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    well how does he play county cricket?

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    Ben France has 315 FC runs @ 15.75, and 52 List A runs @ 17.33

    His lone FC wicket cost him 90 runs.
    Or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieDominance
    Ben France is out here at the moment, Niall O'Brien,Gul Welton, Reed i think it was from Lancashire,Strauss struggled out here years agoClaydon played for Yorkshire this year,Alan Richardson,Tim Murtagh

    Just to name a few.
    So you've named a bloke who didn't play a single game for Derbyshire last season, one who averages in the twenties in FC cricket, two who don't appear to exist (unless Gul is a typo and Reed is one of the Reed's that played county cricket 50+ years ago), an aussie who can't even get in the Yorkshire team on a regular basis, the Alan Richardson who played 1 First Class game last summer, and Tim Murtagh as the substance of your argument?
    There we have it. The cream of county cricket, failing in the simple Sydney grade competition

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    It is the standard of the Pura Cup that you englishmen compare the County Championship to that Jack Mac and quite a few fellow former U19's eg U20's now struggle to get a game in the 2nds at this stage in England you have quite a few U19's playing county cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieDominance
    So youre saying the County Championship structure is right as Kolpak's can strengthen the comp?
    That wasn't what I was saying no, but I have to say it is something that I believe may be true.
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    Well I don't beleive thats the way England should be heading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieDominance
    I would think it be higher than County level if you ask me many a county player come each year and struggle and end up in 2nd and 3rd grade.
    Oh really?

    And you can no doubt name these many players then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieDominance
    It is the standard of the Pura Cup that you englishmen compare the County Championship to that Jack Mac and quite a few fellow former U19's eg U20's now struggle to get a game in the 2nds at this stage in England you have quite a few U19's playing county cricket.
    Because obviously when there only 66 spaces to fill, there's bound to be a lot of under 19s playing isn't there?

    Certainly a lot more than where there's 198 spaces...

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    but those 66 places nail down the top cricketers in the Country 198 places or whatever 3 quarters of them dont have any chance of playing for England & Wales.

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    OK then, so by that "argument" how many of the top 66 players in England are U19s then?

    I'd wager at very few if any.

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    Well Broad,Plunkett and co were playing and were probably in the Top 66 a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieDominance
    Well Broad,Plunkett and co were playing and were probably in the Top 66 a few years ago.
    No. They weren't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh
    I predict England to do so much better in 2009 than they have here.
    That shouldnt be too hard to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripper868
    That shouldnt be too hard to do
    It is when the spearhead of your bowling attack has 3 deliveries - bouncer, legside wide and the "so wide it goes to the slips" wide.

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