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LEACHY48

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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2019, 10:16:40 PM »

Think surrey league is the toughest, very pacy bowlers 🙂

I personally (from my admittedly limited experience) think Surrey, home counties, and middlesex prem leagues are very good standards. I don't think there is a massive difference in terms of exceptional pace bowling across the board. I thi k they are all pretty sharp tbh
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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2019, 06:58:37 AM »

Jake - you may feel that you love your current club. But in 5 years time, you will regret not giving it a go, if you pass it up mate!
Opportunities like that are few and far between. So when you get one, take it and run with it!! If it doesn't work out or if you don't enjoy it, then you can always go back to your old club.
You will always have the opportunity to play at the same level you are now, and there are likely to be loads of clubs at that level. But being invited to try at a higher level whilst you're young enough to play at that level is a one-time chance mate! Go for it. If you don't then I will have to give you a clip round the ear and send you to bed without any tea! May even ground you for a Month!!
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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2019, 07:09:28 AM »

Echo what's been said before - give it a go as (and I'm sure this won't be the case) there may not even be a decision to make. Plus I've always found that I only truly know whether I want a job is once I've been successful at interview, not before. It turns a possibility into a reality.
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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2019, 07:36:27 AM »

Hey guys, season has taken a bit of an unexpected turn today.

I've been asked to go for a trial at Osterly CC, which is one division below Premiership this year.

I currently play division 2 in the TVL which isn't a bad standard at all.

My coach (who plays at osterly and may be skippering the 1s) said that if I have any aspirations of playing minor or major county cricket, then playing at a higher level on a Saturday will only strengthen my case.

There is also the added benefit of playing alongside my coach.

However, I am massively torn as my current club is brilliant and I love it, we've got a great team and a great bunch of guys. I love spending Saturday with my mates and playing good cricket.

I guess there is no harm in trialling and seeing what happens, but it's a lot more travelling than I currently do.

What would you guys do?

1) be honest with yourself.. are you actually good enough to make it professionally ?? The answer to this dictates what you do ImO. There is no point leaving somewhere you enjoy to chase a dream you know isnt realistic.  Only you know

Bare in mind your age, level of current and or future commitments.. travel costs or even just time ..

I still say the main point is whether you actually think you can make it professionally .. if not then forget level of amateur stuff as its about enjoyment. Many will think they can but few do so just be honest with yourself
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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2019, 07:44:12 AM »

You gotta give it a go Jake - your a good player with a good attitude so i think your do well.

Like others have said - you will regret it if you dont give it a go. If it doesnt work out then you havent really lost anything - Your old club will no doubt welcome you back with open arms and you will be better for the experience
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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2019, 07:58:15 AM »

I'm massively envious.
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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2019, 08:19:41 AM »

Dip your toe go for the trials  and then assess  if you decide to proceed leave your club on good terms and then if it does not work out you will be welcomed back.
Personally never had a problem leaving a club to play the cricket I want.
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Re: What would you do?
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2019, 10:57:54 PM »

Go for it if you enjoy the trial - you might enjoy an even more competitive, focused on cricket environment and if you dont then at least you have given it a go.

I left my club at 15 to play a higher standard, I still play at my latest club but my old club have t20s in the week and sunday games which im invited and like getting involved with when I can and life isnt in the way. 24 now and most likely moving out of the area in a few years, not going to make it any further in the game, im looking forward to going back and giving it another season before moving away  :D
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