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Old 10th November 2007, 08:51   #121
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Will Adams, Goodwin, Mushtaq, Yardy and Prior travel? They didn't last year. I'd be surprised if Lewry was risked either.

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Old 12th November 2007, 13:11   #122
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Grizzly was at the Horsham v Maidenhead FA Cup match on Saturday. He was wearing his Sky Sports coat, you'd have thought he could afford his own being one of the best paid cricketers in the country
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Old 12th November 2007, 14:30   #123
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Gave our boys a bit of a hammering did Horsham. Bloody good second round draw as well.
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Old 23rd November 2007, 21:56   #124
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Sussex have failed in their attempts to sign 26 year old South African all-rounder Albie Morkel who has been likened to Lance Klusener.

I would like to see Sussex show some faith in their homegrown players and give Hopkinson and Kirtley a chance in place of the retired Montgomerie and departed Rana.

We do need another seamer though and the possible return of Billy Taylor has been mooted. I would welcome this as he is wholehearted cricketer.
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Agreed, Billy would be a decent signing and would provide some competition in the seam bowling. There is enough flexibility in the squad to cover Montgomerie and Rana in the short term, the biggest holes will be when Adams and Goodwin go. I would like to see Hamilton-Brown get a run somewhere along the line to see what kind of player he is. That might mean moving Goodwin up to open so that RHB can slot in at 5 or 6. I think Wright has to be trusted with the ball a lot more as well. Having said that, I think it would be sensible to start the season with Nash and Hopkinson opening, with our middle order I think that they don't really have to be a whole lot more than solid rather than particularly spectacular

FC: Nash, Hopkinson, Yardy, Goodwin, Adams, Prior/Hodd, Wright, RMJ, Kirtley, Mushy, Lewry

One day: Nash, Wright, Prior, Goodwin, Adams, Yardy, Hamilton-Brown, RMJ, Kirtley, Mushy, Taylor (if Hodd plays then I'd play Hopkinson instead of Hamilton-Brown and move everyone up one)

In fact I'm quite excited about the prospect of next season with the squad as it is, and look forward to seeing Beer play some cricket
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Old 24th November 2007, 15:45   #126
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My biggest fear is that by continuing our fruitless search for a Kolpak signing we will **** off Kirtley and that he will move at the end of next season. He may have had a couple of lean years in terms of the county championship but I still think he is capable of taking 50 wickets like Rana. The thought behind signing Billy is that we need someone with experience who could come in for Lewry in the one-day team and provide backup for the championship team.

Goodwin and Adams are obviosuly class batsmen however we do have a number of good young batsmen coming through in Nash, Hopkinson, Yardy, Prior, Hodd, Thornely, Brown and RHB on the staff and 16 year old left hander Matt Machan in the Academy who I would say is a better prospect than the other 2XI regulars Piolet or Gould.

There are no homegrown seamers coming through. Who is going to replace Lewry, Kirtley and RMJ once they retire? We have three seamers in the Academy who have played just one 2XI game between them. Reghab Aga and Jeremy Green who played for 2XI for much of last season are both 23.

We have three good young spinners in Rayner, Smith and Beer. Despite their enormous potential I don't think is realistic to expect them to take the number of wickets Mushy has.

I have a feeling RHB will certainly play in Twenty20 and MAY feature prominently in one-day side.

I agree that Wright needs to be trusted a lot more with the ball.

I agree with you about the strength of our middle order and this should be good enough to dig us out of a hole if Hopkinson and Nash don't manage to get us off to a flying start with the bat.

FC Nash, Hopkinson (Hodd if Prior not selected by England), Yardy, Goodwin, Adams, Prior / Hodd, Wright, RMJ, Mushtaq, Kirtley, Lewry

O-D Nash, Wright, Adams, Goodwin, Prior / Hodd (+), Yardy, Hopkinson, RMJ, Mushtaq, Kirtley, Taylor

If Prior with England I would move Yardy and Hopkinson up a batting position.

Beer probably won't feature too much for 1XI next season but the prospect of seeing our three young spinners pitting their wits against South Africa's finest is an exciting prospect. I am also looking forward to seeing Ben Brown play. He is another wicketkeeper who like Prior is an aggresive batsmen.

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Old 24th November 2007, 15:54   #127
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I would assume that when Mushy moves on then Sussex will go for a Rana/Arafat-a-like so that helps in one seam place. Personally I'd loathe for us to bring in a South African like Morkel who should have burning aspirations to play for his country. Maybe an experienced Aussie seamer would be a bit more palletable. I guess the hope is that Liddle and Wright can prove to be wicket takers within a year or two
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Old 24th November 2007, 16:07   #128
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I can see why we went for Morkel as he is a extremely capable batsmen and a good bowler. I never felt it would happen as at 26 he was never likely to be willing to give up his international aspirations. I agree with you that the next Sussex overseas players should be a seamer. We need Liddle and Wright to make progress with the ball.
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Old 8th December 2007, 15:26   #129
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Khaleej Times Online >> News >> SPORTS
Machan stars for Sussex
By Our Sports Reporter

6 December 2007



ABU DHABI — Mathew Machan stroked a fine century and shared a 148-run stand for the opening wicket to lead the visiting Sussex Academy to a convincing 98-run win over the Zayed Cricket Academy here at the Zayed stadium on Tuesday night.


Machan’s 119-ball 107 was studded with 14 fours and set the platform with the company of Malcolm Johnson (45) set the platform with an opening stand that lasted just over the half-way mark of the 50-overs a side clash for the visitors to post 252 in 49.5 overs. The host team caved in without a fight, dismissed for 154 in 31.3 overs.

The Sussex Academy total was compiled from the contributions of the top three batsmen.

They were 185 for three with Machan’s knock being the mainstay along with his opening partner Johnson and one-drop Luke Wells, who fell four runs short of his half century, stumped by Ammar Yasir off Shoaib Nasir.

The Zayed Academy began well with skipper Alawi Shukri (21) and Mohammed Nadeem (12) putting on 42 for the opening wicket before three wickets fell for just one run.

Scores in brief: Sussex Academy beat Zayed Cricket Academy by 98 runs. Sussex Academy 252 all out in 49.5 overs (Mathew Machan 107, Malcolm Johnson 45, Luke Wells 46, Shoaib Nasir 2-37, Fayyaz Ahmed 4-37, Amjad Ali 2-12). Zayed Cricket Academy 154 all out in 31.3 overs (Alawi Shukri 21, Amjad Ali 33, Imran Ali 15, Marwan Darwish 18, Graham Bush 2-29, M.S.Keen 2-30, M.R.Geffen 2-23).
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Old 19th December 2007, 20:22   #130
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Sussex have signed 23 year old Kenyan born seamer Ragheb Aga who was a regular for 2XI last season and who played for 1XI against Cardiff UCCE and in the Pro40 league against Notts at Hove. He took 23 wickets @ 23 including 5-30 and scored 425 runs @ 30 with a best of 85*.

Liddle has signed a one year extension until 2009 and Wright has been offered a three year extension.
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Old 20th December 2007, 01:38   #131
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In the first team Sharky? Or do you watch second XI cricket?

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Beer probably won't feature too much for 1XI next season
But he might get a few games? Against touring teams & Uni's?

Machan is supposed to be very good.

Is Luke Vinter any good?
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Old 20th December 2007, 09:41   #132
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The Academy has been playing in Dubai and Australia. The following players have definitely been involved:

Batsmen

Matt Machan who has scored two centuries and who is 2XI regular at 16.
Luke Wells who has scored two fifties
Malcolm Johnson who has scored one fifty
James Chapman who is only 15

Spinner

Will Beer who is an overage Academy player who has joined the staff for 2008.

Seamers

Will Adkin who has chipped in with a few wickets here and there.
Graham Bush who is an overage Academy player.
Devon Endersby has chipped with runs including 65 in 1st game in Australia.
Matt Geffen who has chipped with wickets here and there.
Matt Keen who took four wickets in one spell.
James Thorpe who has chipped with wickets here and there.

I don't know who has been keeping wicket for the Academy although it is probably Adam Davies. I thought spinner George Ledden, who took 32 wickets in his first season with Brighton & Hove, was also in the Academy.

Slater - We only have one game against South Africa next season.

Luke Vinter has been deemed surplus to requirements. Apart from one match in 2006 where he took 6-52 against Surrey at Wimbledon he has failed to take more than two wickets in an innings and was last seen playing for MCCYC and Berkshire.
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Old 20th December 2007, 16:56   #133
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Sussex have signed 23 year old Kenyan born seamer Ragheb Aga who was a regular for 2XI last season and who played for 1XI against Cardiff UCCE and in the Pro40 league against Notts at Hove. He took 23 wickets @ 23 including 5-30 and scored 425 runs @ 30 with a best of 85*.

Liddle has signed a one year extension until 2009 and Wright has been offered a three year extension.
I take it this means we won't be going for Billy. It seems a sensible progression, those second team statistics probably warrant at least a season's trial at first team level. Hardly the most exciting signing but then again I've never seen Aga bowl
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Well the big news will come as a massive shock to Matty, he must be gutted. I don't know whether he is deliberately ignoring Graveney's calls (it was a bit naughty of DG to make that public, plus he hardly gave Prior any credit whatsoever which indicates that he was a rather large casting vote on this), but he has a right to be a bit peeved. The question is what for him to do now, is it worth going back to keeping in county cricket where no doubt he'll do as well as he ever has done? Does he fancy the battle of trying to prove again to people that he can keep?

In the meantime Ambrose gets the nod. Hopefully, to borrow from the Sussex messageboard, he can show a bit more than he did when fighting with Prior for Sussex's gauntlets. He is a gifted player and deserves his spot. As for Mustard, a bit odd that one.

For me, Prior's career as an international keeper is pretty much over. At least it should be, the last thing I want as an England fan is chopping and changing every 10 matches, no matter how good a player I think Prior could have been for England. I'm surprised that Moores would have come to this conclusion, but you don't know. At least with Fletcher, I guess you knew where the decisions were coming from. It would be sensible for Sussex to go into the new season with Hodd as first choice keeper and Prior as a batsman in First Class cricket. Prior should keep in one day cricket, almost the same role as Sangakarra for Sri Lanka. He is still only 25 and should score a heap of runs in county cricket if he is determined to become one of the best batsmen in England. It's up to him really, and I hope he now just goes out and enjoys his cricket, who knows, possibly as captain.

Championship: Nash, Goodwin, Yardy, Prior, Adams, Hodd+, RMJ, Wright, Mushtaq, Lewry, Kirtley

One day: Nash, Wright, Goodwin, Adams, Prior+, Yardy, Hopkinson, RMJ, Mushtaq, Kirtley, Liddle

At least we're still looking quite strong for this summer
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Well I hope Hodd keeps the gloves but I can't see it.
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Old 4th January 2008, 20:23   #136
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Championship: Nash, Goodwin, Yardy, Prior, Adams, Hodd+, RMJ, Wright, Mushtaq, Lewry, Kirtley

I would like to see Goodwin open the batting next season. We need an experienced batsmen to open with Nash so it should be either Goodwin or Yardy. I'd be loath to move Yardy from #3. I like the idea of Prior at 4 as this is where I can see him ending up batting once Goodwin and Adams retire. I hope Hodd retains the gloves as he did absolutely nothing wrong to warrant having the gloves taken off him.

One day: Nash, Prior +, Wright, Goodwin, Adams, Yardy, Hopkinson, RMJ, Mushtaq, Kirtley, Liddle

Prior's international career as a keeper is over. His best chance of getting an England recall is to score heaps of runs in county cricket and win selection as batsman. However, I would give Prior the gloves in one-day cricket where Hodd's record is modest. I would keep Wright at 3 where he batted well last season, keep Goodwin, Adams, Yardy, Hopkinson and RMJ at 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. I would then go with Mushtaq, Kirtley and Liddle (who needs some first team cricket before Lewry retires).

2XI: Piolet, Hopkinson, Thornely, Hamilton-Brown, Gould, Machan, Brown (+), Rayner, Smith (c), Aga, Liddle, Beer

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On Lowerhouse CC website;

Harris Signs For Sussex

28 year old Ryan Harris has signed a deal to represent current County Champions Sussex during the 2008 season. Ryan holds a dual passport will spend the summer in Hove before returning to Australia in the winter.

I disappointed by this signing as looking at his career stats and his stats for this season which are probably a truer reflection of his ability as I don't feel he adds anything to the squad which we don't already have. As for replacing Rana I don't think he is good enough to fill the large shoes of Rana. I don't think he is better than Kirtley.

2007/08

Batting: 286 runs @ 24 HS 60 1/0
Bowling: 33 wickets @ 28 BB 7-108 1/0

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Batting: 663 runs @ 17 HS 74 0/2
Bowling: 63 wickets @ 36 BB 7-108 2/0
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33 wickets at 28 isn't bad. Good nickname as well according to cricinfo - 'Ryano'. From the looks of things he seems to be about as good a replacement for Rana that is available. I wish him well, the management haven't got many decisions wrong recently
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I really cant see Hodd keeping the gloves.

From an England perpective, Prior will not improve if he is not handing the gloves for his county.
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33 wickets at 28 isn't bad. Good nickname as well according to cricinfo - 'Ryano'. From the looks of things he seems to be about as good a replacement for Rana that is available. I wish him well, the management haven't got many decisions wrong recently
Makes him the 4th highest wicket taker in Australia this winter with more thsn Clark and Mitchell Johnson from less games.

Mind you Doug Bollinger leads the field..
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