Join Date: Mar 2008
Originally Posted by weeman27bob
The Hobbs and Sutcliffe award for opening partnership - Three candidates here, as far as I believe. My opening pairing of Simpson and Hutton both average over 50 when opening the batting, Howe_zat's Sutcliffe and Trumper are also a quality pairing, but Weldone's pairing of Arthur Morris and Jack Hobbs win this one.
The "Three W's" Award for the middle order - No absoulte standout contenders here, with some top middle orders being, relatively, let down by one player. Unsurprisingly, the award goes to King Kallis and his middle order, thanks to that Australian. If there's an overall weak link, it's certainly here.
The combined Vettori and Harbhajan Singh award for lower order batting - Richard Hadlee averaged just a couple of runs under 30 in tests. He bats number 10 in Flyonthewall's team. 'Nuff Said.
The West Indies award for pace bowling - Some wonderful attacks in this draft. honestbharani's McGrath, Croft and Roberts. King Kallis' Flintoff, Trueman, Alderman and Marshall or Cevno's Hall, Garner and Younis. I think though, this award is shared between Blaze and Himanv for their wonderful pace attacks.
The subcontinent award for spin bowling - Howe_Zat's pairing of Qadir and Warne looks like an early front runner. My pairing of Verity and Underwood is also quality.Blakus also has a strong shout with all sorts of spin bowlers in his team. Ultimately though, I can't look beyond Howe_zat for this one.
The Gary Pratt award for best 12th Man - Toss up between Bhagwath Chandrasekhar and Bert Ironmonger in my eyes, with the Australian winning it.
I don't know if that will have helped anyone, but you know, I felt it necessary.
Got mentioned twice. Thank you sir
CricZo XI - Draft League
Season 1 M Hayden, G Gooch, R Dravid, W Hammond, K Pietersen, G Sobers, R Marsh (wk), R Benaud (c), D Steyn, W Hall, N Adcock
Season 2 J Hobbs, B Richards, D Boon, H Taylor, C Lloyd (c), A Stewart (wk), T Goddard, A Davidson, H Tayfield, C Ambrose, H Griffith
Season 3 H Sutcliffe, M Hayden, I Chappell (c), G Pollock, A Faulkner, M Hussey, D Lindsay (wk), I Botham, A Kumble, M Marshall, D Lillee