Thought I would bring this thread up as the season is now coming to and end, reading back through it is interesting to see that there was no mention of James Taylor who must be counted as the most significant player to come breakthrough in a big way this season.
As for Ervine and Lumb both put in better performances, 3 centuries represents Ervine's best season yet and Lumb has been excellent again in limited overs but once again frustrating in the championship, his stats being saved by the one massive score.
Was he ever likely to play much? Is Hodd more accident-prone normally than he was this year?2. Ben Brown
Done the few little bits he's been given OK-ish.3. Rory Hamilton-Brown
Sod-all of note from him.Stuart Meaker
Still waiting, but at least he made a Test breakthrough at The Oval instead.I wonder if Stuart Broad will ever make his county breakthrough too TBH.
Nope, and surely Lawson must give-up the ghost before long, never rated him one iyota.I have my fingers crossed that Mark Lawson can produce at Derby out of the shadow of Rashid.
Yup, and not merely take them but be Yorkshire's best batsman. With the other wicketkeeper Brophy second...Im interested to see if Jonathan Bairstow will get any FC opportunities.
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Haha, "Matt Machan" probably the worst call of the entire thread. I think Hamilton-Brown's had a bit of a breakthrough year - hasn't been stunningly consistent but has showed he has the potential to maybe make the step up in a few years' time. Next year will be a key season from him.
Godleman's demise is a bit puzzling. He really did look the part in the (admittedly short) footage I've seen of him. I hope he can find another county. Any of the Division 2 dregs would do well to pick him up IMO.
Northeast hasn't had many chances but has produced some solid scores when he has. More importantly for us he showed his class by looking a cut above anything else England or Bangladesh could improve at his age group.
No mention of James Taylor here either.
Taylor's pretty much done this season what Cobb was hoped to do.
Both still have oodles of time ahead though. As does Godleman. It's a bit of a shame he's been forced-out of his own county by all the South Africans and Australians.
@ Rich: Woakes started the season not too badly did he not?
edit: to any hardcore followers of County Cricket, where does Taylor bat for Leicestershire in OD cricket?
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But you're right, the only explanation I can offer is that Machan failed to capitalise on the massive confidence boost that me tipping him must surely have given him. He's still highly regarded at Sussex btw, so watch this space
Sussex's breakthrough player turned out to be Chris Nash, with a County Championship season of 1,228 runs @ 58.47
As an opener too.
Most of Warks' bowlers are absolutely diabolical (Carter, Anyon, Miller etc.) but despite that they had Steffan Piolet who took 10-43 - against students, yes, but even so that's quite some performance - in the season's opener but never played again! Mirrors their last season where they just kept picking these utter rubbish bowlers and they kept getting nothing figures.
Piolet - Sussex reject and unfit to lace Machan's boots, ftr
I see. Begs the question of why Warks haven't signed him instead.
Piolet looked distinctively average for Warks in OD cricket. And that's compared to the rest of the Warks attack.
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