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    Alphabet Teams

    I love 'what-ifs' and 'Best XI's' and as such I didn't spend my week of Annual Leave gardening - as promised. Instead I sat down and tried to generate a viable test team based on each letter of the alphabet. It was, at times, a struggle (especially trying to figure out Indian and Pakistani surnames / first names - no offence intended), but fun never-the-less.

    The A Team

    Dennis L. Amis
    Marvan S Atapattu
    Nathan J Astle
    Azharuddin, Mohammad +
    James C Adams
    Leslie E G Ames *
    Asif Iqbal
    Abdul Razzaq
    Abdul Qadir
    Curtley E.L. Ambrose
    Terence M Alderman

    The B Team

    Geoffrey Boycott
    David C Boon
    Donald G Bradman *
    Kenneth F Barrington
    Allan R Border
    Ian T Botham
    Mark V Boucher +
    Richard Benaud
    Ian R Bishop
    Alexander V Bedster
    Sydney F Barnes

    The C Team

    Ian M Chappell
    Shivnarine Chanderpaul
    Denis C S Compton
    Gregory S Chappell *
    Martin D Crowe
    Daryll J Cullinan
    Christopher L Cairns
    Horace B Cameron +
    Colin E H Croft
    Andrew R Caddick
    Bhagwat S Chandrasekhar

    The D Team

    Rahul Dravid *
    Edward R Dexter
    Pinnaduwage A De Silva
    Basil L D'Oliveira
    Reginald A Duff
    Peter J L Dujon +
    Graham T Dowling
    Alan K Davidson
    Graham R Dilley
    Allan A Donald
    Dilip R Doshi

    .....more to follow shortly
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    Q,X,Z teams will be fun.

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    The E Team

    John H Edrich *
    Matthew T G Elliott
    Ross Edwards
    William J Edrich
    William R Endean
    Farokh M Engineer
    John E Emburey
    Thomas G Evans +
    Phillippe H Edmonds
    Richard M Ellison
    Fidel H Edwards

    The F Team

    Roy C Fredericks
    John H Fingleton
    Andrew Flower +
    George A Faulkner
    Keith W R Fletcher
    Stephen P Fleming *
    Andrew Flintoff
    Damien W Fleming
    Oercy G H Fender
    Fazal Mahmood
    Angus R C Fraser

    The G Team

    Sunil M Gavaskar
    Gordon Cuthbert Greenidge
    Herschelle H Gibbs
    David I Gower
    Graham A Gooch
    Anthony W Greig
    Adam C Gilchrist +
    Jason N Gillespie
    Darren Gough
    Joel Garner
    Lancelot R Gibbs

    The H Team (My favourite)

    John B Hobbs
    Matthew L Hayden
    Walter R Hammond *
    Leonard Hutton
    Robert N Harvey
    Arthur L Hassett
    Ian A Healy +
    Richard J Hadlee
    Wesley W Hall
    Harbhajan Singh
    Michael A Holding

    The I Team

    Imran Farhat
    Inzamam-Ul-Haq
    Brian L Irvine
    Imran Khan *
    Ijaz Ahmed
    Raymond Illingworth
    Intikhab Alam
    Ijaz Butt +
    Mohammad Iqbal Qasim
    Mark C Ilott
    Herbert Ironmonger

    The J Team

    Sanath T Jayasuriya
    Javed Miandad
    Douglas R Jardine *
    D P Mahela Jayawardene
    Dean M Jones
    Andrew H Jones
    Ridley D Jacobs +
    Ian W Johnson
    Brendon P Julian
    Simon P Jones
    William A Johnston

    The K Team

    Gary Kirsten
    Simon M Katich
    Jacques H Kallis
    Rohan B Kanhai
    Alvin I Kallicharran
    Lance Klusener
    Alan P E Knott +
    Kapil Dev *
    Syed M H Kirmani
    Anil Kumble
    Michael S Kasprowicz

    The L Team - hell of a bowling attack

    Justin L Langer
    William M Lawry
    Brian C Lara
    Clive H Lloyd *
    Darren S Lehmann
    Vangipurappu V S Laxman
    Denis T Lindsay +
    Raymond R Lindwall
    Harold Larwood
    James C Laker
    Dennis K Lillee

    The M Team

    Arthur Morris *
    Bruce Mitchell
    Stanley J McCabe
    Damien R Martyn
    Peter B H May
    Keith R Miller
    Rodney W Marsh +
    Malcolm D Marshall
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Craig J McDermott
    Glenn D McGrath

    The N Team

    Mudassar Nazar
    Seymour M Nurse
    Arthur D Nourse
    Nawab of Pataudi Jr *
    Arthur W Nourse
    Raghunath G Nadkarni
    Iqbal Nafis
    Naushad Ali +
    Makhaya Ntini
    Ashish Nehra
    Andre Nel

    The O Team

    Norman Oldfield
    Norman C O'Neill
    Jacob D P Oram
    Harold G Owen-Smith
    Simon P O'Donnell *
    Sydney O'Linn
    Kerry J O'Keeffe
    William A S Oldfield +
    Christopher M Old
    William J O'Reilly
    Shayne B O'Connor

    The P Team

    William H Ponsford
    Geoffrey Pullar
    Robert G Pollock
    Edward Paynter
    Ricky T Ponting *
    Michael J Proctor
    Adam C Parore +
    Shaun M Pollock
    Peter M Pollock
    Ifran K Pathan
    Robert Peel

    The R Team

    Ian R Redpatch
    Mark H Richardson
    Isaac V A Richards *
    Richard B Richardson
    Lawrence G Rowe
    Arjuna Ranatunga
    Robert C Russell +
    Paul R Reiffel
    Anderson M E Roberts
    Sonny Ramadhin
    Bruce A Reid

    The S Team

    Herbert Sutcliffe
    Virender Sehwag
    Garfield St A Sobers *
    Graeme C Smith
    Kumar C Sangakarra +
    Saeed Anwar
    Salim Malik
    John A Snow
    John B Stratham
    Frederick R Spofforth
    Shoaib Ahktar

    The T Team - Beautiful

    Victor T Trumper
    Mark A Taylor *
    Sachin R Tendulkar
    Marcus E Trescothick
    Graham P Thorpe
    Glenn M Turner
    Hashan P Tillakaratne +
    Hugh J Tayfield
    Frederick S Trueman
    Jeffrey R Thomson
    Frank H Tyson

    The U & V, X, Y, Z Team - Don't laugh it was bloody hard

    Michael P Vaughan *
    Lou Vincent
    Syed Zaheer Abbas
    Younis Khan
    Pahlan R Umrigar
    Dillip B Vengsarkar
    Daniel L Vettori
    W P U J Chaminda Vaas
    Timothy J Zoehrer +
    Zaheer Khan
    Derek L Underwood

    The W Team

    William M Woddfull
    Cyril Washbrook
    Everton De C Weekes
    Clyde L Walcott +
    Stephen R Waugh *
    Frank M M Worrell
    Kevin D Walters
    Wasim Akram
    Shane K Warne
    Waqar Younis
    Courtney A Walsh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush
    Q,X,Z teams will be fun.
    See above


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    You are adding a lot to the forum. Good stuff.

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    Strongest is probably L, in my opinion. Very solid batting lineup, superb bowling. G is also a very good one, as are M and W. Interesting teams anyway.

    Interesthing thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush
    You are adding a lot to the forum. Good stuff.
    Thank you. I think B (bloody Bradman ), H and L are probably my favourites. I have an old cricket simulator at home written by a chap called John Cole. It seems quite accurate and teams are very easy to code. If I have the time I might run a little 'what-if' series to see which letter comes out on top.

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    You need to get outside in the sun!

    Thats amazing though... Well done. W's attack wouldnt be much fun to face.

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    I want to see B vs. G

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda
    You need to get outside in the sun!

    Thats amazing though... Well done. W's attack wouldnt be much fun to face.
    Neither would T's

    Frederick S Trueman
    Jeffrey R Thomson
    Frank H Tyson

    .....and I do get out in the sun now and then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Western Warrior
    Neither would T's

    Frederick S Trueman
    Jeffrey R Thomson
    Frank H Tyson

    .....and I do get out in the sun now and then.

    .....or S for that matter

    John A Snow
    John B Stratham
    Frederick R Spofforth
    Shoaib Ahktar

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    Nice work dude, I've been hoping someone would do a surnames team, but couldn't be bothered myself

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    These are very good teams and it would be great if there were clones made of people like 100 years ago so that we could all have them playing in a tournament.

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    cool good one
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