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By psychocandy
#28844
Fully expect a point tonight at least! ;-)

Its going to rain....
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By Vetchetarian
#28845
psychocandy wrote: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:39 am Fully expect a point tonight at least! ;-)

Its going to rain....
And I expect Glam to lose, even if the match is rained off. :)
By glamman
#28846
The same game last year was a good one with Hogan bowling the last over and it going down to pretty well the last ball. Ingram scored 89 off 47 balls (we could do with some of that!) and then Wagg and Smith rescued things when the innings faltered, scoring 63 off the last 23 balls.

When you look at the side that played in that game, the only person not in the current squad is Donald. TvdG, Carlson and Meschede are injured but there is the potential there. We just do not seem to be able to clear the boundaries. The players best equipped are Ingram, Cooke, Carlson, Wagg, Smith and De Lange. Not quite sure when we will see Smith. He has bowled 19 overs this week so if he has not had any reaction he should be able to bowl 4 in a game. Hogan's 11 overs in the competition so far have gone for 110 runs with him claiming just one wicket and Carey's 14 overs have gone at 9.3 with 2 wickets. In T20 the only way to control the scoring is to take wickets. Salter has 10 and has gone at just 7.7. He went at the same rate in last year's competition and was the 2nd most economical bowler behind Smith.
By psychocandy
#28847
Interesting about Hogan. Usually our best bowler...

What about De Lange?
By glamman
#28848
psychocandy wrote: Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:37 am Interesting about Hogan. Usually our best bowler...

What about De Lange?
De Lange's 19.1 overs have gone for 168 runs and he has taken 8 wickets. That makes 8.77 runs / over. He did not play last year.
Wagg has bowled 20 overs and only gone at 7/ov which is very good. However he has only take 4 wickets.
By psychocandy
#28849
Forecast a bit better. We might get part of a game. (Just not 10 overs then called off please!)
By glamman
#28850
psychocandy wrote: Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:56 pm Forecast a bit better. We might get part of a game. (Just not 10 overs then called off please!)
Not sure which forecast you are looking at but the BBC one still looks dreadful.
By glamman
#28853
psychocandy wrote: Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:08 pm metoffice - never trust the BBC one it rarely gets updated.
Looks like a bit of a window between 6 and 7 but I think they'll be lucky to get the ground fit before the rain returns. However you never know. Just don't want to be bowling into this wind :)
By glamman
#28855
Looking at the satellite images there looks like being heavy rain in about an hour which will last an hour or so but then may clear. Strong winds keeping it moving through.
By glamman
#28858
Just listening to the commentary of Lloyd bowling medium pace off a couple of steps - James and Webb have no idea what is going on!
The bizarre tactics continue. Cricket is a simple game and Glamorgan seem to be all at sea. There seems to be a heavy reliance on spin tonight whch seems odd given the conditions. Are Taylor and Morgan going to bowl?.
By Bubbles
#28862
Realistically we are not going to qualify from our group so isn't now the ideal time to give game time to our youngsters? If they are fit Smith, Carlson, Taylor, Cullen,Walker and Sissidoya could all be fitted in at some stage. The problem is that cricket like most other sports is a results business and people are
not willing to gamble for fear of losing their jobs. However with a DOC to monitor the bigger picture let's be brave!!.
:dance: :dance: :dance:
By glamman
#28863
Bubbles wrote: Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:00 am Realistically we are not going to qualify from our group so isn't now the ideal time to give game time to our youngsters? If they are fit Smith, Carlson, Taylor, Cullen,Walker and Sissidoya could all be fitted in at some stage. The problem is that cricket like most other sports is a results business and people are
not willing to gamble for fear of losing their jobs. However with a DOC to monitor the bigger picture let's be brave!!.
:dance: :dance: :dance:
We need to get a couple of wins as we go into the final Championship games for the sake of confidence. Marsh is back tomorrow but is optimistic to expect him to come straight back after a couple of months off and be belting the ball to all parts. I agree about giving some youngsters a run but what was Lloyd doing last night??? You have Smith fit now who was our best bowler in T20 last year and pretty useful with the bat, just sitting around. I am sure Carlson will be playing tomorrow if fit as he is one batsman who can strike the ball. He should have been in earlier rather than Morgan and perhaps even Lawlor, who I do not think is going to blast away coming in at 6. Personally I would open with Lawlor and Lloyd, Zaman 3, Marsh 4, Ingram 5, Cooke 6, Wagg 7, Smith 8, Salter 9, De lange 10 and Hogan 11. If Carlson is fit he could come in for Lawlor and bat at 6 shifting everyone up one.
Despite Ingram's rather erratic form with the ball it is odd he has only bowled 3 overs in the 8 games. Not sure if he also has an injury problem but he has been effective in the past and it would help balance the side if he bowled a couple of overs. It is difficult to justify his place on his current form with the bat. Perhaps if he picked up a couple of wickets it might energize his batting?
Generally T20 is a game for more experienced players as the pressures and the skill levels are high. You need a clear mind when making decisions. It is not the place to learn your skills. There are a few youngsters who thrive in it but they are rare. Better to develop in the 50 over game where you have a bit more time.
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