Posted by: Railboy (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2019 21:49

So Mr Graves, look what happens when you play real cricket in a real cricket ground in the heart of the community. When you develop and play local players that people can identify with and those players feel part of and valued by that community. What happens is you fill a ground with people who actually like cricket, who engage with the game without the need to go on a conga, dress as a nun or chase a fancy dress piggy through the stands. Of course he won’t have seen this, to use his parlance, “there’s nowt so blind as those who don’t want to see”

Re: RLODC 1 And we have KENT!!
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2019 21:58

I'm think, like us I believe, Kent voted to continue the new version of UK Cricket from 2020 so I'm sure they have accepted that they are working to develop the 'new' format that will save our struggling game by allowing some of their best players to go to the best version of the only form of cricket that was an option to the planners when they extensively surveyed UK cricket last year and the year before (I think).

Kent must have realised (as our own management did as well it seems) that this version put on today in front of the largest crowd of this season (bet it is beaten by later games) had to operate at the sacrifice of some of their better players in order for them to experience (on the bench for most of it) the 'true' nature of successful cricket for the masses in the 21st century thousands of miles from their present live fanbase.

I bet the Somerset management were unhappy today that they could not make the same sacrifices with some of their best players so that youth players could use this mere shadow of a competition as the development exercise it is to become.

The game could have been more equal for what fans would have turned up. Somerset would have had the opportunity to show what a 50 over game is to become in the great new 'future' of cricket..

Praise the glorious ECB - they know what they are doing. Although funnily enough Mr Cornish seemed to be playing away from the hymn sheet in his BBC interview and seemed happy at the game and the crowd. Can't have it both ways sir. If you aren't going to fight for the game enjoy these last days before they are gone forever.... along with your profits. It seems this is the 'job of his dreams'. What a shame there seems no effort being made to maintain it into the next decade.



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Re: RLODC 1 And we have KENT!!
Posted by: Rod1883 (IP Logged)
Date: 19 April, 2019 22:12

What a ruthless performance.
That is what this squad/team is becoming - ruthless. It really could be our year, if this squad of talented players can all be kept happy with the inevitable rotations that will take place.
If the ECB has its way I just wonder if we will ever see this type of talent coming through at 'unfashionable' counties ever again.

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