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    Fix grade cricket, a long-standing problem. Fewer teams, more sporting decks, prepare blokes even a little bit for what they'll face at higher levels by making it actually competitive. It's been some time since I played for a grade team but I'm led to believe not a lot has changed and, if anything, there's more distance between grade teams and SACA these days. SACA has basically given up on building a team from grade cricket and, well, it's hard to blame them too much. A bloke like Sayers utterly dominates grade cricket but is bowling his balls off to compete at FC level. His Dad played state cricket and he plays for Woodville, one of the more successful clubs in the last 5 years. He's got no shortage of good advice and winning culture around him but he's the product of a broken system. Very early days, in fairness.

    My gut says a bowling attack leader should be locally-sourced but if the locals aren't good enough, what else can you do?
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    Are Bills, Conway, Rohrer and Tremain injured?

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    Not sure bondi,ills is suspended for drunk driving,think Conway is injured,and selectors are ignoring Rohrer atm,Tremain dunno.
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    Rohrer should be in the side ahead of Henry. Move Maddinson to opener and Clarke and Smith to 3 and 4.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Seriously lol-worthy collapse going on at the Gabbatoir right now - SA have lost 5/20 in 5 overs. Interesting to note Hughes out nicking to slip in both digs too.

    Will maintain it was a terrible Test career move for him to go to SA. Aside from the usual organisational problems inherent with being around SACA at all, that he scored some tough runs for NSW is probably what got him opportunities for the Test side. If he gets infected with SACA cultural malaise, he'll have a mediocre season and won't get picked for the Test side. If he scores 1000+, "Of course, he's playing half his games in Adelaide." and won't get picked in the Test side. If he also keeps nicking out, "See, nothing's changed." and he won't get picked in the Test side. He's ****ed no matter what he does, I reckon.

    The only way he'll score 'credible' runs is if he dominates away from home and he'll always be doing that in the face of a bunch of bats without the ability to go with him and a bowling attack without the teeth to defend whatever they score. Big ask mentally.
    I don't think that sort of mentality exists anymore within the selection panel otherwise they won't have picked guys like Ferguson ,Klinger and Cooper in the Australia A sides. The current bunch of selectors are desperate to find young talent and anybody who performs would be pushed into the national set-up and it really won't matter to them whether the guy performing has got a red cap on his head or a blue one.

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    The story is the NSW management are pissed off at Rohrer for not signing with the Sydney Big Bash team.
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    LOL what's Big Bash got to do with dom cricket?

    Pup, you are kidding if you don't think playing for NSW helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pup11 View Post
    I don't think that sort of mentality exists anymore within the selection panel otherwise they won't have picked guys like Ferguson ,Klinger and Cooper in the Australia A sides. The current bunch of selectors are desperate to find young talent and anybody who performs would be pushed into the national set-up and it really won't matter to them whether the guy performing has got a red cap on his head or a blue one.
    Missed my point by miles.

    EDIT: Not saying it's a red cap vs blue cap thing, saying that the conditions he'll encounter for SA will mean there will be more caveats associated with any performances than when he was playing for NSW. Perception is that playing for SA means easy runs for reasons other than just the pitch and it'll be harder for him to prove he's really been tested to the degree required of a Test cricketer playing here, especially if he plunders on AO and nicks out to the cordon everywhere else.
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    I think we should stop putting caveats on performances at Adelaide. After all, we could have used some Adelaide bullies in the last Ashes series.

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    16 of the last 15 tosses hey cairnsy? hmm

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    Cutting bowling a bouncer with fine leg up would indicate he lacks a fair amount of intelligence.

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