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Side issue, can we please get new management team at lancs , another capitulation , how Livingston choose Leister over Faulkner god only knows for that 19th over , I could bowl that bad
@86. Though I suspect the weather may play a part too since northern teams are more likely to have home games affected by rain.
Are people really complaining that Surrey have lots of money? That's sort of what happens when you run a club properly and actual try to promote the game. They now have 11,000 members and get 20,000+ crowds for the T20.
It is the 'nine in a row' that is most impressive. In a sport where a team can't prevent the opposition from playing by keeping the ball and running down the clock, to cross the winning line nine consecutive times is some achievement.
Poor Somerset. Have to admit, with the amount of money Surrey have forked out, it is about time. Nice to see that they won it with up-coming players from the Academy, however. Ironic they won it at Worcester. In fact, it's just Batty.
GrouchoM@63. It is not so much the Surrey fans that protest as much as the likes of You. Sheer unbridled jealousy ! Many South Africans apply for EU Citizenship - So it was granted - what is your Problem? I suggest you take this up with the HOME OFFICE and Immigration. Mornie Morkel took Stuart Meaker's role. He is no spring chicken at 29 years old and counting. Young Conor McKerr has also played.
Poor old Somerset miss out again
Hutcho probably thinks it’s a disgrace half the population are below average...
@69 I think you'll find Worcestershire regularly played 9 home grown academy players
Hutcho 16Do you know anything about cricket or are you just a wind up merchant?
Re 78 and 69.In the last match Yorkshire had 7 Yorkshire born players in the team, plus 3 with England, Surreys money gives them an advantage in signing quality players but it does not make team bonding, for a young cricketer born in Yorkshire, to play for the club, is similar to Wales Rugby, pride in your achievement to play for the country or county of your birth, also exiles play in many clubs.
69. Doug Minde"...Surrey has probably more young home grown talent than another county: Pope, S Curran, T Curran, Jakes, Burns, Virdi to name but 6..."Yes, Surrey do have plenty of home-grown talent, and are worthy champs. Somerset have Abell, Tresco, Trego, Hildreth, Gregory, the Overtons, Leach, Bess and Bartlett. Abell and Leach (and Jos Buttler) are Taunton born and bred.
Well done Surrey, they deserve it with their performances this year, but will they carry on the trend of winning the Championship and then get relegated one or two seasons later,? Could this be the curse of your players in the spotlight being selected for England and England Lions and all manner of games, depleting your available squad, only time will tell, PS as a Yorkie we are used to that.
@53 Hutcho16"You can put all the stats up that you want but J Russell was still better than daddy’s boy Stewart"Fair point. How silly of me to believe that a batsman with a Test average of 39 is a better batsman than one who averages 27. James Anderson averages 9 with the bat, so you must be staggered that he isn't thought of as an England batting legend.
54. hutcho16 "Also your stats showing Stewart played more tests than Russell is bount to show a better record for Stewart but if Russell played more tests then he would have a better average."So, a batsman's average keeps increasing the more Tests they play??Shame Bradman only played 52 Tests. If he played as many Tests as Stewart, obviously his average would be about 200.
shame all the hate for a team that has played fantastic cricket all summer,+who could provide Burns,2 Currans+Pope for winter tour from their academy,+ maybe Virdi for the Lions.The money comes in only because they can keep them,unlike Glos who lose at least 3 home grown a year,or Derbys/Northants who lose Slater+Duckett mid way through so Notts can stay up. How do their members feel about that?
Oh, and another young Surrey talent that those defending their home grown talent seem to have forgotten about, Zafar Ansari who played a little for England then retired to secure a non cricketing future. Surrey currently looks a very 'local' side compared to some of the other championship teams.
Been watching this build for the last few seasons. Batting has been good for a while, bowling lacked penetration, But this season it all came together beautifully, with lots of home grown talent too, just thought I'd point that out for those who think Surrey behave like a premiership football team.
Who cares. T20 is meaningless drivel.
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