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Sunday, March 04, 2007

Gillespie's future

The ABC and the AdelaideNow (ie News Ltd papers) report that Jason Gillespie has not (yet) been offered another contract to continue playing for South Australia. In my opinion this is unwise. To date this season Gillespie has taken 25 wickets at just under 27 apiece, and he is still only 31 (though has been injury prone throughout his career).

Adelaide Now quotes Terry Jenner as saying "Can the Redbacks afford not to have Jason? Absolutely not, no way." The pace bowling has been the best performing department in SA's very poor season and, with Shaun Tait likely to be a least a fringe international player next season, it is commonsense to keep players who have performed well for a little longer in the hope that the batting will improve sufficiently for the Redbacks to stop being the domestic cricket chopping block.
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