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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Saeed Anwar would be close. Wasim Akram would make my team but I know he's a W for you. Zaheer Abbas and Azharuddin would have to be close or ahead of Ames..
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    some body can have a 'O' team ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    1 Compton, Dennis
    2 Cowper, Bob
    3 Chappell, Ian
    4 Chappell, Greg
    5 Cowdrey, Colin
    6 Crowe, Martin
    7 Cairns, Chris,
    8 Cameron, Jock
    9 Chandrasehkar
    10 Caddick, Andy
    11 Colin Croft

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    Great batting lineup but worried about the balance with no specialist openers - Denis Compton was a genius but I can't think of anything that would waste his talents more than to ask him to open the batting. Herbie Collins would solve half the problem, and perhaps it'd be even worth considering Alistair Cook - though Cowper or Cowdrey would make an acceptable second opener.

    There'd be an argument to include "Tibby" Cotter or Richard Collinge in the bowling lineup too, though the bowlers you've got would do the job well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Yeah, with my teams I've always used the "second" name, regardless of whether that is their family name or not - just as a consistency thing. Besides, it makes Q a lot harder.

    T would be a wonderful team to watch - it would have one of the scarier pace attacks ever, plus the incomparable (to watch) Trumper and Tallon.
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    Taylor, M
    Taylor, H
    Tendulkar
    Trumper
    Thorpe
    Tallon+
    Trueman
    Trumble/Tayfield
    Tyson
    Thompson

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    You've lost all credibility leaving out Chris Tavare.

    Seriously though - I reckon Charlie Turner is a better bowler than anyone but Trueman in that team. Get him in there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by andruid View Post
    No Tikolo ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Saeed Anwar would be close. Wasim Akram would make my team but I know he's a W for you. Zaheer Abbas and Azharuddin would have to be close or ahead of Ames..
    I take the muslilm names as they are written. There really isn't a family name in Muslim's traditionally you know although many people start using the same 'second' name which makes it sound as if this is so.

    So I take the alphabetical order as given in most stats sites for cricket.

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    I don't pretend to be an expert so I just universly use the second name element

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    The one excercise that has always stumped me is to have an alphabetical side starting from A to B to C...through to K in batting order !!

    The condition is not to fudge the batting order. You cant, for example put I for Imran at number 9 unless all those who are above him deserve to bat above him. I wouldn't, for example put Healy at 8 above him.

    Its tough also because IJK do not seem to have many great bowlers except Imran who has the problem above. You could make one of them a keeper but Knott probably ythe best option doesn't fit at number 11 !!

    I have a side of sorts but it would be fun for people to try this.
    1. A......
    2. B......
    3. C......
    4. D......
    5. E......
    6. F......
    7. G......
    8. H......
    9. I.......
    10. J......
    11. K......


    Its so frustrating to have to leave out Bradman since he cant open, all rhe great H's (Hutton, Hammond, Hobbs, Headley) since they cant bat at 8, leave out the magnificient W's, the murali's and the Lillee's.
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    Atherton
    Boycott (going ok so far...)
    Compton
    Dexter
    Edrich (he played a proportion of his innings in the middle order)
    Faulkner
    Gilchrist
    Hadlee
    Illingworth
    Jones, Simon
    King, Bart

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    Next team:
    Lawry
    Morris
    Nourse
    O'Neill
    Pollock
    Q... got nothing frankly
    Russell
    Statham
    Trueman
    Underwood
    Voce

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    Qasim Omar?

    Other than that - sensational effort.

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    Statham shouldn't be at 8, and certainly not ahead of Trueman, other than that, I think they're all fair enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Statham shouldn't be at 8, and certainly not ahead of Trueman, other than that, I think they're all fair enough.
    Norm O'Neill was that good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Norm O'Neill was that good?
    He sure was. And had he not been one of the most nervous, unassuming cricketers ever to pick up a bat (not to mention horribly burdened and weighed down by the "new Bradman" tag throughout his career) he could have been even better.

    Bob Simpson was asked in the 1980s who he would most like to watch bat for an hour of all the men he'd ever seen play. His answer was as quick as it was unequivocal - Norm O'Neill.

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