Not even May yet and List A stuff is already here!
Kolpakshire have a distinct lack of Kolpaks in their squad this week. Sean Ervine being the only non Englishman to feature. Lots of youth too. Vince, Dawson, and Wood have been around a fair while, but there is also Alsop, Topley, Crane, Hart, Holland, McManus to go with the old timers Carberry, Adams, Ervine and Smith.
Having a little look at this and actually I think they've done a really decent job of the schedule here. Bit early in the year fair enough, but group stages in a block and a final at Lord's in high summer. Can't ask for much more than that.
Will be interesting to see how strong the teams are, Hampshire resting a few may be one off or it may be the start of marginalising the format - hopefully not though.
Surrey v Somerset on Friday looks like a big early game.
Ian Holland is an Aussie, but yes, still a much more young English team. Holland is 26 and has one first-class and no List A or t20 appearances, interestingly, be interesting to see if he gets anywhere. Sadly he's not South African so can't make my fantasy squad, I imagine he'd be on the cheaper end as I had no idea who he was!
Indeed, he's not even available for selection on the fantasy leagues but he's in the team! Good luck to the lad, a real curve ball being thrown here. Crane in which is good to see, and Wood hasn't played for a while either
Post by waughandpeace on Apr 27, 2017 12:07:37 GMT
Lumb (c) and Rudolph giving South Africashire a very solid start!
Hampshire with yet another fast bowler getting injured, Wood joining Wheal and Edwards on that list in his first game for a year and first limited overs game since 2015! Hopefully short term, comms didn't think it was his knee this time at least
Post by waughandpeace on Apr 27, 2017 17:22:41 GMT
So it turns out the secret to a successful fantasy team is to fill it with South Africans! I guess there are plenty of counties doing it and England did/do it well too so maybe this wasn't a surprise at all...
Post by waughandpeace on Apr 27, 2017 17:24:16 GMT
Great win for Hampshire (except for losing another player to injury) and fantastic to have Alsop finally in the runs after so long. Could still have 4 games out of the 6 finishing which isn't awful. But I agree, these shouldn't be scheduled so early, what with it snowing in some grounds a few days ago.
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