CHAMPIONSHIP | Yorkshire vs Somerset at Leeds (Day 3)

CHAMPIONSHIP | Yorkshire vs Somerset at Leeds (Day 3)

Joined: 28 Dec 2003, 02:48

14 Sep 2016, 00:32 #1

Sep 12-15, 2016 - at Headingley, Leeds

Yorkshire 145 & 57-3 (22 overs) Somerset 390
Yorkshire trail by 188 runs with 7 wickets remaining

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Joined: 18 Oct 2013, 09:48

14 Sep 2016, 07:04 #2

Yesterday was billed as the day of reckoning, but i think its been postponed to today.

We absolutely must of course bat the day out and then you never know.

But perhaps all eyes will be at old trafford, after yesterday's deluge, will they be able to play? if they do can the lancys somehow avoid the follow on? and more importantly avoid defeat?

Yesterday, we had one poster congratulating middlesex, will he be joined by many more today? or can we possibly get to lords with a winner takes all scenario?

All these questions should be answered today.

Remember last year when middlesex spoiled our celebration party, can we spoil their's this year?
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Joined: 04 Jun 2015, 18:32

14 Sep 2016, 07:21 #3

I read somewhere yesterday that it was in our interests to lose to Somerset and then if Middlesex beat Lancashire they could still win the title if they beat Notts next week and Middlesex only draw with us.

This would prevent Middlesex (or the lords suits) preparing a road of a track to ensure a draw and by providing a result track it would keep our door open especially with the toss advantage. We might turn need hapless Notts to not roll over against Somerset who will of course prepare a track like last week to guarantee a positive result probably inside two days with Bess recalled alongside Leach. Bess must be miffed to be dropped after an impressive debut last week.
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Joined: 18 Oct 2013, 09:48

14 Sep 2016, 07:36 #4

Only problem with that is that we go to lords 20 points adrift and so even a win would probably not be enough to win the title.

Besides, middlesex have no say in what type of track is provided, thats down to the MCC.

not only would we have to restrict middx to a score below 200 we would have to score 300-5 on a result pitch?
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Joined: 07 Mar 2014, 11:28

14 Sep 2016, 08:35 #5

You would have to say perfect bowling conditions this morning.

So, have I got this right?

If we lose, Lancashire draw and Somerset win, the points tallies will be:

Middlesex 216
Yorkshire 204
Somerset 203 (they may rue their missed bonus point!)

So a win for us would secure us the title UNLESS Somerset also managed a win gaining them two? more points than us.

This may be hypothetical of course and probably is but interesting nonetheless. I suspect our hopes rest on a waterlogged pitch at Manchester and no or little play today..

Middlesex would win if they secured a draw with a reasonable haul of bonus points

BUT waterlogged pitch looks unlikely according to other posters!
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Joined: 27 Mar 2014, 13:24

14 Sep 2016, 08:44 #6

Middlesex 213.

Which is a big difference because a draw may not be enough for them to win the title, if Somerset were to win.
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Joined: 18 Oct 2013, 09:48

14 Sep 2016, 08:45 #7

You would have to say perfect bowling conditions this morning.

So, have I got this right?

If we lose, Lancashire draw and Somerset win, the points tallies will be:

Middlesex 216
Yorkshire 204
Somerset 203 (they may rue their missed bonus point!)

So a win for us would secure us the title UNLESS Somerset also managed a win gaining them two? more points than us.

This may be hypothetical of course and probably is but interesting nonetheless. I suspect our hopes rest on a waterlogged pitch at Manchester and no or little play today..

Middlesex would win if they secured a draw with a reasonable haul of bonus points

BUT waterlogged pitch looks unlikely according to other posters!
given that scenario somerset would only need to equal our points tally by virtue of losing one match fewer than us
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Joined: 03 Jun 2014, 20:54

14 Sep 2016, 08:59 #8

If the current two Lancashire batsmen are still batting at 3pm then it might get interesting again. Long shot though. And what prospect is there of our batting line-up dealing with Finn, R-J, Rayner and Murtagh at Lords anyway?
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Joined: 19 Aug 2005, 07:57

14 Sep 2016, 09:16 #9

Once we start clutching at straws perhaps that means days of reckoning are behind us.

Sad to see our worst performance under Jason Gillespie in his penultimate match, maybe that's a reason to think he chose the right time to go.

Time to re-asses and look forward not back

Phil Simmons is available, did a great job at Ireland, actually did a great job with the West Indies not that the WICB would necessarily agree...
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Joined: 07 Mar 2014, 11:28

14 Sep 2016, 09:18 #10

If the current two Lancashire batsmen are still batting at 3pm then it might get interesting again. Long shot though. And what prospect is there of our batting line-up dealing with Finn, R-J, Rayner and Murtagh at Lords anyway?
Thanks Dwight - I always think its 8 points for the draw not 5.

So yes this does make a big difference.

I would have thought that if Lancashire were batting at all by 3pm this afternoon (even if 9 down) then a win for Middlesex becomes much more difficult. Lancashire will be maybe 50 runs from parity at that point, so Middlesex will have to bat for at least a couple of sessions to set a target. All hypothetical of course but still interesting to speculate.
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