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    Justin Langer - Leading Australian run-getter

    Langer tops Bradman

    A bit surprised that he's only played twice the number of innings compared to Bradman - thought it would have been more than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    Langer tops Bradman

    A bit surprised that he's only played twice the number of innings compared to Bradman - thought it would have been more than that.
    It's actually only a little over 50% more innings, which is definitely less than I would have thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    It's actually only a little over 50% more innings, which is definitely less than I would have thought.
    Twice as many would have been 676 whereas he did it in 615. 50% more innings would have been 507.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    Twice as many would have been 676 whereas he did it in 615. 50% more innings would have been 507.
    That was without question my worst ever piece of maths - dire doesn't even begin to cover it. As someone who is always quick to point out incorrect maths in others, I am suitably embarrassed.


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    Congratulations to Langer.

    Bradman did it much, much quicker, but you would expect that. Not retracting anything from Langer, he is still a class player. His grit and determination are admirable. To have the record is very special.

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    Guess it shows his durability and his willingness to bat, bat, bat, bat and bat some more. Well played to the little fella'.
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    You would think that record will stand forever now.
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    Reckon Phil Hughes can break it TBH, after he loses his place in the NSW team to David Warner, and NSW Second XI are afforded First-Class status.

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    Well done to Justin Langer.

    Will possibly never be broken again. Australian cricketers are only playing fewer and fewer first class games.

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    Tbh, this is a bit like Ramprakash's 100 centuries; a creditable achievement but not one that too many people will care about.

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    Fair play to the wee fella.

    His 86th ton too, is it fanciful to imagine he could go on to get 100? Probably, in all honesty. Doubt there's anyone closer to the 100th ton still playing tho, Ramps excepted obv.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dissector View Post
    Tbh, this is a bit like Ramprakash's 100 centuries; a creditable achievement but not one that too many people will care about.
    But I think his achievements in Tests mean that Langer will always have more respect as a batsman than Ramprakash.
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    Sadly nsw2nd xl will never get another team shame
    Hughes could do it see many more county years ahead of him.
    Don't see him making the one day side to be honest,not yet anyway.
    Well done justin not the don,but still done all the same.
    Yes record will last a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Fair play to the wee fella.

    His 86th ton too, is it fanciful to imagine he could go on to get 100? Probably, in all honesty. Doubt there's anyone closer to the 100th ton still playing tho, Ramps excepted obv.
    He needs two more good seasons, and ideally a couple more 100s this year as well. Odds are against him though, and not playing for WA any more won't help - although I suppose it keeps him fresh for the English summer.

    I'm sure Somerset would be happy for him to stay another couple of years if that's what he wants. He has pretty much relocated to England anyway as I understand it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski View Post
    He needs two more good seasons, and ideally a couple more 100s this year as well. Odds are against him though, and not playing for WA any more won't help - although I suppose it keeps him fresh for the English summer.

    I'm sure Somerset would be happy for him to stay another couple of years if that's what he wants. He has pretty much relocated to England anyway as I understand it.
    Even taking into account he's an Aussie I still think he deserves 100 ton's - he'll have to be a bit more selfish though and start opening again - less of this dropping himself down the order for the benefit of the youngsters

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