Originally Posted by fredfertang
C'mon Rich have a heart - if I could play the game well enough to be a journeyman county pro I'm sure I'd have done it for as long as I could and never given hope of progressing
Hope you mean given-up
Either way, I'm certainly not trying to be heartless and accuse people of being selfish or whatever. I'm just saying that it amazes me that anyone would be happy with season after season of averaging 40-50 (or, with bat, 25-30) and enjoying precious few days out. I reckon I'd be far happier playing at a level I could play every Saturday and\or Sunday and rip it up most games, while going off to do my job for the other five days per week.
Certainly no-one, surely, can deny that it is a serious handicap for the game in this country to have hundreds of full-time contracts paying players who, basically, are just there to make-up numbers? Surely everyone agrees that there would be better things to spend money on?