Rumour....

Rumour....

Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

05 Sep 2017, 09:55 #1

.....going around facebook, we have signed Daryl Mitchell for next seson. Nothing on the OS yet!!.
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Joined: 02 Apr 2014, 09:31

05 Sep 2017, 10:08 #2

He has another 3 years left on his contract at Worcester, would be a good signing but I have my doubts.
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Joined: 04 Jun 2015, 18:32

05 Sep 2017, 10:28 #3

.....going around facebook, we have signed Daryl Mitchell for next seson. Nothing on the OS yet!!.
But think he fell out with them over how he lost the captaincy last season.

Good option as not on international scene but solid county pro who would strengthen top order.

Wonder if Rhodes will let him leave earlier....
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Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 09:52

05 Sep 2017, 11:18 #4

.....going around facebook, we have signed Daryl Mitchell for next seson. Nothing on the OS yet!!.
Surely not. Just looked him up thinking he was over 40, but in fact he's 33. This is emphatically not a good long-term move unless he has coaching qualities we don't know about.
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Joined: 02 Jan 2014, 10:57

05 Sep 2017, 11:52 #5

.....going around facebook, we have signed Daryl Mitchell for next seson. Nothing on the OS yet!!.
This is all about expectations v what we can get. He is more than a "good pro", given that his career average is just under 40 in first class cricket. Surely he is as good as signing a kolpak on a two or three year contract?
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Joined: 07 Aug 2017, 21:14

05 Sep 2017, 12:13 #6

.....going around facebook, we have signed Daryl Mitchell for next seson. Nothing on the OS yet!!.
I think Mitchell would be an excellent signing. He's a right handed top order batsman who averages over 39 with a 10 year career so he knows his limitations and what he can and can't do. If anybody thinks he's a bad move you shouldn't be watching cricket. I still take the rumour with a pinch of salt but surely there's no smoke without fire. He's a far better option than rotating 3 aussies through the season and for me he's the type of player we should be looking at.
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Joined: 02 Apr 2009, 12:57

05 Sep 2017, 13:30 #7

.....going around facebook, we have signed Daryl Mitchell for next seson. Nothing on the OS yet!!.
I think its a bad move. Perhaps i shouldnt be watching cricket...
I'd rather persevere with Lees and Leaning than bring in a journeyman.
What message does it send to Harry Brook if we bring in a solid pro from another county that blocks his path to the first team..
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Joined: 04 Jun 2015, 18:32

05 Sep 2017, 13:34 #8

.....going around facebook, we have signed Daryl Mitchell for next seson. Nothing on the OS yet!!.
That he needs to do better than he has to date?

Not sure id class Mitchell as a journeyman either.
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Joined: 27 Mar 2014, 13:24

05 Sep 2017, 13:40 #9

.....going around facebook, we have signed Daryl Mitchell for next seson. Nothing on the OS yet!!.
Brook has looked a mile away from being ready for the 1st team. Despite the daft outcry on here when he got called up to the England U19s.

Mitchell would be a decent stop gap for 2-3 years.
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Joined: 02 Jan 2014, 10:57

05 Sep 2017, 13:44 #10

.....going around facebook, we have signed Daryl Mitchell for next seson. Nothing on the OS yet!!.
Frankly if Mitchell managed to achieve career average he would be doing better than our recent overseas players have managed! I think I would live with that sort of performance level. If we define journeyman as averaging 40, then Lyth, Lees et al all fall into that definition presumably?
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