How do Snow and Botham compare as bowlers? Would it be possible to argue for Botham's inclusion instead of Snow?
Statistically, Trueman is the only English bowler comparable with the statistical great fast bowlers (Marshall, McGrath, Ambrose, bowling averages close to 20). I know stats aren't everything etc.
Larwood is rated very highly, in spite of him figures. Not sure how to classify SF Barnes and those other early era guys.
England really haven't had many truly great fast bowlers, whereas Australia have had Lindwall, Miller, Lillee & McGrath (and Spofforth/Turner if we want to go back to ancient times), and the WIs have had, well, you know all of them. I guess the truly great aren't that common.