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    Victoria should be very, very ashamed at their end of year performances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie View Post
    This McDonald bloke seems to coming along well, if he keeps it up could break into the ODI team by the end of the year.
    Not quick enough as a bowler - low 120s

    Not good enough as a bat - plays in the low middle order

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    Just saw where Hilfenhaus has taken over 50 fs wickets this season - must come close to a test berth next year as he bowls outswing at good pace

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Not quick enough as a bowler - low 120s

    Not good enough as a bat - plays in the low middle order
    Bowls high 120's-130's and bats 5-6 whats wrong with that?


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    I can't believe NSW made the Pura Cup final, honestly this has to be the worst NSW side in over a decade and we make the final. People always say that Australia has the best domestic competition with the greatest depth. But seriously people must be seeing that the depth not that great when a crap side likes this makes the final. I thought the last NSW side to make the final was pretty average to especially the batting, this side is far worse.

    Australia probably still has the best domestic competition, the gap is closing very very fast IMO. Maybe now a NZ state sides can offer something to Pura Cup, can see a South and North Island side in the comp in the next couple years or South Africa and England may take over as the best domestic comps.

    I can't see us beating Tasmania, especially considering the pitch is likely to road. But decent effort to make the final with crap side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeW View Post
    Bowls high 120's-130's and bats 5-6 whats wrong with that?
    I think he will always be somewhat of a bits and pieces player. He hardly gets it above 130, and bats a lot at 7 and 8. If he ever played international cricket i think he will be found out pretty quick. Looks like a handy FC cricketer, at best really.

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    Charminda NSW have played well in the games they won and crap in the ones we lost.
    I still think we will take out the title myself with katich back we have a much better batting line up,i think tassie's batting is quite fragile,apart from diva and deighton.
    NSW and qld have had to carry the weight of international players lost + injuries and look where they ended up.QLD missed a state final by 2 points.
    I would say the only state that looks unhealthy is south australia which is full of the aged and amateurs.
    I consider the gap between australia and south africa/england large,and nz i rate their competition as strong as grade cricket,our 2nd xl competition is stronger.
    I think the fact the pura cup has been close the last 2 years proves the depth of competitive sides we have.
    New south wales will always produce more international players because of its large population.
    BYW did you read shane watson will move in with his gf in sydney,looks like he will be a blue next year.
    Tassie has had a good run but they can't win every game i expect them to falter.
    Butterworth at 6 means the tassie tail starts at 6.

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    Haha, no way is our 2nd XI competition stronger than NZ's.

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    I think the even nature of the competition is more to do with more players moving inter state, which means the side are a bit more evenly matched. But looking at a lot of sides most rely heavierly on 3 to 4 batsmen and 2 to 3 bowlers. The depth isn't really there anymore IMO. Most sides are looking very much like English and South African FC sides, five to six good players and rest mediocre.

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    This seasons pura cup certainly was even. Vics beat NSW twice, QLD beat Vics twice but couldnt beat NSW. Still think Vics should've made it. Tas will win it imo, Dighton and Di Venuto are in some serious form and there bowling is probably the strongest in Australia.

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    Charminda the aussie competition hasn't been strong for years in that regard since the days internationals regularly played domestic cricket.
    I think the real farce is you have players like mathew elliot still playing he hasn't had a good shiled season in 3 years,jamie cox hung on for years with mediocre form.
    Still we are still producing international players and having close contests thats all we can ask.

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    Matthew Elliott - Ford Ranger Cup Player of the Year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brockley View Post
    Still we are still producing international players and having close contests thats all we can ask.
    Close contests don't automatically mean the quality is good.

    As for these International players that are being produced - who exactly is there who has come in to the Australian side as a recent product of the domestic game and done well?
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    Shaun Tait would be one that would fit into that category i reckon.
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    Not yet really still very much unproven, especially if you consider his preformances in NZ. One could argue the later if you just look at that.



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