dave - Seems an odd one given you would think he wouldn't play much so not sure how much value there is for a County taking him. More of a disruption than anything. Would add to the problems Yorkshire have with constantly changing the team in LO cricket and no one getting used to a role
by nickcricket6/29/2016 2:31:37 PM
Both Hales and Chopra have been linked to Essex, which must be a step down. I doubt Essex have deep pockets either, so i guess just a good story. Warks and Notts linked with the Durham pair, but to be fair they (along with Surrey and Lancs) will inevitably be linked to anythng with a pulse which is available
by dave6/29/2016 2:31:58 PM
A former player, Steven.
by dave6/29/2016 2:32:52 PM
by Steven Box6/29/2016 2:33:30 PM
The article on Hales uses the prospect of the T20 league being reformed and becoming the 'center piece' of the season, thus signing him now with limited availability would be an investment for the future when he would be available for the revamp.
by dave6/29/2016 2:34:45 PM
Hales to Essex seems incredibly unlikely to me
by Steven Box6/29/2016 2:35:17 PM
Nice that there is enough of a buzz around CC for a rumour mill, If Essex were looking to add to the squad I would says their bowling is the area that needs strength. We keeping having to hear how their batsmen are England hopefuls like Browne and Westley add to that a guy with three test Hundreds in Bopara.
On Durham, with their money problems I am not surprised as least they would still get money from Borthwick if he was playing for England
by nickcricket6/29/2016 2:35:41 PM
True, Nick. Their batting, on paper at least, does look good. Add Cook for 5 games a season, the Dutch chap who is now captain, you have a pretty strong top six. I suppose though if no bowlers are available and you got a spare couple of quid, then Hales would add value?
i'd be quite happy for Somerset to make a move for Chopra. Very unlikely to get an England call up at 29, scores runs for fun at Taunton - i think his two highest scores have come against us, and we do have an aging top six: Tresco, Rogers, Allenby and Trego all either over or very close to 35
by dave6/29/2016 2:40:34 PM
How much would a player like Hales earn purely off his county? I really have no idea what players salaries are in the CC.
by Andrei Rhodes6/29/2016 2:40:46 PM
putting T20 deals and the like to the side, i recon 100K basic
by dave6/29/2016 2:41:50 PM
Andrei Rhodes - Not sure, I would guess unless he has a shocker against Pak he will get a full central contract in September which is what 700,000 plus bonuses and appearance fees
by nickcricket6/29/2016 2:42:04 PM
gosh, i had no idea England players got that much!
by dave6/29/2016 2:42:50 PM
Christ, didn't realise England players got that much... what's your run of the mill county player looking at? 30/40?
Think county players can be anywhere from £15k to £100k or so. Average is around £50k.
by Matt Warwick6/29/2016 2:44:30 PM
Indeed, Personally think the ECB gets a great deal on Joe Root. What he would earn compared to say PL footballer say
by nickcricket6/29/2016 2:45:30 PM
So, basically the disgusting creature that is Wayne Rooney could personally finance a Div 1 cricket team on what 6 months salary>
by dave6/29/2016 2:48:46 PM
Its an interesting situation some of the players are in, Full contracts are not often given out to player who are not in the Test Match team (Eoin Morgan is the only one who hasn't played a Test in his contract year) but the white ball lads like say if Buttler doesn't get his Test Match place back have the highest value in terms of what they could earn elsewhere so will the ECB decide that they need to say give Buttler a full contract ahead of Bairstow who is only a Test regular and will probably be the guy who drops out for Stokes