Originally Posted by Monk
I think the stats come in to play a bit here. O'Reilly and Barnes had ridiculously good stats, while Larwood's were so-so at test level (I know stats aren't everything etc). Larwood's contemporary, Bill Voce, had virtually exactly the same stats (average and SR) as Larwood.
I agree that Larwood's test stats aren't the best, but there could be plenty of reasons for this. There certainly isn't anything shabby about his FC stats.