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    Re: Cricket 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Greyhound View Post
    Then again, we send touring teams to Asia and expect them to compete. Not easy for players who've never batted on a turner or bowled on one.
    The remit for Championship games it to provide a pitch suitable for 4 day cricket and not a testing ground for batting out East against spinners.

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    Just out of interest, I wonder if this means a pitch which will last four days but not longer, or a pitch which plays well throughout a four-day match? If the former, you could reasonably expect some turn by the third day. If the latter, you could have a pitch like the one prepared for a timeless test in South Africa in 1939, where they had to call a halt after nine or ten days of cricket so that England wouldn't miss their boat home!

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    Re: Cricket 2017

    I found this interesting on the topic

    http://pulse-static-files.s3.amazonaws.com

    The linkly thing may not work but a general search of ECB Pitch Document 2017 gets there

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    Re: Cricket 2017

    What is happening with Crossbowgate? There could still be a sting in the tail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exe on Valdez View Post
    What is happening with Crossbowgate? There could still be a sting in the tail.
    Nothing - we don't have a leg to stand on with that.

    Us: "We could have made up the overs!"

    ECB: "You were batting after tea on the final day!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason H View Post
    Nothing - we don't have a leg to stand on with that.

    Us: "We could have made up the overs!"

    ECB: "You were batting after tea on the final day!"
    Quick declaration and put the pie throwers on with a 2 yard run up to rattle through 20+ overs in an hour ?

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    Re: Cricket 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Alistair20000 View Post
    Quick declaration and put the pie throwers on with a 2 yard run up to rattle through 20+ overs in an hour ?
    IIRC we weren't far enough ahead in terms of runs to do that - could be wrong though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason H View Post
    IIRC we weren't far enough ahead in terms of runs to do that - could be wrong though.
    181 ahead with 7 down. Your boys were apparently told that as a result of the crossbow incident there would be no points deducted so I can see some merit in the gripe.

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    I see Pitchgate is concluded on a final basis now with the pitch marked below average and no points deducted.

    Just Crossbowgate now to threaten Somerset's Division 1 status in 2018 and as Middlesex have ruled out bringing in m'learned friends it seems unlikely that one will go anywhere now.

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    Re: Cricket 2017

    Could Somerset yet be relegated?

    Crossbowgate reconvened.

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