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Re: T20 Blast 2018

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:17 pm
by Durhamfootman
Durham are *modded* hopeless

again

and this the all new, improved, hopeless mark 12

baffles me that a professional team, with professional coaches and access to all kinds of modern data analysis software, can actually make the same mistakes year after year after year and then think that because they got to finals day a couple of times in 15 years that they're on to something that nobody else has spotted

Idiots! :slap

Re: T20 Blast 2018

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:31 pm
by st_brendy
Durhamfootman wrote:Durham are *modded* hopeless

again

and this the all new, improved, hopeless mark 12

baffles me that a professional team, with professional coaches and access to all kinds of modern data analysis software, can actually make the same mistakes year after year after year and then think that because they got to finals day a couple of times in 15 years that they're on to something that nobody else has spotted

Idiots! :slap


I get frustrated by you guys every year, and I'm not even a Durham fan. So god knows what it's like for you.

T20 really doesn't require too much thinking. If you want a five man attack (which is perfectly acceptable in my view, if your bowlers are good enough), then pick six batsmen, one allrounder, and four bowlers (if any of those bowlers can bat, then all the better). If you want a six man attack, then (broadly) pick five batsmen, three allrounders, and three bowlers (and again, if any of those bowlers can bat, then all the better). There is no reason to have an attack larger than six.

Proper batters, proper bowlers. Whilst it may sound bizarre, there's little room for bits-and-pieces cricketers in t20. You're batting for 20 overs, not 50 overs or 120 overs. You don't need batting all the way down the order for 20 overs. But you do need batting at the top, and in the middle, that can find the ropes. And as for the bowling, well it only takes a few bad overs, and you've conceded a score way over par. Every ball, every over, counts. Bowling is all about quality, not quantity. And if it's bowling to a plan, then all the better.

(One of the keys to that - and it's where we at Hampshire fall down right now - is having a keeper who is good enough to count as a batsman. Most counties do these days, but not everyone is so fortunate. It somewhat goes to pot if you're having to carry a keeper.)

Re: T20 Blast 2018

PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:12 pm
by captaincolly
Useful knock from Dan Christian. Batted at 6 for Notts and scored 113 in 40 balls. 7x4 & 9x6.

Re: T20 Blast 2018

PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:13 pm
by DiligentDefence
captaincolly wrote:Useful knock from Dan Christian. Batted at 6 for Notts and scored 113 in 40 balls. 7x4 & 9x6.

I was at the ground and it was pretty effortless. Great timing and no mishits. Having said that the Northants bowling was pretty poor with little in the way of changes of pace and too much right in the slot.

Re: T20 Blast 2018

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:59 pm
by captaincolly
DiligentDefence wrote:
captaincolly wrote:Useful knock from Dan Christian. Batted at 6 for Notts and scored 113 in 40 balls. 7x4 & 9x6.

I was at the ground and it was pretty effortless. Great timing and no mishits. Having said that the Northants bowling was pretty poor with little in the way of changes of pace and too much right in the slot.

47 off 29 for him today.

Re: T20 Blast 2018

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:05 pm
by st_brendy
I'm not sure if there's a batsman around the English game who can match Pollock for ultra-aggression. The boy just goes for everything. Usually means he doesn't last long, but he certainly gets the scoreboard moving whilst he's out there.

33 off the first over, 26 from him.

Re: T20 Blast 2018

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:36 pm
by captaincolly
st_brendy wrote:I'm not sure if there's a batsman around the English game who can match Pollock for ultra-aggression. The boy just goes for everything. Usually means he doesn't last long, but he certainly gets the scoreboard moving whilst he's out there.

33 off the first over, 26 from him.

Yeah, looks as if that extraordinary first over effectively ended the game as a contest.

Re: T20 Blast 2018

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:46 pm
by st_brendy
Looks like some innings by Cooke for the 9th wicket, to win the game for Glamorgan off the last ball.

Such a talented keeper-batsman.

Re: T20 Blast 2018

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:57 pm
by Durhamfootman
Tye straight in with a 3fer

Re: T20 Blast 2018

PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:23 am
by Arthur Crabtree
Four wins out of four for Worcs after a great 50 over season.

Re: T20 Blast 2018

PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:29 am
by Arthur Crabtree
The rather elaborately named teenage pace bowler Dillon Pennington doing very well for them.

Re: T20 Blast 2018

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:40 pm
by Arthur Crabtree
Took a wicket today v Yorks at New Road. Could be a close finish but Worcs perhaps lost a couple of wickets too many.

Re: T20 Blast 2018

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:51 pm
by Arthur Crabtree
Yorks win with a bit to spare. Good win that away against unbeaten Worcs.

Re: T20 Blast 2018

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:26 pm
by Alviro Patterson
Fantastic win for Yorkshire, never felt the match was over until it was statistically impossible due to Worcestershire's explosive top eight.

Bresnan getting Guptill for zero was massive along with Whiteley's wicket, who no doubt would have won the game for Worcestershire had he batted right until the end.

Commentators thought Yorkshire's score of 179 was not enough, but I thought Worcestershire's pace bowlers did well as a unit and an older ball tended to grip on the dry surface. Was confident enough for Yorkshire to defend the total if they bowled properly, though Patterson conceding 4 and 6 in the 1st 2 balls towards the end put Worcestershire right back in it. With the state of both teams on paper, I felt Worcestershire missed a trick on not batting first and racking 200-220 given their top eight and Yorkshire's sub par batting line up.

Re: T20 Blast 2018

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:02 pm
by Arthur Crabtree
Good stuff Al. Yorkshire's XI looking reasonably strong, and with Plunkett, Willey and Rashid not far off a return.