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Old 4th August 2017, 10:14   #4781
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Sidebottom signs for Warks until the end of the season.

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Old 4th August 2017, 13:14   #4782
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Originally Posted by geoff_boycotts_grandmother View Post
Good point. When Roy returned from international duty it was Sibley who made way (although Roy was actually batting at 4 and Sanga slid down to 5).
Roy didn't appear in this year's Championship until the rain-ruined pink ball match at Headingley so Sibley had a good run of matches but simply didn't do enough to ensure he couldn't be dropped at the end of it, then Sanga was out injured for the next match hence Sibley returned at 5. Ironically he'd probably have stood a chance of being pushed up to 3 for next weeks' match at Taunton with Borthwick hopelessly out of form of late, with Finch & Roy at 4 & 5.

I think we all like to see homegrown talent flourish in our team and there's a natural disappointment when someone moves on without fulfilling his potential, but the fact remains that Sibley hasn't scored a Championship century since his sensational 242 against Yorkshire in the final round of 2013 - a mammoth 536 ball effort for 242 runs for a side already consigned to relegation, and opening the innings in reply to a score of over 400 by the champions. Perhaps he's been burdened by expectations since then? He'd never even scored a ton for the second XI before that.

Borthwick & Stoneman were signed for good reason - we lost more matches than anyone except Notts in last year's Division 1. Until this season people like Harinath were pushing Sibley down the pecking order by scoring tons at opportune moments when given a chance.

Surrey has probably been a uniquely difficult side for youngsters to establish a place in recent years, because their best players haven't often been in demand from the England selectors, they haven't finished higher than fifth in the Championship for a decade, and each year they bring in a couple of experienced newcomers from outside. But Burns, Ansari, Roy and the Curran brothers have all managed it.

He's still a youngster (22 next month) and Surrey clearly had faith in him with a 3 year contract offered. Presumably he feels he should be further along the path in his career by now and thinks this move offers a better chance of accelerating in that direction, but with 30 f/c appearances to his name, mostly in the top three before this year, it's not as if Surrey haven't given him the chances to cement a place.

His biggest piece of bad luck was having to wait seven months to play another game after his double ton, which was against Glamorgan in Division 2. Graeme Smith was now installed as Rory Burns' opening partner, so Sibley came in at 3 and was out for a duck, and despite taking a small first innings lead Surrey were shot out for about 80 and lost by ten wickets.

Anyway, I hope the move turns out well for him and that a different young player will emerge from the Surrey ranks to take his place.
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Old 20th August 2017, 15:00   #4783
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Ian Bell resigns as captain.
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Old 21st August 2017, 09:24   #4784
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Ian Bell resigns as captain.
It seems that this should have happened some time ago as it has clearly affected his productivity as a player. I wonder if he might call it quits full stop come the end of the season if he doesn't score many more runs?

Seriously it seemed a light went out around 2 years ago when he seemed burnt out long before the end of the Ashes series.
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It seems that this should have happened some time ago as it has clearly affected his productivity as a player.
About 4 years ago?

Will be interesting to see who the King of Spain entices in as captain. Apparently they've been sniffing around Paul Coughlin.

They have a major rebuild on their hands. I think two division cricket helps accelerate this though.

There are plenty of talented young cricketers out there, particularly at division one clubs, who have had limited opportunities. Now seems an ideal time to join Warwickshire and be part of something from the beginning. If they get their recruitment right they aren't going to be in the basement division for long and probably have better long term prospects than Notts who'll bounce straight back up this year but will then have to address their ageing team sooner or later.
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It was a poor innings by Bell with the bat.
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The Bears trying to confuse us all with their Ryan Sidebottom and MJ Lamb...
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