Whilst it's not quite the classical statistical definition of an All-Rounder, if you consider they'll probably both be in the top 6-most sides would take it!
Cheers for that bit more inside track on Horne and O'Donnell too, Steve. My impressions were similar from stats and the tiny bit of U19 WC action I saw them in. Both look top class in their age group, and seeing as my DB has U19's and 2nd XI cricket, I want as many youngsters with potential in there as I can get reliable info on. Let me know if there's any other top prospects there.
My impressions of Horne as a good fielder are mainly formed from a clip earlier on this thread! I guess his bowling could be handy too-future Rob Nicol type maybe? Dunno if that's a good thing, mind..
As for the Auckland bowling attack, if they go for that top 7 (with de Boorder and Parlane playing if needed), I assume the bowling places would be:
8-Mills (when available)
-unless they go for two spinners again, which is a slight gamble with Colin's as 3rd and 4th seamers IMO.
Backup seam option most likely Bartlett I assume. What's the buzz about Ferguson (impressive A's figures last season) and Quinn (is he really "Fast" as the (usually wrong) sources imply)?
I do like Bates, and always wonder why he doesn't get a better crack at International level. At least over Arnell and McKay. The mistaken link on his Cricinfo profile also always gives me a chuckle: Michael Bates | Cricket Players and Officials | ESPN Cricinfo
I'd guess that Adams might do his usual T20/OD job with the odd Plunkett appearance, but that may be in doubt if Vincent is still classed as the designated foreigner? I know which of the two I'd be picking, given the choice..
Hmm, I'd actually find that tough. On balance Adams is much more likely to produce a killer spell against the domestix in early rounds than Lou is to produce a match-winning (rather than breezy) knock, but without Lou Auckland's batting really develops a barnyard look to it.
Ferguson featured on a weekly segment on our Cricket Show last season, the idea being to see his pace and action progress and see if he could clock 145.
No, Quinn's not fast at all -
Quinton de Kock, 50 vs. New Zealand U19 - YouTube
Here's Horne batting, as Steve said a good eye and has bravely gone for his shots against 140+ pace, albeit with a farm-fresh technique. Maybe not this year, but he'll no doubt use that pick-up pull and his lofted flicks to good effect at Eden Park in good time.
Ronsford Beaton vs. New Zealand U19 - YouTube
Ben Horne, 81 (75) vs. England U19, April 2012 - YouTube
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Hee hee, so Ferguson not exactly "medium" as Cricinfo would have us believe, then? More like RF to RFM?
Great links, as ever.
Quinn probably more like MF?
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No I didn't see the final episode myself!
RFM a fairly safe bet for actual match pace I guess. Quinn was clocked in that U19 semi, mid 120's. Duffy 130-135 tops, Nuttall 130.
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Horne has a very open stance: almost shades of Peter Willey in places there. But that's a knock against some very good young English bowlers-Topley, Ball and the Overton's are all established FC players over here. And the guy has one thing I do like-he shares a name with one of my favourite Twin Peaks characters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXRWQ...eature=related
Back on to Vincent for a moment, it seems I might have written him off prematurely due to this last season: Cricket Records | Records | Stanbic Bank 20 Series, 2011/12 - Mid West Rhinos | Batting and bowling averages | ESPN Cricinfo
Neither he nor Mr "No Wicket" Tait exactly covering themselves in glory! But then I suppose anybody can have a poor T20 run.
NOTE: Quinn's Cricinfo profile has been updated to say RMF!
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There's another Auckland NZ U19I who I'd given up on working out, but someone may be able to help me with: Nick Kelly | Cricket Players and Officials | ESPN Cricinfo
His career record at youth and U19I doesn't make it clear whether he's a spinner or a batsman, both, or having some kind of Pietersen-style turning point in his career where he decides which of those he is!
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But yes, he's the guy. But actually it seems Cricinfo are wrong to have him down as Auckland, as he played for ND U18: The Home of CricketArchive
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Those stats very much paint a picture of a bowler, generally he batted 8-9 in those games.
He did this last season: The Home of CricketArchive
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Yet for the national team, he was batting top 6 and bowled less than Horne: Cricket Records | Records | Quadrangular Under-19 Series (Australia), 2012 - New Zealand Under-19s | Batting and bowling averages | ESPN Cricinfo
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