GOOGLIES & CHINAMEN
An Occasional Cricketing Journal
- James Vince: Moeen, why do you always field at Third Man, would you say you were a specialist?
- Paul Farbrace: Trevor, do you fancy applying for Roy Hodgson’s old job?
- Andrew Strauss: What impact do you think Brexit will have James?
- James Vince: Nick, what does an indefinite leave from all cricket mean?
- Jonny Bairstow: Do you think that my keeping has improved?
- James Vince: I still have no idea who the Ancient Mariner is.
- Out and About with the Professor
It is rare, indeed in this journal, very rare, to look at the England cricket set-up as an exemplar of measured, organised success. But in this week of chaotic shambles in British politics, in constitutional, and most potently, economic matters, the world of cricket appears to be operating like oiled silk. That is not to say that we can’t find things to criticise (we have had few difficulties there in the past) but we appear to have a Test side that knows what it is doing, is able to do it and gets results. Ditto the ODI team. We will wait for the T/20 for the full set but I think the point is reasonably made. At the county level we are in this strange doldrums period of endless one-day/one-night fixtures, but even that seems to be working in spite of the weather (and Yorkshire’s inability to win a T/20 match).
Compare and contrast, as school exam papers used to say, the position of the governance of the Country. Following the xenophobic triumph of the 23rd we now have no effective Prime Minister, no effective Leader of the Opposition, no clear idea of the direction of foreign policy negotiations for the immediate and indeed medium term future, no clear understanding of exactly what people were voting for (and more especially against) and the very real possibility of dramatic economic decline.
Not looking too good then? Whereas the seamless efficiency of the English cricket authorities (am I really writing this?) appears to be running an accomplished and efficacious organisation. Perhaps I’m being carried away by the recent results against what has been, it is fair to say, a not very good Sri Lankan team. But then in the last few months the England side has beaten (or at least not lost to) just about everybody else…so we must be doing something right.
What hasn’t been in control recently is the weather. I went to the first day of the Lord’s Test and roasted on the top tier of the Compton stand as we made steady, sedate progress in the game…but I don’t think I have been warm since. Yorkshire has been bloody freezing and while I have braved a couple of one-day games, the weather has been so cold that I have to confess to sheltering in the bar and peering out of the windows which I regard as only one step up from watching on the TV.
The game I didn’t go to – and wished I had – was Yorkshire’s away match at Durham. It has been so cold here that the thought of going even further north, had I had nothing else to do, might have acted as a deterrent. Still it appeared to be a very interesting game, which, had there been time, Yorkshire might well have won. I must quickly respond to any dissenting voices by reminding readers that Yorkshire were without five (yes FIVE) England players.
For me one of the most interesting aspects of the game was the double hundred from Jennings. I have always thought he looked like a natural opening bat but, whenever I have seen him, he hasn’t got a decent score. 221 is a decent score in anyone’s book and Jennings has impeccable credentials for playing for England in that he was born in Johannesburg. He is now in his mid-thirties and so, I imagine, considered over the hill for international cricket. Still, he looks a fine player…when he scores runs.
The draw left Yorkshire still second in the Championship (behind Lancashire….which has not gone down well locally) and there are even signs of improvement in the one-day competition…whatever it is called.
So it is not all gloom here in the frozen north - except in the realm of politics – where darkness prevails.
Harrogate, incidentally, voted “remain” unlike most of the rest of Yorkshire…which is full of immigrants. I am looking for supporters (I need 50 to mount a decisive campaign) from Facetwitt users for my bid for the post of President of the newly formed HIP, the Harrogate Independence Party, to remain in Europe. Our slogan, “French Cricket is good for Nous” is, I am assured, a vote winner.
The Great Jack Morgan keeps us abreast of Matters Middlesex
I went to Richmond to see the Second XI Championship match between Middlesex and Surrey which started on May 30th. Captain and keeper Steve Eskinazi won the toss for Middlesex, chose to bat first and promptly lost his wicket to the first ball of the match, though he clearly did not agree that he had touched the ball that was caught by the wicket keeper. Left-hander Max Holden (from Cambridge) and Harare born Ryan Higgins (32 off 39 balls) put on an attractive 56 for the second wicket and Holden went on to a valuable 58 with 9 fours, but his dismissal started the home team's slump from 116-2 to 167-7.
Aussie legspinning allrounder Nathan Sowter began the revival with an entertaining 52 from 61 balls with 5 fours and he shared a fine eighth wicket stand of 69 with pace bowling allrounder Harry Podmore. After Sowter's departure, Podmore took over the leading role and 56 were added for the 9th wicket with ex-Bucks new ball bowler Tom Helm and 44 for the last wicket with slow left armer Ravi Patel. Podmore finished with a splendid 71* off 99 balls with 10 fours as the innings closed on 336, which had not looked likely at 167-7. Nine of the wickets fell to the Surrey pacemen Aneesh Kapil (4-47), James Burke (3-74) and Will Pereira (2-47).
The first day ended with Surrey on 32 for 2 with both Kapil and Burke falling to Helm. Prolonged rain on day two meant that no play at all was possible. There was no play on day three either, though this was more surprising. Helm's figures were 2-14. Jimmy Harris played in this match, but did not improve his chances of returning to the first team: batting at 5, he made 9 off 27 balls and, opening the bowling, he did not take a wicket (0-12).
I feared the worst when the dismal weather persisted here today, not as wet as yesterday, but still dark and drizzly, but it must have been a bit better at Merchant Taylor School as the lads strolled home by an innings and 116 and by 24 points to minus 1 (Hampshire got one bowling point, but then had 2 deducted for a slow over rate): quite a thrashing! J Fuller was the hero with 5-70 (though Ivo Tennant, in the Times, said that TSRJ, 1-53, was "the pick of the attack"), while J Franklin astonished everyone with his first wicket of the season and he now has a bowling average, but unfortunately it is 233!
Middlesex had not won at one of their outgrounds since 2007 (Leicestershire at Southgate). Somerset and Yorkshire were the only other winners in Division 1. Middlesex are now fourth with 86 points and are only 2 points behind the joint leaders Lancashire and Yorkshire, but have played a game more. Hampshire and Surrey are joint last with 50.
Royal London Cup: Middlesex might have been a bit unlucky with the weather v Hampshire at Radlett, but to me they are not picking a strong enough bowling side. TSRJ was the only first team bowler in the team, Helm and Fuller might turn into first team bowlers eventually, but Franky and Paul S will not. L Dawson had a good match for Hampshire with 10-0-32-1, three catches and the crucial innings of 68* off 40 balls. Ryan Pringle of Durham seems to be turning into a good player: coming in at 58 for 6 he hit 125 out of 158 off 101 balls with 16 fours and 4 sixes at Derby: they lost comfortably, of course, get him up the order! At Bristol, Voges replaced McCullum and Rayner came in for Patel: this worked well (or something did) as the lads strolled home by seven wickets (rain affected). Gloucestershire made 254 off 50 (Toby 10-1-36-3) and Paul Stirling knocked them off with 125* off 102 with 15 fours and 3 sixes: excellent.
A Voges has been capped and A Balbirnie has been released following hip trouble and an operation.
Middlesex brought in McCullum for Voges for the RLC game at Hove and their third different spinner in three matches, leggie N Sowter, replaced Ollie. This is a strange rain-affected match and Sussex might have quite a good score due to Phil Salt (who he?), who made 81 off 76. Just looked up Salt and he is a 19 year old batter from Wales who played once in the RLC last season, but has not yet played a first class match(get him in!). Sussex made 222-7 off 32, (Toby 3-47 and a run out) but it is raining again here. Middlesex lost by 31 (C Jordan 5-28).
D Malan had a pretty good winter with the Lions, so I was wondering if he might have a chance of making the England ODI squad for the series v Sri Lanka. He did not make it, of course, but he popped up in the squad for the solitary T20 instead. This surprised me somewhat, but as you know I am ignorant about T20 matters, so I dug out the Middlesex Annual Review to see what might have made the selectors think that Dawid would suit T20 better than ODIs and this is what I found: DJM made way more runs (406) in the RLC than any other Middlesex batsman at a much higher average (67.67) than any other Middlesex batsman; he did not do too badly in the T20, but his 299 runs was only the third highest and his average 37.37 was the fourth highest behind John Simpson, Paul Stirling and George Scott. Then I found what had persuaded the selectors: he was top of the bowling averages with 2 wickets at 11.5 apiece!
Dawid and Brendon put on 176 for the first wicket in the RLC at Cardiff, then there was not very much until Toby and Ollie added 46* for the eighth: 294-7 sounds OK, but it is hard to tell when sometimes the boundaries are about 25 yards! Ingram and Cooke put on 88 for the fifth, but a serious collapse (probably because we had got them behind the required rate) saw Glamorgan lose their last six wickets for 39 runs, Franklin 3-34, Fuller 3-53, Malan 2-24. Ollie replaced Sowter for this one and Murts came in for Helm. It was nice to beat the unbeaten leaders, though two wins out of four is not really good enough, but we are still in it. Brendon made 110 for Middlesex.
Toby has signed a new contract which keeps him at Middlesex until the end of the 2019 season, but Tom Helm is out for the season with damaged ankle ligaments which require surgery, which explains why Murts was called in yesterday as he plays little one-day stuff for Middlesex these days.
The Championship games at Durham, OT and Derby were all drawn, but the Arundel match continues with Np declaring at 478-5 leaving ex-Mx fatso A Rossington on 138* off 121 with 17 4s and 5 6s, not bad for a no 7 (who is not keeping in this one)! Sx need to bat for a day and a bit to save it.
Middlesex beat Somerset in a nine over game last night and skipper Dawid did brilliantly with 53* off 28 with 4 sixes... so he is a cert for England's T9 team! Finny was back with Middlesex for this one. Middlesex played again on Friday and won again at Canterbury to go second, with Malan and somebody called "MM" McCullum getting the runs.
Gloucestershire won at Worcester (and are now 2nd behind Ex) with unbeaten tons from M Klinger and off-spinning allrounder Jack Taylor, who is in serious batting form with 2 centuries already this season, this one was 107* off 72 balls, but he has always chucked his off-break and has now been banned from bowling (again). I do feel a bit sorry for some of these blokes who learned to bowl during the "chucking is OK" era of Murali and others, but I do not think there is any alternative to banning them.
I was intrigued by an entry in today's (6/6) cricket scoreboard in the G relating to the RLC game between Hampshire and Essex at the Bowl, which reads " J Ryder timed out Wheater Crane 71". I am not perfect on the laws, but I do remember the old Bush umpire George Marsh telling us that there was no such thing as being timed out because the fielding side has to ask the batting side if they want to continue and if they do then you just have to wait until they are ready to continue. Perhaps there are different rules in RLC (and T20) games? But even if you can be timed out, why would the "credit" go to the keeper and bowler? And how could you be timed out on 71? I eventually came to the conclusion that Jesse must have needed a lengthy toilet break and that Wheater and Crane got the credit because they had been feeding him a diet of All-bran, figs and prunes!
I arranged to meet The Great Jack Morgan at Lord’s for the third day of the Somerset Championship match. As is my wont I took a leisurely bus ride down from Hampstead where I was staying with a friend and arrived on the ground by 10 am. I was surprised and delighted to discover that the discount for seniors is 50% off the full price of admission - perhaps I should go again?
The weather was an isolated one of warm sunny weather in the middle of much colder and wetter conditions and so I felt blessed as I took up a position in the Edrich stand behind the bowlers arm which I know is the favoured vantage point for Jack. My visits to London are sufficiently rare these days that I try to meet all cricketing chums when I do visit. On this occasion Eric Tracey had already told me he was indisposed, but I had hopes that Jack would bring Jim Revier along. I also had much looser arrangements to see Colin Walker-Robson and Ian Harris. I use to work at Touche Ross with Colin but had not seen him for over thirty years and have never met Ian but was hoping to recognise him from his photos which sometimes accompany his Ged pieces for King Cricket. My antipathy for the mobile phone was going to be a problem.
In the event play commenced on time at 11 am and I was sitting on my own as a respectable sized crowd had assembled, about that for a Rangers reserve match in the good old days. Then there was a dramatic entry onto the terracing at the end of the first over as Jack appeared and I recalled that his ongoing negotiations with London Transport have not succeeded in getting appropriate arrival times for the various modes of conveyance that he employs. Worse was to follow as Jack carried on past me and indicated his chosen seating several rows further down. I had to scoop up all my cricket watching paraphernalia and join Jack already by now comfortably seated alongside Jim Revier, whose earlier arrival I had not spotted.
On day two Somerset had been bowled out for 376 and the Middlesex openers had replied with 139 for 0. Robson and Gubbins started the third morning circumspectly and then continued in this vein which made for some uninspired watching. Both batsmen were apparently putting their personal century milestones ahead of the need to push on if the match was going to be won. In the event Robson was bowled by the innocuous looking Jack Leach on 99 and then Malan went also before lunch. Malan was caught by Trescothick at slip who cut an extrordinary figure since he was wearing leg guards under his trousers and looked as if he might be employing both chest and stomach guards as well. Overall he became an automatic candidate for this year’s fatties eleven. Jim Allenby was also doing duty at slip and he affected a neopolitan colouring scheme for his headgear by wearing a white floppy hat with a cap placed over it topped off with the nowadays unworn sunglasses.
Middlesex added just 71 in the pre lunch session although mercifully Gubbins reached a maiden first class hundred. During the luncheon interval Harry Podmore came onto the ground and bowled at one stump. Maybe he was recovering from injury or perhaps Glamorgan had told him never to return until he could hit an unguarded stump. It was also suggested that perhaps it was quite simply his grandmother’s birthday and he had not missed the celebrations since he was a child. However, he was accompanied by a wicketkeeper wearing one baseball mit and he had a longstop with him. This suggested that they were familiar with Harry’s control and it was not long before the long stop was the busiest of the three. Eventually after about half an hour Harry hit the stump and all three repaired to the Pavilion.
Middlesex’s dreary progress continued after lunch and Gubbins, Voges and Simpson were dismissed. This brought Paul Stirling in at number seven to join James Franklin. Paul Stirling is an established international batsman, albeit for Ireland, and I have only seen him playing with gay abandon at the top of the order in televised limited over matches. I wasn’t surprised to see that he was another candidate for the fatties eleven but was surprised that he played with due care and attention. In fact he played by far the best innings of the day and it was odd that he also fell to Leach after making 85, his best Championship score.
During the afternoon I asked Jack and Jim whether they had received the emails circulating amongst Old Danes requesting information about the staff photo of 1959. Such an exercise is by definition nostalgic and due consideration was given to how Bummer Owen had acquired his nickname.
There were just 91 runs added between lunch and tea and each new batsman appeared to take guard on off stump or even outside. I first saw left handers do this after Graeme Smith had successfully countered Graeme Swann with this approach. But the Middlesex team all seem to want to cover the stumps with their pads as the first step in facing up to the bowler. It means that they have to play across straight deliveries which is a strange approach particularly if, as Middlesex were doing on this occasion, blocking was the order of the day. Four of the Middlesex batsman were given out LBW during the day, for what its worth.
I eventually spotted someone who I thought was probably Colin Walker-Robson and so gingerly waved to him and he came and sat with us for a couple of hours, which invoked more reminiscences. Colin is associated with Teddington CC and has arranged his work commitments these days to facilitate most cricket opportunities. It was good to see him again after such a long break.
Soon after Colin repaired to a bar somewhere Jack started putting his socks on and so I realised that we must be approaching the close of play. The workmen on the Warner stand were still hard at it and the lorries carrying the pre fabricated concrete blocks continued to enter the ground at the Nursery end and then back around along the front of the Grandstand before being unloaded by the giant cranes. It seemed that these guys had worked harder and to better effect than the Middlesex batsmen.
I never did get to meet Ian Harris although I heard from him later that he had looked for me without success. Maybe next visit….
Royal London Matters
The Royal London One Day Cup competition kicked off with some remarkable games.
On 5 June at Taunton Gloucester racked up a middling to lowish total of 260, compiled on the back of 100 from Chris Dent. In reply Somerset stuttered to 198 for 9 but then thanks to an unbroken last wicket partnership between J Overton and Tim Groenewald went on to win the game in the last over.
On 6 June at Trent Bridge Michael Lumb and Ricki Wessels added 342 for the first wicket for Notts against Northants before Wessels fell for 146. Lumb was finally dismissed for 184 as Notts reached 445 from their 50 overs. There were 18 sixes in the Notts innings. In reply Northants reached 209 for 5 when Rossington was out for 97 but then the huge Kleinveldt smote a brutal 128 from just 63 balls including 9 sixes. Northants were eventually all out for 425 with nine balls remaining. Their innings contained 17 sixes. Too many records to enumerate were broken in this run fest.
And then two days later at Trent Bridge, having got his eye in against Northants, Michael Lumb took 133 from 108 balls against Warwickshire. This time mainly thanks to Dan Christian’s 94 from 47 balls Notts reached 415 for 5. In reply Warwickshire made a creditable 379. But it could have been so much better. They had needed to score at over 8 an over throughout and much of their innings was centred around Trott who made a run a ball 100. Had he scored at the required rate, which was achieved by the rest of the batsmen, Warwicks would have won with some comfort. Trott clearly hasn’t changed his spots.
In a televised game at Bristol I watched Chris Dent, in imperious form, make 142 against Hampshire. But his skipper, Michael Klinger outscored him with 166 not out. Gloucester looked as if they may not have capitalized enough on their excellent start in finishing on 352 for 3, but it did prove sufficient as Hampshire closed on 342 for 8.
Minor Counties Matters
The Great Jack Morgan adds to his cricket days count
I went to the lovely Memorial Ground at Burnham to see the Minor Counties Eastern Division Championship (sorry, that should be Unicorns Championship Eastern Division) match between Buckinghamshire and Northumberland which started on June 5th in glorious weather. Bucks were second in the table at the start of play, but 31 points behind the clear leaders Cumberland (how did Cumberland get in the Eastern Division?) and Northumberland were a further 8 points adrift in fifth.
Bucks batted first, Sean Tindale quickly reduced them to 13 for 2, but then an excellent third wicket stand between Shelvin Gumbs and skipper Mike Payne added 124 before Payne departed for an impressive 65 off 112 balls with 12 fours. Gumbs continued to bat well, but the best assistance he got from the other end was 22 from debutant Patrick Castleden. Gumbs finally fell for an extremely valuable 71 off 110 balls with 9 fours and a six and the innings subsided to a disappointing 239 all out from 73 overs.
Paceman Gareth Wade (3-35) and slow left armer Ollie McGee (3-52) took the bowling honours for the visitors, who then started their reply with a steady opening partnership of 86 between Mathew Whaley (47) and James Thompson (50 off 80 balls with 7 fours). There were plenty of runs to follow too for Jack Jessop (77 off 136 balls with 13 fours), skipper and keeper Jarvis Clay (71* off 75 balls with 7 fours), Alex Macqueen (42) and Sameet Brar (34) as the innings closed on 350 for 7. Left arm spinner Saif Zaib was the pick of the home bowlers with 3 for 52.
Bucks were 111 behind when they batted again, but Zaib (43) and Gumbs (67 off 100 balls with 9 fours and 2 sixes) added 109 for the second wicket and other handy contributions came from Payne (30) and Castleden (59 with 7 fours and a six), but it was not enough to set Northumberland (for whom McGee took 3 more wickets for 44) a challenging target and the visitors had plenty of time to knock off the 153 they needed to win. A handful of Bucks offspinners managed to grab 4 wickets, but it was insufficient to disturb a confident display by the visitors as Thompson hit 53 off 72 balls with 7 fours and assistance came from Macqueen, Whaley and Clay as Northumberland deservedly strolled home by 6 wickets soon after 3pm on day three.
The visitors definitely deserved their win, but they might have been a little lucky with the weather: after two brilliant days, it was still fine on day 3, but soon after starting the drive home, I encountered very heavy rain. My only complaint about the trip to Burnham would be the (£2) scorecard / programme, which had not been updated with team changes and coupled with the scoreboard using different numbers to those on the scorecard, I found that I needed a pint of Tippex to correct the multitude of blunders on the card. The main items of interest (for me) in the programme were i) the look back at the same fixture 10 years ago, which Bucks won by 5 wickets, which also clinched the Eastern Division title and their opening batsmen were Keith Medlycott (15 and 42*) and Alex Hales (51 and 5): whatever happened to him? and ii) in 2015, Sam Helm, "promising" younger brother of Middlesex's Tom, was bottom of both the Bucks batting (ave 4.67) and bowling (ave 68.38) averages. Northumberland 24 points, Bucks 5.
King Cricket Matters
Alex Bowden writes
Midway through the first Test, England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves smooshed around all of the various media present, saying the same things to different people. The two main things that he said were that the T20 Blast is “mediocre” and that day-night cricket is coming to England.
We have two very quick points to make and once again, they both hinge on weather. If we sound obsessive, we’re not. It’s just a simple truth that in the absence of giant tarpaulins draped over our grounds, playing cricket in England and Wales demands that we consider atmospheric micturition.
A lot of people want to see the domestic Twenty20 competition played in a block rather than throughout the season. If we consider only the cricket, this makes an awful lot of sense. You’d probably be able to get more big players involved and the competition would hold people’s interest better. Set against that, what if it pisses it down?
It can rain at any time of year in the UK, but sometimes it rains in a block. Sometimes it rains in a block across most of the country and cricket is barely played for a fortnight. What if that fortnight coincides with a large portion of your ‘flagship’ cricket thing? It also seems highly likely that the tournament will be played in August, during the school holidays, which is very much the rainy season in some parts of the country but not others, which seems a tad unfair. We’re not entirely against this idea. We’re just pointing out that designing great cricket tournaments in the UK really isn’t as straightforward as it is in other countries.
We also have reservations about the idea of playing day-night Test cricket in England. In India and Australia, people are quite keen to watch cricket at night because it’s cooler. In England, people generally aren’t – because it’s cooler. British people want to sit in the sun and get moderately shit-faced, don’t they? Maybe they don’t. Maybe they want to turn up after work and get moderately shit-faced while wearing a parka.
Yeah, okay, give it a try. Might as well see what happens, but again we’d like to emphasise that Britain and the British climate really don’t have all that much in common with the rest of the cricket-playing world and sometimes you have treat different things as if they’re different.
Middlesex v Somerset T20 at Lord’s, 23 June 2016
It was EU referendum day. In the future (possibly even before I’m gone) I expect economic and social historians will talk about “pre EU referendum” and “post EU referendum” as watershed points, certainly for the UK, possibly for Europe or even the whole western world. But today was referendum day itself.
It bucketed down with rain first thing, so I got quite a lot of work done while waiting for the rain to subside. I went to the gym mid morning, after the deluge, voted along the way and felt glad that the turnout was apparently very high despite the rain.
A light lunch, a bit more work and then over to Lord’s for a meeting with Richard to review the Middlesex strategy work, ahead of tonight’s televised T20 game. In retrospect, it probably wasn’t the best slot to choose for reviewing a document, as there was lots of to-ing and fro-ing for the match.
But the afternoon and evening did prove a good opportunity to meet some of Richard’s other advisory people; at that early stage Ed Griffiths and later on Ed Villiers. Meeting these two certainly helped prove to me Richard’s technique (not that it needed proving) of surrounding himself with useful informal advisors. In this case it also proved the old maxim that “two Eds are better than one”, although each of those two was most impressive even as a solo act.
Meanwhile I had planned to meet Jez Horne, as indeed we did the previous week, when we had sat in the pavilion under our brollies for some time until the match was abandoned without a ball being bowled. The weather forecast for the evening was again shocking. Jez texted me, initially to say that he would delay leaving the office and then again later to say that the weather situation looked so hopeless that he would go straight home. I didn’t blame him.
It did look pretty hopeless to be honest, but Lord’s dries quickly and efforts are no doubt doubled and redoubled when Sky are there with their expensive crew and equipment. He who pays the piper calls the tune, the cricket decisions, the referendum results…
…anyway, Richard, Ed Griffiths and I decamped to the pavilion, settling on the Committee Room (that’s where we met Ed Villers and also Guy Lavender and his son Jack from Somerset). We waited more in hope than in expectation, especially after another band of rain put paid to some mopping up work and the clock ticked relentlessly on.
But that further band proved to be the last and soon an announcement came that the umpires had agreed to a 75 minute or so match of 9 overs per side.
It was very exciting – here’s the card – Middlesex won on the last ball for those too strung up to click here and live the moment.
After the match I joined the Committee and their guests for a post match drink in the Thomas Lord Suite before heading home to follow the referendum result. More excitement, but not the kind I wanted.
I heard from Mike Cope recently that Bob Hunt, who set up the Old Danes website, died in June.
Old Danes Gathering
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