Saturday, August 22, 2009

AD is going

Allan Donald is to leave his role as bowling coach of Warwickshire after much speculation. Citing family reasons who have not managed to settle down in Birmingham he will leave after the Bears last game next month. It is sad to see a legend go but how good a coach actually was he? Sometimes i think it is easy to be blinded by the legend but then you have to coldly look at results. On the other hand of course a big name can bring big expectations. The Warwickshire bowling attack doesn't exactly leave opponents lying in ruins, though the flat pitches at Edgbaston do not help. Some bowlers like Rankin look like they have moved on though.