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Re: Hampshire Day 4
Posted by: AG on apple (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2018 12:43

Leachy confirmed broken thumb - awful news.

Not sure that he'll be back in time for the Notts home game (after which we'll have played 4 of 7 home games, so running out of time for him to bowl on some nice Ciderabad tracks this season already).

Re: Hampshire Day 4
Posted by: AG on apple (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2018 13:06

What are these stupid commentators talking about? Trying to make out that the Test strip in NZ on which Leachy bowled was highly conducive to spin? Not in the match that I watched it wasn't.

What rubbish.

Re: Hampshire Day 4
Posted by: geordie moonraker (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2018 13:13

My hopefulness is beginning to fade I'm afraid.

Re: Hampshire Day 4
Posted by: AG on apple (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2018 13:15

Roussow is doing his best to give it away, GM...

Re: Hampshire Day 4
Posted by: Grizzers (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2018 13:16

Puzzled why Bess hasn’t been brought on.

Grizzzly

Re: Hampshire Day 4
Posted by: Grizzers (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2018 13:20

Which he now has !

Grizzzly

Re: Hampshire Day 4
Posted by: AG on apple (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2018 13:39

This game is pretty much dead unless we can take 2 wkts in the next 20 minutes, which looks rather unlikely.

Re: Hampshire Day 4
Posted by: AG on apple (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2018 14:38

Well, the drop of Vince yesterday was essentially terminal for our victory hopes though, even had it been taken, one wonders whether this unyielding surface would have been the only winner in this match.

Even sans Jack, we must go back to Ciderabad with the aim being to get all matches finished inside three days, as the surface is so often hopeless on day four.

Re: Hampshire Day 4
Posted by: AG on apple (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2018 16:02

Mercifully all over.

It would have taken an effort of quite staggering ineptitude for Hants not to be able to bat out that game on that pitch.

I know Hants01 assured us all that Hants were more than capable of plumbing such depths but, really, on a surface like that one only a side that had already been relegated (and thus given up on their season) would be anything more than a really outside bet to get beaten. Even Roussow, with a Hants average of less than 19 since he went there (per Kevan James) was able to deal with it in the end.



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Re: Hampshire Day 4
Posted by: Grizzers (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2018 16:09

Can’t criticize our efforts in any way, but the pitch issue is somewhat troubling. 938 -14 across the last two innings does not make a happy situation.

If we produce this type of strip, it will make life very difficult for us as the season progresses.

Grizzzly

Re: Hampshire Day 4
Posted by: AG on apple (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2018 16:11

It would.

Re: Hampshire Day 4
Posted by: mikeindex (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2018 16:33

With hindsight it would seem that Craig's failure to hang on to what would have been a blinding catch yesterday evening was pretty decisive. What a rotten shame - though Jack's presence in the attack on the last day wouldn't have done any harm. As Hants dropped James early on and were bereft of Abbott for much of Somerset's innings I guess things more or less evened out.

An even rottener shame for Jack to get injured, during such an apparently innocuous exercise as fielding practice, just in time to rule him out of the first Test. Whoever gets picked instead will presumably then be regarded as the man in possession unless he does a Kerrigan.

While today was not the most inspiring day's cricket I have seen, I felt Somerset stuck to their guns well in dispiriting circumstances, Tom showed an appealing willingness to try alternative tactics (even if on the day none of them worked) and Eddie Byrom could develop into quite a useful leg-spinner with a bit of practice (in not bowling long-hops). This was just the kind of day when a fully-fit Jamie might have been explosive (or, alternatively, expensive).

Does anyone know why George Bartlett stopped bowling after two balls of an over? Presumably not for intimidatory tactics. Please tell me he's not injured too?

Re: Hampshire Day 4
Posted by: Scrumper (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2018 16:38

The trouble with producing result spinning pitches is that all the cyderbad pitches have probably been normalised.

Re: Hampshire Day 4
Posted by: cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2018 17:08

I don`t recall Jim Laker, or Tony Lock, of Derek Underwood or Ray Illingworth ever breaking a thumb (or indeed any other part of their anatomy) in pre-match training.

And they played in at least twice as many county championship matches a season, let alone Tests into the bargain.

Who knew best - cricketers and their mentors then, or cricketers and their mentors now?

Re: Hampshire Day 4
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2018 17:48

On the other hand, how many bowlers were much good at fielding in their day?

Re: Hampshire Day 4
Posted by: Old Boy! (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2018 17:53

So CJM? What are you suggesting? Surely it is just as likely to injure oneself in practice as in actual match play.

Old Boy!

Re: Hampshire Day 4
Posted by: Ronniesabre (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2018 17:54

Did we not win? I was informed on here last night it was a done deal. Someone must be suicidal !!

Re: Hampshire Day 4
Posted by: wsm fan (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2018 18:06

Far from suicidal for sure!
At 11am April 20 would any of us not taken 2 wins 2 draws and 63 points from your opening block of 4 games?
We were superb today. On a sunny day flat track we stuck to it brilliantly and losing the countrys best spinner in the warm up.
Credit where its due, i didnt think Vince had it in him to play innings like that.
We had no luck today either. Tim & Lewis were all.over RR after lunch. If we'd have got a nick there at a net 0/5 with 60 overs left it could have opened up for us.
I make no apologies for supporting my team and being positive of our chances.
Given the criticism the batters & more so Tom got last early season how much better has this start been!?
I make it 6 hundreds 2 x 90's & 2 x 80's already.
We look like a real.team and happy camp.
With Jamie & Josh back fighting fit this week and plenty of the 2s appearing in fine form i'm not interested in an evening of doom & gloomers.....

Re: Hampshire Day 4
Posted by: Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2018 18:23

Forth and final day of the match photos.

I will not describe it, but zzzzzzzzzzz sorry did I fall asleep.

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%20Vince%20off%20Dom%20Bess.jpg

It's was a match where if there should have been any luck going around none of it went Somerset's way.
James Vince off Dom Bess the ball didn't carry to the fielder.

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

Hashim Amla the fielder tried to catch the ball but it was out of reach, all he got was a mouth full of dirt.

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2018%20Somerset%20Cricket%20Photos/Specsavers%20County%20Championship%202018/Somerset%20v%20Hampshire%20Starting%2011th%20May%202018/Hashim%20Amla%20ct%20Steve%20Davies%20bld%20Lewis%20Gregory.jpg

Some success today (not much) Hashim Amla caught by Steve Davies bowled by Lewis Gregory

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2018%20Somerset%20Cricket%20Photos/Specsavers%20County%20Championship%202018/Somerset%20v%20Hampshire%20Starting%2011th%20May%202018/Tom%20Alsop%20not%20out%20off%20Tim%20Groenewald.jpg

This looked like a good catch by Craig Overton to dismiss Tom Alsop off the bowling of Tim Groenewald.

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2018%20Somerset%20Cricket%20Photos/Specsavers%20County%20Championship%202018/Somerset%20v%20Hampshire%20Starting%2011th%20May%202018/Tom%20Alsop%20not%20out%20off%20Tim%20Groenewald%202.jpg

The crowd all the players thought it was out but not the umpire didn't.

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p490/cricketphotos1/Cricket%20Photos/2018%20Somerset%20Cricket%20Photos/Specsavers%20County%20Championship%202018/Somerset%20v%20Hampshire%20Starting%2011th%20May%202018/Rilee%20Rossouw%20not%20out%20off%20Tim%20Groenewald.jpg

Rilee Rossouw, once again the crowd and both Overton's and I expect Tim Groenewald thought this was out. But umpire didn't.

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

The pressure was on for Rilee Rossouw with fielders around the 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/Police%20Horses.jpg

We did gain four new spectators today two police lady jockey's and their horses.

Re: Hampshire Day 4
Posted by: Ronniesabre (IP Logged)
Date: 14 May, 2018 18:24

Distraught then!!!

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