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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #345 on: June 10, 2018, 12:07:32 PM »

Absolutely furious about yesterday.

200 mile round trip, Bucks to Brighton to Chichester and back. Batted 10, didn't get in, despite several players who aren't as quick scoring as me being moved up the order when we chased quick runs... Didn't get a bowl until the 33rd over of 47, wicket first ball. Taken off after 3 inexpensive overs to allow the quicks to try to blast away the tail on a pitch that literally offered no assistance to seamers. Took probably my best catch yet this season at point, low to my left in the gloom, but still, I didn't travel so far for 3 overs and one catch. This is my third "thanks for coming" of the season already after being promised so much more over the winter.

I think next week will be my last at Ansty, as the travel is silly for not getting a game, and utterly pointless to play 2s as the standard is pretty poor. At the very least I will be having words with the captain to make my displeasure clear.

My plan now is to join Amersham CC, which is local, a great ground and a good group of blokes.
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #346 on: June 10, 2018, 01:04:08 PM »

How are the nets facilities at amersham mohawks and secondly your video when you were batting earlier this week ? What club or facility was that ?
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #347 on: June 10, 2018, 01:09:34 PM »

Earlier this week was at Chalfont St Giles, which is where I played from the age of 7 to 23. Amersham has great facilities
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #348 on: June 10, 2018, 02:06:40 PM »

Absolutely furious about yesterday.

200 mile round trip, Bucks to Brighton to Chichester and back. Batted 10, didn't get in, despite several players who aren't as quick scoring as me being moved up the order when we chased quick runs... Didn't get a bowl until the 33rd over of 47, wicket first ball. Taken off after 3 inexpensive overs to allow the quicks to try to blast away the tail on a pitch that literally offered no assistance to seamers. Took probably my best catch yet this season at point, low to my left in the gloom, but still, I didn't travel so far for 3 overs and one catch. This is my third "thanks for coming" of the season already after being promised so much more over the winter.

I think next week will be my last at Ansty, as the travel is silly for not getting a game, and utterly pointless to play 2s as the standard is pretty poor. At the very least I will be having words with the captain to make my displeasure clear.

My plan now is to join Amersham CC, which is local, a great ground and a good group of blokes.

Maybe you need to find a level at which you can enjoy your cricket and play a bigger role in the team, rather than striving for a higher level and struggling to make an impact?
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #349 on: June 10, 2018, 02:30:08 PM »

I joined having been told I would be bowling plenty of overs, bowling the side back to the premier division and getting a go with the bat. Maybe I was naive, but all through the winter net sessions I was told I would be leading the attack.

I am good enough to be bowling my overs in the side, and batting 7, but haven't had a proper go with bat or ball. Fielding has always been my weakest string, but right now it is the only one im getting to use.
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #350 on: June 10, 2018, 04:28:28 PM »

I joined having been told I would be bowling plenty of overs, bowling the side back to the premier division and getting a go with the bat. Maybe I was naive, but all through the winter net sessions I was told I would be leading the attack.

I am good enough to be bowling my overs in the side, and batting 7, but haven't had a proper go with bat or ball. Fielding has always been my weakest string, but right now it is the only one im getting to use.

I think your biggest challenge where ever you go and play is you need a captain who understands leg spin. It is hard to captain a legspinner, to understand field settings, that you will bowl bad balls etc... It is all well and good telling you everything during nets but until you are on the park it means nothing. You need to find a skipper who is prepared to throw you the ball.

Hope that makes sense.
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #351 on: June 10, 2018, 04:43:15 PM »

I think your biggest challenge where ever you go and play is you need a captain who understands leg spin. It is hard to captain a legspinner, to understand field settings, that you will bowl bad balls etc... It is all well and good telling you everything during nets but until you are on the park it means nothing. You need to find a skipper who is prepared to throw you the ball.

Hope that makes sense.

You've hit the nail on the head. Part of what makes Amersham the best option is that my old head of year, who was first eleven coach at school and im still in touch with, plays there and knows what I can do, and I know a few lads from my school days.
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #352 on: June 10, 2018, 06:46:45 PM »

Im on a hot Trott currently of having batted 3 times at home and not scored a single run 🤦‍♂️

Yet one T20 cup game and scored 59...onto next week

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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #353 on: June 10, 2018, 07:36:07 PM »

Im on a hot Trott currently of having batted 3 times at home and not scored a single run 🤦‍♂️

Yet one T20 cup game and scored 59...onto next week
Blame the groundsman mate!!!
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #354 on: June 10, 2018, 07:48:45 PM »

I am, what a knob!

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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #355 on: June 10, 2018, 08:08:32 PM »

Tough first captaincy experience today!

Won the toss and chose to bat got to 74-2 and I hit a fluent 22 two shots stick in my mind a cover drive along the ground a mind a clip over mid in for 4

Ended up 109 all out and losing by 6 wickets

Seems tk estate bowlers ok and gave everyone a game but most importantly really enjoyed it!
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #356 on: June 10, 2018, 08:18:50 PM »

First week of my two week ban so i decided to go and score for my old Sunday side (effectively a 3rd XI for the club's Saturday team) and witnessed a really good game.

It was reduced to 35 overs (which is allowed in the Development league) and we batted first on an astro wicket. Our 18 year-old opener who's been in an out of the first team offered to play and scored a really classy ton in 74 balls. He never over hit the ball, scored a few boundaries, but mostly just rotated the strike and hit the odd 2, barely facing a dot ball. Ended up 219-4 off 35, but we lost by 3 wickets with 2 balls remaining. Positives were that both our 12 year-olds got a bowl (and ended with respectable figures) and one of them took an absolute blinder at cover-point that someone his age should never be getting anywhere near!

From a personal perspective, that's the first game i've ever scored, having only taken the game up a few years ago. Was only a single run out on both innings (forgetting to add a single to a batsman both times) so not a bad effort on my first go!
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #357 on: June 10, 2018, 10:52:20 PM »

Got some interesting midweek cup games on Wednesday at our club.

1sts play a local derby which often gets a bit heated
2nds (lots of juniors and very casual players) have got a team who play 8 leagues above them!! Seen their team sheet in advance and its full strength prem div 1 including overseas! Could be interesting/dangerous.
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #358 on: June 12, 2018, 03:31:01 PM »

Last week received an invite to play Sundays  after some thought going to visit the club on Thurs it's a club I have no knowledge  of
Even if nothing comes of it I can have a net with my new GN.
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #359 on: June 12, 2018, 03:45:00 PM »

I rarely get to play nowadays and my highest score to date is 25 with mostly low single figures and I usually bat like a tit... but this weekend my mistake was playing all 80 overs!

Played as part of a weak 9 man team and stuck at it coming in at one having bowled a full complement of overs including the final spell and skipping tea thinking I'd be back soon!

Ended 89 NO off 126, batting out the full 40, which isn't anything special compared to most on here (especially the strike rate) but is more runs, more boundaries and more balls faced than the total of all other games added together since I took up cricket again so I'll absolutely take it!

Only change was switching back to the bat I'm most comfortable with even if it is nothing special (GM Chrome 404), keep it simple, relax and not try and hit anything too hard
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