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    Good news about Cockley who hasn't played since 2009.

    Hasn't Smith offered the captaincy by SA? Smith scored 681 runs for NSW last year and so would be a massive loss to the side which has already lost three of its top seven run scorers last season.

    NSW top scorers last year:

    Smith 681
    Nevill 646
    Rohrer 619
    Katich 583
    Khawaja 480
    Maddinson 422
    Hughes 411

    They certainly cannot afford to lose Smith, Nevill, Rohrer or Maddinson. What worries me about the batting replacement is that Dawson, Thornely and Cruickshank are all in their thirties and either unproven or in the case of Thornely not played proper state cricket (i.e. not the big bash) over the past few seasons.

    O'Keefe has a first class batting average of 34 and a bowling average of 28 whereas Hauritz has a batting average of 21 and a bowling average of 43. NSW made the right call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    This plus Hughes told anyone who would listen that he was leaving after he got left out of the NSW one day side mid season.
    Kept saying Queensland at the time though. Maybe they didn't want him.
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    If you look at the balance of the NSW 2nd xl squad,we played generally 7/8 bowlers & allrounders,and maybe 3 batsmen,and even then we rotated or dropped them after 1 game,even Patterson didn't get a game for NSW 2nd xl.(funnily enough we came = second).
    Defintely on grade form we will pick players,Greg Hunt for Stgeorge scored a ****load of runs last season,but he bats 3.

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    Best current XI for NSW assuming CA players are unavailable:

    Maddinson
    Patterson
    Smith
    Rohrer
    Henriques
    Nevill (+)
    O'Keefe *
    Lalor
    Copeland
    Bollinger
    Hazlewood

    Cruickshank may come in for Lalor. The departures of Hughes, Khawaka and Katich have certainly left a gaping hole in NSW top six.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bondi beach View Post
    Cruickshank may come in for Lalor.
    Bloody better. There's no reason to play so many bowlers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Kept saying Queensland at the time though. Maybe they didn't want him.
    Yep, it was Queensland that was mentioned. There are concerns what he brings to teams though outside batting. Wonder if Queensland thought it was too much trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Bloody better. There's no reason to play so many bowlers.
    Lalor is certainly a better prospect than Cruickshank although it highlights the lack of options available to NSW. Hughes, Katich and Khawaja need to be replaced with quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondi beach View Post
    Lalor is certainly a better prospect than Cruickshank
    And it's that sort of ridiculous thinking that has cost us in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    And it's that sort of ridiculous thinking that has cost us in the past.
    I think the opening bowlers will be queing up to bowl against NSW given the lack of quality currently within the squad. You cannot replace proven internationals with grade cricketers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondi beach View Post
    I think the opening bowlers will be queing up to bowl against NSW given the lack of quality currently within the squad. You cannot replace proven internationals with grade cricketers!
    Solution: pick moar bowlers!

    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Solution: pick moar bowlers!

    No.
    NSW need to pick their best team. Lalor is the better cricketer. Cruickshank is 30 and scored 299 runs with a best of 75 from 10 innings last season and falls into the category of being unproven. The truth is that NSW need to go and sign an opener from another state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondi beach View Post
    NSW need to pick their best team.
    Indeed. And the best team - shock horror - isn't always just the best eleven cricketers you have available. Lalor may be a better cricketer than Cruickshank but he would add a hell of a lot less to that side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Indeed. And the best team - shock horror - isn't always just the best eleven cricketers you have available. Lalor may be a better cricketer than Cruickshank but he would add a hell of a lot less to that side.
    If Cruickshank is the best batsman outside of the current squad after Patterson then NSW need to sign an opener from another state or face getting the wooden spoon.

    Last year Hughes, Maddinson, Khawaja, Katich, Smith, Rohrer and Nevill scored 3,842 runs between them. Can you see Maddinson, Cruickshank, Rohrer, Patterson, Smith, Nevill and Henriques even matching this figure becuase I can't?

    What worries me is that three of the potential batting replacements are aged 30 (Cruickshank, Dawson and Smith) and the last two are keepers. Henry a younger option at 23 doesn't have a great record.
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    NSW are going to contract Daniel Hughes from North Sydney scored 100 in last 2nd XI game and is an opening batsmen.

    Nathan Brain has lost his rookie contract.

    Lalor and Cruickshank are the only additions I have heard. Haven't heard anyone else leave yet other than Hughes, Khawaja and Hauritz.

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