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Gurujames

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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #210 on: August 12, 2019, 11:35:18 AM »

Its a difficult decision and one I am quite familiar with. Ultimately its all down to who you want to spend Saturday afternoon/evening with and what those people are like if youre team loses.
I play at a lower standard now with a number of older/larger people in the team who cannot bend down, rum or throw. I accept that is the ability of these team players (I can no longer throw and struggle to run either). But I bowl each week and Im happy to bat in the middle order to give those people who dont bowl
A good opportunity to bat. We are currently top of the table with promotion virtually guaranteed. We dont mind losing and never blame people for dropped catches or other poor play. We dont train, which I do miss, but it does mean I dont get muscle stiffness mid week.
Good luck with your decision, and its a shame to see smaller clubs continue to struggle but be upfront with your current team so they dont think youre a (No Swearing Please). Just make sure that if you leave you dont burn any bridges.
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #211 on: August 12, 2019, 12:36:31 PM »

Yeah if i did leave I would most likely still play mid week T20 there and Sundays if i fancied them. Its a hard decision to make really as I've been here 3 years and really enjoyed it, when i joined i had a decent technique but was pretty poor at actually scoring runs now 3 years later I'm not getting better largely due to the standard. Theres a few clubs im considering and have played some friendlies for one of them to see if id like it.

It helps that I know most of the players from the clubs i am looking at. The reason I've not fully decided to move is that Id be a fringe 1/2s player at those clubs. They have a div 1 side where I can open the batting but know full well that at full strength id be 2s and their 2s are the same division as the current side i play for even though in my opinion their 2s are a far better side than us.
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #212 on: September 09, 2019, 09:36:17 AM »

Hi,  not posted for a while but thought I would seek the opinion of the Forum. My son will be moving to Cirencester in September and is looking for a club to play for. He currently plays (batsman) for the for a club with teams in Div 1 and 3 so is looking for a club that plays a good standard of cricket where he will hopefully play for the 1st team in the summer and can train with over the winter. Any suggestions? Cheers
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #213 on: September 09, 2019, 09:44:38 AM »

Lechlade are a pretty good side. They had a bit of an issue with the league but they are a good club and im pretty sure they have a top division side.
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #214 on: September 09, 2019, 10:14:26 AM »

@Percy
Lechlade are now in Glos Div 7 (10th tier) as they lost their entire 1st team at the end of 2018 season and their second team became their first team so they are really struggling, cirencester 1s play in wepl glos (3rd tier) and stroud (about 15 mins from cirencester) play in Wepl prem 2 (2nd tier) - chippenham (again 15 mins from cirencester) are quite close to you and they have just been promoted to wepl prem 1 (top tier)
i play for stroud in their lower teams, so i can pass the first team captains number onto you if you would like? pm me if you do
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #215 on: September 09, 2019, 10:21:34 AM »

@Percy
Lechlade are now in Glos Div 7 (10th tier) as they lost their entire 1st team at the end of 2018 season and their second team became their first team so they are really struggling, cirencester 1s play in wepl glos (3rd tier) and stroud (about 15 mins from cirencester) play in Wepl prem 2 (2nd tier) - chippenham (again 15 mins from cirencester) are quite close to you and they have just been promoted to wepl prem 1 (top tier)
i play for stroud in their lower teams, so i can pass the first team captains number onto you if you would like? pm me if you do

Damnnn didnt know it got that bad, why did they all leave?
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #216 on: September 09, 2019, 10:24:26 AM »

Thanks both for your replies.  Looks like Lechlade might be a non starter.

How does the Premier League work in the WEPL, where he is coming from there is one Prem (East of England)  and then you have the Div 1, 2 etc; How does WEPL tier 3 say compare to Two counties Div 1 (Essex and Suffolk)?

Appreciate your help
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #217 on: September 09, 2019, 10:26:26 AM »

Damnnn didnt know it got that bad, why did they all leave?
as you mentionned the issue with the league caused it and the guys who put the money into the club also left, the first team disbanded and the club is only kept going to keep the youth players with a pathway to mens cricket (as they still have a great youth set up) - huge shame as such a lovely place to play
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #218 on: September 09, 2019, 10:32:22 AM »

Thanks both for your replies.  Looks like Lechlade might be a non starter.

How does the Premier League work in the WEPL, where he is coming from there is one Prem (East of England)  and then you have the Div 1, 2 etc; How does WEPL tier 3 say compare to Two counties Div 1 (Essex and Suffolk)?

Appreciate your help

Tier 1 = wepl prem 1 = top div
Tier 2 = wepl prem 2 is split into 2 leagues that are equal = wepl prem 2 glos/wilts and wepl prem 2 bristol and NE Somerset (done on location to lower traveling)
Tier 3 = below these two are 4 county based wepl division that are all equal = Wepl gloucestershire - wepl wiltshire - wepl bristol - wepl NE somerset
then it goes into the county leagues under this

hope this helps a bit - the wepl wesbite is below as it might be easier for your comparison, the splits probably mean the quality starts to dilute more than the system he has with straight prem -1 -2 etc, but the distances are quiet big in the Wepl

https://westofengland.play-cricket.com/
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #219 on: September 09, 2019, 10:55:26 AM »

Thanks. I suppose he will just have to visit a few clubs over the winter and see who he likes, feels welcome, fits in and is the right level. Cheers
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #220 on: September 09, 2019, 11:59:28 AM »

Hi,  not posted for a while but thought I would seek the opinion of the Forum. My son will be moving to Cirencester in September and is looking for a club to play for. He currently plays (batsman) for the for a club with teams in Div 1 and 3 so is looking for a club that plays a good standard of cricket where he will hopefully play for the 1st team in the summer and can train with over the winter. Any suggestions? Cheers
Swindon CC
4 teams
1s WEPL
 2s-Wilts Div1, 3s-Wilts Div3, 4s-Wilts Div7
Winter training from Jan and then outdoor from April/May
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #221 on: September 09, 2019, 01:11:47 PM »

We just had a lad join from Swindon, said the team selection across all sides isnt great. Plus its in Swindon, not the nicest place to play cricket
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #222 on: September 09, 2019, 01:34:50 PM »

jjelricksmith I get what you saying about Swindon, its also 20 or so miles from Cirencester so I think he would prefer somewhere a bit closer if possible.

Looking at the leagues Cirencester would be closest but maybe the 1s in WEPL  would be too higher standard and the 2s in Div 6 too low.

Saw another club in Div 1 (Poulton)  which isn't too far - do you know anything about them?

Cheers
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Re: Are you moving clubs?
« Reply #223 on: September 09, 2019, 05:40:15 PM »

poulton is a nice club (div 1 is the league below Wepl glos that cirencester are in), but their 2nds are in div 7 - which is only 2/3 league off the bottom of the pryamid, from what you say i think cirencester might be best, ciren 1's are a decent side in tier 3 - wepl glos and there 2nds are in div 5 there is not a huge difference in quality between the weak sides in div 3 down to div 6 (as the GCB messed up the pryamid when they intergrated the 2nd/3rd/4th teams into the Glos County League

cirencester is also a nice place to play and the club is very friendly and forward moving
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