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Karma

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Well, I see our new overseas star, Airmiles Masood, is out for 7 in the T20 against England. think this is his first international T20.

Apparently caught by Gleeson off the bowling of some chap called Rashid. Don't recall seeing him but he actually has 2 wickets, having bowled Barbar for 31

Pakistan currently 140- 5 off 18,3 overs so it doesn't look like a cricket score .

Willey, Brook and Malan in the England team. Haris Rauf for Pakistan. That's quite a Yorkshire connection and Rashid.
 

Newby

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Lancashire currently 2 for 4 in their second innings at Chelmsford. 24 wickets so far in the day. Oops sorry 25 wickets. Ridiculous.
 

DaveMorton

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Lancs were 7 for 6. Big recovery 25 for 6 at stumps, England U19 keeper/batsman George Bell leading the fightback on debut; probably in because Lavelle had a mare in the Roses Match. Commentators having the worst go at umpires I've ever heard on air. They should have come off for bad light because the pitch was bad (!), then it was 'an absolute travesty' when they did come off.

Hampshire 54 all out, would you believe, against Kent? Quinn 6 for 23. Would he be in the side, if not for Milnes' injury?
 

Newby

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Harry Brook batting at the moment for England. Just listening to it at the moment I might watch his innings later.

Second rate TMS commentators, talking from a studio in Manchester whilst watching the Sky coverage isn't really doing it justice.
 

DaveMorton

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Even in T20, Harry produces moments of class and artistry, made even better by the contrast with the axeman at the other end. Duckett gets an award for the worst lbw review EVER. Airmiles Masood's dropped catch makes him a natural replacement for Patto.
 

Karma

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I don't like to gloat over Lanky's missfortune, obviously that game can go either way. Still!



No what concerns me is the way some of the other games are going, could be moving against Yorkshire's best interests, a perfect storm, so many permutations, I don't want us to go into next week's game needing a win to stay up . And depending on the weather too.

And other teams!
 

Hawke

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I don't like to gloat over Lanky's missfortune, obviously that game can go either way. Still!



No what concerns me is the way some of the other games are going, could be moving against Yorkshire's best interests, a perfect storm, so many permutations, I don't want us to go into next week's game needing a win to stay up . And depending on the weather too.

And other teams!
 

Newby

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Warwickshire 255/8 against already gone Gloucestershire. Not quite a winning position, but a slow and steady 105 from Dom Sibley seems to have saved them from a batting disaster.

Somerset 271/4 from 96 overs against Northants probably indicates they have shaded the day. Hoping this fizzles out to a draw.

Kent 165 and 20/3 lead Hants 57, by 128 runs. Probably the most startling score of the day, if you avert your eyes away from Chelmsford. Surely this means so much to Hants they are going to find a way to pull this game back.

If Essex don't get penalised for the pitch they failed to prepare at Chelmsford there's no justice.
 

Karma

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Warwickshire 255/8 against already gone Gloucestershire. Not quite a winning position, but a slow and steady 105 from Dom Sibley seems to have saved them from a batting disaster.

Somerset 271/4 from 96 overs against Northants probably indicates they have shaded the day. Hoping this fizzles out to a draw.

Kent 165 and 20/3 lead Hants 57, by 128 runs. Probably the most startling score of the day, if you avert your eyes away from Chelmsford. Surely this means so much to Hants they are going to find a way to pull this game back.

If Essex don't get penalised for the pitch they failed to prepare at Chelmsford there's no justice.
It doesn't sound pitch perfect.
 

DaveMorton

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This obsession that a pitch is 'bad' because the scores are low....
There was a long interview with Micky Stewart during the lunch interval. He comes across as a lot more pleasant than his son. He was talking about the 1957 season. Two games at The Oval.

Against Glamorgan, Surrey made 259, and bowled the opposition out for 62 & 31. Tony Lock had match figures of 12 for 34.

And against Leicestershire, the visitors made 87, Surrey declared at 157 for 3, then bowled them out for 78 (Lock 11 for 58), to win by 10 wickets. Nearly every game followed the same pattern, which is why Stewart remembered that season with particular pleasure. He said the members complained about games finishing in two days, which they nearly all did, but the players enjoyed the days off, in a season where they played, he reckoned, 34 f-c three-day matches, all within 4 months.

England, under Surrey's Peter May, did much the same to the West Indies that same summer. It was what happened when you got top class bowlers on uncovered pitches, before the game became plastic and homogenised. They had bowled NZ out for 26 just a couple of years earlier.

Admittedly, Lock was a thrower, but that's a separate issue. The cricket crisis, at the time, was all about illegal bowling actions, though Lock was a rare English example.
 
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Hawke

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Well yes Lock’s style was apparently very questionable and Surrey were accused, I believe, of preparing pitches to suit L and L.
 

Donnylad

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Fairly easy/good win for the Extra B XI. The YCC connection's contributions:

Masood 7
Willey 4 0 41 1 1 catch
Rashid 4 0 27 2
Malan 20 of 15
Brook 41 off 25
Rauf 4 0 23 1
 

DaveMorton

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They're beginning to gang up on us. Kent are going to win, most likely, Somerset are on top, and Warwickshire have a small first innings advantage. We're going to get only 3 points out of our game, rain or miracles notwithstanding, so it's game on against Gloucestershire.

In our favour is that Kent and Somerset still have to play one another, but the 90% safe is beginning to look more like 50%.
 

Newby

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I had hopes that Hants would manage a big chase to beat Kent, but now they are 105/4 scoring another 273 runs will take a monumental effort. They still have James Vince and a set batsman though and time isn't an issue.

Gloucestershire could do us a favour, they have Warks at 58/5, only 77 runs in front.

If Northants 184/6 can do better than us and get the 53 runs they need to save the follow-on Somerset might find it difficult to push for the win.

While I'm looking for straws to clutch, even we might manage a draw, stranger things have happened.
 

Hawke

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Well yes Lock’s style was apparently very questionable and Surrey were accused, I believe, of preparing pitches to suit L and L.
and Johnny Wardle’s general outlook on cricket was not reckoned to be helped by Lock’s regular selection for England over him given TL’s action and the Oval spin-friendly pitches used for all Surrey’s home matches.
 

DaveMorton

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Yorkshire 94 all out (Tribe 6 for 30)
Northants 61 all out (Appleyard 6 for 25)
Yorkshire 104 all out (Watson 32, Tribe 9 for 45)
Northants 59 all out (Appleyard 5 for 23, Wardle 4 for 20)

Bradford 1955, over by lunch day 2, I was there. I suppose the difference from Chelmsford 2022 is that this was an uncovered, rain-affected pitch, not simply an under-prepared rough one. Bradford had the reputation as a good batting pitch when it was dry (if ever), but in those days a score of 350+ in any game would bring headlines.

Trueman and Tyson were playing, and took one wicket between them. We had two great spinners, they had only the one. To me, it was great cricket...as good as it gets. As Micky Stewart said on interview, as a professional batsman you were expected to make hundreds when it was flat. You were judged by the runs you scored when it was difficult, and the likes of Stewart, Barrington and May took Surrey to all those Championships as much as the bowling and fielding.

They also has a batsman called Bernard Constable, whom Stewart mentioned as his mentor. He was one I remember from a game at Sheffield, batting unruffled through the carnage, the bloke you couldn't get out.

You wouldn't want every game to be like this, or even half of them, but spare me from 600 for 5 plays 700 for 4, shake hands. That's a really unsuitable pitch, cricket killer.
 
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