You have to understand that we’re not criticising Craig Kieswetter. Our issues are with how easily people are impressed and with county cricket in general.
Craig Kieswetter scored a hundred again yesterday. Well played Craig. That’s two in a week so SURELY he’s ready to play for England now.
Well, no. We don’t see how you can conclude that. The first hundred was against Worcestershire, who already seem almost certain to finish bottom of the first division. This second one was against Gloucestershire, who are a second division side because the CB40 is a competition where the groups were randomly selected.
It’s not Kieswetter’s fault that he faced a bowling attack of Gidman, Taylor, Fuller, Payne, Young and Dawson, but all the same, it’s hardly Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh.
You can’t knock him for scoring the runs, but you have to acknowledge that some performances in county cricket tell us very little about a player.
On Saturday afternoon, we felt young and cool. We were at Macclesfield Beer Festival. Sometimes it’s impossible to make accurate evaluations in a particular environment.