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onemorerun wrote: ↑Mon May 06, 2019 7:05 pm Our one-day competition appropriately rounded off by contriving to lose a match that looked unloseable with 5, 6 and even 2 overs to go. Notts scored 63 in their last 5 overs (23 in the last 7 balls), despite having tailenders at one end.Other counties will also be bringing in 2 top quality overseas players so not much of an advantage to us.
Well done Patel, but there really seems to be no target that Northants bowlers can successfully defend. We gave away 8 wides and 6 no balls, so that's 14 runs and an extra 2.2 overs (ie an extra 4.67% of a 50 over innings) presented to Notts. They didn't bowl a single no ball. If we don't address this, we will lose T20 matches simply because of the extras and extra balls gifted to the opposition.
The one hope for the T20 is (hopefully) the addition to the team of Ashraf and Pretorius.
Bucksman wrote: ↑Tue May 07, 2019 9:46 am ... but, naturally, without mention of, specifically, the 8 wides gifted to the Notts cause.Notts sent down 6 wides. It's not unusual, or a Northants problem, to bowl 8. Looking at the matches over the past few days, 6-7 wides is common, and there were sides who bowled 10, 12 and 16 wides in an innings.
Bucksman wrote: ↑Wed May 08, 2019 9:31 amAdding in the no-balls, we gave away 8 more runs than Notts gave us, plus the extra balls. But in reality, this is only one issue and probably a minor one - the bigger picture as I see it (and alluded to by Bucksman) is that we are again looking at another season of failure, repeating all the mistakes of last year. We finished 8th in the RL group and only beat the teams that finished 7th and 9th.
You are quite right, and those which make the fewest, more often than not, prevail in the tight finishes!
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