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Re: Somerset Day. Ireland Day.........
Posted by: wsm fan (IP Logged)
Date: 12 May, 2018 20:24

Its a scenario yes but from where we are tonight wildly far fetched!
Hamps have a 4 man attack 1 of which is crocked.
They have an out of form batting line up against our attack which have been superb at home in the last 5/6 home matches, not to mention the option of Englands best 2 spin bowlers on a day 3 dry pitch.

I think Mr Abell is far happier with the match situation tonight than Mr Vince i would guess.....



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Re: Somerset Day. Ireland Day.........
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 12 May, 2018 20:27

Yep. I think you are very secure in that assessment.



(Sm72)

Re: Somerset Day. Ireland Day.........
Posted by: Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
Date: 12 May, 2018 20:54

Day two photos

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2018%20Somerset%20Cricket%20Photos/Specsavers%20County%20Championship%202018/Somerset%20v%20Hampshire%20Starting%2011th%20May%202018/Brad%20Wheal%20off%20Tom%20Abell.jpg

The day started with Tom Abell finishing off an over from the previous day, and once again he manage to beat Brad Wheal's bat.

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2018%20Somerset%20Cricket%20Photos/Specsavers%20County%20Championship%202018/Somerset%20v%20Hampshire%20Starting%2011th%20May%202018/Fidel%20Edwards%20ct%20Steve%20Davies%20bld%20Craig%20Overton.jpg

Fidel Edwards giving catching practice for Steve Davies off the bowling of Craig Overton

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2018%20Somerset%20Cricket%20Photos/Specsavers%20County%20Championship%202018/Somerset%20v%20Hampshire%20Starting%2011th%20May%202018/Eddie%20Byrom%20bld%20Fidel%20Edwards.jpg

Not a lucky day for Eddie Byrom when he was bowled by Fidel Edwards.

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2018%20Somerset%20Cricket%20Photos/Specsavers%20County%20Championship%202018/Somerset%20v%20Hampshire%20Starting%2011th%20May%202018/Craig%20Overton%204%20runs%20leg%20side.jpg

Craig Overton played some lovely shots, he leg glanced this ball for a four.

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2018%20Somerset%20Cricket%20Photos/Specsavers%20County%20Championship%202018/Somerset%20v%20Hampshire%20Starting%2011th%20May%202018/James%20Hildreth.jpg

Both eyes on the ball for James Hildreth just before he scores more runs.

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2018%20Somerset%20Cricket%20Photos/Specsavers%20County%20Championship%202018/Somerset%20v%20Hampshire%20Starting%2011th%20May%202018/Craig%20Overton%204%20runs%20and%20100%20partnership.jpg

Back to Craig Overton, this four brings up the 100 partnership with James Hildreth.

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2018%20Somerset%20Cricket%20Photos/Specsavers%20County%20Championship%202018/Somerset%20v%20Hampshire%20Starting%2011th%20May%202018/James%20Hildreth%20100%20runs%202%20of%203.jpg

And when James Hildreth gets to one hundred runs he is squeezed to death by Craig Overton

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2018%20Somerset%20Cricket%20Photos/Specsavers%20County%20Championship%202018/Somerset%20v%20Hampshire%20Starting%2011th%20May%202018/Craig%20Overton%20bld%20Gareth%20Berg.jpg

Good innings don't last for ever, after a very good score was reach by Craig Overton he was bowled by Gareth Berg.

Lets hope for a full days play tomorrow.

Re: Somerset Day. Ireland Day.........
Posted by: Grizzers (IP Logged)
Date: 12 May, 2018 20:57

Quote:
cricketjerry-mouse
Sorry to see on this thread that one or two of our faithful Somerset supporters like Grizzzly (`I wish I could say our batting inspires confidence`), joining the ranks of perpetual re-moaners of the Clarence Parker (`Another disappointing season I fear), and the omnipresent Agod (`We are probably in the middle of one our collapse specials`) ilk.
Where are the posters crying out for Bairstow to be promoted to opener, Stokes dropped down a place in the batting order and James Hildreth chose at No.5, when the England squad is announced next week for the first Test against Pakistan?

That's a pretty cheap comment cj-m & I resent your inference most strongly.

At 71-4, with Hildreth dropped in the 20's & Tom having had a daft moment, I doubt there were many feeling confident that we would get anywhere near the score we so successfully did. This thanks to James wonderful innings & Cove's excellent 80, all the more impressive by his running between the wickets, turning singles into two's, & two's into three's.

But you choose, for whatever reason, to ignore the last sentence of the post you quote when I said "Everything to play for here. Just need someone to apply themselves for a period of time".

You also choose not to quote my later posts when I said we were "still very much in the game" & my comments on Cove & Hildreth when I said "superb batting by these two".

If you were being fair, you might consider an apology is appropriate.

Grizzzly

Re: Somerset Day. Ireland Day.........
Posted by: Clarence Parker (IP Logged)
Date: 12 May, 2018 21:09

Agreed - a pretty cheap comment as far as I am concerned as well cj-m.

If you are "sorry to see" such, no doubt honestly - held, comments why bother to venture onto here in the first instance.

Re: Somerset Day. Ireland Day.........
Posted by: Clarence Parker (IP Logged)
Date: 12 May, 2018 21:29

Quote:
Nailsea_Fizz

One particular father looked happy with his lot looking on from the Hill.

As grockle suggests, far from secure yet and plenty more twists to come for sure

I shall be on the Hill tomorrow looking out for that "particular father." I wonder who he could be?

Re: Somerset Day. Ireland Day.........
Posted by: Grizzers (IP Logged)
Date: 12 May, 2018 22:30

Many thanks for your Private message CJM, which is much appreciated.

Grizzzly

Re: Somerset Day. Ireland Day.........
Posted by: Scrumper (IP Logged)
Date: 12 May, 2018 22:53

Last I heard it was 71-4, then I have to play cricket, phone locked away for safekeeping, but then I get it back, wow James and Cove.

Re: Somerset Day. Ireland Day.........
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 13 May, 2018 01:54

I think it was much more 'exasperation' than 'doom snd gloom' at 71-4 with Hilda looking ropey cjm.

Grizzz wasn't on his own, I was certainly there with him

But unlike the true black 'd and g' merchants, our day got a whole lot better.



(Sm72)

Re: Somerset Day. Ireland Day.........
Posted by: wsm fan (IP Logged)
Date: 13 May, 2018 04:19

Mike, if Clarence gets to meet "particular father" it could make for a good photo opportunity!

If i guess correctly as to whom you are both referring i imagine Tom would be most welcome for a little chat too. Its easy to write opinions on here anonymously whether genuine or just for a reaction, less easy to the faces of a players parent i suggest!

Re: Somerset Day. Ireland Day.........
Posted by: Wickham (IP Logged)
Date: 13 May, 2018 05:01

I’m just catching up with the events of yesterday. A couple of quick thoughts: this season, one or more players always seem to step up to the plate when this is most needed; there seems to be an excellent team spirit (and I can’t help thinking that Somerset’s policy of focussing on local recruitment and on the retention of players who have been with the County over many years, together with excellent leadership, are major contributory factors).

Re: Somerset Day. Ireland Day.........
Posted by: wsm fan (IP Logged)
Date: 13 May, 2018 05:09

A very sensible post Wickham.
I very much agree.
Unlike our current opponents just think of the homegrown talent we can put out.
Craig Jamie Lewis Dom Jack Tom Marcus Trego all born & raised in the South West.
George Eddie James all Somerset educated and trained so they count too!
Add the welcome top quality signings of Timmy G & Davies it has the recipe for a great team spirit and bond with supporters.
Last Monday at 5 down after lunch we could have crumbled. At 86/4 yesterday & when SD retired hurt, we could have crumbled.
We have won 2 out of 3. Are firmly in the box seat to make it 3 out of 4 and with the best batter in the country at number 4, the best 2 spinners in the country in our ranks, and the fastest bowler in England raring to go for a 1st team return this week.
It could be worse.....



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Re: Somerset Day. Ireland Day.........
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 13 May, 2018 05:31

Mixed feelings viz today.

Hildreth says we need plenty more.

But I can't shake the feeling that we need to get most of our bowling done today - to get most of the Hants team out today, lest we be left with a dead pitch on the final day on which to bowl (better to bat on it)

So I'd be more than happy if we could add quick runs in the first hour, then for the innings to abruptly end.

I definitely don't want our innings to go beyond lunch.

Re: Somerset Day. Ireland Day.........
Posted by: wsm fan (IP Logged)
Date: 13 May, 2018 06:16

We have plenty now!
Sun is out and 104 overs due.
Start 323/7.
All out 380 giving a 150 lead.
Hamps lunch on 45/1.
Tea 170/4.
Close 50/2 chasing 120.

Re: Somerset Day. Ireland Day.........
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 13 May, 2018 06:35

Well, it's a balancing act, WSM.

I'm sure Jack and Dom would like some men around the bat. And the bigger the lead...

I'm not convinced there's going to be all that much turn though. There was very little on day one. Hildreth said there was a little bit for whoever their spinner was yesterday (not a front line bowler, I know).

Obviously, on a conventional track the ball is liable to turn more the longer the game goes. But that's not generally been the recent history of our track. If our track were one that would reliably deteriorate, then I'd be happy to grind Hants into the dust - keep them out there until tea with a maiden ton for the GREAT Jack Leach. But it's the absence of reliable deterioration that makes me think we need plenty of time to bowl at them.



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Re: Somerset Day. Ireland Day.........
Posted by: geordie moonraker (IP Logged)
Date: 13 May, 2018 07:13

I bow to those who are watching the game but yesterday -as in this season so far- it seems from scorecards and a little watch of live feeds that we are playing with a determination from all. This is the 4th match and our 7th innings. A decent first innings lead which I hope will be well extended, scored at a very decent rate. In those 7 innings 4 different batsmen have scored 100s-2 of them twice and one has a 99 and an 82.The wicketkeeper has a 50 and 2 30s and one bowler has scored 80 and another 66.Every innings has seen someone come to the party and make the difference. Craig yesterday was priceless-but so was his 5 against Lancs and James seems to be riding 4 seasons worth of luck at the moment. It makes for interesting following and while there is bound to be a slip up somewhere, this is a good beginning.

Re: Somerset Day. Ireland Day.........
Posted by: Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
Date: 13 May, 2018 07:25

Andy Hurry said the reason we fielded after winning the toss and didn't go for the option of bowling last in the match, (that still might happen if we only bat once) was because of the overhead conditions and the pitch was green in the middle.

Re: Somerset Day. Ireland Day.........
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 13 May, 2018 08:02

And the overhead conditions for the rest of the match are expected to be very favourable, with tomorrow looking gorgeous.

I very rarely have a problem with bowling first at Taunton, as bowling last is usually tough *if* the match goes to day 4 (as vs Essex last year).

In various games last year, we batted first and won the match *but* the games were won without need of day four.

Re: Somerset Day. Ireland Day.........
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 13 May, 2018 08:05

If all goes to plan over the next two days, this would be our fifth successive home victory. When did that last happen in red ball cricket?

I recall one year where the opposition won the toss in each of the first four games at Taunton, put us into bat on green surfaces each time, and we scored 500+ on each occasion, winning all four games by an innings. But I don't think we won game 5.

Re: Somerset Day. Ireland Day.........
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 13 May, 2018 08:11

Some Somerset fans may enjoy this from Paul Edwards. It should certainly be required reading for one Graves, C:

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