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Re: Willis Trophy Game 2 Northants away
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 08 August, 2020 11:37

Found it. Can't exactly say that the track looks like a green terror!!!

In which case, a hell of a lot of rebuilding potentially to be done..

Re: Willis Trophy Game 2 Northants away
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 08 August, 2020 11:40

Then again, there is this:

"Both (sic) James Hildreth and Tom Banton not looking in any comfort."

Re: Willis Trophy Game 2 Northants away
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 08 August, 2020 11:53

An uncahracteristcally ill-judged shot from Eddie Byrom.

Tom A falls, caught down the leg-side, quite often.... this one looked like an action replay of various others.

Re: Willis Trophy Game 2 Northants away
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 08 August, 2020 12:13

The commentary is 3 balls behind the video for those trying to get their heads around it.

I wonder if the techies at Northants are rushing around trying to sort this or whether they''ve just gone 'it'll be OK'

Somerset would be working hard to get this right and may even take the commentary off until they did but that commitment to the watching listening public isn't always apparent elsewhere - especially in the case of Championship cricket.

Hopefully that attitude will disappear as the clubs have to go to streaming and realise how big the audience is.

Good start for Brandon Glover the 'Dutch' Saffer on debut. Normal start from the Somerset batting front end.

There is a twitter stink wafting up from Worcestershire who seem to have restricted their streaming to 'members only' via their website I am assuming. Other supporters NOT impressed it seems and it may change for the second tranche of games.

Something positive happening because of the pandemic



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Re: Willis Trophy Game 2 Northants away
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 08 August, 2020 12:14

I'll judged 'chop on' by Banton and 36 for 4. Oh dear.



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Re: Willis Trophy Game 2 Northants away
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 08 August, 2020 12:24

Not sure whether others are seeing this as well but it seems the 'live' stream needs restarting about every 40-45 minutes.

Presently not hugely impressed with 'Steelbacks TV' I have to say



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Re: Willis Trophy Game 2 Northants away
Posted by: Bagpuss (IP Logged)
Date: 08 August, 2020 12:36

Lancashire stream last week v Leicestershire was members only but after a lot of complaints this is changing. The match was at New Road.

Re: Willis Trophy Game 2 Northants away
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 08 August, 2020 12:47

Yes - the indications of the demand for CC1 streams has been given a huge lift when it is all there is.

They can ignore it when they are playing in front of crowds but Ben's info about the hundred's of thousands of views is now reality for a lot of counties and they seem to be starting to take a serious look at it.

The kit they usually use has always been geared to giving lip service to the odd non local supporter if the bits of kit are hanging about and a non paid techie can cobble something together. That tended to be the way Somerset used to do the supporter ball by ball commentary.

The tech now is much more capable and the demand is a little more than they expected it to be so it all looks better for this aspect - and as a soon to be non UK resident again I am really happy to see that.

If the counties could raise revenue from it and all had to charge I'd be happy to subscribe to a service like SCCC's - not so sure I'd want something like this.



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Re: Willis Trophy Game 2 Northants away
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 08 August, 2020 13:03

Yet another game where the bowlers are going to have to absolutely carry this club, then..

Re: Willis Trophy Game 2 Northants away
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 08 August, 2020 13:06

The pitch looks fairly harmless to me.

So the lower order may be able to hit some lusty blows etc..

But still, one doubts that we'll get more than, perhaps, 220 or so unless somebody can stay with Hildreth for a long time.

And this track seems to have little of the pace and bounce of our track from the Glamorgan game. So we may have to sit in and win mainly with attrition vs the Northants batting..

Re: Willis Trophy Game 2 Northants away
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 08 August, 2020 13:06

Another famous Somerset 5fer - 74 for 5 at lunch. Oh dear oh dear oh dear

As you say AG - it's never a decent assessment until both sides have batted - but it does look like the county will be looking to their bowling AGAIN to pull their sphericals out of the fire after another poor front end first innings batting performance in a 4 day game.



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Re: Willis Trophy Game 2 Northants away
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 08 August, 2020 13:09

The Northants commentator said that you have to used the new ball on the first morning at Wantage, you can't waste it because it may be all you get. Well they haven't wasted it but if it flattens it could be a long middle section of this game for the Somerset side in the field because our variation is being underused or not used at all in international bubbles.

Ho Hum.....



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Re: Willis Trophy Game 2 Northants away
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 08 August, 2020 13:13

And may miss LG with the bat*, thanks to wonderful England, too.

*In a middle session, today, which should heavily favour the bat, pitch wise.

Re: Willis Trophy Game 2 Northants away
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 08 August, 2020 13:16

I was including him - if they don't keep 'em in the bubble they injure 'em just before they leave it!!



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Re: Willis Trophy Game 2 Northants away
Posted by: Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
Date: 08 August, 2020 13:43

There was me thinking this match could be a draw, after Northants last game against Warks and their record in CC2 in 2019. Somerset conspire to think otherwise..

Re: Willis Trophy Game 2 Northants away
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 08 August, 2020 13:58

Whooppee!! Last of recognised batsmen goes just after lunch. Anyone putting money on Somerset reaching 3 figures?



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Re: Willis Trophy Game 2 Northants away
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 08 August, 2020 14:04

To give 'Steelbacks TV' credit where it is due they are tweeting that they are trying to fix the audio lag but the things they tried before lunch haven't worked.

At least they are working on it.



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Re: Willis Trophy Game 2 Northants away
Posted by: AGod (IP Logged)
Date: 08 August, 2020 14:15

That last one seemed to really pop at Craig, to me?

It might be that this track is excessively dry in which case, Roelof might have some fun on it when he bowls?

Re: Willis Trophy Game 2 Northants away
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 08 August, 2020 14:27

I know you like to blame the ECB for everything, AGod, but I think Gregory picked up his injury after he returned to Somerset, Apologies if I am wrong.



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Re: Willis Trophy Game 2 Northants away
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 08 August, 2020 14:42

114 for 9 and Jack Brooks won't die wondering. What price a batting point? :-)



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