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Are you moving clubs?
« on: March 07, 2014, 09:27:56 AM »

Hi guys

Just thought I would start a little thread on seasonal transfers if anyone wants to participate.

where you are moving to for the current season, why you have decided to move on and what your thoughts are for the season ahead. You may be a paid mercenary or a journeyman cricketer who changes clubs a lot, you may be starting something new, or returning to an old club to play your last years out with old friends etc. Just thought it may be a good thread to take us into the new season.
I'll start things off.

I've played at 3 clubs in my local area since I started playing cricket but only moved between two rivals really other than 1  jnr/snr season in another league. The main clubs have been Streethouse CC and Old Sharlston CC. I started at Old Sharlston as a colt, moved to streethouse as a teenager (trophy hunter more like), left streethouse to pursue senior cricket at Old Sharlston and then went back to Streethouse  a few years ago to play with old friends and I missed the place immensely. So I wouldn't consider myself a journeyman cricketer, just never settled really.

This year I have decided to move on to something new - completely new - a new club Established last winter called Brook Walton CC. When I say new I am referring to the ground, club, some playing members and everything else that comes with a fresh experience. The people aren't new, well most aren't as the playing members are made up of my Old captain from Streethouse, a few lads that played down there and other league members from the local area, so everyone knows everyone, on the playing side at least.

I left Streethouse after a reasonably successful season last year - cup winners and league runners up (to Old Sharlston - well done again boys, thoroughly deserved after going 11-12 games unbeaten second half of the season).

It came as a bit of a shock to the lads down there and the skipper wasn't too impressed about things but hey ho, life goes on. I moved clubs to be a part of something different (new clubs are rare up these parts), to play with some old friends, lads from other clubs I used to play with or wanted to play with before and to try and help the club build a solid playing reputation and climb the league to play Division 1 cricket.

I've accepted a drop in standard going from Div 1 to Div 3 but that really doesn't concern me, Its not going to be easy and the road ahead is a long one but with the squad we have and the support I'm confident we can climb the leagues and be up at Div 1 where we all usually play in no time.

That's my 2014 transfer story, what's yours?
 
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2014, 09:30:21 AM »

moving back to england in july (after 10 years away) to blast my team to the village cup final ............... if they are still in it by the time i get back.
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2014, 09:33:43 AM »

moving back to england in july (after 10 years away) to blast my team to the village cup final ............... if they are still in it by the time i get back.

Where's that mate? I cant play in the village this year as I played for Streethouse last year lol. Love the village Cup it's an amazing comp

And good luck playing in it, you have to be a signed up member and have fixture representation from the previous season to be an eligible player.... Unless the club has never entered before... You'll end up like me... drunk on a sunday 
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2014, 09:36:46 AM »

If I recover from an operation on a torn ATF ligament I think that's what it's called! My ankle basically :) I hope to be playing in lisvane in Cardiff due to relocating down there :)
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2014, 09:38:10 AM »

I'm moving clubs this year for no other reason than they are offering 60 ish games of cricket potentially against about 26. Standard on a Saturday will be slightly lower but Sundays better and lots of touring games, t20's, friendlies pre and post season etc.

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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2014, 09:40:00 AM »

 :o
I'm moving clubs this year for no other reason than they are offering 60 ish games of cricket potentially against about 26. Standard on a Saturday will be slightly lower but Sundays better and lots of touring games, t20's, friendlies pre and post season etc.

Where's that mate? 60 games a season sounds awesome
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2014, 09:42:26 AM »

I am moving teams due to Mrs Toadus requiring a shorter commute for her work. 

You have got to love those first few awkward net sessions! 
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2014, 09:47:30 AM »

I am moving teams due to Mrs Toadus requiring a shorter commute for her work. 

You have got to love those first few awkward net sessions!

I've not had to worry about that really, Just be the awkward changing room glances on the first league game when everybody has been giving it the big one in the nets and now has to prove it on the field lol
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2014, 09:50:46 AM »

I am moving teams due to Mrs Toadus requiring a shorter commute for her work. 

You have got to love those first few awkward net sessions!

Picked a club yet Toadus?
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2014, 09:54:41 AM »

If I recover from an operation on a torn ATF ligament I think that's what it's called! My ankle basically :) I hope to be playing in lisvane in Cardiff due to relocating down there :)

Excellent work - a young man I know, who is on the fringes of the county youth set up, plays down there and loves it - says it's a really nice club.
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2014, 10:08:21 AM »

Picked a club yet Toadus?

Not yet Cattus, but that is the next item on the agenda.

There needs to be some kind of dating type website for cricket clubs "Fun 30 something seeks similar cricket club who enjoys long walks on the beach, drinking like a fish after the game and rude and slightly offensive banter off the pitch".
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2014, 10:51:58 AM »

im moving clubs next season due to the fact my village friendly side will finally be entering the league. it means i'll be dropping down from league 1 to league 5 but i get to open the batting and bowl a bit. also im the groundsman for my village side so i am quite excited to play as we have just finished construction of our first adult pitch
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2014, 07:46:50 PM »

I'm currently going through the horrible debate of whether to leave my village club or not! I started playing for Colchester (pretty big essex club) on a Sunday last season and got on very well! They've offered a shot at first team cricket on a Saturday (they got relegated from the essex premier league last year) but nevertheless it's a great standard, especially as I'm only 18. The issue is that I get on really well with all the guys at my local club and feel awful about leaving seeing as they are struggling for a few players this year.

What are you guys' thoughts? Play the best cricket I can or stay loyal to my village side?
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2014, 08:33:06 PM »

I've had a few offers this year (as have a few of our team) decided to stay at my club because its a decent bunch of lads and a 2 minutes drive from my house. Standard isn't bad and its just good fun!

I did accept an offer to play evening cricket for a team that offered me weekend cricket as well. We don't play evening cricket and I figured it can only be good for my cricket
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2014, 08:52:16 PM »

My view. If you are in your late teens/early twenties and want to move in order to play at a better level then moving clubs is a good thing.
After the age of about 25 the main reason for moving is that you have fallen out with your club. I am always weary of players that turn up at pre season nets having played for 2/3 clubs in the last 4 years. 9 times out of 10 they turn out to be a problem and add no value before moving on again.
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