Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 25

Thread: Tom Latham vs Hamish Rutherford

  1. #1
    Cricketer Of The Year Hurricane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Stopping the AFL spreading to NZ
    Posts
    9,068
    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    I got great enjoyment in going to the game and shouting "WHY THE **** ISN'T THIS GAME BEING PLAYED AT THE BASIN?!>!?!?" to reasonably significant cheers from the sparse crowd
    Proudly against the bring back Bennett movement since he is injury prone and won't last 5 days.

  2. #2
    International Coach HeathDavisSpeed's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Rummaging through Iain O'Brien's dustbins.
    Posts
    13,960
    Tom Latham.
    >>>>>>WHHOOOOOOOOOSHHHHHHH>>>>>>
    Fascist Dictator of the Heath Davis Appreciation Society
    Supporting Petone's Finest since the very start - Iain O'Brien
    Adam Wheater - Another batsman off the Essex production line
    Also Supporting the All Time #1 Batsman of All Time Ever - Jacques Kallis and the much maligned Peter Siddle.


    Vimes tells it how it is:
    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Heath worryingly quick.

  3. #3
    International Regular Mike5181's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    City of Sails
    Posts
    3,973
    Neither should be near the test team at this stage in their careers.

  4. #4
    State Regular BackFootPunch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    937
    Latham will probably debut first I guess although it won't be as an opener. If Guptill continues to stink up the opening spot then Rutherford should get a crack.


  5. #5
    Dan
    Dan is offline
    Global Moderator / Cricket Web Staff Member Dan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    A small planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse
    Posts
    5,285
    From the footage I've seen of Latham he looks talented, but definitely not ready to play Tests. He'll get in the side pretty soon though, IMO. Wouldn't be far off playing in the middle order.

    Rutherford, again from what I've seen, looks inconsistent and his technique doesn't appear to be fantastic. I'm guessing he's a bit of a confidence player - if he makes a start he'll keep going, but if the bowler picks up on the holes in his technique, he'd be gone early. Like an opening version of Marcus North.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    I hate s smith.
    *Quote may or may not read differently in context.

  6. #6
    Cricketer Of The Year Hurricane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Stopping the AFL spreading to NZ
    Posts
    9,068
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike5181 View Post
    Neither should be near the test team at this stage in their careers.
    No doubt, but in a year or two. Who will make it first. Make a prediction.

  7. #7
    State Regular BackFootPunch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    937
    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    From the footage I've seen of Latham he looks talented, but definitely not ready to play Tests. He'll get in the side pretty soon though, IMO. Wouldn't be far off playing in the middle order.

    Rutherford, again from what I've seen, looks inconsistent and his technique doesn't appear to be fantastic. I'm guessing he's a bit of a confidence player - if he makes a start he'll keep going, but if the bowler picks up on the holes in his technique, he'd be gone early. Like an opening version of Marcus North.
    Bang on re Rutherford. If he gets on top it's carnage.

  8. #8
    International 12th Man
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    1,591
    It's Tom Latham, no question. He's already in the set-up. Very few - none I can actually think of - players who score FC double hundreds don't play subsequently for NZ..so Rutherford must be a good chance.

  9. #9
    Global Moderator Prince EWS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    The great state of New South Wales
    Posts
    42,666
    Both will play well before they're ready, be found out at international level and end up stuck in no man's land between Plunket Shield quality and Test quality, frustrated at the lack of opportunity to play a level of cricket that they're neither too good for or not good enough for.

    (Yes, I do realise that's not even remotely a big call)

    I think Latham will have some ODI success though if they don't move him up and down the order repeatedly or occasionally ask him to keep wicket.
    ~ Cribbage

  10. #10
    International Captain straw man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    l
    Posts
    6,074
    Latham will make the test side first, because he's already debuted in another format and we are more likely to have a middle-order spot available (it feels weird saying that after years where the top 3 were always hopeless, but unless Guptill is really bad for a long period and someone is bashing the door down I'd be reluctant to resume the top-order merry-go-round). Latham's technique looks pretty suspect to me though. I've seen less of Rutherford's batting but liked what I've seen so far, so that's why I predicted he'd outscore Latham this season.

  11. #11
    International Regular Mike5181's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    City of Sails
    Posts
    3,973
    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    No doubt, but in a year or two. Who will make it first. Make a prediction.
    Latham will definitely debut first.

  12. #12
    International Coach uvelocity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    seamy road
    Posts
    11,298
    luke ronchi
    "He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts.. . For support rather than illumination. " - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

  13. #13
    International Captain straw man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    l
    Posts
    6,074
    good suggestion for poll joke option

  14. #14
    International Coach uvelocity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    seamy road
    Posts
    11,298
    good trivia answer one day too

  15. #15
    U19 Captain Immenso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    683
    I watched a bit of Rutherford's inning yesterday on the live stream. I was actually quite impressed with what I saw.

    The reason I should be impressed, was my pre-conceptions are I was still a bit doubtful about him - based on my impression of watching his double ton last season on the pooch player (a limited base to make judgements). My impression of his 200 was he was a bit streaky. Should have been out golden duck to Kuggeleijn, and then seemed to score 75% of his runs smacking the ball in an arc from third man to mid-off, with not much foot movement.

    Yesterday I thought he looked good. Fairly sold in defence, and he played some lovely straight, and off drives.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Hamish Bennett - The next Shane Bond
    By irottev in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: 06-11-2010, 05:58 AM
  2. Hamish Marshall goes Irish
    By Craig in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-04-2010, 02:20 PM
  3. The Mark Latham Diaries
    By howardj in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 01-10-2005, 08:25 AM
  4. Hamish Marshall
    By psxpro in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 28-03-2005, 11:01 PM
  5. hamish and james
    By mofo123 in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 27-03-2005, 12:17 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •