Bye: Delivering on disability:
Leg Bye: Twenty-year-old Derbyshire stumper Harvey Hosein finished the 2016 county season with scores of 83 not out, 53, 108 and 59 yet he’s nowhere to be seen at the start of the 2017 campaign. He’s been replaced by thirty-one-year-old former Surrey and Ireland gloveman Gary Wilson. Meaning no disrespect to Wilson but unless Hosein is injured or otherwise unavailable it’s a huge shame if homegrown Hosein has simply been usurped following such strides last term.
No Ball: We’ll follow up my article…
… in more detail as the season progress but here’s a very early term report.
Jofra Archer – A seven-wicket haul and 60 not out from number eleven!
Daniel Bell-Drummond – First ballers, starts. Must convert in order to push for full international honours.
Dom Bess – Nowhere to be seen?!
Jack Burnham – Batting at three for Durham, scored 15 and 4 to kick off his campaign.
Nick Compton – Made 5 and 59 against MCC in Abu Dhabi but now injured.
Mark Footitt – Went viral with 6-14 in Surrey’s rout of Warwickshire. Continuing to take wickets but has found himself going at around four an over at times.
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