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Robbie White joins Essex on loan
Fozzie (IP Logged)
10 April, 2019 11:51
Robbie White has joined Essex on a 2 month loan to replace the injured Adam Wheater. A chance for him to get an unbroken run of 1st XI games and some useful experience.

Here's the link to the club website.

Re: Robbie White joins Essex on loan
Jonathan Winsky (IP Logged)
10 April, 2019 19:21
I imagine that when it was announced that Adam Wheater would be unavailable for several of Essex’s upcoming matches, many people expected that the role of their wicket-keeper would go to whoever performs that role for their 2nd XI. However, it turns out that that player is Michael Pepper, who is recovering from an appendix removal operation. Well, when Dr. Pepper is unavailable, it makes sense to instead go for an R White.

As Robbie White has scored heavily for Middlesex’s 2nd XI in the last couple of years, I was hopeful that he would have scored more than 71 runs from the five County Championship appearances he was afforded in 2018. Because of those performances, I was uncertain whether he had done enough to give himself a good chance of making further 1st XI appearances in 2019. Therefore, it is very beneficial for his career that he will get an unexpected opportunity to play 1st XI cricket for Essex over the next couple of months, and in division one of the County Championship too. Hopefully he will get lots of runs under his belt there, and also impress with his keeping.

Unlike the loan of Tom Lace - who can also keep wicket, but has yet to do so in 1st XI cricket - from Middlesex to Derbyshire, we have not insisted that White cannot play in matches against us, which means that White will play for Essex v Middlesex in the Royal London Cup at Chelmsford on Good Friday 19th April. Part of me says that we should say that he can’t play against, as that would have forced Essex to start scrambling around their youth set-up or give the gloves to someone who does not ordinarily keep wicket. However, another part of me says that it may have scuppered the loan had we had this attitude, which wouldn’t have done White any favours.

Re: Robbie White joins Essex on loan
Seaxe_man1 (IP Logged)
10 April, 2019 22:23
JW. Suspect had we said that. Essex would have looked elsewhere. Good experience.

Re: Robbie White joins Essex on loan
fivestar (IP Logged)
15 April, 2019 09:06
Feel for Robbie, Right player Wrong County Wrong time!!

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