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Signings - the war chest
Discussion started by dingy bags , 15 October, 2019 17:40
Signings - the war chest
dingy bags 15 October, 2019 17:40
Thought it was worth a new thread, after the news about George Scott today.

So far, we've heard about a number of departures, Rayner, Stirling, Barber, Scott, Malan (almost certainly) and only the one arrival, Cummins. Looking at this situation positively, this creates quite a "war chest" of money for signings, over and above what we might pay to recruit Hanscomb. Hard to imagine that we could find three or four players who would be a big success but here's hoping.

Any ideas?

Re: Signings - the war chest
chunkyinargyll 15 October, 2019 17:51
Said it before, but I'll say it again.

From the academy first deals for Walallawita, Hollman, De Caires and Cullen.

None of them will cost much, so still money for Handscomb, plus maybe one other batsman.

We don't really need to strengthen the seam bowling- Murtagh, Cummins, Roland-Jones, Harris, Finn, Helm, Bamber is seven, plus possibly Anderson could play too.

No point having too many just for the sake of it, as whoever misses out only ends up wanting to leave, hence we are better off promoting from the academy as they won't expect to play more than a couple of games (if they are lucky) in their first year.

Re: Signings - the war chest
Seaxe_man1 15 October, 2019 18:55
We need three quality incomers for positions at opener, captain and number 4 and an all rounder at six. Number 4 likely overseas. Ross Taylor career wise could be looking at his options. Don't forget DB in addition to the payroll reduction we have the 1.3 bribe, so quids in.

Re: Signings - the war chest
chunkyinargyll 16 October, 2019 12:09
Deleted- no longer applicable!

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 16/10/2019 12:21 by chunkyinargyll.

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