- Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:37 am
Hi all, have been lurking in the shadows of the old proboards for a couple of years so wanted to support Mav and all the other regulars by 'coming out' on the new forum. Family goes way back with Northants (father worked for the legendary VWC Jupp and played for the Saints, late great Aunt from Sandringham Road a member for 50 years etc etc). Your county is your county (thanks Dad...). Ex club player and now helping to run a West of England Premier League side down in the Cotswolds.
Surprised at Smith going so hastily, sadly doesn't sound like we have an immediate successor lined up. Gap between Div 1 and 2 is huge and getting huger as we now know. A side with nous in the form of Pedro, Midders and Azhar plus youth from Ketts, Willey, Wakers, Stone, Keogh, Duckett, Newton and Rossington as a core actually sounded exciting and good for English cricket...until the Midders and Ketts news. Agree a priority to get them back, if its not too late... Any other sides making that sort of commitment to England-qualified youngsters?