After three rain interrupted days, the game against Essex needs something spectacular to get a definitgive result.With the visitors only 31 ahead with a day to go, and a wicket that makes stroke play difficult, it is hard to see how either side can win, and the weather looks the only winner.Off the pitch, Charl Langeveldt apparently passed his interview and has signed a 2-year deal with us. Excellent news! He goes straight into the side for Sunday's game against Yorkshire. He may well replace John Clare, but I'd be inclined to reward the youngster for an excellent all round game against Essex with a place in this side:
James Pipe is perhaps too high at number 6, but this side has six bowlers and until Greg Smith returns to fitness we either play a batsman or bowler short. I can't think Fred Klokker will do THAT much for the batting, so Clare's all round ability and promise should get the nod.