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  • Imtiaz Ahmed

    3 13.04%
  • Gerry Alexander

    1 4.35%
  • Godfrey Evans

    5 21.74%
  • Wally Grout

    2 8.70%
  • Jim Parks

    0 0%
  • Don Tallon

    2 8.70%
  • John Waite

    10 43.48%
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    Wicketkeeper for 1946-65 World Test XI

    This is now a 4-day poll to select the Wicketkeeper for the 1946-65 World Test XI

    Imtiaz Ahmed (Pak): 38 tests, 90 dismissals (74/16) --- 2.4 per match --- 2010 runs @ 30.45 (3/11) HS 209
    Gerry Alexander (WI): 25 tests, 90 dismissals (85/5) --- 3.6 per match --- 961 runs @ 30.03 (1/7) HS 108
    Wally Grout (Aus): 47 tests, 172 dismissals (148/24) --- 3.7 per match --- 865 runs @ 15.85 (0/3) HS 74
    Don Tallon (Aus): 21 tests, 58 dismissals (50/8) --- 2.8 per match --- 394 runs @ 17.13 (0/2) HS 92
    Godfrey Evans (Eng): 91 tests, 219 dismissals (173/46) --- 2.4 per match --- 2439 runs @ 20.49 (2/8) HS 104
    Jim Parks (Eng): 30 tests, 70 dismissals (62/8) --- 2.3 per match --- 1292 runs @ 33.12 (2/6) HS 108*
    John Waite (SA): 49 tests, 141 dismissals (124/17) --- 2.9 per match --- 2336 runs @ 30.33 (4/16) HS 134


    The 1946-65 World Test XI so far:

    1. Len Hutton (Eng)
    2. Arthur Morris (Aus)
    3. Clyde Walcott (WI)
    4. Everton Weekes (WI)
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    Waite for me. Tallon in the time frame specified was still spectacular by all accounts, but was only a shadow of the player he was before the war. Evans would be my second choice, but Waite's batting got him over the line IMO.
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    From what I've heard, I think Wally Grout or Don Tallon are the best keepers, however as I think a keeper should also have a decent batting average, I've shortlisted Waite, Parks & Ahmed for now.

    Edit: Waite it is.
    Last edited by aussie tragic; 24-11-2006 at 08:07 AM.

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    Waite ahead of Grout on the grounds of his superor batting. I think he's generally considered to be South Africa's best keeper anyway, so it's a fair choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Waite ahead of Grout on the grounds of his superor batting. I think he's generally considered to be South Africa's best keeper anyway, so it's a fair choice.
    Not really. He is well respected, but most South Africans i've met would rate Denis Lindsay as SA's alltime keeper.
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    I'll go with Waite for his batting. Bradman rated Tallon very highly ( he had him in his all-time team) but his batting at test level by the time he was selected was not up to the high standard he had already set in his earlier FC career.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy
    Not really. He is well respected, but most South Africans i've met would rate Denis Lindsay as SA's alltime keeper.
    That's based on his batting though, yes? No denying Lindsay was a vastly superior batsman, and Boucher probably is too. I was talking about glovework.

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    This is just ridiculous.
    Catches/matches ?
    I dont think people know cricket if they are gonna use catches/match as a benchmark for wicketkeeping.

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    ^ I've tried to put as many stats as possible on all of the polls so far, however I don't think people would actually pick a keeper based on dismissals/match (e.g. Knott was chosen for 1966-85 XI with a very low ratio).
    Last edited by aussie tragic; 25-11-2006 at 12:50 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C_C
    This is just ridiculous.
    Catches/matches ?
    I dont think people know cricket if they are gonna use catches/match as a benchmark for wicketkeeping.
    If you know cricket and if you have a better yardstick, please go ahead and apply that before making your choice. you can ignore any stat that you dont need.

    and if you let us know why you made your choice it will help in a healthy discussion.

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    I went for Waite. This was something I had made up my mind weeks ago knowing runs from lower order would mean a lot to this team.

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