Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
Not that it's necessarily a factor, but Gibbs was a rank #11. Leaving out Holding or Garner would lengthen the tail.
Good as he was, he played on uncovered pitches for the most part and didn't have Laker-like figures.
I'm an advocate of a spinner 9/10, but when it's at the expense of a better bowler (IMHO, obvz) and there are other spin options...
An Average of 29.09 and a Strike Rate of 87.7 are not bad for a spinner. Admittedly not in the same bracket as Jim Laker, but still acceptable just the same (eg Kumble's Average = 29.65). Throw in 18 x 5fers, and a couple of 10fers, and you have yourself a real match-winner.