Originally Posted by SJS
Thats very correct.
If you take away Bradman's average from that era, it would be fair to take away the other great's average from his era also. Which would make the comparison as under.
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average in the era's of the five greats and Don's extrapolated average
Player/Era ROW avg Don's avg
Richards 29.94 97.86
Gavaskar 30.08 98.34
Brian Lara 30.30 99.04
Wally Hammond 30.21 98.73
Don Bradman 30.58 99.94
I am afraid the final conclusion remains the same even though the figures are slightly different - Bradman's era was the best of the lot for batting ........ or had the best batsmen take your pick
I don't think anyone would quibble over a couple of runs. The Bradman and Richards eras showed a significant variance of 5% in your previous extrapolation, which could easily be interpreted as material.
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