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Old 14th May 2019, 15:02   #341
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Disappointing that Somerset fail to back home grown talent like Jamie Overton over imported plodders like South African Tim Groenewald and journeyman Jack Brooks.

Is this discipline related again?
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Old 9th June 2019, 17:29   #342
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Trescothick dropped for tomorrow's game at Canterbury,.
Beginning of the end?
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Old 9th June 2019, 17:51   #343
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Trescothick dropped for tomorrow's game at Canterbury,.
Beginning of the end?
Sadly I fear it may be. Fingers crossed he gets a championship medal.
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Old 9th June 2019, 18:39   #344
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Sadly I fear it may be. Fingers crossed he gets a championship medal.
You haven't won it yet
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Old 10th June 2019, 14:04   #345
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Indeed and we might not bias it would be amazing if we did!
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Old 10th June 2019, 14:14   #346
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Indeed and we might not bias it would be amazing if we did!
I'd actually love Somerset to win it...they're my second team these days.
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Old 25th August 2019, 15:27   #347
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Sad news that Somerset don’t appear to be a viable county

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_...andrew-cornish
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Old 25th August 2019, 15:29   #348
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Sad news that Somerset don’t appear to be a viable county

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_...andrew-cornish
Don’t worry. The hundred will sort it. Cricket is broken.

A team full of academy products who sell out matches with loads of members. Thanks god for the hundred.
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Old 25th August 2019, 15:36   #349
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Cricket is broken.
Agreed. Good job the ECB are trying to do something about it.

Letís hope they succeed. Iím glad they arenít hosting Hundred games at matchbox grounds like Taunton.
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Old 25th August 2019, 16:18   #350
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Agreed. Good job the ECB are trying to do something about it.

Letís hope they succeed. Iím glad they arenít hosting Hundred games at matchbox grounds like Taunton.
Just the World Cup and womenís matches.
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Old 26th August 2019, 10:06   #351
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Disappointing to hear about Somerset's financial issues. Is there more info on why they struggle to balance their books?

Fortunate that they will get a big boost to their coffers from the Hundred windfall.
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Old 30th August 2019, 12:55   #352
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Disappointing to hear about Somerset's financial issues. Is there more info on why they struggle to balance their books?

Fortunate that they will get a big boost to their coffers from the Hundred windfall.
Not really. Not sure it has even been confirmed we have not balanced the books.
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Old 18th November 2019, 21:27   #353
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Despite there being many many worse and lower scoring pitches (not least at Chelmsford) than at Taunton we have been punished. Why is it okay for a pitch to hoop but not spin. Ridiculous.
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Old 18th November 2019, 21:38   #354
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Bounce was even but it turned. Surely we appeal.

Wickets fell quicker and for fewer runs in the reverse fixture Ffs.
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Old 18th November 2019, 22:13   #355
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Bounce was even but it turned. Surely we appeal.

Wickets fell quicker and for fewer runs in the reverse fixture Ffs.
The claim is "excessive unevenness of bounce".
The ECB have something against turners - even though England might have to play on some in sri lanka/india soon!
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Old 18th November 2019, 22:38   #356
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Despite there being many many worse and lower scoring pitches (not least at Chelmsford) than at Taunton we have been punished. Why is it okay for a pitch to hoop but not spin. Ridiculous.
not least chelmsford? ok when have essex been warned previously about poor pitches? which games at essex had excessive spin from ball one AND uneven bounce. Even the most myopic Grockle knew that pitch deserved censure.
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Old 18th November 2019, 22:39   #357
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Bounce was even but it turned. Surely we appeal.

Wickets fell quicker and for fewer runs in the reverse fixture Ffs.
bounce was up and down from the off. i watched every ball.
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Old 18th November 2019, 22:46   #358
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The claim is "excessive unevenness of bounce".
The ECB have something against turners - even though England might have to play on some in sri lanka/india soon!
Not correct. Uneven bounce is the main issue, which you dont get on the subcontinent on day 1...

excessive spinning pitches do nothing for anyone. they make average spinners (van de Merwe anyone?) unplayable.

It doesn't help English spinners as they don't need to anything other than pitch the ball and let the pitch do the work, and are screwed when it doesn't. Anyone who has played the game at a reasonable level knows the spinners art is a wee bit more than that...
Likewise it doesnt help batsmen as they dont learn to play spin as its so excessive its a lottery.

On a proper pitch that favours spin they can knuckle down, but that isnt what Somerset have produced foe this and other crunch games in recent years.

Suck it up and dont argue black is white. You have got away with it for too long and hopefully wont do it again now. Turning the sport into a game of chance is too far.

No other club that i recall have had poor ratings or warnings, so comparing it to other grounds is not like for like. Chelmsford and canterbury have had low scores yes, but look at the stats - seam in first innings has played a part and opposition spinners have not performed anywhere near as well as Harmer at Chelmsford.
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Old 18th November 2019, 22:55   #359
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Despite there being many many worse and lower scoring pitches (not least at Chelmsford) than at Taunton we have been punished. Why is it okay for a pitch to hoop but not spin. Ridiculous.
Hooping hasn't anything to do with the pitch, though, has it?

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Wickets fell quicker and for fewer runs in the reverse fixture Ffs.
Somerset accepted the verdict that the pitch was poor but argued against the decision that a better pitch could've been prepared. So any appeal would have to be based on that issue, not the actual condition of the wicket once the match began.
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Old 18th November 2019, 23:11   #360
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The pitch was hard to prepare due to the match being on TV. It limited the number of strips and Somerset had so many televised matches that the square was screwed.

Wickets fell quicker for fewer runs when Somerset played at Chelmsford. Odd when the pitch is so poor isn’t it?

The week before we played hants on a pitch where batting was virtually impossible for 30 overs vs the new ball. Why is seam and swing allowed but not spin and bounce? Genuinely interested.
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