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So here's a bit of Clarity
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05 September, 2017 13:27
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/09/2017 15:18 by Grockle.

 
Re: So here's a bit of Clarity
Tom Seymour (IP Logged)
05 September, 2017 17:17
Clarity? Not much.

When our future in the CC for 2018 is set in stone, I suspect that there may well be other announcements forthcoming from the club.

Are there other players whose contracts are up this year and who have neither been offered new ones nor been sent on their way?

We need a fresh start and IMO still have too much baggage on the books.

(Sm48)

 
Re: So here's a bit of Clarity
chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
05 September, 2017 17:29
Surprised there is no news one way or the other on Josh Davey.

No new deal yet, but release not announced (yet) either.

Maybe keep the poor bloke hanging in mid air a little while longer. If one or two bowlers get injured he might still be needed, so I suppose he'll have to wait a few more weeks before learning his fate.

 
Re: So here's a bit of Clarity
Grockle (IP Logged)
05 September, 2017 18:16
And he may be playing a waiting game himself Chunky.

He has a semi decent white ball rep as a minor international and could be one waiting for a definitive position regarding Somerset in the CC.


You keep mentioning this baggage Tom.

But as those you defined earlier - Marcus, the Overton's Lewis(?) seems to have been confirmed I'm not sure who you are on about.

Are some of the caretaking staff not doing their job properly? Stewards?

Or are they going to be the playing staff because you've sacked everyone else?

When has this 'all out sack the bloody lot of 'em' policy

1) been used before or 2) worked

I can't even start to bother to ask about where the replacements are going to come from or how that is going to solve absolutely anything. No point really. You have no solutions just irrational and unrealistic demands that take us nowhere.



(Sm72)

 
Re: So here's a bit of Clarity
AGod (IP Logged)
05 September, 2017 18:29
I have no idea what resources, if any, will be available for recruitment over the winter but it's pretty obvious that reinforcements are required and all the more so should we somehow save ourselves.

Most obviously the top three must be addressed...and part of that will involve making a decision on Tom Abell - is he a top three player or a number five? If he's going to stay at five then we shall have only the extremely old and the extremely inexperienced as candidates to bat in the top three as things stand (Tresco, Eddie, Rouse, Bartlett).

It will probably also be obvious that more depth is needed in the pace bowling department as all of LG, JO and youngsters Sale and Green are very injury prone. Probably, bringing in an extra experienced seamer would be a good move.

No doubt we'll try to sign an overseas top three batsman but I feel that two new recruits will be needed there if Abell is going to stay at five.

So I make that three new recruits needed for red ball cricket.

 
Re: So here's a bit of Clarity
Roger ivanhoe (IP Logged)
05 September, 2017 19:13
Johann Myburgh as Cricket Professional at Farmington College in Suffolk, he will also be coaching Rugby and Golf.

So will not leave much time for playing for Somerset, unless the College is prepared to give him the summer of 2018 off.

 
Re: So here's a bit of Clarity
Ronniesabre (IP Logged)
05 September, 2017 19:17
Typical remark . All bluster and slagging and nothing to offer . And thinks he's " the man" hahahaha

 
Re: So here's a bit of Clarity
Grockle (IP Logged)
05 September, 2017 20:06
Suffolk isn't just up the road. Is this the job he has been doing part-time this year Roger?

If so they did give him time off but I think the decision was to make it long term and permanent (though I don't know where the authority for that came from now).

I don't think Johann will be about for us next year personally but until someone confirms it you can never be sure I suppose and he is about now which seems a little strange if he is planning to go East.



(Sm72)

 
Re: So here's a bit of Clarity
deanjones (IP Logged)
05 September, 2017 20:34
interesting to see the 3 players released are 3 players maynard signed !! one has to ask is he a good judge of a player here? what I can see he has taken the club backwards I don't believe the team or fans really support him, giving him a extended contract was a big mistake by a committee who were taken in by a run of results at the end of the last season when the spinners ruled at taunton. not able to sign a overseas player bs!! if you want to save the club get him out !! relegation if it happens ( it will ) should be his cue to resign. the local jones boy

 
Re: So here's a bit of Clarity
Ronniesabre (IP Logged)
05 September, 2017 20:46
Omg!!! Yes sir!!

 
Re: So here's a bit of Clarity
Roger ivanhoe (IP Logged)
05 September, 2017 21:08
Not really sure Grockle, here is the link to the announcement.


See Here

 
Re: So here's a bit of Clarity
Angell Face (IP Logged)
06 September, 2017 08:04
Looks like a full time job to me. He's served us well in his time here.

 
Re: So here's a bit of Clarity
Shepton Paul 2 (IP Logged)
06 September, 2017 08:26
That's dated September 2016, and isn't really clear on any availability to SCCC past, present or future.

 
Re: So here's a bit of Clarity
AGod (IP Logged)
06 September, 2017 09:46
Is this the type of college that operates a university type timetable? If so, there'd be a long summer holiday and it would, presumably, be up to Mybs how he opted to spend such holiday. I think the university holidays are a good three months or so, if I remember rightly?

On the other hand, if it's a boarding college where the poor inmates are there all year, then he may get no such break.

 
Re: So here's a bit of Clarity
chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
06 September, 2017 09:50
Sport coaching is not an academic subject (says he stating the bloomin' obvious) so I wouldn't think there would be any great problem in Myburgh missing the first couple of weeks of term.

Maybe Maynard will have to pay £100 fine, or whatever it is if you take your kids on holiday during term time.

 
Re: So here's a bit of Clarity
barndoorio (IP Logged)
06 September, 2017 10:09
What's the 'doors closing' bit on Ryan Davies? He seemed to be pretty impressive with the gloves last year, and was starting to show real promise with the bat.

Has his 2nd XI form been poor?

 
Re: So here's a bit of Clarity
AGod (IP Logged)
06 September, 2017 10:16
I doubt he settled in the area. I don't think he was helped by Mr Maynard's absolutely daft 'guarantee,' to him of a first-team place when first he joined Somerset. This cannot possibly have impressed the rest of the squad (the issuing of such a guarantee). Not RD's fault, of course.

He was signed, in lieu of Michael Bates, on the basis that Bates's batting hadn't been good enough and yet Davies had very little experience and in very limited appearances had managed to average all of six for Kent in Div Two (!). I think this also put his batting under premature pressure (way before it had developed to the point where it could withstand the pressure) and Maynard also batted him far too high in the line-up, which was an exercise in nothing more than wishful thinking, on MM's part (Matthew batted him where he hoped he would be capable of batting, rather than in a position that we he was capable of batting in).

So I feel a bit sorry for the guy as I thought he was a strange signing at the time and then I think he was managed in such a way that put extra pressure on him.

The signing of Steven Davies was, I think, a tacit admission on the part of Mr Maynard that he had got this wrong. I never bought the idea that would RD would still be 'one for the future,' after we had signed SD as SD probably has a good 7-8 years left in him.

I wish RD well in his future.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 06/09/2017 10:24 by AGod.

 
Re: So here's a bit of Clarity
barndoorio (IP Logged)
06 September, 2017 10:33
Time for Tom to start hitting out I suspect, he's played a valuable knock for sure here, which on paper(monitor) looks like a real step forward from earlier in season.

 
Re: So here's a bit of Clarity
Grockle (IP Logged)
06 September, 2017 11:24
Three years in and shock horror 3 players leaving were signed while DoC was here!!.

One after 3 years - did anyone expect much more from Jim whatever his level of performance was going to be?

One as a fringe player and possible T20 specialist. Dom comes through (in the same time as DoC has been here?) may have had an effect plus out T20 performances.

Third player requests to leave - not sure he would have been released? But again Banton and Byrom coming through in the last few years (MM in charge) may also have made that a good move.

I have no problem with people not being happy with the DoC..... but please.... players leave..... some haven't done well... Dean Elgar has left.... in the DoC's 3 years.... and? Others are staying..... Davies?

It is what happens in cricket clubs. Significant leavers? Significant signings? Well that's opinion I suppose



(Sm72)

 
Re: So here's a bit of Clarity
deanjones (IP Logged)
06 September, 2017 11:39
kraigg Brathwaite signing for yorks?! did he not fit the maynard criteria ? someone to bat in the top 3 ! is there a plan here ? one has to ask .

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