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    Greatest First Class sides of all time

    Which ones and who would make the squads, first XIs?

    Surrey, Barbados, Mumbai, New South Wales and which others?

    The idea is not to list the all time Surrey XI etc.

    The best sides which performed and won domestic championships over a period.

    Like Team X (1901-1907) for example.
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    The strongest first class side in my time watching cricket would easily be the New South Wales teams of the 90s. At times, a full strength lineup for New South Wales could have included Mark Taylor, Michael Slater, Mark and Steve Waugh, Michael Bevan and Glenn McGrath, along with various other quality players.
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    i would say the strongest FC side i've watched in my time is the West Indies team ( test teams are FC teams too ) of the 80s.

    But if we are sticking strictly to FC sides only, i would say NSW as well, though Barbados is the strongest alltime FC team by a handy distance.

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    Surrey from late 90s until a couple of years ago was a pretty decent team with playes like Bicknell, Butcher, Thorpe, Stewart, Mushtaq, Salisbury, Ramprakash, Tudor. And Canterbury in the 90's was pretty good. Cairns, Harris, Astle, Fleming, Howell, Wiseman,.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C_C
    i would say the strongest FC side i've watched in my time is the West Indies team ( test teams are FC teams too ) of the 80s.
    We know that.

    International sides however dont win domestic championships.

    Its state sides, count sides.(Not Duleep Trophy or Irani Trophy rest of India teams - saying this to avoid some one saying North Zone from India)
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    Yep Canterbury in the mid to late 90's was a stronghold in NZ FC cricket..not so much recently though.

    Fleming, Astle, McMillan, Cairns, Harris, Bond, Allott and there were probably some more Im forgetting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crickhowell
    Surrey from late 90s until a couple of years ago was a pretty decent team with playes like Bicknell, Butcher, Thorpe, Stewart, Mushtaq, Salisbury, Ramprakash, Tudor. And Canterbury in the 90's was pretty good. Cairns, Harris, Astle, Fleming, Howell, Wiseman,.
    Doesn't really deserve a mention in this thread though IMO.
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    I would think the Surrey sides of the 50s although there have been a couple of very strong Yorkshire sides 1922-1925 and 1900-1902.

    NSW have on occasions fielding near Test strength teams, but percentage wise, when there are only 3 or 4 teams the stats must give you a better chance than when there are 17-18 county teams.

    So I think I will give it to the Surrey side from 1952-1958. Seven straight in a 17 team comp great effort.
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac
    I would think the Surrey sides of the 50s although there have been a couple of very strong Yorkshire sides 1922-1925 and 1900-1902.
    Yeah, I was gonna say some of the old Yorkshire sides (particularly the ones between the wars) would have to be up there.

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    I concur with Archie. Surrey had Laker, Lock and most of the Test batting line-up during the '50s.
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    Yorkshire 1900-1902

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