Match 4 : Quadrangular U19 Series 2020 : ZIM VS NZ, Durban

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Re: Match 4 : Quadrangular U19 Series 2020 : ZIM VS NZ, Durban

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sloandog wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:21 am
The quickest bowler we have produced is a 20/21 year old Kyle Jarvis, and he too was a rugby boy in his youth.
Maybe not a bad idea 💡
I can imagine Kyle Jarvis being a full back, catching high balls and calling MARK! What an athlete, that one.

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Re: Match 4 : Quadrangular U19 Series 2020 : ZIM VS NZ, Durban

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Conant wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:13 am
zimlover wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:03 pm
Looks like the white kids are pretty shit or crappy this time around
The black kids have been more exceptional and exciting with bat and ball
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

This comment made me laugh :lol: :lol: :lol:
It shouldn’t, it basically means that private school cricket has taken a big dive. ZC will spin it that grass roots is working when in fact it’s in an even worse state.
As I pointed out there’s a very low percentage of black kids that play cricket at the private schools where all the facilities are, with St George’s being the exception, where there are no white kids.
School cricket and grass roots cricket is in the worst state it’s ever been, and set to worsen.
The gap between government/grass roots and private is closing, but in a dire downward spiral.
The outlook gets grimmer and grimmer.

I do think we have a slightly above average u19 squad this year, but it’s early days, let’s see how it unfolds when the tournament starts for real. It’s the same old story for Zim where we have 4/5 decent players and then too many that are not as good. We’ve seen that we need the good ones to fire because we lack depth.

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Re: Match 4 : Quadrangular U19 Series 2020 : ZIM VS NZ, Durban

Post by zimfan1 »

Googly wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:29 pm
Conant wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:13 am
zimlover wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:03 pm
Looks like the white kids are pretty shit or crappy this time around
The black kids have been more exceptional and exciting with bat and ball
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

This comment made me laugh :lol: :lol: :lol:
It shouldn’t, it basically means that private school cricket has taken a big dive. ZC will spin it that grass roots is working when in fact it’s in an even worse state.
As I pointed out there’s a very low percentage of black kids that play cricket at the private schools where all the facilities are, with St George’s being the exception, where there are no white kids.
School cricket and grass roots cricket is in the worst state it’s ever been, and set to worsen.
The gap between government/grass roots and private is closing, but in a dire downward spiral.
The outlook gets grimmer and grimmer.

I do think we have a slightly above average u19 squad this year, but it’s early days, let’s see how it unfolds when the tournament starts for real. It’s the same old story for Zim where we have 4/5 decent players and then too many that are not as good. We’ve seen that we need the good ones to fire because we lack depth.
I don't think our pace bowling will be good enough on the quicker wickets. Durban was slow tracks which helped our spinners. Pakistan and Bangladesh are unlikely to be exposed by our spinners.

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Re: Match 4 : Quadrangular U19 Series 2020 : ZIM VS NZ, Durban

Post by TapsC »

Or maybe there are just less white people in the country

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Re: Match 4 : Quadrangular U19 Series 2020 : ZIM VS NZ, Durban

Post by ZIMDOGGY »

^this
Can’t expect them to pump them out after they got kicked out
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'The' Gus Mackay.

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Sportsman.
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A. UNDA DA ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE*

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Re: Match 4 : Quadrangular U19 Series 2020 : ZIM VS NZ, Durban

Post by sloandog »

Yea when was our last fast white bowler. Jarvis has turned into a medium fast bowler (a damn good bowler though!).
In the 2003 CWC we had Heath Streak, Travis Friend and Bliggy.
Get Dylan Grant in there!

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