I think it fair to assert that the people best-placed to independently assess the performance of the strip would be the umpires who stood in the game. At the tea break on the second day, as they were coming back onto the ground, I asked the umpires if the track was, "doing much". The reply from both of them was that the ball had jagged about far more the previous week, during Bentleigh's innings. From personal, empirical observation, conducted during that same tea break, by me, I was unable to detect the slightest hint of any indentation caused by the ball hitting the turf. When I said this to the umpires they agreed that this was the case.If they did go down, I would like to know when? Nah, in fact I couldnt really care if they did or didnt. I am sure most who play in this comp know which sides will do the right thing, and those who will play "home ground advantage". I may be hearing shit, as I am getting on, but that then means a Sth Caulfield player who drives past the ground every day is in need of an eye specialist?
I'd be fascinated to find out what that South Caulfield fantasist has to say about the doings in yesterday's match at the same venue, between Bentleigh and Greenvale, where Bentleigh was shot out for 87 in pursuit of 7/365. Let's face it, there is no prerequisite to know anything whatsoever about cricket to play for South Caulfield. That this is so seems not to affect those who know even less about cricket, who repeat odious, ill-considered and misinformed accusations of pitch tampering made by players attached to that club.
Edit: The five second innings Bentleigh wickets which fell on the second day came about because they were flinging the bat in an attempt to accumulate bonus points.