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Old 4th October 2018, 15:51   #18921
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I wrote 'can' transform a player not 'will' transform. Who in their right mind would expect every transferring player to improve dramatically?

The most obvious example is Rikki Clarke - treading water at Warks for several seasons, then a major force for Surrey over the past 14 months. Other recent players off the top of my head are Carberry, Masters and Hemphrey.
Chris Wright at Warwickshire.

Ben Slater at Notts might be another example.
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Old 4th October 2018, 15:59   #18922
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Chris Wright at Warwickshire.

Ben Slater at Notts might be another example.
John Childs, Ronnie Irani, Eddie Hemmings, Vince Wells, Martin Saggers, Nick Knight, Ian Salisbury, Chris Adams....
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Old 4th October 2018, 17:03   #18923
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John Childs, Ronnie Irani, Eddie Hemmings, Vince Wells, Martin Saggers, Nick Knight, Ian Salisbury, Chris Adams....
Did Irani actually ever play for Lancs?

I'm too young to remember Childs' pre-Essex career, but like Peter Such he had a long and successful career after moving to Essex.
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Old 4th October 2018, 17:20   #18924
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I wrote 'can' transform a player not 'will' transform. Who in their right mind would expect every transferring player to improve dramatically?

The most obvious example is Rikki Clarke - treading water at Warks for several seasons, then a major force for Surrey over the past 14 months. Other recent players off the top of my head are Carberry, Masters and Hemphrey.
Well, I forgot Hemphrey. How could I do that?

Yes I know it 'can', but what I said was that the instances were probably less than 1 in 20 so hardly noticeable. The fact that we have to turn back 25 years to Ronnie Irani as an example underlines it hardly happens.

Collectively as a forum we are struggling to name even one a season. But each year over 20 swap counties. Can yes, but not common place.

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Did Irani actually ever play for Lancs?
yes List A and first class but doubt it was more than a handful of times each format.
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Those were just off the top of my head. I'm sure there are more. The basic point is that it's possible. In the context of this thread, if one such as Carberry can use new surroundings to turn himself from a journeyman into one of the country's top batsmen and bag an England tour, there has to be hope that Duckett and Clarke will return to their county form of a couple of years ago.
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Old 9th October 2018, 11:48   #18926
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Billy Root signs for Glamorgan. Makes sense in the context of the new signings, good luck to him.
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Billy Root signs for Glamorgan. Makes sense in the context of the new signings, good luck to him.
Apropos of nothing i've noticed that Billy Root is playing Hockey for Sheffield Hallam who are in the second tier of the National League. Scored in each of his last 3 games as well.
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