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    tbh Valente looked like **** for most of his innings. Weird technique, front foot plods straight down the pitch regardless of where the ball or what shot he's playing, lots of edges and mis-timed shots.

    I'd be surprised if he performed with any consistency in the long-term. But if he does turn out to be one of those guys that looks **** but still manages to get results, he'll be valuable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJediBrah View Post
    tbh Valente looked like **** for most of his innings. Weird technique, front foot plods straight down the pitch regardless of where the ball or what shot he's playing, lots of edges and mis-timed shots.

    I'd be surprised if he performed with any consistency in the long-term. But if he does turn out to be one of those guys that looks **** but still manages to get results, he'll be valuable.
    I was actually considering making a post before he came in pointing out my surprise at their decision to go with such a long tail given he was batting 8-9 in the Futures League last season, and came out at 10 below Mennie and Zampa in his Shield games. He certainly made me glad I hadn't made that post but I don't think he looked particularly good either tbh.
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    thank god paine's ton didn't occur on tv


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    I thought it was the best knock I've ever seen tbh, I think you both have no eye for the aesthetic.

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    Every spud can have his day. Reminder that Mark Cleary had people calling him an allrounder after one knock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Every spud can have his day. Reminder that Mark Cleary had people calling him an allrounder after one knock.
    Yeah good example. Reckon Cleary looked more like a batsman the few times he scored runs than Valente did today too tbh. I'm not expecting much more than a predominately bowling player who can score useful runs at 7/8.

    I've just looked up his grade record -- averages mid 30s and bats around 5 which is actually pretty decent, but no tons yet.

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    Can we, like, give South Australia away to the Kiwis or something. I'm sure they'd grab some Plunket engine room use out of Valente and use Richardson in ODIs, plus CalFerg ain't a bent shovel.

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    It really is a terrible OD team, but at least it's better than when they had a terrible shield team and a decent OD team

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    As I'm sure Red Hill would say, needs more Cosgrove.

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    Also keep in mind that Tom Cooper didn't get a SACA contract. That's right, SA reckon they've got more than enough quality bats without Cosgrove and c00ps

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    I through Tim Paine had lost his gig too. Imagine my disappointment

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    In fairness to SA, almost all of their big guns failed to fire in the same match. That's unlikely to ever happen again.

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    He is a talent Wes Agar,impressed with what I saw.Hes' quick and will get quicker,maybe 1 to put aside for their 4 day team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Yeah good example. Reckon Cleary looked more like a batsman the few times he scored runs than Valente did today too tbh. I'm not expecting much more than a predominately bowling player who can score useful runs at 7/8.

    I've just looked up his grade record -- averages mid 30s and bats around 5 which is actually pretty decent, but no tons yet.
    mid 30s is decent for a grade batsman, but plenty of guys who bat 9-10 and average ~15 in the Shield have Grade averages of well over 30-40. It's a big difference in standard,
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