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  1. We’ll never beat the famous commentary from his fathers time- “The bowler’s Holding the batsman’s Willey ”
  2. Yes and a very enjoyable day it was too. Always exciting to see a sporting team with a mixture of experience and youth, in Hildreth we had probably one of the top 3 most experienced players on the circuit, 2 making their Somerset debuts and 3 making their list A debuts. Sonny Baker looked a real talent, Aldridge too. The highlight was Hildreth bringing up his century by hitting a 6. Sadly though he already had a runner because of what looked like a pulled hamstring, after hitting the 6 he seemed to pull the other one and could barely celebrate. Hope it was just cramp. I notice that 40 years ago today I was at Lords watching Somerset beat Surrey to win the B & H cup, a great day and James Hildreth wasn’t even born……….I’ve really got to stop pretending I’m in my 30s because that’s made me feel old
  3. Yes, I remember 70p in the east end. I was helping a mate who’s useless with online buying get some Man Utd tickets this week, couldn’t believe how cheap they were, certainly nowhere near £33
  4. This game emphasises what I mean, the partisan Headingly crowd are having to cheer a local rival, Stokes and not their local hero, Bairstow who's playing for Wales or whatever they're called It's fine if it's abroad somewhere like the IPL but just daft and unnecessary here
  5. I’ve enjoyed the women’s matches a lot more than the men’s. the women’s teams struggled a bit for identity before this so it hasn’t made a difference plus they needed the boost in promoting their game and it’s worked. The men’s is just very similar to T20 but with fewer fans. People clearly playing for new teams and not having the bond they do with their county teammates shows I think. As for not having the West Country represented and all it’s doing to undermine the county game, well………
  6. Whatever next, planning a team to get to the Premier League?
  7. Arrived today, I do know some towns are struggling for posties, COVID related, so some may have to wait a bit but this feels earlier than normal tbf
  8. I was just peeping to see if anyone has started a 100 thread, thankfully no. I did have a quick look and had a laugh when they said it’s a simplified form of cricket so young people can understand, the next 5 minutes of commentary none of them seemed to have a clue what was happening…..including me
  9. What a guy, all the time he played for us, which wasn’t that long, we knew we wouldn’t be able to keep him but we enjoyed it while we could. Speedy recovery.
  10. French with a pineapple on his head. seriously, mine have all been mentioned, Norman Hunter, Terry Cooper, Gerry Gow
  11. Ha, yes good point. of course the one we should worry about is Liam Livingston
  12. Presuming it’s a full house allowed, you’ll have to look out for ticket details, there should be few after members available but you won’t get much choice on stands. It’s a 7pm start so no worries re the sun
  13. Presume he’ll be playing in the test match
  14. Should have played a 100 or more games, very strange. Especially when they’ve signed expensive, overseas players who’ve rarely lived up to there promise
  15. If we lose it looks like Notts away awaits in the quarter final……….again!
  16. Don’t fret Glos fans, that’s only a par score and we’ve all seen how easy it is to score when you’re in the groove.
  17. Well the top order made it look like a 150 pitch, Lammo has made it look like a 200 pitch
  18. Lammo is making the earlier batters look daft
  19. As has been said before this season, when we’re good we look like we could win the trophy, when we’re bad we don’t look like we could beat Bedminster
  20. If I’m higher up in a stand watching cricket I struggle to see the ball when played along the ground. However, when they started using a pink ball in some day night games I couldn’t see it at all, to the point when the crowd roared at a big hit I had to duck down as I wasn’t sure if it was coming my way. Luckily I wasn’t the only one and I don’t think they use it anymore
  21. Crikey, it’s like Gloucestershire are using a magic lob sided ball, we can’t get bat on ball. Like Tom said, we don’t seem to have made home advantage our advantage, which is often the case, maybe we’re better off having an away tie
  22. He's so nonchalant how he goes about his cricket, I keep thinking he's gonna get hit out the attack and he keeps producing the goods
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