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By glamman
#29740
Nick_Glam wrote: Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:55 pm I didn't watch the entire day, but from what I saw I was pretty impressed with our bowlers. That's the best that I have seen de Lange bowl for a long time and he could have had more wickets.

I still expect it to be a very tough game for us due to Somerset's quality, but hopefully we can continue to compete.
De Lange looked good yesterday. Not sure about Douthwaite as a bowler - a lot of floaty half volleys. Hogan was tight as always.
Obviously Smith looks doubtful for the next game and I would not play Wagg and Douthwaite together. Good to have Carey in the bank and would be nice to see what McIlroy can do. Joe Cooke is another option for the all rounder slot as a like for like replacement for Smith.
I was a bit disappointed by Bull - looked very rusty. The good thing was that he was happy to give the ball plenty of air but lacked the consistency which more games will hopefully create.
Time for the batsmen to show what they can do today. As demonstrated by the Somerset lower order, the pitch was getting better to bat on especially as the ball got softer. Just need to get through the morning session and then hopefully build a lead. I think we wil have the best of the batting conditions.
By glamman
#29741
Does anyone know if Shamu has ever said anything congratulatory or supportive?
By Nick_Glam
#29742
A really poor shot from Hemphrey. He had obviously decided to come out and be positive, but that was foolhardy.
By glamman
#29743
Nick_Glam wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:09 am A really poor shot from Hemphrey. He had obviously decided to come out and be positive, but that was foolhardy.
My thoughts exactly
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By Vetchetarian
#29744
glamman wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:18 am Does anyone know if Shamu has ever said anything congratulatory or supportive?
Is there anything in the rule book that says he has to ?
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By Vetchetarian
#29745
Another lamentable batting performance by Glamorgan. Are they really this poor ?
By Nick_Glam
#29746
Outclassed which isn't too much of a surprise. A footballing comparison might be if Cardiff or Swansea were to play Man City away from home. That's pretty much the gulf we are talking about.
By Shamu
#29747
glamman wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:18 am Does anyone know if Shamu has ever said anything congratulatory or supportive?
With regards to your uninformed drivel - certainly not !
By exileKT8
#29749
Not a day for much that is supportive or congratulatory. Predictable that 7-11 would score more than top 6. Nick in your football comparison you are giving the Swans a raw deal.
By glamman
#29756
Bull getting plenty of turn but not able to impose the control needed from your specialist spinner.
By Ger27
#29758
Nick_Glam wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:11 pm Outclassed which isn't too much of a surprise. A footballing comparison might be if Cardiff or Swansea were to play Man City away from home. That's pretty much the gulf we are talking about.
The key difference being that Man City probably spend countless times more on players than either Cardiff City or Swansea.

In 2019, Glamorgan's cricketing costs were £2.4m compared to Somerset's £2.9m. The gulf in class really shouldn't be as big as it is.
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By glamman
#29762
Absolutely nothing that can be said in defence of Root's shot!
By hujon64
#29763
Every year we seem to start off with injuries/bad luck:
No Labuschagne
Lloyd injured and out for season after warm up game
TVDH injured
R Smith injured after first session bowling
Not what we need when playing against top quality 1st division sides although youngsters will get a chance. Can’t expect too much I suppose.

Anyone know if Ingram will be able to come for T20s?

At least we get to watch some cricket and live streaming is improving all the time.
By glamman
#29764
I was just thinking about the innings that the concussion sub Green, who has just 2 FC games under his belt, played and then the shot Root got out playing. :doh:
By Nick_Glam
#29766
Ger27 wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:35 pm The key difference being that Man City probably spend countless times more on players than either Cardiff City or Swansea.

In 2019, Glamorgan's cricketing costs were £2.4m compared to Somerset's £2.9m. The gulf in class really shouldn't be as big as it is.
I see what you're saying, but half a million pounds is plenty of money within county cricket. It's not just the money though...

Somerset have been able to sign players who wouldn't have considered dropping down to the 2nd division, and they obviously bring through far superior youngsters.

They have numerous players with England experience and, as Nick Kent said on the commentary, a Welsh player hasn't made the England team since 2005.

Not to mention that the best Welsh players don't even play for us...
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