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For purely selfish reasons- I'm going tomorrow and I prefer watching us bat to bowl- I would have rather we'd have bowled first, but it does look like a batting day. Shame about Lees but anyone can nick off early, hopefully the rest will come good.Dam Lees already gone after his fantastic game last week.
Why wouldn't we bat first? Decent pitch as shown last week, nice weather, they favour spin attack and with baking conditions it will probably become uneven. Everything YCCC do seems to be questioned (moaned at) on here.Just home and surprised Gale elected to bat - but now he has chance to justify his decision and place in team with 2 out already. Probably advisable to play Plunkett with Patto having family situation - should strengthen middle/late order for usual contribution!
Certainly is. We were put in last week and arguably conditions were worse for batting and we made 460, so it doesn't surprise me that both Yorkshire and Somerset wanted to bat first. The fact that we are 3 down is unfortunate but it would be hindsight to use this as a reason for saying that Gale should have done differently at the toss.Isn't that the whole purpose of the forum for people to give their opinions whether right or wrong & open up debate, be a bit boring if everyone agreed with everything that was done
Well losing top three in first hour or so hardly justifies batting first. However, we still have middle/late order to build a good total.Isn't that the whole purpose of the forum for people to give their opinions whether right or wrong & open up debate, be a bit boring if everyone agreed with everything that was done