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PostSubject: Re: General Cricket Thread (It's Come Home)   General Cricket Thread (It's Come Home) - Page 33 EmptyWed 30 Oct 2019 - 18:48

You would be entirely wrong about it not happening in cricket, sadly. If a player is good enough to play regional cricket but not good enough to play for England, their aim is to play for England, something they're very unlikely to do in the second division; so they move to the first division. There are salary caps, but that doesn't mean that the richer clubs can't afford more deals, better facilities, better personnel... The world of county cricket is a very unfair one, despite the relative frequency of 'county stalwarts', and this aspect of the draft is a positive one.

It does mean that the figures barely feel attached to the team, so you essentially end up supporting a bunch of grounds and a marketing exercise - my main reason for not liking club football (apart from its ubiquity), and the reason I feel no attachment to any Hundred team. It is however fairer, there I agree.
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PostSubject: Re: General Cricket Thread (It's Come Home)   General Cricket Thread (It's Come Home) - Page 33 EmptyTue 26 Nov 2019 - 15:22

Well fixtures have been released for The Hundred with all the men's Welsh Fire games being played in Cardiff and only one of the women's Welsh Fire games being played in Taunton.

Yeah so I've lost interest in this. It is the summer, that I'm gathering other cricket like Somerset T20 will be on.
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PostSubject: Re: General Cricket Thread (It's Come Home)   General Cricket Thread (It's Come Home) - Page 33 EmptyTue 26 Nov 2019 - 21:44

Doesn't surprise me, the entire Hundred has been a lesson in how to lose support and alienate people. Meanwhile the T20 Blast is going to be on more Fridays and weekends this year apparently. 🤷
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That's great as we go football when Taunton are home anyway at the moment, so can go cricket instead at the weekends in the summer.
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PostSubject: Re: General Cricket Thread (It's Come Home)   General Cricket Thread (It's Come Home) - Page 33 EmptyThu 2 Jan 2020 - 10:39

Seems Somerset have Philander, I've heard of him and what I got from cricket people is he's past it.

I will try to pop in now and again Balla especially if I go to a match, don't expect chat like with Athrun


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Cheers Mas, I'd appreciate that. Smile Philander's interesting because Somerset don't lack for bowling options (Gregory, Overtons, Davey, Brooks), so I don't know who misses out. Maybe he comes in at seven as a batsman primarily?
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Do you have players names on shirts for T20 like with football? As even I know who he is that could he shift shirts much like how Derby County have signed Wayne Rooney?
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I don't think it's so common, but I've never bought a replica strip.  I could be wrong! In any case Philander's a big enough international name, but he's not a big big name. If they were going for shirt value they'd probably look more at, say, Indian players.
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