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Farmer White (IP Logged)
03 January, 2018 11:44
For anyone with a quarter of an hour to spare to get the new year going with a blast from the not too distant past this is worth a listen.


A reminiscing Andy Caddick looks back over his Test career. He gets his decades mixed up towards the end but a pretty balanced assessment of his own career.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/01/2018 08:54 by Grockle.

Re: 2018 SCCC Players Old and New
wsm fan (IP Logged)
05 January, 2018 16:19
Champo team for April 20.....

Tres Eddie Cam Hildy Tom SD Lewis Craig Jamie Jack Tim

So spares.....
Batters Tregs Rouse George
Keeper Banton
Bowlers Davey Van Meek Dom Rvdm (Max)

Cooper says no more raging turners so seam bowling a little light with Craig likely to miss half at least? Lewis & Jamie coming back from injuries, plus Jack & Dom both in thick of lions stuff.

Re: 2018 SCCC Players Old and New
Grockle (IP Logged)
05 January, 2018 17:13
Yep seam is light even with Josh as backup.

Jamie injured and we are very light if Cove becomes unavailable. Either we are expecting some of our young guys to step up ( a little early I would suggest) or we could do with looking at backup options pre season.

We'll see what the plans may be at the AGM I expect.


Re: 2018 SCCC Players Old and New
wsm fan (IP Logged)
05 January, 2018 17:36
At AGM we'll be given rosiest scenario.
Craig Jamie Lewis Timmy G Davey Van Meek Jack Dom RVDM.
On paper sounds ok.
Reality is.....
Craig VERY likely to play 7 or 8 max.
He may easily not even be ours by May if England give him a contract.
Jamie IS fully fit.
Irrelevant in early Jan i agree but no reason he wont be flying in Apr20.
However with England clear need for 90mph if he stays fit & firing Apr May Jun lions & more will come calling.
I predict less "Overton" champo appearances in 2018 than 2017.
Add to the fact we are told no more turners we need more seam bowling not less.
ECB have only given us 3 homes after June12 anyway so stops us really in our late season turner policy too

Re: 2018 SCCC Players Old and New
mikeindex (IP Logged)
06 January, 2018 00:30
I don't think I would omit Dom from the Championship team at any stage of the season unless he is injured or suffers a serious loss of form.
This boy is one of the most spectacular new prospects the county game has seen in decades and he and Jack complement each other perfectly.
I have no problem with playing more than one spinner in a county side, even prior to August. I seem to recall East/Acfield, Emburey/Edmonds, Cope/Carrick and (going back a bit further) Wilson/Illingworth having their good days, to name but a few.

Re: 2018 SCCC Players Old and New
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
06 January, 2018 11:48
I agree with all of that, Mikeindex, and would add another great spinning pair, Hazell and Lawrence.


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Re: 2018 SCCC Players Old and New
Clarence Parker (IP Logged)
06 January, 2018 12:42
I would agree if only county cricket was still played on uncovered pitches.

Re: 2018 SCCC Players Old and New
Grockle (IP Logged)
13 January, 2018 07:06
Watching the excellent 6 minute highlight video of the 2005 T20 semi against Leics just up on the official Twitter feed, I was surprised to see that Jim Allenby was playing for the Foxes as well as Charl Willoughby. A much trimmer James I have to say.


Re: 2018 SCCC Players Old and New
Grockle (IP Logged)
14 January, 2018 10:54
Jos Buttler 100 ODIs.... that came up quickly didn't it.


Re: 2018 SCCC Players Old and New
Shepton Paul 2 (IP Logged)
16 January, 2018 11:36
Lewis Gregory confirmed as our T20 captain for 2018.

Following on (IP Logged)
16 January, 2018 11:46
Assuming LG's injury issues have been resolved a good appointment, IMHO.

Grockle (IP Logged)
16 January, 2018 12:01
Why did it take sooooo long for this?


AGod (IP Logged)
17 January, 2018 08:22
Maybe they were gathering various medical opinions as to the likelihood of his procedure fixing his issues? Not much point appointing a captain if you're not confident he can get on the park.

Grockle (IP Logged)
17 January, 2018 11:43
They seemed pretty confident before Christmas that this had done the job. But I take your point.


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