Suave's Republique Cricket


EPL is the way forward.
April 25, 2008, 2:02 pm
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The ECB & PCA want a product that they can export back to India in place by 2010. The current thinking seems to be regional teams, merging the 18 counties into six regions.

I’ve taken a look at this, and picked what i believe (current players only), would be the best 20/20 teams for each region.

What do you think?

How regions may look

North Northern bastards
Yorkshire
Lancashire
Durham

Michael Di Venuto:  Durham

Mal Loye: Lancs

Brad Hodge: Lancs

Jacques Rudolph:  Yorks

Paul Collingwood:  Durham, Captain

Phil Mustard:  Durham. Wk

Andrew Flintoff: Lancs

Glenn Chapple:  Lancs

Adil Rashid:  Yorks

Matthew Hoggard:  Yorks

Steve Harmison: Durham

London shandy drinking twats
Surrey
Middlesex
Essex

Andrew Strauss:  Middlesex, Capt

James Benning:  Surrey

Mark Ramprakash:  Surrey

Owais Shah: Middlesex

Ryan Ten Doeschate:  Essex

Alistair Brown:  Surrey

David Nash:  Middlesex, Wk

Ravi Bopara:  Essex

Chris Jordan:  Surrey

Danish Kaneria:  Essex

Saqlain Mushtaq:  Surrey

Southern Softies
Hampshire
Kent
Sussex

Rob Key:  Kent, Captain

Michael Carberry: Hants

Michael Yardy: Sussex

Murray Goodwin:  Sussex

Kevin Pietersen:  Hants

Luke Wright:  Sussex

Matt Prior: Sussex Wk

Dimi Mascheranas: Hants

Yasir Arafat: Kent

Shane Bond:  Hants

Mushtaq Ahmed:  Sussex

Wales and West whinging wankers
Glamorgan
Gloucestershire
Somerset

Marcus Trescothick:  Somerset

Craig Spearman:  Gloucs

Justin Langer: Somerset, Capt

Hamish Marshall: Gloucs

Marcus North: Gloucs

Ian Blackwell:  Somerset

Jamie Dalrymple:  Glamorgan

Steve Adshead:  Glamorgan, Wk

Peter Trego:  Somerset

Jason Gillespie: Glamorgan

Carl Greenidge:  Gloucs

West Midlands whiny wasters
Warwickshire
Worcestershire
Northants

Vikram Solanki:  Worcs

Darren Maddy: Warwks, Capt

Ian Bell: Warwks

Jonathon Trott: Warwks

Greame Hick:  Worcs

Steve Davies:  Worcs, Wk

Lance Klusener: Northants

Nicky Boje:  Norhthants

Kabir Ali: Worcs

Gareth Batty: Worcs:

Monty Panesar: Northants

East Midlands Middling Meddlers
Nottinghamshire
Leicestershire
Derbyshire

TEAM

Samit Patel: Leics

HD Ackerman: Leics

David Hussey:  Notts, Capt

Rikki Clarke: Derbyshire

Jeremy Snape:  Leics

Chris Read:  Notts, Wk

Greame Swann:  Notts

Stuart Broad:  Notts

Ryan Sidebottom: Notts

Garnett Kruger:  Leics

Nayan Doshi: derbyshire


19 Comments so far
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Good picks, Suave. I like them. SO LONG AS these remain the offical team names.

Comment by miriam

Thanks Mims.. I’m gonna bid for one of the franchises, and keep the names. The shirts for North Northern Bastards would be great!

Comment by Suave

I’m bidding for the Southern Softies. The kit: I’m thinking pink, with a floral weave integrated into the fabric, and with pompom trim around the collar, hem and cuffs. The helmet is going to be like a kitten mask, with (fake) fur and ears.

Comment by miriam

I like that a lot, Mims.. I’d buy that kit!

My team is going to be wearing a three piece suit, pinstriped, with a bowler hat style helmet. the blades shall look like a walking umbrella.
Suave as you like!

Comment by Suave

Well I’ll buy the shandy twats. Any suggestions re uniform?

Comment by Miss Field

let me think about that.. shandy drinkers need to have a nice uniform

Comment by Suave

Green and gold are nice colours.

Comment by Miss Field

No they are not.

Never. Not while I’m in charge, young lady!

Comment by Suave

Meanie.

Hey I think you should change Mike Hussey in your tag cloud to Michael Hussey.

Comment by Miss Field

That would mean me having to re-type all of the tags, that include his name.

That’s like hardwork, and I never get involved in that sort of shenanigans!

Comment by Suave

ALL the tags? That is a bit excessive.

Oh well.

Comment by Miss Field

I’ll make sure that I call him Michael for you in future!!

Comment by Suave

It’s only so Miss Field can be next to Vaughany in the cloud list.

Nothing too important.

Comment by Miss Field

But you’re underneath Michael Vaughan, surely that’s better!

Comment by Suave

YOu even managed to pick some english players in those teams, no mean feat.

No spot for Eyelids Pattinson though.

Comment by J Rod

With Monty, bleurgh.

An excellent point Jrod. He’s a skilled, if a little blind selector.

Comment by Miss Field

Miss Field, the players selected are from the current squads. we are only allowed 1 overseas player now, so it’s hard not to select English players.

Comment by Suave

Bond wouldn’t be allowed to play in an ICC sanctioned tournament.

Having said that, who can begin to understand why he’s playing for Hampshire…

And I see fellow rebel C Cairns is about to become MCC’s latest captain.

Comment by Sportsfreak

It would have nothing to do with the ICC, I would imagine Sportsfreak. Surely it would just replace our existing 20/20 tournament. If that’s the case, then it would be an English domestic league, in which Mr Bond already plays.

Comment by Suave




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