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    My top 30 FIRST CLASS batsmen of all time

    Same formula as my test cricket ratings. Interesting results. I never thought much of Patsy Hendren before now. Quite clearly, he was a very good batsmen for a very long time. 170 FC centuries says a lot. Fry and Woodfull must have been tremendous players.

    And I can assure you that I went to see the Doctor and his whole beard is twitching, such is his fury that he only made 17th place.

    1 D.G. Bradman 1340
    2 J.B. Hobbs 984
    3 E.H. Hendren 935
    4 G.A. Headley 935
    5 V.M. Merchant 932
    6 W.R. Hammond 926
    7 K.S. Ranjitsinhji 888
    8 L. Hutton 870
    9 H. Sutcliffe 852
    10 C.B. Fry 849
    11 G. Boycott 837
    12 D.C.S. Compton 825
    13 Woodfull 821
    14 R.T. Ponting 798
    15 Lehmann 797
    16 V.S. Hazare 794
    17 W.G. Grace 787
    18 G.A. Hick 781
    19 T.W. Hayward 775
    20 F.E. Woolley 774
    21 S.R. Tendulkar 765
    22 M.G. Bevan 755
    23 B.A. Richards 751
    24 M.D. Crowe 745
    25 G.A. Gooch 736
    26 C.L. Walcott 732
    27 I.V.A. Richards 730
    28 V.T. Trumper 727
    29 G.S. Sobers 727
    30 R.T. Simpson 724

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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    Same formula as my test cricket ratings. Interesting results. I never thought much of Patsy Hendren before now. Quite clearly, he was a very good batsmen for a very long time. 170 FC centuries says a lot. Fry and Woodfull must have been tremendous players.

    And I can assure you that I went to see the Doctor and his whole beard is twitching, such is his fury that he only made 17th place.

    1 D.G. Bradman 1340
    2 J.B. Hobbs 984
    3 E.H. Hendren 935
    4 G.A. Headley 935
    5 V.M. Merchant 932
    6 W.R. Hammond 926
    7 K.S. Ranjitsinhji 888
    8 L. Hutton 870
    9 H. Sutcliffe 852
    10 C.B. Fry 849
    11 G. Boycott 837
    12 D.C.S. Compton 825
    13 Woodfull 821
    14 R.T. Ponting 798
    15 Lehmann 797
    16 V.S. Hazare 794
    17 W.G. Grace 787
    18 G.A. Hick 781
    19 T.W. Hayward 775
    20 F.E. Woolley 774
    21 S.R. Tendulkar 765
    22 M.G. Bevan 755
    23 B.A. Richards 751
    24 M.D. Crowe 745
    25 G.A. Gooch 736
    26 C.L. Walcott 732
    27 I.V.A. Richards 730
    28 V.T. Trumper 727
    29 G.S. Sobers 727
    30 R.T. Simpson 724
    Surprised Woodful so high but Ponsford not. Woodful had an amazing FC average, but Ponny's was fractionally even better.
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    Grace pretty low for mine.
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    Aye, he's still in a huff about it.

    But, I told him it's his own stubborn fault for playing into his fifties. Of course, his average suffered.

    But, oh lad, he was a collosus at the crease. I can picture it now. In 1871, he averaged 71.00 FFS. And that's over 1000 runs mind you.


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    Love the lists D.O.G keep them coming

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    I'd personally love to see another all rounders list but for ODI. Stats have a funny way of bearing quite close to peoples opinions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    Grace pretty low for mine.
    Grace should be second, at least. Might accept that Bradman is better though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    Surprised Woodful so high but Ponsford not. Woodful had an amazing FC average, but Ponny's was fractionally even better.
    I thought the same thing, Pony had a better FC ave and a better Test ave

    Kippax also had a great FC record
    You know it makes sense.

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    Aye. I didn't do a rating for Ponsford and Kippax. I have now.

    Revised list:

    1 D.G. Bradman 1340
    2 J.B. Hobbs 984
    3 E.H. Hendren 935
    4 G.A. Headley 935
    5 V.M. Merchant 932
    6 W.R. Hammond 926
    7 K.S. Ranjitsinhji 888
    8 L. Hutton 870
    9 H. Sutcliffe 852
    10 C.B. Fry 849
    11 G. Boycott 837
    12 D.C.S. Compton 825
    13 W.M. Woodfull 821
    14 W.H. Ponsford 803
    15 R.T. Ponting 798
    16 D.S. Lehmann 797
    17 V.S. Hazare 794
    18 W.G. Grace 787
    19 G.A. Hick 781
    20 T.W. Hayward 775
    21 F.E. Woolley 774
    22 S.R. Tendulkar 765
    23 M.G. Bevan 755
    24 B.A. Richards 751
    25 M.D. Crowe 745
    26 G.A. Gooch 736
    27 C.L. Walcott 732
    28 I.V.A. Richards 730
    29 V.T. Trumper 727
    30 G.S. Sobers 727

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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    Aye. I didn't do a rating for Ponsford and Kippax. I have now.
    Just out of interest mate, what was Kippax' score?

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    Kippax weighed in on 707, just behind Mark Waugh.

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    I am surprised Bevan made that list.While he was fairly consistent and pulled the aussies out of some tight fixes I did not think he would have made that list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBMAC View Post
    I am surprised Bevan made that list.While he was fairly consistent and pulled the aussies out of some tight fixes I did not think he would have made that list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    Same formula as my test cricket ratings. Interesting results. I never thought much of Patsy Hendren before now. Quite clearly, he was a very good batsmen for a very long time. 170 FC centuries says a lot. Fry and Woodfull must have been tremendous players.

    And I can assure you that I went to see the Doctor and his whole beard is twitching, such is his fury that he only made 17th place.

    1 D.G. Bradman 1340
    2 J.B. Hobbs 984
    3 E.H. Hendren 935
    4 G.A. Headley 935
    5 V.M. Merchant 932
    6 W.R. Hammond 926
    7 K.S. Ranjitsinhji 888
    8 L. Hutton 870
    9 H. Sutcliffe 852
    10 C.B. Fry 849
    11 G. Boycott 837
    12 D.C.S. Compton 825
    13 Woodfull 821
    14 R.T. Ponting 798
    15 Lehmann 797
    16 V.S. Hazare 794
    17 W.G. Grace 787
    18 G.A. Hick 781
    19 T.W. Hayward 775
    20 F.E. Woolley 774
    21 S.R. Tendulkar 765
    22 M.G. Bevan 755
    23 B.A. Richards 751
    24 M.D. Crowe 745
    25 G.A. Gooch 736
    26 C.L. Walcott 732
    27 I.V.A. Richards 730
    28 V.T. Trumper 727
    29 G.S. Sobers 727
    30 R.T. Simpson 724

    Very strange. Zaheer Abbas is not in the list. He made 100 hundreds in first class.

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