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FAKE 2020 Hampshire at home - Homeboys game
Posted by: Grockles.com (IP Logged)
Date: 30 May, 2020 15:24

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FAKE 2020 HAMPSHIRE CC1
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 25 May, 2020 14:30

In celebration of Monday's glorious anniversary of last season's RLOD Cup win we have a fantasy 4 day against our opponents from Lord's at their place.

After the Essex loss - is there a case for Bants to come in? Though no one did much in the second innings at Chelmsford so not sure who he would replace. Tom at 5?

Time to comment people - looking to move this game into the frame by Wednesday or Thursday.



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Re: FAKE 2020 HAMPSHIRE CC1
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 25 May, 2020 14:33

Home game

The date would have been June 30th

Jamie Overton is out for 5 days so he will not be available



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Re: FAKE 2020 HAMPSHIRE CC1
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 26 May, 2020 15:19

I'm going all Somerset and, unless the pitch is perfect, an extra batsman in place of the 5th bowler. No Gregory this time as originally proposed by Farmer. My usual caveat on Brooks for Bess.

Ali, Byrom, Bartlett, Hildreth, Abell, Banton, Davies, Cove, Brooks, Davey, Leach

Re: FAKE 2020 HAMPSHIRE CC1
Posted by: Farmer White (IP Logged)
Date: 26 May, 2020 15:54

I would make only one change from that. Davies up to six and Bess in for Banton. Simply because I like a varied bowling attack, and Bess has been showing signs of breaking through with the fantasy ball. Then, if we win the toss, bat.

Farmer

Re: FAKE 2020 HAMPSHIRE CC1
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 26 May, 2020 17:59

My thinking, more in terms of how to beat Grockle's computer, is that for a poor wicket where we are likely to take wickets cheaply 5 specialist bowlers is a luxury. We need to be able to score more than 100 in our second innings to have a go at winning the match and I would prefer an extra batsman in that situation.

With Jove out, 4 of the other bowlers plus Tom would see us through particularly with Jack holding up his end.

Conversely for a perfect wicket where we are likely to make many runs, but not take wickets, we should play 6 specialist bowlers. It might make the difference to get our first (and hopefully last) virtual Covid championship title.

Re: FAKE 2020 HAMPSHIRE CC1
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 28 May, 2020 19:54

Hampshire conditions are fair but it looks like Day 4 may be a cloudy one with quite a chance of rain

Conditions

Very good Light (on 3 days)

Good Bounce and Wear

Average Outfield

No Jamie Overton

The plan seems to be to play a 'Somerset' side

Ali
Byrom
Bartlett
Hildreth
Abell
Davies
?? Do you want to rest Gregory seeing as JOVE is out?
?? Bess or seamer?
COVE
?? Replacement for JOVE? Brooks or Davey?
Leach

That seems to be the conversation though I have not had a response since announcing Jamie was out.

Tomorrow is BERMUDA DAY so I plan to run Day 1 tomorrow afternoon so I'd appreciate any comments you'd like to make



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Re: FAKE 2020 HAMPSHIRE CC1
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 28 May, 2020 19:56

All sides are on 7 games

3 points between 1 and 2

Hampshire in 5th



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Re: FAKE 2020 HAMPSHIRE CC1
Posted by: Farmer White (IP Logged)
Date: 28 May, 2020 22:38

A tough one re Gregory. Without Jamie Overton we could do with him in the side. At the same time, we really do need Gregory on the run in. If this were real cricket and we were real selectors we would know whether or not Gregory was carrying any niggles that threatened injury without a rest. As it is we normally only know a player is struggling when he suddenly becomes unavailable. My instinct is to rest Gregory because, on past history, he is overdue an injury and because we need him fresh for the run in.

As to Bess or pace. Bess again. Balance the attack, strengthen the inner ring and fire up the rest. Also the season is wearing on and the pitches are getting drier.

I think that means Davey, Brooks and Craig Overton as front line pace. Not ideal without Gregory or Jamie Overton but a case of short term pain for long term gain.

Craig Overton at seven, Bess at eight. Not ideal either but the same argument applies.

Doubtless someone will tell me if i can't count to eleven.

Farmer

Re: FAKE 2020 HAMPSHIRE CC1
Posted by: nelliec (IP Logged)
Date: 29 May, 2020 09:06

Don’t like our tail at all with Cove at 7.Would rather Banton at 6 and use Tom As the fifth bowler if it’s a dry wicket.

Re: FAKE 2020 HAMPSHIRE CC1
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 29 May, 2020 11:14

Banton or Kervezee at 7 for me because of the tail

Can't Ali be used instead of Bess?



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Re: FAKE 2020 HAMPSHIRE CC1
Posted by: Farmer White (IP Logged)
Date: 29 May, 2020 16:25

Azhar has 48 first-class wickets at 43 and a Test match temperament so could be used for some bowling. He also, quietly, encourages/supports others in the field, particularly if they are under the cosh. On balance I would stick with Bess because of our 'tail' only Brooks is a traditional tailender. That said, knowing how long tails can pressure the batsmen above, if this were a selection meeting I would not argue too strongly against a batsman for Bess in the absence of Gregory. The dilemma does highlight the value of Gregory in openeing up selection options.

Farmer.

Re: FAKE 2020 HAMPSHIRE CC1
Posted by: mikeindex (IP Logged)
Date: 29 May, 2020 17:37

I'm not at all sure that long tails do pressure the batsmen above these days, when so many sides, including ours - ours above all, indeed - have no tails at all to speak of?
Our one "traditional tail-ender" Jack Brooks has a first-class ton to his credit plus several fifties, a match-turning cameo against Kent last year and a career average of 16+ (our own 'Farmer' White averaged only two more and regularly opened for Somerset, as I'm sure the man himself can confirm).
No.11s, or at worst no.10s, these days tend to be only slightly worse than no. 7s. Hence I see no problem with having a bowling all-rounder at 7 (think I'd go for Dom at 7 and Craig 8 rather than the other way round).
Of course it's all pretend anyway.

Re: FAKE 2020 HAMPSHIRE CC1
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 29 May, 2020 19:17

As it happens, this is one of the better pitches (good bounce and wear) with possible rain on the last day. We may see a lot of runs, so the 4 bowler experiment should probably be left for now. It will also give Banton another outing...

Not sure if the game is underway yet, but Bess, Cove, Brooks, Davey and Leach is my final answer for the committee.

Re: FAKE 2020 HAMPSHIRE CC1
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 29 May, 2020 19:37

Nope. Didn't get to this today so I will start it tomorrow with the folllowing side which seems pretty agreed;

Ali
Byrom
Bartlett
Hildreth
Abell
Davies
Bess
Overton C
Brooks
Davey
Leach

We'll bat if we win a toss IF there is one (last day may be doubtful)



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Re: FAKE 2020 HAMPSHIRE CC1
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 30 May, 2020 12:24

So here we go

Hampshire opted for a coin toss and won it so we will BOWL first this morning



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Re: FAKE 2020 Hampshire at home - Homeboys game
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 30 May, 2020 20:30

Leachy 5 for 48 with an especially important spell just after Tea to put this innings to bed. Brooksie Ferrett with 2 for 39. Sam Northeast 79 in a Hampshire first innings of 273 all out.

Azhar and Eddie at 27 without loss at the end of the day. Start again in the morning but no loss of wickets in the twilight has to be a good thing.

Bat long and bat hard!!



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Re: FAKE 2020 Hampshire at home - Homeboys game
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 30 May, 2020 21:29

That's not so good Hampshire.

But I notice the words "Kyle Abbot" have been used in the write-up...

Re: FAKE 2020 Hampshire at home - Homeboys game
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 30 May, 2020 22:51

Another 'K Abbott'?



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Re: FAKE 2020 Hampshire at home - Homeboys game
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 01 June, 2020 10:28

A Somerset batting day where some get going but no one hits three figures and support fades away just as Somerset get to a place where they can move significantly ahead. 307 all out with significant contributions from George Bartlett, Tom Abell and Azhar Ali. The main partnership between Tom and George held the innings together but the rest didn't really support enough and although 300 isn't shabby it only leaves them 36 ahead.

Hampshire took 10 back and go into Day 3 26 behind and 1 wicket down.



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