Originally Posted by Howsie
The provincial "A" tournament starts tomorrow down in Lincoln. ND's team:
Bar Boult not a single other player is 25 in that squad, so it's pretty young. No Hiini's or the like which is good to see. Carter has scored a couple of 100's for the A team already this season so he'll be looking for a big tournament, as will Clarke and Hickey. Popli just broke the record for most 100's by a BOP batsmen so he's pushing for a spot too. Surprised Gadsdon got the nod over Seifert also.
Yeah Jono Hickey just needs to remember what got him into representative colours in the first place, which is leg spin. Spoke to him a few months back and is going through the classic leg spinners case of the yips, (which I been there done that, and still have to deal with lol), although with Ish form and timing the leg spin slot that Jono seemed to have sewn up at age 17/18 is now looking distant.
Not even gonna go into the joke of a squad that is Auckland A. Hardly any of those guys are putting up serious numbers in club cricket, obviously with a few exceptions. Hakaraia as a talent is unbelievable, just has no focus in life and the latter point i starting to really bite him in the arse. Michael Barry is a serious opener as well. Unfortunately in terms of the rest of the sie guys around the scene will know who SHOULD be in there (Andrew De Boorder anyone?).