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Glamorgan at Edgbaston
#41
24 point lead now - looking good. Interesting to note 2 of the triumvirate are 3rd and mid-table
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#42
An excellent win.
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#43
Hats off to Bell and Trott, I honestly thought we were going to struggle chasing that target; both are still a class act for us.
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(12-06-2018, 07:48 PM)randombear Wrote: Hats off to Bell and Trott, I honestly thought we were going to struggle chasing that target; both are still a class act for us.

We are so going to miss Trotty. What a win, really gutted I couldn’t make today. For once the weather didn’t threaten a result.
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(12-06-2018, 08:24 PM)stingray Wrote:
(12-06-2018, 07:48 PM)randombear Wrote: Hats off to Bell and Trott, I honestly thought we were going to struggle chasing that target; both are still a class act for us.

We are so going to miss Trotty. What a win, really gutted I couldn’t make today. For once the weather didn’t threaten a result.
Typical you spend two years waiting for an Ian Bell century and then .....
I didn't see it but I bet the one today was a delight.  The one on Sunday which I did see was a gritty effort (especially after the horror run out)
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(12-06-2018, 05:33 PM)The Lickey Banker Wrote:
(12-06-2018, 04:14 PM)Lilly Wrote: Hain out without scoring. His red ball form is a frustration

The same for Sibley.  His place as an Opener must be really open to question.  I would think they might drop him down the order and see how he does there ?  Perhaps open with Trotty or Bell - or one of the Seconds ?  I would like to see Ed Pollock being given a run opening in a red ball game.

What about Liam Banks?
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(12-06-2018, 06:50 PM)Leicester Exile Wrote: 24 point lead now - looking good. Interesting to note 2 of the triumvirate are 3rd and mid-table

Hasn't one of them also won back to back games? , to think if they were thrown out they could not have done all that
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Fantastic from Bell again, he has effectively won us the game with his batting in both innings, ably assisted in the second by Rhodes (who is looking the more promising of the two openers) and Trotty as ever.

We have plenty to learn from that match, need to be much better with the bat in the first innings, chasing 300 isn't going to be successful more often than not, even against some of the distinctly average bowling attacks we will face this season

Trott is going to be a massive miss. Need Sibley and Hain to step up now as they have not been anywhere near good enough in this format.
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(12-06-2018, 05:48 PM)Terry Wrote: I agree about Sibley.  He came last year with all sorts of promises made to him about his role and was appointed vice captain but so far, he really hasn't delivered, averaging 12 after nine innings.  It's not so much that he hasn't scored a century, he has yet to score 100 runs altogether.
There are two contrasting options to replace him - Pollock and Umeed.  Both have got fifties in the current game against MCC Young Cricketers - Umeed in 108 balls, Pollock in 33.  I know which I would prefer to watch but that doesn't mean he's the best bet to succeed.
While Hain is away playing for the Lions, that does create a space lower down for Sibley, though Lamb would feel hard done by if he didn't get back in.

Let's not be beastly to Andy Umeed. He has scored two centuries against first division attacks which is twice as many as Messrs Sibley, Rhodes, Pollock, Hose and Lamb combined. He's got every right to a shout for a first team place.

Ever the optimist, I will recall Glenn Turner who was famously snail-like when he first turned up at Worcester but went on to become one of their best ever players.
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(13-06-2018, 09:32 AM)GrizzlyBear Wrote:
(12-06-2018, 05:48 PM)Terry Wrote: I agree about Sibley.  He came last year with all sorts of promises made to him about his role and was appointed vice captain but so far, he really hasn't delivered, averaging 12 after nine innings.  It's not so much that he hasn't scored a century, he has yet to score 100 runs altogether.
There are two contrasting options to replace him - Pollock and Umeed.  Both have got fifties in the current game against MCC Young Cricketers - Umeed in 108 balls, Pollock in 33.  I know which I would prefer to watch but that doesn't mean he's the best bet to succeed.
While Hain is away playing for the Lions, that does create a space lower down for Sibley, though Lamb would feel hard done by if he didn't get back in.

Let's not be beastly to Andy Umeed. He has scored two centuries against first division attacks which is twice as many as Messrs Sibley, Rhodes, Pollock, Hose and Lamb combined. He's got every right to a shout for a first team place.

Ever the optimist, I will recall Glenn Turner who was famously snail-like when he first turned up at Worcester but went on to become one of their best ever players.

Fair comment.
Going back even further, when Bob Barber came to Warwickshire from Lancashire, he was a bit of a plodder.
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(12-06-2018, 06:50 PM)Leicester Exile Wrote: 24 point lead now - looking good. Interesting to note 2 of the triumvirate are 3rd and mid-table

It won't end like that...and you have to judge these things across a period of time. This could be Northants year for some wooden spoon glory.

Division two is generally very poor.. whilst we can all be pleased.... This is a Bears side that was relegated last year, stomping their authority by mid June. Worcestershire are looking dismal in Division one. The structure of red ball cricket must be changed for the benefit of England and the championship.... Quality not quantity. Some sides need to be white ball only... Rather than going through the motions with the red ball.
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(13-06-2018, 09:32 AM)GrizzlyBear Wrote:
(12-06-2018, 05:48 PM)Terry Wrote: I agree about Sibley.  He came last year with all sorts of promises made to him about his role and was appointed vice captain but so far, he really hasn't delivered, averaging 12 after nine innings.  It's not so much that he hasn't scored a century, he has yet to score 100 runs altogether.
There are two contrasting options to replace him - Pollock and Umeed.  Both have got fifties in the current game against MCC Young Cricketers - Umeed in 108 balls, Pollock in 33.  I know which I would prefer to watch but that doesn't mean he's the best bet to succeed.
While Hain is away playing for the Lions, that does create a space lower down for Sibley, though Lamb would feel hard done by if he didn't get back in.

Let's not be beastly to Andy Umeed. He has scored two centuries against first division attacks which is twice as many as Messrs Sibley, Rhodes, Pollock, Hose and Lamb combined. He's got every right to a shout for a first team place.

Ever the optimist, I will recall Glenn Turner who was famously snail-like when he first turned up at Worcester but went on to become one of their best ever players.

I agree with you Grizzly Bear. Andy Umeed has been in reasonable form this season for both the 2ndXI and for West Bromwich Dartmouth in the Birmingham League and would deserve an opportunity if Dominic Sibley continues to fail. Personally if Dominic fails twice again at Tunbridge Wells then I would bring Andy into the team for the day/night game with the pink ball at Durham who in Chris Rushworth still have an outstanding county opening bowler. He scored an outstanding century in the equivalent day/night match last season at home to Lancashire. Ed Pollock still plays shots at balls which should be left alone and would be vulnerable at present opening with a full slip cordon in Championship matches. Liam Banks is a mixture of the two players and from what I have seen for the 2ndXI he has more capacity to score hundreds and more in Championship cricket at some time in the future (he is only 19).
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