Apologies for the digging around the container. Just couldn’t help myself. But the ground is hard at the moment so I’ll leave any more tunneling for the time being.
That hard ground favours the batters. And have you seen the short park-side boundary for the twos? A day for 2nd team batters. And the third team deck should play well.
With temperatures above ground reaching the mid 20s pick batters with some fitness. All that running singles looks like hard work to me.
I hear Lee Newton and James Borman are 12th men. So you might want to leave your transfers right up to the deadline in case there are any warm-up injuries.
My physio contact tells me that Lee Newton and Oliver Ives are back in the mix for this coming Saturday.
Adam “Sixer” Munday also returns after a severe case of I-think-spurs-could-win-this-itis.
Big hitting by the 2s in the nets on Monday.
Seamers skidding the ball through on Tuesday.
Colts bowlers and batters on an even footing later in week.
Green top specialists and boofers coming out on top Saturday.
How late do you dare make your transfers? The deadline is mid-day on Saturday. Transfer earlier and you might regret it. Get distracted or a bad phone signal and you might miss out altogether.
Us moles don’t really see the effect of rain until a day or so after it has soaked in. But yesterday’s flat tracks – are they being affected by the odd shower that is rolling through the Brentwood area this morning?
And what about late pull outs? Arun Gauthum withdrew early in the week to catch up on revision. Greg Larkin withdrew a bit later when he heard he’d be getting a Wanstead tea rather than Ma Larkins‘ perfick offering. Lewis Southcott and Alan Moreton come up to the thirds, with Ciaran Dunleavy coming into the 4s and Sukanda Maitra making his debut.
I hear people asking ‘Can the youngsters make it in the 4th XI’? Well, the view from the mole hill is:
- They struggled last week on a deck with balls lifting off a length.
- On Sunday the U13s won 20/20 match by an innings and 100 runs (!!)
- The sun will be baking the 3rd team deck this week.
- They’ll be up against a struggling Gidea Park and Romford.
Asmat, Neil and Tahir are yet to take a decent haul this season. But this talpa europeda backs them to be deliver you fantasy points come Saturday.
And Cap’n Southcott – expect to see some slow brewed, (alcohol removed) flat track bullying when back on home field this weekend.