Wednesday, June 15, 2005


Aussies Flayed by County Side

One of the most extraordinary matches in cricket history

Somerset chased down 342 with 19 balls to spare. This review from Baggy Green in Aus makes no attempt to brush aside the extraordinary nature of the defeat.

And the Aussie skipper was quite clear they wanted to win this warm-up. He said beforehand: "It is probably a pretty important game for us now against Somerset and we've certainly got to try and get whatever we can out of that."

Baggy Green says Somerset rested no players.. but actually they rested all their international bowlers.. Caddick, Johnson (why has he been forgotten by England?) and Nixon McLean!

It should be noted that Kaspar's bowling figures (8-0-89-0) must be amongst the worst ever recorded. A chap called Sneddon went for 105 for NZ against England in 1983 in a ODI. But he bowled 12 overs, and he took a wicket.

Hildreth, the batsman who polished off the Aussies, is a 20-yr old who scored 210 for E-u19s last summer.

All good news!

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