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    ***Official New Zealand Domestic Season 2008/09***

    Young cricketers on the way up
    Newstalk ZB - July 15, 2008, 1:31 pm

    Northern Districts has included a trio of exciting young players in its twelve contracted players for the upcoming domestic cricket season.

    New Zealand Under-19 captain Kane Williamson, left arm pace bowler Trent Boult and Australian born batsman Cameron Merchant are three of six new names on the Knights list. Merchant has a New Zealand mother and therefore qualifies to play for New Zealand.

    Three experienced campaigners in Bradley Scott, Michael Parlane and Simon Andrew are also new names.
    I think we'll see abit more of Kane Williamson this coming season with the likes of Flynn and possibly Marshall away with the NZ team.

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    Bradley Scott's moved to ND? Interesting...

    Wellington has signed on schoolboy Harry Boam - http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominionpost/4618296a6033.html

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    Good to see Cameron Merchant get an ND contract. We need to keep this bloke in NZ. I have no problem in poaching one of Manly's finest. When he came to NZ they said he would be playing for the BlackCaps within a seasons time..it probably wont work out like that but from what I hear he definitely has the talent.

    I'm surprised Fraser Colson didnt get a contract..he looked probably the second best NZ batsman at the U19 WC behind Corey Anderson. Still plenty of time I suppose.

    Is it just me or there far more really good youngsters coming through lately than in previous years?

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    Good to see more young players coming into the domestic sides.

    This is an interesting development for Central Districts cricket too - http://www.blackcaps.co.nz/content/s...eve-coach.aspx


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    The six Major Associations have today released the list of players offered contracts for the 2008/09 season.

    The players offered contracts are:

    Auckland
    Michael Bates
    Andrew De Boorder
    Colin De Grandhomme
    Martin Guptill
    Roneel Hira
    Paul Hitchcock
    Richard Jones
    Tim McIntosh
    Andrew McKay
    Rob Nicol
    Lance Shaw
    Reece Young

    Canterbury
    Corey Anderson
    Todd Astle
    Hamish Bennett
    Leighton Burtt
    Andrew Ellis
    Brandon Hiini
    Johann Myburgh
    Michael Papps
    Iain Robertson
    Shanan Stewart
    Kruger Van Wyk
    (plus one to be added)

    Central Districts
    Brendon Diamanti
    Bevan Griggs
    Greg Hay
    Brent Hefford
    Peter Ingram
    Tim Lythe
    Mitchell McClenaghan
    Robbie Schaw
    Richard Sherlock
    Mathew Sinclair
    Ewen Thompson
    Tim Weston

    Northern Districts
    Graeme Aldridge
    Simon Andrews
    Brent Arnel
    Trent Boult
    Bruce Martin
    Peter McGlashan
    Cameron Merchant
    Michael Parlane
    Bradley Scott
    BJ Watling
    Kane Williamson
    Joseph Yovich

    Otago
    Derek de Border
    Neil Broom
    Ian Butler
    Craig Cumming
    Mathew Harvie
    Nathan McCullum
    James McMillan
    Warren McSkimming
    Leighton Morgan
    Craig Smith
    Greg Todd
    Neil Wagner

    Wellington
    Matthew Bell
    Harry Boam
    Dewayne Bowden
    Josh Brodie
    Michael Burns
    BJ Crook
    Grant Elliott
    Kevin Forde
    Mark Houghton
    Chris Nevin
    Neal Parlane
    Luke Woodcoc
    Full list of players who have been offered contracts. Interesting to note that Ian Butler has been offered one by Otago.

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    Yeah, cushions the loss of Scott a bit, although who knows what Butler is like these days. Neil Wagner I know absolutely nothing about, but Leighton Morgan is an advertisement for all the young kids playing out in the backblocks of Central Otago - he has played for Otago Country for the last couple of seasons. Aside from that, no surprises in the Otago team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    Yeah, cushions the loss of Scott a bit, although who knows what Butler is like these days.
    I believe he now bowls medium pace and bats in the middle/lower order. Which is good, him being quick was a myth anyway.

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    Reckon Otago can win a title this season, tbh.
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    Is it expected that Shreck will return for another season? when do the overseas players usually get announced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave View Post
    Is it expected that Shreck will return for another season? when do the overseas players usually get announced?
    No idea...Shreck has been playing cricket here for a few seasons though, I don't see why he wouldnt next season. Napier also played last season, hopefully he will return...atleast the the State Shield and T20's.

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    I'll be interested to see if Sinclair takes up that contract. I've heard some talk to suggest he might decline if offered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    I'll be interested to see if Sinclair takes up that contract. I've heard some talk to suggest he might decline if offered.
    Is he going to do a Hamish Marshall and bugger off to England?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polo23 View Post
    Is he going to do a Hamish Marshall and bugger off to England?
    Hamish was obviously a very different case as he had actually been offered a NZC contract; Sinclair has not. Would you blame the guy if he did go to England?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Hamish was obviously a very different case as he had actually been offered a NZC contract; Sinclair has not. Would you blame the guy if he did go to England?
    Why should Sinclair have been offered a NZC contract?

    He was given the whole Bangladesh series, then the whole England series to cement his spot in the NZ side. He failed miserably. Unless you think an average of 18.38 in 8 innings deserves a NZC contract?

    I wouldnt blame him for going to England, he doesnt make the cut at test level so I can understand him securing his financial future completely. Likewise with Hamish Marshall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polo23 View Post
    Why should Sinclair have been offered a NZC contract?

    He was given the whole Bangladesh series, then the whole England series to cement his spot in the NZ side. He failed miserably. Unless you think an average of 18.38 in 8 innings deserves a NZC contract?

    I wouldnt blame him for going to England, he doesnt make the cut at test level so I can understand him securing his financial future completely. Likewise with Hamish Marshall.
    Sinclair scoring consistently at domestic level above most other challengers should be enough to get him a contract IMO. He IMO has always looked to be more of a talent than most have said and I think give him a couple more he'll be right into it. He was totally picked on by everyone because he was previously dropped for a long period of time in which he should have been playing and the expectations were very high. IMO he would be a better choice than some of the newbies.

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