More Problems for Durham?

More Problems for Durham?

Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 18:36

10 Sep 2017, 08:40 #1

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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

10 Sep 2017, 08:57 #2

This speculation and rumour has been around for months, probably more of a rumour now though. Not unexpected, that the same as usual "buying clubs" are in the market.
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

10 Sep 2017, 15:43 #3

If the players want to go and if the club are still keen to cut their wage bill I suppose it makes sense.

A lot would depend on whether your view was that Jennings has an International future or not when it comes to signing him.

I don't think Durham's income would vary much whatever Division they are in and a couple of seasons ticking over in Div 2 won't be a disaster.

Perhaps they may join other clubs and change their focus to T20 cricket.

I don't see either player being an attractive option for Yorkshire.
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Joined: 07 Mar 2014, 11:28

10 Sep 2017, 20:24 #4

Jennings is surely an attractive option if we think he's had his chance with England?
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Joined: 25 May 2014, 07:15

11 Sep 2017, 09:43 #5

How many titles would Durham have won if they had overspent on keeping/signing players they could not afford?

No sympathy at all - although Hampshire were lucky to stay up last season.

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Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 20:44

11 Sep 2017, 10:57 #6

Howden - they overspent because players THEY HAD PRODUCED AND DEVELOPED lost their ECB contracts and finished up on Durham's payroll, which they couldn't afford.

In contrast to Lancashire's team full of Kolpaks, Durham have home produced a whole stream of players, to the direct benefit of England these last dozen years.

Harmison, Collingwood, Mustard, Onions, Plunkett, Stoneman, Borthwick, Wood, Stokes, Jennings. Add Rushworth, who would have played for England if at another county, and that's a whole team.

The double penalty imposed by the ECB was the shoddiest thing even this corrupt organisation has ever done.
Bowlers win matches
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Joined: 10 Jan 2015, 12:27

11 Sep 2017, 20:58 #7

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Joined: 07 Aug 2017, 21:14

11 Sep 2017, 21:12 #8

Great point Dave I've bin thinking for a few years that teams should get points per player that plays for England?? If the ecb don't act soon then what benefit do Middlesex, Yorkshire, Durham etc have by losing their best players?? If Yorkshire and Durham would of had Lancashire and hampshires attitude then you would of had no root, bairstow and stokes. I don't think it's any coincidence that the top 3 in the cc produce less players for England than the bottom 3.
Durham have been very harshly treated, personally I believe that if this would of been a southern county then the punishment would of bin far more lenient.
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Joined: 07 Aug 2014, 16:58

11 Sep 2017, 21:43 #9

We've been in the top three for the past four seasons, with Middlesex and Durham also successful in that period, so that argument doesn't remotely stand up.
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Joined: 07 Aug 2017, 21:14

12 Sep 2017, 06:06 #10

Hampshire, Essex and Lancashire signed majority of their kolpacs this summer. Harmer, Vilas, mclaren, roussow and Abbott all arrived in the off season. Lancashire only lose Anderson and Hampshire nobody. My comment was based on this season only hence why I said bottom 3 including Middlesex. My point is that Lancashire and Hampshire agreed to stop producing/selecting players unless it guaranteed their success was the priority and not the England cricket team.
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