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Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 25 May, 2019 18:08

No, Hants fan, given that Vince isn’t Barry Richards or Gordon Greenidge or Robin Smith, he wouldn’t have reversed the outcome of such a one-sided game.

And, although you didn’t have an official overseas, your did have no fewer than THREE Kolpaks in your team so can’t complain too much about that.

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 25 May, 2019 18:18

Jamie MoM

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Posted by: Hants01 (IP Logged)
Date: 25 May, 2019 18:24

I don't feel Somerset beat Hants today. The ECB did. A major final and the grotesque scheduling of this final has robbed Hants of key players. Look at the contributions of Dawson and Vince in the group stage. Hants were the outstanding side hitherto in the competition and judges like Nasser Hussain (see this month's The Cricketer thought so). Somerset should give their prizemoney to the ECB- they have made it easy for them. I am proud of the Hants effort, performing with one hand tied behind our back today. We rarely lose a final and our record of trophy winning is fantastic in recent years; today is very disappointing, but entirely predictable, given the ECB's scheduling. What has Vince been doing today? Making decent runs against Australia at Southampton. Somerset's old hands and imports- with a helping hand from overseas- have got them home for a rare final win. Congratulations ECB.

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Posted by: hantssabre (IP Logged)
Date: 25 May, 2019 18:29

England lost too even with Vince & Dawson!

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Posted by: Flyboy (IP Logged)
Date: 25 May, 2019 18:32

Hants01 I didn't get past the first line of your post, that's pretty pathetic from you. For shame

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 25 May, 2019 18:33

Utter garbage, Hants fan. Ridiculous to criticise our imports when you have no fewer than three Kolpaks.

James Vince is a marginal, at best, international player. Marginal international players are incapable of reversing overwhelming defeats.

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 25 May, 2019 18:34

Celebrations on the pitch in front Mound Stand

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 25 May, 2019 18:37

WSM - great day for you! Excellent from Jamie and Josh (who was, shamefully, not mentioned in the Sky MoM summing Up).

For Guildford, I say Lewis to rest even if technically fit. Play two Overtons (cancel Jamie’s loan), plus TG and Tom as 4th seamer (should value himself more). Replace Gregory with Tom Banton and bar him middle order with license to attack. Drop Trescothick for Byrom. Bat Tom A at 3, get Hildreth back to 4;

Byrom
Azhar
Tom A
Janes
George
Tom B
Davies
Craig O
Timmy G
Jamie
The GREAT Matthew Jack Leach.

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Posted by: hantssabre (IP Logged)
Date: 25 May, 2019 18:38

Take a leaf from Sam Northeast Hants01. He didn’t blame the loss of your England players and was very dignified in defeat!

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Posted by: Sloop John B (IP Logged)
Date: 25 May, 2019 18:41

Well said HantsSabre. Can't stand a bad loser.
Many congrats to Tom et Al. A very well deserved victory from a special team.

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 25 May, 2019 18:43

Just congratulated Tom A in person. He’s being escorted by stewards across Nursery Ground, on his own, and has headed into the MCC Academy building. Maybe he will give a talk to their students?

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 25 May, 2019 19:18

Was it Charles C in the wheelchair on the pitch?

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Posted by: cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
Date: 25 May, 2019 19:21

Although both Josh Davey and Lewis Gregory were both unable to complete their 10-over stints because of side strains, both took a full part in the celebrations at the end and didn`t look too inconvenienced.

Fortunate, perhaps, that Somerset, along with Nottinghamshire, miss out on the next round of cc matches.

When Dom Bess substituted for Lewis, it must surely have been the first Lord`s final in which one county had two players currently out on loan on the field.

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Posted by: Grizzzly (IP Logged)
Date: 25 May, 2019 19:31

Absolutely magnificent performance and a wonderful occasion.

Brilliant atmosphere in the mound stand and terrific stuff from all the players, who must be thrilled to bits to win the final final at Lord’s and put all those ‘nearly’ moments behind them.

I felt we bowled and fielded superbly, aided by excellent Captaincy by Tom Abell and put the game effectively beyond Hants reach with our first wicket partnership.

Whilst you make some valid points re the ECB Hants01, your comments are pretty ungracious, particularly given Tom Banton’s performance. Thought he was pretty unlucky not to get the m.o.t.m. award, even acknowledging James and Jamie’s respective achievements.

Managed to shake Brian Rose’s hand at close of play. which rounded the day off very nicely indeed.

Somerset CCC - RLODC winners 2019 !!!!!!

How good does it feel to type and say that !!!!!

Happy Saturday evening everyone.

Grizzzly



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Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Posted by: Roger ivanhoe (IP Logged)
Date: 25 May, 2019 19:46

Somerset LaLaLa, yes that was Charles, so pleased he was able to get onto the grass with the boys.

What a day, well done lads, well worth the early start.

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Posted by: Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
Date: 25 May, 2019 20:09

That must be one of the most enjoyable game I can remember, I am so pleased for the players and the club.

To see the joy on everybody's faces says it all.

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 25 May, 2019 20:11

Quote:
Hants01
I don't feel Somerset beat Hants today. .......

Oh we don't care Hants.

WE DID beat you and it would have taken more than a bit from Vince and Dawson to make any difference.

Enjoy the rest of your season but do the bad loser somewhere else please.



(Sm72)

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 25 May, 2019 20:13

Quote:
hantssabre
Take a leaf from Sam Northeast Hants01. He didn’t blame the loss of your England players and was very dignified in defeat!

Hear hear hantssabre and well done to the Hampshire skipper who can hold his head up high.



(Sm72)



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Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Posted by: geordie moonraker (IP Logged)
Date: 25 May, 2019 20:13

I didn’t miss a ball from my sofa. What a splendid performance from every single player with total commitment and grest sthleticism. I loved the all run 4
What a day. Well done

Re: 'The Nearly Men' Lord's Final
Posted by: stevecav (IP Logged)
Date: 25 May, 2019 20:22

Good evening all - this is my very first post this season because my 94 year old Dad, who I have mentioned before as desperate to see us win the Championship died last week after a few weeks of brutal illness with the big C. He followed SCCC as long as he could and his last day of being fully aware of cricket was the superb QF win at Worcester. Today was a fantastic win and he missed it by a week. My joy at our first trophy for 14 years was tempered by not being able to share it with him. Once the funeral is out of the way I hope to be following grockles again right through to our first CC win. I am sure 'getting over the line' today will generate a belief in the squad that will do it for us. Off now to raise a glass to my old Dad and to Somerset cricket both team and incredible supporters.

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