Somerset v Essex: County Championship decider

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Somerset v Essex: County Championship decider

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Re: England Cricket Summer 2019 ODI World Cup and Ashes

Post by swash » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:00 am

Hopefully the Essex boys won't be too hungover today. Forecast still looks wet, likely only to get in an hours play at best before the rain sets in.

Have a bowl to avoid the risk of the early clatter of wickets as I expect Somerset will have prepared a minefield to try and get a result in whatever time is available.

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Re: England Cricket Summer 2019 ODI World Cup and Ashes

Post by old fart » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:21 am

Somerset have to take 20 wickets to win the championship, the negative way would be to put them in to delay batting and hope the weather intervenes or alternatively and positively bat first before the pitch wears and spins like all Taunton pitches do and take enough time out of the game by scoring 400+

Either way can't see Somerset winning this

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Re: England Cricket Summer 2019 ODI World Cup and Ashes

Post by Clacton-ammer » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:57 am

What a day Saturday was, crazy crazy day, still suffering this morning, then beating Man U, have to love sports when it gives you weekends like this :scarfer:

Leach is in for Somerset I believe, could be a momentous week for Essex!

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Re: England Cricket Summer 2019 ODI World Cup and Ashes

Post by sendô » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:11 am

Never bank on the weather forecast. Best to get in first and bat as long as you can. Taunton will resemble Kandy come day 4 if it stays dry, best to have them batting on it.

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Re: England Cricket Summer 2019 ODI World Cup and Ashes

Post by swash » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:09 am

Somerset win the toss and bat.

They've picked 3 spinners!

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Re: England Cricket Summer 2019 ODI World Cup and Ashes

Post by old fart » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:18 am

So we would have batted too otherwise there would have been no toss

The county ground would have been packed to the rafters

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Re: England Cricket Summer 2019 ODI World Cup and Ashes

Post by old fart » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:38 am

First blood I'm actually quite impressed with young Wheater, tidy keeper

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Re: England Cricket Summer 2019 ODI World Cup and Ashes

Post by swash » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:51 am

Little Chef is on fire 2 down

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Re: England Cricket Summer 2019 ODI World Cup and Ashes

Post by old fart » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:08 am

I'd like to see Wheater standing up to Cook, bring them back in their crease

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Re: England Cricket Summer 2019 ODI World Cup and Ashes

Post by swash » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:13 am

Harmer on already, be interesting to know what the pitch inspectors make of this track

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Re: England Cricket Summer 2019 ODI World Cup and Ashes

Post by old fart » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:18 am

swash wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:13 am
Harmer on already, be interesting to know what the pitch inspectors make of this track
wants to come round, bring in lbw

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Re: England Cricket Summer 2019 ODI World Cup and Ashes

Post by old fart » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:50 am

:)

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Re: England Cricket Summer 2019 ODI World Cup and Ashes

Post by swash » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:55 am

and as if by magic 2 LBW's in the over, nicely called OF :thup:

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Re: England Cricket Summer 2019 ODI World Cup and Ashes

Post by sendô » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:58 am

Somerset dropping in a martian surface coming back to haunt them a bit here?

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Re: England Cricket Summer 2019 ODI World Cup and Ashes

Post by swash » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:58 am

This is why I didn't fancy having a bat, we could have gone a long way to losing the game in one session

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Somerset v Essex: Championship decider

Post by swash » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:00 pm

sendô wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:58 am
Somerset dropping in a martian surface coming back to haunt them a bit here?
Gamble they had to take with the draw being in our favour and the likelihood of losing the best part of 2 days play. Will soon be off for the rest of today looking at the radar

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Re: England Cricket Summer 2019 ODI World Cup and Ashes

Post by old fart » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:30 am

What's the weather like in Taunton?

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Re: England Cricket Summer 2019 ODI World Cup and Ashes

Post by swash » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:46 am

Looks to be clearing up, inspection at 11

Update

Starting at 12

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Re: England Cricket Summer 2019 ODI World Cup and Ashes

Post by swash » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:09 pm

Early strike but not getting excited, as we've still got to bat on this minefield

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