Bloomin' Heck: The Red Rose 2016

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Re: Bloomin' Heck: The Red Rose 2016

Postby westoelad » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:05 pm

pretty fair justification for signing 2 Kolpak here. It seems Lancs have the correct balance between homegrown and experience.
http://www.espncricinfo.com/county-cric ... 79802.html
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Re: Bloomin' Heck: The Red Rose 2016

Postby captaincolly » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:48 pm

westoelad wrote:pretty fair justification for signing 2 Kolpak here. It seems Lancs have the correct balance between homegrown and experience.
http://www.espncricinfo.com/county-cric ... 79802.html

Indeed. Nothing wrong in principle with Kolpak signings and the right ones are of great benefit in helping younger players develop. If a county had a poor Academy system and a history of relying on imports it would be a different matter but Lancashire clearly have a very successful Academy system.
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Re: Bloomin' Heck: The Red Rose 2016

Postby Making_Splinters » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:09 pm

It's kind of unfortunate to have been swept up into the whole Kolpak debate. We're essentially just replacing two overseas players in the squad with the two APs being out of service, nothing is really changing in terms of our squad balance, or opportunities.
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Re: Bloomin' Heck: The Red Rose 2016

Postby mikesiva » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:20 pm

Making_Splinters wrote:
westoelad wrote:
Making_Splinters wrote:Obviously devastated to hear that Smith has been forced in retirement, but have to admit that it wasn't unexpected. An absolutely fantastic player when fit, sadly that was far too infrequently to do justice to his talents.

As always we've been linked to some big signings, Vilas and Chanderpaul on Kolpak deals, but we'll have to see if anything actually happens on them. It rarely does with us.

Just been confirmed

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/38764605


Excellent news, though do have to remember that AP is, well one would assume, not coming back next season.

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