View Poll Results: Who Is The Second Greatest Batsman Ever?

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  • RG Pollock

    3 2.83%
  • GA Headely

    1 0.94%
  • H Sutcliffe

    1 0.94%
  • K Barrington

    0 0%
  • W Hammond

    2 1.89%
  • G Sobers

    11 10.38%
  • E Weekes

    0 0%
  • E Paynter

    0 0%
  • J Hobbs

    19 17.92%
  • C Walcott

    0 0%
  • L Hutton

    0 0%
  • RT Ponting

    3 2.83%
  • SR Tendulkar

    29 27.36%
  • GE Tyldesley

    1 0.94%
  • JH Kallis

    1 0.94%
  • GC Chappell

    0 0%
  • RS Dravid

    0 0%
  • V Sehwag

    1 0.94%
  • BC Lara

    10 9.43%
  • J Miandad

    0 0%
  • A Flower

    0 0%
  • SM Gavaskar

    0 0%
  • SR Waugh

    0 0%
  • ML Hayden

    1 0.94%
  • IVA Richards

    7 6.60%
  • DCS Compton

    0 0%
  • Chris Martin

    12 11.32%
  • WG Grace

    3 2.83%
  • Ranji

    0 0%
  • Trumper

    1 0.94%
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    Who Is The Second Greatest Batsman Ever?

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    Poll?

    This one is a crap-shoot tho, to be honest. I think one could perhaps name a dozen batsmen and none would be embarrassed by the title. Chaps of yore like Grace, Ranji & Hobbs (or Trumper if you're that way inclined) would all merit serious discussion through to yer Laras, Sachins, Kallises & Punters of more recent years.

    Me? I'm an unashamed Lara fanboy, but the second best? I really wouldn't be able say with any confidence at all. I think dominance of contemporaries is perhaps the surest guide and, based on that, Grace and Ranji look to have very strong cases.
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    Jack Mack, please add WG Grace, Trumper and Ranji. I forgot to add them after I added batsmen by averages.

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    Lara for me.


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    B.C Lara for me too

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    Bradman

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    I'll have to take out my legends of cricket DVD set again, Marcuss.

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    Disappointed at the lack of RS Bopara on that list. So I guess I'll have to go with Sir Garfield Sobers, or Sachin Tendulkar. Difficult choice.

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    This'll end well.

    Burgey to bring up the pertinent question, imo.
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    Sobers IMO
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    Irrelevant option a wee bit relevant for my liking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Pietersen View Post
    Disappointed at the lack of RS Bopara on that list. So I guess I'll have to go with Sir Garfield Sobers, or Sachin Tendulkar. Difficult choice.
    Notice how all options are players that averaged over 50 with the bat (Barring Chris Martin)? Bopara couldn't get a 50 in an Ashes series if his life depended on it.

    Out of that list, probably Tendulkar, but if I end up voting it'll be for Hayden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfdu_ben91 View Post
    Notice how all options are players that averaged over 50 with the bat (Barring Chris Martin)? Bopara couldn't get a 50 in an Ashes series if his life depended on it.

    Out of that list, probably Tendulkar, but if I end up voting it'll be for Hayden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    No kidding?

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    Andy, please add the other options to the poll. I'll then consider you the best mod above Jack.

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