CHAMPIONSHIP | Yorkshire vs Durham at Leeds (Day 2)

Joined: 27 Mar 2014, 13:24

07 Sep 2016, 10:45 #21

Ironically Patterson now out trying to leave one.
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Joined: 18 Oct 2013, 09:48

07 Sep 2016, 10:46 #22

Excellent, we can now look forward to Peter telling us how useless the players and management are!!!
Sigh, no i won't do that. But needing just 8 off 11 balls and then batting out 10 dot balls and a wicket leaves me wondering what might have been.

These lost points could really be signficant if we get to lords 2 or 3 points behind middlesex needing to win and hope the late september weather holds.

Off course middlesex might still draw or lose and we will still go to lords ahead...but that relies on middx slipping up.

As for declaring, i would agree with others that any declaration should be at the earliest just before tea, of course with only 3 wickets left we are unlikely to get there.

As for middle/lower order underperforming, isn't that always the case when we have plenty of runs, they are quite capable of getting us to 300 from 50-6 but hopeless at getting us from 350 to 500.
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Joined: 20 Nov 2013, 19:24

07 Sep 2016, 10:46 #23

Playing out a maiden when you need 8 runs for a vital bonus point (not to mention only 2 off the preceding over) - you don't need to wait for Peter. That was pathetic and incomprehensible.

On the bright side, Middx are four down.
Rafiq did his best but rather inept leadership has cost us a point and we will see how important it will be at end of season. We left too much to do this morning against fresh and good quality bowlers 😟 We are unlikely to get many over 400 anyway.
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Joined: 07 Aug 2014, 16:58

07 Sep 2016, 10:49 #24

Inept leadership? What do you mean?
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Joined: 02 Apr 2014, 09:31

07 Sep 2016, 10:50 #25

Rafiq did his best but rather inept leadership has cost us a point and we will see how important it will be at end of season. We left too much to do this morning against fresh and good quality bowlers 😟 We are unlikely to get many over 400 anyway.
"inept leadership"

our leadership is so inept it's won us the last 2 championships and we're only 4 points off top spot with 3 games to go this year!! SACK EM ALL!!!!!!!
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Joined: 07 Aug 2014, 16:58

07 Sep 2016, 10:53 #26

Quite! Let's hope our new coach is a bit less inept. We also need a new captain who isn't weighed down by the baggage of winning championships.
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Joined: 04 Jun 2015, 18:32

07 Sep 2016, 10:54 #27

Not inept but perhaps there is a case for suggesting leadership should have sent in Brooks who is a biffer ahead of Patto in view of what was needed.
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Joined: 14 Aug 2007, 12:51

07 Sep 2016, 10:58 #28

Quite! Let's hope our new coach is a bit less inept. We also need a new captain who isn't weighed down by the baggage of winning championships.
I respect many of Alibor's comments; he is knowledgable about the game and dedicated to Yorkshire cricket.
I've never really quite understood, though, why he is so unremittingly hostile to Andrew Gale. I'd be interested to gain an insight into his thinking.
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Joined: 14 Apr 2015, 09:15

07 Sep 2016, 10:59 #29

Six fours in the last three overs. Five by Brooks. Patto came in ahead of him. Discuss.
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Joined: 02 Jul 2014, 11:24

07 Sep 2016, 11:00 #30

I respect many of Alibor's comments; he is knowledgable about the game and dedicated to Yorkshire cricket.
I've never really quite understood, though, why he is so unremittingly hostile to Andrew Gale. I'd be interested to gain an insight into his thinking.
Should we be starting a debate about Brooks' place in the batting order?
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