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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    You 'eard.
    Well let me remind you, when Hayden made runs againts SA in the 6 test of 2005/06. Ntini was at the peak of his career.

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I can, will and it's not remotely close to the entire CW community - half, at best, have ever continued to argue against the idea.
    Because EVERYBODY knows its garbage. You using it to base your arguments just devalues your point.

    Its like the republicans in the USA comparing Obama to Lennin & Stalin. Its that dumb.

    We both you bring that idea to Ian Chappell, Benaud, Cozier, Mark Taylor or any of the brilliant cricinfo writers they would chase you..


    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Caddick's good period actually ended the Test before the 2001 Ashes. Anyone who watched him bowl in the Second Test at Pakistan (a game I believe I've heard you make mention of being present at) could tell he was not the same bowler he had been for the last 2 years. And he never again got that back either.
    Yea i was at the game. But it would be be unfair hindsight on mine & your part so say he wasn't himself coming off those successful 4 series. Since going into the first Ashes test everyone was still talking up how Gough/Caddick would do againts the aussies batsmen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I don't know whether it does or doesn't - I've seen just 2 of Vaas' Tests against Australia. In those 2, he was encapsulated perfectly - absolutely brilliant in the 1st, hopeless in the 2nd.
    Well off my head i know Vaas bowled to Hayden in 5 test in 2004. Hayden played him well, especially in SRI where the entire Australian team stepped up in every department to win their toughest series during the great era IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie View Post
    Well let me remind you, when Hayden made runs againts SA in the 6 test of 2005/06. Ntini was at the peak of his career.



    Because EVERYBODY knows its garbage. You using it to base your arguments just devalues your point.

    Its like the republicans in the USA comparing Obama to Lennin & Stalin. Its that dumb.

    We both you bring that idea to Ian Chappell, Benaud, Cozier, Mark Taylor or any of the brilliant cricinfo writers they would chase you..




    Yea i was at the game. But it would be be unfair hindsight on mine & your part so say he wasn't himself coming off those successful 4 series. Since going into the first Ashes test everyone was still talking up how Gough/Caddick would do againts the aussies batsmen.



    Well off my head i know Vaas bowled to Hayden in 5 test in 2004. Hayden played him well, especially in SRI where the entire Australian team stepped up in every department to win their toughest series during the great era IMO.
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    That was a massive series win.
    Didn't 0z concede a 150 run lead to SL,and then Hayden scored runs and Martyn iirc?
    But surely India '04'05 series was a the best.'The final frontier',as SR WAUGH put it .Oz winning 2 of 3 tests before the Indians prepared a super difficult pitch in Mumbai to sneak a consolation.

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    Thread number 32478348 derailed onto a Matthew Hayden handbag fight. Who the **** cares, seriously?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    Why Bannerman? What did he do after his debut hundred ?
    Considering he only played 3 tests, one hundred is pretty good. He was the premier batsman of the day, I reckon. And no Australian has bettered it on debut since. Possibly the longest-standing record in test cricket.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Debris View Post
    Considering he only played 3 tests, one hundred is pretty good. He was the premier batsman of the day, I reckon. And no Australian has bettered it on debut since. Possibly the longest-standing record in test cricket.
    Then why not Barry Richards who scored 2 hundreds and 2 fifties in just four Tests averaging 72.6.

    OR Andrew Ganteaume who scored a hundred in a solitary innings in Tests averaging above Bradman.

    OR Charles Mariott who
    • took a five-for in every Test innings he played and
    • a ten for in every Test.
    • The only bowler ever to perform the feat


    OR SF Barnes who

    • Took 49 wickets in a Test series. He would have been closer to 60 if he had played all five Tests of the series !! No one comes close even in a six Test series.
    • He took 189 wickets in mere 27 Tests. Here is how long it took some of the players you are more familiar with to reach that mark


    • Murali : 42
    • Warne : 41
    • McGrath : 43
    • Marshall : 41
    • Imran : 43


    I could go on and on
    Last edited by SJS; 07-03-2009 at 12:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debris View Post
    Considering he only played 3 tests, one hundred is pretty good. He was the premier batsman of the day, I reckon. And no Australian has bettered it on debut since. Possibly the longest-standing record in test cricket.

    Its really hard to tell, but he was probably a hack!

    There is no way Bannermann should be mentioned on an alltime best player list, except if the list was compiled straight after the very first test.

    Many many batsman have began their test careers (3 tests was it) with more impressive returns...Lawrence Rowe, Mo Azzer, f**k even Micheal Clarke.

    As silly as it is to have a club cricketer like WG Grace on these lists, Bannerman is just going to the ridiculas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trumpers_Ghost View Post

    .....silly as it is to have a club cricketer like WG Grace on these lists....
    Wow !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trumpers_Ghost View Post
    Its really hard to tell, but he was probably a hack!

    There is no way Bannermann should be mentioned on an alltime best player list, except if the list was compiled straight after the very first test.

    Many many batsman have began their test careers (3 tests was it) with more impressive returns...Lawrence Rowe, Mo Azzer, f**k even Micheal Clarke.

    As silly as it is to have a club cricketer like WG Grace on these lists, Bannerman is just going to the ridiculas
    If I was a mod. I would ban you for saying that

    Bannermann was clearly the best batsman in Aust. at the time, and also on the tour of England in 1878, and all who watched him were of that opinion
    You know it makes sense.

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    Top 5 Opening Batsman

    1. Matthew Hayden
    2. Sunil Gavasker
    3. Sir Jack Hobbs
    4. Gordon Greenwich
    5. Len Hutton

    Top 5 Middle-Order Batsman

    1. Sir Donald Bradman
    2. Sachin Tendulkar
    3. Ricky Ponting
    4. Brian Lara
    5. Viv Richards

    Top 5 Allrounders

    1. Garfield Sobers
    2. Jaques Kallis
    3. Shaun Pollock
    4. Ian Botham
    5. Kapil Dev

    Top 5 Wicketkeeper-Batsman

    1. Adam Gilchrist
    2. Kumar Sangakarra
    3. Andy Flower
    4. Brett Oldfield*
    5. Les Ames

    *I believe the best keeper of all time is Brett Oldfield though he didn't bat greatly. I will put him in there anyway.

    Top 5 Spin Bowlers

    1. Shane Warne
    2. Muttiah Muralitharan
    3. Anil Kumble
    4. Bishan Bedi
    5. Daniel Vettori

    Top 5 Pace Bowlers

    1. Glenn McGrath
    2. Curtley Ambrose
    3. Courtney Walsh
    4. Fred Spofforth
    5. Dale Steyn

    Top 5 Cricketers

    1. Sir Donald Bradman
    2. Shane Warne
    3. Garfield Sobers
    4. Brian Lara
    5. Sachin Tendulkar
    My Bes XI of all time:

    1. H Sutcliffe
    2. J Hobbs
    3. D Bradman
    4. S Tendulkar
    5. B Lara
    6. G Sobers
    7. A Gilchrist
    8. R Benaud
    9. D Lillee
    10. M Marshall
    11. I Khan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilhoopler View Post
    Top 5 Opening Batsman

    1. Matthew Hayden
    2. Sunil Gavasker
    3. Sir Jack Hobbs
    4. Gordon Greenwich
    5. Len Hutton

    Top 5 Middle-Order Batsman

    1. Sir Donald Bradman
    2. Sachin Tendulkar
    3. Ricky Ponting
    4. Brian Lara
    5. Viv Richards

    Top 5 Allrounders

    1. Garfield Sobers
    2. Jaques Kallis
    3. Shaun Pollock
    4. Ian Botham
    5. Kapil Dev

    Top 5 Wicketkeeper-Batsman

    1. Adam Gilchrist
    2. Kumar Sangakarra
    3. Andy Flower
    4. Brett Oldfield*
    5. Les Ames

    *I believe the best keeper of all time is Brett Oldfield though he didn't bat greatly. I will put him in there anyway.

    Top 5 Spin Bowlers

    1. Shane Warne
    2. Muttiah Muralitharan
    3. Anil Kumble
    4. Bishan Bedi
    5. Daniel Vettori

    Top 5 Pace Bowlers

    1. Glenn McGrath
    2. Curtley Ambrose
    3. Courtney Walsh
    4. Fred Spofforth
    5. Dale Steyn

    Top 5 Cricketers

    1. Sir Donald Bradman
    2. Shane Warne
    3. Garfield Sobers
    4. Brian Lara
    5. Sachin Tendulkar
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    I wonder who we think is the best actual all-time top 5 batting lineup?

    Maybe WI circa early 1980's? One of several Aus lineups in the last 15 years? Aus in 1948?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cricinfo
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, wow, what a shot, that is awesome...it's a repeat of his six off Muralitharan at Edgbaston, as he switches his grip and reverse-hits Styris over deep cover (or should that be deep square-leg) for a memorable maximum.
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, that's the most extraordinary shot, he switches his grip to that of a left-hander and launches Stryis high over long-off for a might six. That is one of the more incredible shots you'll see

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trumpers_Ghost View Post

    As silly as it is to have a club cricketer like WG Grace on these lists, ...............
    ok then i'l correct it too: As silly as it is to have a very good club cricketer like WG Grace on these lists



    I'm perfectly willing to debate the legitamacy of that comment on a dedicated thread. May get around to it, may not.

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    Best actual batting lineup for me in history is Bradman's invincibles of 1948 with a top 6 of Morris, Barnes, Bradman, Hassett, Miller and Harvey with Loxton/Johnson, Tallon and Lindwall still to come. Backup's fror the top 6 in Bill Brown, Loxton and Ron Hamence were hardly sloppy either.

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    Top 3 Opening Batsman

    1. Hobbs
    2. Hutton
    3. Sutcliffe

    Top 5 Middle-Order Batsman

    1. Bradman
    2. Hammond
    3. IVA Richards
    4. G Pollock
    5. Headley

    Top 4 Allrounders

    1. WG Grace
    2. Sobers
    3. Imran
    4. Hadlee

    Top 3 Wicketkeeper-Batsman

    1. Gilchrist
    2. Sangakarra
    3. Flower

    Top 5 Spin Bowlers

    1. Yawn (chucker)
    2. Yawn (drugs ban)
    3. Verity
    4. Laker
    5. Abdul Qadir

    Top 1 Pace Bowler

    1. Marshall

    Top 3 Cricketers

    1= Bradman / Grace
    3. SF Barnes

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