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News: Ireland A lose to MCC by 1 wkt

One of the strange things about MCC is that they keep on changing their team… drastically. This MCC team, that nearly got thrashed by Ireland A (they were 80-8 chasing 199) today, is nothing compared to the one that starred Chris Cairns against Netherlands. So things should be looked in perspective. Thinus Fourie, Carroll, Jason Mollins …. all deserve a chance to be selected for the Ireland training squad leading up to the European championships, although I dont know if Adrian Birrel is going to look at the fact that the bowlers had MCC down at 80-8, or the fact that they allowed the 9th wicket to make 107 runs off 101 balls.

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  1. Point of Order
    July 6, 2006 at 6:54 am

    MCC has literally thousands of members, and they often put out several different teams on the same day, so it’s hardly surprising that the teams are not the same.

  2. July 6, 2006 at 10:19 am

    Yup, and that is probably why games against MCC are perhaps the worst way to benchmark the country’s playing standards. It is then left on luck for the country that the MCC team tourning them is a strong one and has players who can put in a good word for them with the counties.

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