News of the Day - April 30th
Spennymoor snap up super signings!
The media has been ablaze with stories about whom the Spennymoor Accordian Allstars may draft into their squad. However, we here at News of the Day are delighted to bring you an EXCLUSIVE look at the first group of players.
Much of the excitement as been aimed at MS Dhoni, who will presumably skipper the team. The Indian captain and wicket-keeper is joined by his international team-mate Gautam Gambhir. The opener, who has been in top form recently, will hope to lead the team into a strong position from the start of games to try and win the Premier League.
Tillakaratne Dilshan, the new Sri Lankan skipper, will presumably open the innings with the Indian, providing his own unique attacking style to the team. He will also be able to share his experience of leading an international team with Dhoni, as the pair aim to capture the inaugural title.
There's also experience in the bowling attack too. Chaminda Vaas will take the new ball alongside Tim Bresnan. Bresnan was born and bred on County Championship cricket, and has recently broken into the England team, and is a workhorse with the ball. Like Vaas, he's more than handy with the bat too.Vaas is a model pro, having played over a hundred test matches.
Dwayne Bravo will also provide a threat with ball and bat, bringing a typical Caribbean flair to the team. Youth is provided by his half-brother Darren Bravo, who has an air of Brian Lara about him.
Nobody is quite sure who the remaining nine players will be, but there have been suggestions that former England internationals may be next on the list. Who knows what will happen though.
Paul Jackson donated his fee for this article to his retirement fund.