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A Graves Situation
Discussion started by Middlesex till we die , 09 November, 2019 23:04
A Graves Situation
Middlesex till we die 09 November, 2019 23:04
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 22/12/2019 17:27 by BarmierKev.

Re: A Graves Situation
BarmierKev 09 November, 2019 23:12
Many thanks Beefy for sharing.  I found these updates fascinating and depressing. There is a lot here to take in. Feel free to add your thoughts on any aspects of this piece.

Barmy Kev
I'm only here for the tele

Re: A Graves Situation
adelaide 10 November, 2019 01:10
There should be a report or response by the committee in normal circumstance but I don't know what happens if an election is called after evidence has been taken. After all, none of the committee members might not be on the post-election committee (or even MPs).


Re: A Graves Situation
BeefyRoberts 10 November, 2019 08:03
Claire Conner was also in attendance representing ladies cricket on first session,along with Lord Patel from Bradford. Also a representative of Chance to Shine (apology for forgetting her name) in 2nd session.
All from 1st session sat on back row of public area to listen to the real truth in 2nd session.

I really fear for County Cricket,as we all know more has been released since the meeting took place,and the rocky road is just beginning.

Re: A Graves Situation
Seaxe_man1 10 November, 2019 11:35
Thanks for the information and your time Beefy reporting on two cricket politicians with the usual evasions.

Re: A Graves Situation
Seaxe_man1 12 November, 2019 18:39
Are there too many counties Beefy, has to be from a media hack with shares in a development company. Sky are such a lobby. One of their employees, Atherton, I recall, saying that on interview. His view was six playing ten games was ideal , as in his view, talent was spread too thinly. Plus much more space for practice etc or maybe a round of golf. Would salaries be adjusted?? Maybe the Aussies should reduce the Shield back to the Pre 1926 level of three on the same logic. They being South Australia, Victoria and NSW. Bob Willis and his brother Dave banged on about this for at least 20 years. Willis like Atherton happy for 17/18 potential employers whilst playing in their careers. Natch.

Re: A Graves Situation
chunkyinargyll 12 November, 2019 19:11
Strange for Atherton to hold that view.

His boy Josh DeCaires may benefit from there being 18 counties- as in he would probably struggle to get a pro contract with only six counties, but with eighteen counties he has three times the chance to be employed, and a Middlesex contract could well be landing on the doormat in the next year or so.

Strange for a dad to want to deny his son the same level of opportunity he had.

Re: A Graves Situation
Seaxe_man1 12 November, 2019 20:04
Not if you ask a Lancashire member I assure you chunky.

Re: A Graves Situation
chunkyinargyll 12 November, 2019 22:00
S-M- Are you saying he is more likely to end up signing for Lanky after playing for all our age group sides?

The point still stands that it is easier to get a contract with 18 employers looking for staff, rather than 6.

Re: A Graves Situation
Seaxe_man1 06 December, 2019 10:35
Well chunky lets face it, Dad is Lanky if not the most popular of their ex players amongst their members. They don't pull their punches.

I am not saying that btw. How, if he progresses, will be dependent on results out in the middle.

The gap between first and seconds cricket is considerable as we have seen with others who shone at the lower level.

Unfortunately top player attitudes often change when they retire and get a plum media job. This means singing from the approved song sheet if you want to progress.

These days as MX have seen, players don't hang around if they consider more playing time available elsewhere.

A no-brainer careerwise.

The money is unlikely to be much different but the playing time and therefore potential progress is.

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