Page 31 of 31 FirstFirst ... 21293031
Results 301 to 307 of 307

Thread: Lancashire CCC 2017

  1. #301
    Assistant Manager
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Bishop's Stortford
    Posts
    8,097
    Quote Originally Posted by wld View Post
    Word is that fielding ability is what cost Leach, astonishing if true but I have no reason to doubt the source.

    Livingstone averages 46 as opposed to 33 for Vince this season, before considering his bowling which is something he's working on.
    Can't think of too many English left-arm spinners who were that great in the field.

    It might be a good tour for Livingstone to miss.

    The selectors were never going to chuck a debutant in at three.

    Mind you, there may be a vacancy at 6 for him....

  2. #302
    Manager Regardless's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    16,087
    Yes... a vacancy could be arising.

    As chorleylords said earlier... it should (hopefully) be a sweet victory today and if I could write the script, we would have 9 wickets down. Maybe when we shake hands with their captain, we could present him with a bunch of flowers as a thank you.

  3. #303
    First Team
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    plungy
    Posts
    1,806
    Job done with the minimum of fuss this morning, winning by 7 wickets. I'd suggest that Surrey feel a bit silly now after their unsporting 1st innings declaration.

  4. #304
    First Team
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    plungy
    Posts
    1,806
    So, thats it now for the 2017 season.

    A 2nd place finish in the Championship probably exceeded all our expectations before a ball had been bowled this season (certainly judging by the early posts on this thread, including myself). Much of the credit must go to our overseas contingent who batted consistently well after some very poor contributions from the top order. Its incredible really that we only amassed 29 batting points out of a possible 70.....yet that was the second best in the league. I dont know what that says about the quality of batting in the county game, but England's stuggles in finding quality batsmen this summer is surely gives a worrying answer.

    The bowlers have done ok on the whole, picking up 37 points out of a possible 42. I wouldnt say there have been many stand out performances, but it has been good to see Parkinson establish himself during the latter half of the season. He's done well.

    The one day tournaments are best forgotten. They were hugely frustrating and we under performed big style. Certainly room for improvement next season.

    It will be interesting to see how we perform next season and much will depend on whether Chanderpaul, Vilas and MClaren stick around. The signing of Jennings from Durham is positive, whilst Onions is a gamble in terms of fitness and age. Jarvis is leaving and I'd also like to see the back of Croft. Despite his century against Surrey, his best days seem long gone. Its a big season for Hameed too, he needs to get himself fit and find some confidence if he is to be considered by England again.

    All in all, a better than expected season. But plenty of room for improvement. Congrats to Essex by the way, they romped it. And Middlesex are relagated despite being champions last year. Its a funny old game.

  5. #305
    Manager Ando60's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Euxton
    Posts
    15,788
    Quote Originally Posted by PNE Plungy View Post
    So, thats it now for the 2017 season.

    A 2nd place finish in the Championship probably exceeded all our expectations before a ball had been bowled this season (certainly judging by the early posts on this thread, including myself). Much of the credit must go to our overseas contingent who batted consistently well after some very poor contributions from the top order. Its incredible really that we only amassed 29 batting points out of a possible 70.....yet that was the second best in the league. I dont know what that says about the quality of batting in the county game, but England's stuggles in finding quality batsmen this summer is surely gives a worrying answer.

    The bowlers have done ok on the whole, picking up 37 points out of a possible 42. I wouldnt say there have been many stand out performances, but it has been good to see Parkinson establish himself during the latter half of the season. He's done well.

    The one day tournaments are best forgotten. They were hugely frustrating and we under performed big style. Certainly room for improvement next season.

    It will be interesting to see how we perform next season and much will depend on whether Chanderpaul, Vilas and MClaren stick around. The signing of Jennings from Durham is positive, whilst Onions is a gamble in terms of fitness and age. Jarvis is leaving and I'd also like to see the back of Croft. Despite his century against Surrey, his best days seem long gone. Its a big season for Hameed too, he needs to get himself fit and find some confidence if he is to be considered by England again.

    All in all, a better than expected season. But plenty of room for improvement. Congrats to Essex by the way, they romped it. And Middlesex are relagated despite being champions last year. Its a funny old game.
    Fantastic summary Plungy.....

    It certainly is a funny old game - Yaarrrkshire finished 4th, but still only 2 points above relegated Middlesex !!!

    Essex definitely deserved it with 10 wins from 14 games - they romped it.......

    I hold my hand up , back in April i thought we were nailed on for relegation - not like me to be pessimistic about the teams that i love !!!

  6. #306
    Coaching Staff
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Chorley
    Posts
    3,055
    I thought with the squad we had we'd win at least one of the one day trophies, but would be lucky to avoid relegation in the county championship.

    Then again, I thought North End would be leaking goals all over the place, but scoring plenty too.

    I've come to the conclusion that I've not got a clue, but if I'm going to have a bet , I should bet on the exact opposite of what I think!

  7. #307
    Assistant Manager
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    4,166
    Quote Originally Posted by Ando60 View Post
    Fantastic summary Plungy.....

    It certainly is a funny old game - Yaarrrkshire finished 4th, but still only 2 points above relegated Middlesex !!!

    Essex definitely deserved it with 10 wins from 14 games - they romped it.......

    I hold my hand up , back in April i thought we were nailed on for relegation - not like me to be pessimistic about the teams that i love !!!
    In the penultimate game of the season we were the only team that could overhaul Essex, but we could still have been relegated.

    It seems our good old English weather assisted the bowlers more than the batsmen.

    I'm chuffed with a runners up position, but we will still need to improve next season to even stay in the top flight. The margins are so small.
    Josh Earl 18, Josh Harrop 21, Ben Davies 22, Ben Pearson 22, Callum Robinson 22, Alan Browne 22, Sean Maguire 23, Darnell Fisher 23, Tom Barkhuizen 24, Daniel Johnson 24. These young players are all first team regulars and are our future.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •