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A 'Team of the Season' should include those INDIVIDUALS who have performed exceptionally. Durham and Yorkshire had great seasons on the back of wonderful team efforts, in which several players often performed strongly. Other teams had less good, even dreadful seasons, but still had stand out individuals - Madsen and S Davies spring to mind. And 7 of this 11 have home grounds north of Watford.
In response to splendidsparrow, because you cannot have a serious discussion on these boards. They usually degenerate into a spiteful, anti-England tirade, dominated by people who are in denial and cannot accept that England have won three Ashes series. Virtually every thread brings in the 'England's success doesn't count because they use foreign players, doctor pitches, have biased umpires, etc
I'd say Willey is batting a place too high. He's shown he can bat, but he's not yet a genuine all-rounder. I'd also have Borthwick in for Patel as well with him and Ali as the spin option.
BBC:Time to reopen more discussion boards. Why the scarcity of such threads?
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50. SupersubTThey won't have a match featuring this team against the England test team because it would be embarrassing if this lot beat England. It would be even more embarrassing if they thrashed England, which is a distinct possibility given these guys are on form, and the majority of the England team aren't.
It's nice to see the re-emergence of cricketers of Afro-Caribbean origin in the English domestic game. Since the 90s when we had Malcolm, Small, Lawrence, Lewis, DeFreitas there's been a real dearth. Now there's a good few, like Carberry, Jordan, Mills, Barker, etc. I think football became all too consuming among black people over the last two decades but now perhaps reconnecting with 'roots'.
Graham Onions won't be available for this team's big match.He'll be on 12th man duty for England.Again.
Woakes is being unfairly judged on his part playing for England. Take the Oval out of the equation and I reckon people would be mentioning him for this team. Those of you pointing out his not outs - it's not a bad feat not being gotten out! I thought the press were harsh on him re. the Oval and he would've taken us over the line, in which case I think he'd be going to Oz. Bad light, bad times.
@72 Being not out is generally considered a good thing for a batsman. Are you saying it should count against Woakes?PLEASE stop whingeing about 2nd division players being left out, they're playing a lower standard so their stats don't count for as much. Get over it, get promoted and do it again in Div 1.The side picked is a decent one, except for having the 20/20 final guy ahead of Woakes.
Where is Darren Stevens? 1000+ runs and 30 wickets taken and that doesn't merit inclusion?
Can't disagree with most of these selections..... But I'd put GRAHAM NAPIER of Essex ahead of Northants' David Willey. Napier averaged around 50 with the bat (batting at #7 or #8), and took over 50 wickets. Better stats than Willey's.
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