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Re: Mike Atherton The Times article on Club Cricket
« Reply #45 on: April 07, 2019, 06:59:01 PM »

We have a pre season friendly next Sunday. We will have a weak side so Ive contacted the oppo to give them a heads up. All I get back is we have first teasers and they will want the runs so expect to get smashed

Im not entirely sure what they will gain from it but as people have said below.. common sense seems to be severely lacking in the modern game. People just want to slap it about and slaughter oppos

Organise a different opposition instead, but don't cancel  until Sunday morning. Explain you're cancelling because none of your players wanted to play them.
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Re: Mike Atherton The Times article on Club Cricket
« Reply #46 on: April 07, 2019, 07:03:21 PM »

We have a number of opponents who are like that.  They field county 2nds, overseas, and club 1st team players.  My club is just a bunch of middle-aged tryers who play for the pleasure.  Some have been put off by it sadly.  But as a club we try and stress the fun, cameraderie, and tradition of the game.

As of most things, its each to their own.
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Re: Mike Atherton The Times article on Club Cricket
« Reply #47 on: April 07, 2019, 07:21:45 PM »

We have a pre season friendly next Sunday. We will have a weak side so Ive contacted the oppo to give them a heads up. All I get back is we have first teasers and they will want the runs so expect to get smashed

Im not entirely sure what they will gain from it but as people have said below.. common sense seems to be severely lacking in the modern game. People just want to slap it about and slaughter oppos

With there attitude think about what your team will get from the match and  cancel.
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Re: Mike Atherton The Times article on Club Cricket
« Reply #48 on: April 07, 2019, 07:52:04 PM »

We have a pre season friendly next Sunday. We will have a weak side so Ive contacted the oppo to give them a heads up. All I get back is we have first teasers and they will want the runs so expect to get smashed

Im not entirely sure what they will gain from it but as people have said below.. common sense seems to be severely lacking in the modern game. People just want to slap it about and slaughter oppos

Should we create a stronger forum team and teach them a lesson.
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Re: Mike Atherton The Times article on Club Cricket
« Reply #49 on: April 07, 2019, 07:58:03 PM »

Should we create a stronger forum team and teach them a lesson.
As the West Country CBF members know all too well is that you quickly realise that you have no bowling.
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Re: Mike Atherton The Times article on Club Cricket
« Reply #50 on: April 07, 2019, 08:21:30 PM »

With there attitude think about what your team will get from the match and  cancel.

Nah, just let them bat and protect the bowlers by some batsmen bowling pies. Then ju tbat 40 overs and dont bother chasing. Bowlers will get some overs, batters will face balls so the pre seaosn aim is at least achieved

It happens a lot Sundays so you just have to almost ignore teams and if they hit, Just take off the bowlers otherwise they get depressed
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Re: Mike Atherton The Times article on Club Cricket
« Reply #51 on: April 08, 2019, 09:48:36 AM »

If you made it clear that it was going to be a friendly with a basic standard, and the oppo doesn't respect that, turn out a team to smash you round the park, I think a solution may be to:
-bowl your worst bowlers ie. wicket keeper, anyone who fancies a laugh.
-this will mean wides, double bounce balls, balls that hardly carry.
-very frustrating and no fun for the batsman.
lesson learnt, hopefully.
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Re: Mike Atherton The Times article on Club Cricket
« Reply #52 on: April 08, 2019, 10:55:15 AM »

Maybe its the fixture that needs looking at not the attitude of the opposition?

Sounds like they want a competitive warm up match for the season ahead whereas your team is content for everyone to get a game in a more friendly atmosphere.

I can understand both clubs point of view but in reality a huge mismatch is unlikely to benefit either party much atall
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