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The Enigma of the CW XI - Episode III
Eleven Old Men
by Kwase Knight
In the wake of the Neil Pickup's Dev League performance, I can only suggest that he has booked his spot as a permanent member of the XI for another year or so. Such is the system of the CWBCC and its Panel. Indeed, 11/155 is commendable to an extent, but it must all be put into context.
The haul came against a group of retired players, which says a lot on its own. As far as I am concerned, this does nothing to disprove my intial point. Of course, Pickup will now go to the Asia with the CW XI and take a cart of wickets, especially against the lackless Bangladeshis. For that reason, that tour has come at the perfect time for Neil Pickup and his legion of indoctrinated leggies.
In a month's time, his reputation will be enhanced and his ego swelled further after his successes. Few will notice that those successes will have occured on the subcontinent. I think I have made my views clear on Mr. Pickup and his relevance to the Cricket Web XI and intend to speak no further unless my hand is forced, for it must not be lost in all of this, that Pickup is not the only thing preventing the CW XI for stepping forward with more assertion. Serious issues of discipline must also be addressed, which I intend to do over the coming days.
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Would it help if he bowled it flat outside leg stump and could bat?
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Unfortunately, Kwase has written his biggest load of crap yet.
Right, first off. How does being older affect how good a batsman is? They cant run as well, but does it affect their eye? Unless they need glasses out of old age, no. Even Viv Richards worse would still be a pretty damned good player. 11-155 is, against any opposition, damn good figures. You can only get out who you are bowling too.
Contrary to unpopular belief, Pickup does not have an ego. Please explain where that came from.
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Not to condemn Neil or anything, but the insinuation here is incorrect. Old age does affect the eye. That's why very few players play into their 40's and 50's in any sport. They just aren't physically as capable as they were before.Originally Posted by Tom Halsey
I know it affects the eye, people wear glasses. OK, stupid point from me.
Still, does it affect technique? Also, refer to my point about Richards being worse still isn't a bad player.
It's not stopped the Veterans winning shedloads of games has it?
Or chasing 315 in the OD against the reds!
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as u get older you get sorer and therefore slower in your technique
Today's Issue-Issue 1
The Tour Squad
The World Cup held some surprises for the CWXI.
This makes the Tour Squad to Pakistan and Bangladsh all the more interesting.
With 3 openers being needed the CWXI have 1 steady and expericenced opener: Rich_2001. He would go anywhere and is the first name on the tour list. Buggsy,Rich's partner in the World Cup has experience on the big stage and can bowl. Eclipse is a very good and classy batsman to go on tour and can bat well in the Middle Order and goes in. Broncoman has dropped down and away from contention.
The middle order has 2 players who walk in:Captain Blewy and vice Cloete,Marc71178 had a succesful World Cup and should also go.
In the Devs 4 batman have batted themselves towards the 2 places,Jason Toogood,C Buts,Ian Markus and Patrick Fisher. Toogood has smashed the Dev.League with out fail and has booked his place on the plane. Ian Markus should go as ODI backup and this leaves Buts and Fisher the Blues players'.
Buts has been consistent and should go to Bangladesh and Pakistan.
3 'keepers are in contention,The Test only PY,the handy with the gloves and with the bat along with the inexperienced Ash Chaulk who has been hitting the Dev's to pieces and taking the catches and stumpings well.
I think Eyes_Only will go as 1st keeper with Chaulk getting a reward for an entertaining season,PY will go to England with the "A" Team to try to regain some form.
3 players who went to the World Cup have taken 3 of the 5 places,Mr.'s Ponting,Wright and Mxyzptlk,they will be joined by young hero Xavier Rose who has been taking wickets easily this year,also threatening is youngster Dave who is threatening expereienced Lucky Eddie and Top Cat,Dave should get in though.
Neil Pickup has for so long been the CWXI's only frontline spinner but now has a fellow leggie-Tom Halsey- to go on tour-however another spinner is still being searched for and anyone as far a field as A Massive Zebra but I believe that Rik could go for the ODI's and be replaced by Langveldt for the Tests.
The Daily Daisy squad is as follows
4/ Ash Chaulk(wk)
9/ Jason Toogood
10/ C Buts
14/ Xavier Rose
16/ Neil Pickup
17/ Tom Halsey
18/ Lord of Darkness(Tests), Rik(ODI's)
More views,news and perhaps interviews from the Cricket Web XI world soon.
Last edited by Jamee999; 31-05-2004 at 04:55 AM.
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Interesting how I have gone from first choice WK to 3rd choice in the drop of a hat. Especially as I've scored two 50s in three games in Dev League and average 49.2 with the willow at this moment in time.
You're allowed your opinions though.
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That makes no sense. in your write up i should be going away as reserve batsman yet you don't name me in your 18. please explain
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Originally Posted by PY
Like your catching, you've dropped down the pecking order!
*looks at number of catches and number of drops in WC and smirks*
Lol. Blewy dropped more in a game that PY in the entire tournament.Originally Posted by PY
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