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Old 21st July 2017, 10:00   #18541
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Interesting piece in this month's Cricketer about Dan Christian.

He won't be used as the overseas player in the Championship (as has been mooted as a possibility if Notts were unable to get Pattinson back) because he will be captaining the Australian Indigenous team in a training camp and in some practice matches ahead of their tour of the UK in 2018. Next year is the 150th anniversary of the first Aboriginal tourist team-the first Australian tourist team of any kind.

Frankly, the news that Christian had Aboriginal heritage was news to me.
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Old 21st July 2017, 16:34   #18542
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Interesting piece in this month's Cricketer about Dan Christian.

He won't be used as the overseas player in the Championship (as has been mooted as a possibility if Notts were unable to get Pattinson back) because he will be captaining the Australian Indigenous team in a training camp and in some practice matches ahead of their tour of the UK in 2018. Next year is the 150th anniversary of the first Aboriginal tourist team-the first Australian tourist team of any kind.

Frankly, the news that Christian had Aboriginal heritage was news to me.

Christian is well known to be of indigenous Aboriginal ancestry, and captained the indigenous team as long ago as 2009.
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Old 21st July 2017, 20:38   #18543
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Riki has been dire this season .
Century off 50 balls tonight with 6 x 6s.

Takes him to 981 runs for the season over the three comps.

You remind me of a Yorks supporter I met a few years ago at Tunbridge Wells. Craig White walked to the wicket and I said to the Yorkie sitting next to me that I thought he was a really good player.

"No, he's dire," the Yorkie told me.

"Last time he played against Kent he got a magnificent 160," I said.

"Aye," said Yorkie. "But he got nowt in second innings."
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Old 21st July 2017, 22:33   #18544
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Century off 50 balls tonight with 6 x 6s.

Takes him to 981 runs for the season over the three comps.

You remind me of a Yorks supporter I met a few years ago at Tunbridge Wells. Craig White walked to the wicket and I said to the Yorkie sitting next to me that I thought he was a really good player.

"No, he's dire," the Yorkie told me.

"Last time he played against Kent he got a magnificent 160," I said.

"Aye," said Yorkie. "But he got nowt in second innings."
Ok, I think we have been through this, if you care to read the thread instead of cherry picking a comment.

Keep quoting stats mate, one very good innings in each comp is not great. Stats make Ballance look fantastic, and yet he comes up against a good attack and gets found out.

He is a decent cricketer, but tends to score heavily against average / poor attacks.
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Old 22nd July 2017, 00:10   #18545
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... He is a decent cricketer, but tends to score heavily against average / poor attacks.
Which is extremely useful given that most of the allegedly superior players don't.
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Old 22nd July 2017, 09:13   #18546
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Ok, I think we have been through this, if you care to read the thread instead of cherry picking a comment.
Yet the comment was the very nub of the matter: Riki Wessels is, as you put it, "dire".

I was actually trying to inject some much needed humour into this direly dour thread with the "aye, but he got nowt in second innings" story. But it clearly went right over your head.

But it's good to see as he appropaches his 1000 for the season that you have now upgraded him from "dire" to "decent". Your opinions are as inconsistent as Riki's form...(that's another attempt at a joke, btw!)
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Old 22nd July 2017, 10:24   #18547
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Yet the comment was the very nub of the matter: Riki Wessels is, as you put it, "dire".

I was actually trying to inject some much needed humour into this direly dour thread with the "aye, but he got nowt in second innings" story. But it clearly went right over your head.

But it's good to see as he appropaches his 1000 for the season that you have now upgraded him from "dire" to "decent". Your opinions are as inconsistent as Riki's form...(that's another attempt at a joke, btw!)
Humour is not your forte, condescending, banal comments are, however.

I didn't say he was dire, I said he had been dire this season, which I then realised was a tad harsh but I stand by the fact that a few very good knocks, does not a summer make. Consistency is such a rare thing.....

Anyway, enough of this, how are Kent getting on the season?
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Old 22nd July 2017, 10:25   #18548
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Which is extremely useful given that most of the allegedly superior players don't.
Which ones are they?
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Old 22nd July 2017, 11:10   #18549
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Anyway, enough of this, how are Kent getting on the season?
I thought this was the Notts thread? But since you ask we're absolute pants, mate. Everybody knows that. Worst white ball team in the country, losing 10 out of 13, just beating Ashley Giles' Geriatrics (9 defeats in 13) to the wooden spoon.

Sorry if my humour was banal. Perhaps you can split our sides with something out of your Bugs Bunny joke book?

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Old 22nd July 2017, 18:52   #18550
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I thought this was the Notts thread? But since you ask we're absolute pants, mate. Everybody knows that. Worst white ball team in the country, losing 10 out of 13, just beating Ashley Giles' Geriatrics (9 defeats in 13) to the wooden spoon.

Sorry if my humour was banal. Perhaps you can split our sides with something out of your Bugs Bunny joke book?

Keep smiling!
Ha ha, fair enough. Doing ok in the CC though.

I like the quote, I feel honoured.

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Old 22nd July 2017, 20:08   #18551
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Which ones are they?
I suppose most obviously Hales and Patel in the game under discussion ...
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Old 22nd July 2017, 20:11   #18552
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I suppose most obviously Hales and Patel in the game under discussion ...
Sorry I was being a tad sarky, Notts batsmen bating is a sport on here.
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Old 22nd July 2017, 22:23   #18553
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Sorry I was being a tad sarky, Notts batsmen bating is a sport on here.
Sorry too I was being a tad narky. In the end it's only the team total that counts!
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Old 2nd August 2017, 22:11   #18554
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I don't want to rub it in,Ricky (well only a little bit) - but Rob Key on Sky tonight has just described Hales and your mate Riki as "the best opening pair in the Blast, possibly in T20 cricket anywhere in the world..."

I'm not sure I entirely agree with him and I could swear that last week he said something very similar about Denly and Bell-Drummond. But I thought you'd like to know!
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Old 2nd August 2017, 22:25   #18555
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I don't want to rub it in,Ricky (well only a little bit) - but Rob Key on Sky tonight has just described Hales and your mate Riki as "the best opening pair in the Blast, possibly in T20 cricket anywhere in the world..."

I'm not sure I entirely agree with him and I could swear that last week he said something very similar about Denly and Bell-Drummond. But I thought you'd like to know!
Ha ha, Riki is doing well in the blast. To be fair, my comment was made as a reflection of the season at the time, and t20 is a very different game as we all know.

But yes of course, he has turned it up since I said he was having a **** season!
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Old 15th August 2017, 23:24   #18556
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Well, I have to admit that I had the same thought. He went back to Zimbabwe for a few days recently, and was tweeting appreciatively about Zim's series v SL.

On top of that, you have to take into account the fact that he's allegedly the highest paid player in the squad, and Notts might be considering that their money is better spent in other directions.
As I suspected, it seems that Taylor might be back in Zimbabwe next year, if he can't work things out with the management. The 'problem' is his work/life balance-he has 4 children, including twin babies. He says he wants to stay, but it is looking problematical.

If he doesn't return, that will mean that Notts will have lost James Taylor,Lumb, Smith, Brendon Taylor and Read in little over a year. That's some hole in the batting line-up. Taking into account Hales international/T20 commitments, that would leave only Mullaney, Patel and Wessels of any experience, backed up by Libby and Root. Gulp!
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Old 17th August 2017, 11:23   #18557
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There's little doubt that we're in trouble in Division One next season unless Moores and co recruit some batting talent. Jake Libby worries me, he just makes batting and scoring runs look so difficult. Tom Moores has the ability to bat in the top six.

I would be looking to try and prise Colin Ingram away from Glamorgan if there was a chance. Warwickshire have already been readying their side for next season, as have Yorkshire with Kohler-Cadmore. I wonder what Notts have been doing?
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There's little doubt that we're in trouble in Division One next season unless Moores and co recruit some batting talent. Jake Libby worries me, he just makes batting and scoring runs look so difficult. Tom Moores has the ability to bat in the top six.

I would be looking to try and prise Colin Ingram away from Glamorgan if there was a chance. Warwickshire have already been readying their side for next season, as have Yorkshire with Kohler-Cadmore. I wonder what Notts have been doing?
Ingram signed a contract new contract for Glamorgan pretty recently. He's going to be just playing 50 and 20 over cricket for them from next year onwards. No more 4 day stuff.
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Old 17th August 2017, 17:21   #18559
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There's little doubt that we're in trouble in Division One next season unless Moores and co recruit some batting talent. Jake Libby worries me, he just makes batting and scoring runs look so difficult. Tom Moores has the ability to bat in the top six.

I would be looking to try and prise Colin Ingram away from Glamorgan if there was a chance. Warwickshire have already been readying their side for next season, as have Yorkshire with Kohler-Cadmore. I wonder what Notts have been doing?
Libby has been poor, and I am also concerned.

Root deserves a chance but we will almost certainly need to bring in 2 players in the winter to cover the losses. Who? I have no idea.
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Old 17th August 2017, 18:01   #18560
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I suspect we'll have to go down the same route as other counties and try to sign South Africans who are on the fringe of their test squad as Kolpaks. There doesn't seem much alternative. Maybe Duminy/Cook?
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