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    Fringe England players to play domestic cricket in NZ?

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/st...ectid=10401637

    Looks like Otago aren't the only side looking at English players. Auckland have been looking at several candidates such as Bopara, Joyce & Shah.

    Meanwhile, South Africans Grant Elliot, Kruger van Wyk and former Glamorgan player Alun Evans have all confirmed that they want to play for New Zealand in the future.

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    must be a joke

    Clarke and Key, in particular, are the sort of stylists that would attract more spectators.

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    Seriously though, could be good options for both parties. The likes of Key, Joyce and Shah aren't going to gain that much from bumming around in Perth and they'd hardly be a world away.

    Bopara despite the fact they name him as relatively unknown, bowls some pretty decent medium(often been first change for Essex this year) aswell as batting tidily. If Otago were looking for someone to replace Trott, he'd be their man.

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    Im not sure what Dylan Cleaver was thinking when he wrote that about Clarke & Key..but anyway. Bopara plays at Essex with Andre Adams..who plays for Auckland so could be a connection there.


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    How good are Grant Elliott and Kruger van Wyk?

    Would make sense I guess becausee they are only a two or three hour plane ride away (unless it is in Perth then it is not obviously).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    How good are Grant Elliott and Kruger van Wyk?

    Would make sense I guess becausee they are only a two or three hour plane ride away (unless it is in Perth then it is not obviously).
    I know very little about Grant Elliott. He has had a quiet career in SA and unlikely to play any top level cricket here and by the looks of it he was in NZ last year.

    Kruger van Wyk is a decent player but his opportunities look limited in SA now that Heino Kuhn is the opener and main gloveman for Titans when AB is away.

    These are the type of players that will always struggle now there are only 6 main FC teams in SA. They are a combination of just not good enough, getting a bit older, and white.

    I dont think they will tear NZ cricket up, but they may make decent contributions.
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