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Re: The Only Way is Through Essex 2 50
Posted by: AG on apple
Date: 15/05/2017 22:20
Cleavo - here's the difference - six games of the football season is about 15% of a Prem season or 13% of a Championship one. Six games of CC1 is more than 40% of the entire season. So there's a much more pressing need for urgent improvement over the course of 3-4 CC1 games than there is over a similar span of games in the footy. Hence form should, logically, be considered a more immediate concern early in a cricket season than a football one.

After two dire results, Somerset simply cannot afford to continue in the same vein - and the more batsmen in poor form that we select, the more likely it probably is that we will fail again.

To my mind the captaincy is a red herring. Pick eleven guys and then find somebody to skipper them - if we really have nobody else in the club capable of doing the job then we really do have problems.

If, as has been suggested, Tom has this technical issue, it's a huge ask to battle through this flaw and Captain the CC1 first XI.

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