There’s a great interview with Lancashire’s new signing Stephen Moore on the ECB site. If you didn’t know anything about him, you’d come away thinking he was being unfairly kept out of the England side.
It’s littered with comments about how he’s ‘ready’. One of our favourite bits is the following slice of modesty:
“The more people you have got putting pressure on the England side, the better it is for English cricket. I’m thankful that I’m one of those guys.”
Moore also talks about why he’s abandoned relegated Worcestershire in favour of Lancashire. It’s because he wants to test himself against the best and he thinks first division bowling attacks are better. The stats back him up:
- Stephen Moore’s 2008 batting average in the second division: 55.80
- Stephen Moore’s 2009 batting average in the first division: 27.33
Looks like first division bowling attacks are more than twice as good.