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Yorkshire v Derbyshire T20

Steve Dolman
1.82K   //    31 May 2014, 03:58 IST
Alex Lees
Alex Lees

At the start of the summer, I had genuine optimism that we might make a challenge in the four-day game and be improved in T20 cricket.

How wrong was I? We start June with no wins in any first team cricket and the T20, after four matches, might as well be used to try out players from now on. 

I'm prepared to be patient, to allow the coaching structure to bed in and to await the changes in personnel that happens in the coming close season, but one wonders if there is more that could go wrong.

This time our opening bowlers are stuck in traffic and don't get to the game in time, so the side effectively picks itself and after a bright start of 33 from three overs, we limp to only 127, adding only 94 from the last seventeen overs.

Yorkshire, somewhat unsurprisingly, cruised to victory with six overs to spare and our status as the worst T20 side in the country, one cultivated over several summers now, appears to be intact for one more at the very least.

The skipper tried his best, as always, but I'm really clutching at straws to find positives right now.

More over the weekend.

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Steve Dolman
I work in retail and have been published in the Derbyshire Cricket Yearbook, as well as having a book in print on a different subject.
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