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    Heath, I'm jealous - I saw Barry Richards bat once in an exhibition match in my hometown (Gladstone) in the late 1980s under lights, but sadly he was bowled for single figures. Would have loved to have seen him do that night what he did when you saw him play...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    Richards would have been 52 10 years ago. Are you sure?
    Yes. That was the point. It was a veterans game.

    EDIT: I just found the game on Cricket Archive.... and the really funny thing... Graeme Pollock was also playing!! I didn't think I'd recognise him! Ah, Jeez... you've gotta laugh at yourself sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    That's why I don't think people can rate Barry Richards, or George Headley for that matter, in the top 10 Test batsmen of all-time, simply because they didn't play enough. I know I don't, and I'd expect others to have some sort of criteria whereby the batsmen has to play a certain amount of games or score a certain amount of runs.

    Not so sure about that, but just on Headley, he scored 10 of the first 20 centuries scored by WIs batsman, with no one else scoring two. Suggests he was great in a very average side
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    People can rate players on simply how they look when they bat if they want, I guess
    They can, sure. I just don't think that's a very accurate way of measuring how good a player is/was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    Yes. That was the point. It was a veterans game.
    ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Not so sure about that, but just on Headley, he scored 10 of the first 20 centuries scored by WIs batsman, with no one else scoring two. Suggests he was great in a very average side
    I've no doubt he was. I rate him incredibly highly, but his lack of Test matches really hurts him.

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    As for this exercise...should we do the honourable thing and give Braddles the top spot, then vote for our NEXT ten? With the good Doctor excluded due to the Test criteria, is there anyone (other than Heath) who is seriously going to nominate anyone other than The Don as number 1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    They can, sure. I just don't think that's a very accurate way of measuring how good a player is/was.
    What does "good" mean though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    Richards would have been 52 10 years ago. Are you sure?

    Richards is now 55 years old. Therefore, he would have been 45 10 years ago.

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    I'll give the Don one thing, he looked to be a pretty good batsman on Celluloid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    As for this exercise...should we do the honourable thing and give Braddles the top spot, then vote for our NEXT ten? With the good Doctor excluded due to the Test criteria, is there anyone (other than Heath) who is seriously going to nominate anyone other than The Don as number 1?
    Nah, just stick with the original plan, me thinks. We should get at least 20 different batsmen voted for I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Care to expand on this?
    Pretty self explanatory I'd have thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    Richards is now 55 years old. Therefore, he would have been 45 10 years ago.
    No. He is 62 now. He was born in 1945. Sure you're not thinking of Viv?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    Richards is now 55 years old. Therefore, he would have been 45 10 years ago.
    I reckon you're thinking of Viv there mate. Barry would be early 60s now.

    EDIT - Fiery's too quick for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    As for this exercise...should we do the honourable thing and give Braddles the top spot, then vote for our NEXT ten? With the good Doctor excluded due to the Test criteria, is there anyone (other than Heath) who is seriously going to nominate anyone other than The Don as number 1?
    I'd imagine there are some members who will only vote for batsmen they have seen play.

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