Alex Lees

Joined: 20 Oct 2013, 20:03

15 Jun 2017, 13:51 #21

Lots of concentration on Alex Lees on a few other threads.

It may well be that a move away from the Club is in the best interests of all parties, but that's something only the coaches and the player can sort out.

From a cricketing viewpoint he is either suffering from loss of form or loss of confidence or both. On a personal level who knows!

At the moment he is a decent but not top class opening batsman in CC cricket who will probably be first choice unless or until somebody better becomes available. That might well be as early as next season.

I don't see him as having any role in white ball cricket unless we are down to the bare bones due to International calls in 50 overs and never, ever, in T20.

It's a mute point whether he is going backwards but he doesn't seem to be improving with age.

A vote of thanks but no wailing or gnashing of teeth from me if he goes.
My final restatement: the issue for me was not whether Alex is a worthwhile member of the team (he is an automatic choice), but whether at the moment he is a less than happy one.
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Joined: 25 Jun 2015, 10:53

15 Jun 2017, 15:41 #22

Lots of concentration on Alex Lees on a few other threads.

It may well be that a move away from the Club is in the best interests of all parties, but that's something only the coaches and the player can sort out.

From a cricketing viewpoint he is either suffering from loss of form or loss of confidence or both. On a personal level who knows!

At the moment he is a decent but not top class opening batsman in CC cricket who will probably be first choice unless or until somebody better becomes available. That might well be as early as next season.

I don't see him as having any role in white ball cricket unless we are down to the bare bones due to International calls in 50 overs and never, ever, in T20.

It's a mute point whether he is going backwards but he doesn't seem to be improving with age.

A vote of thanks but no wailing or gnashing of teeth from me if he goes.
Hopefully we as a club can get the best out of him. Alex clearly has talent and we need to back our own as a club as we don't go out and get players from outside too often. Brooks, Willey, KC are isolated instances rather than a general trend.
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Joined: 12 May 2017, 12:32

15 Jun 2017, 15:44 #23

Lots of concentration on Alex Lees on a few other threads.

It may well be that a move away from the Club is in the best interests of all parties, but that's something only the coaches and the player can sort out.

From a cricketing viewpoint he is either suffering from loss of form or loss of confidence or both. On a personal level who knows!

At the moment he is a decent but not top class opening batsman in CC cricket who will probably be first choice unless or until somebody better becomes available. That might well be as early as next season.

I don't see him as having any role in white ball cricket unless we are down to the bare bones due to International calls in 50 overs and never, ever, in T20.

It's a mute point whether he is going backwards but he doesn't seem to be improving with age.

A vote of thanks but no wailing or gnashing of teeth from me if he goes.
Not sure I would go with the suggestion of Lees being one of the top young players in the country.

Having said that, he is a good young player, and before the clamour for Brook to play gathers pace (he does look very good admittedly) remember Brooks runs are second eleven runs.

When I saw Lee's make his hundred for seconds at Harrogate, he looked a total class apart. Second eleven runs.....
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Joined: 20 Oct 2013, 20:03

15 Jun 2017, 15:57 #24

Lots of concentration on Alex Lees on a few other threads.

It may well be that a move away from the Club is in the best interests of all parties, but that's something only the coaches and the player can sort out.

From a cricketing viewpoint he is either suffering from loss of form or loss of confidence or both. On a personal level who knows!

At the moment he is a decent but not top class opening batsman in CC cricket who will probably be first choice unless or until somebody better becomes available. That might well be as early as next season.

I don't see him as having any role in white ball cricket unless we are down to the bare bones due to International calls in 50 overs and never, ever, in T20.

It's a mute point whether he is going backwards but he doesn't seem to be improving with age.

A vote of thanks but no wailing or gnashing of teeth from me if he goes.
Totally irrelevant, but just discovered there was a 70's rock band called Patto. Must investigate obviously.
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Joined: 17 Jun 2016, 09:04

15 Jun 2017, 16:06 #25

Lots of concentration on Alex Lees on a few other threads.

It may well be that a move away from the Club is in the best interests of all parties, but that's something only the coaches and the player can sort out.

From a cricketing viewpoint he is either suffering from loss of form or loss of confidence or both. On a personal level who knows!

At the moment he is a decent but not top class opening batsman in CC cricket who will probably be first choice unless or until somebody better becomes available. That might well be as early as next season.

I don't see him as having any role in white ball cricket unless we are down to the bare bones due to International calls in 50 overs and never, ever, in T20.

It's a mute point whether he is going backwards but he doesn't seem to be improving with age.

A vote of thanks but no wailing or gnashing of teeth from me if he goes.
Alex is 24 but has a lot of cricket behind him now for someone so young. He has played five full seasons as a regular now and also has captaincy experience. When you think about it him and Wainman signed pro contracts the same and look at the different amount of cricket they have played up to now(I know they play entirely different roles).
Stoneman is 30 in a couple of weeks and looks like he is now the finished product. If all goes well Alex should still be improving and hopefully we get to see the best of him as a Yorkshire player over the next few years(England permitting). There would be nothing worse than seeing him leave and blossom somewhere else.
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Joined: 27 Mar 2014, 13:24

15 Jun 2017, 16:28 #26

Lots of concentration on Alex Lees on a few other threads.

It may well be that a move away from the Club is in the best interests of all parties, but that's something only the coaches and the player can sort out.

From a cricketing viewpoint he is either suffering from loss of form or loss of confidence or both. On a personal level who knows!

At the moment he is a decent but not top class opening batsman in CC cricket who will probably be first choice unless or until somebody better becomes available. That might well be as early as next season.

I don't see him as having any role in white ball cricket unless we are down to the bare bones due to International calls in 50 overs and never, ever, in T20.

It's a mute point whether he is going backwards but he doesn't seem to be improving with age.

A vote of thanks but no wailing or gnashing of teeth from me if he goes.
What if he wants to play more white ball Cricket?

A chance he doesn't play even a handful of T20s this season.
My darling Maxi
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Joined: 12 Sep 2014, 18:27

15 Jun 2017, 16:44 #27

Lots of concentration on Alex Lees on a few other threads.

It may well be that a move away from the Club is in the best interests of all parties, but that's something only the coaches and the player can sort out.

From a cricketing viewpoint he is either suffering from loss of form or loss of confidence or both. On a personal level who knows!

At the moment he is a decent but not top class opening batsman in CC cricket who will probably be first choice unless or until somebody better becomes available. That might well be as early as next season.

I don't see him as having any role in white ball cricket unless we are down to the bare bones due to International calls in 50 overs and never, ever, in T20.

It's a mute point whether he is going backwards but he doesn't seem to be improving with age.

A vote of thanks but no wailing or gnashing of teeth from me if he goes.
There seems to be a lot of knee jerking and rumour mill turning on here at the moment, just as we're starting to hit a bit of form in the Championship.

It started a couple of weeks ago with Shaun Marsh and Miller suddenly being included in "best xi" debates. Ballance seems to be in the Test team weeks before it's announced. Lees is/should be out thanks to a "Gale clique", with a young whippersnapper set to replace him and score runs at will.

Not saying any of this won't happen but I come on here for a bit of perspective and realism and would like it to stay that way. Rant over
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Joined: 20 Oct 2013, 20:03

15 Jun 2017, 17:28 #28

Lots of concentration on Alex Lees on a few other threads.

It may well be that a move away from the Club is in the best interests of all parties, but that's something only the coaches and the player can sort out.

From a cricketing viewpoint he is either suffering from loss of form or loss of confidence or both. On a personal level who knows!

At the moment he is a decent but not top class opening batsman in CC cricket who will probably be first choice unless or until somebody better becomes available. That might well be as early as next season.

I don't see him as having any role in white ball cricket unless we are down to the bare bones due to International calls in 50 overs and never, ever, in T20.

It's a mute point whether he is going backwards but he doesn't seem to be improving with age.

A vote of thanks but no wailing or gnashing of teeth from me if he goes.
Fine, 12th man, but a bit of perspective includes not making out that one person's remark ('Gale clique') is typical, or overreacting. I now have some considerable reservations about my part in this discussion, but the 'perspective' has shown the forum to be in support of Alex Lees, as it should be.
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Joined: 13 Feb 2012, 16:23

15 Jun 2017, 17:50 #29

Lots of concentration on Alex Lees on a few other threads.

It may well be that a move away from the Club is in the best interests of all parties, but that's something only the coaches and the player can sort out.

From a cricketing viewpoint he is either suffering from loss of form or loss of confidence or both. On a personal level who knows!

At the moment he is a decent but not top class opening batsman in CC cricket who will probably be first choice unless or until somebody better becomes available. That might well be as early as next season.

I don't see him as having any role in white ball cricket unless we are down to the bare bones due to International calls in 50 overs and never, ever, in T20.

It's a mute point whether he is going backwards but he doesn't seem to be improving with age.

A vote of thanks but no wailing or gnashing of teeth from me if he goes.
A forum is what it should be, encourging healthy debate and diversity of opinion. I feel that sometimes on here it gets a little dictorial.
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Joined: 27 Mar 2014, 13:24

15 Jun 2017, 17:59 #30

Lots of concentration on Alex Lees on a few other threads.

It may well be that a move away from the Club is in the best interests of all parties, but that's something only the coaches and the player can sort out.

From a cricketing viewpoint he is either suffering from loss of form or loss of confidence or both. On a personal level who knows!

At the moment he is a decent but not top class opening batsman in CC cricket who will probably be first choice unless or until somebody better becomes available. That might well be as early as next season.

I don't see him as having any role in white ball cricket unless we are down to the bare bones due to International calls in 50 overs and never, ever, in T20.

It's a mute point whether he is going backwards but he doesn't seem to be improving with age.

A vote of thanks but no wailing or gnashing of teeth from me if he goes.
Spot on Jay. I think this is a good thread.
My darling Maxi
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