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Old 7th October 2012, 18:13   #821
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That sounds like the intro to a Gary Glitter song. Not the best of introductions!


I feel you've got a good chance of staying up, because I think you've got the bowlers to take twenty wickets given reasonable luck with injuries. (No likely international calls, but a squad of young-to-mature players with no has-beens.) I think your squad looks stronger on paper than the Worcs side that stayed up in 2011.
Or the first line of a U2 song, don't know which is worse!

I think we will give it a go but the batting looks of huge worry to me for i just can't see where the runs will come from, particularly given how few runs we scored in the second half of the season. The Overseas pick is going to be key, we need someone who is here all year and can give consistent runs, we lost our way a lot last year when we lost Guptil. In terms of bowling like you say we have enough wicket takers particularly in terms of seamers although it is still a big step up. The only worry bowling wise is we might lack a genuine match winning spinner but a few then a few teams are in that situation. All in all the key is going to be if we can get enough of the likes of Redfern, Whiteley, Palladino and co to step up at this much tougher level.
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Old 6th November 2012, 14:30   #822
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http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/...ry/586406.html

Tomorrow: In the third of Neville Scott's four studies of the county season, ESPNcricinfo reveals why the adage of "win the toss and bat" was not the way to succeed in 2012; and we also reveal the county that possessed the least-successful bowling attack in the land.

Cant' wait to find out.
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Old 7th November 2012, 18:37   #823
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The third analysis is IMHO the most interesting so far:

http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/...ry/589196.html

I noticed when looking at the individual averages just how many bowlers Durham had near the top, and this is confirmed with their balls per wicket of 40 - by far the best in both divisions.

Obviously their batting let them down but this would suggest that they could do much better, though obviously Onions was a key player and his availability in 2013 remains to be seen.
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Old 7th November 2012, 19:39   #824
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Reason why Warwicks won so much batting second was

1.Edgbaston now flattens out remarkably as the game goes on. So batting first, piling on a huge total and then making the oppo follow- on didnt work well eg first innings leads v Lancs (360) and Surrey (209) ended in draws

2. The basic method of scoring big in first innings and then winning with help of scoreboard pressure works best when you bat second and dont rely on the followon - as bowlers get a rest that way.

Simplest stat to show how dominant Warcks were was taking a first innings lead - and they averaged out at 163 - in 12 matches. In a 13 th rain came when Sussex were 80-5 after Warwcks got 545.

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Old 9th November 2012, 20:56   #825
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As if we didn't know it already. Somerset are the best supported county in the championship. http://www.somersetcountygazette.co....tional_vision/
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Old 12th November 2012, 01:09   #826
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As if we didn't know it already. Somerset are the best supported county in the championship. http://www.somersetcountygazette.co....tional_vision/
We struggle to satisfy the needs of the existing international grounds as it is, where do Somerset think these international matches they want to host are going to come from? Have they not noticed the amount of money other grounds have had to spend on redevelopment while Somerset have been reporting lots of nice profits too- their business model works, why would they want to change it?
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We struggle to satisfy the needs of the existing international grounds as it is, where do Somerset think these international matches they want to host are going to come from? Have they not noticed the amount of money other grounds have had to spend on redevelopment while Somerset have been reporting lots of nice profits too- their business model works, why would they want to change it?
Lord's I assume. The axis of power moves to the West Country.

I just hope giles Clarke remembers where he is from.

More seriously I don't know.
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