I have been quite frustrated and ultimately critical of the approach to batting in red ball cricket in the modern game. The white ball format is exciting and fearless. Red ball cricket, by virtue of its extended timescales demands a variety of approaches. Sometimes, the white ball skills have their place. There are times when they do not, yet are still applied. I do not believe … [Read more...] about ‘A batsman transcending eras and formats’ by Julian Wyatt
Archives for September 2019
Murali Vijay is set to make his debut for second-placed Somerset against third-placed Yorkshire at the Cooper Associates County Ground starting Tuesday, with his new team keen to avenge an innings defeat in the reverse fixture in Leeds in July. But more than that the title-chasing home team are in the hunt for points sitting just two behind Essex who occupy the top … [Read more...] about Hey Mr Vijay….!
The Vitality Blast quarter-finals were played out over the weekend and the four sides who chased totals in those games will make up the numbers for the showdown at Trent Bridge on 19th September. It will be a first ever outing at finals day for Derbyshire – who trounced Gloucestershire at Bristol on Saturday night – and they will be joined by Essex, Notts and Worcestershire. … [Read more...] about Five great things about Somerset’s 2019 Blast