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So then..

Joined: April 2nd, 2009, 12:57 pm

August 19th, 2017, 11:14 am #1

What now...?
Is there anything left to play for.......?
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Joined: April 11th, 2015, 11:47 am

August 19th, 2017, 11:21 am #2

Well being optimistic there is still the possibility of the championship.
We still have 4 matches so 96 points possible and would get us to 199 points in the table so it's possible to win the championship so I say to the team go for it.

And before you all start I know it's very unlikely.
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Joined: August 20th, 2013, 11:26 am

August 19th, 2017, 11:21 am #3

What now...?
Is there anything left to play for.......?
Try and avoid relegation, which at the moment looks a real possibility.

Middlesex next, who just recently have a great record against us.

Then Surrey on the "oval road" against one of the best batting sides in the country. Can not see a win there.

Next up, Warwickshire, which is now a "must win" match and we end up at Essex against the potential Champions.

A very tough run-in, plus no Rashid, Plunkett & Willey in addition to Root & Bairstow for the last 3 matches.
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Joined: October 17th, 2013, 8:44 pm

August 19th, 2017, 11:34 am #4

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Is there anything left to play for.......?
Doing the arithmetic....

One win and a couple of high scoring draws would push us up to around 145 or 150 points, even if we lost the other one.

Somerset would then need around 70 points from their last 5 games to overtake us. It would be a good idea not to lose to Middlesex, too.

Squeaky-bum time. Where's David Wainwright?
Bowlers win matches
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Joined: August 7th, 2014, 4:58 pm

August 19th, 2017, 11:43 am #5

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Is there anything left to play for.......?
From a purely selfish point of view, our enforced break coincides nicely with a two week holiday in a non-cricket playing country. However, come September I'll optimistically predict a couple of wins and a mid-table finish. Some kind of boot camp in the wilderness might be in order to thrash out any real or imagined dressing room issues! Our seconds should have a strong looking batting line up over the next fortnight as well.
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Joined: May 2nd, 2014, 11:57 am

August 22nd, 2017, 11:01 am #6

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Is there anything left to play for.......?
Whilst I may have egg on face come 28th September, I very much doubt that a team which already has three wins to its credit will end up being relegated.

Four more drawn games should take the team to around 140+ points. Yes, a game might be lost, but also one might be won.

Whilst points totals are going to vary from one season to another, last season 156 points was enough to keep a team in the first division, but remember, this year there are two fewer games so the total required is going to be lower.
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Joined: August 7th, 2017, 9:14 pm

August 22nd, 2017, 11:49 am #7

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Is there anything left to play for.......?
I think relegation is very much a possibility. I honestly can't see where the wins are going to come from. Middlesex have got a hold on us so that's a guaranteed defeat. Surrey and Essex will beat us.
Only chance we have of a win is against Warwickshire who I might add have started to show two things that we don't have
Fight and passion
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Joined: August 7th, 2014, 4:58 pm

August 22nd, 2017, 11:51 am #8

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There is no such thing as a "guaranteed defeat".
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Joined: June 25th, 2015, 11:12 am

August 22nd, 2017, 12:22 pm #9

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Is there anything left to play for.......?
It might rain.
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