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Middlesex at Edgbaston
#21
Ian Bell has has this elbow injury for several weeks, he had an injection in the joint before the Shropshire T20 games, and fielded in both games.

Very pleased to see that Matt Lamb did well on his first game of the season.
While Robert may be bad, Robert is not all Mugabe's.
There are GOOD Mugabe's
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#22
(03-07-2017, 06:52 PM)Paul Wrote: Yes but 300 is a decent score. we're in the game now


It was a thoroughly enjoyable day's cricket. Great weather, some good partnerships for Warwickshire and Nick Compton who fielded by us on the boundary for much of the day. What a pleasant chap.
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#23
The cricinfo report for today,

http://www.espncricinfo.com/county-crick...08292.html

Also the current championship batting and bowling figures

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/county-cha...tournament
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#24
Going back to what Stingray said, Compton does seem like a good person. It is great when you get a decent bloke from the opposition who is a real good 'un. I remember when we played Somerset in 2011 and Steve Kirby was on the boundary most of the day and despite his side looking likely to concede a big score he was a diamond to everyone who spoke to him even asking the teacher who brought his class along, where they were from. He said to a few men who askes him about the state of the game, " Can't think of anything else I would rather be doing than being out in the fresh air and being paid for it.. " . The teacher asked if they could have some autographs and Kirby gave up at least 20 minutes of his lunch to sign all their scorecards and talk to them all without even looking at his watch or worrying about if he was missing a good lunch.
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(03-07-2017, 07:54 PM)stingray Wrote:
(03-07-2017, 06:52 PM)Paul Wrote: Yes but 300 is a decent score. we're in the game now


It was a thoroughly enjoyable day's cricket. Great weather, some good partnerships for Warwickshire and Nick Compton who fielded by us on the boundary for much of the day. What a pleasant chap.

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#26
Wonderful days cricket, we just have the edge, Rikki & Keith's partnership frustrated Middlesex so much that after fielding tidily for most of the day they became a bit ragged towards the end & always a great sight there were1or2teapots
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#27
From the cricinfo report: "The fact is that few of the younger players at Edgbaston have been good enough to force them out. Warwickshire's academy is long established but the last graduate, so to speak, to do enough to earn a county cap was Chris Woakes, who is now 28.

Woakes is an all-rounder. The last specialist batsman to emerge from the academy and win a county cap - Ian Westwood - retired last week, less than three weeks short of his 35th birthday."

What a stunning indictment of the last decade's youth development.
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#28
its unbelievable. I think lack of opportunity is the big reason and I've seen players who came through 10 years ago who never got a proper opportunity whilst we took the option of recruiting players from other counties. Yesterday showed that maybe the Good Mugabe is right! They just need a chance.

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(04-07-2017, 10:02 AM)Paul Wrote: its unbelievable. I think lack of opportunity is the big reason and I've seen players who came through 10 years ago who never got a proper opportunity whilst we took the option of recruiting players from other counties. Yesterday showed that maybe the Good Mugabe is right! They just need a chance.

Whilst we should never rule out the possibility of the Good Mugabe being right, I think it is telling that none of the young batsmen who didn't make it (Ord, Webb, Coleman etc.) were snapped up by other counties, which suggests that they really weren't good enough.
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(04-07-2017, 10:17 AM)Terry Wrote:
(04-07-2017, 10:02 AM)Paul Wrote: its unbelievable. I think lack of opportunity is the big reason and I've seen players who came through 10 years ago who never got a proper opportunity whilst we took the option of recruiting players from other counties. Yesterday showed that maybe the Good Mugabe is right! They just need a chance.

Whilst we should never rule out the possibility of the Good Mugabe being right, I think it is telling that none of the young batsmen who didn't make it (Ord, Webb, Coleman etc.) were snapped up by other counties, which suggests that they really weren't good enough.

I agree with all that Terry.  There's a LONG list of young Warwickshire batsmen who have been released in the last 10 years and I can't think of any who have gone on to have a successful career at other Counties.  To Ord, Webb and Coleman, off-the-top-of my-head you can add Calum MacLeod (though we never gave him chance as a batsman - Durham soon got rid of him), Tom Lewis, Peter McKay & Richard Johnson (as wicketkeeper / batsmen) and Paul Best (though injury mainly did for him).  A couple of all-rounders have gone on to have reasonably successful careers elsewhere - Graham Wagg (though of course his leaving wasn't really anything with cricket !), Tim Groenewald (though he's mainly a bowler who bats a bit) and of course (very successfully) Moeen Ali.  I can't think of anyone else - and that is an indictment of our youth development policy.
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#31
Need to break this partnership...
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#32
I always believed Luke Parker was good enough but was never given a consistent run in the team and also came into a struggling team but I remember him getting tough runs at trent Bridge when we were beaten by an innings. Somehow our coaches are failing to bring these players through to the next level. Cant just be down to development You would have the odd batsman in the last 15 years that made the grade.

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#33
Anyway this is not going well

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#34
(04-07-2017, 02:51 PM)Paul Wrote: Anyway this is not going well

Mockers!
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#35
Need lots of wickets after tea if we're going to stay in this match.
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#36
TBF we bowled well after lunch how Rikki & Keith failed to get an edge is difficult to believe
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#37
Couple of quick wickets there. Need Eskinazi soon if we are to have a first innings lead.
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#38
Yes Lilly.... that lead is coming down to something that is perhaps too finely poised.

Slightly off topic - I see that from 2019, any Irishman who still wants play for his country will be considered an overseas player in English domestic cricket. That will lead to a club or country situation for one or two....
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#39
Bowled well today did not get what we deserved with a bit of luck could of got them out for 250. Over 30 years of watching cricket at Edgbaston that is possibly the luckest century i have ever seen.
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#40
From a distance, this seems to be turning from a match that both teams needed to win into one that neither team wants to lose - but tomorrow may tell a different story.
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