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Re: Somerset vs Kent - CC round one, Fri 05 Apr
Posted by: AGod
Date: 07/04/2019 08:39
Yes, FW, Jack Brooks's MO is, pretty much always, to pitch the ball right up, in the hope of finding any movement that might be on offer. For this reason, he's often expensive, but he tends to have a very good strike-rate.

I didn't get to see anything of yesterday but, more often than not, if the ball is repeatedly going past the outside edge, there is a case to be made for pitching the ball up a smidgen further - simple geometry, really. That being the case, perhaps JackB wasn't alone in getting things ever so slightly wrong, albeit that he erred slightly in the other direction to the others?

Anyway, it's eminently logical to assume that 99% of teams bowl at least a little better on bowling day two of the season than they do on bowling day one, 99% of the time. For Jack that might mean pulling his length back by perhaps 1/4 of a yard and for the others, possibly, the reverse.

Therefore, we may climb back into this contest today. Until proven otherwise, however, it seems very apparent that I'd rather be in Kent's overnight position, than ours.

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