- Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:45 pm
This pitiful effort seems to about sum up what must be our weakest performing side in living memory (apart from the few scattered high points we did witness) and, at present, it is difficult to envisage much in the way of improvement without the introduction of proven batsmen from outside.
Huge credit goes to the absent (for this final outing) Ben Sanderson, in particular, for his unceasing efforts throughout the season, but he can do only so much to keep a struggling side afloat. I can't begin to imagine why Cobb was playing, with apparently so little to offer, but, in the context of this result, I suppose no one else was likely to make much difference.
The club and the Sadler team have much to ponder over the coming months!
Note for posterity...
Speculation persists among cricket statisticians all over England as to where exactly Northamptonshire's embarrassing capitulation this morning at Chelmsford ranks in the history of shortest County Championship matches.
Their lowest Championship score in 75 years: Bowled out for just 45 half an hour into the fourth session to lose by an innings to an Essex side who had only made 170!