Well he did it. The guy who had scored just 4 centuries for us since joining in 2005 (three of those centuries were last season) has taken Hampshire from a typically perilous position to one where we might actually...win... *yikes!* 512 all out reads even better considering the usual collapse yesterday to something like 129-5. I thought all was lost when Pothas and Cork departed late last night with the score still on 287, and Slug was on 75* with Herath coming in at number 9. Having done a two hour Archaeology exam this morning, I located a computer to try and find out how close Somerset were to our first innings score but low, Slug was still there and Tomlinson was at the other end in at number 10.
"382-8! Please get us to 400, that would be an achievement!"
Little did I know. The pair racked up a 130 run partnership for the ninth wicket, Tommo eventually falling for 42, a fine innings that put most of the top order to shame. Griffiths then hung around, as Slug battered all and sundry, taking the innings to 512, and his own score to a mighty 237*, before Griffiths fell to Compton. Griff made amends for this howler by trapping Tresco lbw for 41, whilst Herath took down the Malaysian, Suppiah, to end Somerset's innings for the day on 104-2, still 408 runs behind.
Of course Somerset will knock up a huge score too, then we'll collpase to hand victory to them on the last day, but please give me this for today, please?
It will be okay
3 months ago