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    The Greatest Cricketer.....

    Please nominate three of the greatest cricketers ever to have played in your domestic cricket team.

    My county team is Somerset and I nominate;
    Ian Botham
    Viv Richards
    Marcus Trescothick

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    Yorkshire

    Geoffery Boycott
    Wilfred Rhodes
    Sachin Tendulkar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demelza View Post
    Please nominate three of the greatest cricketers ever to have played in your domestic cricket team.

    My county team is Somerset and I nominate;
    Ian Botham
    Viv Richards
    Marcus Trescothick
    No Joel Garner?

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    For Surrey I'll nominate:

    Jack Hobbs
    Alec Bedser
    Jim Laker


    Near-misses:

    Alec Stewart
    Tom Richardson

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    No Joel Garner?
    I did consider him.
    I also wondered about Graeme Smith.
    I'm spoilt for choice!

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    Who would you say was the greatest England cricketer to play in an overseas domestic team?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demelza View Post
    Who would you say was the greatest England cricketer to play in an overseas domestic team?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    Yorkshire

    Geoffery Boycott
    Wilfred Rhodes
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Sutcliffe or maybe Hutton over Boycott for mine but otherwise yeah, I'd agree.

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    Essex CCC

    Graham Gooch
    Trevor Bailey
    Keith Fletcher

    Near misses:

    Andy Flower
    Nasser Hussain
    Jack Russell (the pre-war batsman)

    I included only players who made a significant contribution to Essex CCC for a number of seasons, not just the most talented ever to have played for the county, which is one of the reasons for Fletcher edging out Flower.
    Last edited by pskov; 28-08-2008 at 02:31 PM.

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    Hussain > Fletcher for mine. Though whether he'd agree (as Fletcher was one of his heroes) I'm not sure.

    Though the edited-in qualification makes some impact I suppose, but I'm not sure the original question was aimed at that. If so, Tendulkar certainly shouldn't be in the Yorkshire list as he played 1 season and did no more than decently by his standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demelza View Post
    Who would you say was the greatest England cricketer to play in an overseas domestic team?
    There haven't been that many, but Botham played briefly for Queensland, and Denis Compton appeared in the Duleep Trophy during WW2.

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