Slater Falls Short Again

Slater Falls Short Again

Post by Glen Camarlingh » Sun, 04 Oct 1998 04:00:00


    Have you ever notice hoe Michael Slater tends to score a century and
then gets out in the last session just before stumps?  Here are several
cases in point.

    152 v England at Lords.  Dismissed on the first day with the score at
260 with the stumps score of 1-292.
    168 v NZ at Hobart.  Second out at 300 on the first day with the stumps
score of 2-329.
    176 v England at Brisbane.  Third out at 304 on the first day with the
stumps score of 4-329.
    124 v England at Perth.  Third out with the score at 238 on the first
day with the stumps score of 4-284.
    108 v Pakistan at Rawalpindi.  Fourth out at 225 on the second day with
the stumps score of 4-237.

    Five out of his eight Test hundreds have ended this way.  The only time
he has ended the day undefeated on a hundred was his double century against
Sri Lanka when he was 189.  He also has that Brian Lara habit of only
getting out to shots he was trying to score runs off.  These are only mild
criticisms of what were all high-class innings.  I just find it curious that
Slater has this habit of getting out within an hour of stumps even though he
is well set.

--
Glen Camarlinghi

White Rock
Queensland
Australia

 
 
 

Slater Falls Short Again

Post by Mike Jone » Tue, 06 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Interesting comment. Slater is not the only one to suffer from this though.
You'll find by looking at stats from various openers that this is quite common.
It's not surprising given the concentration required for a full day at the
crease it's that it lapses at the end of the last session.

He looked damn tired to me when he was out which was also not surprising in that
heat.

Slater has scored 329 runs in two innings. Not bad I'd say. His effort in
Rawalpindi was an extremely disciplined innings which helped Aust out of all
sorts of trouble. There are many who might argue that he never had it in him. It
seems he does.

Well done Mick, keep it up.

Cheers

Mike

Quote:

>     Have you ever notice hoe Michael Slater tends to score a century and
> then gets out in the last session just before stumps?  Here are several
> cases in point.

>     152 v England at Lords.  Dismissed on the first day with the score at
> 260 with the stumps score of 1-292.
>     168 v NZ at Hobart.  Second out at 300 on the first day with the stumps
> score of 2-329.
>     176 v England at Brisbane.  Third out at 304 on the first day with the
> stumps score of 4-329.
>     124 v England at Perth.  Third out with the score at 238 on the first
> day with the stumps score of 4-284.
>     108 v Pakistan at Rawalpindi.  Fourth out at 225 on the second day with
> the stumps score of 4-237.

>     Five out of his eight Test hundreds have ended this way.  The only time
> he has ended the day undefeated on a hundred was his double century against
> Sri Lanka when he was 189.  He also has that Brian Lara habit of only
> getting out to shots he was trying to score runs off.  These are only mild
> criticisms of what were all high-class innings.  I just find it curious that
> Slater has this habit of getting out within an hour of stumps even though he
> is well set.

> --
> Glen Camarlinghi

> White Rock
> Queensland
> Australia


 
 
 

Slater Falls Short Again

Post by Pet » Wed, 07 Oct 1998 04:00:00

later's enforced absence from Test Cricket for the last two years or
so has done him a world of good.  Presumably Matthew Elliot's will do
the same, supposing he returns when our leader decides to hang up the
boots (and commentate on Channell 9 like our previous captains, or
maybe 7, or better still the ABC radio commentary team)