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Pick your team for the opener on Saturday .... please show your workings!
After the friendly against Gloucestershire and given that Bess, Leach, Banton and Gregory are unavailable I would go for:
Byrom, Abell, Hildreth, Davies (WK) and Bartlett pick themselves - then either Green or Lammonby to open with Byrom - probably go with Lammonby as he gives us another seam bowling option
Davey, COVE, JOVE, Brooks, Gilchrist
Difficult one except that Davey and COVE must be certainties - I would be tempted to leave out Brooks (JOVE's extra pace & Gilchrist has impressed in the friendly)
David - that would be my preferred team as well. Nathan Gilchrist did impress in the game v Gloucester and Tom Lammonby’s bowling gives him the edge over Ben Green
My XI for tomorrow
Byrom, Lammonby, Abell (c), Hildreth, Bartlett, Davies (w), van der Merwe, C Overton, J Overton, Davey, Brooks
A day overshadowed by the imminent departure of Jamie Overton ended up far better than anyone could have expected and puts us in a very strong position going into day two
How confident is everyone feeling ahead of the fourth day? Win by lunch, by tea?
I think we will win inside the first session with Jamie O taking a five for, just to rub in how much we will miss him!!!
Wish I’d put some money on this now 😂
Brendon - you'll get a mention in the match report though - some consolation!