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SET -v- Yorkshire 21st May.
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Spent some of yesterday watching the match at Edgbaston on YouTube and was quite impressed by the coverage. OK, it only shows the pitch so you couldn't see boundaries, catches being take in the deep etc. but overall i thought it was good and gave a clear view of the quality of bowling and batting. We won, although given the respective strength of the teams we should have done - our team boasted one current test player (Boyd!) as part of a very experienced attack whilst they had several youngsters, many of whom I would assume were trialists. 

Will Rhodes, who scored a hundred, batted well as did Sibley and Thomson for a while. Josh Poysdon was the pick of the bowlers by a country mile (the other main bowlers were OHD, a very ordinary looking Chris Wright and Rankin). I know this was only one game, but the performance of Rhodes, Sibley, Poysden and Thomson suggests they should all be given a chance at some stage in the 50 over competition imho, esp Rhodes and Poysdon. It would be a great shame if Josh was lost to the game, and the way his career has gone in recent times that has to be a risk. He even scored some runs after a mid-order wobble so come on Jim, give him a break!
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3 day match starts today also against Yorkshire at portland road
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(Yesterday, 09:35 AM)Harborne Bear Wrote: Spent some of yesterday watching the match at Edgbaston on YouTube and was quite impressed by the coverage. OK, it only shows the pitch so you couldn't see boundaries, catches being take in the deep etc. but overall i thought it was good and gave a clear view of the quality of bowling and batting. We won, although given the respective strength of the teams we should have done - our team boasted one current test player (Boyd!) as part of a very experienced attack whilst they had several youngsters, many of whom I would assume were trialists. 

Will Rhodes, who scored a hundred, batted well as did Sibley and Thomson for a while. Josh Poysdon was the pick of the bowlers by a country mile (the other main bowlers were OHD, a very ordinary looking Chris Wright and Rankin). I know this was only one game, but the performance of Rhodes, Sibley, Poysden and Thomson suggests they should all be given a chance at some stage in the 50 over competition imho, esp Rhodes and Poysdon. It would be a great shame if Josh was lost to the game, and the way his career has gone in recent times that has to be a risk. He even scored some runs after a mid-order wobble so come on Jim, give him a break!

I agree about Josh Poysden, who has always impressed me.
Since he got England Lions recognition, his career seems to have stalled.  If he isn't going to get chances with us, maybe a spell on loan might be good for him.
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