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Originally Posted by Jeffrey Tucker
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I can't remember the rules concerning trees inside the bounds of the field. Anyone willing to refresh my memory?
The one at Kent it used to be that if you hit the tree it was 4 and that was it. A long time I believe the rules had allowed for someone to get the ball stuck in the tree and rack up rather a lot of runs.
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Great to hear Brendon is giving Mitch full reign to take wickets at the top without fear of leaking runs. First tick in the box for the new (c) - we've been crying out for a spearhead in limited overs for a long time now
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I have to say that I am not a fan of putting too much responsibility on Williamson's shoulders. He is too young, and as the best batsman in a very poor batting team he already bears a huge amount of weight. I guess vice-captaincy comes with few real responsibilities, but I'd be happier if he had a bit more time to actually bed into top level cricket.
Having said that, who else is there who could step up? Guptill? Flynn? Brownlie? Watling? Of them only Guptill is a first team regular - and I have no idea whether he has had any captaincy experience or how effective he might be. Plus, he seems to be good friends with Ross Taylor and that probably means he is on the outer with Hesson. Brownlie is a South Islander and is originally from Perth, so that gives him two ticks (In the "South Islander" and "probably drinks beer" boxes). Or what about Franklin - he has captained Wellington at the very least.
Anyway, it seems to me that there is no very good alternative in there. It is either Williamson or Southee. One is too young and doesn't look like he is the sort to be seen knocking back pints at Lovelocks with Hesson on a Friday night, and the other has no captaincy experience that I am aware of.
I heard Richard Boock told Brendon Telfer he had an inkling that McCullum may well keep wickets in the Test matches.
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