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glamman wrote: ↑Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:00 pm As predicted the top 3 is a problem. Feel sympathy for Carlson who has at least had one score batting in the unfamiliar position of 3.Selman and Hemphrey are cricketing imposters, and should be put on a very slow boat to ... well, anywhere really.
So far this season:
Selman 9, 0, 22, 0
Hemphrey 7, 20, 16, 1
Carlson 7, 4, 79, 2
A couple of starts so the two openers will probably play again on Saturday in the absence of alternatives. However how are they going to see Brown or Cooke this season?
Nick_Glam wrote: ↑Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:33 am Not exactly a result or performance to feel too proud of, but I guess there are some positives looking forward to next season.The bowling selections have been odd. Neither Douthwaite or Wagg should be bowling first change. If Lloyd was available neither should play as a bowler. Wagg could bat 7 and bowl some overs and then we need four specialist bowlers. Bull seams to be getting a bit of rhythm - needs better consistency. Then need 2 from Hogan, De Lange and TvdG plus one of the youngsters. Carey must be injured or off form.
Root and Cooke have proved again that they are among our better players and if we have Labuschagne and Lloyd available next season, that wouldn't be too bad a middle order.
Hemphrey has 3 games to try to secure a contract for next season which seems unlikely right now. He hasn't exactly impressed either with the bat or in the field. As some other counties may have smaller squads next season, hopefully an opener will be released by a Division One team who could do a job for us.
The experiment of playing only 2 frontline seamers failed completely and should indicate to the coach and captain that it ought never to be tried again.
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