Hampshire Cricket History

Somerset Day 2
September 11, 2018, 7:10 am
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After yesterday (assuming we get no batting points today) we can still get a MAXIMUM of 186 points this year, and that puts us fourth behind Surrey, Somerset & Essex (nearest on 193). Yorkshire are next on 174, after getting one batting point yesterday
Whether we get them is another matter!
I’ve a feeling the second innings might be longer. On BBC the two interviewees referred to the pitch but I still think it seemed all right – and largely seamed all right too. But it swung all day, just the right amount and while Jamie Overton bowled well, the other quicker bowlers (Fidel and Craig) were less effective than the slightly slower guys.
Incidentally that was Sam Northeast’s highest score on the ground for us – previously just 17. He looked like the man with the technique and determination to play on that (so too Liam). Some others might take note.
I’m going ‘posh’ today (fancy lunch). Fingers crossed!

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I wonder whether discussions about the pitch and ‘what its doing’ can be distracting and conceal the fact that batsmen often get out with bad shots and poor judgement. I sensed yesterday that batsmen were intimidated by pressure from the fielding side once the wickets started to fall. The barrage of appeals and sounds from the fielders was especially noticeable.

Comment by Peter Jeffs

I think you have a point about batsmen getting into the wrong mindset and letting the pitch intimidate them.

The one noticeable thing yesterday was that by and large batsmen weren’t getting out to ridiculous ambitious shots but more often than not simply trying to defend which they simply seemed unable to do.

Comment by James

75 to win, As a natural pessimist in really not sure we’ll make that.

Comment by MS

Third! (forr now).

Comment by Dave Pople

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