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Line up for first championship match
chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
04 March, 2019 13:06
If I remember rightly, Barmy Kev gives a miniscule prize for correctly predicting the line up for the first championship match (this year v Northants, at Northampton, starting 5th April). If tie, batting order, as printed on scorecard. I think correctly naming the official 12th man also counts, although with teams naming squads of 13 or 14 it might be difficult determining '12th man' (as in- he might be the best fielder, but was never likely to make the XI)

I think you only get one shot at it as well, so your first guess is your only guess, so JW will probably wait until April 3rd, in case of any injuries, and clean up, but assuming all fit, I will go for-

Robson
Gubbins
Eskinazi
Malan
Holden
Simpson
Harris
Roland-Jones
Rayner
Murtagh
Fiin

12th man White.

I know I've gone for a 'safe and obvious XI'. There might be a chance we start with White rather than Simpson, or possibly White as an extra batsman instead of Rayner.

Stuart Law seems to have implied we are not looking to sign an overseas player, so I guess the 2019 squad is now complete.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/03/2019 14:39 by BarmierKev.

 
Re: Line up for first championship match
snicko (IP Logged)
04 March, 2019 21:18
Robson
Gubbins
Eskinazi
Malan
Holden
Simpson
Andersson
Harris
Roland-Jones
Helm
Murtagh

12th - Stirling

Can’t see Rayner playing as a specialist spinner at the beginning of April, although his slip catching will be missed.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 04/03/2019 21:23 by snicko.

 
Re: Line up for first championship match
adelaide (IP Logged)
04 March, 2019 21:48
Robson
Gubbins
Eskinazi
Malan
Holden
Simpson
Harris
Roland-Jones
Helm
Murtagh
Finn

12th man Rayner, because his slip catching won't then be missed so much.


Adelaide

 
Re: Line up for first championship match
05 March, 2019 10:17
I don't see any merit in having 5 pace bowlers, yet nor do I see any merit in playing Rayner. Nor do I see Harris as a no. 7.

I would give Andersson a go at no. 7 and on last season's form leave out Finn.

Robson
Gubbins
Eskinazi
Malan
Holden
Simpson
Andersson
Harris
Roland Jones
Helm
Murtagh

12 Rayner

 
Re: Line up for first championship match
BeefyRoberts (IP Logged)
05 March, 2019 12:06
First game is always a challenge to select the 11!
I have gone for
Robson
Gubbins
Eskinazi
Malan
Holden
Simpson
Andersson
Harris
Finn
Helm
Murtagh

12th man..
Toss up between Toby and Ollie!

No Toby?
Slight concern about the comment made with minor shoulder strain,just to be cautious with him.

 
Re: Line up for first championship match
Primrose Hillbilly (IP Logged)
05 March, 2019 19:21
Assumptions : (1) Both Stirlo and Baaadalada are availabe from respectively international duties for Ireland and studies, (2) The Lawman has noted our concerns about over rate, so he relies upon our seamers to both keep on the right side of the clock and do sufficient damage on an early season green - top that we don't need a spinner, although the below gives us both Malan and Stirling to call upon.


We bat deep with Simmo,Harry and Martin Andersson playing as all rounders, and Toby can be as destructive as anyone.

I think Stuart will take the "if they're good enough they're old enough" / "young line and length beats old line and length" approach, so Ethan gets in ahead of Tim, as well as providing a reminder to all that no place is guaranteed.


Gubbins
Robson
Eskinazi
Malan
Holden
Stirling
Simpson
Harris
Andersson
Roland - Jones
Bamber



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/03/2019 19:21 by Primrose Hillbilly.

 
Re: Line up for first championship match
BREARS (IP Logged)
05 March, 2019 21:41
Gubbins
Robson,
Eski
Mal
Maxy,
Simmo,
Stirlo
Andersson
Harris
TRJ
Murts

 
Re: Line up for first championship match
Seaxe_man1 (IP Logged)
19 March, 2019 14:01
Robson
Holden
Gubbo
Mala
Eski
Andersson
Simpson
Harris
Bamber
Finn
Murts
12th man
Stirlo

In April with a damp March preceding, seam is king according to The Lawman.

 
Re: Line up for first championship match
dingy bags (IP Logged)
23 March, 2019 19:34
No one reckon Morgan, as yet?

 
Re: Line up for first championship match
chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
24 March, 2019 08:03
The fact he played in the warm up match might change things.


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