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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #150 on: February 14, 2017, 06:46:29 PM »

well mate I have 5 years left hopefully not move now so sick of it all starting again pal
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #151 on: February 14, 2017, 06:48:14 PM »

well mate I have 5 years left hopefully not move now so sick of it all starting again pal

Can't say I blame you. 5 years, easy to push :) did you say you're at Winchester now ?
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #152 on: February 14, 2017, 07:01:18 PM »

Eh what?  I'm about 10 years younger than you two!!!!!!!!!!!

So your born in the 1950's?
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #153 on: February 14, 2017, 07:06:34 PM »

i know the bigger club but Who are the smaller club @edge
Sorry mate only just seen this! Uni Staff - one of their players whose wife plays in the same ladies side as my gf found out I was looking for a new club and invited me to their nets, they seem like a really good bunch so pretty tempted to move to them.
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #154 on: February 15, 2017, 05:23:36 AM »

Sorry mate only just seen this! Uni Staff - one of their players whose wife plays in the same ladies side as my gf found out I was looking for a new club and invited me to their nets, they seem like a really good bunch so pretty tempted to move to them.
I remember you said them now. Don't think you can go wrong with either team really. Both nice grounds, uni staff maybe able to accommodate your cricket bag a bit easier  ;)

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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #155 on: February 15, 2017, 05:31:07 AM »

I remember you said them now. Don't think you can go wrong with either team really. Both nice grounds, uni staff maybe able to accommodate your cricket bag a bit easier  ;)
Ha! I'm a sucker for a big bag, current one is a lot smaller than the previous..! Change to something a bit more manageable definitely coming before the season starts though.
For sure they're both good clubs, that's why choosing is tricky! Looking forward to a new start, season can't come soon enough.
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #156 on: April 26, 2017, 08:28:24 AM »

Thinking about moving clubs, tough choice if anyone can offer impartial advice?

Current team I'm at I have no chance of getting in the 1s as there are 2 spinners bowling in tandem, pro who bowls and and OA coming inside the next month.

2s got relegated and play in a league that's getting to the point of friendly cricket, but I'm almost certain to be top order bat and 1st change bowler getting 8 overs min (got 12 in a friendly and 14 in first game of season). But I was told by team mate in private I looked like I didn't care when I was batting (5 ball duck)

I got a text last week asking me to go and train with a much stronger team in a much stronger league, former test pro and a county coach and players pushing to make a career from the sport, so again unlikely to play 1s (I think), the 2s appears on paper to play a much tougher standard. Needless to say my head is turned by the prospect in front but don't know what is the better opportunity.

what would you do?

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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #157 on: April 26, 2017, 08:46:52 AM »

I assume you are in your early 20's if I read your profile correctly?
If so, then the normal advice would be to always try to play as high a standard as possible whilst you have the chance?
By the time you get to my age, you may be more than happy to play a more relaxed level!  ;)
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #158 on: April 26, 2017, 08:50:14 AM »

I assume you are in your early 20's if I read your profile correctly?
If so, then the normal advice would be to always try to play as high a standard as possible whilst you have the chance?
By the time you get to my age, you may be more than happy to play a more relaxed level!  ;)

yeh im 24
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #159 on: April 26, 2017, 08:50:57 AM »

Your other point is always a little tougher! If you play in the 1st XI with top notch players then that means you are unlikely to get a bowl and bat down the order.
So maybe decide what you want out of matches - I assume you would like to bowl 6-8 overs minimum as a rule and bat in the mid order preferably. And then find a team where your standard would allow you to do that. It is a balance and you may need to try more than one team, but worth trying so that you get enjoyment out of matches!!
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #160 on: April 26, 2017, 08:54:52 AM »

Unless you are planning to be a pro, or break some premiership league records, my humble opinion is to play where you get the most out of it.

Most of us work all week, get stressy, have to deal with kids / teens / wives, and look to our Saturday's cricket as something pleasurable, a well-deserved treat at the end of a week.

Therefore, play where you enjoy it the most, with people that you like and at a level where you are genuinely contributing and not just making up the numbers. The rest doesn't matter.
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #161 on: April 26, 2017, 09:07:57 AM »

Second that Fattus. I spent my yoof constantly stressed and on edge playing decent level cricket but never really enjoyed it. Got to agree with the quote regardless of age...

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Unless you are planning to be a pro, or break some premiership league records, my humble opinion is to play where you get the most out of it.

Therefore, play where you enjoy it the most, with people that you like and at a level where you are genuinely contributing and not just making up the numbers. The rest doesn't matter.
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #162 on: April 26, 2017, 09:14:44 AM »

Thinking about moving clubs, tough choice if anyone can offer impartial advice?

Current team I'm at I have no chance of getting in the 1s as there are 2 spinners bowling in tandem, pro who bowls and and OA coming inside the next month.

2s got relegated and play in a league that's getting to the point of friendly cricket, but I'm almost certain to be top order bat and 1st change bowler getting 8 overs min (got 12 in a friendly and 14 in first game of season). But I was told by team mate in private I looked like I didn't care when I was batting (5 ball duck)

I got a text last week asking me to go and train with a much stronger team in a much stronger league, former test pro and a county coach and players pushing to make a career from the sport, so again unlikely to play 1s (I think), the 2s appears on paper to play a much tougher standard. Needless to say my head is turned by the prospect in front but don't know what is the better opportunity.

what would you do?

 Having Readi the post a couple of times it really does depend what your goals are what do you want to achieve  you may not get into your clubs first team are you content with being a top order bat and first change bowler myself and many would be  also only you know if your teammates  look as if you didn't care comment is correct. As for moving to a stronger club  in a stronger league do you want the  challange  ?in the knowledge that players there want to turn pro yes it's going to be tougher but can you step up ? Will you get a regular game ? Yes it's nice to be asked and you won't know the answers  unless you take the opportunity.
But as others have written there  could be downsides .
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #163 on: April 26, 2017, 09:42:40 AM »

Go to the team which will make you a better player not the team where you will play the most.

Fact is a year of dominating and being the best won't teach you anything. Look at the club with more than just "playing opprrtunities" is the coach good?, how many attend training? Will they invest in you? In 12 month you want to look back and say "I'm a better player than I was last year. That's all any of us can achieve.

Going down a level isn't going to hurt if you go to an improvement environment :-)

Go well and get better 👍
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #164 on: April 26, 2017, 09:57:48 AM »

Ultimately I want to play at the best standard I can whilst having an impact.

I've been told by Vice Chairman who I've only met twice that I'd have an impact on Saturday teams and after one session apparently the lads rated me as a bowler. But I'm bound to be told that?
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