Yorkshire v Essex at Headingley CC 12-15 Sep 2022.

Tykemania

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Oh George, no. I was about to comment how you looked like a natural succesor to Wor Sturks, didn't mean you had to take a wicket with a no ball just like him.
 

Hawke

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Plucky effort especially as Essex had the advantage in conditions on the first two days.
Patto may have been rusty at OT but he gave us a Darren Stevens glimpse today. A man who succeeded in making a point. Hope our 3 points are enough.
 

DaveMorton

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Fantastic day of Championship cricket. There were so many swings it's hard to keep track. We lost wickets in the morning, without doing much wrong, but Coad led the revival with the bat. He really played very well, with Revis and Patterson staunch in support.

160 margin seemed not to be enough, even though Thompson again got Browne early. Sir Cook and Lawrence seemed to hold the key, but Patterson (who beat Cook three balls in succession) and Coad bowled particularly well, and when Patto got two in an over, suddenly, we were slight favourites. For the first time in the match, Essex were batting under cloud, the pitch seemed to be doing plenty, both low (mostly) and high (occasionally).

But just as Coad did for us, Snater did for them. Really good hitting, picking the right ball, but also playing the percentages. The decisive moment was probably Hill bowling Snater with a no ball, but even then we came back at them. It was instructive that, at the sharp end of the game, the only two bowlers to be really trusted were Coad and Patterson, and they so nearly pulled it off.

Supporting Snater was young Allison, by the way, who will not be batting number 9 very long. Good bowler, tall and quick, and a real batsman. Watch this space. As for Patto, it makes an absolute mockery of the decision to 'release' him. He was easily our best bowler in this match, though Fisher did take 6 for 9 at Blackpool.
 

Newby

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It's the hope that gets you, and moving through the gears from no hope to bitter disappointment is even worse.

Luck seemed to favour the brave today with Coad's fine knock unfortunately trumped by Snater. We've been bitten by him before and he's cool and clever with it.

Good bowling from Patterson and Coad. I think it was Allison who Hill bowled off a no-ball, the umpire did make a point of inspecting his footmarks the ball before so perhaps that was a warning he should have heeded, then again, he might not have knocked the stumps over from 22 yards.

We probably deserved a tie, if only to make up for the awful handicap of losing the toss, and did have an LBW shout when the scores were tied, but the very consistent umpires obviously have no soul.

Looking back at the team selection did they go for Shutt and rest Bess because they didn't think spin would come into it. They were right it didn't really, but Bess can bat and Shutt can't. I hope it's something he can work on over the winter.
 

DaveMorton

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I'll check my photos to see which batsman was not-bowled by Hill's no ball. And yes, Rob Bailey very pointedly inspected the crease prior to that delivery, so he may have missed calling one the ball before.
 

DaveMorton

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Yes, indeed, it was Allison. The score was 119 at the time, 121 with the no ball.Allison not out.800pix.jpg
 
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Hawke

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Very good effort indeed by a Yorkshire side who all came through the Yorkshire system at one time, ten of them fully, KC until Malvern and Worcestershire CCC took him away. After an awful winter and through a challenging summer, the team does continue to compete strongly. Credit to them.
 

Hawke

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Did Fraine come up through our system before going away?
Interesting one. Just looked him up on cricinfo and CricketArchive. He was in the Yorkshire system until Under 17s and playing in the Huddersfield League. He was at Silcoates School, Wakefield, a private, independent school. He then went to Bromsgrove 6th form College and appeared in the Worcestershire Academy side. He played for Halesowen CC (Birmingham League) but also then once for a Yorkshire U 19 side. Then it was Worcs 2nds and Himley CC (Birmingham League) before he went to Durham University. Whilst at Durham he started playing for Notts 2nds. He made some appearances for Notts first team then signed for us. And there is a Tom Fraine currently at Sedbergh School who has played for Yorkshire U13s and 14s.

Byased may know something of this. He has mentioned Fraine before.
 
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Newby

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Yes I thought it was Allison.

Was it actually a no-ball, or did Rob Bailey just call it to make up for the one he'd missed the ball before?

Do the umpires tell the bowlers when they think they are pushing the line I wonder, I've looked at it again and that seems like a silent, but very clear warning to Hill.
 

DaveMorton

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Umpires are not supposed to follow up a bad decision (missed no-ball call) with another one (incorrect no-ball call), but I'm sure that, being human, they do do that, sometimes.

For those that haven't done any umpiring, the no ball decision is quite tricky. Some bowlers' front feet are quite hard to see, for some reason, possibly being hidden by the hip and back leg swinging round. Then there's the bowler who looks as though he's going to bowl a no ball, but doesn't - usually a slow bowler. There are bowlers who push the line all the time, and others who are well inside, for ball after ball, then suddenly bowl a no ball which catches you out.

You actually have to control your breathing. You can see the no ball, and all that comes out is a croak! The original back-foot law was much easier, and they should revert to it. All problems solved, at the stroke of a pen.
 

Donnylad

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Great effort by a team that shows itself to be a team. They get on well together and they like playing together - that much is obvious.

I got a lot of pleasure from watching (in bits) the team's effort's yesterday. Patterson, Coad with the bat(!), the fielding. They clearly thought they could and would win the game. No sulking at the end but warm congratulations to Snater from everyone.

MEMO to E*C*B*s .. that is what cricket is about.

The difference between the sides was Snater, in both innings. He hits with a lot of right hand.
I would love to see his 'waggon wheel' because I am left with the strong impression that he scored (a lot) of runs to third man and toward deep wide long on/ cow corner. We had no third man most of the time - ask Thompson and Revis about that! He hit two boundaries yesterday over mid on who was only just off the square - surely the wrong place for leggy hitters like Snater and the wicket keeper, Rossington. If the fielder had been deeper then it is 1, maybe 2 or out as opposed to 4.

Do players actually remember anything about the way opposition batsmen play? I remember hearing a story about Keith Fletcher who was renowned for his memory of batters techniques. YCC were is a good position in a match against Essex and in came Bairstow senior. Fletcher has a word with Lever, the ball is bowled a bit short on leg first up, Bluey has a jab at it and Fletcher pouches at short square. Asked about it, Fletcher says he just remembered that early on Bairstow tended to play a bit hesitantly at anything a bit short on leg stump.
 

Tykemania

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Tattersall is definitely learning on the job, and there is nothing yet to suggest he has any great innovative ideas about field placings, but that may come in time if his short term gig is extended. There has been a lot to like about the performance here; it was a horrible toss to lose, and we were three inches of Hill's heel away from the win. Everyone sort of contributed, even Shutt who looked keyed up in the field despite surely knowing that he was not going to get the ball, and there were positives in Bean's batting (Hill we already knew was a class act) and Patto...ah, Patto. Why are we getting rid again? He may not be the bowler he was quite, and he would admit himself he is now in the Phil Tufnell category of fielders, but as a guy to have available to bring the youngsters through and for pitches like this, surely he is worth the salary (quite aside from the joy of wheeling him out every year to have the great Sir Alistair on toast!)
 

Newby

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I might be completely off the mark here but I think Patterson leaving the club is just a small part of a scenario being worked out between the current Yorkshire hierarchy and the ECB in order to get through the crisis we face when the disciplinary hearings start and the club is once again under the microscope of public opinion.

The careful selection of a multi-racial coaching staff, bringing in Shan Massood for next season and Harris Rauf, Dimuth Karunaratne and Shadab Khan for this. Call me an old cynic but even the signing of Ben Mike and his appearances on the field during the last game.

The story is that YCCC intend to plead guilty to all the charges levelled against them, the mitigation will be 'that was then, this is now, look what we have done to change things'.

I fear there is a little paragraph in the final report, something to the effect that, quote 'the former club captain is amongst those who have left the club after it was deemed he had not done enough in terms of addressing the culture of the dressing room'. unquote.
 
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