Scottish Seniors & U19s

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Klauts
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Re: Scottish Seniors & U19s

Post by Klauts » Sat May 01, 2021 9:30 am

Wasn’t my reply respectful? I am disagreeing with a post it shouldn’t matter who makes it ?

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Re: Scottish Seniors & U19s

Post by GM-crowfan65 » Sat May 01, 2021 10:26 am

wasn't talking about your last reply, too many replies from more than just you are unnecessarily aggressive in tone
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RonnieG
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Re: Scottish Seniors & U19s

Post by RonnieG » Sat May 01, 2021 11:08 am

ddraig wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:50 am
RonnieG wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:36 pm
ddraig wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:09 pm
One of the Scottish NT Keepers is on the market, make sure he goes to a good home. :D

Harare Hammers >> Farquhar Berrington >> Details
Player Info
29y8w | 70,489 rating | $19,166 wage (5% discount)

Right hand batsman | Left arm Fast medium

Talents Skilled (Technique), Seam Specialist
Nationality ScotlandThis player is a member of the national squad Scotland
Form reliable
Fatigue revived
Experience legendary
Captaincy ordinary
Skills Summary
Batsman world class
Bowler poor
Keeper world class
Allrounder ordinary
This player is for sale
Deadline: 29 Apr 21 16:46

Starting Price: 450000

Skills
Batting exceptional Endurance spectacular
Bowling dreadful Technique exceptional
Keeping exceptional Power outstanding
Fielding outstanding

I'd rather have my keeper than this one, but again it's personal preference.
Just an observstion.
Your guy has a 25 ave and has 134 dismissals from 98 games.Div 1. 1.4 a game.
Clouston has 55 ave 205 from 99. Div 1 2.a game.
Berrington ( who isnt great but has two in game talents) 29 ave and 191 from 121. 1.5 a game.
Not much between your and Berrington ( who I dont rate) but I hope that his talents can keep him at the crease a bit longer.

I do look at these things from time to time. Obviously you could drill down imto thise numbers more, the make up of the attack, pitch types etc.

I need to balance as much of this but basically your fella having spect batting wont cut it esp now we are seeing legendary summary bowlers coming at them in unfriendly batting conditions.
That's true, there's no doubt Clouston is a far better batsman than my guy, however it's slightly skewed by the fact he's also an opener.

Berrington is also a better batsman, but not a better keeper, again that depends how you play them and what you're looking for. My guy has World Class Keeping and safe hands, so should seriously outperform as a keeper.

I completely take your point though, given you're looking for a serious batsman as well a wicket keeper then Berrington is probably the better player for you. For me, it's a different view, and that's why I'd rather have him.

However, I completely respect your choices, was just giving a backup option if you need it :)
much appreciated
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Re: Scottish Seniors & U19s

Post by ragingbull » Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:35 pm

Congratulations to Martymac and his Scottish u/20's on becoming the OD world champions, also going through the tournament unbeaten, tremendous feat and well deserved :clap :party
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Re: Scottish Seniors & U19s

Post by GA-Jim » Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:05 pm

Congrats Marty and team :party
Look forward to your great write up :thumbsup
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Re: Scottish Seniors & U19s

Post by Martymac » Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:23 am

Cheers boys, it was one hell of a ride!
I hope you’re celebrating the win as hard as I am!
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Re: Scottish Seniors & U19s

Post by RonnieG » Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:44 am

Fantastic to see, I followed every ball over the weekend.

Never in doubt.

Congrads MartyMac for a well fought campaign.
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Martymac
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Re: Scottish Seniors & U19s

Post by Martymac » Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:36 am

Thanks Ronnie,

The word on the street is that the Scottish Cricket Association are currently sourcing an artist to work on a bronze statue of myself to stand at Bannockburn but I think one of our captain lifting the cup may be more intimidating to visiting teams than the manager sitting with an iPad!

Thanks for your support.
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Re: Scottish Seniors & U19s

Post by RonnieG » Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:20 pm

Howdy folks,

So another tour begins down under in OZ this week.

As per usual the ftp pitch gods have not looked favourably on us and we have 4 dry decks in a row.

Not good.

New caps
Spinners Galt and Henderson
While we welcome FMs Thunder, Seaworth and Irvine to the seam department.

As always the ceremony will be handled by a visiting celebrity.

Skippy the Kangaroo will do the honours ahead of the first game against Pakistan.

Not sure what to expect from this tour, the Aussies have some of the best in the world while we have been scraping around trying to find enough spinners.

Tune in for more Scots misery, 00.00 Monday to Friday FTP time.
( I will use replay as I need my beauty sleep)

Mon Scotland!
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Re: Scottish Seniors & U19s

Post by allflattious » Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:58 am

Hey guys,

Is it just experience holding my player back or have you just got really good medium stocks this year n 8)

20y5w | 43,649 rating | $5,845 wage (6.5% discount)

Right hand batsman | Right arm Medium

Talents Sturdy
Nationality Scotland Scotland
Form reasonable
Fatigue rested
Experience average
Captaincy average
Skills Summary
Batsman ordinary
Bowler accomplished
Keeper average
Allrounder average
Notes

Skills
Batting poor Endurance reasonable
Bowling outstanding Technique outstanding
Keeping average Power ordinary
Fielding reliable
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Re: Scottish Seniors & U19s

Post by Martymac » Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:35 am

Hey Allflattious,

thanks for your message regarding your player, you haven’t named him but I’m assuming that you’re referring to Benjamin King. I have bookmarked Ben King a few weeks ago and I’m monitoring his progress along with another very talented 19 year old medium pacer. Our current squad has 6 medium pace bowlers in it at the moment and all of them are a similar age, Alan George is the best of them and is already an outstanding bowler, he is then followed by Tam Govan who is an expert bowler. After that we have a bunch of lads that are accomplished bowlers as your boy King is too but to answer your question, basically yes it is his experience that has him on the outer at the moment. Sandy Burns, Dermid Brownlie and John Buchanan all have capable experience thanks to many senior games at club level, Burns with 97, Brownlie 79 and Buchanan with 18 but he also has skilled power and can swing the ball. Barclay is the sixth of the bowlers with reasonable experience and 31 senior games under his belt. Burns, Brownlie and Barclay are all accomplished all rounders too and Buchanan is just behind them at reliable. I am hoping that with these levels of experience we might have a couple more of this group going up to the next level over the next couple of weeks before the T20 tour starts.

I think experience is often overlooked at national level but I think it’s a pretty important factor into the team giving more even performances and often experienced tail enders can get the team out of trouble if the top order fail. Our World Cup winning squad which went through the tournament undefeated also had all 18 lads in it at reasonable experience or better so I am using that as a bit of a benchmark for bringing new boys into the squad.

There is still plenty of time for Ben King to make the squad, clearly his bowling and technique make him hard to ignore and his fielding and endurance are also at good levels. I will continue to monitor him and if he jumps up to an expert bowler in the near future he may be brought into the squad if our lads that are at accomplished remain at that level.

Thanks again for your interest in Scottish cricket despite the fact that you are now affiliated with one of our great rivals.
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RonnieG
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Re: Scottish Seniors & U19s

Post by RonnieG » Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:26 pm

Hi folks

So at last we can report a tour that came out our way.

Taken long enough I hear you say.

Indeed.

Four wins gave our boys first place in the T20 and should give the lads a nice platform to qualify for next seasons T20 WC.
There were four debutants this time with the stand outs being Johnstone and Malone who both did well with the bat.
It was nice to see some Vintage Newton with the ball and his Michelle against SA in game 3 was a particular highlight. In the same game Opener Clouston carried his bat with a very handy 96 from 66 balls to set up the win.

Next up is the final SOD of the season with the hosting rights being awarded later.

Lets hope all the brown paper bags were delivered on time.
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