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LEACHY48

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What would you do?
« on: May 07, 2019, 06:43:02 PM »

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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 07:09:36 PM »

Hi mate sounds as though nothing ventured nothing gained - go do the trial, meet the people and get to know more about the club, ethos etc
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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019, 07:16:06 PM »

Depends what your aims are I suppose, if you really want to play at a higher level then you owe it to yourself to go along and check it out.

If you just want to play cricket and have fun then there's still no harm in going trialling and see what the facilities and players are like.
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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 07:19:26 PM »

I concur with the above posts tbh. Go do the trial and see how it goes.
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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019, 07:22:34 PM »

@LEACHY48 , take into consideration your age, your life goals, and your current responsibilities. Added travel time on a weekend, this throw off other weekend tasks/activities that keep rest of the week moving along smoothly. Basically change in routine will have a domino effect on rest of your life, could be great but could also lead to unnecessary complications.

What are your long term cricket goals? Where do you want to be? Etc. Etc.
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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2019, 07:50:51 PM »

If you're good enough, and you want to see how far you can get, you should go to the trial and move clubs. Your current club will understand, as long as you break it to them openly and honestly, and if it doesn't work out will welcome you back. I remember a former clubmate in a similar situation went to try out at Ealing, who were miles above us. It didn't work for him but he was always happy he gave it a go. Best of luck!
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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2019, 07:53:33 PM »

Give it a go, if your not good enough or its not for you then you can always move back and all youll have lost is a season. And even then youll likely be a better player for it.
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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2019, 08:27:36 PM »

@LEACHY48 , take into consideration your age, your life goals, and your current responsibilities. Added travel time on a weekend, this throw off other weekend tasks/activities that keep rest of the week moving along smoothly. Basically change in routine will have a domino effect on rest of your life, could be great but could also lead to unnecessary complications.

What are your long term cricket goals? Where do you want to be? Etc. Etc.

As I said to my coach, I just want to play at the highest level I can, if that means I play prem cricket and nothing else, or if it means I play major county cricket, or anything in between I'll be happy as long as I'm playing cricket. Part of me thinks that because I spread myself so thin (playing regional hockey, county cricket and regional rugby) all throughout school I owe it to m by self to give cricket a real crack, and I think I'm good enough to play at a decent level. I think realistically I have 1 season left to give this a real crack at the age of 21 - very unlikely anyone gets picked up past 22/23. So I guess that pretty much answers my question.
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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2019, 08:28:52 PM »

You should give it a go, your old team mates will welcome you back if it doesn't work out.
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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2019, 08:39:08 PM »

You will most likely regret not going. Dont die wondering...
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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2019, 08:55:55 PM »

We know this club they played and won division 1 for quite a few years and have some seriously good players.only facilities held them back and after consistently winning the division finally the Middlesex league helped them in some way to get to the required standard to get promoted out of the Championship(my league) and into the County league-which is a considerable step up in standard.

I'm going to offer a different view to the rest, perhaps because the earliest I can play or practice is August after surgery. So for the first time the team starts a season without me(since I was 14).

So don't underestimate the value of playing with your friends and people you like.Good times win or lose with mates is a vital part of why we play.

Osterley probably will get to the premier league in Middlesex, a lot of ex pro's play in that division and the standard is as good as it gets in Middlesex.,they are an ambitious club backed by money for overseas players.

But ultimately the choice is yours, you could have a trial and then take some thinking time.Theres no harm in that.

Good luck.
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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2019, 08:57:05 PM »

As I said to my coach, I just want to play at the highest level I can, if that means I play prem cricket and nothing else, or if it means I play major county cricket, or anything in between I'll be happy as long as I'm playing cricket. Part of me thinks that because I spread myself so thin (playing regional hockey, county cricket and regional rugby) all throughout school I owe it to m by self to give cricket a real crack, and I think I'm good enough to play at a decent level. I think realistically I have 1 season left to give this a real crack at the age of 21 - very unlikely anyone gets picked up past 22/23. So I guess that pretty much answers my question.
There is a big difference between 2nd devision and Premier devision and I've seen them playing, think best way to get an idea is to watch YouTube videos of Premier league games.
You coach must know of your qualities, so yes, go for trials, should be fine
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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2019, 09:22:31 PM »

The difference between prem and the rest is there, but it isn't as big as it used to be.
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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2019, 09:24:28 PM »

There is a big difference between 2nd devision and Premier devision and I've seen them playing, think best way to get an idea is to watch YouTube videos of Premier league games.
You coach must know of your qualities, so yes, go for trials, should be fine

I have watched many a game at Premier division on YouTube and in person, lots of my mates play prem or have played prem. I personally, think the main different the higher you go is the quality of spin that you face, I've seen so many good seamers bowling high 70s low 80s across the top 4 divisions but what I haven't seen much of is real quality spin, until you reach div 1 and prem levels. Generally the fielding is better the further up you go too. Definitely going along tomorrow to see what it's like tho, and agree with some of the comments that osterly are an ambitious club, uzi has played for middlesex and Sussex and is a gun cricketer and he's being paid to play there so it wouldn't surprise me if they have a very good overseas player too
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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2019, 09:46:18 PM »

Think surrey league is the toughest, very pacy bowlers 🙂
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