2019/20 Domestic Cricket Season - Logan Cup, Pro50, Twenty20

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Re: 2019/20 Domestic Cricket Season - Logan Cup, Pro50, Twenty20

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Can only but laugh at the blatant swerving.

Throw in the odd white player as who to keep like Waller because he won't take a spot on the national team.

Then throw in the odd player like Elton as who should go, just to try and show some balance.

Yes, very unfortunate that we picked the rainy season to play the season. If only we had a met bureau to tell us about weather and climate.

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The short to medium term solution is to find players who play in other domestic leagues. That is the only way out.

I think sometimes we overestimate ourselves. We have never had a strong domestic setup. In fact if you look back you will find that Zimbabwe's strongest team had 2 very good imports (Goodwin and Johnson). After those 2 guys packed their bags we went back to being an ordinary team.

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TapsC wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:32 am
The short to medium term solution is to find players who play in other domestic leagues. That is the only way out.

I think sometimes we overestimate ourselves. We have never had a strong domestic setup. In fact if you look back you will find that Zimbabwe's strongest team had 2 very good imports (Goodwin and Johnson). After those 2 guys packed their bags we went back to being an ordinary team.
Mate the domestic setup was way stronger, go back through the archives, they played more games and the sides were filled with national team players and promising youngsters coming through.

That was actually a massive advantage Zimbabwe had when it came to bringing young guys through the system, players like Coventry, Elton, Hamilton, BT, Taibu etc were playing first class cricket against guys like Streak, Flowers etc when they were still teenagers ( IIRC Choppa & Elton might have been 16)

The trick was they didn’t have a system clogged up with ‘never gonna make it’ club cricketers, it was mostly quality experienced guys or good young players. Now the national team players barely play, the age group stars are kept in school (because their parents know its a waste time them playing) and the teams are full of club hacks who just want an espncricinfo page.
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Very well put.

There’s some serious passengers in this FC set up and it needs addressing.

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Re: 2019/20 Domestic Cricket Season - Logan Cup, Pro50, Twenty20

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encore wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:41 am
eugene wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:18 pm
Most of the domestic season will be rained out or cancelled due to fuel shortages.
Unfortunate part of it all.
There you go again!!
How’s it unfortunate?? It rains between November and February, and it has done for several thousand years.
It should be called no planning, but in this case they’ve planned it.

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And yes it was damned strong club cricket, probably the toughest club cricket in the world, because we focused on that as opposed to the provincial stuff. Sometimes you’d find 7 or 8 National players in a club side.
The days of making club and franchise cricket more interesting and competitive with imports has long gone.
The last guy we had here at Rhinos was a decent club cricketer and made a couple of appearances in minor counties yet he set it alight here. What does that tell you?
Ed Byrom played a few games as well, but aside from one innings didn’t do much, but he’s a different player now, he’d put some monster runs on the board. He’s become a serious cricketer, watch this space, he’s in the upper echelons of batsmen right now. His time is coming.
I remember watching Greatbatch playing for OG’s. He was some player.

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If you walk around the OG’s bar and see who played there, you could almost make up a World XI. No jokes.

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What's the state of Old Georgians now googly? Are there any grounds which you can honestly say are still in half decent nick apart from OH

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OG’s is good. Some money has gone into it and it’s still in good nick and the clubhouse has had a makeover.
They would be a great inclusion to our club system but the committee is not interested.
I’m not sure who’s behind it all. They play some social cricket there and I suspect those guys help.
Gary Brent is based there as well, perhaps with the AC Academy now so if that’s their base then it definitely won’t be available for club cricket.
I’m a bit out of touch these days, rapidly and thankfully losing interest in the ongoing dog show that is our cricket.

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They play rugby out of there and I think the rugby section have a lot to do with the upkeep as well.
It’s how it all used to work, before the freebies became the order of the day.

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