Post by waughandpeace on Apr 30, 2019 22:03:01 GMT
Getting into the business end of things now, Warwickshire have joined Northants and Leics in being eliminated from the North, so probably 2 from 5 plus Notts to qualify. In the South, Hants have eliminated Surrey, Sussex have miraculously escaped from 94-6 to 287-9 to knock Essex out and Kent already were. Can't see 9 points being enough so Glammy's late revival seems too little too late.
Notts getting a home semi final could be crucial, they know how to bosh 400 there... makes coming top of the South group even more valuable I feel!
The scheduling is all crap though anyway; if Hants come 2nd they'd get a home quarter final on 10th May, but can't play it, as the ground is being used for England vs Pakistan on 11th. If they come top they'd get a home semi final on 12th May, so can't offer practice facilities to the team on the day before. If they make the final its on 25th May, the same day as the Ageas Bowl hosts England vs Australia in a World Cup warm up!
One stat going Durham's way... Billy Godleman in 2019 vs Durham: 61 runs in 3 innings at 20.33 Billy Godleman in 2019 vs the rest of the North: 456 runs in 5 innings at 114.00 Surely worth some bonus points?
Today seems to be being another one of those topsy turvy days where the group leaders struggle - who needs Morgan and Malan when you've got Sam Robson and his destructive 68 career strike rate!
Interesting that Azhar Ali has played 166 List A games as an opener, averages damn near 48 and yet 'only' has a top score of 132*. Must be a bit of statistical anomaly to not have a really big ton with that kind of performance history.
Woah, and another thing I didn't expect to see today... Gary Balance hitting 3 successive sixes! Pleased they got out there after the rain for a proper chase, 47 off 4.1 would've been fun for the few that stayed to watch... plus they got this catch
Worrying signs for Hampshire early on... stand-in captain Sam Northeast has won the toss. Vince has lost 8 One Day Cup tosses in a row and we've won 7 of the games, so I'm not sure I like this bold new tactic
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