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I'm as disappointed as everyone else but I think we are barking up the wrong tree if we think winning the toss and deciding to bat was the mistake. To me it sounds like poor batting with lack of patience rather than anything to do with it being a hard track in overcast conditions favouring the bowlers.Well Abell didn't last long! They don't need to put together many partnerships to get a lead though- need those two out sharpish especially.
from this position I'd accept going to Lords 6 points behind Middlesex, lose & it's over for us keep these to under 200 if possible can still win this, not much faith in Lancs putting up much resistancefrom what i heard cally saying, the ball is moving about all over the place.
batting very difficult.
nevertheless with no batting points, the only way it seems we can get to lords in front is if we win and middx don't.
that could yet happen, seems that lancs have produced another road, while there is surely gonna be a result at hq.
think this game has just become a must win.
big session coming up.....100-1 or 90-7?
I agree re batting first.Not a day for a Brooks off day is it.
Yeah i have no issue with batting first and agree some dismissals were poor.What are odds that these two will see Somerset into lead? Both have been thorns in our flesh before.
If these two bat for much longer it's going to be tough, got to accept going to be facing a deficit here ideally don't want it any more than 100I am quickly losing faith in us winning the Championship now.
Really have to pull a rabbit out of the hat in this game.
Is it really "clear" that Somerset would have batted first? Is it not also possible that Rogers couldn't decide what he wanted to do, so passed the buck by opting for the toss?I agree re batting first.
easy to say in hindsight that we should have fielded.
but if only for the old adage that we should do what the opposition do not want us to do.
clearly somerset would have batted so why do them the favour of putting them in?