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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 01 August, 2020 14:09

Yes he's been more sorted since the Worcestershire away game of a season and a half ago I think.

Got to hope that the earlier inconsistent fitness records are organised now. There are questions about whether he sees the clock ticking and thinks he needs all the advantages he can get on his side for England consideration.

He seems to have been in squads for consideration quite a lot but has yet to break through into the final groups and onto the pitch. This may be a move to change that he believes - 'new challenges'. Hope so even though it won't be as a Somerset player.

The shame will be if that does not happen and he continues his career as a 'good county professional' with another county rather than us.

He may not be the last. The same consideration may be working its way through Dom Bess' mind and Craig Overton I would expect.

From a one day basis Tom Banton has to consider his white ball career at a county that will not be involved in the 'premier' white ball competition of the country as it is presently formatted. Though that may change one hopes given the mess of this year.



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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 01 August, 2020 15:59

Well, fair play to Lammonby, who looked promising.

Otherwise, the usual, generally unimpressive batting display today, though it should be said that De Lange was a handful.

The fact that Glamorgan have an utterly hapless slip fielder has helped.

Before somebody says "Glamorgan haven't batted yet," I'm aware of this... and since we are a strong bowling side, and Glamorgan an indifferent batting one, we may very well emerge with a first-innings lead..... but that doesn't actually change the assessment of a not terribly clever batting performance by us (there's nowt wrong with the actual pitch).

Also..... there's some poor thinking in there, in that Roelof was sent in in a place in the batting order which he hasn't done anything to justify for the past three years.... they seem stuck on the idea that he's an all-rounder but, in red-ball cricket, he is very definitely not.

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 01 August, 2020 17:11

As if one needed a reminder of the joys of supporting Somerset - 99 exhilarating runs (so far) for the last two weeks. Wonderful stuff!



LoL

Seventy-two Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 01 August, 2020 17:15

You mean wickets LoL?



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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 01 August, 2020 17:16

Extremely effective and entertaining from Jack Brooks - good for him.

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 01 August, 2020 17:17

Has Boycott infiltrated our ranks, LoL?

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 01 August, 2020 17:22

Great work from the club to now be able to cover catches (or drops) in the outfield. Excellent.

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 01 August, 2020 17:22

Glamorgan drop Brooks on 45 as Rashid takes Curtis Campher against Ireland. What great fun at Taunton.



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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 01 August, 2020 17:26

Well played Jack Brooks first Somerset 50 and he deserved every bit of it. 50 out of 79 with Steve Davies at the other end!!



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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Grizzers (IP Logged)
Date: 01 August, 2020 17:26

Terrific stuff from Jack, admirably marshalled by the ever classy SD.

Mr Brooks swashbuckling efforts will stand him in good stead for his application to the local combine harvester driver society !

Good to see some spectators enjoying the game from the flat balconies.

Grizzers

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 01 August, 2020 17:49

72 when jack Brooks finally goes and Steve Davies not out for 81. Record 10th wicket partnership and frustrating as hell for Glamorgan!! 296 all out when we were 149 for 8.



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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 01 August, 2020 17:58

Yes, Boycott's accent seems to have affected my spelling, but it's too delicious a typo to correct now.



LoL

Seventy-two Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 01 August, 2020 21:22

It's Yorkshire Day so you are forgiven.



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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Farmer White (IP Logged)
Date: 02 August, 2020 03:43

Here is the link to my report on the first day:

[farmerwhite.co.uk]

Farmer

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 02 August, 2020 06:27

"None too convincing," would, indeed, be an apt summary of the display from those Glamorgan openers, last night.

We just didn't quite get our lines right. One suspects that, if we manage to bowl at off-stick this morning, rather than six inches outside it, then both gentlemen may be switfly on their way.

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 02 August, 2020 08:12

Previous 10th wicket records from Wiki:

List A
10th 65* Jamie Overton & Tim Groenewald Gloucestershire - County Ground, Taunton 2016

First Class
10th 163 Ian Blackwell & Nixon McLean Derbyshire - County Ground, Taunton 2003

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 02 August, 2020 08:38

Tandems don't come in more enteratining combinations than IDB and Nixon McLean!!

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Wickham (IP Logged)
Date: 02 August, 2020 08:50

Very good, JCW.
If the Somerset bowlers can conjure similar amounts of movement to the Glamorgan bowlers, 296 could prove to be a very useful score.

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 02 August, 2020 10:20

My story about Mr McLean. Just before he came to us and brought his wonderful 'Welcome to Taunton' first ball delivery, he was with Northampton (I think) and he came out to face a last over of a one day game at Taunton versus ARC in his pomp.

Now Nixon was a languid soul when not bowling (the change was amazing) and Andy tried to bounce him out as last man. Nixon swatted him so Andy, not to be shown up by an 11th bat, increased the speed and Nixon swatted him. In came an even faster and more determined international bowler and Nixon swatted him.

At the end of the over Mr McLean had taken the pride of English pace for 27 and strolled off to the CA dressing rooms. I did enjoy his 2 years here and in that mood with Blackie at the other end there must have been great fun had.

IDB was involved yesterday as well. It was Somerset umpiring heaven with Mike Burns.



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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 02 August, 2020 11:25

Mr C was seldom at his best when getting slogged by tailenders!

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