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    You got a better middle order batsman starting with O?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    You got a better middle order batsman starting with O?
    Nope (the closest is Jacob Or...) Was more concerned with Pollock being implied as worse than him though. Surely plenty of Ps to pick from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Next team:
    Lawry
    Morris
    Nourse
    O'Neill
    Pollock
    Q... got nothing frankly
    Russell
    Statham
    Trueman
    Underwood
    Voce
    Abdul Qadir as night watchman

    or Qasim Umar - 26 matches, ave 36.63 HS 210

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    Upside down:

    Zulch
    Yallop
    Weekes
    Vengsarkar
    Umrigar (beats Upashantha and Utseya at least)
    Thorpe
    +Stewart
    Rhodes
    Qadir
    Pollock, Peter
    O'Reilly

    Short a quick bowler, but the tail would be too long starting with Tallon/Taylor keeping wicket @ 6. Shaun Pollock bats too well to be ahead of Qadir. (It's harsh enough on Peter)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Nope (the closest is Jacob Or...) Was more concerned with Pollock being implied as worse than him though. Surely plenty of Ps to pick from?
    Number 5 isn't necessarily a worse batsman than number 4 - I didn't interpret SJS' guidelines that strictly. Atherton and Boycott aren't better than Compton either for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    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
    Bart KIng ? Great bowler, Far too good a batsman to bat at number 11.

    Anyway I think we should stick to those who played tests otherwise a whole lot of first class cricketers come in.

    You could use Khan Mohammad. A fast bowler who played for Pakistan in the fifties took 54 wickets in just 13 tests at 23.9.

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    I would have gone with
    • Dravid at 4,
    • Bill Edrich (not John) at 5,
    • Ironmonger (74 wkts in just 14 tests at under a8 each) instead of Illing worth at 9,
    • Ernest Jones (not Simon) as the super fast bowler at 10 and
    • a third spinner (after Faulkner and Illingworth) in Kumble at number 11.


    1. Atherton
    2. Boycott
    3. Compton
    4. Dravid
    5. Edrich Bill
    6. Faulkner
    7. Gilchrist
    8. Hadlee
    9. Ironmonger
    10. Jones Ernest
    11. Kumble

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    The I's

    1. Imran Farhat
    2. Imran Nazir
    3. Inzamam-ul-Haq
    4. Irvine, Brian
    5. Ijaz Ahmed
    6. Imran Khan
    7. Imtiaz Ahmed
    8. Intikhab Alam
    9. Illingworth, Ray
    10. Iqbal Qasim
    11. Ironside, David
    Iverson?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    I would have gone with
    • Dravid at 4,
    • Bill Edrich (not John) at 5,
    • Ironmonger (74 wkts in just 14 tests at under a8 each) instead of Illingworth at 9,
    • Ernest Jones (not Simon) as the super fast bowler at 10 and
    • a third spinner (after Faulkner and Illingworth) in Kumble at number 11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds View Post
    Iverson?
    Yes you could do that. What this side really needs is another good new ball bowler to go with Imran. With Illingworth (off spin), Intikhab (leg spin) and Iqbal Qasim(left arm spin) we have a good variety of spin.

    Actually we should have Ironmonger in there in place of Iqbal Qasim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    I would have gone with
    • Dravid at 4,
    • Bill Edrich (not John) at 5,
    • Ironmonger (74 wkts in just 14 tests at under a8 each) instead of Illing worth at 9,
    • Ernest Jones (not Simon) as the super fast bowler at 10 and
    • a third spinner (after Faulkner and Illingworth) in Kumble at number 11.


    1. Atherton
    2. Boycott
    3. Compton
    4. Dravid
    5. Edrich Bill
    6. Faulkner
    7. Gilchrist
    8. Hadlee
    9. Ironmonger
    10. Jones Ernest
    11. Kumble
    Surely Kumble was a far better batsman than Jones - not to mention the ultimate rabbit Ironmonger?

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    The next line of alphabets could be

    1. Lawry Bill
    2. Morris A
    3. Nourse AD
    4. Oneill Norman
    5. Pollock Graeme
    6. Qasim Omer
    7. Richardson Dave (keeper)
    8. Spofforth (RAF)
    9. Trueman (RAF)
    10. Underwood (LAS)
    11. Voce Bill (LAMP)

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    Can anyone come up with an XI made up of names in consecutive alpha order, e.g.

    Brian Close
    Alan Border
    Sachin Tendulkar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Surely Kumble was a far better batsman than Jones - not to mention the ultimate rabbit Ironmonger?
    Kumble has batted below Harbhajan so often and I consider that an ultimate insult to any one's batting capabilities.

    Kumble though he has finally managed a hundred hasnt been much of a batsman for most of his career.

    But it IS a point, howsoever minor. I would replace him with Kaneria Danish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engle View Post
    Can anyone come up with an XI made up of names in consecutive alpha order, e.g.

    Brian Close
    Alan Border
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Here is a quick one

    1. Robert Simpson
    2. Ravi Shastri
    3. George Headley
    4. Sachin Tendulkar
    5. Jacques Kallis
    6. Alan Border
    7. James Kelly (keeper)
    8. Alec Bedser
    9. Mohammad Nissar/Mkhaya Ntini
    10. Colin Blythe
    11. Bhagwat Chandrashekhar


    12th Man : Brian Close


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