Hampafrica to sign Nathan Lyon

I said elsewhere about the likes of crane and Bess plus others who get benched and replaced by the mercenary

The FTECB is sitting by developing plans for franchise cricket. This is not a jibe but Surrey will be in there but the likes of Durham, Gloucester, Worcester, somerset, Essex, derby will be dispensed with or relegated to minor county status

It’s absolutely clear to me that’s what they want.
 

TheRey

Central Defender
I said elsewhere about the likes of crane and Bess plus others who get benched and replaced by the mercenary

The FTECB is sitting by developing plans for franchise cricket. This is not a jibe but Surrey will be in there but the likes of Durham, Gloucester, Worcester, somerset, Essex, derby will be dispensed with or relegated to minor county status

It’s absolutely clear to me that’s what they want.
No I absolutely agree, mate. What says it all is that Surrey have been dead against this from the start and vocal about it, but the ECB begged and made threats to ensure there's an Oval team - which for me absolutey signifies they have a long term plan, and this is the start of the slope towards it.
 

mikemanc

Winger
What's the difference between signing him and Bancroft?
We don't have a bunch of young England qualified players banging down the door whereas Hampshire have two spinners who've played for England so you'd assume one of them won't play. I get it's a fine balance between a competitive standard, overseas players passing on experience and young players getting time
 

mackembhoy

Striker
What's the difference between signing him and Bancroft?
England are desperately trying to produce spinners. Hampshire have 2 lads tried by England at test level. One of which hardly gets a ball as is.

In my OP appears Hampshire have 2 further English spinners coming through.

Durham don't exactly have a wealth of opening batsman at hand. We have steel and lees.

Therein lies the difference. Were not harming the chances of players being picked for England.

It's also a position which the ECB changed the toss rule for to develop our spinners. Not to bring Nathan Lyon across to win you matches.
Exactly we all know if Durham signed Lyon, everybody’s view would be diffrent!
We don't have any talented spinners. Trevaskis can barely spin the ball.

Very different to Hampshire
 
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I think it's innovative to open up the County Championship so that a Rest Of The World side can compete. All they need now is that chubby Bermudan lad to be their bowling coach. Oh, and to piss off.
 

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