Monday, 25 August 2014

Wayne White returns on loan to end of season

It's all happening at the County Ground...

News breaks this morning that Wayne White is returning to the County Ground on loan for the remainder of the season. He is available for the remaining four County Championship games, which, in the words of Graeme Welch, gives him a chance to showcase his talents.

The inference from this, of course, is that he would be available for a permanent deal should it go well and both clubs are able to come to an agreement regarding a release from his contract. White still has a year to go on his contract at Lancashire, but a player of his ability, age (28) and experience needs to be playing regular county cricket, not just odd games here and there.

He has been a standout performer for Swarkestone this summer, but that in itself is indicative of a lack of senior opportunity. Regular readers will know that I have previously advocated a move for the player and I am a big fan of his cricket and the way that he plays the game.

He is a naturally aggressive performer with bat and ball and offers genuine balance to a side in the middle order. This is a golden opportunity for him to kick start his career again and  I hope that he takes it. Both player and club would benefit if that happens.

I wish him well and am sure that supporters who have seen how well he did at Leicestershire will welcome him back with open arms.

More later, but that's a great way to start a new week!


Tim, Chesterfield said...

Let's be honest, he should never have left in the first place. He's a better bowling option than Alex Hughes - we've struggled with our change bowlers for me. Sensible move and, like you, I see it as a trial run before a move proper.

Anonymous said...

Hi Peakfan

Just a quick question, as our CC 11 seems to be settled would Wayne White replace Tom Taylor if injured?


Marc said...

I don,t know why but i,ve had a feeling for some time this might happen and I,m pleased it has. There is much to like about White and he is now a vastly different player to the one who left us a few years ago.

Together with Pujara we have two new players who can give the squad a real boost and help us end the season with much more promise than when we started it. I hope this turns into a deal beyond this season as White still has 5 or 6 good yers left in him. I would imagine he would be keen to return himself.