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    Gloucestershire batsman craig spearman has played international cricket 4 new zealand but becomes eligible 2 play 4 england but i dunno wen
    with his good form in the c&g trophy duz any1 think he would fit into the england setup?

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    I doubt he will play, but I would have no quarrels with him being tried with...

    Quite funny to see him and Pietersen bat...

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    I feel that if there is someone born in England who has been doing well, he deserves the place more, which is why I say Chris Schofield should play for England(don't say you didn't see his innings today, you know it was awesome)

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    I feel that if there is someone born in England who has been doing well, he deserves the place more, which is why I say Chris Schofield should play for England(don't say you didn't see his innings today, you know it was awesome)
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    ye he played well 2 day


    btw was he 12th man in 1 of the tests v the Windies?
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    Yeah, he was 12th man at one point. Can't remember when!

    And no, I don't want Spearman anywhere near the England side. A quick glance at his ODI record for NZ should tell you why!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Baconator
    ye he played well 2 day


    btw was he 12th man in 1 of the tests v the Windies?
    Yeah, the last test, at the Oval

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Baconator
    ye he played well 2 day


    btw was he 12th man in 1 of the tests v the Windies?
    Means nothing as I hope you will have gathered!!

    Alistair Bressington being 12th man for another of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    Means nothing as I hope you will have gathered!!
    It might...they might choose the ones who are the best at making tea or fetching another pair of gloves for the batsman

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    It might...they might choose the ones who are the best at making tea or fetching another pair of gloves for the batsman
    Ive heard Mike Gatting was appaling...

    All used to end up in his stomach... Even the gloves..

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    Spearman is absolutely shiet when it comes upto playing in the international level.. i wouldnt mind seein him playing for england against new zealand in an international
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    Waste of time...it would be a backward step by England to call up a 32 year old who's previous record in international record is bordering on the poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    I feel that if there is someone born in England who has been doing well, he deserves the place more, which is why I say Chris Schofield should play for England(don't say you didn't see his innings today, you know it was awesome)
    Roger Twose born in England, lived there till his mid twenties,played for NZ.

    Over the years if you check the backgrounds of lot of the early cricketers to play for Australia, NZ, SA you will find a lot of them were born in England lived most of their lives there but turned up for these countries after arriving there 1 or 2 years previously !!

    If it is Ok for the English to turn up and play for these countries, why then should Carig Spearman not be allowed to play for England ??

    England ODI team could easily do with the talents of some one like Craig Spearman or Stuart Law (who may also become eligible to play for England) !!

    The performances of England in ODIs can only get better with the quality and experience of these experienced and absolute professionals!!

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    LOL Craig Spearman has no talent to offer at international level..

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    May be he was a flop for NZ in the past. But his current form in England seems to be good. So he may do well if he's given a second chance for England . If they don't try him, they are never going to know are they ?

    Looking at the average performances of England in ODIs an ODI specialist like Spearman or Stuey Law can only make them better and not worse IMO.

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