- Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:10 am
I think these averages speak volumes. The message from Rudolph over the summer (probably facing the financial realities) was that there was no need to sign a batsman. Having just finished a game with Salter batting at 3, that statement now looks even more ridiculous than it did at the time.
Looking ahead to next season, the first team squad for the County Championship looks something like this:
Top order: Selman, Bragg
Middle order: Cooke, Donald, Carlson (Uni for part of the season)
All-Rounders: Lloyd, Salter, Meschede, Morgan, Wagg (if contract renewed)
Strike Bowlers: Hogan, de Lange, Carey, van der Gugten
Lots of work to be done ahead of next season, which should probably start now if we want to compete for promotion. In order of priority, I reckon there's a need to:
1. Find 2x Top Order batsmen, one of which can be overseas
2. Find a Batting Coach
3. Find a Middle Order batsman
4. Renew Wagg's contract
5. Get an Overseas T20 player
(But hoping that a young player will do well this season and negate the need for some of the above!)
The question I guess is how low down that list will the club's finances allow Hugh Morris/Robert Croft to go.