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The crucial wicket was Hanscomb just before the new ball due. That meant Jonny in, who has not batted for 4 months against Abbott with a shiny new cherry, with the very predictable result. If only Hanscomb had lasted a couple more overs.
I tipped us to finish 6th and still think we will. Warks and Essex are worse than us I hope
Yes, a couple more hours of batting and we are probably home and dry. That should be possible you would think.
I'm starting to get that cold, clammy feeling - and not just because we are staring defeat in the face, but because it could get worse.
Dear Strauss and Baylis
Slightly confused Martin, where is the personal criticism narrative directed at Bairstow and Root? People are offering up their opinions which constitutes for an engaging and diverse forum.
Dreadful return from the two stars, but I don't think it says anything negative about their attitude or commitment. Nor does it really say anything clear about the policy of giving them a match or two with their county. Last year they came back and put every bowler to the sword.
The difference being that last year they'd been playing cricket whereas this year they're coming in pretty cold
I wish Bairstow and Root had scored more runs but have to admit a reason I love cricket and sport is that no one could have predicted them scoring only 18 between then in this game.