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    English County Cricket

    For anyone interested in County cricket and I guess this more for Neil and James, Worcestershire have released Sheriyar with a year to go on his contract which is amazing. The left-armer has bagged 400 wickets in 7 years at the club and is rated very highly at county level I'd say.

    Do Warwickshire need any bowling as he would be a shrewd signing in my book. Somerset are up to their eyes in pace bowling so won't approach him but its a shame this didn't happen last year so we could have Sheriyar instead of Francis!

    Any imput from folks about how Sheriyar is rated??

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    I doubt Warwick's would sign him, because they've signed 2 overseas bowlers for the season.

    Shane Bond who will give them more than enough pace to work with & Kumble who will add some spin.

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    I would scream if Warwickshire signed him - he's overrated at county level IMO - very very expensive, and has only ever had one good season.

    Hmm, sounds like a certain Kent captain.
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    Just remembered Solanki. How is he playing? I thought he was very talented.Has he got any chance of making atleast into the ENG one day team?


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    I am a Worcester fan and i can tell you why Sheriyar was released? the simple reason is the he thought he could not play for England with Worcester? he is a good bowler but we have Ali,Liptrot now but we need to sign and Produce now more then ever?

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    Originally posted by marc71178
    I would scream if Warwickshire signed him - he's overrated at county level IMO - very very expensive, and has only ever had one good season.

    Hmm, sounds like a certain Kent captain.
    That's right Marc, the captain's job has gone to star batsman D.Fulton :P

    And I think our pace attack is good enough already thanks, with: - Saggers, Khan, Trott, Trego, Ealham, Symonds, Hewitt and Masters

    and spinners in Treadwell and Patel

    And talk of a fast bowler becomming our 2nd overseas player, but if he wants to come to Kent Iam not going to stop him

    [Edited on 31/10/02 by Rich2001]

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    Why? You have enough donkeys in the squad already.

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    Originally posted by marc71178
    Why? You have enough donkeys in the squad already.
    Oh yeah that's right Marc I forgot

    - M.Saggers - 79 wkts @ 21.54 (50+ wkts 3 seasons in a row)

    - A.Khan - 63 @ 31.80 (debut season)

    - M.Patel - 36 wkts @ 33 (avg 40 with the bat)

    - M.Ealham - 28 wkts @ 34 (also avg 34 with the bat)

    Compared to the mighty bears

    - D.Brown - 52 @ 31.26

    - A.Richardson - 37 @ 24.45

    - S.Pollock - 28 @ 26.17

    - A.Giles - 25 @ 27.12

    Nobody else got over 20 wickets for you

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    Originally posted by marc71178
    I would scream if Warwickshire signed him - he's overrated at county level IMO - very very expensive
    That suprises me as I just double checked his stats... which are

    A Sheriyar 57 wkts @ 30.08 (nearly the same as D.Brown)

    S/R - 58.4 | Econ - 3.08 | BB - 6/71

    He was the 2nd higest wicket taker at Worcs last season only 3 behind Kabir Ali

    [Edited on 31/10/02 by Rich2001]

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    I believe he was actually dropped, and an average of 30+ is not good at all.

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    Originally posted by Rich2001
    Originally posted by marc71178
    Why? You have enough donkeys in the squad already.
    Oh yeah that's right Marc I forgot

    - M.Saggers - 79 wkts @ 21.54 (50+ wkts 3 seasons in a row)

    - A.Khan - 63 @ 31.80 (debut season)

    - M.Patel - 36 wkts @ 33 (avg 40 with the bat)

    - M.Ealham - 28 wkts @ 34 (also avg 34 with the bat)

    Compared to the mighty bears

    - D.Brown - 52 @ 31.26

    - A.Richardson - 37 @ 24.45

    - S.Pollock - 28 @ 26.17

    - A.Giles - 25 @ 27.12

    Nobody else got over 20 wickets for you
    Granted Saggers had a good year, but averages over 30 are poor.

    Patel's batting was slightly helped by not outs.

    Richardson missed half the season through injury.

    Giles played about 4 CC games and Pollock also missed a great deal of the season (note they all picked up wickets at very good averages though)

    I also would like to call on exhibit B - Nicholas Verity Knight, who destroyed David "one season wonder, I averaged less than 50 the next year as predicted by this forum's most knowledgable pundit".

    Oh, and Exhibit C, the County Championship Table :frog:

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    Originally posted by marc71178
    Originally posted by Rich2001
    Originally posted by marc71178
    Why? You have enough donkeys in the squad already.
    Oh yeah that's right Marc I forgot

    - M.Saggers - 79 wkts @ 21.54 (50+ wkts 3 seasons in a row)

    - A.Khan - 63 @ 31.80 (debut season)

    - M.Patel - 36 wkts @ 33 (avg 40 with the bat)

    - M.Ealham - 28 wkts @ 34 (also avg 34 with the bat)

    Compared to the mighty bears

    - D.Brown - 52 @ 31.26

    - A.Richardson - 37 @ 24.45

    - S.Pollock - 28 @ 26.17

    - A.Giles - 25 @ 27.12

    Nobody else got over 20 wickets for you
    Granted Saggers had a good year, but averages over 30 are poor.

    Patel's batting was slightly helped by not outs.

    Oh, and Exhibit C, the County Championship Table :frog:
    1/ I agree Saggers had a great year and should have got a place on the Ashes tour

    2/ Patel's batting, yes had a few no out's but that's expected from a lower order (batted around 8) however 554 runs @ 40 with a highest score of 84* is no fluke....

    3/ Yeah and what game of the season did you pip us to 2nd spot, last game wasn't it, however I admit that Warwickshire had a good season, better than I expected anyway.

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    On point 3, you're not the only one surprised.

    On point 1, I disagree as he's to me another good county pro, but not young enough to be persevered with compared with Harmisn and Jones.

    On point 2, Giles has been doing that sort of thing for years!

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    What does everyone think about Indians in the counties next year?

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    I only thought Kumble would be in the CC next year...the others are basically rumours.

    Saggers has been doing it for a while and should be given a go, he deserves it.

    Also for all your slagging off David Fulton I think he still had a good season and he captained Kent well. Ok so he didn't score his runs over 50 but he did pass 1000 runs at an average of over 40 which is not actually that bad. And I am very sure that Ian Ward and Nick Knight will not get anywhere near their performances this year, next year. Everyone has a lucky season...or 2...
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