Look at the record of the 22 year-old South African left-arm seamer Otago managed to sign
“It’s all pretty much sorted,” explained Croft. “Lancashire are going through the contract, and Auckland are going through theirs. Going away to play first-class cricket means it will be something extra special.
“I have never been to New Zealand, but I have been to Australia twice. I have certainly never been away to play first-class cricket.”
Croft will become the fourth Lancashire player to play for Auckland in recent times, joining Mal Loye, Lou Vincent and James Anderson.
Bradley Scott is now at ND.
Franchise cricket is very strong but the level below is nowhere near the same standard so you have to be careful when looking at South African First Class records.
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Moeen is a perfectly fine bowler FFS
Steven Croft from Lancs is joining Auckland as their overseas player.
Kiwis, how much interest does the public really take towards your domestic competitions whether it be FC, OD or 20/20's?
Heaps. Nah, none.
I mean, honestly, how are we supposed to quantify this?
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Adam Wheater - Another batsman off the Essex production line
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