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Specsavers County Championship, Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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  • Joe T Williams - Yes, also a feeling that flatter surfaces hurt the Yorks attack more than others. Yorkshire went the other way in the last home match it was a low scorer. Think they might have to do that more and hope they can bat well when batting first
  • @nickcricket the change in toss rules don't help either, no idea on the stats, but reckon we'll end up with more draws this season across the whole of the county game than in recent years. That aside, there's no excuse for how we've batted for large portions of this season, can't blame call ups to England as we knew that was coming, just not good enough
  • I think we've suffered from lack of batting options. Gale obviously has had a poor season and Leaning has suffered too. There doesn't appear to be any young lads knocking on the door from the 2nd XI and our overseas players haven't performed (Williamson) / we've been unlucky to lose (Head)
  • Still think the toss rule needs a bit of time to bed in, teams are being presented with different playing conditions and will need to adapt their squads. Maybe more will look to bring in a spinner as an overseas player or sign a second one and bowlers may decide they need to try and add pace ect.
  • Is Richard Oliver still at Worcs? I know his form suffered a bit last season but I haven't seen his name mentioned at all this year. I'd always kind of routed for him as a player trying to make the step up from the Minor Counties.
  • I've never like the toss rule, I'd almost prefer it to work the other way, in that the visiting team gets the option to bat first (as this is the more preferable choice normally) encouraging pitches which will be less road like in general
  • I think this county championship season has been perfect thus far personally.
  • WICKET: Nottinghamshire 259/7 (83 ov, target: 468) v Hampshire
    L Wood c McLaren b Crane 0 (3)   Partnership: 0 (0.3 ov)
    MS Crane 21-0-75-3   CMW Read 11* (11)
  • On Yorkshire I agree, the signs were last year and Bairstow papered over the cracks. Think they were a bit complacent with the Overseas, Yes Williamson is quality but he arrived after the first three T20 Blast games which means he missed a lot of the early CC games was knackered when he arrived. Head a really odd one, Aus in panic mode they had a young player getting used to English conditions in the top tier, they aint won here since 2001 either!
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    Notts 259-6 v Hampshire
    Hampshire are closing in on a vital victory at Trent Bridge as the middle session of the final day lurched dramatically their way as it drew to its close.
    Nottinghamshire reached tea on 259 for six, still 209 runs away from their nominal target of 468, but they lost three wickets for 14 runs as the interval approached.
    Steven Mullaney and Brendan Taylor added 162 together to revive Nottinghamshire hopes of batting throughout the day for a draw. Mullaney made 137, his third championship hundred of the season – and passed 1,000 first class runs for the campaign in the process.
    With an outside chance of victory just starting to become a possibility, Mullaney pushed towards Brad Wheal and saw a leading edge carry to Gareth Berg at midwicket.
    Samit Patel edged the next ball down the leg side and looked aghast as a brilliant diving catch from Lewis McManus ended his brief stay.
    Taylor made 58 but in the last over of the session he nibbled at Mason Crane’s leg spin and Jimmy Adams gobbled up a simple slip catch.
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    Glamorgan 193-4 v Worcestershire
    Two wickets in six balls in the afternoon put a little pressure on Glamorgan as they tiptoed towards a target of 277 to beat Worcestershire on the last day of the Specsavers County Championship match at New Road.
    Yet nothing flustered Owen Morgan. The 22-year-old nightwatchman continued to be the anchor with a career-best 80 not out as they reached 193 for four, needing a further 84 from 35 overs after tea.
    A more than capable batsman, he lost one partner before lunch when Jacques Rudolph (25) was caught at extra cover off leg-spinner Brett D’Oliveira.
    Glamorgan then picked up with Will Bragg making 46 out of a stand of 88 in 28 overs until Worcestershire found a glimmer of hope. Bragg was stumped on the leg-side off Charlie Morris and David Lloyd was lbw, not playing a shot, in the next over from Joe Leach.
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    Warwickshire 142-7 v Hampshire
    Warwickshire are embroiled in a desperate rearguard action to stave off defeat to Surrey at Edgbaston, going into tea on 142 for seven from 66.2 overs in the Specsavers County Championship.
    Chasing a notional victory target of 396, Warwickshire resumed after lunch on 67 for four having lost Ian Westwood for a duck the previous evening and Chris Wright (24), Varun Chopra (17) and Jonathan Trott (nine) in the morning session.
    Laurie Evans soon joined those three in the hutch when, on nine, he went back to a turning delivery from Zafar Ansari and had his off-stump knocked out.
    Ian Bell and Tim Ambrose dug in to add 34 in 19 overs but then Bell bat-padded Gareth Batty to Rory Burns at short leg. That left Warwickshire in deep trouble and Ambrose and Rikki Clarke added 31 in 14 overs before Clarke fell in the final over before tea, bowled when he offered no shot to a ball from Sam Curran.
  • They keep moving Leaning between 3 and 6 which isn't helping of course
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    Yorkshire 148-0 need 367 to beat Lancashire
    Yorkshire have reached tea at 148 without loss from 41 overs as they chase an imposing 367 target against Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford.
    The White Rose side are expected to come out after tea with a much more positive attitude after unbeaten fifties for Alex Lees and Adam Lyth laid at platform.
    Lyth was dropped on five in the gully by Alviro Petersen two balls after lunch before seeing Lees reach 50 off 55 balls. Lyth's came just before the break off 113.
    Yorkshire need 219 more from a minimum of 30 overs, with Lees 86 and Lyth 52.
  • no time like the present to practise for finals day chaps! Reckon we can afford to lose 5 wickets going for it before we go into our shells, esp given 6-11 have not been that far off out performing 1-5 for a while.....
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