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  • Wilfred Rhodes

    6 20.00%
  • Harold Larwood

    17 56.67%
  • Bill Voce

    1 3.33%
  • Clarrie Grimmett

    5 16.67%
  • Bill O'Reilly

    22 73.33%
  • George Lohmann

    12 40.00%
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    Did Maurice Tate not make the cut?

    (Non selection in the 1919 - 1939 side maybe? Oh man...)

    I would have voted him in over anyone on this list bar O'Reilly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oz_fan View Post
    O'Reilly comfortably takes one spot. For me the other spot was harder to choose and could have gone to either Grimmett or Lohmann. I eventually decided to give my vote to Lohmann but either would make great additions to the team
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    Quote Originally Posted by shortpitched713 View Post
    Larwood is such an overrated cricketer.
    Yes and so was WG Grace. Just imagine a test batting average barely above 32 and even in first class cricket a batting average below 40. Champion indeed . Hah. Navjot Siddhu is better.

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    Wonder what these people would say of Archie Jackson ?

    Archie who ??


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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    Yes and so was WG Grace. Just imagine a test batting average barely above 32 and even in first class cricket a batting average below 40. Champion indeed . Hah. Navjot Siddhu is better.
    Numbers aren't everything, and I don't think the numbers are the reason that WG Grace was called the father of cricket either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Numbers aren't everything, and I don't think the numbers are the reason that WG Grace was called the father of cricket either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    Woopsies. It was sarcasm, wasn't it?

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    Harold Larwood (even if not bowling Bodyline) and Bill O'Reilly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    You disagree? Come on, then! Let's debate!
    More than disagreement he must have been shocked that it came from someone who used Neville Cardus as his 'pseudonym'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    More than disagreement he must have been shocked that it came from someone who used Neville Cardus as his 'pseudonym'.
    Ah, I see.

    I must say that that fairly disappoints me. Archie and I haven't conflicted on anything before, and I would be lying if I said that I wasn't really keen on engaging in a constructive argument with someone of his extensive cricketing knowledge - so Com'mon, Archie, just disagree with me, for the sheer debate-sparking hell of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    Yes and so was WG Grace. Just imagine a test batting average barely above 32 and even in first class cricket a batting average below 40. Champion indeed . Hah. Navjot Siddhu is better.
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    I love old George, but lets be honest some of his Test wickets against SA are a little 'cheap'. After all at the time the matches were not even considered first class.

    Just about everyone who watched Lol said he was the greatest fast bowler (and fastest) if you discount Jonah Jones who said he could not dint a pound of butter on a hot day

    The list of admirers included 'Fergie' who watched a lot of Test cricket in his time.

    Larwood was only hit for six on two occasions in his entire career. I also feel that his early Test captains bowled him the wrong way, he would often take early wickets but they would continue to bowl him into the ground.

    To sum up I think both Lohman and Larwood two of the all time greats
    You know it makes sense.

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    Well, it seems Faulker is looking like he will make the cut - at least this side will have a powerful batting lineup. In any case, I am going to go for my first instincts and vote for O'Reilly and Larwood.

    This team needs an out and out quick bowler, not another medium pacer like Lohmann - much as I respect the great man.

    Also, I have to say, Neville Cardus really does wear a pair of romantic cricket glasses.

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