Complete Cook Up
By Seaxe Man
May 13 2017
Seaxe Man was the Middlesex 1 at Chelmsford . He describes the so called delay. Our murky batting and Cooks charmed life. A parting shot at the end. Not a pretty read.
We were affected by two showers. . Heavier than the so called reason for Cowley head down running off with happy Sussex batsman. Umpires back on practically after leaving the field . Maybe 10 mins lost. Delay was extended by Ten Deoschate requesting the ground staff take the rope round. Covers were on .No overs lost. Docked the time off the interval.
Abysmal performance even though conditions were murky when we batted. Lights not on. 148 runs off 40.2 overs. At least two batters short. White ball needs an overhaul starting at the top.
Once when sun came out Cook given two lives off Finn in slips, Tank involved. Ravi bowled well as did Finn not backed up by the field.
Usual waffle from Scott on audioboom. Apparent to most Eski should have batted at three.
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017:05:16:22:05:03 by BarmierKev.
Chalk up another season where we do naff all in 50 over cricket,how many years now is it since we mounted a half decent campaign in "Sunday League" and I'm not just talking struggling out of the group to get blown away in he first knock out stage?
Don't think I am million miles out on that.
That is 25 years ago.
In the longer game. 1988 our last win. Fraser and Hick played in the Lords Final.
1989 our last Final losing to Warwickshire when Warwickshire's Smith with the Bears requiring 10 off the last over, smashed Simon Hughes first ball straight for 6 to the Nursery end.
The rest was a canter.
1990 Old Trafford. Semi Final. Des Haynes scored 149 not out and still lost.
This owed something to the aforementioned Simon Hughes dropping the former Sussex player Mendis at mid on when the game was still winnable.
Gehan Mendis finished on 121 not out. So expensive.
A note for Graves. There was a near capacity 18000 for this game.
Central contracts around the world have made a big dent in fixtures like this in 2017.