SOD Div 1 S27

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Re: SOD Div 1 S27

Postby conradij » Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:45 pm

Krypto wrote:Some really hardcore games today with interesting results, starting to find my feet, amazing opposition and really tough games. Seriously can't wait for rtj write up. We'll played Pest, I was lucky today you played a hard game...


Bit of a disaster for me this week, lost in T20 and now a bonus point loss to rtj. Haven't quite got the balance right in my batting and my bowling is a bit of a mess. Now to decide whether I need to tweak or do something more drastic. Having said that the Wyverns out played me and demonstrated again how effective specialist bowlers can be.
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Re: SOD Div 1 S27

Postby Krypto » Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:56 pm

Pro as always I watch your games with interest. You have a ridicoulas squad and as I discovered last year small things in this leugue leads to frustrating results. Things like form of the player and fitness is huge.

That being said I feel our opposition this season is even more skilled and have the finer things down and play to a game plan. Rtj is one of the best strategists in this game next to Tonks and Luna imo. Mike in recent times is getting up there aswell imo, you and Stom are close aswell so there isn't any leaway. I'm sure you'll bounce back quicker than I did last season.
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Re: SOD Div 1 S27

Postby rtj45 » Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:30 pm

Goodness! That was eventful!

Let's kick things off in round 2 at Waldron where a spirited Perry Pirates were put into bat. Some lusty top order blows helped Perry to a brisk start but clusters of quick wickets halted progress and Perry ended up on a rather under par 239. In response Waldron got there with a bonus point win, Anderton was the pivotal player for Waldron with a classy 116*. Perry's team seem a little off the pace early in the season and will really need to dust themselves off and start getting some wins.

Pest CCC travelled to South Africa to take on the KryptoKnights. Krypto's well balanced 11 look a strong unit this season and looked a good challenge for the rebalanced champions. A big total of 287 was amassed by the challengers courtesy of a top knock of 123 from Fouche. However, the pitch was favourable to batting and Pest's line up is easily capable of chasing any score on their day. Krypto's bowlers had other plans and made inroads into the top order and even got Wijeratne out for a mere 56! Some late rearguard from Laurence and the tail got Pest CCC a losing bp. Opperman (aptly changes to superman on autocorrect) took 4 key wickets for just 35 runs. A very big win for Krypto who have now put 2 good sides to bed. Pest CCC's slight rebuild has seemed to open up some batting frailties and their heavy reliance on wijeratne seems to weigh on his shoulders even more so this season.

Pro Crastinators were put into bat by newly promoted West Row and some steady progress saw the match very evenly balanced in its early stages. Truelove was run out in an unfortunate turn of events but Fagan and Stokes steadied the ship, but never fully pulled away. Reardon eventually got the crucial wicket of Stokes just as he looked to be accelerating and Ireland who bowled brilliantly all day soon accounted for the dangerous duo of Mncwabe and Rhodes. In an instant the match had turned on its head. A few scratchy overs later Bathurst decided to clean up with 6/46 and pro crastinators fell short on a mere 238. In response, a very cagey start saw Ferguson and Foster fall early. Donaldson joined captain Hardman at the crease. A large and very important partnership formed at good pace which all but killed the game. Donaldson then decided that winning wasnt enough and a bp would be much better. Naigoo amongst others were put to the sword and Donaldson (the new Wijeratne) got his 2nd 100 in as many matches to put the match to an end in emphatic fashion. Quite the statement from new boys West Row and that's 10 points in 2 matches.

Finally, in what will surely be the biggest upset of the season, Setemares beat Chester?!? Yes you read that right! Chester batted first and tried to hit Setemares bowlers to Mars. They did a fairly good job of it, mainly through Richmond, however the aggressive approach saw many wickets fall cheaply. Chester still finished on a respectable 303. Setemares then went to the publishing company, reprinted the script, and drank about 100 red bulls, stepped out into the middle and gave the Chester bowlers a good bashing, but they ultimatelt had to rely on their best player Jones for some magic. 113* from 64 balls says it all. And that was that, 4 points stolen by the relegation certainties! Wow.

Next week Chester have some respite from their tough fixture list by travelling away to reigning champions Pest CCC :lol: . Krypto should add to their strong start against the whipping boys Setemares (maybe not whipping boys anymore!). West Row hold a clash of the old boys against Waldron and Pro Crastinators have a good chance to redeem themselves against Perry Pirates.

Team of the round

1. Anderton (Waldron) - 116* (107)
2. Richmond (Chester Ducks) - 135(89)
3. Fouche (Krypto) - 123 (108)
4. Donaldson (West Row) - 110* (78)
5. Jones (Setemares) - 113* (64)
6. Fagan (Pro Crastinators) - 109 (138)
7. Chopra (Pest CCC) - 3/54
8. Opperman (Krypto) - 4/35
9. Ireland (West Row) - 2/30
10. Panjwani (Waldron) - 1/33
11. Bathurst (West Row) - 6/46
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Re: SOD Div 1 S27

Postby Krypto » Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:10 pm

Was not disappointed, great read.

I also want my team to drink 20 red bulls. Needed that mid week in my t20 when thrashed by Mike's team. Also love the auto correct chirp, Opperman is a very handy all rounder, and today he made my day, match winning Performance that by getting both openers.

Only 2 games in and the leugue shows its unpredictable. I am just relieved to get some results my way, was a very hard season last season and I felt my highest trained players heavily under performed.
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Re: SOD Div 1 S27

Postby mike778 » Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:13 pm

Bad day at the office ...

Bit complacent with the batting orders and an over-aggressive MAS so probably should have scored a bit more but bit of a shocker our bowlers couldn;t defend it. Oh well ... best off pretending that one never happened.
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Re: SOD Div 1 S27

Postby Stomalomalus » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:58 am

Cheers.

Luckily, I'm pretty sure I know where our problems lie right now. Fixing them is a different issue, but at least I know they exist!

No need to panic after one loss, we're going to be in for a really good season, imo.
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Re: SOD Div 1 S27

Postby rtj45 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:29 pm

Wow this league... getting interesting!!!
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Re: SOD Div 1 S27

Postby mike778 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:31 pm

You and Krypto breaking clear at the moment.
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Re: SOD Div 1 S27

Postby Stomalomalus » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:57 pm

mike778 wrote:You and Krypto breaking clear at the moment.


I don't think it's going to last...

I need to reconfigure. Not having the best of it so far, but I think I identified why today. Solid but unspectacular knocks from Wij and Malone let down by everyone else pretty much. And after I thought I'd done OK with the ball.

Back to the drawing board for next week.
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Re: SOD Div 1 S27

Postby conradij » Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:09 pm

Stomalomalus wrote:
mike778 wrote:You and Krypto breaking clear at the moment.


I don't think it's going to last...


Hmm... not sure, it's a decent headstart, particularly for West Row Wyverns who can devote all efforts (and budget) to OD


I managed to mess up twice in my game. Awful batting put me in a desperate situation, which was partly salvaged with unexpected batting from my number 11 Sandrasagra; who then failed to do what he was supposed to as a tail clearer, letting Perry Pirates win by one wicket :cry:

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