To me he always looked to have more about his bowling than Arnel, aesthetically anyway. Obviously a much better bat too.
Ashley Ross a batsmen from South Australia could be another possible kiwi,his father worked with the NZ Cricket Board.
He'll be right in with the jobz for the boyz then. Expect him to be announced vice captain for the South African tour.
Alex Ross is a very good prospect. Had a promising record at youth level for Capital Territories. Had a good Grade average last season for a youngster and has started well this year. Did pretty well for MCC in the English 2nd XI Championship last season: http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Ev...s_Batting.html
He played a superb knock in the Ryobi for SA in November. I saw highlights of his 62 against WA and he was very powerful down the ground in particular. He was clear MOM for rescuing his team from 61-4 to build a winning total. I reckon he's not far off the Shield side either tbh and he's only 20 years old, so I can't really see him doing a Ronchi/Hutchinson any time soon if he is eligible to do so!
Dunno why he's virtually stopped bowling, his offies did quite well a couple of years ago. Of course if he was in the present Aussie Test side, he'd bowl every innings.
A nice reverse taste for Albi, St Peter's 120ao.
Yes Alex was picked in the Shield squad but made 12th man,surprised he in no Big Bash squad.There is a hint there.:-O
BOP fielding a stupidly strong side this weekend
Bay of Plenty: Jono Boult (captain), Joe Carter, Peter Drysdale, Bharat Popli, Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Graeme Aldridge, Daniel Flynn, Corey Anderson, Tim Clarke, Brett Hampton, Tony Goodin
Counties Manukau have named a pretty handy squad too. Tamati Clarke, Brent Arnel, Jonny Bassett-Graham, Shane Gadsdon, Nick Kelly and Ish Sodhi are the players of note.
Five internationals, seven other first class cricketers and half a dozen NZ under 19 or ND A cricketers. Should make for a pretty good game haha.
Keir Bettley (C) James Baker, Peter Bocock, Anton Devcich, Andy Dodd, Mike Dodunski, Ross Fitz-John, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Bradley Scott, Joe Walker, Cameron Weight.
Hamilton's team for the two day match against Northland this weekend. I can't find the Northland team list but I would imagine Brad Wilson, James Marshall, Joey Yovich and perhaps even Southee should all be included. Dewayne Bowden is up that way now too.