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    Alphabet Teams

    Which letter of the alphabet would make the best ever test team?

    All 11 players surname has to start with the same letter..

    Feel free to do any letter, and perhaps we could Sim the top 4 or 8 teams or something along those lines to see the gun letter.

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    B TEAM

    1 Geoff Boycott
    2 David Boon
    3 Don Bradman
    4 Ken Barrington
    5 Allan Border
    6 Ian Botham
    7 Mark Boucher
    8 Richie Benaud
    9 Bishan Bedi
    10 Sid Barnes
    11 Alec Bedser

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    Done this myself in my spare time - the answer is M,, with L or H close behind

    M:
    Morris
    Mitchell
    McCartney
    McCabe
    Miandad
    Miller
    Marsh+
    Marshall
    Muralitharan
    McDermott/McKenzie/MacDonald
    McGrath

    With Martyn, Mushtaq and MacGill on the bench.
    Very even team with a lethal bowling attack.

    H:
    Hutton
    Hobbs
    Hammond
    Headley
    Harvey
    Hill
    Healy+
    Hadlee
    Holding
    Hughes
    Hall

    Easily the strongest batting of any one letter, bowling not quite as good as "M" or "L", and no decent spinner is an issue.

    L:
    Lawry
    Langer
    Lara
    Lloyd
    Laxman
    Langley+
    Lindwall
    Laker
    Larwood
    Lillee
    Lohmann
    L's bowling is top drawer, batting is quite strong, albeit a bit short.

    G is not bad either:
    Greenidge
    Gavaskar
    Grace
    Gomes
    Ganguly
    Gilchrist
    Grout+
    Gregory, J
    Gillespie
    Garner
    Grimmett

    Cheating and playing Gilchrist as a specialist bat.
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    Cool cheers mate - please put in Richard Hadlee in the H Team!!

    Also Gower instead of Gomes or Ganguly


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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Cool cheers mate - please put in Richard Hadlee in the H Team!!

    Also Gower instead of Gomes or Ganguly
    Knew I was forgetting someone really really obvious in the H team - I was thinking "this team had a better looking bowling line up when I last did this"... Corrected above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Knew I was forgetting someone really really obvious in the H team - I was thinking "this team had a better looking bowling line up when I last did this"... Corrected above.
    Haha yeah it's easy to forget someone, let me know if you think anyone should be in the B team instead..

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    One of the strongest alphabet sides : The eleven W's

    1. Woodfull
    2. Waugh Mark
    3. Weekes
    4. Walcott
    5. Waugh Steve
    6. Worrell
    7. Woolley
    8. Wasim
    9. Warne
    10. Waqar
    11. Walsh

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    A modified M-side

    1. Morris, Arthur R
    2. Mankad, Mulvantrai H
    3. Macartney, Charles G
    4. May, Peter B H
    5. McCabe, Stanley J
    6. Miller, Keith R
    7. Marsh, Rodney W
    8. Marshall, Malcolm D
    9. McGrath, Glenn D
    10. Mailey, Arthur A
    11. Muralitharan, Muttiah

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    Washbrook for M Waugh, agreed re strength. Another option is to have Walcott keep and slot Walters in there.

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    I want to see whether anyone can better my "F" team...

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    H's have the strongest batting, M's the strongest bowling so far. Think we had the same thread as this not long ago iirc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post

    H:
    Hutton
    Hobbs
    Hammond
    Headley
    Harvey
    Hill
    Healy+
    Hadlee
    Holding
    Hughes
    Hoggard

    Easily the strongest batting of any one letter, bowling not quite as good as "M" or "L", and no decent spinner is an issue.
    Maybe Hirst for Hill to improve the bowling. Hammond is a plausible 5th bowler, but somewhat redundant with the 4 main seamers.

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    The Eleven L's

    1. Lawry, Bill
    2. Langer, Justin
    3. Lara, Brian
    4. Laxman, V V S
    5. Lloyd, Clive
    6. Lindsay, Denis
    7. Lindwall, Ray
    8. Larwood, Harold
    9. Laker, Jim
    10. Lillee, Dennis
    11. Lohmann, George

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    Yeah, I named an XI of Test/FC players, roughly in position, that started with Q. Archie had been doing Australian specific ones but quit at that point...

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    S
    1 Michael Slater
    2 Herb Sutcliffe
    3 Bob Simpson
    4 Kumar Sangakarra
    5 Gary Sobers
    6 Ramnaresh Sarwan
    7 Alec Stewart
    8 Heath Streak
    9 Fred Spoffoth
    10 Brian Statham
    11 John Snow

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