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Re: The Only Way is Through Essex 2 50
Posted by: AG on apple
Date: 15/05/2017 22:11
I think protection is exactly the right word, Old Boy, in respect of Tom Abell but whether management will have the sense to do this remains to be seen.

If Second XI is irrelevant, WSM, then there is surely zero point in even sending Tom out to bat in those games!?

The reality surely should be that, to have confidence in selecting Tom, management should surely need to see some sort of evidence that his form is on the turn.. as it is I'm not sure he's made it into double figures in any game at any level (including club and second XI) since the first tranche of red-ball games ended.

It would obviously be embarrassing for the club to have to withdraw Tom from the firing line so soon after making him Captain but getting Tom right is, undoubtedly, far more important than sparing any managerial blushes.

As things stand, current form of top five members presumed to be likely to be picked for Warks is as follows:

Tres - unknown
Hildreth - unconvincing
Davies, S - awful
Tom - non-existant
Mybs/Hose/- very good.

Looking at that list it may be a better idea to pick both Mybs and Hose rather than only one of them plus the other four. Of course there are also the form-horse youngsters, Bartlett and Byrom plus Tim Rouse has returned from uni and scored solidly too. But there's a big gap between seconds and firsts (which makes Tom's failures in the twos all the more worrying).

Looking at the forecast, I've a feeling that Allenby may replace VDM and bat at 7.

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