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Middlesex players in the Lions squad
Discussion started by freddie tittlemouse , 17 December, 2019 16:58
Middlesex players in the Lions squad
freddie tittlemouse 17 December, 2019 16:58
None in either squad. And of course none in the Test squad either.
How are the mighty fallen.

Re: Middlesex players in the Lions squad
Jonathan Winsky 17 December, 2019 18:55
I imagine that a few Middlesex players were hopeful of being included in England Lions’ squads for their tour of Australia. The likes of Sam Robson, John Simpson and Tom Helm all did well in 2019, although maybe whoever selected the Lions squads didn’t feel that those players could benefit much by playing for the Lions, or maybe they don’t see those players ever playing for England (currently, Robbo and Simmo would be a long way from the England side, but Helm can’t be a million miles away).

The four-day squad contains two players named ‘Ollie Robinson’, namely the Kent wicket-keeper and the Sussex all-rounder. As well as having the same name, they both share a birthday of 1st December, were both born in Kent, and both came through Kent CCC’s youth system. Mercifully, they were born in different years and have different middle names. I am certain that a lot of people will be hopeful that scorecards will show those two players combining for some dismissals.

Re: Middlesex players in the Lions squad
adelaide 17 December, 2019 21:35
Someone noted that the first and third named Munster substitutes the other day were both called Byrne. If only, someone else said, they could have loaned in Benoit Baby from France to be the second.

Adelaide

Re: Middlesex players in the Lions squad
dingy bags 18 December, 2019 10:54
This, of course, means a cut in revenue for us. David Kendix has made it clear, year on year, how important it is to our balance sheet to have international call ups.


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