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Gurujames

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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #495 on: July 08, 2018, 08:36:54 AM »

Guru, please tell me you made that up?
Id have dragged him off, and Im not joking
All true Im afraid. Anything outside off he just left, everything else was a forward defensive. It was like watching paint dry. Put real pressure on the rest of us. If you are struggling that much you would think you would just go for a real yahoo.
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #496 on: July 08, 2018, 09:12:05 AM »

No games moved for the football over in west London so missed that and went down to a tense 2 wicket loss against our north London rivals. So  a fairly bleak situation as we are now firmly at the bottom of the table and facing relegation as we are so far behind.

So pretty unenjoyable cricket so far this year but ultimately if you push yourself to play a level beyond your ability you are likely to come a cropper at some point.

Head down and we will keep battling away  :)
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #497 on: July 08, 2018, 09:26:41 AM »

Our game went ahead yesterday and what a day we had !!! Can't really put it into words having been set the league record for runs scored to then knock it off from the final ball, the pitch was a belter, managed to carry my bat as well

http://nepremierleague.play-cricket.com/website/results/3327938
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #498 on: July 08, 2018, 09:54:32 AM »

Our game went ahead yesterday and what a day we had !!! Can't really put it into words having been set the league record for runs scored to then knock it off from the final ball, the pitch was a belter, managed to carry my bat as well

http://nepremierleague.play-cricket.com/website/results/3327938

Well played, very high standard of cricket as well. Opening with a former England player as well. Great day for you
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #499 on: July 08, 2018, 10:33:34 AM »

Normal start for us and we were put into bat so the oppo could watch the football. Things were going well until 54-2 became 60-5. Then 97-6 before we collapsed to 110 all out. Some good performances from our young bowling attack who bowled tight lines but we were never in the game as they knocked them off one down.

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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #500 on: July 08, 2018, 11:19:28 AM »

Only managed to get 10 players together for an earlier start away yesterday, ended up playing on their 1st pitch as their opponents cancelled Friday evening. Won the toss, batted first we had a father/son pairing that I hadn't played with before opening the batting in what I think was their first Saturday game (For us, certainly). The father scored a great century and his son (12 year old county player I think) batted alongside him for 20 overs or so although he didn't really score any runs. His father was scoring at a decent clip so the run rate was going along at around 4 an over in those first 20 overs.

Main problem was we didn't kick on in the last 10-12 overs of the innings despite having plenty of wickets in hand on a good batting track, I fell LBW to a spinner trying to force it through the legside and the guys after couldn't increase the scoring against some disciplined bowling.

We managed to score 210, which was 30-40 short of what we should have got but after being 70 all out last week I'm not going complain too much ;)

In the end it was too difficult to defend with ten men on a good batting wicket with a quick outfield and giant boundaries but at least it's progress.

On a personal level I feel like I'm finally starting to get the hang of batting, after a lifetime of floundering about like a #11. Averaged 9 in my first season after coming back, averaged just under 11 last year but this year my scores have been 22, 21, 54, 0 and 30 yesterday. I've been out trying to up the run rate near the end in a couple of those innings so I'm tempted to move a bit higher up the order and see if I can't convert more of those 20's into 50's.

Stand still, watch the ball and don't be afraid to block or leave three balls in a row. Why didn't you guys tell me it was that simple!

(Watch as I've jinxed it and fail to crack double figures the rest of the season)
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #501 on: July 08, 2018, 10:17:43 PM »

We (David and myself) managed to get ourselves a match this afternoon and were delighted to enjoy a 1 wicket win with just 1 ball to spare.  Oppo got 138 off 25 overs and I went in to bat at 115-8 with 4 overs to go. Lost another wicket very quickly but that worked in our favour as the last batsman is a tip and run player and I can also do quick singles (just can't turn quickly and do 2s !!). A couple of boundaries helped and it felt good to be batting as we got over the line.  In contrast to some recent matches, it makes a real difference to your own batting if you have confidence in the person down the other end. Earlier David bowled really well with his 4 overs going for just 17 runs and he chipped in with a few runs too.
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #502 on: July 08, 2018, 10:22:39 PM »

Good weekend.

Lost yesterday as our top 3 decided to plod around and think 200 was enough on a road. I ended up with a cheeky 40* including two huge 6s off 20odd balls trying to push the score up. The oppo opened with a pinch hitter and they were 0-45 off 3. Skipper threw me the ball as a leggie in the 4th over and I ended up bowling 6-2-18-0 which i was pretty happy with. Unfortunately a visual migrado came on and I had to leave the pitch for around 30mins as I could only see vague shapes. They ended up chasing it 5 down with 3 overs to spare.

Today we score 341-5 off our 40. Our 3 scores 183 and opener 101*. I got 23 off 15 balls before getting run out trying to get the not out batsman back on strike to guide him through to his ton. Bowled nice and tightly again taking 3-23 from 6 overs as the oppo ended up 167-8 from their 40. Their young opener carrying his bat for 55*.

All in all, 1 win, 1 loss. 63 runs and 12-4-41-3.
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #503 on: July 10, 2018, 10:40:13 AM »

Finally got a T20 in last night. We got 165-6, which even given the flat pitch and fast outfield, we felt was 20 more than we needed. We were right. We got a couple of early wickets that left them behind the rate; they eventually "recovered" to 110-9, but it was really just a case of getting through the 20 overs and into the pub.
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #504 on: July 10, 2018, 11:29:11 AM »

Not sure if my 2018 season might be done. I've done something to my back (slipped a disc at the end of 2012, and while not as bad as that, it's pain in an identical spot) when bowling on Saturday and I'm still struggling now.

So disappointing.
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #505 on: July 14, 2018, 07:53:26 AM »

Are many matches off today pretty sure we are playing
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #506 on: July 14, 2018, 08:15:16 AM »

Are many matches off today pretty sure we are playing

Raining where you are?
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #507 on: July 14, 2018, 08:19:22 AM »

It's warm sunny and bright had an heavy shower around 5pm yesterday. There's a few  matches off due to Eng v Bel
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #508 on: July 14, 2018, 08:31:06 AM »

Bright sunny going to be very hot in MK.

Am interested to know if anyone has had to make any arrangements for the 3rd place play off game today??
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Re: Your 2018 Season
« Reply #509 on: July 14, 2018, 08:44:44 AM »

Managed to stuff my back up somehow on a week where pretty much every bowler in the club is unavailable. Genuinely got an XI out containing no specialist bowlers, away at the smallest ground in the league... KT tape and nurofen it is then!
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