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Old 19th November 2011, 18:30   #41
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Dunno what they will do - I can't see them being anything but also-rans at all levels with the current squad.

I guess they could look to pick up the likes of Schofield or Mal Loye? Otherwise just go with what they have + a new overseas player, whoever that might be.
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Old 19th November 2011, 22:30   #42
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How would signing Schofield help? It's batsmen they need.
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Old 20th November 2011, 09:47   #43
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How would signing Schofield help? It's batsmen they need.
Top of the batting averages (albeit from only 3 games) and 4th in Surrey's Pro40 averages last season.

He could bat around 6 and bowl a bit (which is basically what he's done in his last year at Surrey), providing some glue in a brittle batting line-up, adding experience and generally help hold the side together.
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We have some good young players in the Premier league system and 2nd X1, I have played against most of them but we desperately require A couple of steady middle order batsmen to stop us collapsing which happened nearly every single match in the CC.
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Old 24th November 2011, 19:43   #45
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We have some good young players in the Premier league system and 2nd X1, I have played against most of them but we desperately require A couple of steady middle order batsmen to stop us collapsing which happened nearly every single match in the CC.
That's why I would look to sign one of either Loye or Schofield - as I said on the other thread, Schofield would be particularly good as he can help hold the middle order together coming in at around 6, plus his one-day bowling is an asset and as a general mentor for the young guys.
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Old 17th January 2012, 18:22   #46
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Whitticase has confirmed that we are in talks with Yousuf. Also in talks with Albie Morkel for 20/20. Abdul and Albie would be pretty potent in the middle order
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Nathan Buck and Greg Smith have signed contract extensions to the end of 2013.
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Old 3rd May 2012, 10:22   #48
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Matthew Hoggard has extended his contract to stay at Leicestershire until the end of 2013.
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Old 5th May 2012, 19:39   #49
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Old 17th June 2012, 20:02   #50
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Well it looks as if Leicestershire are no longer any good at t20. Which leaves them in a bit of a pickle as it means they are therefore no good at anything.
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Old 17th June 2012, 22:32   #51
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There needs to be a major shake up at the club. We haven't won a game since the first game of the season in any comp. Pathetic
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Old 18th June 2012, 09:56   #52
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They seem to have just hoped that they would repeat the t20 trick minus Taylor and Nixon. Also let one of their most promising players, Gurney, go.

With Glamorgan at least turning their ship around with a couple of CB40 and t20 wins, it leaves Leicestershire looking the worst side in the country. Unfortunately they have players playing regular first team cricket who would struggle to get near another county's 1st XI - not a good sign, that reminds me of Derbyshire in the mid-2000s. It's going to be a long and big job to turn things around.
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They seem to have just hoped that they would repeat the t20 trick minus Taylor and Nixon. Also let one of their most promising players, Gurney, go.
They've also lost Andrew McDonald, a key figure in last year's success; and although I can't recall whether he featured in these games last year, Jigar Naik is a tidy off spinner who can bat, and he's out injured.
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They've also lost Andrew McDonald, a key figure in last year's success; and although I can't recall whether he featured in these games last year, Jigar Naik is a tidy off spinner who can bat, and he's out injured.
Indeed, McDonald was key throughout, but Gurney and Nixon are also big misses.
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I think Macca was averaging around 50 in T20 last year. We just have far too many players that aren't worth a place in first class cricket.

Then the club wonders why no one turns up to watch, it is because you clearly targeted T20 (and doing poorly still) and disregarded the other comps which is unforgivable.
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I used the reciprocal membership thingymajig to watch a day at Grace Road for the game against Derbyshire earlier this month. Now it may be that it was a dull, damp day and things always look better in the sunshine but Grace Road looked a lot more tired and run down since the last time I went. It made me quite sad really. Is that what the locals think or was it my imagination?
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I think Macca was averaging around 50 in T20 last year. We just have far too many players that aren't worth a place in first class cricket.
There's a decent core of players but you need more competition for places. The squad must be very thin: you have Smith who has been ever-present but averages 14, du Toit averaging 12, Buck and Malik averaging 50 with the ball - these guys need to have a spell in the 2nds if they are not performing, but evidently that's how thin the resources are.
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I used the reciprocal membership thingymajig to watch a day at Grace Road for the game against Derbyshire earlier this month. Now it may be that it was a dull, damp day and things always look better in the sunshine but Grace Road looked a lot more tired and run down since the last time I went. It made me quite sad really. Is that what the locals think or was it my imagination?
I've been there to see Surrey in 2006 and 2010 and I have to say my impressions were similar. The rooftop stand at the Pavilion End gives a good view, although it's a bit exposed when there's no sunshine and the wind is blowing. Otherwise, it's got a very large playing area and the whole place feels a bit open and short of any atmosphere with just a few hundred in for the four day games. It looks like most of the ground was built in the 60's & 70's without much further work being done since then. The location isn't great for the casual visitor, in a bit of a run down suburb 2 or 3 miles outside the city centre.
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I went there around three years ago and took these photos, the first of which says a lot!

http://countycricketgrounds.blogspot...stershire.html

I really like the ground and its rather nostalgic feel. However, attending a game, it was a bit like when I visited Derby when they were in the doldrums - one feels almost like an intruder into something that is for "diehards only".

The restaurant was nice.
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can remember when Leicester were the cutting edge county. Ahead of every trend, poaching players and in contention for all the trophies. How things change.
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