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    Lancashire CCC 2016

    I fancy Lancashire are in for a tough campaign. No new additions to the squad and the retirement of Ashwell Prince has severely depleted our batting line-up in all formats of the game. Survival in the first division has got to be the priority this year but its going to be a struggle IMO.
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    Wagner will take wickets in English conditions and we have Anderson for the first three games - so we have to make use of that!

    We've got a lot of players who are unknowns. Hameed could take a while to adapt but I think he will hit the ground running, Reece has potential, Livingstone also has potential and has started to bowl more and Clark has done very well in pre season. It's also a big year for Kerrigan - and Smith will bolster the side in all formats when he's over his niggle.

    I think we'll be all right but like you say the Prince size hole is nowhere near being filled yet - the head coach seems to be looking from within and hoping one of the youngsters will be filling it.

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    First game tomorrow against Notts.

    The one thing I'd like to see this season is a little more intent at getting some batting points. Our run rate in the first 30 or 40 overseas has been woeful over recent seasons. Then it becomes nearly impossible to get 4 or 5 batting points in the later overs.

    Perhaps the abscence of Paul Horton may go some way to addressing this. It has been a concern of mine for a few seasons now. Bonus points are going to be crucial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNE Plungy View Post
    First game tomorrow against Notts.

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    Good start for Lanky - Notts are 64-4

    Wagner has taken two

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ando60 View Post
    Good start for Lanky - Notts are 64-4

    Wagner has taken two
    Good team are Notts. 73-4 at lunch represents a great start for Lancs.

    I think we have a decent bowling line-up and we have had for a long time. Bowling bonus points have been excellent.

    Its our batsman who need to perform and start scoring at a reasonable rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNE Plungy View Post
    First game tomorrow against Notts.

    The one thing I'd like to see this season is a little more intent at getting some batting points. Our run rate in the first 30 or 40 overseas has been woeful over recent seasons. Then it becomes nearly impossible to get 4 or 5 batting points in the later overs.

    Perhaps the abscence of Paul Horton may go some way to addressing this. It has been a concern of mine for a few seasons now. Bonus points are going to be crucial.
    Spot on about slow scoring, Brown's no slouch and the addition of Livingstone will help. I'm actually really pleased he's been given a chance today, he's spent the winter in Australia and done very well and worked a lot with Brad Hogg on developing his spin bowling.

    There's a few unknowns in the batting with Hameed, Proctor and Livingstone but if one or two of them start to show anything could happen this season.

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    Notts 98-6 after winning the toss and deciding to bat first. Jarvis and Wagner taking 3 wickets apiece. Splendid stuff.

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    Shit start to the innings. 0 for 1 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by janiejones View Post
    Shit start to the innings. 0 for 1 .
    And just to underline the points I made, Lancs have scored 3 off the first 5 overs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNE Plungy View Post
    And just to underline the points I made, Lancs have scored 3 off the first 5 overs.
    Good point Plungy.2O off 13 overs. I bet the watching faithful are riveted .

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