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Yeah it was a strange decision letting King go.
Had to happen. This season has been woeful. Whether Stewart can galvanise this list of under-performers is questionable. One thing I would do immediately is re-sign the promising but never used off-spinner, Simon King and really give youth a chance. If we get relegated will it be that much of a catastrophe?
Dressing room full of Antipodean ego's in English County Cricket: recipe for disaster. Perhaps they'll stop bringing over cheap Saffa's to prop up their 2's/development. They spend a fortune on youth cricket (which is a club clique minefield) coaching-its time the entire back slapping network/right school old chap mentality was ground into the dirt at Surrey.
I'm surprised it has taken this long to be honest, for 3 reasons:1) Club culture which ended in the Maynard fatality. He either knew or should have known what the lads got up to, especially as RHB was captain (or mate from Sussex).2) Importing too many old "stars" ..... 3) Youngsters like Jordan, Spriegel etc have left as a result of 2.He could be unemployed a while ......
Adams had to go - surrey seem to be all over the place at time on the cricket pitch . No passion shown by players to win matches , we need to pick 5 youngsters in the team to boost energy levels . Throw out the players who do not perform this season . Stewart should help the batsman to actually perform to the required standard .
Will the time come when big cities and London Boroughs grow their own T20 teams outside the CCC's, rent some space from them or from minor teams and hey presto a rival to the CCC mafia and with big, big money - one could imagine Asian & Gulf investment cash making it happen - 12 teams across the UK and CCC's might struggle because the new Championship would be compact and played en bloc.
The trouble is that the older players are not old enough! If only Tony Locke, Jim laker & Kenny Barrington we still around!
What I find worrying is that not so long ago this set-up was deemed next-gen by the the powers that be at Surrey.Is there a proper hub or unity to the club any more, it doesn't really feel like it.They lost my vote a few years ago when they introduced their exorbitant debenture scheme.
Right management structure and a meritocracy for the young lads instead of a glass ceiling then hopefully they will find their way Mort.Surrey will benefit and, in time, Surrey might get back to supplying England and Wales with worthy players.
Uhh...yeah. Fair point.Ok, so they'd be excellent if they were able to grasp the mental requirements, as it is they have decent skills but not correct application.
"There are some excellent younger players at Surrey, but some of them have a poor mental approach to their game."Or put it another, they are not excellent then.
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