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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    He's a lefty too isn't he? Breaks up the right handed middle order quite well.
    Yup. I've just realized that Morgan aside, England haven't had a left-handed middle order bat since Graham Thorpe. Checking, The only lefties to play 50+ Tests in the middle order for England are Thorpe, Gower and Wooley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Yup. I've just realized that Morgan aside, England haven't had a left-handed middle order bat since Graham Thorpe.
    Cook and Strauss both batted three a couple of times, and Broad's batted seven. Not to mention the nightwatching of Jimmy Anderson.

    I guess it depends on how you define "middle order batsman" (three and seven could be termed top and lower order respectively), and also how much of a douche I want to be in reply (quite a lot, so it seems).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Cook and Strauss both batted three a couple of times, and Broad's batted seven. Not to mention the nightwatching of Jimmy Anderson.

    I guess it depends on how you define "middle order batsman" (three and seven could be termed top and lower order respectively), and also how much of a douche I want to be in reply (quite a lot, so it seems).
    I was commenting on the style of batsman rather than literally where they batted. Even when Strauss bats at three, he's still an opener who happens to be batting at three. #7 isn't really a middle-order spot, 30 years ago it was the start of the tail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Cook and Strauss both batted three a couple of times, and Broad's batted seven. Not to mention the nightwatching of Jimmy Anderson.

    I guess it depends on how you define "middle order batsman" (three and seven could be termed top and lower order respectively), and also how much of a douche I want to be in reply (quite a lot, so it seems).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    I was commenting on the style of batsman rather than literally where they batted. Even when Strauss bats at three, he's still an opener who happens to be batting at three. #7 isn't really a middle-order spot, 30 years ago it was the start of the tail.
    This series it was the start of our better batsmen, save Hussey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    The only lefties to play 50+ Tests in the middle order for England are Thorpe, Gower and Woolley.
    Wouldn't mind watching that lot batting together tbh

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