CHAMPIONSHIP | Hampshire vs Yorkshire at Southampton (Day 2)

Joined: 28 Apr 2014, 00:12

01 Sep 2016, 09:29 #11

I have to say I'm with Peter this time, we've already lost some overs and likely could lose a lot more so the follow on could be key.(I agreed with the decision not to enforce against Notts.) Normally I wouldn't dream of it with less than 300 on the board but against weak opposition with our seam attack on this pitch I don't think it's out of the question. Anyway I've opened myself up to look silly now.
I'm not sure how weak an opposition Hants are.
I believe a batting line-up with Adams, Vince & Ervine (in form) is not too shabby.
They've put us to the sword in the past so let's not get too far ahead of ourselves.
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Joined: 07 Mar 2014, 11:28

01 Sep 2016, 09:32 #12

We are getting way ahead of ourselves! We have only scored 275 (lets hope we add at least 25 more!). But even if we do that, the chances of us dismissing Hants for less than 150 would seem to be a bit remote - this doesn't appear to be a minefield of a pitch. I guess we will know the lie of the land by lunchtime.
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Joined: 14 Apr 2015, 09:15

01 Sep 2016, 09:33 #13

I think there is more than just the weather to factor in. It's often quoted that bowlers are tired so need a rest even though we bowled Notts out in little more than a t20 innings. An overnight break also makes a difference to give bowlers a rest as does the prospects of batting last on a Bunsen burner.

Asking a team to follow on when you get hem out for under 150 differs from 300.

But on balance I would enforce follow on in this game if we have that luxury which is not a given
I'll have two Cricinfo windows open: Yorkshire/Hants and All Live Scores. Plus Cally and the excellent Ken Someone on the radio.

Forecast is fair cloud all day, sunny in the morning, less so in the afternoon. Our bowling needs to fire and I am sure it will, but I don't see a follow-on coming our way.

First thing, we need to hit out, without going crazy, to 300; then go crazy and hope for but probably fail to get 350. No time wasted doing so.
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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

01 Sep 2016, 09:47 #14

We are getting way ahead of ourselves! We have only scored 275 (lets hope we add at least 25 more!). But even if we do that, the chances of us dismissing Hants for less than 150 would seem to be a bit remote - this doesn't appear to be a minefield of a pitch. I guess we will know the lie of the land by lunchtime.
Agree with the last three posters. No way are we in a winning position yet. They are an excellent batting side, the forecast is for a clear and sunny day with excellent batting conditions. It could well be us facing a big first innings deficit. We shall know by close of play, but would not be surprised at Hampshire being 270 for 3 or 4.

I shall have two Cricinfo windows open, us and the Middlesex game. Def. not be listening to Cally, he is useless. I need the score, which he never gives.
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Joined: 14 Apr 2015, 09:15

01 Sep 2016, 10:09 #15

Stu, I've sung his praises already. but local commentator Ken is an absolute model of professionalism and is on air much more than Cally who is always off doing update reports.


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Sleuthing reveals he is:

KEN MAXTED has been a member of Hampshire since the early 1950s. He played club cricket extensively in Hampshire and Dorset for around 30 years, including at both the County Ground and Dean Park in Bournemouth. In the 1980s he became actively involved with Hampshire CCC in the general management of Dean Park, and in the later attempts to preserve the county’s position there. Thereafter, he continued to work with the Cooper Dean Estate to secure the future of the venue exclusively for quality cricket.

He has commentated regularly for forty years on cricket for The Hospital Broadcasting Association, locally at both Northlands Road and the Ageas Bowl and during the last ten years of the county’s tenancy at Dean Park. He has been responsible for the HBA cricket output since 2010, setting up in August of that year, on their behalf and with BeatPortFM, the first ECB Accredited independent online radio commentaries, reaching supporters worldwide.
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Joined: 14 Apr 2015, 09:15

01 Sep 2016, 10:15 #16

Agree with the last three posters. No way are we in a winning position yet. They are an excellent batting side, the forecast is for a clear and sunny day with excellent batting conditions. It could well be us facing a big first innings deficit. We shall know by close of play, but would not be surprised at Hampshire being 270 for 3 or 4.

I shall have two Cricinfo windows open, us and the Middlesex game. Def. not be listening to Cally, he is useless. I need the score, which he never gives.
Well, 12 minutes in, so much for 300.

Now we'll see.
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Joined: 20 Nov 2013, 19:24

01 Sep 2016, 10:18 #17

Crucial day in our CC quest. Ideally we will bowl them out for under 200 and Warwickshire will score 400+ . Good effort by Brooks and Sidebottom with bar - now a few wickets each would be perfect. Maybe good day for Patto.
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Joined: 02 Jul 2014, 11:24

01 Sep 2016, 10:19 #18

Well, 12 minutes in, so much for 300.

Now we'll see.
Jack Brooks really has turned into an all rounder this year.
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Joined: 20 Nov 2013, 19:24

01 Sep 2016, 10:21 #19

Now we are in September the play should be starting at 10.30 to help to get in all overs before risk if bad light etc.
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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

01 Sep 2016, 10:25 #20

Only 10.30 if the first day of the match is in September, which this was not. Our last 3 matches will have 10.30 starts, which with the "no toss" rule gives the "away" team a massive advantage.

6 wickets for Berg with his little dibbly dobblers!!
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