- Feb 18, 2010
- Reaction score
His old man played for England as late as 2007 (when we took a completely random squad to the first World T20, part the Test/ODI team, part just jobbing players who were doing well in whatever we were calling the Blast then. Chris Schofield, James Kirtley and Jeremy Snape went too)
Tbf Maddy was in as an opener in Test cricket, his bowling was neither here nor there.Darren Maddy was one of those all rounders that never quite seemed to fulfil their potential in the era when we were still looking for the new Botham.
Cork, DeFreitus (sp?), Chris Lewis, David Capel etc. None of them were real failures but none were quite good enough at one thing or another and I don't think it helped than they never seemed to play for fashionable counties. We followed that era with the obsession that we still have [until very recently] of picking all rounder keepers instead of the best gloveman available