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Old 3rd October 2018, 21:12   #1
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Exclamation The Goodbye thread..Collingwood et all.

Poignant article. Farewell the Admirable Admiral Collingwood. A stalwart and gentleman.
Also Trott and others. The leaves are falling.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/bl...-end-of-season
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James Foster, that rarest of breeds - a world class cricketer for most of the past fifteen years and yet never called upon to display his skills at the highest level.

Sad to see Colly go, but possibly sadder to have seen him in the flesh these last couple of seasons, struggling to rediscover his touch. The last four innings I saw from him, I think, garnered barely 10 runs in total.
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Agree re Foster. Would have been good to see him play for England.
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Colly's last two years at the club were more to steady the ship after the ECB disemboweled the club. A calming influence. His record though was pants.

I fear we may be seeing the last generation of county cricketers who stay loyal to one club over a long career. Short form cricket is winning the battle and maybe players could become a bit mercenary if it gets any worse.

It's clear where the priorities of the ECB lie.
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Old 4th October 2018, 08:53   #5
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Agree re Foster. Would have been good to see him play for England.
To be fair he played for England on 23 occasions (7 Tests, 11 ODIs & 5 T20s), which is 23 times than most of us, and of most professional cricketers.
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To be fair he played for England on 23 occasions (7 Tests, 11 ODIs & 5 T20s), which is 23 times than most of us, and of most professional cricketers.
Sorry. Meant to say played more for England.
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Just Tres and Bell still playing from the 2005 Ashes side now.
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Yes, all the best to the admirable Collingwood for his retirement from first class cricket.

Over a fairly long test career, a dependable middle order batsman, a useful bowler and an unequalled fielder.
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Nick Compton has called it a day.
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Nick Compton has called it a day.
Didn't play a game this past season so not really a surprise.

Another of several recent England top order batsmen like Lyth, Stoneman, Robson and Carberry who didn't do great, but didn't do really badly either.
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James Foster, that rarest of breeds - a world class cricketer for most of the past fifteen years and yet never called upon to display his skills at the highest level.

Sad to see Colly go, but possibly sadder to have seen him in the flesh these last couple of seasons, struggling to rediscover his touch. The last four innings I saw from him, I think, garnered barely 10 runs in total.
Unfortunately Foster fluffed his lines in that T20 for England against Holland all those years ago. He joins Chris Read in being faultless in county cricket where they aren't under any spotlight when they made a mistake.

Hopefully Colly goes on to making a good coach as he made the best of any talent he has. I wonder if he's had a nod and a wink from the ECB to get some experience before Bayliss moves on.
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Didn't play a game this past season so not really a surprise.

Another of several recent England top order batsmen like Lyth, Stoneman, Robson and Carberry who didn't do great, but didn't do really badly either.
Anyone know what Carberry is up to since leaving Leicestershire?
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Anyone know what Carberry is up to since leaving Leicestershire?
Last I heard he was trying to sue them. I'd be surprised if he played again.
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Anyone know what Carberry is up to since leaving Leicestershire?
He's not actually left yet.

From a week ago
http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/...aine-departure

The club have also been in a long-running dispute with Michael Carberry, who has not played since he was deposed as captain in May. It seems most unlikely he will return.


He still has another year on his contract.
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It's certainly a set of distinguished retirees this year. Perhaps in one or two cases they lingered a little too long, when their skills, but not necessarily their enthusiasm, were in noticeable decline.
I'll certainly miss Foster, whose send-off from Essex seemed a tad understated.
Collingwood will leave a mighty hole at Durham but surely a prime England role awaits (move over Ramps or Bayliss?).
Jack Shantry is a witty and eloquent guy and could become a good commentator, far better than many doing the job now.
I feel for Nick Compton, who is a decent bloke. I wonder if he was at odds with the mood of the England dressing room and could have been better handled.

I think of Roy Harper's song at times like these.
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It's certainly a set of distinguished retirees this year. Perhaps in one or two cases they lingered a little too long, when their skills, but not necessarily their enthusiasm, were in noticeable decline.
I'll certainly miss Foster, whose send-off from Essex seemed a tad understated.
Collingwood will leave a mighty hole at Durham but surely a prime England role awaits (move over Ramps or Bayliss?).
Jack Shantry is a witty and eloquent guy and could become a good commentator, far better than many doing the job now.
I feel for Nick Compton, who is a decent bloke. I wonder if he was at odds with the mood of the England dressing room and could have been better handled.

I think of Roy Harper's song at times like these.
Agree on Foster, Colly and Shantry (would love him to serve an apprenticeship on county cricket commentary before moving onto TMS) but didn't Compton have a reputation of falling out with players and his man-management as captain was a disaster?
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