Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Could go their way...could go ours

An awful lot more overs were bowled today than I expected, though it was still only 45, and neither side used those overs to decisively seize the initiative.

Schofield notched his first half century of the season, and for some time now his batting has far outstripped his bowling - though it remains to be seen whether he has rediscovered any of his zip with the ball when he gets his chance tomorrow.

With Glamorgan ending the day on 72-2, and with Maynard and Allenby still to bat, Surrey will have to work very hard to get themselves into a matchwinning position.  The best chance would obviously be to dismiss Glamorgan for 230 and enforce the follow on, but with just 158 runs between them and that target, Glamorgan are well placed to avoid it.

It sounds from the various reporters at the ground as if Tremlett was bang on song again, which is a relief after his brief sojourn into mediocrity in the CB40 games, but Dernbach and Meaker were less convincing, although the latter did account for dangerman Cosgrove.  Dernbach was at least frugal in his 8 overs.

You have to think, after Cosker's four-for, that Schofield and Batty will have to play a big role in bowling Glamorgan out twice - and bowling averages of 48 and 39 respectively does not bode well for that, but I hope they prove me well and truly wrong!

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