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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 v Warwickshire @ Taunton
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 28 April, 2020 19:10

400 came quickly and 430 came almost as soon so we declared then with 1 hour before the Tea interval. By the end of the session they needed 377 but Rhodes and Banks are back in the hutch at 54 for 2. Things is looking up.



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 v Warwickshire @ Taunton
Posted by: Farmer White (IP Logged)
Date: 28 April, 2020 20:26

Things is, but to be on the safe side a quote from my report on the actual match in 2019 might serve as well here:

"The superstition which lurks in the psyche of virtually every cricket supporter would not permit a single Somerset chicken to be counted or opposition goose to be cooked before the event, however certain their respective destinies seemed to be."

Not that I am superstitious of course.

Farmer

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 v Warwickshire @ Taunton
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 28 April, 2020 20:48

Somerset have a fine tradition recently of not losing at home and we wouldn't want break that. Of course there is always Essex at the end of the season to look forwards, but that is a long way off.

We are about to find out if fantasy weather is as unpredictable as the real thing. There is certainly not an option for looking up at the sky

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 v Warwickshire @ Taunton
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 29 April, 2020 10:24

We are going to lose 42 minutes to rain at the start of Day 4...… may lose this one to the weather unfortunately.

A turning point in our FAKE 2020 season?



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 v Warwickshire @ Taunton
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 29 April, 2020 14:55

The weather delay does not save Warwickshire who despite a little flutter at the end that takes us into the afternoon session finally succumb some 217 runs behind.

George Bartlett gets the Man of the Match award and we go back on top with 77 points but only really because Yorkshire did not play in this round.

Nevertheless TOP OF THE FANTASY CC1 MA!!

Well done CC1 selectors and on to Surrey at the Oval for the return fixture



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 v Warwickshire @ Taunton
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 29 April, 2020 15:59

Following the pattern of actual results...

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 v Warwickshire @ Taunton
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 29 April, 2020 16:23

I think the engine is really quite close to the actual prowess of the sides. As I said. It has been going for about 15 years and it has been tweaked over that time and I do think it mirrors quite well what has happened over the time.

I did think it would rain off Day 4 so I'm quite happy it let the game play out.



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 v Warwickshire @ Taunton
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 29 April, 2020 16:42

I've never played this game before, but an interesting observation is that the overseas/new players made big scores when first playing (Ali, Carberry, Kervezee) or when making changes (Byrom, Bartlett, Cove). Worth trying something when playing the top sides?

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 v Warwickshire @ Taunton
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 29 April, 2020 16:51

Maybe but I think we've simply bought 'well' in Carberry and Kervezee and used them where they ought to be. Maybe George is more of a 3 than a 5 while Kervezee is a 5 more than a 3?

Quite a few people were up for Eddie to be introduced into the side last year and we couldn't get him in.

We decided not to play Marcus although in the software he was available as part of the 2019 squad. I wonder whether his form would have shown an improvement

Lots of people are saying they miss him this year - even without cricket. I have to say I don't miss Marcus of 2019. I miss Marcus of 2010 - 2011. there was a master of the art. Last year he was a mere shadow of his former self.

I was very surprised by Mike Carberry's numbers, he was the perfect and I have to say cheap replacement for Marcus while the younger guys got themselves into the first team format.

But it's all fiction.



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