Championship | Middlesex vs Yorkshire at Lord's (Day Three)

Championship | Middlesex vs Yorkshire at Lord's (Day Three)

Joined: 28 Dec 2003, 02:48

21 Jun 2017, 02:14 #1

Jun 19-22, 2017 - at Lord's, London

Middlesex 446 Yorkshire 186-9 (58 overs)
Bonus points so far Middlesex 7 Yorkshire 2

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Joined: 02 Apr 2009, 12:57

21 Jun 2017, 06:23 #2

Keep The Faith.
I'm going on Thursday and i expect a full days play..
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Joined: 11 Apr 2014, 07:14

21 Jun 2017, 06:30 #3

Jun 19-22, 2017 - at Lord's, London

Middlesex 446 Yorkshire 186-9 (58 overs)
Bonus points so far Middlesex 7 Yorkshire 2

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We bat another hour for 40 more runs. They then bat until tea for a lead of 420. We win by 4 wickets with 6 overs to spare tomorrow. Believe.
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

21 Jun 2017, 07:43 #4

Jun 19-22, 2017 - at Lord's, London

Middlesex 446 Yorkshire 186-9 (58 overs)
Bonus points so far Middlesex 7 Yorkshire 2

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Hoping and believing we can have 3 good sessions today.

Middlesex have a good bowling attack and if the wicket becomes more difficult to play then our batsmen can only do so much.

If they all take their lead from the Captain and knuckle down and give it their best shot we can't ask any more, perhaps a bit of luck will help.

We do hear about Lords wickets going to sleep and if that happens then life might be easier.

I think they will enforce the follow on because of the Essex match, but if Middlesex do bat again they will want to leave themselves the best part of 4 sessions to bowl us out.

If Gary and Siddy can take a decent wedge out of the first session then they might become a bit twitchy and go at it too hard.

Looking forward to it, as always.
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Joined: 18 Oct 2013, 09:48

21 Jun 2017, 07:47 #5

Jun 19-22, 2017 - at Lord's, London

Middlesex 446 Yorkshire 186-9 (58 overs)
Bonus points so far Middlesex 7 Yorkshire 2

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Correct me if I am wrong, but are we not a long way behind the over rate?

first day finished half an hour late and yesterday morning we only bowled 30 overs

If we were to follow on and lose by an innings we will not get the chance to rectify that and could end up with fewer points than when we started.

Surely that has to be our main concern at this stage.
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Joined: 11 Apr 2014, 14:11

21 Jun 2017, 07:51 #6

Jun 19-22, 2017 - at Lord's, London

Middlesex 446 Yorkshire 186-9 (58 overs)
Bonus points so far Middlesex 7 Yorkshire 2

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Looks like another sweltering day in London.
Think only about 10% chance of us getting something out of this game after yesterdays woeful last session.
I would make us follow on if I was Middlesex but suspect they wont.
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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

21 Jun 2017, 08:05 #7

Jun 19-22, 2017 - at Lord's, London

Middlesex 446 Yorkshire 186-9 (58 overs)
Bonus points so far Middlesex 7 Yorkshire 2

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I am sure they will not enforce the follow-on. Let us bowl today in the sweltering heat, then they can bowl tomorrow when it will be, according to the forecast, 10 degrees cooler.
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Joined: 02 Jul 2014, 11:24

21 Jun 2017, 08:09 #8

Jun 19-22, 2017 - at Lord's, London

Middlesex 446 Yorkshire 186-9 (58 overs)
Bonus points so far Middlesex 7 Yorkshire 2

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Really undecided about this follow on. On the one had if they did bat and declare at tea the prospect of facing four sessions isn't as daunting as six. (I think we'd have to bat out pretty much all of the remaining sessions anyway as they could go into T20 mode for any target we might set.)

On the other hand i'm not sure i'd like to come out to bat after spending another few hours in the field in this heat.

My instinct is that they won't enforce the follow on.
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

21 Jun 2017, 08:37 #9

Jun 19-22, 2017 - at Lord's, London

Middlesex 446 Yorkshire 186-9 (58 overs)
Bonus points so far Middlesex 7 Yorkshire 2

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I'm not certain but I'm pretty sure the over rate will be alright. Unlike Middlesex it has never really been a problem for us.

Late start on Monday due to 2 minutes silence, lots of extra drinks breaks due to the heat. The umpires have had to be sympathetic, you can't deny the batsmen opportunities to get their helmets off and cool down in 30 degree heat.

Think of the stink if one collapsed, our match wasn't the last to finish yesterday.
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Joined: 24 Apr 2006, 15:44

21 Jun 2017, 09:26 #10

Jun 19-22, 2017 - at Lord's, London

Middlesex 446 Yorkshire 186-9 (58 overs)
Bonus points so far Middlesex 7 Yorkshire 2

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Peter, Yorkshire's over rate at the end of the Middlesex innings according to the scoreboard was -1, it had dropped from -2 at the start of the days play as Rashid had come on.

Middlesex's was -2 when I left 20 minutes before the end yesterday.

As Geoff has just said surely the need for extra drinks breaks in this sort of weather should be taken into account.


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