Originally Posted by kyear2
Great to see the old clips, especially the brief clips of Larwood and O'reilly. Still dont believe that Hobbs played in a competitive enough era, and this sort of confirmed that for me. He is an all time great, just not firts team for me. The btwn war era of Bradman, Hutton, Hammond, Headley for me is the cut off as far as technique and competion alllows for players who could compete in the modern era.
No disrespect intended.
hobbs was the first batsman to have something resembling a technique. thats enough to rate him as the best of his era and therefore include him in the atg xi.