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Durham at Chester-le-Street
#1
Bears win the toss and choose to bat.  Sidebottom in for Brookes is the only change from Tunbridge Wells:-

Rhodes, Sibley, Trott, Bell, Hose, Ambrose, Barker, Patel, Wright, Sidebottom & OHD

The tail is long this season, with Barker and Jeets not getting amongst the runs as usual.
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(25-06-2018, 01:52 PM)The Lickey Banker Wrote: Bears win the toss and choose to bat.  Sidebottom in for Brookes is the only change from Tunbridge Wells:-

Rhodes, Sibley, Trott, Bell, Hose, Ambrose, Barker, Patel, Wright, Sidebottom & OHD

The tail is long this season, with Barker and Jeets not getting amongst the runs as usual.

Yes the team used to be like a Manx cat.
Brookes is probably due a rest - too many young bowlers with stress fractures etc. if not nursed through their teenage years.
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#3
Need a good first innings batting performance this time round.
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#4
Yet another opening partnership let down. Both seem capable of getting a good score but not, it appears, at the same time
LE - aka John
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#5
(25-06-2018, 02:49 PM)Leicester Exile Wrote: Yet another opening partnership let down.  Both seem capable of getting a good score but not, it appears, at the same time

I know, so frustrating. When was the last 100 run opening partnership in the first innings for us? Puts the two seasoned campaigners that follow under immediate pressure.
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#6
Sibley hanging around again - slowly, but surely (possibly) !
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(25-06-2018, 03:29 PM)The Lickey Banker Wrote: Sibley hanging around again - slowly, but surely (possibly) !

He's gone - 27 from 89 balls !  Sounds like his route to 'success' is, "slowly, slowly, catchee monkey" !
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(25-06-2018, 04:49 PM)The Lickey Banker Wrote:
(25-06-2018, 03:29 PM)The Lickey Banker Wrote: Sibley hanging around again - slowly, but surely (possibly) !

He's gone - 27 from 89 balls !  Sounds like his route to 'success' is, "slowly, slowly, catchee monkey" !

Or slowly, slowly, lbw as the case may be.

Disappointing to be 87/3 batting first. If we want to gain promotion and then do well back in the top tier next season, the batting displays have to improve.
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(25-06-2018, 04:53 PM)Lilly Wrote:
(25-06-2018, 04:49 PM)The Lickey Banker Wrote:
(25-06-2018, 03:29 PM)The Lickey Banker Wrote: Sibley hanging around again - slowly, but surely (possibly) !

He's gone - 27 from 89 balls !  Sounds like his route to 'success' is, "slowly, slowly, catchee monkey" !

Or slowly, slowly, lbw as the case may be.

Disappointing to be 87/3 batting first. If we want to gain promotion and then do well back in the top tier next season, the batting displays have to improve.

Yes, well 1st Innings batting certainly.  What is it with our 1st Innings performance, compared to 2nd Innings this season ?
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#10
I for one find it problematic... I know many eulogized about the Kent game, but the standard of our batting in Division two has been poor at times in the first innings. We can get away with that on many occasions in what is a generally poor division two....but do that in Division one and it's a clear path to relegation.
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#11
Having been at the Kent game i wouldn't say the batting was poor in the first innings WB It might of been 20/30 runs short of par. but not poor batting. Have you seen the wickets on the video link on the warwick website. I would say only 2 wickets were batting error. The comment from you saying people eulogizing is wrong we were all stating a fact having watched the game. When people are at the game they can give a more informed account of the days play. Not the case when people are not their. Bowlers are allowed to bowl good wicket taking deleveries against us. People tend to forget that, and come out with some rubbish at times.
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#12
As you and I know rb we have more 'experts' who never attend giving opinions on games they never see than any other county I would imagine, if they showed the same passion for turning up as they do for pressing buttons on here we would have no worries about poor attendances@matches
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#13
A century for Trotty as he continues his farewell tour - as I said recently, it's like Frank Sinatra without the hairpiece.
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(25-06-2018, 08:34 PM)Terry Wrote: A century for Trotty as he continues his farewell tour - as I said recently, it's like Frank Sinatra without the hairpiece.

Ol' Blue Eyes was well known for his comeback. Given our batting performances could there be a chance the similarity continues???? We certainly are going to miss him.
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#15
We really are unless the others step up. Bell and Ambrose have supported him but the rest have been poor which is worrying given that the three we are talking about there are all into their mid 30's.

Hose, Rhodes and Sibley just have not been good enough on a consistent basis yet with averages of 27, 30 and 20 respectively.
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#16
Hose only playing his third championship game blimey give him a chance. Says it all really
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#17
Trotty and OHD making a stand. Is it possible to distinguish between them?
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#18
170no - yet another reason he will be missed
LE - aka John
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(26-06-2018, 08:27 AM)Lilly Wrote: We really are unless the others step up. Bell and Ambrose have supported him but the rest have been poor which is worrying given that the three we are talking about there are all into their mid 30's.

Hose, Rhodes and Sibley just have not been good enough on a consistent basis yet with averages of 27, 30 and 20 respectively.

Sorry mate but I have to say you are being a bit harsh there; Hose has only played 7 First Class matches! Rhodes and Sibley have a few more matches, but I think I am right in saying that, collectively, they have played less than 60 matches.

Ultimately I think we are having a good season; given the absolute car-crash that was 2017, I think we are performing well. To those that say we are still over-reliant on Bell, Trott & Ambrose, I think most counties would be in our situation; they are class acts (Who under different circumstances would still be in the Test team) surrounded by young players.

Basically, we are still in a rebuilding stage; we are well ahead of expectations by my assessment.
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#20
OHD ripping through them like a beast who has been caged in the second XI for a number of weeks before being let loose.
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