Eddie Byrom and Nick Welch

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Re: Eddie Byrom and Nick Welch

Post by ZIMDOGGY » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:31 am

On that note, I really hate how Pakistani players I n particular absolutely flood the developing nations setup. You look at any minor European nation, the USA, Canada, and it’s all Pakistani restaurant workers and IT professionals and such.

I know it sounds racist on one hand, but the problem is they have a noxious weed affect on these countries that restricts born and bred euros/North Americans from getting involved in the game, which is what is needed to genuinely grow it. Comps in these countries are almost exclusively Pakis with team names like ‘Islamic Tigers 11’ and they all speak Urdu to each other and it has an exclusion effect and it is no fun at all. I know Americans who have wanted to try playing but have replied with ‘I don’t speak Urdu’ so they never pick up the bat and ball. Would be the same everywhere.
I recently filled in with a German league game and was the only white guy there speaking a non subcontinental language and I can tell you first hand, it was no fun at all.

I don’t know the answer to the problem though, they have every right to want to play and while they kill growth, they do keep cricket bubbling below the surface through participation.
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Re: Eddie Byrom and Nick Welch

Post by Googly » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:37 pm

A dashing 150 from Ed B and a circumspect but match winning 100 from Nick W yesterday in club. Serious players.

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Re: Eddie Byrom and Nick Welch

Post by Andybligzz » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:26 pm

Googly wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:37 pm
A dashing 150 from Ed B and a circumspect but match winning 100 from Nick W yesterday in club. Serious players.
They would be handy inclusions indeed .
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Re: Eddie Byrom and Nick Welch

Post by Googly » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:24 pm

Eddie back to back hundreds for Somerset Seconds yesterday and today. That’s not been done too often.

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Re: Eddie Byrom and Nick Welch

Post by Googly » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:46 pm

That will be enough to get him back into Ones I reckon, he’s been plundering in twos and club.

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Re: Eddie Byrom and Nick Welch

Post by jaybro » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:13 pm

Trescothic has retired now so you'd think Eddie might take his spot??
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Re: Eddie Byrom and Nick Welch

Post by Googly » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:08 am

He’s retiring at the end of the season. Somerset will at least give him his final game in Ones for the correct send off. Ed has done enough to justify promotion now, but the firsts are winning so there will be reluctance to change that. Eddie’s big mistake has always been to bat too slowly but you can see he’s changing that. That mind set has made them think he’s only a red ball player when in fact he can play all formats, he’s damned good. I’ve watched him a lot on this live stream they use and technically he’s excellent, plus has a damned good hand eye. He’s got a bright future. He’s in that betwixt and between place where he’s now dominating in twos but hasn’t made it first time around in ones. I think this next time around he’ll go well. The guy competing for the same spot is Green by the looks of things.

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Re: Eddie Byrom and Nick Welch

Post by Googly » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:16 am

I’m assuming some of you saw Byrom’s debut T20 innings against Surrey night before last?
Unbelievable. A match winning (Banton did the early damage) 56 off 19 I think it was. Puts to bed once and for all the notion that he’s a red ball player. Every decent player has a few career defining moments and I think this was one of them, they will now take him very seriously in all formats and he’ll get the exposure he deserves.
This Tom Banton lad may well be the best T20 prospect in world cricket at the moment. He didn’t look fantastic against spin, but good luck to the seamers bowling at this guy when he’s seeing it big, he can do stuff that is beyond the reach of mere mortals. That reverse sweep six off Curran was extraordinary, there was a moment’s silence after that, like what did we just see?

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Re: Eddie Byrom and Nick Welch

Post by encore » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:20 am

Googly wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:16 am
I’m assuming some of you saw Byrom’s debut T20 innings against Surrey night before last?
Unbelievable. A match winning (Banton did the early damage) 56 off 19 I think it was. Puts to bed once and for all the notion that he’s a red ball player. Every decent player has a few career defining moments and I think this was one of them, they will now take him very seriously in all formats and he’ll get the exposure he deserves.
This Tom Banton lad may well be the best T20 prospect in world cricket at the moment. He didn’t look fantastic against spin, but good luck to the seamers bowling at this guy when he’s seeing it big, he can do stuff that is beyond the reach of mere mortals. That reverse sweep six off Curran was extraordinary, there was a moment’s silence after that, like what did we just see?
I think that was his first ever Twenty20 match. Reminds one of Gary Ballance. Having been written off as a red ball player early, he set off like a house on fire in ListA and Twenty20. I recall his mondblowing hitting during ZIM's own Stanbic T20 too. Some were eventually swayed to chuck him into ENG's ODI side, plus his red ball form was more than decent. Anyway, the rest they say is history.
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Re: Eddie Byrom and Nick Welch

Post by Googly » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:56 pm

After an early nick off last game Eddie B blisters Essex with another fantastic innings. These are not just flashes in the pan, he’s making this look really easy.

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