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38 minutes ago, badgerx16 said:

Not such a productive session after lunch.

Still , the 2 wickets before tea have made it a bit better.  A lot of streaky runs from Bess and Fraine though.

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9 minutes ago, Barsiem said:

8 down now thankfully.  We seem a strange bowling outfit in the CC this season.  No problem getting the top order out, but always struggle with the tail!

Balls...............they go soft very easily apparently and getting wickets with them is difficult.  That said, the number of runs scored by Yorks from edges behind was somewhat annoying. The occasional decent shot and then a couple of streaky 4s behind the wicket.  Comes from an attacking field I expect.

Raining again now by the looks of it.

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7 minutes ago, Barsiem said:

8 down now thankfully.  We seem a strange bowling outfit in the CC this season.  No problem getting the top order out, but always struggle with the tail!

It is because the ball gets soft after a while.

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Looks difficult batting conditions this morning. While Felix Organ is capable of scoring a century on a relatively flat deck in scorching heat at Cheltenham, I'm not sure he'll have the technique to survive long here...

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But it was a crappy outground that, last week, looked like it was meandering to a high-scoring and dull draw before Yorkshire shit the bed in their second innings. It's the middle of the summer, it should be perfect conditions for outgrounds, but we've had a week of shit weather after weeks of unusually hot and dry weather - not really much anyone can do about that.

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It's stopped raining,  hopefully we'll get some play soon, covers are coming off.  Seems to be clearing up, just announced  play restarting at 215. 

Less of the crappy ground talk please, btw,  it's a very decent ground,  and I think festivals away from the big stadia are a worthwhile tradition.  (Admittedly I'm a bit biased as I live 10 minutes away) 

 

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40 minutes ago, stevegrant said:

The ball is doing all sorts. Yorkshire only had two players make double figures (although both got beyond 50), so it seems like a case of just having to tough it out.

Think we're heading for a first innings deficit here. Pitch looks unplayable, outfield seems to have slowed up a bit since yesterday as well.

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1 hour ago, Window Cleaner said:

Think we're heading for a first innings deficit here. Pitch looks unplayable, outfield seems to have slowed up a bit since yesterday as well.

Our innings has been almost a mirror image of the Tykes' one. Now we have a lead, can we get a batting point ?

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Would definitely have taken a 59-run lead when we were 70-odd for 6, but having looked so comfortable once Brown and Barker got themselves settled, it does rather feel like those last 4 wickets were given away a little bit too cheaply. Surrey managed to burgle their way to 319 against Warwickshire in the end, so they've got two more batting points than we have here.

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Must win game while we hope Warks can bat all day to leave Wheal to bowl Surrey out on day 4.

Hampshire must hope the wicket continues to be poor in the morning and get them 6 down by lunch otherwise we will  have a tough bat on day 4 with the worse of the weather again.

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13 hours ago, Pilchards said:

Must win game while we hope Warks can bat all day to leave Wheal to bowl Surrey out on day 4.

Hampshire must hope the wicket continues to be poor in the morning and get them 6 down by lunch otherwise we will  have a tough bat on day 4 with the worse of the weather again.

The wicket looks much better. Hants not making much progress, maybe the new ball will give us a boost in a couple of overs time.

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The ball has still done a bit, even as it's got old, but they've missed anything close to the edge for the most part, and we've dropped two fairly straightforward catches in the slips. If Weatherly had taken the one off Lyth in the second over this morning, today could have panned out very differently.

Warwickshire looking alright today at the Oval, and Jamie Overton has gone off injured so Surrey are a bowler down.

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42 minutes ago, Pilchards said:

Pathetic from warks collapsing like that.

30 runs for 6 wickets, almost like everyone wants Surrey to win the title.

Surrey have made a good start as well. Don't see them not winning again. Wheal not getting a bowl as of yet in Surrey's second innings, what's up with that because Norwell has been tonked a bit. 

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Enjoyed that. Good performance overall again,  pitch was a lot better today than I expected after the first 3 days.  They're up here again next month for a one dayer, looking forward to seeing them again at the "crappy ground"🙂

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21 hours ago, Window Cleaner said:

Surrey have made a good start as well. Don't see them not winning again. Wheal not getting a bowl as of yet in Surrey's second innings, what's up with that because Norwell has been tonked a bit. 

Wheal did end up bowling his fair share of overs, but he too went for too many runs. I went along after lunch and it was so frustrating because at one point they'd got Surrey back below the run rate they needed to maintain, but then they started on a spell where they'd bowl 5 good balls and then release all the pressure with a freebie boundary every single over, which made it far too easy in the end.

The respective run-ins look to be slightly in our favour, especially with Lancashire still maintaining a pretence of being vaguely in the hunt as well.

Hampshire: Northants (H), Kent (H), Warwickshire (A)
Surrey: Northants (A), Yorkshire (H), Lancashire (A)

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I watched a few overs of the Surrey game after the Hants game had ended.  Warks bowlers were all bowling far too short to extremely experienced batters.

It was just a free hit every over.

Anyway we need to win all the remaining games and get nigh on maximum batting points and hope that Surrey lose one or draw two.  Might not happen that way though.

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On 28/07/2022 at 14:06, Pilchards said:

Pathetic from warks collapsing like that.

30 runs for 6 wickets, almost like everyone wants Surrey to win the title.

Just been reading the BBC report on that game.  Seem to think that the two Warks top scorers were victims of iffy umpiring decisions .

Don't know who were the umpires but something has to be done about these situations sooner or later.  Div 1 Championship games are serious stuff

nowadays and what some ex batter or bowler thinks the ball might have done or not done isn't really a judgement criteria.

Anyone know what sort of percentages of reviewed decisions are subsequently changed   ?

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3 hours ago, Window Cleaner said:

Ex Hampshire player to boot. Billy Taylor.

Billy joined from Sussex, medium fast low-80s bowler, decent limited overs performer. Pretty sure people posted on here at the time that he is a keen Saints fan?

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I don’t think we can really moan at other teams performances against Surrey - they are all getting closer than our miserable effort earlier in the season. Still all to play for but let’s be honest so far Surrey have been the better team (no surprise given their strength), undefeated too, but Lancashire away looks the trickiest of all their fixtures. Amazing job to still be in the hunt against such a strong team.

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Benny Howell returning next year from Gloucestershire on a white-ball contract. Good news.

Less good news is I'm hearing that James Fuller might be discussing ending his contract a year early and going in the other direction, which would be a bit of a disaster for us, all things considered...

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45 minutes ago, stevegrant said:

Benny Howell returning next year from Gloucestershire on a white-ball contract. Good news.

Less good news is I'm hearing that James Fuller might be discussing ending his contract a year early and going in the other direction, which would be a bit of a disaster for us, all things considered...

Can't see why Fuller would want to drop down to D2 cricket, unless he's figuring on limiting himself to white ball only.

That said it would be bad news for Hants if he did. We'd need another all formats allrounder.

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Evening all 

We have tickets for a couple of the Hundred games coming up - not been to the Ageas Bowl for quite a few years, so just looking for recommendations for parking not a million miles away - the long gone sporting days of Mrs JBS have caught up with her hips. 

Thanks in advance
 

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17 hours ago, John Boy Saint said:

Evening all 

We have tickets for a couple of the Hundred games coming up - not been to the Ageas Bowl for quite a few years, so just looking for recommendations for parking not a million miles away - the long gone sporting days of Mrs JBS have caught up with her hips. 

Thanks in advance
 

You can purchase parking at the ground or there’s a couple of £5 parking places on the road from west end.

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Would be a real shame to lose Fuller, especially as the Hants coaches have helped him pull it all together. Then again if he thinks that Benny Howells could take his spot might make him think - plus it leaves a big all rounder spot at Gloucester. I’d love to have them both - you can never have too many all rounders in limited over cricket, but Fuller has been pivotol in our success this year on all forms so would be a big miss.

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Bit of a scratch side for the One Day Cup match tomorrow.   Seems to be a totally devalued competition.  Looks like Abbott, Barker and Abbas aren't playing any one day cricket for us this season. Still there's Gubbins, Brown, Holland, Organ and Donald from the regulars plus some of the younger chaps who've played some of the T20 games.

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Currie is an interesting prospect. Didn’t know he could bat like that and if he can stop the loose balls he can be dangerous. Also very bat heavy lineup which will be a problem if someone really gets after one of the 5 bowlers (two of which are ironically our 4 day opening batters !). I’d like to see Prest given a bowl as think he could be a useful spin option from what I saw in the T20. The competition is effectively like the league cup in the early stages - mainly kids and reserves !!

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8 hours ago, Dark Munster said:

Is Weatherley injured? Just signed a new contract so I'd thought he'd play in the 1 day matches.

Weatherley is with the Brave.  All those missing from the regular line ups, Abbott,Barker and Abbas excepted, are in The Hundred .

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2 minutes ago, Window Cleaner said:

Weatherley is with the Brave.  All those missing from the regular line ups, Abbott,Barker and Abbas excepted, are in The Hundred .

Exactly what is wrong with The Hundred; piss off lifelong cricket fans by getting the best county players to join a summer holiday kiddies entertainment circus whilst county competitions are still being played.

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15 minutes ago, badgerx16 said:

Exactly what is wrong with The Hundred; piss off lifelong cricket fans by getting the best county players to join a summer holiday kiddies entertainment circus whilst county competitions are still being played.

I think that some franchises have had to recrute more county players than originally planned.  I've not really studied all the line ups for The Hundred but some of them seem a bit weak to me. The Fire looked like a simple mish-mash of players drawn from localish counties (and nowhere near up to standard to boot).

I suppose it's because there are always international series going on somewhere or other in the world, thus reducing the number of players available for gig cricket.

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The hundred has never really delivered the superstars. First year loads withdrew due to Covid, this year some stars are about but  all the big players are missing a few games due to internationals (ie for Brave - Stoinis and De Kock). I still enjoy it, but in reality they could have throw all this money and effort behind T20 - losing a ball an over / bowlers able to bowl 2 overs etc is all a bit silly in reality. Be interesting to see if it is bringing in a family / female crowd and this format appeals to that group more which was the idea.

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