Cricketers to watch in 2008

It’s pretty much April and there aren’t many fixtures this week, so let’s get on with this season’s Ones To Watch.

As usual, names will appear below as more are added throughout the week. We’ll give a little away by telling you who’s not appearing though.

Mark Davies isn’t appearing, which pains us, as he’s been an ever-present One To Watch and has never really let us down. But with Steve Harmison seemingly out of the England reckoning, first-team opportunities might be limited for everyone’s favourite Viking, so we’ve been brutal.

Stuart Broad‘s out, because he’s ‘made it’. Matt Prior‘s out, because he too made it, before comprehensively dismantling ‘it’ with his buttery fingers.

Tom Smith‘s out, because we’ve done away with all young Lancastrians on the grounds that they never get to play, no matter how good they are and even if they do, they do nothing, which lets us down doubly, being as we’re a Lancashire supporter.

Bilal Shafayat‘s out, because the pressure of being One To Watch clearly gets to him and he forgets how to bat.

James Benning‘s out because he was crap last year. Usually you get a second season to prove yourself, but we’ve picked out too many players, so James misses the cut. We’re sure he’ll be gutted.

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9 Appeals

  1. “being as we’re a Lancashire supporter.”

    We are are we? The honorable gentlemen may wish to know that one is personally inclined toward the Warwickshire fellows.

  2. King Cricket

    March 31, 2008 at 11:10 am

    The royal ‘we’.

  3. Wowser – have you ever put as many links in a post?

  4. King Cricket

    March 31, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    It’s a bit overwhelming, isn’t it?

    They’re optional.

  5. Optional? What? WHAT? That’s 45 minutes of my life I’ll never get back.

  6. King Cricket

    April 1, 2008 at 7:35 am

    But what a 45 minutes, eh?

    If you got it back, you’d never be able to spend it a better way.

  7. If I were a cruder person, I would make a joke about knowing a way to spend a few of those minutes, but being left with nothing to do for the remaining 40. But I’m very refined, so am conspicuously not going to make that joke.

  8. What about Indians such as Rohit Sharma or Ishant Sharma. Or South Africans – Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel?

  9. King Cricket

    April 1, 2008 at 10:11 am

    We should probably clarify that this is for the county season.

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