It was great to see Graham Onions back playing cricket and taking wickets for Durham in their win over Yorkshire in the latest round of County Championship games.
5 wickets in the 1st innings, 6 in the match – I’d say Onions would have happily taken that at the start of the game.
Apparently England selector James Whitaker was there to see Onions take his 5 wickets, it’s hard to see where Onions could fit into the England set-up at the moment though.
A lot has happened in the 15 months he has been out for. Chris Tremlett, Steven Finn and Tim Bresnan are now all ahead of Onions in the race for the 3rd seamers spot in the England test team.
Another player who may well have jumped ahead of Onions is Chris Woakes. Woakes impressed in Australia and has also got his County Championship season off to a good start.
If Onions can get back to the level he was at in 2009, then England will have a nice problem. With the amount of cricket played these days and the injuries picked up by bowlers, it is always handy to have players of the quality of Onions in reserve.