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Re: Advantage Notts?
Posted by: AGod
Date: 22/04/2019 09:47
Intereseting point, SP. There were a couple of seasons, in which we had Caddy and Mushy in harness (plus Graham Rose and Neil Mallender), where our starting bowling attack was very, very, very good, with Caddy and Mushy, I think, clearly being better than anybody currently on staff. But there wasn't much depth - an injury prone Matt Bulbeck, an injury prone and inconsistent Rooster, and not much else.

Balance wise, we're missing a few things - a wrist-spinner that is good in red ball, a left arm pace man of any description whatsoever and an out and out fast bowler that is consistently available, at present.

But what we have now is, arguably, the most effective "hunting unit," that we've had in a very long time.

Up until about 3 or so years ago, then every third or fourth CC match, SCCC would have a nightmare session in the field, where multiple bowlers would all bowl badly at once, the odd chance actually generated among the carnage would be spurned, heads would go down etc etc. No more. Now we hunt as a pack and generally keep the pressure on.

Despite that, I can't honestly say that I think this current attack would bowl teams out very often on the Taunton pitches of old (the ones that Langer used to throw his toys out of the pram about) BUT, where there's something in a deck (or ambient conditions), this current group *will* exploit it on a more consistent basis than the vast majority of other attacks in the CC...

... And for that reason, this *could* be our year, if we can back it up with more batting partnerships featuring the calibre of focus and discipline of the Tom/George stand at Trent Bridge.

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