Eddie Byrom and Nick Welch

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Re: Eddie Byrom and Nick Welch

Post by jaybro » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:24 am

Should we rename this thread ‘political grievances’ ?
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Re: Eddie Byrom and Nick Welch

Post by Googly » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:12 am

Why not, there’s no cricket to discuss. Don’t you have any?

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Re: Eddie Byrom and Nick Welch

Post by Googly » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:00 am

Ed Byrom blisters 135 off 76 to win their 50 over final in Perth. They won their T20 final and are off to Adelaide to represent Western Australia in the national final.
This guy has become some player! There are WA players in that side and he makes them look second rate.

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Re: Eddie Byrom and Nick Welch

Post by Googly » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:02 am

He will be in an England shirt within three years.

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Re: Eddie Byrom and Nick Welch

Post by Googly » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:11 am

Don’t forget this is how Pope started, off of a grand winter campaign in Australia. I know there’s the small matter of Eddie doing well in County, but that will come, he’s too good not to shine.

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Re: Eddie Byrom and Nick Welch

Post by eugene » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:19 pm

Why would these guys want to waste time representing England when they could represent Zimbabwe?
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Re: Eddie Byrom and Nick Welch

Post by Googly » Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:50 am

England starting central red ball contract £600 000 a year, white ball £275 000, plus chance of T20 and 100 contracts plus quadruple the number of international appearances plus a county contract with 20-50 games a season depending on formats selected for. County contracts range from £280000-£100000 a year. Play with and against some of the best players in the world. Secure lucrative endorsements and advertising deals. Ability to retire and live comfortably after a County career and to live well after an international one. Opportunities to play elsewhere in off-season. Make life long friends all over the world.
Vs
Zim central contract of....?
One test every two years against the same opponent.
No games
Almost no chance of being selected for any T20 tournaments
No franchise contracts. Country practically unlivable.
Being treated like a second hand dog unless you’ve been a snitch your whole career.

I dunno, man. I’d be shooting for the moon.

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Re: Eddie Byrom and Nick Welch

Post by cricket_22001 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:55 am

You touched on a point I was going to raise, ie, no games.
I laugh when other, more controversial, forumites(past & present) label Zimbos playing overseas as traitors.
As sure as your butthole faces the ground, the English, Australians & New Zealanders will have packed cricket seasons. And its planned in advance. Your blokes just want to ply their trade in the best available competitions with a degree of security. Call them guns for hire but the Poms have been recruiting from the "empire" since international cricket began. (I laughed when I found out Labuschagne was a Saffer. The Poms must be scratching their heads wondering how he escaped their grasp.) Oh yeah, what's this about a six year plan?

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Re: Eddie Byrom and Nick Welch

Post by Googly » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:03 pm

That pink traitor story was dropped long back. Let’s face it, if there was a route out of here for all FC players to play Aussie Club Div 3 cricket during our Southern Hemisphere season at $100 a game and free board and lodging it would look like a lemming migration going over a cliff. It would be a good documentary with an Attenborough voice over. They wouldn’t be back either.
They’d have to turn our FC season into a double wicket competition with Utseya and Masakadza in one team and Makoni and Mukhulani in the other.

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Re: Eddie Byrom and Nick Welch

Post by eugene » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:39 pm

Googly wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:50 am
England starting central red ball contract £600 000 a year, white ball £275 000, plus chance of T20 and 100 contracts plus quadruple the number of international appearances plus a county contract with 20-50 games a season depending on formats selected for. County contracts range from £280000-£100000 a year. Play with and against some of the best players in the world. Secure lucrative endorsements and advertising deals. Ability to retire and live comfortably after a County career and to live well after an international one. Opportunities to play elsewhere in off-season. Make life long friends all over the world.
Vs
Zim central contract of....?
One test every two years against the same opponent.
No games
Almost no chance of being selected for any T20 tournaments
No franchise contracts. Country practically unlivable.
Being treated like a second hand dog unless you’ve been a snitch your whole career.

I dunno, man. I’d be shooting for the moon.
I am of course joking.
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