davee wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:24 am
None of the list are really good enough, Kerrigan has ceased playing for the club, Chandrapaul isn't in the Country believed to never return following a dressing room bust up, Croft is in his Testimonial year and has been blocking the progress of younger players for years, Brown has been struggling for years but may have benefited from being played at 5/6 where Croft has been. Mennie a good trier but not really what we are looking for in an overseas player, probably obtained on the cheap. Clark worth another contract but not quite 1st division, he will prosper in the 2nd next season.
Aaron Lilley has suffered from a lack of chances and I think he may prosper elsewhere, Toby Lester similarly but I don't think he's big enough, Danny Lamb probably deserves another contract to see if he can make the breakthrough.
Several of the above have suffered from being in the seconds too long and they have found a plateau the finding it difficult to make the step up, if they start producing the goods in the seconds they should be given a run out with the big boys.
The problem for most of these players trying to find another County will be the wages many will have to take a drop.
The problem is that you never what to beleive. I was told Chanderpaul was back in the country just not selected for this squad. Mennie may be still suffering, in some way, from his concussion but doubt the club would say anything.
Hands maybe forced with Jennings, Buttler and Livingstone not available after today/tomorrow, Croft and Brown may have to be picked, despite Chapple's clear reluctance.
Have suspected for some time there is something wrong with the dressing room. There must be a reason Jones came in a couple of years ago carried his bat scoring a century and now scores runs for the seconds for fun, but goes into his shell in the (very) limited opportunities he is given at first team level. Lancashire are making the gulf between 1sts and 2nds massive whilst at other counties 19 year old score runs for fun. Something wrong.