- Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:23 pm
It would help if the wicket for the Kent game offered something for the bowlers on day 4
Headingly, Cardiff and Northants today have all been bowlers graveyards by day 4 which is not normal for April.
The writing was on the wall this morning the way our batsmen toyed with their attack - and with Northants subsequently using the heavy roller it was virtually impossible to get wickets other than from batsmen error.
Allied with short boundaries in vital areas (championship wickets are now located on the edges of squares) as The Hundred and Blast will demand the central T.V. strips, the overriding lesson to be learnt from today’s game, was, that it was an ill judged declaration when, Glammy could have walked away with a strong, dominating draw and 15 points after being inserted.
A demoralising loss has resulted.
Lessons learned :-
(1) David Lloyd taking the new ball should not be repeated.
(2) We lack a containing spinner
(3) Weighell should not field on the boundary.
(4) Balbirnie should not play red ball cricket
(5) Captaincy overall was poor.
Kent have started the season poorly, but are a better team than their results show.