Lancashire CCC

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  1. niall_mcfc

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    Just like us then. Our batting line up is ok for 4 day games but when it comes to the cb40 and the t20 then we have no chance because we dont have any big hitters. Our bowling in the one day format has been shocking aswell, Saj is a wicket taker but tends to go for around 6+ an over in every game and we are relying too much on spin, sometimes playing 3 spinners a game. Id like Shah to come to Lancs and give us that middle order big hitter, plus i cant see him playing for England again meaning that he will be here full time
     
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    I reckon they might share it between two or three young lads, Joe Davies being one of them.
     
  3. We're the opposite, we only have Ramps who can score centuries in the Championship(with the odd help from Davies & Wilson), but in One-Day Davies and RHB and the like can get some quick runs, but the opposition are more than capable of getting as many as us cos our bowling is so average, look at Worcs today over 200 runs in 20 overs against us.
     
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    It shows how much your struggling when you have to bring Cheetham in on loan from us when he couldnt get a game here. I dont think we will be seeing him in a lancs shirt after the performances hes put in at Surrey so far.

    Also the tail enders saving us again against Hampshire, Saj getting 47, Hogg top scoring with 81 and Chapple and Keedy putting on 31 together. Shows how poor our lineup can be at times when them 4 put together scored around half of our total.
     
  5. it's getting embarrassing.
     
  6. es1

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    i while back i checked the lancs recent history to see how many times we'd scored 400 in the first innings of a 4 day game, before the middle of this season we'd done it twice in 18 months, how poor is that?!

    i remember when we had loye, chilly, law and hooper smashing centuries and breaking records all over the place a few seasons back, and we still had others down the order to smash some runs if needed

    whats gone wrong?!
     
  7. Worcs 311-4 off 31.5 overs, Solanki just out for 129.

    Terrible performance by Surrey.
     
  8. niall_mcfc

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    We dont have 3 of the 4 you mentioned, we havent replaced them and Chilton is past it now
     
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    I think it's a bit unfair to complain about Lancs batting in this match. To get 398 on a pitch that has been tricky is very good going, after all Hants only managed 160. Pretty much everyone chipped in so lets give credit where it's due eh.

    Also we got to the T20 Q/F so the one day batting isn't too shabby, just a bit incosistent.

    re KP, I had forgotten all about central contracts so I was talking rubbish, Shah's release probably doesn't make any difference.
     
  10. niall_mcfc

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    Problem is its not just about this game. Throughout the season our batting has been very poor and oour bowling has saved us at times, how i dont know because our attack imo is average at best.

    Like someone said we had reached 400 which is maximum batting points just twice in 18 months. That isnt acceptable for a side who are supposed to be challenging for the CC. That could be the difference between coming 1st and 2nd. I dont have the stats but it would be interesting to see how many times Notts, Somerset and Yorkshire got 400 this season and compare that to Lancs.

    Some teams need just the odd player to improve them but we need 4 or 5 to make us genuine challengers. We play on 1 of the best pitches in the coutry that is generally good for batting, the weather does intervene a lot but we cant use that as an excuse all the time.

    If we dont win this game then there is something seriously wrong. We have a 200+ run lead on a dodgy wicket so we have to win. If the rain comes and washes out most of the play then i'll understand.
     

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