Den Buckett wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:48 am
We have picked the team I predicted, but really disappointed that Newton has replaced Curran rather than Wakely. Curran has not pulled up any trees, but needs the chance to develop rather than keep trying a player who has failed for many years.
Agree 100% and to me another demonstration of Ripley's bind faith in certain players despite all the evidence saying it's time to drop them.
Keogh is another case in my opnion. I'm sick and tired of saying he's not an all-rounder. He still has the worst bowling average in the whole of Div 2 and that's not even surprising, as his bowling average has always been that of an occasional bowler. If he's going to make the team, it should be for his batting. Despite a reasonable overall average this season, the bulk of his runs came from one innings at Glamorgan, where half the batters got hundreds. Otherwise his record is very ordinary yet again.
Luke Procter has batted well, but is also an "all-rounder" whose bowling seems very unthreatening in the CC. It really is time to show a bit of adventure with the CC side. Curran, Thurston and Tom Sole could be the first options. Even if you choose the old guard, Cobb should be above Wakely and Keogh in the pecking oreder on current form, and he's at least as much an all rounder as Keogh is too.