With this season been the last we'll see of Patto, Bres,Brooks and Siddy bowling together. What's been your favourite memory? For me the first season we won the championship. The whole season the bowlers were a joy to watch as were the rest of team. Ryan will be sorely missed and I fear for Patto perhaps being found out.
I would never (okay, never say never) play Plunkett ahead of Patterson...but I might play Coad ahead of Patto. If we had a Raymond Illingworth in the side, the NLOP club would never have been born, but you have to have SOMEONE who gives the captain control.
You also have to have someone who can take wickets, and that is Jack Brooks and Adil (the 5th member of the Fab 4).
Sidebottom gives you a bit of both, but he can't bowl 25 overs in a day any more. Brezzy performed the Patto role for England when we won the Ashes in Oz, but he can't do that any more, either.
I thought Plunkett way down on speed all last season. I suspect that he played when only 70% fit, because we were missing others who were even more injured. Let's hope he comes roaring back at 90mph and gives us an extra dimension, in a week or two.