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Boyd Rankin
#1
Boyd is fit again and playing in the Seconds game v Derbyshire today (indeed, he has already bowled a couple of overs).  Can't come back soon enough for the First team for me - he has always been an effective bowler for us WHEN FIT !
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#2
Looks like he may be back against Hampshire:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40112800
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(31-05-2017, 09:22 PM)Terry Wrote: Looks like he may be back against Hampshire:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40112800
Yep, he's in the team.  Good - when Boyd is fit (?!) he can be a real threat.
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(02-06-2017, 11:38 AM)Bald Reynard Wrote:
(31-05-2017, 09:22 PM)Terry Wrote: Looks like he may be back against Hampshire:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40112800
Yep, he's in the team.  Good - when Boyd is fit (?!) he can be a real threat.

Boyd's back - first bowling change - 1 over, 1 wicket for 2 runs !  Hopefully the first of many wickets and a longish stint, before his next injury layoff !
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#5
According to the Daily Mail (which never lies), after 2019, Boyd Rankin, William Porterfield and Mark Adair will all count as overseas players:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/cricket...tatus.html
I guess that Boyd and William will be in their mid-thirties and maybe right at the end of their careers; but it could be a difficult choice for Adair if he has made it at both county and Test level by then.
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#6
Cant see Boyd or William being given contracts after that

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(04-07-2017, 10:06 AM)Paul Wrote: Cant see Boyd or William being given contracts after that

I agree.  Adair is the only one where there may be an issue.
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#8
Why would there be an issue for Mark Adair?
He's a British citizen, born and raised in Northern Ireland, which despite the murderous efforts of Adams, Mcguiness and cronies, is part of the United Kingdom.

The ECB need to remember they are not above the national employment laws.
While Robert may be bad, Robert is not all Mugabe's.
There are GOOD Mugabe's
It is Warwickshire County Cricket Club!
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#9
Boyd looks back - and forward to his final season with the Bears:
https://warwickshireccc.com/news/boyd-ra...formances/
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(30-10-2017, 12:03 PM)Terry Wrote: Boyd looks back - and forward to his final season with the Bears:
https://warwickshireccc.com/news/boyd-ra...formances/

Good luck to Boyd for next year, it would be great to have him back at his best for 12 months. 

Guys do you think it would be a good idea if Ireland was welcomed into the County Championship?
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(30-10-2017, 01:19 PM)Northfieldbear Wrote:
(30-10-2017, 12:03 PM)Terry Wrote: Boyd looks back - and forward to his final season with the Bears:
https://warwickshireccc.com/news/boyd-ra...formances/

Good luck to Boyd for next year, it would be great to have him back at his best for 12 months. 

Guys do you think it would be a good idea if Ireland was welcomed into the County Championship?

Yes - and Scotland.  A 20 Team CC would be good - with two equal divisions of 10.
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#12
It's a COUNTY Championship - so I am against including other countries. Bring them into T20 perhaps as that is already made up of Counties and a City !!
LE - aka John
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#13
That ship has probably sailed for Ireland as they seem to think that they are a Test playing side.

I have long thought that more exposure for the Associate nations at a level where they would be challenged but not overwhelmed would be a good idea. Given that Counties seem to put out second elevens when the touring sides play friendlies, the only way of doing this would be to bring them into a proper competition. It won't happen.
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(30-10-2017, 05:22 PM)Leicester Exile Wrote: It's a COUNTY Championship - so I am against including other countries. Bring them into T20 perhaps as that is already made up of Counties and a City !!

Quite right, it would make a mockery of the cc - as if the ecb could let that happen!!
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#15
I seem to recall South Africa allowed the 2 Zimbabwean provinces to play in their domestic first-class set-up for a season or two back in the 90's so there is a precedent.

But generally I'm against the idea.

Not sure whether Boyd is worth persevering with now even for "one last season". His availability is likely to be patchy at best and his recent form doesn't make him an automatic pick when available. I reckon this is certainly one contract where we should cut our losses early.
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#16
Perhaps this should be a different thread but how are Ireland or Scotland ever going to improve the quality of their game and compete internationally without strong and ongoing competition?

Personally I would expand the County Championship immediately and give these countries a fair chance to prove themselves.  

Without the opportunity for first class cricket they are always going to be associate nations.
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