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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 On to the Oval Surrey (A)
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 05 May, 2020 18:11

Just wait till the wickets start tumbling towards the end of the match, best not arrive late...

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 On to the Oval Surrey (A)
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 05 May, 2020 19:22

Seems Alexei Kervezee on Twitter is also quite surprised by this!! Excellent second day if you were at the parallel Oval and Somerset supporter. The ball went everywhere - the six off the first ball of Curran's first over after lunch from Hildreth was a particular highlight!!



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 On to the Oval Surrey (A)
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 05 May, 2020 20:59

Hilda didn't make it to the end of the day but Steve Davies did. James finally fell for 126 to a pearler from Morkel.

First Lewis (25) and then Craig (21 no) helped Steve (80 no) to the end of the day 388 for 7 (Dom went for a duck) 93 runs ahead as we march into Day 3,

Good batting day for the boyz



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 On to the Oval Surrey (A)
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 07 May, 2020 10:27

End of Day 3 Steve Davies gets the third century and we have Surrey still 11 runs behind with only 3 wickets left.

This is looking good in a purely Fantasy way.


Unless of course we show the Somerset inability to clear out a tail when we seem to have a game won.



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 On to the Oval Surrey (A)
Posted by: Farmer White (IP Logged)
Date: 07 May, 2020 11:16

As in most things, cool heads, focused minds and the will to win should be the order of the day. The necessary bowling and batting will then follow.

Farmer

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 On to the Oval Surrey (A)
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 07 May, 2020 11:51

What if we need 77 to win?

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 On to the Oval Surrey (A)
Posted by: Farmer White (IP Logged)
Date: 07 May, 2020 13:12

Then, cool heads, focused minds and the will to win will need to be the order of the day.

Farmer

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 On to the Oval Surrey (A)
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 07 May, 2020 16:51

Cool Head. Focused Mind. Jack Leach. Clarke third over for 22. Morkel bowled 2nd ball. Virdi bowled next over and it's all done bar the shouting as Surrey get 1 run ahead.

We knock 2 to win by 10 wickets, hit 100 points and go to the top of the Fantasy CC1!!



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 On to the Oval Surrey (A)
Posted by: mikeindex (IP Logged)
Date: 07 May, 2020 17:16

We're going to, aren't we?
After all the heartache of the last decade some computer is actually going to compound our frustrations by making us win the pretend one.
How very Somerset.

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 On to the Oval Surrey (A)
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 07 May, 2020 18:11

Well there are 9 to go. But I'd be up for it if this was a real season. I can't remember one where everyone picked has done their job and I am struggling to remember a match where we had 3 centuries in an innings let alone in a game!!

The machine is doing all those things we know our players can do but rarely do on cue

But I promise you, I am simply pressing the button. I'm making as limited a number of decisions as I can and asking for guidance wherever possible.



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 On to the Oval Surrey (A)
Posted by: Shepton Paul 2 (IP Logged)
Date: 07 May, 2020 19:18

100 points from five games is some going by anyone's standards! Yes, it will be quite frustrating if we do win the fake CC, but I'll take it as progress!

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 On to the Oval Surrey (A)
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 08 May, 2020 11:48

Just had another opportunity to read one of your fantastic real life accounts Farmer. Our target against Lancashire was 78 and not 77 as I said, how important a single run makes. For Somerset to win emphatically in fantasy cricket fielding first away against Surrey is a tremendous achievement. I wonder how many runs we would have comfortably chased? Hildreth, Gregory and Leach have been the standout performers for me so far. Some tinkering is otherwise needed to the batting imo, yes that is very Somerset

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 On to the Oval Surrey (A)
Posted by: Farmer White (IP Logged)
Date: 08 May, 2020 15:24

Hopefully like this SLLL, if you can stand another one:

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Although, even that had its moments.

Farmer

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 On to the Oval Surrey (A)
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 08 May, 2020 20:46

Well we have Kent next and if Banton and Ali are back I'm not sure who we go with.
Azhar or Eddie?
Azhar or Tom A
Tom B or George?
George or Alexei

And where do we put Mike Carberry when HE comes back?

And all while James and Steve have been solid and the taul has wagged.

Bit scary really.



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 On to the Oval Surrey (A)
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 08 May, 2020 23:48

Not scary really.

I would suggest working towards the strongest side for the Essex match afterwards.

So we need to give Banton a go against Kent and then consider whether he plays against Essex.
Carberry or Ali would come in at 2, whoever is fully fit.

And keep Bartlett or Byrom at 3, my preference would be for Bartlett as he has played more and may be in line for another big score.

So no Kervezee, but he could play at 3 against Essex? And I would consider switching Abell to 5 for Essex.

Vs Kent: Abell, Carberry or Ali, Bartlett or Byrom, Hildreth, Banton, Davies
Vs Essex possible: Carberry, Ali, Kervezee, Hildreth, Abell, Davies

Good luck with setting up the polls!

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 On to the Oval Surrey (A)
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 09 May, 2020 00:30

Ahh we'll do them one at a time. The great thing is the parallel universe operates on my time scale and the clock doesn't start to tick until I say so.

Bowling options? Davey was solid Jack was immense Craig came through.



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 On to the Oval Surrey (A)
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 09 May, 2020 11:30

I need to have a look at the pitch, though Jack Leach for ever... Is it possible to jinx a computer?

Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 On to the Oval Surrey (A)
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 09 May, 2020 11:42

Oh I'm sure there's a 'Somerset choke' algorithm on the machine



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Re: FAKE 2020 CC1 On to the Oval Surrey (A)
Posted by: Farmer White (IP Logged)
Date: 09 May, 2020 12:18

Somerset repeatedly coming second has nothing to do with choking. It is far worse than that. John Calvin had a word for it. Predestination. However, Calvin considered purgatory to be a fiction. Which only goes to show he was not a Somerset supporter.

Farmer

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