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By glamman
#30538
Side for Thursday from those available:
Selman
Lloyd
Balbirnie
Root
Carlson
C Cooke
Taylor
Douthwaite
TvdG
Hogan
McIlroy or Carey (probably McIlroy)

Different players will be available for 50 over (players taken by 100) and T20. T20 team:
Lloyd
Labuschagne
Ingram
Carlson
C Cooke
Douthwaite
Smith
Salter
Sisodiya
TvdG
Hogan

That is assuming Neser does not play.
By Nick_Glam
#30539
We look to have quite a balanced side to start the season. Certainly more balanced than when we were picking too many all rounders over the past couple of years.

It's just the actual quality that might be a problem.
By glamman
#30540
No red ball specialist spinner. Difficult to see where one will come from given the focus on white ball cricket. A different skill.
By Nick_Glam
#30541
glamman wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:15 am No red ball specialist spinner. Difficult to see where one will come from given the focus on white ball cricket. A different skill.
I think that is the least of our concerns. :lol
By glamman
#30542
Nick_Glam wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:53 am
glamman wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:15 am No red ball specialist spinner. Difficult to see where one will come from given the focus on white ball cricket. A different skill.
I think that is the least of our concerns. :lol
Just means we have noone to keep things tight when the ball gets older.
By glamman
#30548
Glamorganmorgan wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:13 am Great win. Pre-season or not, some talent in that Somerset team and a couple of composed batting performances :clap:
I wouldn't get too carried away about the result. It was good to see the batsmen getting some runs but the two main Somerset seamers, Overton and Davey, only bowled 9 overs between them in the 2nd innings. The pitch was as dead as a proverbial.
By Glamorganmorgan
#30550
If there's this gulf in quality in the attacks, then fair play to our batsman for dealing well with what was thrown at them by Overton, Davey, de Lange, England spinner Jack Leach, plus Lewis Gregory in the first innings - nothing wrong with praising a team for winning a game.

No one is pretending that it's winning the Championship but it's good habits being built against a team that were last year's runners-up and 2019's 2nd place team, and a lot more resilience in the batting line-up. Carlson has looked good across pre-season, Douthwaite looks settled, and there have been worse top threes in recent history than Selman, Lloyd, and Balbirnie/Labuschange.
By glamman
#30551
Glamorganmorgan wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:33 am If there's this gulf in quality in the attacks, then fair play to our batsman for dealing well with what was thrown at them by Overton, Davey, de Lange, England spinner Jack Leach, plus Lewis Gregory in the first innings - nothing wrong with praising a team for winning a game.

No one is pretending that it's winning the Championship but it's good habits being built against a team that were last year's runners-up and 2019's 2nd place team, and a lot more resilience in the batting line-up. Carlson has looked good across pre-season, Douthwaite looks settled, and there have been worse top threes in recent history than Selman, Lloyd, and Balbirnie/Labuschange.
Agree. Plenty of positives from the batting performance. Just don't think the win is worth commenting on. My concern is the lack of penetration in the bowling attack and the absence of a spinner to hold down an end. Unless the wicket is seamer friendly I am not sure how we will take 20 wickets.

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