View Poll Results: # 5 for the 1877-1940 Test XI

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  • George Headley

    22 84.62%
  • Stan McCabe

    1 3.85%
  • Ranji

    0 0%
  • Stanley Jackson

    0 0%
  • Clem Hill

    0 0%
  • Victor Trumper

    3 11.54%
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Thread: # 5 for the 1877-1940 Test XI

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    # 5 for the 1877-1940 Test XI

    This is a poll to decide the number 5 batsman for the 1877-1940 Test XI. I've included Trumper in the poll as well as it was pointed out that he played several innings at the position and people were interested in voting for him. The list of contenders are:

    Batsman Mat Inn NO Runs HS1 HS2 HS3 Ave 100 50
    George Headley - 19 35 3 2135 270* 223 176 66.71 10 5
    Stan McCabe - 39 62 5 2748 232 189* 187* 48.21 6 13
    Ranji - 15 26 4 989 175 154* 93* 44.95 2 6
    Stanley Jackson - 20 33 4 1415 144* 128 118 48.79 5 6
    Clem Hill - 49 89 2 3412 191 188 160 39.21 7 19
    Victor Trumper - 48 89 8 3163 214* 185* 166 39.04 8 13
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    My vote goes to Headley he had a phenomenal record in the time period. The runners up will also be in contention for the number 6 spot where they will compete with the allrounders.

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    Headley.

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    Has to be the Black Bradman.
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    What a no contest. Headley.
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    Agreed. Another no-contest.

    Jeez what a top 5 this line-up will have

    1.Hobbs
    2.Sutcliffe
    3. Bradmam
    4. Hammond
    5. Headley




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    Marshall, McGrath, Warne and Murali will dominate each and every one of 'em.

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    McCabe for mine, losing count of the amount of times I've said this, but many, many people say that he was more talented than Bradman, he just didn't have the application or concentration or desire to be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    McCabe for mine, losing count of the amount of times I've said this, but many, many people say that he was more talented than Bradman, he just didn't have the application or concentration or desire to be great.
    Yes but application and concentration are major parts of the batsmen's art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Yes but application and concentration are major parts of the batsmen's art.
    Indeed, which is why he is not considered a great. But with the batting line-up we have, why not have a flair player who isn't neccaserily consistent, but can bring you amazing performances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric View Post
    Marshall, McGrath, Warne and Murali will dominate each and every one of 'em.
    Those bunch of lightweights would be dying of polio the moment they stepped back in time to the 30's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Alfresco View Post
    Those bunch of lightweights would be dying of polio the moment they stepped back in time to the 30's.


    Nah, McGrath, Murali and Marshall would survive in any age, not sure about Warne, I expect he probably would too.

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    All legends, but Headley it is.
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    He batted at #3 for virtually the whole of his Test career, but if this is the only slot available, he should be the one to take it.

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    A sympathy vote for Trumper.

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