Wednesday, 25 April 2012

If you're still in doubt...

Anyone still worried about Derbyshire's batting and my assertions regarding the state of wickets across the country should read Nick Hoult's fascinating interview with Mark Ramprakash in today's Telegraph.

Ramprakash says that the wickets are the worst he has ever known in his career.  After 25 years in the game that is quite something...

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3 comments:

Marc said...

After our next two championship games we shall be in mid May,so logic suggests there should be some improvement.

The start of the season was far too early,as anyone with half a braincell could see. The whole fixture list is imbalanced.

By the time we play our second CB40 home game we could be virtually out of the competition. I certainly hope not,but five out of six games away cannot be fair in anyone,s book.

Anonymous said...

Peakfan, your statistical analysis was a tour de force and I found it initially compelling. But who was it who said there are lies, damned lies and statistics? The facts are that we put Leicester in and they scored over 300. We responded with 180, barely scraping past the follow on and having no one in our top 6 get past 30. That cannot be described as anything other than failure. Nor can it be explained away on the basis that pitches in general have been poor this season. Having said all that there is no need to panic and the squad have the ability to put together decent scores consistently. Hopefully that's exactly what they'll do in the future.

Spireite Tim

Peakfan said...

True, Tim, but then we outscored Northants and Glamorgan. No one - including us - can expect the batting to perform every time and I have every confidence the runs will come for the top 6 - and those of other teams - when the conditions improve and render the new ball less a grenade than a juicy jaffa!