CHAMPIONSHIP | Yorkshire vs Durham at Leeds (Day 3)

CHAMPIONSHIP | Yorkshire vs Durham at Leeds (Day 3)

Joined: 28 Dec 2003, 02:48

08 Sep 2016, 01:36 #1

Sep 6-9, 2016 - at Headingley, Leeds

Yorkshire 460 Durham 205-4 (70 overs)
Stumps - Durham trail by 255 runs with 6 wickets remaining in the 1st innings

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Joined: 18 Oct 2013, 09:48

08 Sep 2016, 04:48 #2

As I have said before yorkshire are very good at winning games that they dominate.

But can we put this match in that category?

This mornings play will decide that for us.

I fear if Durham are still batting at lunch then the game will not fall in the dominated category and we would need to be proactive in trying to win. Sadly, this is not yorkshire's greatest suit.

With rain about tomorrow, we really need to get into a position to have durham batting again tonight.

Don't really think we have the nerve to bat quickly enough and declare with a lead of around 350 today.

Therefore I think the only way we can win this is to get durham following on. Will it happen?

We are very capable of bowling durham out under 360, but will we even bother to enforce the follow on?

Traditionally, we have been far too cautious and fearful of defeat to be able to give ourselves the best chance of winning these sort of matches. Perhaps if Notts are bowled out by tea, this might change...we shall see.

I was going to go today, but have changed my mind as I have no confidence in yorkshire being enterprising enough to keep the game alive. I hope I am wrong. Would love to say at 5.30, i wish i had been there.
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Joined: 25 Jul 2016, 10:22

08 Sep 2016, 05:46 #3

Up bright and early to travel up to Headingley am looking forward to a good day's play. Come on Yorkshire.
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Joined: 04 Jun 2015, 18:32

08 Sep 2016, 06:23 #4

I think we have to have one eye on progress at Trent bridge to see how Middlesex are doing and then this may need to dictate how we bat, when we declare and how forceful we are in seeking a win.

Last season we won the title at a canter and never had to be that watchful of other results. This season we have a serious competitor and we have to be alert to their position. I won't buy any mantra from Gillespie and Gale that we can only control the controllable saw we have to be flexible and adapt. This is why winning this season will be different as it will have been a tougher challenge.

The Middlesex game is more advanced than ours so we should take a steer.

First task of course is irrelevant. We have to get Durham all out and preferably by mid afternoon at latest. Then see if we have follow on option but doubt we would enforce it. Then decide if we need to push for a win if Middlesex look to be winning.
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Joined: 21 Oct 2013, 13:37

08 Sep 2016, 06:34 #5

A band of rain passing through this morning, should clear about 12.30 fresher weather will be more pleasant.
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Joined: 14 Aug 2007, 12:51

08 Sep 2016, 06:35 #6

I think we have to have one eye on progress at Trent bridge to see how Middlesex are doing and then this may need to dictate how we bat, when we declare and how forceful we are in seeking a win.

Last season we won the title at a canter and never had to be that watchful of other results. This season we have a serious competitor and we have to be alert to their position. I won't buy any mantra from Gillespie and Gale that we can only control the controllable saw we have to be flexible and adapt. This is why winning this season will be different as it will have been a tougher challenge.

The Middlesex game is more advanced than ours so we should take a steer.

First task of course is irrelevant. We have to get Durham all out and preferably by mid afternoon at latest. Then see if we have follow on option but doubt we would enforce it. Then decide if we need to push for a win if Middlesex look to be winning.
...and by lunchtime today we may need to keep a very wary eye indeed in Somerset.
The match next week may well prove to be as important as the one at Lords.
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Joined: 18 Oct 2013, 09:48

08 Sep 2016, 07:32 #7

Somerset should be losing some serious points for the pitch they have (not) prepared

raining in blackpool this morning
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Joined: 02 Apr 2009, 12:57

08 Sep 2016, 07:35 #8

Funny game cricket.
I think this could be an interesting day. The chances that went begging yesterday will be taken today..
Durham all out by lunch.
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Joined: 07 Mar 2014, 11:28

08 Sep 2016, 08:30 #9

It is very overcast here. If the rain holds off (which it might??) then we could have the best of conditions for bowling and batting.
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Joined: 20 Nov 2013, 19:24

08 Sep 2016, 08:58 #10

With possibly dodgy weather around, I think we must get them out to be able to enforce follow on. With favourable conditions for our seamers, we could even win match today - but we must hold our catches and take care to put fielders in right slip positions! Here's hoping for full and successful day
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