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We needed to make sure we avoided the follow on to get the 5 points for the draw rather than going all out for 1 extra batting point.
True earlier in the innings, but I think we got to the stage where at around 350-2 it was pretty obvious we would easily avoid the follow-on (as has been proved), and yet we slowed to a crawl. From overs 100 to 110 we were scoring at 2 an over.Den Buckett wrote: ↑Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:40 pmWe needed to make sure we avoided the follow on to get the 5 points for the draw rather than going all out for 1 extra batting point.
Your question is a reasonable one, and I doubt any Glam follower would take umbrage at it.onemorerun wrote: ↑Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:26 pmThis is a serious question, so I hope Glamorgan fans don't take offence, but can anyone explain why, if you prepare a pitch that unduly favours bowlers, you risk a points deduction, whereas if you prepare a pitch that unduly favours batsmen, there seems to be no sanction?
You could see this being abused at the end of the season, if the home team could secure promotion by simply preventing a win for the visitors.
If the current Northants team can score 750, it cannot possibly be an acceptable playing surface. I was pleased we didn't break the record for our highest score, as that was in a proper match which we ended up winning (Notts 527, Northants 781-7, Kumble bowled Notts out again - a bit different to this latest fiasco).
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