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Re: Willis Trophy Game 2 Northants away
Posted by: AGod
Date: 08/08/2020 09:40
Northants (comments from David Ripley below) are certainly not alone in looking at this Bob Willis Trophy as an opportunity to get a look at some extra players, rather than just defaulting to the strongest possible XI that they can pick each game. Should Somerset be following suit?


“We want to be competitive but we’re definitely viewing it as a squad competition,” said Ripley. “I’m excited about seeing the lads who haven’t had much opportunity given a go.

“We’ve got that big picture of next year and the chance to do much better and compete much harder than last time we were in division one. That’s why we’ll have a squad mentality for this season.

“I hope we’re celebrating some hundreds and five-fors, we’re competitive and we’ll see how far that can take us this season. If we manage to get some wins we might have a different view of game five than of game one.

“I’m pleased we have this template rather than a scenario where we could have been bombed out of division one in a short format that would have left you really disappointed. We’ve looked forward to being back in division one and planned for it all winter so it’s better to wait.”

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