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    Giving up the gloves

    CWXI 'Keeper Andre has decided to hand over the gloves at the conclusion of the tour.

    Famous for his ridiculous appeals from behind the stumps, he hopes to retain his spot as a batsman, while going back to his roots as a leg break bowler.

    He sees a niche in the squad as a second spinner behind Neil Pickup, and plans to improve his contribution with the bat and seal the opening batsman's slot in ODI cricket, while batting in the middle order at Test level, as well as a strong bowling workload following a return to the crease.

    Any takers for keeping?

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    I'll keep! I'll keep!

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    Originally posted by Mr. Ponting
    I'll keep! I'll keep!
    Wouldn't that lessen your chances of a call up?
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    I kept for my old school team for couple of years if there's no real takers.

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    How about recalling Eyes-Only.
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    Originally posted by R_Powell_fan
    How about recalling Eyes-Only.
    She's done moderately well in the Dev League, but I don't think she warrants a callup at this stage.

    PY would be the most likely to take the gloves at this stage.
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    Originally posted by PY
    I kept for my old school team for couple of years if there's no real takers.

    That was a good laugh.

    I can remember standing at slip once (don't ask me why) and the fun was guessing where the ball would go when Pete tried to throw it back to the bowler. Backwards, Vertical, Along the Floor, you name it...

    Took a nice catch off me at Nelthorpe, though - the year when I took 3 wickets in 4 balls spread over three matches
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    Originally posted by Neil Pickup
    That was a good laugh.

    I can remember standing at slip once (don't ask me why) and the fun was guessing where the ball would go when Pete tried to throw it back to the bowler. Backwards, Vertical, Along the Floor, you name it...

    Took a nice catch off me at Nelthorpe, though - the year when I took 3 wickets in 4 balls spread over three matches
    Ah those were the days......

    Seem to have a little bit of trouble with getting the ball out my gloves but had no trouble with it going into the gloves.

    I really enjoyed that season actually. The best I'll ever have I imagine with bat and gloves.

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    Originally posted by Neil Pickup
    I can remember standing at slip once (don't ask me why) and the fun was guessing where the ball would go when Pete tried to throw it back to the bowler. Backwards, Vertical, Along the Floor, you name it...
    Originally posted by PY
    Seem to have a little bit of trouble with getting the ball out my gloves but had no trouble with it going into the gloves.
    LOL @ Neil - But a mighty fine comback there PY

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    Dont give up the gloves mate..! you aredoing a might fine job.. for the 2nd spinners option .. i am there. ill come back if needed. but were are going fine at the moment... ill be there at the next season anyway.. so hold on to your gloves :P

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    i keep in indoor cricket and would be happy to play as a keeper batsmen.
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    Originally posted by bugssy
    i keep in indoor cricket and would be happy to play as a keeper batsmen.
    You've not quite proven yourself as a Test worthy batsman as yet.

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    have i :saint:


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    Well Ive got some experience of Keeping, and my bowling seems to be of decreasing use in the CWXI, so ill do it if needed, although I found I was too tall to do it comfortably
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    everyone wants a test spot..

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