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Somerset complete emphatic victory over Sussex

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Sussex suffered their first defeat of the season as they were thrashed by an innings and 11 runs by Somerset at Hove.

Somerset began the final day needing just three more wickets to wrap up an emphatic victory and it took the visitors just 18 overs to finish the job.

Chris Jordan lasted less than three overs before edging a ball from Jamie Overton to James Hildreth at first slip having only added one to his overnight score of six.

Skipper Ed Joyce fell seven runs short of his fourth first class century of the season when he played on trying to cut a wide ball from Lewis Gregory.

James Anyon made ten before he pulled a short ball from Peter Trego straight to the man at midwicket.

Jon Lewis and Steve Magoffin got Sussex past the 200 mark before Gregory knocked Lewis’s middle stump out of the ground to pick up his ninth wicket of the match. Magoffin was unbeaten on 20 - the third highest score of the innings.

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12:39pm Wed 30 Apr 14

MikeTheMan says...

Our bowling wasn't great, nor was our fielding but (Wells and Joyce apart) our batting was absolutely atrocious. Yardy and Brown were both bowled all over the place by the same bowler twice in a day, club cricket tailender shots by RHB, Machan and Jordan and so on. All teams have bad days and that happens but our batting in that match wasn't just bad, it was appalling. Much of that batting was just not acceptable and several changes must be made for the Lancashire game (and, unlike Somerset, they have a seriously good Test bowler in Anderson). Everyone who was at the County Ground yesterday knows which players should be dropped.
Our bowling wasn't great, nor was our fielding but (Wells and Joyce apart) our batting was absolutely atrocious. Yardy and Brown were both bowled all over the place by the same bowler twice in a day, club cricket tailender shots by RHB, Machan and Jordan and so on. All teams have bad days and that happens but our batting in that match wasn't just bad, it was appalling. Much of that batting was just not acceptable and several changes must be made for the Lancashire game (and, unlike Somerset, they have a seriously good Test bowler in Anderson). Everyone who was at the County Ground yesterday knows which players should be dropped. MikeTheMan
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1:14pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

Who would you bring in, batting-wise? There's not a lot to choose from, what with Nash and possibly Prior not being fit.

Luke Wright would be an obvious inclusion but I wouldn't want knee-jerk changes made. It's one (bad) defeat after two excellent performances.
Who would you bring in, batting-wise? There's not a lot to choose from, what with Nash and possibly Prior not being fit. Luke Wright would be an obvious inclusion but I wouldn't want knee-jerk changes made. It's one (bad) defeat after two excellent performances. Old Scrote of the Amex
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1:28pm Wed 30 Apr 14

claud59music says...

Old Scrote of the Amex wrote:
Who would you bring in, batting-wise? There's not a lot to choose from, what with Nash and possibly Prior not being fit.

Luke Wright would be an obvious inclusion but I wouldn't want knee-jerk changes made. It's one (bad) defeat after two excellent performances.
Unfortunately Sussex do not have much of a squad to choose from. Their batting is extremely fragile, as it was last season, so Nash, Wright and Prior are needed to return as soon as possible. To rely so much on one or two players (EJ & LW) is not going to win the Championship and I was surprised that Sussex did not bring in much new blood in the winter. Lack of financial resources perhaps?
[quote][p][bold]Old Scrote of the Amex[/bold] wrote: Who would you bring in, batting-wise? There's not a lot to choose from, what with Nash and possibly Prior not being fit. Luke Wright would be an obvious inclusion but I wouldn't want knee-jerk changes made. It's one (bad) defeat after two excellent performances.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately Sussex do not have much of a squad to choose from. Their batting is extremely fragile, as it was last season, so Nash, Wright and Prior are needed to return as soon as possible. To rely so much on one or two players (EJ & LW) is not going to win the Championship and I was surprised that Sussex did not bring in much new blood in the winter. Lack of financial resources perhaps? claud59music
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2:11pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Weploughandmow says...

I think the Lancashire game will come a bit early for Nash, but I'd hope to see Wright and Prior in for Yardy and RHB.
I think the Lancashire game will come a bit early for Nash, but I'd hope to see Wright and Prior in for Yardy and RHB. Weploughandmow
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