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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Bobstan (IP Logged)
Date: 04 August, 2020 13:36

Pleasant, chatty and insightful commentary too making very good overall coverage.

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: cricketjerry-mouse (IP Logged)
Date: 04 August, 2020 13:42

I see `the game`s afoot` at Surrey, with debutant slow left-armer Dan Moriarty taking five of the six Middlesex second innings wickets to fall.

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 04 August, 2020 14:01

That was a thoroughly professional performance and for the time being we top the table. I just hope we don't come to regret not scoring those extra four runs in the first innings.



LoL

Seventy-two Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 04 August, 2020 15:05

SKY commentary all over the Bob Willis and the format - watch out for plans to turn this into the Championship if games give results in 4 days!! (You heard it here first).

LOTS of talk about the results, LOADS of talk about Surrey MASSES of talk about Ollie thingy. Not a mention of the Overton's or Somerset's win except that they won.

It's a level playing field isn't it?



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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 04 August, 2020 15:11

They'll talk about Jamie soon... for no other reason than the fact that he's moving to Surrey.

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Grizzers (IP Logged)
Date: 04 August, 2020 15:54

A terrific all round performance on the field, by all concerned, by Scott H. for preparing it and by Ben Warren and his colleagues for their technological wizardry.

The off field stuff doesn’t feel quite the same right now.

To put it mildly.

Grizzers

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 04 August, 2020 15:57

Really enjoyed that. 14 Overton wickets says it all, well 70% of our bowling attack anyway.

My comment if we are to have Willis 2021, then mix up the groups. Playing Glammy every time would become a bit predictable. They need to concentrate on their Welsh Fire

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 04 August, 2020 17:19

There's no logical reason at all to dismantle the two division structure. But then logic and the ECB aren't often bedfellows.



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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 04 August, 2020 19:34

There would be if there weren't 18 first class counties of course... I was thinking of the 4 day format with the 128 first over limit etc.



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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Farmer White (IP Logged)
Date: 04 August, 2020 20:39

Here is the link to my report on the Final Day:

[farmerwhite.co.uk]

And, for ease of reference here are the lins to my reports on the first three days:

First Day

[farmerwhite.co.uk]

Second Day

[farmerwhite.co.uk]

Third Day

[farmerwhite.co.uk]


Farmer



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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 04 August, 2020 20:41

I was talking about the 3 groups of 6 - Gloucs, Worcs, Warks, Northants, Glams against us all the time.

And maybe a semi-final, so Somerset don't finish top of the group, but fail to get into the final

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 04 August, 2020 21:47

Looking at the other matches, what fantastic cricket it has been. Match of the round maybe Derbyshire's visit to Trent Bridge (sorry Pete Trego), most curious aspect is why Leicestershire declared after 119 overs, and another reason to love the tournament is when a lowly division 2 side beats Surrey. When did Notts last win in the 4 day game by the way?

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 05 August, 2020 06:27

The side that Surrey fielded looked weak on paper, and didn't fare much better on grass.

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 05 August, 2020 08:53

Not sure about some of the Lancashire bowlers either? Bottom 5 of CC2 all won, what's going on there?

Yorkshire in the final anyone...

Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Des Platt (IP Logged)
Date: 05 August, 2020 17:49

Quote:
Somerset LaLaLa
When did Notts last win in the 4 day game by the way?

From Notts Forum
“ Just a reminder that Nottinghamshire remain shamefully winless in First Class Cricket since 23rd June 2018”

Re: Strange Times The Willis Trophy Game 1 Glamorgan (H)
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 05 August, 2020 18:15

They really are a shambles up at Trent Bridge. A ship adrift.

Re: Strange Times The Willis Trophy Game 1 Glamorgan (H)
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 05 August, 2020 18:17

Let's hope their new 'New Ball' option puts some spine into the side and gets them wanting to win again.



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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 05 August, 2020 19:21

Quote:
Bobstan
Pleasant, chatty and insightful commentary too making very good overall coverage.

Not always insightful.....

.. My favourite little tranche of the commentary was when Mr Gibson was going on and on about how England have told Craig Overton to bowl faster. He was saying this during a few overs... and then saying "And he certainly looks as though he's added a yard or two of pace - I've never seen him bowl so quickly etc etc."

That's because it was Jamie that was bowling at the time!

I can't work out, for the life of me, why Gibson can't tell them apart.

I couldn't tell them apart in the pub or in the street. Or even standing in the slips. BUT the one place where it's super easy to tell them apart is when they are actually bowling .... because Jamie has that thing where he almost always insists on following through in an exaggerated way until he is underneath the nose of the batsman.. and Craig doesn't bother with that wasted energy.

Re: Strange Times The Willis Trophy Game 1 Glamorgan (H)
Posted by: Bobstan (IP Logged)
Date: 05 August, 2020 19:34

Craig does do this sometimes, but nowhere near as often as Jamie.

Re: Strange Times The Willis Trophy Game 1 Glamorgan (H)
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 06 August, 2020 00:21

He got the numbers mixed up at the start and assumed it was Jamie bowling because the bowler wasn't wearing 12 (Craig's old number) but 7. Their names were on their backs but the initials were pretty hard to see on the monitors. Anthony sorted it once he saw both and realised that Craig had taken Pete's old number



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