- Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:22 pm
It must be said that Glos are a good T20 team. They won the group and thrashed us in the one group match played (we were probably fortunate that the other was rained off)
However, this has showed yet again that, as pointed out by Shortlegs, our batting is a major weakness, contrary to what the club itself believes. After the press release acknowledging the brilliance of Taylor in the last match, he was left to bat at number eight in this one. Clearly he deserved to come in much earlier. Even at eight, he showed himself far superior to the purported specialist batsmen. We went exactly 13 overs (3.5 to 17.5) without hitting a boundary.
Cobb has had two years as T20 captain now, and has demonstrated he has nothing to offer. Batting order, choosing to bat on a suspect away pitch, use of bowlers, all poor. If Ripley is involved in these decisions, he too needs to look at where he's gone wrong.
Massive mistakes from the start of the campaign were choosing to leave out our best batsman (Vasconcelos) and our leading run-scorer (Thurston). I'm pretty certain either of those proper batsmen would have managed to get a boundary in those 13 overs mentioned above.
Oh well, roll on next year. This should be a time for an overhaul. Hopefully we'll see more of Vasconcelos, Thurston, Taylor, Zaib, Sole etc and less of some of the old guard who seem to have been picked on the basis of past achievements, or because they fancied a game.