Thursday, 31 May 2007

Contracted players list

New Zealand Cricket has just announced its list of players contracted for the 2007/8 season. They are:

Shane Bond
Stephen Fleming
James Franklin
Peter Fulton
Mark Gillespie
Gareth Hopkins
Jamie How
Brendon McCullum
Craig McMillan
Hamish Marshall
Chris Martin
Michael Mason
Kyle Mills
Jacob Oram
Michael Papps
Jeetan Patel
Scott Styris
Ross Taylor
Daniel Vettori
Lou Vincent

I heard the idiots on Radio Sport speculating about the make-up of the list this morning. One idiot claimed his sources said Jesse Ryder was a shoe-in (so he clearly doesn't follow the sports news then). The other idiot wondered how low Stephen Fleming would rate on the list "now he has retired from test cricket". And these people call themselves sport's journalists.


Anonymous said...

Gillespies useless, as is Marshall and How. Three wasted contracts. Papps is only domestic class, not world class. Pity about Adams but hes wasted talent and Ryder is a buffoon. Masons rubbish. Future of NZ cric looks a little bleak to me.

Anonymous said...

The list is in alphabetical order. Has anyone seen the real order?