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2020/21 New Zealand First-Class Season Draft (Division 1)

Kippax

International Captain

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A booming 524-point bowling round for Straw Man. The first to haul in 500 in a round with solely bat or ball.
 
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Kippax

International Captain
Yes pretty unlucky for Chewie. McClenaghan was lobbying for Matt McEwan to get more of a NZ A look this time last year, but it seems GoodAreasShane may've been closer to the mark. Maybe he'll be back fit and ahead of Ferns for R5-R8, who knows.
 

vandem

State Vice-Captain
Early days yet. Some of the early season stars (e.g. Conway, Mitchell) might not get much more first class cricket due to NZ T20 (+ODI) selection.

I am a bit gutted not to carry on my winning Div 2 form into this season. I do wonder what a fit Matt Henry would have done for my score in the three games where Williams and Sheat took 34 wickets @ 14.

Note that Straw Man might be leading, but currently has too many bowling all-rounders. Might be OK by the end of the season as Solia and Mitchell are good enough to make runs and their wicket tally could dry up as the pitches dry up. Kippax is OK for now but perhaps hoping that Rippon and Schmulian don't get too many bags on late season turning pitches?
 

Kippax

International Captain
Yes I had a look some of Schmulian's wickets and figured 'the bowling's clearly the weaker suit here'. It's become riskier for me because of the prolonged Ajaz injury, also the fact they're happy to bat him down in the engine room, rather than make him the toiling 200-ball Saffer I had him pegged as.
 

straw man

International Coach
Note that Straw Man might be leading, but currently has too many bowling all-rounders. Might be OK by the end of the season as Solia and Mitchell are good enough to make runs and their wicket tally could dry up as the pitches dry up. Kippax is OK for now but perhaps hoping that Rippon and Schmulian don't get too many bags on late season turning pitches?
yeah my lead is a mirage with the points I'll lose from batsmen not scoring any runs
 

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