OK Rich's sig got me thinking. Geraint Jones has had a phenomonal start to his career (which before this year was prety much non-existent) - is he the man to replace Alec Stewart behind the stumps for England (in test matches anyway)?
He's not young, but then Stewie himself was 27 on debut.
I suppose the key difference is Stewie had bags of experience whereas Jones has just one season to his name. Ideally he needs to perform for another year or two to warrant consideration, but I'd consider taking a gamble and chucking him in this winter.
I haven't seen him in action behind the stumps but on the assumption he's sound (obviously the selectors would check this out) I say give him a go. If he doesn't show signs of being a success then we could turn to Read or Foster or Wallace or next year, and see if he continues to stake a claim in which case he could get another go.
I think it's worth remembering Wallace in particular, but also Foster and Read are both young and waiting another six months to debut them won't hurt (we carried Foster on a whole winter tour of India and NZ when he clearly wasnt ready and lets face it - what was the point?).
Anyway, let me know what you think. Have I gone mad??