Cricinfo have put up their first two county previews. Surely time to switch back the rankings again? Will have to make a few changes: Footitt's moved into the same club as Dernbach (who can never leave the rankings, NEVER), Middx. have lost Fireball, and presumably, for the love of common sense, Barrow's been removed from the Somerset squad? Nemo?
Also inb4 Sri starts his campaign to get Rushworth into the rankings.
1: Jade Dernbach – Surr. (0) 5: Alex Barrow – Som. (0) 10: Kieran Noema-Barnett – Gloucs. (1) 20: Keaton Jennings – Dur. (1) 40: Karl Brown – Lancs. (1) 60: Ben Duckett – Nhants. (2) 80: Neil Fireball Dexter – Middx. (2) 100: Mark Cosgrove – Leics. (2) 150: Rob Key – Kent (3) 200: Samit Patel – Notts. (3) 300: Graham Wagg – Glam. (3) 400: Sam Hain – Warks. (4) 600: Steve Magoffin – Suss. (4) 850: James Vince – Hants (4) 1150: Mark Footitt – Derbs. (5) 1700: Gary Ballance – Yorks. (5) 2300: Alastair Cook – Ess. (5) 3500: Jack Shantry - Worcs. (6)
10000: WG Grace (7)
I can happily provide a Middler to replace Fireball (Gubbins for name quality, Roland-Jones for actual quality as well), but I'm guessing that whoever replaces Footitt will also take a tumble through the ranks. The only other Derbs. play I remember off the top of my head is Thakor.
As fun as it was trying to get rushie in, this season I'm going to go for brigadier block seeing as this might be his last season and as the only English captain to have won a world tournament he deserves at least that
Jade Dernbach – Surr. Kieran Noema-Barnett – Gloucs. Shiv Thakor – Derbs. Karl Brown – Lancs. Ben Duckett – Nhants. Tom Abell – Som. Mark Cosgrove – Leics. Sam Northeast – Kent Samit Patel – Notts. Graham Wagg – Glam. Toby Roland-Jones – Middx. Sam Hain – Warks. Steve Magoffin – Suss. James Vince – Hants Gary Ballance – Yorks. Paul Collingwood – Dur Alastair Cook – Ess. Jack Shantry - Worcs.
I considered putting Crane in, but he's only played a couple of games. He'll probably be in next season when he's proved himself a bit more and there's the possibility Vince will be playing more for England.
Will happily move Abell up.
I don't mind not having many rubbish players - everything is relative after all. Still, I have nothing against Gubbins going in instead.
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