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Re: Bob Willis Trophy thread

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:53 pm

Pretty grim weather for the final.
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Re: Bob Willis Trophy thread

Postby The Professor » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:13 pm

Byrom probably did enough at the end of the day there to make it honours even.
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Re: Bob Willis Trophy thread

Postby Durhamfootman » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:48 am

Arthur Crabtree wrote:Pretty grim weather for the final.

5 days though, i think, so plenty of time in the game
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Re: Bob Willis Trophy thread

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:16 pm

Big hundred for Cook. He must really want to play CC if he's willing to go through all the rigmarole of this season.
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Re: Bob Willis Trophy thread

Postby Durhamfootman » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:28 pm

t'would be a fitting end to a magnificent career
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Re: Bob Willis Trophy thread

Postby The Professor » Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:35 am

Great stat on the stream: 7 of the 11 Essex players were all born in the same hospital. Makes their achievements even more special
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Re: Bob Willis Trophy thread

Postby The Professor » Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:36 am

Durhamfootman wrote:t'would be a fitting end to a magnificent career


Has said this week he plans to play all next season.
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Re: Bob Willis Trophy thread

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:57 am

The Professor wrote:Great stat on the stream: 7 of the 11 Essex players were all born in the same hospital. Makes their achievements even more special


Great stat!

Declarations keeping the game alive. Should be a finish, weather permitting.

Cold, though.
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Re: Bob Willis Trophy thread

Postby westoelad » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:03 pm

The Professor wrote:Great stat on the stream: 7 of the 11 Essex players were all born in the same hospital. Makes their achievements even more special

Shocking.BLM ammunition -clear lack of diversity in this team.
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Re: Bob Willis Trophy thread

Postby The Professor » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:52 pm

Black people can be born in Essex hospitals
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Re: Bob Willis Trophy thread

Postby Durhamfootman » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:53 pm

pleased that Somerset lost out again, but an unsatisfactory final, I think. Essex, having effectively won by virtue of first innings scores, were happy just to hang on and grit it out. Just as well there were no fans there to watch what was presumably a turgid end to a showpiece final. A final should be won, not just not lost

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Re: Bob Willis Trophy thread

Postby Durhamfootman » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:59 pm

The 120 overs limit probably contributed to that, in truth, so there is scope there too
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Re: Bob Willis Trophy thread

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:27 pm

I think the play off that gives the draw to one of the teams before the game is flawed. It's very likely one of the sides will just seek to kill the game.
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Re: Bob Willis Trophy thread

Postby westoelad » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:24 am

Arthur Crabtree wrote:I think the play off that gives the draw to one of the teams before the game is flawed. It's very likely one of the sides will just seek to kill the game.
???
Neither team could afford to take the draw before the game-1st innings lead was the decider.
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Re: Bob Willis Trophy thread

Postby sussexpob » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:28 pm

The Professor wrote:Great stat on the stream: 7 of the 11 Essex players were all born in the same hospital. Makes their achievements even more special


Ironically this stat rather destroys the point you are making. By process of elimination, Cook is from Gloucestershire, Harmer and Ryan TD are both saffers and Westley is from Cambridge; so if the others were all born in Whipps Cross like Graham Gooch, then far from being a brilliant display of Essex born talent, the reality would be Essex dont have a single player in their squad born in the county.

Because Whipps Cross is not in Essex, but the Greater London Borough of Waltham Forest.
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