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By hujon64
#19315
Listened to the Glamorgan innings with excellent, enjoyable commentary by Nick Webb and Mark Wallace (on debut). I understand that the latter has a degree in journalism, a higher degree in media and is a Level 4 coach so not surprising that he was very accomplished. Gave great insight into strengths and weaknesses of players and description of shots, fielding positions, etc. Hope to hear these two together again.

As far as the match is concerned Somerset were just too good with strength in depth. Glamorgan had to take risks to keep the run rate and consequently top order perished with pressure on all batsmen thereafter. Well done to the youngster Carlson who I believe is only 19, younger than Donald, and seems to have an impressive temperament. Also nice to see Hogan performing well. Other than that another disappointing day and season again!
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By djronnieb65
#19316
Another hammering this time from Somerset
We coudnt even complete our overs
Only one bright spot Carlson for an excellent half century
We have not looked like winning a one day match since we won our first match
Not at all happy with our form
We look a strong side on paper but as with last season if Ingram don't get runs we have no chance
All we have left to play for this season is the twenty 20
There is a chance however that a miracle may happen and we may have a winning run
We can all hope I suppose but still the season has not been going long and we don't look at all like winning any or getting to any finals
By Iron Mike
#19317
Glamorgan 168
lost to Somerset 338/3 by 170 runs

Another masterclass..this time from Jim Allenby who reminded us of his class by carrying his bat for 144. Elgar deserved a ton with 96...no surprises when Hildreth got 50 in no time at all. He's hit big knocks against us before...at half time it seemed the tallest of orders to chalk them off. Hogan bowled frugally but his figures were spoiled in the last half hour of fireworks.

Our innings never got going and was a slow death as we couldn't get into any groove. Top marks to Carlson who used the extended opportunity making a superb 63.

Good turnout at the Gardens for a midweek day game. Today proved if you want to compete and win things then you have take on the best...Somerset are surely on the road to Lord's and took a detour at the bridge today.
By exileKT8
#19320
Perhaps lets be grateful Somerset sent over a weakened side. Thanks Iron for trying to find some positives and well played Carlson, again. Of the 14 counties playing today ours by far the most pathetic performance. Again shows the gap between Div 1 and Div 2.
By Nick_Glam
#19327
A disappointing but not unexpected result.

I think Lloyd now has 34 runs from 4 innings so they need to think about another option there.

A very good effort from Carlson and nice to see Bragg getting a few runs at least.
By glamman
#19328
Nick_Glam wrote:
Sat May 06, 2017 12:15 am
A disappointing but not unexpected result.

I think Lloyd now has 34 runs from 4 innings so they need to think about another option there.

A very good effort from Carlson and nice to see Bragg getting a few runs at least.
The problem is they want Lloyd as a bowling option because of only playing 4 specialist bowlers. People have talked about Morgan as an opener which would cover the two bases but I don't think he is ready for that and Smith has been opening in the 2nds this week but has also had 2 low scores after a century last week. The option I talked about from the start was Selman but him and Bragg in the top 3 might leave a lot of catching up to do later. The lack of a quality opening batsman that most people on this site talked about during the winter is still an issue.
Pleased for Carlson - looks to have potential as long as getting the right coaching - where's the batting coach? The problem is you cannot expect consistent scores from a 19 year old. As people have said, Donald seems to have stalled in his development - where's the batting coach? :doh:
By otis
#19332
glamman wrote:
Sat May 06, 2017 7:01 am
Nick_Glam wrote:
Sat May 06, 2017 12:15 am
A disappointing but not unexpected result.

I think Lloyd now has 34 runs from 4 innings so they need to think about another option there.

A very good effort from Carlson and nice to see Bragg getting a few runs at least.
The problem is they want Lloyd as a bowling option because of only playing 4 specialist bowlers. People have talked about Morgan as an opener which would cover the two bases but I don't think he is ready for that and Smith has been opening in the 2nds this week but has also had 2 low scores after a century last week. The option I talked about from the start was Selman but him and Bragg in the top 3 might leave a lot of catching up to do later. The lack of a quality opening batsman that most people on this site talked about during the winter is still an issue.
Pleased for Carlson - looks to have potential as long as getting the right coaching - where's the batting coach? The problem is you cannot expect consistent scores from a 19 year old. As people have said, Donald seems to have stalled in his development - where's the batting coach? :doh:
No decent openers since the days of Huw, and how long have we been asking for a batting coach???????????????????????????????
By hujon64
#19333
Agree with all of above, but, thrown in to open when, perhaps, they should try a more experienced player - Bragg, Cooke, Ingram. A bit unfair to judge Lloyd in this pressure situation. Of course, a loss tomorrow and we're out so they can play the SWALEC squirrel!
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By Damo7
#19334
It's not looking good at all. Fielding is poor, bowling is poor (de Lange very close to a century yesterday) batting is downright dreadful.
Croft is sadly out of his depth and we're paying the price for letting radford go. It's not even mid may and we're probably out of contention in 2 tournaments already
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By otis
#19338
Damo7 wrote:
Sat May 06, 2017 10:31 am
It's not looking good at all. Fielding is poor, bowling is poor (de Lange very close to a century yesterday) batting is downright dreadful.
Croft is sadly out of his depth and we're paying the price for letting radford go. It's not even mid may and we're probably out of contention in 2 tournaments already
de lange a BIG waste of money, our tea lady would have been a better choice :yes:
Croft A great player in his day, but good players seldom make good coaches.
By duckworthlewis
#19339
glamman wrote:
Sat May 06, 2017 7:01 am
Nick_Glam wrote:
Sat May 06, 2017 12:15 am
A disappointing but not unexpected result.

I think Lloyd now has 34 runs from 4 innings so they need to think about another option there.

A very good effort from Carlson and nice to see Bragg getting a few runs at least.
Pleased for Carlson - looks to have potential as long as getting the right coaching - where's the batting coach? The problem is you cannot expect consistent scores from a 19 year old. As people have said, Donald seems to have stalled in his development - where's the batting coach? :doh:
Not sure how much he's going to be playing next year, saying after the game :

"I'll still be going to Cardiff University end of September, it's my last summer of full cricket.

"It'll be tough to combine cricket with studies, there'll be not much down-time because I'll be wanting to train as much as I can, then studies as well are going to be pretty important, but I'm sure I'll be able to manage it."
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