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    Nor Phil Mead who had more than 150

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    tbh, I no longer really stand by these ratings. These are from the old system (mid-2007) and would probably be different now.

    Saying that, it would be impossible to do a comprehensive rating for first-class batsmen because of a lack of stats on statsguru (e.g. record vs. each opponent). And it would probably take me months and months. Some batsmen played over 500 games.
    Greatest Ever Test XI: JB Hobbs, L Hutton, DG Bradman (c), IVA Richards, BC Lara, GS Sobers, AC Gilchrist (wk), Imran Khan, RJ Hadlee, MD Marshall, SK Warne 12th man: M Muralitharan


    Favorite XI: WG Grace, VT Trumper, IVA Richards, DCS Compton, FMM Worrell (c), AC Gilchrist (wk), CL Cairns, SK Warne, FS Trueman, SE Bond, T Richardson 12th man: H Larwood

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    To paraphrase Brian Clough, WG Grace may not be the best player of all time, but he's in the top 1.

    Pleased however to see 3 Sussex players in the list. Sorry not also to see Martin Speight and Richard Montgomerie in there somewhere.

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    If batting averages could be adjusted based on the bowling RPW of each opponent during each era, I have no doubt that W.G. would be near the top, maybe only behind Bradman and Hobbs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Harrison View Post
    Very strange. Zaheer Abbas is not in the list. He made 100 hundreds in first class.
    So did Glenn Turner, but I'd imagine number of hundreds is just one of many criteria considered.

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    Was this list constructed using only runs in FC cricket (ie FC runs - Test runs = Domestic Runs)?

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    yes. Test runs are included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Was this list constructed using only runs in FC cricket (ie FC runs - Test runs = Domestic Runs)?
    First class runs include both test and 3+4 days matches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    Fry and Woodfull must have been tremendous players.
    Fry didn't shine in Tests, but was a star in FC, Gents v Players and for Sussex - six consecutive FC centuries at one point!

    Of course, he was so much more than a cricketer.

    Very interesting stuff, DoG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasingthedon View Post
    Fry didn't shine in Tests, but was a star in FC, Gents v Players and for Sussex - six consecutive FC centuries at one point!

    Of course, he was so much more than a cricketer.

    Very interesting stuff, DoG!
    Fry was so good at everything he was sickening. Vic Marks once wrote that his CV would either utterly scare and intimidate any potential employer or be written off as a complete lie. No one can be that accomplished in so many fields.

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    Nobody cares about your list because it's garbage.

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    Such finely honed debating skills

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy2 View Post
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    Slightly refined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy2 View Post
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