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    Greatest English teams

    Which English team do you believe was the greatest of all time?

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    The 1902 English side.
    You know it makes sense.

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    Probably one of the English teams from the 50s, when they had the likes of Bedser, Trueman, Statham, Tyson, Laker, Lock and Wardle with the ball, and Hutton, Edrich, May, Compton and Graveney with the bat. Obviously not all these players played together in the same team, but there were some great England teams in that period.
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    I think the best english side has been the ones from the late 50s to the late 60s.


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    The strongest side England could have ever put out was probably one of these four teams...

    1902

    R Abel
    CB Fry
    JT Tyldesley
    KS Ranjitsinhji
    T Hayward
    FS Jackson*
    GH Hirst
    GL Jessop
    W Rhodes
    AA Lilley+
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    WR Hammond
    EH Hendren
    CP Mead
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    MW Tate
    H Larwood
    CWL Parker
    AP Freeman

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    1954-55

    L Hutton*
    WJ Edrich
    PBH May
    MC Cowdrey
    DCS Compton
    TW Graveney
    TG Evans+
    JH Wardle
    JC Laker
    JB Statham
    FH Tyson

    12th Man: TE Bailey

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    ME Trescothick
    AJ Strauss
    MP Vaughan*
    KP Pietersen
    GP Thorpe
    IR Bell
    A Flintoff
    GO Jones+
    MJ Hoggard
    SJ Harmison
    SP Jones

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    Extremely premature to put the current England side there. There's nothing even remotely proven about that batting lineup, and while the bowling is good it's certainly not significantly better than an attack with say Hendrick, a young Botham, Willis, Snow and Underwood, for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Extremely premature to put the current England side there. There's nothing even remotely proven about that batting lineup, and while the bowling is good it's certainly not significantly better than an attack with say Hendrick, a young Botham, Willis, Snow and Underwood, for example.
    Throw in John Lever and Chris Old from that era - superb strength in the bowling department.
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