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    The Greats

    Great is an over used term. Very commonly used while in reality it should be used as preciously as possible.

    This thread functions like this.

    Any player, inning, series or any thing to do with cricket can be proposed to be great. A person has to second that proposition and another has to third the same. That will entail a voting for that to be included into the list of greats. If it recieves 75% votes or more during the voting period it is included in the list. If it does not achieve the required votes, it can come up for voting again after a month.

    Two people are autumatically included in the club without voting - a testament to their greatness.

    D.G.Bradman
    G.Sobers

    Any thing related to cricket or any one you would like to propose to be included in the list of greats?
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    The Ashes... (as far as any cricketing series go)

    My reasons for it being great is that it captivates two nations and is definately the greatest cricketing challenge involving the most history of any series
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    Quote Originally Posted by sqwerty
    Ponting
    Taken the words right out of my mouth

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    I read a book once about Fred Trueman, the author also said the word 'great' was over used, and that he would not use the word until the end of the book. Well by the end of the book I was so bored I can't remember if he used it or not

    But yes I agree and would like to nominate Lara and Tendulkar
    You know it makes sense.

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    BC Lara and SR Tendulkar.

    edit: Archie got there before me.

    Murali and Warne.
    McGrath.

    I don't think there are any others among current players...at least none else I would rank as great (which as many have said, is much overused).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slats4ever
    The Ashes... (as far as any cricketing series go)

    My reasons for it being great is that it captivates two nations and is definately the greatest cricketing challenge involving the most history of any series
    Seconded
    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    to be honest i think using the word "great" for players like tendulkar, ponting, mcgrath and warne to an extent continues the over use. All in my opinion are "very good players" but to be honest I don't think they will be cherished and remembered in as many years to come as say a Bradman and a Sobers.

    The only players who may well be will be Murali and Warne.

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    I second SR Tendulkar, BC Lara, SK Warne, GD McGrath, M Muralitharan, The Ashes, and Imran Khan.

    I'd also like to third RT Ponting's nomination for greatness.

    Can I nominate Adam Gilchrist?
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    therefore I vote against Tendulkar, McGrath and Ponting becoming great..

    Have no vote for Lara and Imran Khan as I'm not sure

    But vote for Muralitharan and Warne

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dasa
    BC Lara and SR Tendulkar.

    edit: Archie got there before me.

    Murali and Warne.
    McGrath.

    I don't think there are any others among current players...at least none else I would rank as great (which as many have said, is much overused).
    Does that mean you are going to seconded it Dasa?

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    Yeah, I don't agree with Ponting.
    In my opinion, I'd say Lara, Tendulkar, Murali, Warne and McGrath from this era, with Gilchrist unlucky to miss out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slats4ever
    to be honest i think using the word "great" for players like tendulkar, ponting, mcgrath and warne to an extent continues the over use. All in my opinion are "very good players" but to be honest I don't think they will be cherished and remembered in as many years to come as say a Bradman and a Sobers.

    The only players who may well be will be Murali and Warne.
    Hmm, are you sure? Tendulkar is one of the finest batsmen ever seen, Ricky Ponting is not only a brilliant batsmen but he captained what will be known as the 2000 Invincibles, and McGrath is up there in the all time best seamers, he has got the 3rd most test wickets and he's been just amazing for Australia.

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