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Old 19th May 2009, 16:02   #61
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It was a **** pitch and should be declared as such. How Bristol hasn't also been declared as such after the Essex championship game down there is a disgrace.
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Old 26th June 2009, 15:03   #62
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I see Glamorgan have entered a slump. They are getting a furious slagging from fans on the BBC boards (which I will still never rejoin after they destroyed the old board). Kruger has become a scapegoat, which I think is very unfair on the guy.

Bottom line is that it's obvious that the side collectively simply doesn't have the talent levels to consistently compete. You need a few people with something special to lift the dressing room.
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Old 26th June 2009, 15:05   #63
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I think they entered a slump a good few years' back. No talent coming through and they're essentially a collection of useless old (and young) county journeymen with no hope or desire to better themselves. They're probably the most useless county in the country . . . oh, wait . . .
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Old 26th June 2009, 15:09   #64
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I see Glamorgan have entered a slump. They are getting a furious slagging from fans on the BBC boards (which I will still never rejoin after they destroyed the old board). Kruger has become a scapegoat, which I think is very unfair on the guy.

Bottom line is that it's obvious that the side collectively simply doesn't have the talent levels to consistently compete. You need a few people with something special to lift the dressing room.
I wonder if they are going to have an inevitable moan about the amount of money they had to pay themselves (although they got hugely subsidised by the Welsh Assembly) to hold the forthcoming test.
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Old 26th June 2009, 15:15   #65
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While I'm no fan of Glamorgan, a bit harsh wouldn't you say- James Harris is an up and coming prospect for one, also they field a lot of players from their academy, their quality is a moot point but field them they do, Shantry is doing a good job and they give youth a chance.
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Old 17th August 2009, 01:10   #66
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Look, listen Lads, I will argue against anyone who has a bad word to say about Glamorgan. I admit, the admin might not be top notch compared other Cricket establishments but the team is far from down and out. We're in a gradual rise from the pit of sh*t, which we've been in for the past 5 years or so.

As Mr P describes above, Shantry and Harris are talents and despite Harris being the front runner for international status, Shantry has the qualities also. He needs to carry it through a couple more seasons. He deserves maximum exposure at County Level and I assume when he moves onto another county at the end of this current season (contract expiration), he will show his worth elsewhere. It will be a loss for Glamorgan, but it will hand a place to another bowler to show his worth (maybe Waters or maybe someone else).

I will keep the Glamorgan CC thread as far up the list as I can.
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I've kept an eye on Adam Shantry for a while - he first came to my notice because of his remarkably good stats.

When Surrey were playing a month or so ago, Mark Church had Michael Brown up in the commentary box, so I sent in an email asking what it was that was special about Shantry.

Brown answered that he swings it but is not that quick at all - so batsmen have to think differently with him, as, for example, they can't stand out of their crease to him (I see he got James Taylor stumped the other day!).
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I've kept an eye on Adam Shantry for a while - he first came to my notice because of his remarkably good stats.

When Surrey were playing a month or so ago, Mark Church had Michael Brown up in the commentary box, so I sent in an email asking what it was that was special about Shantry.

Brown answered that he swings it but is not that quick at all - so batsmen have to think differently with him, as, for example, they can't stand out of their crease to him (I see he got James Taylor stumped the other day!).

I know! What a gem. We've got Middlesex at Swansea next, but not sure if there'll be a result because Swansea doesn't produce the best weather.
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Old 17th August 2009, 14:27   #69
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I reckon Shantry should stay just where he is. Hes a lovely bloke who has found his niche down there. Is it right he has a brother on Worcs books?
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I reckon Shantry should stay just where he is. Hes a lovely bloke who has found his niche down there. Is it right he has a brother on Worcs books?
Yes - he notes "Jack Shantry" as a player to watch in the Who's Who. He also lists his relaxations as "enjoying Gareh Rees's company." Turn to Gareth Rees and his "cricket moments to forget" include "rooming with Adam Shantry."

I also like what Rees does in the off season: "working at CERN in Geneva, looking to find the "God" particle. "

Sure beats the usual answers!
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On the Warwickshire player profiles last year, all the younger players, under "funniest thing in cricket" put "watching Navdeep Poonia attempting to field".
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Yes - he notes "Jack Shantry" as a player to watch in the Who's Who. He also lists his relaxations as "enjoying Gareh Rees's company." Turn to Gareth Rees and his "cricket moments to forget" include "rooming with Adam Shantry."

I also like what Rees does in the off season: "working at CERN in Geneva, looking to find the "God" particle. "

Sure beats the usual answers!
Does that mean he's been looking for the Higgs Boson?
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On the Warwickshire player profiles last year, all the younger players, under "funniest thing in cricket" put "watching Navdeep Poonia attempting to field".
How did Poonia ever get a contract again?
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Mad Mark Greatbatch gave him a three year deal for reaons only known to Mad Mark Greatbatch..
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Mad Mark Greatbatch gave him a three year deal for reaons only known to Mad Mark Greatbatch..
Perhaps he wanted to laugh at his fielding.
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Does that mean he's been looking for the Higgs Boson?
Way over my head! You'd better go straight to Mr Rees for the answer to that!
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Perhaps he wanted to laugh at his fielding.
Laughing wasnt really on Greatbatchs agenda. He did burst into tears in a key team talk at Old Trafford though.
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Way over my head! You'd better go straight to Mr Rees for the answer to that!
The large hadron collider at CERN was built to find the Higgs Boson.
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The large hadron collider at CERN was built to find the Higgs Boson.
Yeah, what you said.
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I reckon Shantry should stay just where he is. Hes a lovely bloke who has found his niche down there.
Agreed, I hope he can stay injury free now too. Made no secret of the fact I wanted Glos to give him a try when he left Warwick but he could really establish himself now at Glamorgan.
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