England in New Zealand T20 series.
Posted by: Bagpuss (IP Logged)
Date: 26 October, 2019 23:42

Warm up match for the tourists against a NZC XI at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval.

Tom Banton makes the team but no start for Lewis Gregory. England win the toss and are bowling first.

Bairstow
Banton
Vince
Morgan (c)
Denly
Billings (w)
S Curran
Rashid
Jordan
Mahmood
Brown

Re: England in New Zealand T20 series.
Posted by: Bagpuss (IP Logged)
Date: 27 October, 2019 03:36

Set 173 to win, Banton's first innings in an England shirt is short and sweet, smearing his 2nd ball for 6 over midwicket and a pull for 4 in his first over before playing around Lockie Ferguson and out lbw for 11 off 8.

50 up for England off 5 with extras contributing 16, but Vince (run a ball 17) and Denly (3rd ball duck) fall caught behind to Ferguson in quick succession. Bairstow and Billings put on 61 before Billings is bowled then Sam Curran joins Bairstow to steer England home to win by 6 wickets with 11 balls to spare. Bairstow, who started slowly (in part due to not seeing much of the strike) finishes 78* off 45 (six 4s & four 6s).

Re: England in New Zealand T20 series.
Posted by: Bobstan (IP Logged)
Date: 27 October, 2019 07:34

Bert Sutcliffe. Now there was a player. He did remarkably well in a New Zealand team that failed to win a Test over the whole period that he played. From a cricketing viewpoint it was a great pity that Martin Donnelly put his career before his cricket as he would have surely provided high class support to Bert. Donnelly played only seven Tests, averaging 52.9. His career seems to have gone from strength to strength and I read that he came to prefer fishing to cricket. Ah well.

Re: England in New Zealand T20 series.
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 27 October, 2019 11:40

Donnelly probably decided that in fishing dropping catches was a good thing.



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Re: England in New Zealand T20 series.
Posted by: mikeindex (IP Logged)
Date: 27 October, 2019 16:29

Only three wicket-keepers in that XI, poor team balance.

Re: England in New Zealand T20 series.
Posted by: Bagpuss (IP Logged)
Date: 28 October, 2019 10:26

Lewis Gregory named in the team for England's second T20 warm up match starting midnight GMT tonight.

Malan
Banton
Vince
Morgan
Denly
Billings
Gregory
Tom Curran
Mahmood
Brown
Parkinson

Re: England in New Zealand T20 series.
Posted by: Bagpuss (IP Logged)
Date: 28 October, 2019 23:55

England win the toss and will bat first.

Re: England in New Zealand T20 series.
Posted by: hantssabre (IP Logged)
Date: 29 October, 2019 07:02

And end up getting thrashed! Gregory good with bat but not so good with ball. Banton another brief innings!

Re: England in New Zealand T20 series.
Posted by: Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
Date: 29 October, 2019 09:00

Lewis Gregory bowled two no-balls that cost 10 runs and three wides.

So two overs for 27 included 13 runs from bad balls, plus runs scored off the extra balls bowled.

He scored 29 off 11 balls batting down the order.

Re: England in New Zealand T20 series.
Posted by: nelliec (IP Logged)
Date: 01 November, 2019 03:04

Banton not selected.Gregory plays but isn’t given a bowl ????
Looks like the SE Morgan’s select eleven



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/11/2019 03:08 by nelliec.

Re: England in New Zealand T20 series.
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 01 November, 2019 11:08

In the first match they pick Lewis but he doesn't bowl ball. Isn't he there as an all rounder?



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Re: England in New Zealand T20 series.
Posted by: Mr Blobby (IP Logged)
Date: 01 November, 2019 12:47

I think they see Gregory as more of a finisher with the bat who can bowl an over or two if needed in this format. Only played this game because Denly got injured a day or two before in training. With this being a 5 match series I'm sure both he and Banton will get opportunities.

Re: England in New Zealand T20 series.
Posted by: Roger ivanhoe (IP Logged)
Date: 01 November, 2019 18:13

Anybody else spot Jeremy Curwin ex Somerset Marketing Manager in the crowd last night, he emigrated to New Zealand a couple of years ago to take over as C.E.O at Canterbury Cricket Club .

Re: England in New Zealand T20 series.
Posted by: Bagpuss (IP Logged)
Date: 03 November, 2019 00:41

Second T20I starts 1am. England gave won the toss and will bowl. Lewis gets another chance to be more than a specialist fielder. Still no debut for Tom Banton as Saqib Mahmood (debut) for Tom Curran is the only change.

Re: England in New Zealand T20 series.
Posted by: Scrumper (IP Logged)
Date: 03 November, 2019 00:45

Is there some new form of tossing?

Re: England in New Zealand T20 series.
Posted by: Bagpuss (IP Logged)
Date: 03 November, 2019 01:58

SPOILER ALERT if you're waiting to watch the Highlights on Sunday.







Lewis Gregory takes a wicket with his first ball in international cricket.

Re: England in New Zealand T20 series.
Posted by: cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
Date: 03 November, 2019 10:10

Lewis brought on to bowl last change by Morgan - as an after-thought when Pat Brown had gone for 32 in two overs. Did rather better, too, with 1-10 in his two overs.

In line with the Spoiler Alert above, I won`t say what effect this had on the result.

Re: England in New Zealand T20 series.
Posted by: wsm fan (IP Logged)
Date: 04 November, 2019 20:42

Tom Banton set to debut tonight & play the remaining 3 T20s of the series

Re: England in New Zealand T20 series.
Posted by: Scrumper (IP Logged)
Date: 05 November, 2019 01:00

England cap presented to our local icon. Has he got his Somerset cap yet?

https://www.somersetcountycc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Banton_Fire_1x1.jpg

Re: England in New Zealand T20 series.
Posted by: Grizzers (IP Logged)
Date: 05 November, 2019 03:04

Enjoyed watching (courtesy of a $7 p.m. subscription to the Asian Cricket network !) Tom Banton's lovely start to the first innings of his International career.

Pity it was a pretty short one, as he was going well.

Grizzzly

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