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Discussion in 'Southampton' started by TheSecondStain, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. Puck

    Puck Well-Known Member

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    So Cook’s retiring. Probably the right time. He hasn’t been getting runs regularly for a while now and hanging on too long could tarnish what’s been a great career.
     
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  2. tomw24

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    Now England really need Hameed to rediscover his form. He's the natural replacement for Cook.
     
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  3. St.Kreuzberg

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    The poor lad has had a terrible couple of seasons though. Think he's averaging less than 10 this season.
     
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  4. Saints_Alive

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    This is all so depressingly familiar for Hants, there is no backbone to our batting. I wish that we could turn the clock back 13 years and Slug and Jimmy were just starting here.

    We need the bowlers to bail us out again.
     
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  5. ChilcoSaint

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    Must be a bit of a Bunsen at Taunton today, 15 wickets gone already on Day 1! <yikes>
     
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  6. Saints_Alive

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    Isn't it always?..:)
     
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  7. ChilcoSaint

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    Well the last CC game against Essex saw over 1000 runs scored, so obviously not!
     
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  8. fran-MLs little camera

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  9. tomw24

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    Plenty in it for the bowlers. And there's the wicket we badly needed. Edwards gets Mitchell.
     
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  10. tomw24

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    Just the 22 wickets to fall at Taunton on day 1.
     
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  11. ChilcoSaint

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    All over by lunch on Day 2?
     
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  12. woolstonian

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    Hants with a 1st innings lead!
     
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  13. Saints_Alive

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    That's great effort from our seam attack and everyone chipped in, we need to grind it out now and bat them out of the match there is plenty of time left to not get out to silly shots.
     
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  14. Saints_Alive

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    And getting out leaving the ball is NOT what is required...<doh>
     
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  15. Saints_Alive

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    Our openers for most of the season both average under 30 and Berg and Abbott average more.
     
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  16. tomw24

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    The pitch is offering plenty for the bowlers. Glad we're not batting last on it. We should look to be attacking. No point being defensive. Eventually you'll get a ball with your name on it so better to play your shots rather than blocking.
     
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  17. Saints_Alive

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    But getting out leaving a ball is crazy and i'm not saying block every ball, just don't give your wicket away.
    Bat sensibly is basically what i'm saying.
     
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  18. tomw24

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    Give the lad a break. It's his 3rd professional match in really difficult batting conditions. Yes getting out leaving is not good but more experienced players have got out like that. Hopefully he'll learn from it.
     
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  19. fran-MLs little camera

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    My personal bete noir is getting run out unnecessarily early in the innings.
     
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  20. Saints_Alive

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    I'm just frustrated with our openers, they have consistantly failed to do their job all season ie see off the new ball and that is why we have failed to get a decent innings total throughout the campaign. it has to be better next season.
     
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