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    The Aussie FAT XI

    This is an attempt to come up with a fantasy side with a twist - the fattest Aussie XI from the past 20 years. To qualify the players had to have played a test for Australia between 1987 and 2007 and be of generous physical proportions. So here goes:

    1. MarkTaylor - they didn't call him "Tubby" for nothing. A top opener, great captain and expert slips fielder.
    2. David Boon - the Keg On Legs shares the openers duties and would hold down the silly mid on position. Would also lead the victory song in the dressing room after a win.
    3. Darren Lehmann - "Boof" brings some starch to the middle order and some girth to the covers. You don't want him chasing down a possible four to the square leg boundary though.
    4. Alan Border (c) - Possibly the fittest man in this team and a deserving captain.
    5. Greg Ritchie - the heaviest man is the team? Quite possibly.
    6. Tim Zoehrer - not many keepers to choose from but Timmy wins a deserved cap in this XI.
    7. Shaun Young - played only one test, a handy all rounder with a healthy appetite.
    8. Shane Warne - passed through many weight levels through his career with the mid 90's probably the peak. Loves nothing more than a pizza and a six pack (and a nokia).
    9. Merv Hughes - big, angry and burly. Can be relied on for a prolonged spell in the toughest conditions without shedding a kilo.
    10. Stuart MacGill - the 2007 version is a walk up start for this XI.
    11. Carl Rackeman - not too many overweight quicks going around and probably a little unfair to call the big Queenslander "fat". But there it is.

    What do you think? Have I left anyone out?
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    Brad Williams for Rackeman

    Was Border fat?
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    Bit fatuous to limit it to the past 20 years - surely Warwick Armstrong deserves his pound (or 250) of flesh.
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    Armstrong, Burge, John "porky"Maclean, Rod Marsh(early days) there's a few more forget the last 20 years
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    Quote Originally Posted by soulfulofunk View Post
    This is an attempt to come up with a fantasy side with a twist - the fattest Aussie XI from the past 20 years. To qualify the players had to have played a test for Australia between 1987 and 2007 and be of generous physical proportions. So here goes:

    1. MarkTaylor - they didn't call him "Tubby" for nothing. A top opener, great captain and expert slips fielder.
    2. David Boon - the Keg On Legs shares the openers duties and would hold down the silly mid on position. Would also lead the victory song in the dressing room after a win.
    3. Darren Lehmann - "Boof" brings some starch to the middle order and some girth to the covers. You don't want him chasing down a possible four to the square leg boundary though.
    4. Alan Border (c) - Possibly the fittest man in this team and a deserving captain.
    5. Greg Ritchie - the heaviest man is the team? Quite possibly.
    6. Tim Zoehrer - not many keepers to choose from but Timmy wins a deserved cap in this XI.
    7. Shaun Young - played only one test, a handy all rounder with a healthy appetite.
    8. Shane Warne - passed through many weight levels through his career with the mid 90's probably the peak. Loves nothing more than a pizza and a six pack (and a nokia).
    9. Merv Hughes - big, angry and burly. Can be relied on for a prolonged spell in the toughest conditions without shedding a kilo.
    10. Stuart MacGill - the 2007 version is a walk up start for this XI.
    11. Carl Rackeman - not too many overweight quicks going around and probably a little unfair to call the big Queenslander "fat". But there it is.

    What do you think? Have I left anyone out?
    Not a bad effort
    You know it makes sense.

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    I wouldn't say MacGill was fat, TBH. There's a difference between being fat and being a slow runner. It's his knees more than anything else.
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    topic phailed.

    MacGill is not fat, hes just slow.

    Border was in no way fat.
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    Phil Emery would be keeper before Tim Zoehrer.
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    Ok lets try to make one from Aussie cricketers from 'everywhere'

    1. BILL PONSFORD
    2. MARK TAYLOR
    3. WARWICK ARMSTRONG
    4. PETER BURGE
    5. DARREN LEHMAN
    6. DAVID BOON
    7. MARK COSGROVE
    8. PHIL EMERY
    9. SHANE WARNE
    10. BRAD WILLIAMS

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulfulofunk View Post
    This is an attempt to come up with a fantasy side with a twist - the fattest Aussie XI from the past 20 years. To qualify the players had to have played a test for Australia between 1987 and 2007 and be of generous physical proportions. So here goes:

    1. MarkTaylor - they didn't call him "Tubby" for nothing. A top opener, great captain and expert slips fielder.
    2. David Boon - the Keg On Legs shares the openers duties and would hold down the silly mid on position. Would also lead the victory song in the dressing room after a win.
    3. Darren Lehmann - "Boof" brings some starch to the middle order and some girth to the covers. You don't want him chasing down a possible four to the square leg boundary though.
    4. Alan Border (c) - Possibly the fittest man in this team and a deserving captain.
    5. Greg Ritchie - the heaviest man is the team? Quite possibly.
    6. Tim Zoehrer - not many keepers to choose from but Timmy wins a deserved cap in this XI.
    7. Shaun Young - played only one test, a handy all rounder with a healthy appetite.
    8. Shane Warne - passed through many weight levels through his career with the mid 90's probably the peak. Loves nothing more than a pizza and a six pack (and a nokia).
    9. Merv Hughes - big, angry and burly. Can be relied on for a prolonged spell in the toughest conditions without shedding a kilo.
    10. Stuart MacGill - the 2007 version is a walk up start for this XI.
    11. Carl Rackeman - not too many overweight quicks going around and probably a little unfair to call the big Queenslander "fat". But there it is.

    What do you think? Have I left anyone out?
    In 5 years time i am sure Mark Cosgrove would be surely be making that list by the weight () of his performances.

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    Thanks for that SJS. I was hoping someone would pick it up and run.

    How about a World Fat XI ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by soulfulofunk View Post
    Thanks for that SJS. I was hoping someone would pick it up and run.

    How about a World Fat XI ??
    With leverock and co it would be a classic

    and a skinny XI
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    Quote Originally Posted by andruid View Post
    With leverock and co it would be a classic

    and a skinny XI
    Bruce Reid should lead the skinny XI IMO!

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    Skin head XI... Ugly XI... Ginger XI... Nerd XI...

    Could be a good thread.
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