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Title: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: alexhilly1492 on October 06, 2017, 04:32:59 PM
who will move where?

Im hearing that notts fancy joe clarke from worcester and sam billings.

I think billings would be a great signing as a really dont wanna see tom moores keeping in the 4 day side!!

plenty of stories and theories on the bbc sport page here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41154332 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41154332)

post your theories who you'd like at your county and any confirmed transfers
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on October 06, 2017, 06:44:49 PM
Interesting list - Notts and Hampshire again the biggest pilferers and Kent seemingly this year's Durham with three of their main talents up for grabs.

For Yorkshire...

Well, the rumour going around toward the end of the season was that Darryl Mitchell was coming over from Worcestershire, but that has seemingly been quashed by the club.  I think with eh weight of England calls, we probably need two more bodies plus an Overseas.  A top order bat, some competition in the middle order, and a quality finger spinner.  If someone offered me Bell-Drummond, Shaun Marsh on a Kolpak and (cannot believe I've changed my mind so much about the guy) Nathan Lyon I'd back us to win the Championship.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on October 06, 2017, 07:20:02 PM
Never mind that. Is Freddie van den Bergh getting another contract?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on October 06, 2017, 07:41:16 PM
Would expect so - the Surrey members were very impressed with his bowling against us on an absolute shirtfront at the Oval.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on October 06, 2017, 07:50:08 PM
He did have five years preparing for it!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on October 06, 2017, 07:54:11 PM
He did have five years preparing for it!

well, yes.  Whether they'll keep him I don't know - I thought he looked a decent bowler, but they do also have Amar Virdi who is highly thought of. 
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: jwebber86 on October 06, 2017, 08:35:32 PM
who will move where?

Im hearing that notts fancy joe clarke from worcester and sam billings.

I think billings would be a great signing as a really dont wanna see tom moores keeping in the 4 day side!!

ive heard the same but with clarke having only one year left on his contract i think he will be leaving at the end of next season rather then this winter.

mick cadmore has just followed his son to yorkshire and will be the dressing room attendant next season
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on October 06, 2017, 10:29:33 PM
well, yes.  Whether they'll keep him I don't know - I thought he looked a decent bowler, but they do also have Amar Virdi who is highly thought of.

Why is a left-arm spinner seen as exactly the same as a right-arm spinner to people on here?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on October 06, 2017, 10:30:13 PM
Matt Coles to Essex is a rumour.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on October 07, 2017, 09:35:01 AM
Why is a left-arm spinner seen as exactly the same as a right-arm spinner to people on here?

I don't see them as the same, I merely wonder how many young spinners Surrey - who also have Batty seemingly intent on playing forever and Borthwick in their First XI - might want.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Rob580 on October 17, 2017, 02:38:07 PM
Anyone heard anymore about the Morkel to Warwickshire rumour?

I'd heard about Coles to Essex, but really can't see the need with Porter, Walter, Beard, Cook, Harmer, Bopara, Tendo & A.N. Other overseas Bowler.

Much truth in the Mo Ali to Warks / Hants rumours?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on October 17, 2017, 03:39:27 PM
Anyone heard anymore about the Morkel to Warwickshire rumour?

I'd heard about Coles to Essex, but really can't see the need with Porter, Walter, Beard, Cook, Harmer, Bopara, Tendo & A.N. Other overseas Bowler.

Much truth in the Mo Ali to Warks / Hants rumours?

Morkel has been sniffing around a Kolpak move all year - I don't think he is feeling the love in South Africa, and I know there were rumours that he was worried that his body would not hold out for much longer.  The line at the time was that Surrey, Warwickshire and Notts had all asked to be kept appraised.

Coles is decent, you can see why Essex would take a punt.  Porter has a stress fracture, Ravi and Tendo are batsmen who bowl a few overs and there are always issues around overseas signings availability. 
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: iand123 on October 17, 2017, 08:04:11 PM
Billings signed a new deal at Kent and is now VC so wonít be going to notts
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: leatherseat on October 18, 2017, 08:10:52 AM
Not on the playing front, but I am pleased to see Nixon appointed as Leicestershire coach. He has deep links with the county and seemed to be a strong mentor during his playing days. Hopefully, he will instil the right sort of steel (ie taking the players along with his attitude, rather than pulling away from them in a different, confrontational way).
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Buzz on October 19, 2017, 04:15:24 PM
Matt Coles has signed for Essex from Kent.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Woodyspin on October 19, 2017, 06:34:13 PM
Matt Coles has signed for Essex from Kent.

Corr will H4L pay for the postage now? Hehe
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Alvaro on October 20, 2017, 08:03:02 AM
I am chuffed with Ryan Higgins at Gloucester. Hope he makes a hundred against Middlesex in the CC next year.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Mr_Orange on October 20, 2017, 10:37:25 AM
Surrey sign Mitchell Marsh...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41694616 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41694616)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: rickjames on October 20, 2017, 11:58:44 AM
Quite happy with that to be honest. Can't really replace anyone of Sanga's calibre, so to have another bowler in what was predominantly abject last year can only be a good thing. Big plus that he should be available for most of the season as well, and some added 50/20 over experience to boot.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: edge on October 23, 2017, 08:05:39 PM
I am chuffed with Ryan Higgins at Gloucester. Hope he makes a hundred against Middlesex in the CC next year.
Looks an even better signing now, as I see Jack Taylor's been banned from bowling. Again.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: ScottParko on October 26, 2017, 04:22:42 PM
Not a transfer as such but Aussie bowler Nathan Rimmington has signed for Durham on an English passport. Bowling has often been something we haven't lacked up here but having an experienced bowler to guide the young lads is no bad thing (strange saying that after letting Onions go but hey ho)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on October 26, 2017, 05:24:17 PM
Chris Nash to Surrey? Or Notts?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: golders on October 26, 2017, 06:21:18 PM
Chris Nash to Surrey? Or Notts?

He's thirty plus, probably Surrey...
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Neon Cricket on October 26, 2017, 06:25:38 PM
The biggest signing this year is by far the re-signing of Moeen by Worcs - great to see some loyalty in the game!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on October 26, 2017, 06:38:05 PM
He's thirty plus, probably Surrey...

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2017/08/31/surrey-set-post-war-record-four-teenagers-county-championship/amp/ (https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2017/08/31/surrey-set-post-war-record-four-teenagers-county-championship/amp/)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: ppccopener on October 26, 2017, 07:37:14 PM
Chris Nash might struggle a bit at mid thirties, shame to leave Sussex after all these years. On the subject of Sussex, my second favourite county having played for Arundel cc for a year(batting  paradise got some runs!!) what do Sussex fans think of Chris Adams possible return as head coach?. He always seems to be touting for the job....and there's now a vacancy.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on October 26, 2017, 08:09:15 PM
I'd be surprised if Nash doesn't have another two years somewhere. He'd be a good signing.

Press release said "he wishes to take his career in another direction". That could mean he is leaving the game, but I don't think so.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Woodyspin on October 26, 2017, 08:23:46 PM
Id love it! As captian he did a Leicester City with Sussex!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Long hop 1987 on October 30, 2017, 04:13:33 PM
The biggest signing this year is by far the re-signing of Moeen by Worcs - great to see some loyalty in the game!

As a Worcester fan i'm delighted by this and you are correc the loyalty is great to see however I don't think the signing on any England play can seen as big these day as they are so rarely released to play for their counties.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: iand123 on October 30, 2017, 07:21:36 PM
As a Worcester fan i'm delighted by this and you are correc the loyalty is great to see however I don't think the signing on any England play can seen as big these day as they are so rarely released to play for their counties.

Which is why i thought it was quite odd that other counties were heavily interested in Moeen, he would hardly have played for them
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Neon Cricket on October 31, 2017, 09:05:16 AM
From an on-field perspective, he obviously doesn't play much county wise but when he does it's always helpful.

From a commercial perspective however he's a huge signing, there aren't many players in the country that command as much from a commercial as him I wouldn't have thought. He's one of the first names on the England team sheet at the moment and has somewhat of a cult following going on. For a smaller team like Worcs, it's a big deal for us - a great figure head for the club if nothing else.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: jwebber86 on October 31, 2017, 10:09:52 PM
moeen is a brilliant signing. worcs having an england player and especially one as recognisable as mo certainly helps a lot

also when he is around the team he makes a difference to the players gives them a lift and such like. it also creates a buzz with the supporters, they almost seem more interested in the cricket.

one final note easy is a lovely guy and always a pleasure to talk to
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Tailendfielder on October 31, 2017, 10:56:12 PM
He also brings inspiration to youngsters of a similar background. I believe Warwickshire were interested getting him support a plan to encourage more talent from Asian heritage through their youth system. Also competing for the same players, they have lost out on a few to Worcs over the last 5 - 10 years.

Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on October 31, 2017, 11:00:53 PM
Northants have signed Luke Procter - a somewhat less elegant left-hander - from Lancashire.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: 19reading87 on November 01, 2017, 12:25:20 PM
Chris Nash signs for Notts on a 3 year deal
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Alvaro on November 01, 2017, 01:20:27 PM
Chris Nash signs for Notts on a 3 year deal

I should have put a fiver on it...
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: six and out on January 17, 2018, 04:48:11 PM
Just using this thread...

Billings new Kent captain and Northeast given permission to talk to other clubs

http://www.kentcricket.co.uk/news/billings-appointed-kent-captain-for-2018/ (http://www.kentcricket.co.uk/news/billings-appointed-kent-captain-for-2018/)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: alexhilly1492 on January 17, 2018, 05:03:12 PM
could be a good move for someone like sussex
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Rob580 on January 17, 2018, 05:12:38 PM
could be a good move for someone like sussex

Definitely, especially given they lost Nash.

Will they have the financial clout though to compete with Notts, Hampshire & the other Test Ground counties? 
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: richyreed on January 17, 2018, 05:12:53 PM
Just using this thread...

Billings new Kent captain and Northeast given permission to talk to other clubs

[url]http://www.kentcricket.co.uk/news/billings-appointed-kent-captain-for-2018/[/url] ([url]http://www.kentcricket.co.uk/news/billings-appointed-kent-captain-for-2018/[/url])


Time for him to move to Surrey and get an England call up :D
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: six and out on January 17, 2018, 05:17:19 PM
could be a good move for someone like sussex

Surely he will only move to a Div 1 side
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: 19reading87 on January 17, 2018, 05:43:30 PM
No point in Northeast going anywhere but a division 1 side. Yorkshire or Surrey surely leading the case
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on January 17, 2018, 06:04:14 PM
Surrey, Notts and Lancs will all have a sniff - they always do.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: edge on January 17, 2018, 06:32:16 PM
Northeast on his way to div 1 sharpish, England side before the end of the year. Mr Keeley had better get those CNC machines warmed up for when the bats get on tv!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: cricketbadger on January 17, 2018, 06:41:39 PM
I'd have him at Yorkshire tmro, but can't see them chasing him as I'd say they'd prefer to promote from within. But he's too talented to miss out on IMO
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: jp2408 on January 17, 2018, 06:52:43 PM
Surrey, Notts and Lancs will all have a sniff - they always do.

Lancs would have quite the batting lineup in championship cricket.. Albeit a few could gain England honours.

Davies
Hameed
Jennings
Livingstone
Northeast
Chanderpaul
Vilas/Buttler
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Kulli on January 17, 2018, 06:55:51 PM
I'd have him at Yorkshire tmro, but can't see them chasing him as I'd say they'd prefer to promote from within. But he's too talented to miss out on IMO
Like Brooks, Plunkett, Willey and Kohler-Cadmore
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: ppccopener on January 17, 2018, 06:59:40 PM
Northeast on his way to div 1 sharpish, England side before the end of the year. Mr Keeley had better get those CNC machines warmed up for when the bats get on tv!

Not sure he is that good but he's been tipped for the top since his schooldays. Whether he is ahead of Jennings,Hameed,westley(remember him?) living stone and Laurence I'm not sure

I have a friend who plays for Kent and I know Northeast is hugely rated. Big decision from him and a brave one, it can only of been done with an eye to get in the test side.

Surrey or Yorkshire maybe the best bet for that?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Sam on January 17, 2018, 07:01:49 PM
No point in Northeast going anywhere but a division 1 side. Yorkshire or Surrey surely leading the case

Cricinfo article says Notts or Hampshire are looking most likely right now.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on January 17, 2018, 07:20:39 PM
As a Kent fan a massive loss to KCCC and with him gone and Billings no doubt missing a large part of the season when England have white ball cricket I can see them having a challenging year, plenty of young talent but little with a proven reputation now except Stevens, DBD and billings on the batting front.

I hope he does get an England call up as he has been churning out runs in all formats for years plus having now been a captain for a few seasons his maturity levels make him on paper an ideal candidate as also plenty of experience.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Andythomo21 on January 17, 2018, 07:28:17 PM
Like Brooks, Plunkett, Willey and Kohler-Cadmore

What does that mean?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on January 17, 2018, 07:44:19 PM
I'd have him at Yorkshire tmro, but can't see them chasing him as I'd say they'd prefer to promote from within. But he's too talented to miss out on IMO

Oh, I would too - we need competition for places in the top five as the existing Lyth, Lees, Leaning, Ballance, Kohler-Cadmore (plus whichever overseas) have gotten comfortable since YJB was moved to permanent England duty.  But we have Brook coming through, and as our CE pointed out, players good enough to get in our top five are usually intimidated by the absence of an obvious place to fill in it.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on January 17, 2018, 07:46:07 PM
Like Brooks, Plunkett, Willey and Kohler-Cadmore

Brooks and Willey yes.  You could have had Hodd as well if you'd wanted.

But Plunkett and Kohler-Cadmore are Yorkshire born and bred.  The former was poached by Durham with more favourable Academy terms, the latter by a scholarship at Malvern College
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Kulli on January 17, 2018, 08:14:46 PM
Brooks and Willey yes.  You could have had Hodd as well if you'd wanted.

But Plunkett and Kohler-Cadmore are Yorkshire born and bred.  The former was poached by Durham with more favourable Academy terms, the latter by a scholarship at Malvern College
Does that really count as promoting from within?
Not saying they donít produce a lot of quality homegrown players, just that theyíre not entirely adverse to signing players from the poorer counties.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: cricketbadger on January 17, 2018, 08:23:58 PM
No I know that, that's only 4 you've pointed out though, aren't many others in comparison to others, and 2 if which are Yorkshiremen anyway

Imagine hel prefer to stay warm and comfy down south anyway
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bwcc on February 05, 2018, 05:29:47 PM
(https://s13.postimg.org/uk58dq45j/D679_A5_A0-6_C72-43_DA-98_EB-_ECC2_EBBEA475.png)

My moneys on Sam Northeast
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Alvaro on February 05, 2018, 06:01:42 PM
My money's on a T20 has been signing at best.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Buzz on February 05, 2018, 06:50:59 PM
Pollard?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: FattusCattus on February 05, 2018, 07:15:58 PM
I have it on very good authority itís Tamim Iqbal
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on February 05, 2018, 07:36:04 PM
I'd be amazed if Northeast went from Kent to Sussex - does nothing to get him the shop window he is hoping for in front of the selectors.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: six and out on February 05, 2018, 08:45:07 PM
Surely it might be a T20 signing... maybe the Gillespie influence and someone from the Strikers? Rashid Khan would be a scoop!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: rickjames on February 05, 2018, 09:47:20 PM
Northeast is too good for Div 2. It'll be something like Archer signing a new deal
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bwcc on February 05, 2018, 09:58:43 PM
It does nothing for his England chances except put him under the wing of the next England coach
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Buzz on February 05, 2018, 10:09:46 PM
100% not Northeast.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: FattusCattus on February 06, 2018, 09:35:41 AM
I have it on very good authority itís Rahkeem Cornwall
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Neon Cricket on February 06, 2018, 09:44:09 AM
I have it on very good authority itís Rahkeem Cornwall

Really hope this is true, gives all us chunky monkeys hope!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: FattusCattus on February 06, 2018, 09:47:17 AM
I run his fan-club, we're called 'Keem's Dream Team'!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: rickjames on February 06, 2018, 10:02:17 AM
County cricket needs more big units
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Simmy on February 06, 2018, 10:40:39 AM
County cricket needs more big units

i am available but had no offers :( haha
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Andythomo21 on February 06, 2018, 10:54:47 AM
Iíve heard itís Dwayne Leverock? ;)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bwcc on February 06, 2018, 01:13:33 PM
Rashid Khan... great signing
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: bk on February 06, 2018, 01:13:58 PM
Rashid Khan to Sussex


https://twitter.com/SussexCCC/status/960860857566670848 (https://twitter.com/SussexCCC/status/960860857566670848)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Rob580 on February 06, 2018, 01:25:27 PM
Makes sense I guess, probably had Gillespie in his ear for the last 2 months at the Big Bash
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: six and out on February 06, 2018, 01:35:42 PM
Surely it might be a T20 signing... maybe the Gillespie influence and someone from the Strikers? Rashid Khan would be a scoop!

Yep i thought it might be  :D :D
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: FattusCattus on February 06, 2018, 01:44:15 PM
See - I told you
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Calzehbhoy on February 06, 2018, 02:41:50 PM
Mills, Jordan, Archer & Khan is a pretty decent bowling attack!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on February 06, 2018, 03:34:27 PM
And you can add Garton to that.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: edge on February 06, 2018, 03:46:32 PM
And you can add Garton to that.
Here's hoping he'll actually get a game when Archer and Jordan are off to the IPL.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on February 06, 2018, 06:14:15 PM
Here's hoping he'll actually get a game when Archer and Jordan are off to the IPL.

He ought to, though that said Robinson and Whittingham will be up there too.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Rob580 on February 07, 2018, 12:48:32 PM
Zampa to Essex for the whole Blast.

They don't want Harmer bowling in the T20 stuff really, he didn't bowl any differently in the T20s to CC, and got absolutely carted! 
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Rob580 on February 08, 2018, 05:14:45 PM
Cricinfo reporting (within the Chadd Sayers story) that Hants have won the race to sign Northeast.

Test Ground, rich enough to afford him, but is it really the big move he needs to propel him towards the Test Side?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 08, 2018, 05:21:23 PM
Cricinfo reporting (within the Chadd Sayers story) that Hants have won the race to sign Northeast.

Test Ground, rich enough to afford him, but is it really the big move he needs to propel him towards the Test Side?

Test Match ground, Division 1 cricket, produced a few England players so in the limelight (admittedly Vince & Crane)
It's possibly as good a move for him as any.

It may have been circumstantial too. George Bailey is likely to retire soon (1 or 2 more seasons I reckon) and Northeast is a captain. Has he made the move with the intention of taking over as skipper?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: justnotcricket86 on February 08, 2018, 05:22:33 PM
And we just got awarded an Ashes test match :)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: springbok45 on February 08, 2018, 06:20:08 PM
It may have been circumstantial too. George Bailey is likely to retire soon (1 or 2 more seasons I reckon) and Northeast is a captain. Has he made the move with the intention of taking over as skipper?

I read on cricinfo recently that Bailey was not planning to return to Hants this year, so that would make sense.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Rob580 on February 08, 2018, 06:52:09 PM
Apologies, I must have thought I was back in Feb 2017 when they were on the brink of Div 2. My bad!  :(
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 08, 2018, 06:58:28 PM
I read on cricinfo recently that Bailey was not planning to return to Hants this year, so that would make sense.

Really? I thought he'd signed for 2018
I may have hallucinated that
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on February 08, 2018, 07:05:52 PM
And we just got awarded an Ashes test match :)

Because that makes so much sense.

Oh, wait, it doesn't.   :( :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: springbok45 on February 08, 2018, 07:30:34 PM
Really? I thought he'd signed for 2018
I may have hallucinated that


He had, http://www.espn.co.uk/cricket/story/_/id/22177499/george-bailey-vacillating-hampshire-return (http://www.espn.co.uk/cricket/story/_/id/22177499/george-bailey-vacillating-hampshire-return)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: justnotcricket86 on February 09, 2018, 09:17:39 AM
Because that makes so much sense.

Oh, wait, it doesn't.   :( :( :( :( :(

I know your ground loses out and mine gains. For what it's worth, they do put on a very good show there. Went to watch the India test a few years back, and seen numerous big games there. They have a good set up.

Have to agree that Trent Bridge and your place losing out is sad though.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Kulli on February 09, 2018, 09:21:02 AM
More tests in the south = more chance of an Aussie win.

Wouldn't catch the Aussies having a test down in Hobart when we're over.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on February 09, 2018, 09:45:21 AM
I know your ground loses out and mine gains. For what it's worth, they do put on a very good show there. Went to watch the India test a few years back, and seen numerous big games there. They have a good set up.

Have to agree that Trent Bridge and your place losing out is sad though.

Oh, this is not a partisan thing - face is nowadays I've way more chance of getting to the Rose Bowl for a game than I have of going to Headingley, and the fact is that England tend to do disproprtionately badly at Headingley because it has more pace and bounce than most of our pitches, so plays to the strengths of overseas bowlers more.   But I do worry that we are not playing at Trent Bridge where the conditions and the memory of their abject humiliation last time will hang over the Aussies. 

I also worry about staging a major game at the Rose Bowl, given how poor the logistics around the ground have been in the past.   Its a good viewing ground once you get inside, but the journey in and out can be horrendous.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: justnotcricket86 on February 09, 2018, 09:48:03 AM
Agreed. When I say they have a good set up, that's providing you can actually get in before the start of play!!

PS - it's nice us having at chat about Hampshire that isn't Kolpak related ;)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on February 09, 2018, 09:55:36 AM
Agreed. When I say they have a good set up, that's providing you can actually get in before the start of play!!

PS - it's nice us having at chat about Hampshire that isn't Kolpak related ;)

Aye.  On which subject - signed any good ones recently? ;)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Alvaro on February 09, 2018, 09:55:54 AM
Hampshire do know that Northeast isn't South African?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on February 09, 2018, 09:56:38 AM
Hampshire do know that Northeast isn't South African?

please note thid WASN'T me.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: justnotcricket86 on February 09, 2018, 10:02:20 AM
I don't think so, but we have our scouts out in Joburg ;)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Alvaro on February 09, 2018, 10:03:49 AM
I noticed a couple of young Australians in Hampshire's Caribbean jolly team too... :D
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Rob580 on February 15, 2018, 01:41:01 PM
Ishant signs for Sussex for the first two months.

Definitely cover for Archer, but this is just an awful signing and the problem with County stuff as far as I'm concerned. Proved time and time again he's nothing special, then a county sign him, short term just so he can get used to English conditions to give India a better chance of beating England!

Would you see any other country in the world do that? Giving a second rate bowler 2 competitive months to get used to conditions, I don't think so!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: six and out on February 15, 2018, 01:53:34 PM
Ishant signs for Sussex for the first two months.

Definitely cover for Archer, but this is just an awful signing and the problem with County stuff as far as I'm concerned. Proved time and time again he's nothing special, then a county sign him, short term just so he can get used to English conditions to give India a better chance of beating England!

Would you see any other country in the world do that? Giving a second rate bowler 2 competitive months to get used to conditions, I don't think so!

Like Pujara at Yorkshire
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: bk on February 16, 2018, 11:12:46 AM
I noticed a couple of young Australians in Hampshire's Caribbean jolly team too... :D
Who's that then? I missed this.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on February 16, 2018, 12:01:10 PM
Like Pujara at Yorkshire

Hardly second-rate!

But, yes, I'm very much against the rotating-door overseas pro thing. It undermines the integrity of English cricket. Like pretty much everything else that is going on at the moment.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Alvaro on February 16, 2018, 12:37:46 PM
Who's that then? I missed this.
Kid called Organ and Ian Holland
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: FattusCattus on February 16, 2018, 01:56:13 PM
I hope his full name isn't Hugh J Organ!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: bk on February 16, 2018, 01:58:24 PM
Kid called Organ and Ian Holland
Yep. Felix Organ has been in the UK since he was 2. Done really well for the 2s and the Academy but looks like he's had a tough start. Ian Holland played for South Wilts in the Southern Premier League last year. He won a Cricket reality show in Aus. I think he qualifies for the US, England and Aus!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Buzz on February 17, 2018, 01:32:27 PM
Northeast has joined Hampshire.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: ppccopener on February 17, 2018, 01:59:00 PM
It had to be a 1st div Side if he wants to play for England, sounds like from cricinfo there was some animosity at Kent

He's a very good player and there might be a gap if Vince don't score in NZ

Malan looks like he could be long term so not may gaps to fill

Wish him luck, tough to leave your club after this long
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Chalkie on February 19, 2018, 06:54:55 PM
Northeast has joined Hampshire.


Yep, confirmed here, nice shot of him with a Keeley.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43104848 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43104848)

Apparently likely to be 4 day captain
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: bk on February 19, 2018, 09:54:50 PM
Looks like Northeast is a straight swap for George Bailey. As a Hants fan I think this is great business.


[size=78%]https://www.cricket.com.au/news/george-bailey-hampshire-ipl-indian-premier-league-option-family-wife-baby-cricket-future/2018-02-14 (https://www.cricket.com.au/news/george-bailey-hampshire-ipl-indian-premier-league-option-family-wife-baby-cricket-future/2018-02-14)[/size]
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Sivlar13 on February 19, 2018, 11:01:40 PM
Looks like Northeast is a straight swap for George Bailey. As a Hants fan I think this is great business.


[size=78%]https://www.cricket.com.au/news/george-bailey-hampshire-ipl-indian-premier-league-option-family-wife-baby-cricket-future/2018-02-14 (https://www.cricket.com.au/news/george-bailey-hampshire-ipl-indian-premier-league-option-family-wife-baby-cricket-future/2018-02-14)[/size]

Also a Hants fan, itís a fantastic deal. Him and Vince in 3 and 4 could be very destructive across the formats.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: procricket on February 20, 2018, 08:27:29 PM
Shame for Joe Weatherely and Tom Allsop
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 20, 2018, 08:30:00 PM
Shame for Joe Weatherely and Tom Allsop

Isn't Weatherly an opener?
Top bloke
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: procricket on February 20, 2018, 08:31:03 PM
No he tend to bat middle order played against him last year when he played for St Cross with Asher Hart.

Weatherley is a very good batsman went to Kent on loan but struggled.

I see he been opening on the one day stuff.

I hope he gets a look in but looking at Hants i doubt it he hardly got a look in last year.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 20, 2018, 08:37:33 PM
I know he went to Kent and didn't have a great time of it.

Had a good chat with him at the end of last season, he was presenting the awards at our presentation night
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: procricket on February 20, 2018, 08:45:59 PM
I know he went to Kent and didn't have a great time of it.

Had a good chat with him at the end of last season, he was presenting the awards at our presentation night

Yes him and Alsop top lads also think Felix Organ is going to have a good summer if he gets a bit of game time he bowled well to me and i have seen him bat.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Sam on February 20, 2018, 08:51:32 PM
Shame for Joe Weatherely and Tom Allsop

Presumably unless they sign an overseas opener (and I can't think of anyone suitable available) one of them will get a solid run opening even in our strongest XI and with Vince potentially missing for chunks of the season all it would take is 1 injury for a spot to open for both of them.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: iand123 on February 21, 2018, 07:48:41 PM
Yorkshire are announcing a new signing at 7am tomorrow. Time makes me think itís Indian.... Virat Kohli to play a few CC games?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: iand123 on February 21, 2018, 07:49:31 PM
https://www.facebook.com/yorkshireccc/posts/1842418079161968 (https://www.facebook.com/yorkshireccc/posts/1842418079161968)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Andythomo21 on February 21, 2018, 07:55:01 PM
Yorkshire are announcing a new signing at 7am tomorrow. Time makes me think itís Indian.... Virat Kohli to play a few CC games?

Not Indian.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: cricketbadger on February 21, 2018, 07:56:03 PM
Be something dull like a new contract being signed by Steve Patterson
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Andythomo21 on February 21, 2018, 07:57:27 PM
Be something dull like a new contract being signed by Steve Patterson

Itís not, it is a ď big ď new signing but sworn to secrecy Iím afraid! ;)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: iand123 on February 21, 2018, 08:00:21 PM
Not Indian.

DíArcy Short to play some T20?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Sam on February 21, 2018, 08:30:21 PM
Steve Smith for the last 4 championship games?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: cricketbadger on February 21, 2018, 08:46:15 PM
Hopefully something more than a T20 signing
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: FattusCattus on February 21, 2018, 08:47:18 PM
A big, big signing means Rakeem Cornwall!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: iand123 on February 22, 2018, 07:09:44 AM
The big big signing was Billy Stanlake 😐
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: liscon12 on February 22, 2018, 07:11:44 AM
Only Billy Stanlake
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on February 22, 2018, 07:21:10 AM
Underwhelmed!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on February 22, 2018, 09:15:28 AM
Interesting to see how Stanlake goes in English conditions.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: cricketbadger on February 22, 2018, 09:50:01 AM
Not sure how to take it. Sure on his day he will be a handful, but that added pace will fly off the bat too
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: jamesisapayne on February 22, 2018, 09:54:35 AM
Not sure how to take it. Sure on his day he will be a handful, but that added pace will fly off the bat too

No pleasing some people!

I'd take the view that he's one of the quickest around and will be taking lots of wickets rather than how many outside edges he's going to get squirting down to 3rd man.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Jlscarroll17 on February 22, 2018, 10:07:04 AM
When you think about the pace that's currently in and around the English circuit it's nothing compared to the pace this lad bowl, be interesting to see how the batsman adapt to the added pace another good signing for Yorkshire, as a durham fan would have loved to have billy running in from the finchale end !!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Alvaro on February 22, 2018, 11:05:44 AM
i thought that the great county of Yorkshire would already have a battery of superior options bred on whippet meat and coal dust, but hey ho.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: DorsetDan on February 22, 2018, 12:56:00 PM
Not sure how to take it. Sure on his day he will be a handful, but that added pace will fly off the bat too

There is a noticeable buzz when he comes on and the batsmen always seemed instantly unsettled. How that translates I'm not sure
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on February 22, 2018, 01:07:06 PM
Very good signing. I think he'll do well.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: six and out on February 26, 2018, 12:37:54 PM
Announced this morning - Durham sign Aiden Markram and Tom Latham as Overseas

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43197514 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43197514)

Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: richyreed on February 26, 2018, 01:20:07 PM
Morkel to retire from international cricket - reading between the lines it seems like he will do a kolpak deal.

edit: From reading around more seems like his wife wants to be based in AUS so he might just be a T20 mercenary
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on February 26, 2018, 02:26:37 PM
Morkel to retire from international cricket - reading between the lines it seems like he will do a kolpak deal.

edit: From reading around more seems like his wife wants to be based in AUS so he might just be a T20 mercenary

Am I right in thinking that Warwickshire were interested in him when there was talk of him going the Kolpak route.

There'll be a few counties interested in him even if it's only for t20 cricket
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 26, 2018, 02:38:15 PM
I've heard a rumour Morkel will go to Kent on a kolpak deal
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: rickjames on February 26, 2018, 03:59:53 PM
Please please please please please come to Surrey
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on February 26, 2018, 04:34:40 PM
*Sighs* don't any of the counties develop their own anymore?

(though if he comes to Yorkshire, I'll be pointing out that we did develop him, with the 18 overs he bowled in his first stint with us pivotal in his development)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Buzz on February 26, 2018, 04:41:20 PM
Pretty sure he won't be joining Surrey. The DiVo is happy with the seam options apparently and keen to give more chances to the younger batsmen which is why we didn't bid for Northeast.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Rob580 on February 26, 2018, 05:01:37 PM
So realistically, the counties for Morkel are:

Derby -  Not enough money
Durham - Not enough money
Essex - Maybe, but a real outside chance
Glamorgan - Maybe, again. Div 2 hampering them a touch though possibly?
Gloucester - Nope
Hampshire - Not enough money left after all their recent signings, who must be on decent money!
Kent - If it weren't for all the rumours, I'd have said no, but looks like a strong possibility.
Lancashire - Possibly, given they won't see too much of Jimmy & Jarvis has left.
Leicestershire - No chance
Middlesex - Pace bowling stocks are already strong enough
Northants - Nope
Notts - As per Middlesex
Somerset - Possibly, could see them having a go.
Sussex - Bowling stocks strong enough already I would say (Archer, Whittingham, Garton, Jordan) 
Surrey - Maybe, although as per above DiVu is pretty happy with his lot at the moment. Not unlike Surrey to throw some cash around though, is it? ;)
Warks - Possibly, I'd say they need a bit of strengthening in the seam department and this would work perfectly!
Worcs - Nope
Yorkshire - Can't see it, they seem a bit more against Kolpak (other than Deon Kruis!)

So, looks to be one of: Essex, Glamorgan, Kent, Lancs, Somerset, Surrey or Warks. I'd probably say Lancs or Warks would be favourites should it come to it.....

Orrrr..... He's so good, I reckon one of the Aussie States might sign him as an overseas? His Aussie wife would probably he happiest in Aus and given his relative youth, could well help one of the States massively! 
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on February 26, 2018, 05:42:03 PM
*Sighs* don't any of the counties develop their own anymore?

(though if he comes to Yorkshire, I'll be pointing out that we did develop him, with the 18 overs he bowled in his first stint with us pivotal in his development)

Obviously the talent just isnít there so teams have to buy it in. When is the last time we produced a class bowler like morkel here ? (Aka not a white ball bowler)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on February 26, 2018, 05:44:37 PM
So realistically, the counties for Morkel are:

Derby -  Not enough money
Durham - Not enough money
Essex - Maybe, but a real outside chance
Glamorgan - Maybe, again. Div 2 hampering them a touch though possibly?
Gloucester - Nope
Hampshire - Not enough money left after all their recent signings, who must be on decent money!
Kent - If it weren't for all the rumours, I'd have said no, but looks like a strong possibility.
Lancashire - Possibly, given they won't see too much of Jimmy & Jarvis has left.
Leicestershire - No chance
Middlesex - Pace bowling stocks are already strong enough
Northants - Nope
Notts - As per Middlesex
Somerset - Possibly, could see them having a go.
Sussex - Bowling stocks strong enough already I would say (Archer, Whittingham, Garton, Jordan) 
Surrey - Maybe, although as per above DiVu is pretty happy with his lot at the moment. Not unlike Surrey to throw some cash around though, is it? ;)
Warks - Possibly, I'd say they need a bit of strengthening in the seam department and this would work perfectly!
Worcs - Nope
Yorkshire - Can't see it, they seem a bit more against Kolpak (other than Deon Kruis!)

So, looks to be one of: Essex, Glamorgan, Kent, Lancs, Somerset, Surrey or Warks. I'd probably say Lancs or Warks would be favourites should it come to it.....

Orrrr..... He's so good, I reckon one of the Aussie States might sign him as an overseas? His Aussie wife would probably he happiest in Aus and given his relative youth, could well help one of the States massively!

There is precedent with Johann Botha after all.  I wonder if we'll see one season over here, one there and then review whether he wants to play a full calender year.  In terms of options, this is mostly about who has money in their wage bill at this stage of the pre-season.  The only place he might conceiveably go on the cheap is Kent, because Allan Donald brings the Yarpie connection. 

So, one of the test grounds?  Warwickshire were certainly interested last year, and Lancashire will sign any available foreigner on principle.  I also wonder if Notts might go for him - again, they have always been ruthlessly acquisitive.

Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: mdg20 on February 27, 2018, 01:18:22 AM
Pretty sure he won't be joining Surrey. The DiVo is happy with the seam options apparently and keen to give more chances to the younger batsmen which is why we didn't bid for Northeast.

Im not sure our bowling attack is good enough to not go for him.

A lot will depend on Meakers fitness and the Currans England selections. Take those three out the equation and we look very light. Theres a lot more talent coming through with the bat than there is the ball.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on February 27, 2018, 06:20:15 AM
Im not sure our bowling attack is good enough to not go for him.

A lot will depend on Meakers fitness and the Currans England selections. Take those three out the equation and we look very light. Theres a lot more talent coming through with the bat than there is the ball.

What have Surrey got?  Tom Curran, Sam Curran, Meaker, Dernbach, Pillans, Dunn, McKerr plus Clarke and Marsh as all rounders?  Its a decent squad of seamers (9) but possibly a bit light on quality - a county with less money and less of a buy success mentality might say, nah, we're fine thanks but I can see Surrey throwing the chequebook at it.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on February 27, 2018, 06:26:34 AM
Obviously the talent just isnít there so teams have to buy it in. When is the last time we produced a class bowler like morkel here ? (Aka not a white ball bowler)

Its a double edged sword that one Adie.  You think the talent is not there, so you buy a foreign player in, which stops your talented youngsters developing, which means you have none when you next need one, so you buy another foreigner in...

To give one example of how young players can surprise you, it took England nicking half our squad and the other half being injured for Yorkshire to give Ben Coad a run in the ones last summer - and look what he managed!   There is always abit of an argument that you can buy in experience and learning - and if it were just the odd body then I'd live with that - but it worries me when sides have more or less half their first XI bought in in this way.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: mdg20 on February 27, 2018, 07:24:06 PM
What have Surrey got?  Tom Curran, Sam Curran, Meaker, Dernbach, Pillans, Dunn, McKerr plus Clarke and Marsh as all rounders?  Its a decent squad of seamers (9) but possibly a bit light on quality - a county with less money and less of a buy success mentality might say, nah, we're fine thanks but I can see Surrey throwing the chequebook at it.

Too many unknown quantities in that list. I.e We dont know how fit Meaker and Dunn will be, how available the Currans will be. How many games Clarke can realistically play given his age. Then you are relying on Dernbach, Marsh and some inexperienced bowlers.
I think he could really have the Sanga affect on our younger bowlers as well as being the top drawer consistent wicket taker we've lacked for a good number of years.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Sam on February 27, 2018, 08:38:06 PM
Hampshire - Not enough money left after all their recent signings, who must be on decent money!

Although I doubt he'll be coming here I'm not sure if we're that short on money for wages. Compared to last season we've had Northeast in who will be on a fair bit but we've taken Carberry, Bailey and Will Smith off the wages who were all very experienced and must've been on a decent amount. Then there's Topley's limited overs only contract which will presumably be slightly less and I doubt we're re-signing Afridi for t20s this year.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on February 28, 2018, 02:23:31 PM
Somerset have signed Corey Anderson for the blast this year

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43226517 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43226517)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Sam on February 28, 2018, 05:16:09 PM
Hampshire have signed Hashim Amla for the first 3 months of the season.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on February 28, 2018, 08:58:51 PM
Hampshire have signed Hashim Amla for the first 3 months of the season.

That's a good signing for Hampshire but I do remember he had a stint with Derbyshire a few years ago and he didn't do that well.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: procricket on February 28, 2018, 09:01:10 PM
Hampshire have signed Hashim Amla for the first 3 months of the season.
also what going to happen to Weatherley and Alsop
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on February 28, 2018, 09:05:23 PM
Hampshire have signed Hashim Amla for the first 3 months of the season.

With morkel, AB going.... maybe Amla will become. Ore permenant ?? Tbf, having those players in the championship would be great.. better than the likes of topley, hales, rashid, Stevens etc
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: ppccopener on February 28, 2018, 09:19:36 PM
Hampshire seem to be the happening County at the moment, Northeast ain't even had a net yet and he's called up by England, now Amla is going there!

I think more and more SA players will look to come here, their test side is getting weaker

And whether it is good for the Championship to have so many kolpaks/EU players is a moot point RPC.

If you believe championship cricket is there to produce test players we could be heading for something very different.

We might be seeing the decline of Test cricket starting to gather pace.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on February 28, 2018, 10:08:28 PM
I fear so.

Here there is interest, albeit interest that may not always be about the cricket. But elsewhere, odd days are well attended but games are not as a matter of routine.

Unless the ICC act to protect the long form, it'll be limited to the Ashes within my lifetime.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Tailendfielder on February 28, 2018, 10:49:06 PM
I think test cricket is in serious danger now. I think @ppccopener is right. Probably for another thread though

The only bonus to these agreements is raising the standard of county cricket. With English guys opting out the gap between county and international cricket could grow so back filling them with high quality ex internationals should be good for younger players develoment.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 01, 2018, 11:42:52 AM
Reading between the lines, could the Amla deal develop into something similar to what Hampshire had with McKenzie?

It may be wishful thinking but some of the wording made me think there could be the prospect of something more long term
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: CasualSpinner on March 05, 2018, 09:17:42 AM
I fear so.

Here there is interest, albeit interest that may not always be about the cricket. But elsewhere, odd days are well attended but games are not as a matter of routine.

Unless the ICC act to protect the long form, it'll be limited to the Ashes within my lifetime.

The Stumped podcast revisit this frequently and there has been some interesting suggestions for reviving test cricket and making it more appealing - everything from more sponsorship and 'sexiness' input a la t20/ODIs to reducing the number of overs bowled per day. I've always found they balance suggestions quite nicely to give both sides of the argument and it seems like there's plenty of ideas floating round. I'd be gutted if it were to just be limited to Ashes cricket.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: edge on March 05, 2018, 09:37:36 AM
The Stumped podcast revisit this frequently and there has been some interesting suggestions for reviving test cricket and making it more appealing - everything from more sponsorship and 'sexiness' input a la t20/ODIs to reducing the number of overs bowled per day. I've always found they balance suggestions quite nicely to give both sides of the argument and it seems like there's plenty of ideas floating round. I'd be gutted if it were to just be limited to Ashes cricket.
Too many voices in cricket worry about changing the game - what's wrong with test cricket? Day/night isn't a bad idea as it doesn't fundamentally change the game, but it doesn't need messing with, just promoting properly. You can't change the fact that it's a multi day game so don't worry about that, but it needs context and promoting properly. There's a reason the Ashes is the biggest series! Too many piss poor pitches, lousy coverage and no end goal other than the slightly meaningless no1 ranking. Sort those and the game would instantly be better for it.

Oh, and kill off ODIs and use the time gained to schedule the international game properly in tests and t20s.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: CasualSpinner on March 05, 2018, 09:49:53 AM
That's what a lot of the people on the podcast say - it's not broken in terms of the format, just needs better promoting in a T20/ODI world. That and the fact that players can earn several times more plying their trade in the IPL/BBL for a couple of months instead of wanting to play top-level red ball cricket.

I'm definitely with you on the ODI front though - they clog up the calendar too much.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: alexhilly1492 on March 07, 2018, 11:52:40 AM
Notts were due to announce a signing at 10am

Blanked out picture resembling Ross Taylor was used to announce the announcement

Ross Taylor got injured and now announcement is cancelled!

Not saying it was Taylor to be announced but all seems a little obvious and his injury could well be worse than first though!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on March 07, 2018, 03:02:52 PM
Leicestershire have signed Nabi as their 2nd overseas player for the Blast this year.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43315143 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43315143)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on March 07, 2018, 06:03:54 PM
Kent have signed Heino Kuhn on a Kolpak deal. Am I right in thinking that this is the first signing they've made this winter.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43322192 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43322192)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on March 07, 2018, 06:20:07 PM
*facepalm*
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: alexhilly1492 on March 08, 2018, 10:08:12 AM
Notts were due to announce a signing at 10am

Blanked out picture resembling Ross Taylor was used to announce the announcement

Ross Taylor got injured and now announcement is cancelled!

Not saying it was Taylor to be announced but all seems a little obvious and his injury could well be worse than first though!

Toss Taylor does in fact join Notts

Overseas for first half of season!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 08, 2018, 10:25:03 AM
Toss Taylor does in fact join Notts

Overseas for first half of season!

Take it you're not a fan of his then?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: CasualSpinner on March 08, 2018, 10:25:18 AM
Great signing given his ODI form - unless his injury will mean he barely features! I think Yorkshire had the same problem with Williamson a couple of years ago where he played a couple of matches then got injured.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: ppccopener on March 08, 2018, 10:28:08 AM
Take it you're not a fan of his then?

Yeah harsh on toss Taylor

I think he is class myself !
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: alexhilly1492 on March 08, 2018, 10:31:31 AM
Take it you're not a fan of his then?

Iím delighted but would prefer him all year!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on March 08, 2018, 01:08:38 PM
Iím delighted but would prefer him all year!

With the amount of cricket played it's very hard to get an overseas player for the whole year. He's going to CPL this year as well.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: CasualSpinner on March 09, 2018, 11:08:14 AM
Yorkshire have played a blinder this season - getting Pujara for the first half of the season and Williamson for the second.

Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on March 13, 2018, 03:58:38 PM
Good news for Derbyshire, both John Wright and Dominic Cork will be returning for the Blast. John Wright was a success getting them to quarter finals, so they'll be hoping to get to Finals Day.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43389202 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43389202)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: six and out on March 14, 2018, 06:01:45 PM
Kent have signed Kiwi quickie Matt Henry

https://twitter.com/kentcricket/status/973951716981968897?s=19
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: CasualSpinner on March 15, 2018, 11:30:52 AM
Just seen Sidebottom's gone to Surrey as a bowling coach. Great signing for them but it's a shame Yorkshire have lost such an experienced player in the team.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on March 15, 2018, 12:47:09 PM
Difficult as they have Pyrah in as bowling coach.  But yes, annoying that Sid has temporarily joined the ranks of Silvers, Mags, Dawson, Fisher, Dizzy et al coaching elsewhere...
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on March 15, 2018, 01:48:19 PM
Kent have signed Milne for the t20.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: cricketbadger on March 15, 2018, 05:29:36 PM
Difficult as they have Pyrah in as bowling coach.  But yes, annoying that Sid has temporarily joined the ranks of Silvers, Mags, Dawson, Fisher, Dizzy et al coaching elsewhere...

Sidebottom or Pyrah, hmm I know who I'd prefer
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: cricketbadger on March 15, 2018, 05:30:02 PM
Kent have signed Milne for the t20.

[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket[/url] ([url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket[/url])


And stoinis
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on March 15, 2018, 05:33:10 PM
Sidebottom or Pyrah, hmm I know who I'd prefer

A good player doesn't always make a good coach, as Sidey Sr proved, and they can hardly be expected to sack Pyrah as hoc can they?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on March 20, 2018, 02:14:28 PM
Ashton Agar going to Middlesex for the Blast

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43470877 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43470877)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: six and out on March 24, 2018, 10:04:47 AM
Lots of articles/talk coming out today from both here and India that Kohli will skip India duty to sign for Surrey for a month to acclimatise to English conditions.

We really don't help ourselves do we!

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2018/03/24/surrey-keen-sign-india-captain-virat-kohli-ahead-tour-england/ (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2018/03/24/surrey-keen-sign-india-captain-virat-kohli-ahead-tour-england/)

https://m.timesofindia.com/sports/cricket/news/england-on-mind-virat-kohli-to-skip-afghan-test-for-surrey-stint/amp_articleshow/63438615.cms?__twitter_impression=true (https://m.timesofindia.com/sports/cricket/news/england-on-mind-virat-kohli-to-skip-afghan-test-for-surrey-stint/amp_articleshow/63438615.cms?__twitter_impression=true)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: edge on March 24, 2018, 11:21:01 AM
Surrey in June? Of course it is. I propose a new rule - wouldn't want to be too restrictive, so overseas stars are completely free to come play county cricket... with two caveats: must be in April/May, and in Div 2. I want to see Kohli, Smith, Warner etc. looking wildly confused as they're confronted by Darren Stevens on a damp green seamer.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on March 24, 2018, 02:12:01 PM
Lots of articles/talk coming out today from both here and India that Kohli will skip India duty to sign for Surrey for a month to acclimatise to English conditions.

We really don't help ourselves do we!

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2018/03/24/surrey-keen-sign-india-captain-virat-kohli-ahead-tour-england/ (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2018/03/24/surrey-keen-sign-india-captain-virat-kohli-ahead-tour-england/)

https://m.timesofindia.com/sports/cricket/news/england-on-mind-virat-kohli-to-skip-afghan-test-for-surrey-stint/amp_articleshow/63438615.cms?__twitter_impression=true (https://m.timesofindia.com/sports/cricket/news/england-on-mind-virat-kohli-to-skip-afghan-test-for-surrey-stint/amp_articleshow/63438615.cms?__twitter_impression=true)

Surrey would jump at the chance of getting Kohli but as far as I was aware they signed Mitch Marsh for the whole season.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: csnew on March 24, 2018, 05:00:42 PM
Would be a massive boost to any county to have Kohli. Iíd imagine crowds would suddenly pick up at the chance to see one of the best
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on March 24, 2018, 05:59:44 PM
Surrey in June? Of course it is. I propose a new rule - wouldn't want to be too restrictive, so overseas stars are completely free to come play county cricket... with two caveats: must be in April/May, and in Div 2. I want to see Kohli, Smith, Warner etc. looking wildly confused as they're confronted by Darren Stevens on a damp green seamer.

Love it. The kind of pitches that two years back made Jesse Ryder look like FS Trueman!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on March 24, 2018, 06:25:25 PM
Somerset might be in the market for a new overseas....
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on March 24, 2018, 06:42:12 PM
haha yes quite.  Plenty of dust to tape up at Ciderabad mind...
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on March 26, 2018, 01:36:48 PM
Leicestershire have signed Varun Aaron for the county championship and the 50 over comp.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/22918031/varun-aaron-signs-county-deal-leicestershire-early-summer (http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/22918031/varun-aaron-signs-county-deal-leicestershire-early-summer)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: CasualSpinner on March 27, 2018, 08:39:58 AM
Lots of articles/talk coming out today from both here and India that Kohli will skip India duty to sign for Surrey for a month to acclimatise to English conditions.

We really don't help ourselves do we!

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2018/03/24/surrey-keen-sign-india-captain-virat-kohli-ahead-tour-england/ (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2018/03/24/surrey-keen-sign-india-captain-virat-kohli-ahead-tour-england/)

https://m.timesofindia.com/sports/cricket/news/england-on-mind-virat-kohli-to-skip-afghan-test-for-surrey-stint/amp_articleshow/63438615.cms?__twitter_impression=true (https://m.timesofindia.com/sports/cricket/news/england-on-mind-virat-kohli-to-skip-afghan-test-for-surrey-stint/amp_articleshow/63438615.cms?__twitter_impression=true)

I saw on CricInfo that the BCCI had given him leave to miss a test match in order to play county cricket in England - so they must be serious!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: billyb on March 27, 2018, 08:56:50 AM
If I lived in the area I'd definitely go and watch Kohli in a few games. One of the greats!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: rickjames on March 27, 2018, 09:35:03 AM
If he did come to us the 'home' game is at Guildford where we always lose. Not sure what he gains from that. Ah.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Calzehbhoy on March 27, 2018, 12:30:24 PM
I saw on CricInfo that the BCCI had given him leave to miss a test match in order to play county cricket in England - so they must be serious!

Amazing they are so keen to beat the 5th ranked side that they would let him miss a test to get used to conditions before a test series here.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: CasualSpinner on March 27, 2018, 12:37:52 PM
I'm guessing that it's because he was so poor in the last tour India had in England, he won't want to fail here again.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: cricketbadger on March 27, 2018, 12:48:10 PM
Why just Kohli thought, I know he's the chosen spoilt one, but don't they all need to get used to conditions?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: CasualSpinner on March 27, 2018, 12:51:15 PM
Pujara's at Yorkshire and I think a couple of the other players have county contracts, I just think Kohli is the 'star' player so if he plays over here and performs well in the test matches, he will lift the squad.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on March 27, 2018, 02:34:48 PM
Pujara at Yorkshire
Aaron at Leicestershire
Ishant at Sussex
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: cricketbadger on March 27, 2018, 02:43:31 PM
Pujara at Yorkshire
Aaron at Leicestershire
Ishant at Sussex

Yep was aware of those 3, just surprised not more batsmen
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on March 27, 2018, 04:06:29 PM
Yep was aware of those 3, just surprised not more batsmen

They've got a series with Afghanistan but also a lot of counties have filled their overseas players.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on March 27, 2018, 04:47:46 PM
Pujara, Aaron and Ishant werenít selected for IPL so they either played county cricket or sit at home
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on March 28, 2018, 01:24:01 PM
Worcestershire have Guptill and Callum Ferguson for the Blast this year. Great signing for Worcestershire getting Guptill even if it's for about half the games.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43571569 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43571569)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: mattw on March 28, 2018, 01:53:02 PM
Worcestershire have Guptill and Callum Ferguson for the Blast this year. Great signing for Worcestershire getting Guptill even if it's for about half the games.

[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43571569[/url] ([url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43571569[/url])


Guptill is a great signing, however I've got to say that Ferguson is very underwhelming.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: jdownesbcfc on March 28, 2018, 02:29:20 PM
When I read it was "Ferguson" I just assumed it would be Lockie. Callum?! FFS
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on March 28, 2018, 05:33:38 PM
He's still going?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: alexhilly1492 on March 29, 2018, 01:16:53 PM
bancroft will not join somerset, they're looking for a replacement
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on March 29, 2018, 01:41:51 PM
Was Bancroft supposed to be there for the whole season or part of it?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: alexhilly1492 on March 29, 2018, 02:30:24 PM
Was Bancroft supposed to be there for the whole season or part of it?

signed for the championship and one day cup
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on April 01, 2018, 10:39:22 AM
South Africa veteran Dale Steyn says he's joining Hampshire
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: petehosk on April 01, 2018, 12:05:37 PM
South Africa veteran Dale Steyn says he's joining Hampshire

YES! Fingers crossed for that!!  :D
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on April 01, 2018, 01:11:05 PM
South Africa veteran Dale Steyn says he's joining Hampshire

Great signing for Hampshire
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 01, 2018, 03:04:22 PM
South Africa veteran Dale Steyn says he's joining Hampshire
Great signing for county cricket
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: six and out on April 01, 2018, 06:29:48 PM
Big Morne off to Surrey on a Kolpak

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2018/04/01/south-africa-fast-bowler-morne-morkel-join-surrey-kolpak-contract/amp/?__twitter_impression=true (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2018/04/01/south-africa-fast-bowler-morne-morkel-join-surrey-kolpak-contract/amp/?__twitter_impression=true)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on April 01, 2018, 07:21:40 PM
Big Morne off to Surrey on a Kolpak

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2018/04/01/south-africa-fast-bowler-morne-morkel-join-surrey-kolpak-contract/amp/?__twitter_impression=true (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2018/04/01/south-africa-fast-bowler-morne-morkel-join-surrey-kolpak-contract/amp/?__twitter_impression=true)

Big signing for Surrey. It will lessen the blow as from that article it looks like Tom Curran's going to the IPL.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: rickjames on April 01, 2018, 09:50:53 PM
Delighted with Morkel, we might actually take 20 wickets now
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Alvaro on April 01, 2018, 10:45:06 PM
Side strain...
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on April 02, 2018, 01:09:27 PM
Middlesex sign Hilton Cartwright.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/22999316/hilton-cartwright-signs-middlesex (http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/22999316/hilton-cartwright-signs-middlesex)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on April 04, 2018, 01:55:21 PM
Mitch Marsh to have ankle surgery. He may come back later in the summer. Massive blow for Surrey. Only a couple of weeks before the start of the County Championship.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43639904 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43639904)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: six and out on April 04, 2018, 02:42:50 PM
Ummmmmm...... 'could still play for them later in the season'...... not if a certain Mr. Kohli is there he won't be.

Leaves it nicely open to negotiate a new overseas for 1st half of the season.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: alexhilly1492 on April 06, 2018, 08:36:02 AM
Steyn signs for Hampshire as oversees!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: alexhilly1492 on April 06, 2018, 10:52:06 AM
Phil mustard leaves Gloucestershire too
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: ScottParko on April 09, 2018, 08:00:56 AM
Axar Patel signs for Durham for the last 6 games of the season once Latham has left.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 10, 2018, 09:16:26 AM
Think Axxar is a really cool signing, is he available to play in the blast?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on April 10, 2018, 01:19:52 PM
Morkel has signed for Surrey on a two year deal.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43715569 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43715569)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: rickjames on April 10, 2018, 01:30:18 PM
Absolutely delighted, a bloke still on top of his game. Might get 20 wickets now!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: six and out on April 10, 2018, 01:46:45 PM
Big Morne off to Surrey on a Kolpak

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2018/04/01/south-africa-fast-bowler-morne-morkel-join-surrey-kolpak-contract/amp/?__twitter_impression=true (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2018/04/01/south-africa-fast-bowler-morne-morkel-join-surrey-kolpak-contract/amp/?__twitter_impression=true)

worst kept secret in county cricket finally confirmed.

he is going to take a hat full of wickets and as a bonus he's a kolpak!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Rob580 on April 10, 2018, 01:52:42 PM
Morkel has signed for Surrey on a two year deal.

[url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43715569[/url] ([url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43715569[/url])



Cha-Ching!

Surrey swing that chequebook with aplomb don't they!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: rickjames on April 12, 2018, 12:40:46 PM
Elgar's in for the first two month, delighted http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43742366 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43742366)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: six and out on April 12, 2018, 01:40:29 PM
Elgar's in for the first two month, delighted [url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43742366[/url] ([url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43742366[/url])


Great signing.

What do we think about the possibility of after Elgars 2 months, Kohli arriving? Kind of perfect timing wouldn't you say?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: rickjames on April 12, 2018, 01:43:16 PM
Works out rather nicely as far as I'm concerned. On paper right now, God this team looks absolutely stacked.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: UpandOver on April 12, 2018, 01:46:20 PM
Works out rather nicely as far as I'm concerned. On paper right now, God this team looks absolutely stacked.

You've been able to say that about Surrey for a while though wouldn't you say? And even then we still seem to not do as well as the team would suggest on paper. Not just in the championship but in the shorter forms too.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: rickjames on April 12, 2018, 02:05:28 PM
You've been able to say that about Surrey for a while though wouldn't you say? And even then we still seem to not do as well as the team would suggest on paper. Not just in the championship but in the shorter forms too.

Depends. Last year was looking good after the first game, then Ansari retired, then Footitt got homesick, hardly helped. Runs weren't the issue last year, taking 20 wickets and not knocking tails over was the big letdown. Morkel's the gamechanger with that one I feel
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: alexhilly1492 on April 12, 2018, 04:26:13 PM
Matt Renshaw is joining somerset for the 2018 season

He's replaces Bancroft in the test side and now at somerset!

looking forward to seeing how he gets on over here
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: 19reading87 on April 12, 2018, 04:26:33 PM
Matt Renshaw is joining somerset for the 2018 season

He's replaces Bancroft in the test side and now at somerset!

looking forward to seeing how he gets on over here

Class signing!!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: UpandOver on April 12, 2018, 05:02:51 PM
Depends. Last year was looking good after the first game, then Ansari retired, then Footitt got homesick, hardly helped. Runs weren't the issue last year, taking 20 wickets and not knocking tails over was the big letdown. Morkel's the gamechanger with that one I feel

Very true. The batting was very good it was always threat with the ball we need. Morkel was looking brilliant at the end of the Aus series. Would not want to bat against him on the pitches that are going to be prepared early season. I think itíll be interesting to see how they fit in some of the younger players like Pope, Jacks and Patel who all look very promising.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on April 18, 2018, 06:03:27 PM
Usman Khawaja has joined Glamorgan for the T20 blast.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43807995 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43807995)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on May 02, 2018, 12:50:38 PM
Wahab Riaz joins Derbyshire for the blast and Mark Footitt has also joined them on loan for a month.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43973528 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43973528)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 02, 2018, 01:28:48 PM
http://www.skysports.com/cricket/news/12154/11355839/windies-star-carlos-brathwaite-joins-kent-spitfires-for-vitality-blast (http://www.skysports.com/cricket/news/12154/11355839/windies-star-carlos-brathwaite-joins-kent-spitfires-for-vitality-blast)

Brathwaite to Kent for first 4 games of the blast
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: 19reading87 on May 02, 2018, 02:01:29 PM
Mark Footitt returns to Derby on 28 day loan

Excellent social media announcmemt from Derby too
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 02, 2018, 02:23:01 PM
[url]http://www.skysports.com/cricket/news/12154/11355839/windies-star-carlos-brathwaite-joins-kent-spitfires-for-vitality-blast[/url] ([url]http://www.skysports.com/cricket/news/12154/11355839/windies-star-carlos-brathwaite-joins-kent-spitfires-for-vitality-blast[/url])

Brathwaite to Kent for first 4 games of the blast


I really hate this 'drop in' thing.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 02, 2018, 02:41:04 PM
I really hate this 'drop in' thing.

Yeah, as if franchises aren't bad enough, these really are guns for hire
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 02, 2018, 03:25:34 PM
We want our country back...
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: rickjames on May 02, 2018, 03:28:32 PM
Brexit Means Brexit Cricket
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 02, 2018, 04:07:08 PM
Brexit Means Brexit Cricket

No, don't get than one. Explain?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on May 03, 2018, 02:15:22 PM
Kohli going to Surrey for a month.

https://www.kiaoval.com/main-news/virat-kohli-joins-surrey-for-june/ (https://www.kiaoval.com/main-news/virat-kohli-joins-surrey-for-june/)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: rickjames on May 03, 2018, 02:21:44 PM
GET IN
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Rob580 on May 03, 2018, 03:06:45 PM
They're going to have to go and get another gold plated chequebook at this rate!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: mdg20 on May 03, 2018, 03:14:19 PM
They're going to have to go and get another gold plated chequebook at this rate!

We are just giving back to county cricket. Kent are already using it to flog One day season tickets and Yorkshire are using it to promote the Scarborough game. :D
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: rickjames on May 03, 2018, 03:25:32 PM
Best player in the world playing county cricket for a month? I thought the CC was dying!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 03, 2018, 03:59:01 PM
Best player in the world playing county cricket for a month? I thought the CC was dying!

It's the 'for a month' bit I don't like.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: csnew on May 03, 2018, 04:28:08 PM
Box office signing - can imagine a fair few flocking down to see the best odi player to play the game
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on May 03, 2018, 07:28:18 PM
We are just giving back to county cricket. Kent are already using it to flog One day season tickets and Yorkshire are using it to promote the Scarborough game. :D

What, the best attended first class game in the world? I think they're just offering up the chance to take the proverbial....
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Johnny on May 04, 2018, 08:00:14 AM
...I miss playing at Scarborough :(
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 09, 2018, 01:08:38 PM
Dwayne Bravo signs for Middlesex for the Blast, first game 5 July vs Surrey!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on May 09, 2018, 01:16:19 PM
Dwayne Bravo signs for Middlesex for the Blast, first game 5 July vs Surrey!

Is Dan Vettori going to be coaching Middlesex this year?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 09, 2018, 01:32:51 PM
Not sure but I worry for their chances if he is  :D
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 09, 2018, 02:25:52 PM
Can't believe the BBC have got Ollie Pope and Amar Virdi as options in their Test Team Selector thing!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: mdg20 on May 09, 2018, 03:11:14 PM
Can't believe the BBC have got Ollie Pope and Amar Virdi as options in their Test Team Selector thing!

Leading wicket taker for spinners in Div 1 and 3rd highest English qualified run scorer in Div 1 ;)

Pope a more realistic pick than Westley, but yeah neither will be picked for England just yet
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 09, 2018, 04:38:05 PM
Leading wicket taker for spinners in Div 1 and 3rd highest English qualified run scorer in Div 1 ;)

Pope a more realistic pick than Westley, but yeah neither will be picked for England just yet

After four games. They've both played about six or seven first-class games total.

Trust me, Ollie Pope is not on the verge of an England call-up.

Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Buzz on May 09, 2018, 05:08:09 PM
I can't believe Dom Bess isn't up for consideration.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on May 09, 2018, 05:24:34 PM
Me either, save that Pakistan don't have many lefties for him to exploit.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: mdg20 on May 09, 2018, 05:31:30 PM
After four games. They've both played about six or seven first-class games total.

Trust me, Ollie Pope is not on the verge of an England call-up.

Who said he was? Just coming up with a reason as to why heís on the list.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 09, 2018, 05:38:33 PM
I can't believe Dom Bess isn't up for consideration.

It won't help his cause that he's only bowled nine overs so far this season.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: UpandOver on May 09, 2018, 06:45:17 PM
After four games. They've both played about six or seven first-class games total.

Trust me, Ollie Pope is not on the verge of an England call-up.

I think it is probably more likely that Pope is called up into the white ball squads before the test squad. (not to say that will happen soon either). But both him and Virdi are certainly ones to watch for the future
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: ppccopener on May 09, 2018, 07:19:28 PM
Without sending the Yorkshire contingent into meltdown is anyone reading into Bairstow opening in the last match as a possible position for England?

Foakes has started the season well for Essex and has a healthy FC average, he is no mug with the bat.

Am I seeing something that is not there maybe?  :)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on May 09, 2018, 08:01:30 PM
He's done it once...

...then again, he averages 50+ and has a 100% record overturning impossible situations. 😂

Realistically, no. He might move up to six  or, if Foakes keeps, five but no more.  As good as he is, his attitude is not a natural openers.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 09, 2018, 08:05:33 PM

Foakes has started the season well for Essex and has a healthy FC average, he is no mug with the bat.

Am I seeing something that is not there maybe?  :)

Yes, you are seeing Foakes playing for Essex rather than Surrey. ;)

Seriously though, I think if there is any significant change it is likely to involve Foakes. He is close to be being next in line as a batsman alone.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 09, 2018, 08:08:51 PM
This might scare a few people on here. Apparently, The Times has suggested Vince is being considered as an opener.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: FattusCattus on May 09, 2018, 08:19:00 PM
Hahahah hahahah hahahah! Bonk.

I have laughed my head off.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on May 09, 2018, 08:21:13 PM
Well, if the role of an opener is tocream three boundaries then nick off...
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 09, 2018, 08:22:55 PM
Well, if the role of an opener is tocream three boundaries then nick off...

Isn't it?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on May 09, 2018, 08:26:02 PM
This thread seems to have gone off on a tangent. The usual one. I admit I am partly to blame.  :o
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on May 09, 2018, 08:38:49 PM
Isn't it?

Well, we seem to have had a lot of guys do that...
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: alexhilly1492 on May 15, 2018, 09:52:42 AM
getting back on topic:

Derbyshire have signed Scotland seamer Safyaaan Sharif on a for t20 and one day cup
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: jdownesbcfc on May 15, 2018, 10:23:04 AM
getting back on topic:

Derbyshire have signed Scotland seamer Safyaaan Sharif on a for t20 and one day cup

Intrigued to see this lad on Thursday at Warks
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: alexhilly1492 on May 15, 2018, 10:55:12 AM
Intrigued to see this lad on Thursday at Warks

i was impressed with him in the world cup qualifiers

hopefully he gets a chance
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Kulli on May 15, 2018, 11:06:41 AM
He's a good bowler and a useful bat, always a bit surprised he never got a full time county deal when younger.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on May 17, 2018, 06:33:28 PM
Hampshire sign Mujeeb and Munro for the Blast. Two very good signing for Hampshire.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/23530468/hampshire-trust-mujeeb-bring-blast-campaign-life (http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/23530468/hampshire-trust-mujeeb-bring-blast-campaign-life)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: six and out on May 24, 2018, 12:30:46 PM
Kohli's stint at Surrey is off.

Virat Kohli: India captain's Surrey move off because of neck injury - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/44237134 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/44237134)
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: csnew on May 24, 2018, 05:12:44 PM
Massive blow for Surrey - Iím sure theyíve sold a lot of tickets already though
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on May 24, 2018, 05:16:15 PM
I read somewhere Kohli suffered a slip disc and was doubtful for the Test series
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: alexhilly1492 on June 29, 2018, 12:15:28 PM
Notts sign de kock
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: rickjames on June 29, 2018, 12:25:06 PM
And we have Elgar back for the last 5 games of the County Champ run in. Delighted.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: six and out on June 29, 2018, 12:36:16 PM
Durham sign Tahir for the Blast


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/44656271 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/44656271)


Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: six and out on July 17, 2018, 10:44:54 AM
This is absolutely mental....... a 1 match loan.

@Manormanic can you shine any light on this? surely Rafiq or Carver could have played?

https://yorkshireccc.com/news/view/6850/poysden-joins-white-rose-on-loan


Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: 19reading87 on July 17, 2018, 11:08:35 AM
Very good bowler! I'd like to see us give him more of a chance. When he winters down in OZ he get's stacks of wickets and is very thought of. Just a shame our overseas in Jeets is unbelievable.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on July 17, 2018, 03:06:26 PM
This is absolutely mental....... a 1 match loan.

@Manormanic can you shine any light on this? surely Rafiq or Carver could have played?

https://yorkshireccc.com/news/view/6850/poysden-joins-white-rose-on-loan

Rafiq, it would appear, is seen as a white ball bowler.  Which is fair enough - he is decent when the batsmen have to make the game but struggles to take a wicket otherwise.  Carver, though, has an argument - personally I don't think is quite of the standard, but he has never really been given a proper change to prove or disprove that theory.  Reading between the lines, I wonder if this is a de facto trial, as the article refers to Poysden's contract being up and him not being happy playing second fiddle?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: six and out on July 17, 2018, 03:21:27 PM
Rafiq, it would appear, is seen as a white ball bowler.  Which is fair enough - he is decent when the batsmen have to make the game but struggles to take a wicket otherwise.  Carver, though, has an argument - personally I don't think is quite of the standard, but he has never really been given a proper change to prove or disprove that theory.  Reading between the lines, I wonder if this is a de facto trial, as the article refers to Poysden's contract being up and him not being happy playing second fiddle?

Yep you could be right he could be being lined up as a replacement for Rashid (in red ball cricket).
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on July 17, 2018, 06:50:09 PM
Yep you could be right he could be being lined up as a replacement for Rashid (in red ball cricket).

Quite.  Some fans think he's trying to improve his position with Warwickshire but I don't think I buy that view.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Buzz on July 17, 2018, 08:06:34 PM
Now that the English white ball summer is over, will we see the likes if Rashid and Hales play some red ball cricket?
Hales especially needs time in the middle.
Surely bowling for Yorkshire would be good for Rashid.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Kulli on July 17, 2018, 08:22:04 PM
Not more likely that they bugger off to play in the Tajikistani premier league or suchlike?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on July 17, 2018, 09:09:46 PM
Now that the English white ball summer is over, will we see the likes if Rashid and Hales play some red ball cricket?
Hales especially needs time in the middle.
Surely bowling for Yorkshire would be good for Rashid.

In theory yes. In practice, the ECB has whispered.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: SD on July 17, 2018, 11:49:39 PM
I can't understand how the ECB invested so much time in developing a player of Moeen Ali's limited bowling ability whilst ignoring a far more talented bowler in Rashid.  He has turned himself into one of England's best ever limited overs soon bowlers but he should have been a fixture in the test side, not giving up on red ball cricket all together
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: edge on July 17, 2018, 11:58:21 PM
I can't understand how the ECB invested so much time in developing a player of Moeen Ali's limited bowling ability whilst ignoring a far more talented bowler in Rashid.  He has turned himself into one of England's best ever limited overs soon bowlers but he should have been a fixture in the test side, not giving up on red ball cricket all together
I think with Rashid giving up red ball cricket the penny's finally dropped that maybe he genuinely can't really be bothered with it, which could have something to do with him not doing as well in tests!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Seniorplayer on July 18, 2018, 08:26:56 AM
Now that the English white ball summer is over, will we see the likes if Rashid and Hales play some red ball cricket?
Hales especially needs time in the middle.
Surely bowling for Yorkshire would be good for Rashid.

All they need is a couple of red ball games to be available for test matches  Rashid as shown in white ball England need him to play  he's a wicket taker after all who's the other frontline spinner besides Ali to  turn it for England.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: SD on July 18, 2018, 09:05:15 AM
I think with Rashid giving up red ball cricket the penny's finally dropped that maybe he genuinely can't really be bothered with it, which could have something to do with him not doing as well in tests!

I think it is difficult to say that he hasn't done well in test cricket when he has never had a proper run in the side. If he had played 50 tests like Moeen Ali and was averaging 40 with the ball then it would be fair to say that he failed to make the grade
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on July 18, 2018, 09:17:04 AM
All they need is a couple of red ball games to be available for test matches  Rashid as shown in white ball England need him to play  he's a wicket taker after all who's the other frontline spinner besides Ali to  turn it for England.

We've tried Rashid as a Test player and he proved ineffective in the longer format though.
It's all well and good picking up a few poles in a white ball game where the batsman have to go after you, but in Test matches batsman can afford to wait and hit the bad balls (of which Rashid bowls a fair few) without the pressure of needing to go after him from the get go.

Considering he's played 10 Tests (in spin friendly conditions) his average of 42 likely reflects fairly on him.

As for other frontline spinners:
Jack Leach?
Dom Bess?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on July 18, 2018, 09:21:54 AM
English County Transfers = England Team Selection. I should have known.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Seniorplayer on July 18, 2018, 10:24:16 AM
We've tried Rashid as a Test player and he proved ineffective in the longer format though.
It's all well and good picking up a few poles in a white ball game where the batsman have to go after you, but in Test matches batsman can afford to wait and hit the bad balls (of which Rashid bowls a fair few) without the pressure of needing to go after him from the get go.

Considering he's played 10 Tests (in spin friendly conditions) his average of 42 likely reflects fairly on him.

As for other frontline spinners:
Jack Leach?
Dom Bess?

Yes Rashid  like most spinners can  go for a few  but he's also a wicket taker  in tests would rather have him take 3 for 89 than a 0 for 40 end blocker.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Calzehbhoy on July 18, 2018, 08:28:31 PM
Look at Rashid Khanís figures for Afg in his first test!

Itís all well and good taking wickets when batsmen are coming at you trying to score itís completely different having to earn your wickets!

Adil Rashid is a fantastic bowler when teams have to attack! When they donít he is bang average!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: SD on July 18, 2018, 09:15:08 PM
I don't think that anyone would argue that Rashid should have been given a run as England's first choice spinner if Graeme Swann was around and bowling at his peak.  The question is why he hasn't had more of an opportunity given that his career has coincided with England picking Moeen Ali as the first choice spinner in 50 test matches. 

It isn't that Rashid has bowled so well in the 10 caps he has got that he should have been given an extended run in the side.  It is that if England has invested the time in him that has been afforded to Ali the I feel the returns would have been far greater
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on July 18, 2018, 11:01:32 PM
Tricky isn't it.

Rashid has bundles of talent, and his test record is good enough that he could legitimately argue that he deserves a run in the team, and in most circumstances I would be arguing that he needed time etc.

But...there is something reductive about his attitude
 I wonder to what extent he lacks the confidence to take the path less traveled. Does he like an easy life? He is certainly the only Yorkshire cricketer I have ever heard of who wanted to rest through a championship game!
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: jwebber86 on July 19, 2018, 05:22:22 AM
wayne parnell seems likely to join worcestershire. possibly in early august. since they lose guptill and head at the end of the month
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: rickjames on July 26, 2018, 09:14:53 AM
Plunkett to join Surrey on a 3 year deal at the end of the current season. Really don't understand it, he's a great player but we have loads of bowling options
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Kulli on July 26, 2018, 10:11:09 AM
Pillans in the opposite direction I heard.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: rickjames on July 26, 2018, 10:35:25 AM
Pillans in the opposite direction I heard.

That's massively disappointing if true, been great so far in the T20 stuff
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on July 26, 2018, 02:36:39 PM
Plunkett to join Surrey on a 3 year deal at the end of the current season. Really don't understand it, he's a great player but we have loads of bowling options

No, I don't understand this either - its a bad old Surrey move, when you've done so well in the last couple of years playing more young, homegrown talent.  Though its not like he's been poached - Yorkshire weren't offering him anything - and he should have an England central deal so will not be overly expensive. 

Martyn Moxon's comments are interesting:

ďWe are trying to assemble a squad that has availability and is within our budget to compete in all three domestic competitions. With that in mind we are not in a position to be able to offer Liam a new contract.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: SD on July 26, 2018, 09:33:48 PM
A county in Yorkshires position with players involved in all formats of international cricket will always struggle to play to their potential as they can never nail down a settled side.  I wouldn't have thought that Plunkett was a big wage earner given that he moved to Yorkshire having been unable to get a game at Durham so I assume that it is the lack of availability that is the issue.

For what its worth, I would still have Plunkett as an option in test cricket.   Our attack over the winter would have looked far more threatening had Plunkett played ahead of the likes of Curran, Overton or Woakes
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: FattusCattus on July 27, 2018, 08:39:50 AM
Rashid to anywhere else that isn't Yorkshire?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: SD on July 27, 2018, 08:59:49 AM
Agreed, hard to see Rashid turning out for Yorkshire again
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Neon Cricket on July 27, 2018, 09:00:04 AM
Rashid to anywhere else that isn't Yorkshire?

That'll be nailed on should he decide he still wants to play test cricket next year. With it being an Ashes year I'd bet my salary on Rashid being with a different county for 2019 (cue the opening of Surrey's cheque book).
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: FattusCattus on July 27, 2018, 09:18:16 AM
He'll go to Worcs
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on July 27, 2018, 09:22:13 AM
He'll go to Worcs

I've heard this. Also Lancashire, curiously enough.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: mdg20 on July 27, 2018, 09:46:50 AM
That'll be nailed on should he decide he still wants to play test cricket next year. With it being an Ashes year I'd bet my salary on Rashid being with a different county for 2019 (cue the opening of Surrey's cheque book).

Nah weíve grown out of our phase of signing idiots. Weve got a great dressing room atmosphere and ethic no way would Stewie risk it by signing Rashid
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: SD on July 27, 2018, 09:53:49 AM
I would prefer the game time going to Matt Parkinson rather than signing a player who is likely to have limited availability due to international commitments
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Rob580 on July 27, 2018, 10:38:47 AM
Jeetan Patel can't have many more miles left on the clock. Warks to sign him?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Neon Cricket on July 27, 2018, 11:02:47 AM
He'll go to Worcs

Bloody hope not, no room for another spinner behind the beard that's feared :D
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: six and out on July 27, 2018, 11:06:45 AM
It's interesting who would actually sign him, because i don't see when he would actually play a game for you anyway! If Rashid nails down a place in the England side and therefore needs a red ball contract etc.... he will be playing all 3 formats, below are the England fixtures for 2019.

Whole of May - ODI's vs Ireland and Pakistan
World Cup straight after till Mid July
Ireland Test 25th July
Ashes 1st August - September 16th

This season there were 2 CC games in April and the final game starts 24th September
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on July 27, 2018, 02:29:31 PM
Word is he wants to play with his mate Moeen at New Road. chances are tonight will be his last home game for the mighty Rose.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: alexhilly1492 on August 13, 2018, 07:44:20 AM
Alex lees joins Durham on a 3 year deal
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: SD on August 13, 2018, 08:22:33 AM
Probably a good move for him given how alarmingly he has dropped off in the last 18 months
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: stevat on August 13, 2018, 08:48:18 AM
And since Durham, post obliteration, lost a shed load of good players it's a good move for them also.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on August 13, 2018, 08:51:46 AM
He's been stuck in a horrific rut for the last two years - might have been due to being overlooked for the captaincy when Gale retired.  Its a move that suits all parties involved.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: CasualSpinner on August 13, 2018, 08:53:20 AM
Shame to see him go because he's had some brilliant moments for Yorks but his average the past couple of seasons has been terrible.

Good move for Durham, especially in their current situation.

Be interested to see who Yorks bring in - they need to sign somebody.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on August 13, 2018, 09:00:32 AM
Be interested to see who Yorks bring in - they need to sign somebody.

Batting wise, probably not so much - it'd be a nice to have rather than a must have.  A spinner and a quick are the must haves.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: richyreed on August 13, 2018, 10:10:21 AM
Shame to see him go because he's had some brilliant moments for Yorks but his average the past couple of seasons has been terrible.

Good move for Durham, especially in their current situation.

Be interested to see who Yorks bring in - they need to sign somebody.

Yorks are favourite to sign Ben Duckett so I guess he will replace Lees opening the batting.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: ScottParko on August 13, 2018, 10:32:40 AM
Yorks are favourite to sign Ben Duckett so I guess he will replace Lees opening the batting.

I donít think Lees has actually been playing has he?
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: CasualSpinner on August 13, 2018, 10:42:42 AM
I don't think he's played much this season but he's had poor form.

If Brooks goes to Somerset we'll be in real trouble.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on August 13, 2018, 12:42:33 PM
Lees has played when we've had injuries, but has done nowt.  At this point, he's behind not only our first choice line up - Lyth, Brook, Root, Williamson, YJB, Ballance - but also Leaning, TKC, Tattersall and possibly even a couple more.

Brooks is a tricky one - he hasn't always been consistent the last 18 months, but he is occasionally a dangerous strike bowler and takes some of the burden off Ben Coad.  We still have Patterson, Bresnan, Fisher, Willey, Thompson, Shaw and Warner mind.

Biggest issue is the lack of a spinner.  Its no shock that the two years we won the Championship we had top results from Rashid and Middlebrook.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: KD4 on August 13, 2018, 01:19:04 PM
Batting wise, probably not so much - it'd be a nice to have rather than a must have.  A spinner and a quick are the must haves.

I heard a rumour around the time when Plunkett signed for Surrey that Yorkshire were interested in signing Matt Pillans
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: FattusCattus on August 13, 2018, 01:34:03 PM
Biggest issue is the lack of a spinner.  Its no shock that the two years we won the Championship we had top results from Rashid and Middlebrook.

You should sign Monty then - he's written to every county. I'm sure he'd fit right in at your place.
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on August 13, 2018, 01:56:12 PM
I heard a rumour around the time when Plunkett signed for Surrey that Yorkshire were interested in signing Matt Pillans

There are a lot of rumours around the club at the moment.  Pillans, Poysden, Duckett, about half the Worcestershire team...
Title: Re: English County Transfers 2017/18
Post by: Manormanic on August 13, 2018, 01:57:08 PM
You should sign Monty then - he's written to every county. I'm sure he'd fit right in at your place.

Actually, I wouldn't have minded that in the slightest.  I can see Gale being the kind of bloke to get something out of him.