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Re: FAKE 2020 Essex @Chelmsford CC1 - Deja Vu?
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 22 May, 2020 11:03

Cook was the difference in this match last year.

One thing the computer doesn't seem to do is produce many low scoring games

Re: FAKE 2020 Essex @Chelmsford CC1 - Deja Vu?
Posted by: Farmer White (IP Logged)
Date: 22 May, 2020 12:10

Posting reports after midnight Grockle? It is the start of a slippery slope which ends at sunrise ...

And more seriously, your efforts on this are appreciated.


Re: FAKE 2020 Essex @Chelmsford CC1 - Deja Vu?
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 22 May, 2020 12:42

I'm in a double world Farmer.

I quarantine in UK time but I work in Bermudian time so as I had a '4pm' staff meeting which went on until '5'. I didn't really get to sorting this out until '7-ish' and by that time it was midnight-ish.

Until the end of June such is my life

Yes, you could argue the PC likes big scores, or it uses the data to produce what SHOULD happen.

Last season there was more than one occasion when we were saying - why oh why are batsmen of such potential doing so poorly.

Noticeably, Steve Davies is living up to his CC1 potential in this scenario.

I hate to say it but there is also not the situation of Marcus going early and putting the front end under pressure. Carberry and Ali are not going early usually (I mean within 5 or 6 overs) and Byrom and Bartlett have done their jobs in that top 3.

You should be happy in this game as your predicted move of the skipper worked - thank heavens.

Maybe we are just doing what ought to be done and the PC is more optimistic about those changes.

I think the higher predictabilities that I am noticing are;
a) Don't get into the 90's just before an interval
b) Expect wicket keeping errors to give you at least 8 leg byes an innings
c) Caught and Bowled is far more likely than usual
d) Don't hope for rain to save you

As Mikeindex pointed out, this could be the season we all fantasise about, where things go the way we always hope - but it is ONLY game 7 and we haven't got anywhere near winning it yet.
It has been a long time since i have experienced a game where batsmen have been producing runs in batches - hence scores over 400 rather than on e decent score, some individual little bits and scores about 250.

The bowlers are bowling to form..... the bigger scores make wins more likely as they have first innings scores to bowl AT

All these things could, of course change.

The only thing I would like to say it that I am doing nothing to influence play.

The only aspects I have control over are;
a) the toss and decisions at it (win and bat presently seems to work)
b) bowling changes
c) the level of aggression of batsmen as they get settled
d) declaration decisions if they are required - though I do tend to ask for guidance if I can on that one.

So the PC is running this season based on data I assume.


Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 22/05/2020 13:10 by Grockle.

Re: FAKE 2020 Essex @Chelmsford CC1 - Deja Vu?
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 22 May, 2020 23:37

You posted too early Farmer

20 wickets go down on Day 3.

Ryan tenDoeschate gets 100

Essex fall 77 short of the Somerset total an hour after Lunch

Somerset are all out for 85 45 minutes before the end of play and get 2 Essex wickets for 28 by the day's end.

Essex need 135 after our first major collapse of this season with a very good position in front of us

Not so by the end of Day 3


Re: FAKE 2020 Essex @Chelmsford CC1 - Deja Vu?
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2020 08:07

"35 minutes of fast agressive speed is required for any Somerset hope."

With only Gregory, Cove and Jove as quicks, it will be interesting to see if we can get them all out now. The bounce rating was average, which will suit these bowlers in particular since hopefully the pitch has deteriorated for day 4. Looking back at the weather forecast, there is plenty of sunshine so Jove will tire easily. Leach will always take tickets, all being well Bess will make good. But did Essex select a side having no spinners, where is Harmer?

Some clever bowling rotation required here to bring us home

Re: FAKE 2020 Essex @Chelmsford CC1 - Deja Vu?
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2020 10:37

Well they have 2 but tenDoeschate worries me. Can only hope he used up his lives in the first innings. Browne needs to go early.

This is what the fantasy season hasn't had so far. Poor batting performances hobbling good bowling ones.


Re: FAKE 2020 Essex @Chelmsford CC1 - Deja Vu?
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2020 16:42

A 'Fighting' Loss.

Essex win by 3 wickets with Jack and Lewis taking 4 between them.

Not enough runs to play with - this game was lost on Day 3. Another 50 and it might have been a different case.

How important a loss that might be we shall have to wait and see, it could be the pivotal result as in 2019 perhaps?


Re: FAKE 2020 Essex @Chelmsford CC1 - Deja Vu?
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 23 May, 2020 19:39

Well played Essex. Deja-vu.

A full squad was available, we played our strongest team (at least for batting) and won the toss. We can't even beat Essex by computer.

Maybe next time there is something expected in the pitch, we go for an extra batsman and just have 4 specialist bowlers? Even though we should have got them at the end, scoring 85 all out is not good enough to win

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