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    Greatest one-Test wonder XI

    Ok guys here is an XI for guys who only ever played one Test for their country, through bizarre reasons, unluckiness, or simply not good enough. I will start:

    1- Rodney Redmond (NZ)
    2- Andy Ganteaume (WI)
    3- Stuart Law * (AUS)
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    7- Phil Emery (AUS) + (stood in for Ian Healy)
    8- Nathan Hauritz (AUS)
    9- Ian Callen
    10- Iqbal Siddiqui (IND)
    11- Ryan Sidebottom (ENG)

    12- Shaun Young (AUS)

    Not sure about 4, 5, and 6.
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    Joey Benjamin probably has a better shout that Sidebottom - took 4 wickets in SA's 1st innings in the game where Dev Malcolm took 9 in their 2nd dig. Never played again though.

    Not surprisingly, there's lots of English contenders. Wells & Parker could bat at 4 & 5, although not very well. Alan Butcher (Mark's dad) was the typical 70's lets give someone a cap in the last test of the summer mentality. James Whittaker played once in Aus. Andy Lloyd lasted about 20 minutes against WI before being crocked by one of their quicks. The late Neil Williams. Jon Lewis, in all probability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero
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    Good call.

    Gavin Hamilton was another. Also an outstanding candidate for the "Completely Out Of Their Depth" XI.


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    Didn't Nicholson from NSW take a few wickets in his only test?
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    Owais Shah's an outside bet....

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    Shah as well as he played in his 80 odd probably won't get another chance, and probably rightfully as he'd probably get found out.

    Ahhh Hamilton, wasn't it a pair and smashed all round the park?

    Yeah Nicholson played against England in the Melbourne test in 98/99. Took a few wickets and almost led them to victory if I remember before he got out, Waugh took a single then Gough yorked Macgill and Mcgrath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleTheOne
    Shah as well as he played in his 80 odd probably won't get another chance, and probably rightfully as he'd probably get found out.
    Dunno about that. Given the rate our boys get injured, I wouldn't bet against him having another go.

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    Ahhh Hamilton, wasn't it a pair and smashed all round the park?
    Yup. 1st test in SA 1999/2000. Never recovered, really, and he doesn't even have a county nowadays, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid
    Yup. 1st test in SA 1999/2000. Never recovered, really, and he doesn't even have a county nowadays, I think.
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    Greg Loveridge. Picked as our great 1990s leg-spinning hope, got hit on the fingers when he was batting in his debut test innings and couldn't bowl.

    Totally lost the bowling plot a season or two later.

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    Kabir Ali has only one test cap, thankfully.
    Gloucs left arm seamer Andrew Smith got smacked around on his one and only game against the Aussies. Oh and Durham left arm trundler Simon Brown.

    Wow we had some crap in the 90's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleTheOne
    Kabir Ali has only one test cap, thankfully.
    Gloucs left arm seamer Andrew Smith got smacked around on his one and only game against the Aussies. Oh and Durham left arm trundler Simon Brown.

    Wow we had some crap in the 90's.
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    Mike Smith...
    And he had Elliott dropped by Thorpe at slip (dead-set sitter) before he was 20, if I recall correctly. Elliott went onto 199 so had that catch been taken, who knows what Mike Smith might have done......

    He might have gotten a second Test.

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    That was the "you've just dropped the Ashes" moment wasn't it?

    The one everyone was so keen to replicate on September 12th

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