View Poll Results: Pick TWO Opening bowlers for the 1920-39 World XI

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  • Gubby Allen

    2 7.14%
  • Bill Bowes

    3 10.71%
  • Learie Constantine

    0 0%
  • Jack Gregory

    4 14.29%
  • Herman Griffith

    0 0%
  • Ken Farnes

    0 0%
  • George Geary

    0 0%
  • Harold Larwood

    22 78.57%
  • Manny Martindale

    4 14.29%
  • Eddie McCormick

    0 0%
  • Amar Singh

    7 25.00%
  • Maurice Tate

    6 21.43%
  • Bill Voce

    7 25.00%
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    International Debutant aussie tragic's Avatar
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    Pick two Opening Bowlers for the 1920-39 World XI

    Please select TWO Opening Bowlers for the 1920-39 World Test XI (criteria: Ave =< 31)

    Gubby Allen (Eng): 22 tests, 76 wkts @ 28.60 (5/1), Econ 3.16, SR 54.1, BB 7-80 --- 656 runs @ 25.23
    Bill Bowes (Eng): 14 tests, 67 wkts @ 21.58 (6/0), Econ 2.49, SR 51.9, BB 6-33 --- 26 runs @ 5.20
    Learie Constantine (WI): 18 tests, 58 wkts @ 30.10 (2/0), Econ 2.92, SR 61.8, BB 5-75 --- 635 runs @ 19.24
    Jack Gregory (Aus): 24 tests, 85 wkts @ 31.15 (4/0), Econ 2.84, SR 65.6, BB 7-69 --- 1146 runs @ 36.96
    Herman Griffith (WI): 13 tests, 44 wkts @ 28.25 (2/0), Econ 2.80, SR 60.5, BB 6-103 --- 91 runs @ 5.05
    Ken Farnes (Eng): 15 tests, 60 wkts @ 28.65 (3/1), Econ 2.62, SR 65.5, BB 6-96 --- 58 runs @ 4.83
    George Geary (Eng): 14 tests, 46 wkts @ 29.41 (4/1), Econ 2.13, SR 82.8, BB 7-70 --- 249 runs @ 15.56
    Harold Larwood (Eng): 21 tests, 78 wkts @ 28.35 (4/1), Econ 2.67, SR 63.7, BB 6-32 --- 485 runs @ 19.40
    Manny Martindale (WI): 10 tests, 37 wkts @ 21.72 (3/0), Econ 3.00, SR 43.4, BB 5-22 --- 58 runs @ 5.27
    Eddie McCormick (Aus): 12 tests, 36 wkts @ 29.97 (0/0), Econ 3.07, SR 58.5, BB 4-101 --- 54 runs @ 6.00
    *Amar Singh (Ind): 7 tests, 28 wkts @ 30.64 (2/0), Econ 2.35, SR 77.9, BB 7-86 --- 293 runs @ 22.46
    Maurice Tate (Eng): 39 tests, 155 wkts @ 26.16 (7/1), Econ 1.94, SR 80.7, BB 6-42 --- 1198 runs @ 25.48
    Bill Voce (Eng): 24 tests, 97 wkts @ 26.04 (3/2), Econ 2.57, SR 64.8, BB 7-70 --- 289 runs @ 14.45

    Runner ups go into the final Bowler poll with the runner up spinners

    * Wild card granted as he played all Indian tests during the 1920-39 period (plus SS actually rates him as a worthy Indian Pacer).

    The 1920-39 World Test XI so far:

    1. Jack Hobbs
    2. Herb Sutcliffe
    3. Don Bradman
    4. Wally Hammond
    5. George Headley
    6. Stan McCabe
    7. Les Ames
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    11. Bill O'Reilly

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    Yes, I do. But there are some very good bowlers. Amar Singh had an exceptional FC record, in England as well.

    I am sorely tempted to vote for him, and Larwood is a lock for one spot.
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    I'm struggling to choose between Larwood, Tate, Bowes and Voce

    Edit: eliminated Bowes due to cricinfo quote "But England had Larwood (and later Farnes), Voce and Allen, all faster than Bowes and all but Farnes far better bats and fields."

    Okay, Bodyline attack it is, Larwood and Voce
    Last edited by aussie tragic; 16-01-2007 at 09:13 AM.

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    Can I cheat and vote for three?


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    Larwood and Voce for me too
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    Larwood and Allen
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    You think I would pass up the rare opportunity to vote in an Indian seamer?

    Larwood and Singh.

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    AT, I accidentally forgot to check Larwood's box along with that of Amar Singh.

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    Martindale and bowes
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    Avatar now by choice. 5-0 in the Ashes and all.

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    I thought it was Ernie Mac

    Would have like to see Ted Mac as well
    You know it makes sense.

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    Agreed.

    Where is McDonald?

    In any case, I am going for 2 genuine quicks, one of whom was an all-rounder and the other a bowler who could wield a willow.

    Gregory and Larwood

    (Tate would be the 3rd seamer)

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    Gregory and Larwood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    I thought it was Ernie Mac

    Would have like to see Ted Mac as well
    It was indeed Ernie Mac. But sadly Ted's Test record doesn't match either his reputation, or the criteria specified here - I haven't looked it up, but I think it was something like 43 wickets at 33 from 11 Tests. In FC cricket, his record was phenomenal, and a bloke called Bradman even went so far as to consider him just about the greatest fast bowler he ever faced.

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