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simonmay5

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Am I being negative or doing the sensible thing
« on: February 20, 2018, 06:33:17 PM »

Hi guy just thought I would ask your opinions on the club I play for on a Sunday we are really struggling for players I have done a head count and we have 12/13 at the most to get us though the season including three players who are in there seventies and two who only played twice last season i surggested we withdraw from the league and try and get emergency fixtures when we have enough players but I been told I am being negative but think its only fair to the league we tell them the problems we have
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Re: Am I being negative or doing the sensible thing
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 06:36:11 PM »

Classic early season optimism/delusion about Sunday fixtures. I dont think youre being negative- perhaps you could offer something more of a solution- are there any local teams in a similar position you could play with combined XIs to stand more of a chance of not fulfilling fixtures?
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Re: Am I being negative or doing the sensible thing
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 06:38:15 PM »

Yes do you have a bigger club further up the pyramid which could loan young players out get them experienced in mens cricket.
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Re: Am I being negative or doing the sensible thing
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2018, 06:42:07 PM »

Yes do you have a bigger club further up the pyramid which could loan young players out get them experienced in mens cricket.

We have a huge club that is literally half a mile away and they run three Sunday sides so no joy there we tried to get more players but unfortunately they all seem to pick the bigger clubs rather than a small club with a lot of older players
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Re: Am I being negative or doing the sensible thing
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 06:59:17 PM »

We only have 14 members at our club. Luckily the vast majority are available every week so we only struggle perhaps twice a year. I think for the average club you need 22 people for every team (a 2 team club needs 44 members).
I feel you will struggle to put out a side regularly, particularly with the age profile of the players.
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Re: Am I being negative or doing the sensible thing
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2018, 07:10:31 PM »

We only have 14 members at our club. Luckily the vast majority are available every week so we only struggle perhaps twice a year. I think for the average club you need 22 people for every team (a 2 team club needs 44 members).
I feel you will struggle to put out a side regularly, particularly with the age profile of the players.

Thats my worry we have players with family who always miss a few games unfortunately the league doesnt allow transfers during the season which rules a lot of people out who play at other clubs so its very difficult for players to help us out as it means they would have to sign for the season
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Re: Am I being negative or doing the sensible thing
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2018, 08:14:11 PM »

Hi guy just thought I would ask your opinions on the club I play for on a Sunday we are really struggling for players I have done a head count and we have 12/13 at the most to get us though the season including three players who are in there seventies and two who only played twice last season i surggested we withdraw from the league and try and get emergency fixtures when we have enough players but I been told I am being negative but think its only fair to the league we tell them the problems we have

Wish my club had  11 players never mind 13
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Re: Am I being negative or doing the sensible thing
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2018, 08:18:05 PM »

Wish my club had  11 players never mind 13

Did you not get promoted never having put out a full side all year in 2017?

You don't need 11  :)
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Re: Am I being negative or doing the sensible thing
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2018, 08:18:40 PM »

We have a huge club that is literally half a mile away and they run three Sunday sides so no joy there we tried to get more players but unfortunately they all seem to pick the bigger clubs rather than a small club with a lot of older players

Christ, that is a big club! 3x Sunday teams!!!!!
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Re: Am I being negative or doing the sensible thing
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2018, 08:37:32 PM »

I think there is some value in being cautious but at the same time if it dies it becomes even harder to resurrect ever again. We have just done the opposite and started up a third team... partly in response to getting more of our juniors into senior cricket but its also an indication of more club players being available and potentially not getting much cricket... which is a good sign for us really as it shows we have grown in ranks. The committee meeting to approve it was definitly not unanimous though.... those that have been through the pain of the declining years where we must have really struggled to put a 2 teams out on a sat.. let alone a Sunday were definitly not sir positive.
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Re: Am I being negative or doing the sensible thing
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2018, 09:08:04 PM »

Pull out and play meaningful Sunday games when you know you can definitely raise 11 people
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Re: Am I being negative or doing the sensible thing
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2018, 09:42:13 AM »

Did you not get promoted never having put out a full side all year in 2017?

You don't need 11  :)

Yes we did but playing  with 8 players each week is tough.
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Re: Am I being negative or doing the sensible thing
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2018, 09:46:35 AM »

Yes we did but playing  with 8 players each week is tough.

Winning with 8 is an achievement, you can't have had any ornaments in that side!  :)
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Re: Am I being negative or doing the sensible thing
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2018, 09:59:52 AM »

Getting promoted with 8 players most games is some achievement

Take my hat off to you sir, you must be a crack outfit
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Re: Am I being negative or doing the sensible thing
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2018, 10:04:11 AM »

Must have a gun opening batsman or they are all playing in a league well below their standard but going out with 8 cant be enjoyable especially in the field
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