Willis should quit talking

Willis who? Bob Willis it is... the former England cricket captain.

CricInfo reports:
Former England captain Bob Willis says that ex-international players like Mark Ramprakash, Dominic Cork and Graeme Hick are 'clogging up' county cricket to the detriment of the national side.

Writing in the October issue of The Wisden Cricketer magazine, Willis is also scathing of 'so-called' English players like Stuart Law and Nic Pothas, who he says are never likely to play for their adopted country.

"That underlines the shortcomings in county cricket, which is clogged up with old England players like Dominic Cork, Mark Ramprakash and Graeme Hick, so-called English players like Nic Pothas and Stuart Law - who are not going to get picked for England - then Kolpaks and overseas players. The England team generates all the money for these wages and the counties spend it on players who will never play for England. This is counter-productive," says Willis, who advocates that domestic cricket should embrace a premier league of just six top teams.

"My vision for first-class cricket is a premier league of six teams - the same as Australia in the Pura Cup - with all the best English qualified players playing; 18 counties spreads the talent too thinly. The standard of cricket in the bottom seven of Division Two is not high enough to produce England cricketers. Nottinghamshire and Somerset are way better than the rest."

It is Willis who has been clogging up the SKY TV Cricket Comms. That Willis is a rank idiot is beyond doubt; if he thinks his experience counts - how come Mark Ramprakash or Graeme Hick's experience is not of any use to their county teams?

If English selectors were to pick a team, purely on the basis of merit - they have to pick Mark Ramprakash. Ramps, even at the age of 38, has the stats to show that he is in a league of his own.

BBC Reports:
Surrey batsman Mark Ramprakash re-wrote the history books on Friday at the same time as severely denting Lancashire's chances of becoming county champions.

The former England batsman, 38, scored an unbeaten 130 at the Oval as he reached 2026 runs for the season at an average of 101.30.

By achieving those feats for a second year in a row he became the first cricketer in history to do so.

Ramprakash has now scored 19 centuries this season and 97 in his career.
It is amazing that Ramprakash and Hick haven't been approached by ICL... I am sure Ramps will get an offer from one of the Twenty20 teams in India. The man is in top form and deserves to be playing at the highest level. The management team of Duncan Fletcher and Nasser Hussain have gone; Nasser is in fact 'Talkin' n Crappin' as a TV Comms these days.

The man has hit 19 centuries this season - and he is "clogging up" county cricket? Bob Willis should start smoking some decent grass than the third rate crap he is smokin these days. What a wanker!

Willis' patriotic farts can be attributed to the exit of his beloved Engurland, after a dismal show in the Twenty20 (Hit and Giggle) World Cup.

Mark Ramprakash would have done a great deal better than any of the English batsmen who were in the Twenty20 WC in South Africa.


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