MCC v the Champions

Joined: 11 Feb 2014, 20:13

20 Mar 2016, 10:50 #11

Team news.

Siddy rested and Carver looks set to play.

https://yorkshireccc.com/news/view/4542 ... -abu-dhabi
Soddy rested ? He has not even turned his arm over yet ??

Neither has young Fisher !

Are they nursing injuries ?
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Joined: 03 Sep 2014, 13:34

20 Mar 2016, 11:55 #12

Century for Balance. Nice to see.
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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

20 Mar 2016, 12:05 #13

He is in cracking form, top scored in every match so far. Would be nice if a few of the other batters gave him a helping hand.

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Joined: 06 Nov 2013, 09:50

20 Mar 2016, 13:56 #14

it's very early days, but it looks as though the six weeks spent on the Indian sub-continent by Carver and Rhodes, was money well-spent.
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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

20 Mar 2016, 14:16 #15

I have never been a "Patto" fan and certainly never been a member of the NLOP club, but Rhodes looks a far better bet than Patto for the "holding, line and length" role at one end whilst the strike bowlers get the wickets at the other end.

Economy rates

v Lancashire 2 day match Patto 1.50, Rhodes 1.56
v MCC T20 Patto 7.50, Rhodes 6.25
v Lancashire T20 Patto 5.75, Rhodes 5.75

These are the only 3 matches were both have played. See what tomorrow brings!!

Based on his performances so far this season, there is nothing to choose between the economy rates of both, but Rhodes brings so much more to the team in the batting and fielding. A much better nr 8.
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Joined: 06 Jun 2015, 04:44

20 Mar 2016, 14:35 #16

Soddy rested ? He has not even turned his arm over yet ??

Neither has young Fisher !

Are they nursing injuries ?
Ryan played in a game with the Yorkshire players not selected against a youth MCC team
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Joined: 08 Dec 2013, 13:18

20 Mar 2016, 15:55 #17

Stu, I think Patterson's exceptional record over the past three seasons counts for more than perfomances in three pre-season matches in the UAE, two of which were bloody T20s! Rhodes is a very promising all-rounder but at this stage of his career Patterson's red ball bowling is a long way ahead.
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Joined: 20 Oct 2013, 20:03

20 Mar 2016, 16:09 #18

Patto is just about the best bowler of his type in the country, never mind the club. It's a very specific job and it doesn't transfer successfully to modern limited overs cricket.

I'm a big Rhodes fan, but I'll be surprised if he ever does this job.

My guess is if you asked the entire squad to name their best XI, Patto would be in every one, including those selected by the other seamers. Except his own maybe.
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Joined: 13 Jan 2015, 19:59

20 Mar 2016, 17:45 #19

Elements of Thunderbirds again. As per last season. Get in the mire at 88-5 before lunch on Day 1. Thunderbirds are Go. Someone organises a rescue. This time Ballance & Rhodes. The initial new ball & the 80 over one have done the trick really. Although I don't think it was doing a lot sideways.

Marvelously intelligent cricket from Rhodes & Carver at the end. He will, but I don't give a toss Rhodes missed out on his ton. It was a fine innings. Farmed the strike. Hit it out when he thought he could. Carver faced 9 balls.

The rest of the Blog has local colour from the game & some bile about non-Yorkies in the team.

http://ball-sup.blogspot.com/2016/03/th ... re-go.html

Phil
Twitter @ball_sup
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

20 Mar 2016, 18:25 #20

I'm sure the selectors will start the season with Patto because of what he has done before, but it will be nice if there is some pressure on his place.
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