Crowley’s Billings are back on the pitch, but I wish they weren’t, because Milnes is taking advantage of the horrible pitch.
count Multiply 144 for 7 (Cox 32 *) گلامورگان 104 (Mills 5-22) at 40 thighs
The T20 draw on the same day Wales clashed with Turkey was bad enough and should be avoided. To begin with at the same time owed something to misfortune, which was forced on Glamorgan by a bad performance board and the recognition that the previous race had ended in bad light. Also, competing in a two-step process of unreliable exaggeration – another type of turkey – did not convince those cricket or football-hating fans that they had made the right decision to attend.
Of course, instinct is weakened by mistrust, especially when today’s players expect the T20 pitches to be right. Cricket pitches are natural and changeable and allow for interesting and credible experiments with hybrid pitches, as they may always be. Also, not every game should end between 200 and 200 – good bowlers have a chance of success. But this was not a match dominated by skilled bowlers, it was just a cricket game in which the bowlers – every bowler – were probably lucky.
Glamorgan does not sometimes have many levels of loneliness in production: this is an overview. Overall, the T20 Blast is trying to make its mark in the summer when the 100 launches and every night is sword-wielding entertainment. When Welsh Fire is the name of the top of the home locker room, produce this type of land and there will be a secret investigation by the European Central Bank. Contact me pessimistically, but they have probably booked the best land available.
These observations may have been made before.
Two six-in-a-half Billings vs. midfield against Andrew Salter (if Kieran Carlson was on the ropes, he might have intervened) in a match with 22 boundaries in 38 games was the dominant bat of the night. His first roundtable was not done in a timely manner, so Salter threw another one, as if to practice.
Labusagen also took two smart wickets, cut Jack Ling trapped in the wicket, and then tossed one out of the middle for Darren Stevens, who had made time for a couple, to deep cover. To choose.
Labusagen is statistically thought to have failed to explode for the first time this season, but in fact his 22 was the second-highest score in Glamorgan’s response, with only a few late-night chants from James Weigel after his heart sank. Lost, left behind. They have left their initiatives. But at least Aaron Ramsey, 3,000 miles from the Baku Olympic Stadium, made the night worthwhile for the host.
David Hops writes for City Cricket for ESPNcricinfodavidkhopps