I don't think their pace is really the point though; Tremlett is obviously a better bowler than Woakes, even if he has declined a bit. My original point was that I don't really think it would've mattered at The Oval on Day 1 and that Tremlett would've likely had a similar return.
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Originally Posted by Jeffrey Tucker
Tremlett wouldn't be batting at six either. Woakes and Tremlett were never fighting against each other for a spot really, Woakes was a beneficiary of Kerrigan being picked over Tremlett.
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Anyway, Somerset incredibly lucky. We're so awful this year, hopefully Durham can thrash Surrey.
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Yeah, Bears haven't deserved to be any higher in the table but weather has killed our hopes here and at Headingley. Need to focus on rebuilding our batting line-up for next year, especially if Woakes is in England's thoughts.
The only comment I've made is that cabinet on Tremlett's pace is GF-on-Watson-esque. It's boring. We get it. My point was its not even true. Yeah Tremlett's had some games where he's only just tipped 80mph. So has Woakes. Tremlett's also been appreciably quicker than low 80s at times too and probably so has Woakes. It's a nothing point and a bull**** way of saying 'Tremlett doesn't have the same pace he used to'
Will be a travesty if rains saves Slurry tomorrow.
Our OD bowling stocks not looking any more promising.
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