View Poll Results: Choose TWO final bowlers for the 1877-1940 Test XI

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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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    Final TWO bowlers for the 1877-1940 Test XI

    This is a poll to decide the final TWO bowlers for the 1877-1940 Test XI. The contenders are listed below and are either allrounders or bowlers.

    Allrounders
    All Rounder Mat Runs HS BatAv 100 50 W BB BowlAv 5w
    Wilfred Rhodes - 47 1965 179 32.21 2 10 105 8/68 24.90 6

    Bowlers
    Bowler mat wkts bbi bbm ave econ sr 5w 10w Wkt/Test
    Harold Larwood - 21 78 6/32 10/124 28.35 2.67 63.7 4 1 3.715
    Bill Voce - 24 97 7/70 11/149 26.04 2.58 60.3 3 2 4.042
    Clarrie Grimmett - 37 216 7/40 14/199 24.21 2.16 67.1 21 7 5.84
    Bill O'Reilly - 26 136 7/54 11/129 23.68 1.95 72.8 10 3 5.231
    George Lohmann - 18 112 9/28 15/45 10.75 1.89 34.11 9 5 6.222
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    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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    Bill O'Reilly & George Lohmann.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oz_fan View Post
    This is a poll to decide the final TWO bowlers for the 1877-1940 Test XI. The contenders are listed below and are either allrounders or bowlers.

    Allrounders
    All Rounder Mat Runs HS BatAv 100 50 W BB BowlAv 5w
    Wilfred Rhodes - 47 1965 179 32.21 2 10 105 8/68 24.90 6

    Bowlers
    Bowler mat wkts bbi bbm ave econ sr 5w 10w Wkt/Test
    Harold Larwood - 21 78 6/32 10/124 28.35 2.67 63.7 4 1 3.715
    Bill Voce - 24 97 7/70 11/149 26.04 2.58 60.3 3 2 4.042
    Clarrie Grimmett - 37 216 7/40 14/199 24.21 2.16 67.1 21 7 5.84
    Bill O'Reilly - 26 136 7/54 11/129 23.68 1.95 72.8 10 3 5.231
    George Lohmann - 18 112 9/28 15/45 10.75 1.89 34.11 9 5 6.222
    If ever there was a bowler whose stats completely fail to do him justice, it was Larwood. One has to just read accounts of his bowling by all his contemporaries and thats clear. I have always found that most modern fans tend to discount this great bowler's merits purely on the basis of his stats.


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    Clarrie Grimmett and Bill O'Reilly easiely for me.
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    Lar wood and Reily. Larwood was a great bowler the master of the bouncer and also good at getting men out. As for Reily he was the Warne of Yesteryear.
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    Someone (I think Manee) voted for just one bowler.

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    O'Reilly and Larwood, comfortably for me.

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    Rhodes and Lohmann for me.

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    Larwood is such an overrated cricketer. I would have Lohmann over him any day of the week.
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    Well, I would like to vote O'Reilly and Larwood but I think I will wait until the all-rounder poll is completed - in which case, if things stay as they are, I would vote for Lohmann and Rhodes.

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    I really wanted to vote Lohmann and Rhodes, but I had to go with O'Reilly and Larwood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shortpitched713 View Post
    Larwood is such an overrated cricketer. I would have Lohmann over him any day of the week.
    I am in total agreement with you there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
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