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By onemorerun
#28437
Hard to imagine a bigger blow on the injury front.

Without Bavuma and now Vasconcelos, we will surely have to hunt for an overseas player or loanee.

Obviously, no mention of the injury on the NCCC site.
By Den Buckett
#28494
90-6 against Notts as the batting woes continue. Thurston opening looks out of his depth, maybe put him lower. Wakely with his usual failure and Keogh looked in dreadful touch.
By onemorerun
#28495
Plus, as I said in the last game, we simply can't take wickets.

Cobb doesn't seem to be showing much as captain. He bowled well in match one (a full four overs, I think) but didn't bowl at all tonight despite the best bowler being White, the only other spinner. Seamers didn't seem to be a threat (admittedly only an impression given by commentary) so why not try himself or even Keogh?
By Den Buckett
#28497
It is worrying that we do not look to have a side that can compete in this season. Even more worrying is the penalty we would have faced for our slow over rate had the match got to the final over - a problem we have had before and we just aren't learning.
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By Bucksman
#28502
onemorerun wrote: Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:28 pm Plus, as I said in the last game, we simply can't take wickets.

On the latest evidence, the overseas imports are also lacking the impact necessary to compensate for our inadequate totals... win or lose the toss.
By Den Buckett
#28505
Bucksman wrote: Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:36 am
onemorerun wrote: Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:28 pm Plus, as I said in the last game, we simply can't take wickets.

On the latest evidence, the overseas imports are also lacking the impact necessary to compensate for our inadequate totals... win or lose the toss.
I think with t20 being such a short game we need to see them a few more times. At the moment they look like 'bits and pieces' players, we could do with one of the overseas being a specialist batsman.
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By Bucksman
#28585
Purely speculating, of course, but fitness, or lack of it, seems now to be an ongoing issue with Levi. Now 31 and with amount of weight he carries, it is difficult to imagine his general condition improving greatly in future.

Unless, that is, he has been left out, which seems highly unlikely, particularly at the start of the T20 campaign!
By Den Buckett
#28637
Bucksman wrote: Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:57 pm The all too familiar start!
...but a good finish.

Really good bowling this evening. The bowling definitely looks stronger this year but the batting leaves a lot to be desired.
By Shortlegs
#28693
Magnificent bowling display last night and nice to get off the mark in the T20. Agreed that we have a good and varied bowling attack which will give us a chance in most games.

Batting wise, important innings from Keogh and Wakely yesterday to steady the ship and make sure we got to a reasonable score, but neither are the explosive players we need to come off to make really big scores. We need a Rossington, Cobb, Levi (where is he?) or Ashraf to have a good day and be supported by the likes of Wakely, Keogh and the lower order to get near the 180-200 mark, which is what we would want to be scoring. None of our big hitters have played a major innings yet and there lies the problem so far. The good news is that surely there are runs to come from our power batters. If we can get Levi back I think we have a strongish batting line up.
By onemorerun
#28771
Easy win for Derbyshire. They only needed 18 overs. In T20 terms, that is a complete thrashing. Cobb and Rossington batted ok, otherwise very little to feel good about.

Curran doesn't look like a T20 opener in a million years. At least Thurston has played well in T20, albeit last year. If they can't find a genuine batting replacement for Levi, maybe they should just try a pinch hitter, say Coles or Pretorius.

Cobb seems to change the bowling for the sake of it - someone bowls a cheap over or takes a wicket, and they don't bowl again for half an hour.

Final gripe - the overseas players. Supposedly primarily bowlers, they bowled 5.1 overs, 0-57. Can we cancel their contracts and save the money?
By Den Buckett
#28776
When the second wicket fell we were 115-2 with 7 overs to go - I think we needed to be looking towards 200 with so many wickets in hand, but nobody else really got going.

Whilst I have seen some improvement in the bowling this year, tonight it looked very innocuous & I would have hoped for more from the overseas players.
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