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Re: Are we going to appeal Arrowgate?
Posted by: adelaide
Date: 08/10/2017 01:37
Jonathan Winsky
Of course, in retrospect, it would have been to our advantage had we been bowled out at some point in the afternoon, as although Surrey would have been left with a target they would have been expected to achieve, the arrival of the arrow would have probably prevented them from achieving their target, yet would have allowed us to sort out our over rate. In this scenario, Surrey would have instead surely been the ones up in arms about Arrowgate.


Ingenious. But if we had been in serious danger of losing having been bowled out earlier we might well have been more worried about losing the draw points than the over rate deduction. I would imagine that if a Surrey victory had become almost inevitable that would have been the point at which the over rate suddenly accelerated. That point might not have been reached when the lunatic archer struck.

In all the exchanges on the Surrey board, I think only one Surrey supporter suggested there was even a chance of a Surrey win at the point the arrow came. However he spoilt his case by arguing at the same time that there might not have been enough time for Middlesex to sort out the over rate. Presumably some relativistic time effect at work if the two views on time left are not to be contradictory.

My impression is that both teams were happily colluding to get home. Borthwick had just come on, first ball went for four. I think the scenario at that point, quite likely for both teams, was - let Simmo get his century, declare, sort out the over rate quickly, have a beer...


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