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Wonka out in England selection overhaul

Post by beamer on Tue 13 Mar 2018, 19:14

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/43373702

About time... not sure I understand the proposed new system, sounds more like a case of “complify” than “simplify”, but if it helps them identify the right players from county cricket it has to be a positive step, right?

Hope they appoint someone with fresh ideas and detached from the county old boys’ network with their biased and blinkered views on the domestic game.

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Post by beamer on Wed 18 Apr 2018, 22:55

Ed Smith set to be the new chief selector.

He will be a loss to the TMS team, though they might need to cut their roster a bit anyway having lost the winter tour rights to TalkShite... I thought he would be the next BBC cricket correspondent rather than going into a role like this.

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Post by PeterCS on Wed 18 Apr 2018, 23:05

Well, he's defo bright ... which might help a bit.
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Post by Merlin on Thu 19 Apr 2018, 09:02

Jobs for the boys?!
Straussy taking care of his ex. colleagues from Middlesex?!
Ed (Smudge) Smith - an enigma.
Lovely chap, bright, intelligent, educated, coherent well liked and a genial chap with a dry  wit.
However, at best a journeyman cricketer at Kent and Middlesex (albeit a good captain at the latter), didn’t feature much, scored even less in a strong team … went on to be a poet, then The Telegraph cricket writer and finally a broadcaster at TMS.

A chequered career for sure ... let's hope he does better than the journeyman he replaced, Whitaker.

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Post by PeterCS on Thu 19 Apr 2018, 13:03

Amid that host of data ... the best captains don't always have to be fluent scorers (though it would help).

See Brearley. Some would argue, Jardine. Hawknose & Brian Sellers (Yorks). Andrew Gale indeed.
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