Shortlegs wrote: ↑Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:22 pm
Almost as poor with the ball as we have been with the bat from day 1. What a complete disaster the T20 has been so far. We seem to have learned nothing from our first few defeats. I find it mind boggling that we continue to open with Levi and Rossington, when neither have shown any kind of form. We could have tried Graham White or Tom Taylor up the order as pinch hitters and dropped Rossington down - anything but simply repeat the same failing format again and again.
The coaching staff should be held responsible as much as the players. It's the manner of our defeats which is so hard to take. We've been THRASHED in 5 out of 5 games. In other sports heads would roll!!
Couldn't have put it better!
Just back from the ground, and can honestly say Northants did not compete for any part of the match. Bowlers leak runs and can't take wickets. Batsmen can't score quickly and can't build an innings either. Levi and Rossington have now scored 96 runs in ten completed innings. Parnell has never once looked like a number four batsman. But they persevere with the same old plan, hoping that one day it will come off. Maybe try White, Taylor or even Buck as a pinch hitter. Only bring Vasconcelos in when the power play is over and he can play to his strengths. Someone, maybe Vasconcelos or Keogh, needs to do the old Wakely role of staying in and building an innings. Wakely could be frustrating at times, and often seemed to cut it fine with his lack of urgency, but at the moment were not even getting close.
Frankly Northants currently look like amateurs playing against professionals.