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Re: Worcestershire v Middlesex, 27-30 May 2019
Posted by: Supporting Middlesex since 1999
Date: 29/05/2019 19:12
Worcestershire will surely be happier than Middlesex about today seeing 19 overs bowled, 77 runs scored and 4 wickets fall. Still, that is 77 more runs than had the day been a washout, as was feared.

We need to get wins on the board to achieve promotion, so it will be interesting to see what we do tomorrow. One thing to weigh up is that Worcs are a promotion rival, so we wouldn’t want to give them a win. However, draws are not going to get us anywhere. Whatever we do, we will have to back our bowlers, and say that if Worcs get the runs, then well done to them.

The forecast suggests that tomorrow could see little or no interruption.

I am brought in mind of a meeting between the two sides at Lord’s in 2012, when captains Chris Rogers and Daryl Mitchell stunned supporters by agreeing on a scenario in which Worcs would require 283 on the final day. Sometimes, you have to take gambles to win matches. Then again, that match might not be the best example to use, as I believe the idea came from Mitchell, who was keen for Worcs to pick up a crucial win, only for his side to be bowled out for 150 and end the season bottom of division one.

The good news for ourselves and Worcs is that Lancashire are going to be unable to beat Gloucestershire unless something dramatic happens or if something is set up, and Sussex will have to do a bit of work if they are to beat Glamorgan.

Dawid Malan has spoken to our Audioboom page about today.

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