uskexile wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:24 pm
Karl Brown released from Lancashire. I thought he would be because he hasn't been involved much this year. Has some experience across all forms and we should probably be talking to him. I thought we should have signed Paul Horton at the time who has done okay at Leicestershire.
I don't really see that there are many experienced batsmen to choose from. I tried to make a list the other day but most of them are too old or not worth it or recently extended contracts.
Will Tavare - very quiet this year.
Chesney Hughes - was at Northants but not played much in 2018.
Arun Harinath - Been at Surrey for years, mainly 2nd team but has scored first class 100s.
Karl Brown - now free agent - has experience.
Michael Carberry - Left Leics under a cloud - too old?
Richard Levi - not had a good year. Better one day player than first class?
Ian Cockbain - T20 specialist - not a great 1st class record.
Callum McLeod - watched him bat superbly in the Scot v Eng ODI. Derbyshire gave him a summer contract - should we look at some of the Scots who are MUCH improved?
Andrew Umeed - Released today by Warwickshire - in the record books for the second slowest 1st class 100 - sounds like a grinder which might not be a bad thing for us.
Most of you will probably say none of the above which means going down the Kolpak road. I don't see where we are going to find 2 to 3 experienced batsmen to bring the young ones forward.