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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #270 on: June 08, 2019, 08:14:27 AM »

It rained heavily in Worcester for most of yesterday and has been raining since 5.30 am consequently Our match is off.
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #271 on: June 08, 2019, 08:14:46 PM »

So after raining most of the morning today I couldnt say I was confident of getting a game in but very weirdly our ground had very little of the heavy rain. Start was delayed by 90mins and game reduced to 30overs a side after some great work by our groundsmen and players mucking in. We won the toss for the 1st time this season and elected to bowl. This is the highlight of our game unfortunately.

They raced off to 67-0 off 8 after some awful new ball bowling, spin introduced picked up a couple of quick wickets but to much poor bowling early doors allowed them to get to 147-8 from 30. They scored 4 runs in the last 5 overs with a couple of brick wall batters ensuring we didnt bowl them out or get extra overs.

In reply I opened up with normal opening partner who this season after always being really attacking and positive has turned into a wall to make me look like a T20 specialist. Its just not working I managed to get singles off the 3 balls I faced in the first 6 overs (remember we are chasing) when I managed to chop on 1st ball of the 7th over to leave us 1-3 and already at 8 am over. All others lost there heads hitting a couple of boundaries before getting them selves out and we ended 89 all out.

Our seasons looking a bit bleak at the moment, lack of commitment from players that have been regular over past years getting us 4 promotions on the trott is effecting us massively. This has lead to arguments in the club as looks like we need to fold our Sunday 1st team but league rules dont allow this meaning we have to fold our Sunday 2nd team which is 5 divisions below the prem which our 1st team play in on Sundays means the 2nd team keep getting there matches cancelled giving them no cricket and they have no interest in playing a level way beyond nearly all of them.
For the 1st time ever Im just not enjoying cricket despite before today having a really good season both with the bat and the gloves. Hope things change but I dont see any at the moment what the positive catalyst will be to make the change. After looking for promotion again we find ourselves mid table a long way off top 2 placed teams.
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #272 on: June 08, 2019, 08:37:36 PM »

Game off today.

Our oppo are a third team and play at another club's ground and called it off at 10am. We offered for them to come to us as our forecast was bright and we play on an astro which isn't affected by rain. They seemed keen initially, but then came back with "a lot of our youngster's have a county game so we don't want to risk it" (not sure why an away game meant 'risking' it but ok...)

The league allow us to rearrange and the date will be one where their first and second team have no game, so i look forward to facing half their 1st team when we play. Annoyingly it's been dry all day so we would have got a game in without a problem. No game tomorrow so no cricket at all this weekend, brilliant.
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #273 on: June 09, 2019, 05:58:55 PM »

My performances this season have been mixed to say the least - Ive fielded really well and held all my catches but very poor form with the bat. After another failure last week I had an epiphany; every time I smoke cigarettes before going out to bat, Ive failed. The only score I managed (44 out of 144/10 in a victory 2 weeks ago) came after I didnt smoke beforehand.

So this week I resolved to avoid cigarettes until Id batted. I dont know if theres any science behind this or if it was just superstition, but I felt perfectly in control at the crease and played the supporting role with 27* (batting 3) as our opener carried his bat for 85*. We chased down 145 in 38 overs to record a comfortable 9 wicket win.

The post match fag was glorious!  :D
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #274 on: June 09, 2019, 06:01:18 PM »

Opened the batting today against a Lancashire  league pro who thought it would be a good idea to bowl around the wicket into the body in a Sunday friendly managed to bat for 11 Overs before getting a poor caught behind decision to a ball  that came off the arm.
Will have a few bruises tomorrow.
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #275 on: June 09, 2019, 08:29:12 PM »

First time back to club cricket for 5 years and it was absolutely classic...

Got asked to play for the town 5XI by a friend as he said they were short of players which I was more than happy to do. Come Saturday morning it was p**sing it down but the game wasn't called off. Drove 40 minutes to the other side's ground to find a similar story. Uncovered pitch covered in water with a rather desperate looking home side trying to soak up the water with sheets! Sterling effort by them got the pitch just dry enough for us to get about 2 overs in before we came off for rain - cue another hour delay and a reduction to 30 overs. Play resumes for another 5 overs before it starts coming down sideways again. Tea taken early while the pitch dries off under glorious sunshine. Opposition take their first wicket and I come out to bat. One over later and we're back in the pavilion again as it hammers it down! Sun shines again and we're back on under the proviso that if it rains again the game is over. I hit 27* (had to run every single one - outfield so wet it's like hitting a potato onto a swamp!) before we came off for rain for the final time. All in all it's taken 5 hours for the game to be called off and we've only faced 18 overs, ah how I've missed the Saturday league!!!
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #276 on: June 10, 2019, 06:28:20 PM »

Shocking loss on Saturday. Played 2s because of my back, was meant to be a batsman bowling if necessary.

Ended up bowling my full allowance of ten, 0/61 thanks to some awful fielding and three drops. Oppo got 249/5 from their 45, which was about 30 above par I reckon. Our fielding was absolutely atrocious, drops and misfields costing us at least 70 runs. I was not entirely innocent, conceding an overthrow and missing a couple of tough caught and bowled chances that were drilled back at me.

In response our openers batted well, but unfortunately neither of them tried to take the attack to the opposition openers who bowled well, but were allowed to settle into their spells. I came in at 6 with us needing about 8/over, I had to take a risk and scored a rapid 20 before being stumped. We ended up losing by about 70, but if we had fielded properly then we would have had a much better chance of winning. I felt it was a game we could have won, but threw away. Hopefully back in the 1s next week as bowling ten overs proves I'm fit enough, with a few ibuprofen, to bowl my allocation.
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #277 on: June 12, 2019, 03:45:12 PM »

No match  this evening rained off this weather ruining our clubs season 5 games abandoned so far
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #278 on: June 15, 2019, 06:49:03 AM »

No match  this evening rained off this weather ruining our clubs season 5 games abandoned so far

You sure it's the weather and not Chris Woakes ruining your season ;)
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #279 on: June 15, 2019, 09:36:18 AM »

Not playing again today  it's not  raining  and there's a strong breeze so  hopfully play tomorrow.
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #280 on: June 15, 2019, 08:59:09 PM »

Bowled Oppo out for 64. They took 36 overs getting it too. Me 7.5-5-6-3. Including 37 balls to a guy who scored a 38 ball duck!
We got them 3 down. Didnt bat. Havent batted last 2 weeks but its fair enough to give as many people as possible a game.
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #281 on: June 16, 2019, 06:39:28 AM »

Our game was off due to a burst water main. It didnt flood the pitch as it was about 3 miles away but the bloke who prepared the ground couldnt get to the ground to prepare it. The joys of council pitches...

A 38 ball duck that must have been painful to watch, was he just playing and missing or patting everything down?
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #282 on: June 16, 2019, 07:05:35 AM »

Reasonably simple win yesterday. Bowled first, oppo were 3 down from 14 overs when I came on, bowled out in the 41st for 132. Took 7fer, one bowled, one lbw, catches at slip, short extra, two at mid off and a c&b diving to my left. We chased the total down in about 25 overs, two guys getting 50s including another 1s player dropped down to find form and get runs under his belt.

Back to BCC to see the 1s and they needed about 50 from 4 overs, until one of our big hitters went crazy and took their opener for three sixes in an over and rocketed from about 20 to 58 in the blink of an eye. Started final over needing two to win, however David was run out, we got one of the two needed and there were run outs each of the last 3 balls so ended 223/9 and a tie with their 223/7, still top of the league by five points we think but disappointed not to take the win.
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #283 on: June 16, 2019, 11:33:52 AM »

Anyone else think its a bit of a joke when a 4th xi put out a team with 4 1st team players, a man who played county cricket and a bowler who who takes 6-2-9-5 and then we get told he just needed a bit of confidence so we dropped him down to the 4s
Shocking co-incidence that this was a top of the table clash between the 2 unbeaten teams in our division
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Re: Your 2019 season
« Reply #284 on: June 16, 2019, 11:42:51 AM »

Anyone else think its a bit of a joke when a 4th xi put out a team with 4 1st team players, a man who played county cricket and a bowler who who takes 6-2-9-5 and then we get told he just needed a bit of confidence so we dropped him down to the 4s
Shocking co-incidence that this was a top of the table clash between the 2 unbeaten teams in our division

Of course its a joke but clubs and a load of players are that desperate to be a big fish or win at all costs they forget/ignore whats right or even just good for 22 people to produce a competitive close game of cricket.

All yo can do is smile and mark the club and its players down as tossers
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