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By onemorerun
onemorerun wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:03 pm
We're effectively out of this competition, so can we just go out and entertain? Which doesn't mean five dot balls and a scratchy single off the first over.
Well I got that right!

Another game, another humiliating slaughter. A 75 run defeat in T20 must equate to losing a first-class match by something like an innings and 200/300 runs.

Our overseas spinner 1-41, their overseas spinner 4-16. But Prasanna did top score!

Buck's bowling the main positive, but other than that, nothing of note. And what does Zaib have to do to get a game?
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By Bucksman
Sorry to have to pose such a question, but are we now attempting to become the most inept team in the history of T20? I haven't checked the stats, but possibly another county could have produced a similar run of form in a previous campaign!
By onemorerun
Good question, I was wondering that myself.

Tonight against Yorkshire, another defeat, but not a thrashing. Grateful for small mercies!

Top scorer the 21 year old student on his debut - well done Thurston. Gleeson again showing us what we've missed.

Commentators mentioned what has been said on this board, namely that we've come up against some great overseas players, whilst ours have been very disappointing.

Is Sanderson injured or just having a rest?
By Hyphen
Sanderson just being rested I think as in the squad. Much more of a red ball bowler. Bowled far too much line and length in the games he has played and has gone the distance!
By onemorerun
Latest defeat against Warwickshire at home. Good innings by Cobb, no support whatsoever.

A few dropped catches.

Bowling - the club site reports it as a "positive" that "none of the Steelbacks bowlers went for more than 12 an over". Says it all.
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By Bucksman
onemorerun wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:11 am
Bowling - the club site reports it as a "positive" that "none of the Steelbacks bowlers went for more than 12 an over". Says it all.

Quite so! I would think that, finally, it has been established that Sanderson, despite his red ball qualities, is not a T20 bowler. What, though, has happened to Kleinveldt - is he injured or just not interested in playing these days?

But crikey, Cobby, where did that innings come from? It's perhaps difficult to place it in any meaningful context now, but well batted after a dreadful run hitherto... just a pity about the support!
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By Bucksman
Finally! I suppose things had to go right on the day at some point... nice to see Cobb, at least, find a semblance of consistency with the bat, but just a little late in the day to have any immediate relevance. I wonder, can we prevail in the final three games?
By onemorerun
Yes, at last! When you see (or at least hear) them playing like this, you wonder how they managed to get into this position. Bucksman and I said ages ago they weren't as bad as they seemed.

Good to see younger players in the team, planning for next year. Cobb showing why we recruited him, scoring I think only the fourth Northants t20 century (after Klusener, Levi and Willey). Still not convinced about the reverse sweep or slog - Duckett out to it again. Others would say it brings him a lot of runs, but my impression is that he gets out a lot playing it. Curran also out playing similar shot. Kleinveldt more fired up - maybe stung by suggestions that this will be his last year with us. Prasanna probably a lovely bloke and a very good player, but he's really not done much - 7 for 358 at 9.18 runs per over.

15 man squad announced for tonight - basically everyone who's played this year apart from the injured Levi. How can Zaib not even be in the squad? Anyone know?
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