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Re: Overseas Signing ?
chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
27 February, 2019 12:13
I would imagine it is because his first name is Abraham, so I suppose if you shortened it to a more informal user friendly version it would become Abie' or just 'AB'.

 
Re: Overseas Signing ?
Seaxe_man1 (IP Logged)
04 March, 2019 11:44
According to what was stated at The Stuart Law Q and A. An attempt to sign AB was made last year.

As regards red ball. It was also stated that it was unlikely to happen. An overseas player that is.

Reason. Availability for a couple of games and then disappear for three months, not great for dressing room harmony, plus blocks MX young player development.

 
Re: Overseas Signing ?
adelaide (IP Logged)
04 March, 2019 17:10
It does suggest we're not trying too hard to get one. It has the incidental advantage of saving cash, perhaps enabling us to sign AB for the T20?

Hilton Cartwright is probably available.

Surrey apparently tried to get AB, so I think we should declare that AB is true MTWD material.


Adelaide

 
Re: Overseas Signing ?
adelaide (IP Logged)
05 March, 2019 16:01
The thought that has just occurred to me (for 2020 on) is that if the club were to be looking for a player around most of the time whose presence would not disrupt the team, the ideal candidate would be ... Paul Stirling!


Adelaide

 
Re: Overseas Signing ?
Jonathan Winsky (IP Logged)
20 March, 2019 22:10
An article in The Times sandpaper newspaper says that the representatives of Steve Smith have spoken to several counties about the possibility of him playing County Championship cricket before the Ashes. The article (well, the part of the article non-subscribers are allowed to read before the text disappears behind a paywall) names Middlesex as one of the counties who have a vacancy for an overseas player, and although the article doesn’t explicitly say that his representatives have spoken to us, I would have thought that they would have identified us as a potential destination considering we play at Lord’s and have an Australian coach.

 
Re: Overseas Signing ?
BeefyRoberts (IP Logged)
21 March, 2019 10:54
I sincerely hope we are not connected with this cheat,as I,for 1,would not welcome him into our great club.
If,and,of course it's a big IF,we did sign him,I wouldn't applaud any runs he makes or catches taken either.I just don't like the idea on bit.
To be honest,why any county keeps bringing in test players,or any player,before a test series on our shores is still beyond me.
This practice should be stopped,giving opponents the chance to acclimatise before an Ashes series,or any test series.

RANT OVER!



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Re: Overseas Signing ?
WayOutWest (IP Logged)
21 March, 2019 11:29
I whole heartedly agree with Beefy on moral grounds.....however, in cricketing terms would love to have Smith. I am sure a county will take the plunge, be it Middlesex or A.N. Other.

 
Re: Overseas Signing ?
adelaide (IP Logged)
23 March, 2019 13:04
I am disappointed that Durham have appointed Cameron Bancroft as captain. I accept that he was the junior partner and fall guy in Sandpapergate but that seems to show that he did not have the cojones to stand up to the pressure to cheat.

Which makes a farce of Durham's contention:-

"He's proven since returning to first-class cricket over the last few months that he has the mental toughness, skill and attitude to excel at the highest level."

Skill and attitude maybe. Mental toughness? If he had enough of that he would never have participated unless he thought deep down that cheating was OK. So he is either inherently a cheat or he does not have the mental toughness that a captain requires.


Adelaide

 
Re: Overseas Signing ?
Jonathan Winsky (IP Logged)
03 April, 2019 19:18
The Evening Standard report that Middlesex are set to sign New Zealand’s Ross Taylor for their Royal London Cup campaign, so that would be an excellent signing considering he is 3rd in the ODI batting rankings.

Combined with the fact we weren’t that bad in this competition in 2018 - when we reached the halfway stage of the group phase on the back of three straight wins, only for us to then suffer three straight defeats and ultimately come up short of qualification for the knockout stages - and have appointed Stuart Law, the signing of Taylor would make me confident that we could end what I think is a 10-year wait to reach the knockout stages of a limited-overs competition. However, the fact that Eoin Morgan and Paul Stirling are likely to miss the climax of the group stages is likely to be a big blow and may end thwarting our hopes. Oh well, at least we have Dawid Malan, while the other batsmen in our squad are all capable of performing well.

 
Re: Overseas Signing ?
Jonathan Winsky (IP Logged)
05 April, 2019 19:18
It great to hear that it is official that Ross Taylor will play in Middlesex’s Royal London Cup campaign. However, as I assumed he would play in our whole campaign, it is a bit anticlimactic that he will not join until our fourth group match v Surrey at The Oval on Thursday 25th April, although at least he would be available for the play-off and semi-final rounds if we get that far. The official website says “New Zealand's participation in the World Cup will prevent Taylor from being available for the Final”, although I actually see this as a positive, as it suggests that the club have looked into their crystal ball and foreseen that we will actually be in the final!

As Ireland host an ODI v England on Friday 3rd May, with Ireland then playing ODIs v West Indies, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, and England then playing an ODI series v Pakistan, I imagine that the last RLC group match Paul Stirling and Eoin Morgan will be available for will be either v Sussex at Lord’s on Saturday 27th April or v Somerset at Radlett on Wednesday 1st May, which means that Stirlo, Morgan and Taylor are unlikely to play more than three group matches together.

 
Re: Overseas Signing ?
Seaxe_man1 (IP Logged)
06 April, 2019 09:50
Happy to see Ross Taylor listed as our 50 overs overseas player. Excellent record and a very good fielder. As regards the Aussie trio. Can't see Smith or Warner being left out of their Ashes squad. Done their time.

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