Page 1 of 3

2nd XI

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 1:14 pm
by glamman
Personally I think it is very disappointing that the 2nd XI does not get more recognition from the media people at Sophia Gardens. No report on the website or twitter of the 2nds win yesterday. Instead we have a piece on a success 25 years ago! Perhaps time to look forward rather than keep having to look back to past victories. I guess the picture of our esteemed Chief Executive alongside the great Viv Richards makes it all worthwhile.

The club might like to know that the 2s are starting a 3 day game today against Sussex at Newport and are currently 86/3 with Morgan 35 n.o. having chosen to bat first. Wagg has just joined Morgan.

Re: 2nd XI

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 1:42 pm
by glamman
Wonder if someone in the office keeps an eye on these pages as just seen a tweet about the lunchtime score at Newport. :)

Re: 2nd XI

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 4:03 pm
by glamman
Unbeaten 5th wicket partnership of 124 between Morgan who is approaching his century and CZ Taylor who also scored a half century yesterday.

Re: 2nd XI

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:28 pm
by glamman
Glamorgan 2nds scored 366/9 dec and then took 2 wickets in 2 balls to have Sussex 15/2 at the close.
Morgan opened and scored 137. Support from Taylor with 83 and Smith 48.
The 2 wickets were taken by 18 year old Devonian Kazimir Szymanski who played regularly for the 2nds last seasaon.

Re: 2nd XI

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:01 pm
by glamman
Still nothing on the website. Perhaps the club are trying to disown the seconds? There seems to be a separate 1st team squad.

Re: 2nd XI

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:20 pm
by Vetchetarian
glamman wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 8:01 pm
Still nothing on the website. Perhaps the club are trying to disown the seconds? There seems to be a separate 1st team squad.
It's a really poor show by whoever is responsible for producing the website.

Re: 2nd XI

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 11:33 am
by glamman
Szymanski now has 6 for 20 off 5 overs. :yikes:

Re: 2nd XI

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 12:00 pm
by glamman
Sussex now 39/8 - Szymanski with 7 and Smith the other. Worth some sort of mention on the Glamorgan sites you would think?

Re: 2nd XI

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 5:58 pm
by exileKT8
Well done the Boys in the 2s this week, thanks for the updates

Re: 2nd XI

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 7:27 pm
by glamman
2nds beat Sussex in their 3 day game within 2 days by an innings and 116 runs. 4 wickets for Bull in the 2nd innings. Only recognition from the club is a tweet at lunchtime!

Re: 2nd XI

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 9:18 pm
by djronnieb65
Nice to see Bull getting amongst the wickets
The fact that in 4 day cricket we do not possess a decent spinner
Salter I’m afraid is not good enough to be our front line spinner
Hopefully Bull could provide the answer to that
I still don’t understand why we do didn’t sign a top class spinner for this season
It was painfully obvious that we needed one
Maybe the club are hoping that Cardiff City Council will pay for one
As it stands now we have Ingram to provide spin in one day cricket and Salter and maybe Bull for white ball
No promotion for us this year then especially with the middle order batsmen failing again
Let’s hope we play on plenty of quick wickets this season because our pace attack is second to none
It would be nice to know the thoughts of the forum on Glamorgan decision not to play test cricket at the club for 5 years in return for 2.5 million
My view is that the club promised that they would provide test cricket on regular basis in the city in return for the council to write off £4.5 million of the debt they owed them
Very poor by the club to break its promise to the council and puts the name of the club in a very bad light
It doesn’t seem that our cricket club is being run very well at the moment

Re: 2nd XI

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 11:55 pm
by Nick_Glam
A great result for the 2nds obviously, but I'm not sure how to judge that standard of cricket. The same players were very comfortably defeated twice in two days last week, so I suspect that Sussex didn't have the strongest side.

I would expect Bull to get some cricket when we play on wickets that might give him some assistance.

I think what we really needed this summer was an experienced batsman to replace Ingram in the Championship. The blend between experience and youth is all wrong in the batting line-up right now.

Re: 2nd XI

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:22 am
by glamman
I agree that we should put the performances in perspective but it does not mean they should not be reported by the club. The Gloucestershire team they played last week had a majority of 1st team players and the Somerset one also had players with plenty of 1st experience.
The question is are the likes of Morgan, Bull and Smith being looked at as options or are the 12 players who have played in the last 3 games with 2 losses and a wash out to show for it safe in their places? Wagg and Ingram are the only additions for Friday. Wagg hasn’t done very much in the 2’s. Why not bring in one of the youngsters?

Re: 2nd XI

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:45 am
by Nick_Glam
glamman wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 7:22 am
I agree that we should put the performances in perspective but it does not mean they should not be reported by the club. The Gloucestershire team they played last week had a majority of 1st team players and the Somerset one also had players with plenty of 1st experience.
The question is are the likes of Morgan, Bull and Smith being looked at as options or are the 12 players who have played in the last 3 games with 2 losses and a wash out to show for it safe in their places? Wagg and Ingram are the only additions for Friday. Wagg hasn’t done very much in the 2’s. Why not bring in one of the youngsters?
Well no, I don't think anyone would disagree with you there.

Re: 2nd XI

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 11:19 am
by glamman
Have just looked at Wagg's performances in the 2s so far this year:
In all formats - 123 runs in 8 innings at an average of 17.6 and 6 wickets at a cost of 38 each. Hardly setting the world alight and surely not good enough to warrant a place in front of one of the youngsters.