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    McCullum moves to Canterbury

    Interesting news that Brendon McCullum will play for Canterbury this season. Now to me that is VERY interesting because Gareth Hopkins did pretty good for Canterbury last season and theres also Michael Papps..but maybe they just want him to concentrate on opening.

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    Well he isnt that good of a batsman. However, Canterbury will have a good squad next year.
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    You're right, his batting has been a huge disappointment considering what he did at age group level but I expect at Canterbury he'll really be able to develop himself because the NZ Academy is there aswell as Canterbury being arguably NZ's most successful factory for international players.

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    I am NOT happy.. Why does he go to a place that have two very good wicketkeepers. Gareth Hopkins can't make the OD squad as it is and I rate Papps a much better keeper and batter!!!!!

    And we don't need the arogant (spelling sorry) guy who only cares about the way he looks behind the stumps...

    I was talking to Stu( his father ) on Sunday at the indoor nets and he was saying how good it will be for Canterbury etc... It is not good.


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    Lynn McConnell from nzcricket.co.nz believes that we're possibly getting to the stage now where we will see alot more transferring of players between districts.

    I hope it doesn't get to the stage of football however where the richest club or district gets all the good players and the rest of the competition suffers.

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    I really hope we don't see that.. Although it would be good if It made the lower teams more competitive

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    Well Otago are already suffering..they've lost Matt Horne, Mark Richardson & now Brendon McCullum.

    How long before they lose potential NZ players like Cumming, Jordan Sheed & Warren McSkimming?

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    I guess Gareth Hopkins will be seriously considering a shift further south now that NZ's ODI wicket-keeper is there..im sure NZ cricket would be expecting Canterbury to make McCullum keep in all forms of the game.

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    I think Cumming will stay. Interesting though that everyone always talks about canterbury being really good.. Remeber that they got the wooden spoon last year in the State Championship.

    Canterbury Loaned MacKenzie(can't remember his first name) to Otago and then he scored a ton against them just this year.

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    Thats right..infact Otago is a real concern.
    They had to loan Marcel McKenzie, Peter McGlashan from C.D & Mohammad Wasim which suggests there is a shortage of decent first class players in Dunedin.

    I think Canterbury will be alot stronger this season they've got some very good talent coming through like Neil Broom, Peter Fulton, Michael Papps etc and they should be able to step up this season.

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    Originally posted by Tim
    I guess Gareth Hopkins will be seriously considering a shift further south now that NZ's ODI wicket-keeper is there..im sure NZ cricket would be expecting Canterbury to make McCullum keep in all forms of the game.
    I will be annoyed. I don't rate McCullam as a keeper or a batter. He is in the team because of some great club stats and a couple of impressive under 19 games.

    I am not going to be too mean thoug.. His father is the GM rep and I want a new bat.

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    lol, fair enough then.

    Im going to tip Central Districts to be the bolters this season and take out the State Championship. The C.D region really is full of good players at the moment and it must be frustrating for fans to see them play so inconsistently.

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    Canterburys future looks bright. Broom is yet to prove himself ut I have seen him play and he is good. Fulton and Papps have done it before.

    Michael Papp's brother Tim has been playing awesome club cricket and Provinsal 'a' cricketbut probably a bit like Craig McMillan(not patient enough).

    Also Lieghton Burtt is a 18 year old and a good player however a stress fracture in his foot stopped him playing this season. he was in the under 19 world cup team.. (his mother coached me in the canterbury womens team this year)

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    Originally posted by Tim
    lol, fair enough then.

    Im going to tip Central Districts to be the bolters this season and take out the State Championship. The C.D region really is full of good players at the moment and it must be frustrating for fans to see them play so inconsistently.
    I agree with you. A great bowling attack backed up with alrounders like Oram, Sulzberger and batters like Spearman, Ryder, How, Sinclair.

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    Plus if they decide to use them..Ross Taylor, Ian Sandbrook & Richard Sherlock.

    And watching some youth players in Auckland recently..Auckland will be the dominant team in about 3 or 4 years. There is a tremendous amount of talent coming through in terms of batting & pace bowling..spin is still a concern but there are a couple around who have impressed me.

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