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By glamman
#30859
Lloyd and Hogan appear to have been given the new ball again and both went for a few. Not sure opening with Lloyd should be a regular thing. Cannot impress the specialist seamers.
By glamman
#30862
Another failure for Balbirnie. Given his first class record his performances are not a huge surprise. Have to question his recruitment but options limited.
By glamman
#30864
Was a bit nervy when we lost Balbirnie but great to see Selman playing such a good innings. We have gone most of the way to making this game safe. Just don't see us having enough time to take 10 wickets with our attack on a very dead wicket.
By glamman
#30865
Only criticism is that now we are pretty safe there is no real urgency to try and maximise the time available to try and bowl them out.
By Shamu
#30867
Pitch is dead - take the 8 points for a draw and 7 bonus points and go again next week, unless we can get some reverse swing, it looks quite abrasive.
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By Sir_Wellsmote
#30870
i think we have done about as well as we could have done given the conditions....

lloyd is looking like a proper opener and i like that he plays with tempo....
i guess selman got runs but he is painful to watch ..... probably just saved his place in the team
balbirnie is a poor player but he is a stop gap i guess...feel he has been a wasted spot on the team though and could have gone to a younger player on the books ....
carlson continues to look like a real player ... really enjoy watching him play at the moment ...never seems to get bogged down at all

bowling has been all over the shop in general ... a lot of leg side rubbish ....
By glamman
#30871
Sir_Wellsmote wrote: Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:57 am i think we have done about as well as we could have done given the conditions....

lloyd is looking like a proper opener and i like that he plays with tempo....
i guess selman got runs but he is painful to watch ..... probably just saved his place in the team
balbirnie is a poor player but he is a stop gap i guess...feel he has been a wasted spot on the team though and could have gone to a younger player on the books ....
carlson continues to look like a real player ... really enjoy watching him play at the moment ...never seems to get bogged down at all

bowling has been all over the shop in general ... a lot of leg side rubbish ....
Agree with all that apart from Selman. A contraversial figure in more ways than one but a proper 4 day opener and a good foil for Lloyd. If he can hang around and take the shine oiff the ball, as an opener should, then we have plenty of stroke makers in the middle order. It is a contradiction that he has been quite successful opening in T20 where he can score at a reasonable pace. A plus that he seems to be able to switch gears.

Lloyd has been helped by the lack of any great amount of movement but there are plenty
of openers who have played as he does. Just needs a bit of luck (as everyone does).

Signing Balbirnie for red ball cricket was not a great idea. His performances in what have been generally good batting conditions have been poor. Demonstrates where Ireland cricket is heading now they no longer have players developing in county cricket. Their 1st class game is not a great standard. They won't ever compete in Test cricket and their white ball ranking is dropping.
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By Nick_Glam
#30872
Very good news that Selman got a score and he has done his job in this game.

All 6 of our domestic batsmen have got scores now which makes a change from most seasons.
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By Sir_Wellsmote
#30873
i understand but i still find selman very difficult to watch ... i wouldn't mind so much if he was consistently able to last 150 balls playing that way

he takes guard on off and then shuffles over at least another bat's width while facing up ... there must be a good reason for it and i have noticed players are moving more towards of stump over recent years

i haven't played cricket in 20 years but i am sure most people used to bat on leg or middle and leg ... feel like i missed out on something new and will now never get the opportunity to bat on off stick :(
By glamman
#30874
Sir_Wellsmote wrote: Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:16 am i understand but i still find selman very difficult to watch ... i wouldn't mind so much if he was consistently able to last 150 balls playing that way

he takes guard on off and then shuffles over at least another bat's width while facing up ... there must be a good reason for it and i have noticed players are moving more towards of stump over recent years

i haven't played cricket in 20 years but i am sure most people used to bat on leg or middle and leg ... feel like i missed out on something new and will now never get the opportunity to bat on off stick :(
I think it is a result of white ball cricket and the desire to work the ball into the leg side. It shuts you off and makes accessing the off side difficult. As you say, a lot of batsmen are doing it - you see it in the Test side.
By glamman
#30875
Beginning to look forward to the Lancashire game on the 6th May when hopefully we will have everyone available to strengthen a team that has already got some players with performances behind them. Still not quite sure if we have an attack able to take the 20 wickets needed for a win. If the weather stays like this, spin must come more into play and Lancashire have better options than us.

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