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    Same Numbers of Letters In Surname Teams

    Heard this game being played on the radio the other day in Rugby Union context and thought it might be a bit of fun on here with cricket players. They had to fill up a team entirely of players with a 4 letter last name. So the idea is to pick a number, and then find 11 players. I know this may get tricky with some subcontinent players - ie. is Imran Khan "Imran", or "Khan"?

    I'll stick with 4 letters in the last name.

    Let's see...

    David Boon
    Hashim Amla
    Younis Khan
    Brian Lara
    JF Reid
    Imran Khan
    JR Reid
    Moin Khan
    Shane Bond
    Wes Hall
    Bishan Bedi

    Great bowling attack with Bond, Hall, Khan, and Bedi (plus JR Reid the all rounder).

    Struggled to find 2 openers - thought of using Cook but then realised Boon did open for Australia (36 of his 107 games - average as opener 45.06), and thought Amla was a better option to open than Cook.

    Also thought of picking Lawrence Rowe to open - then found out he had an allergy to grass?!?!?
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    I will do with 6 letters... [ Recent players only ]

    Matthew Hayden
    Virender Sehwag
    Rahul Dravid
    Jacques Kallis
    Mohammad Yousuf
    Graham Thorpe
    Andrew Flower [ + ]
    Heath Streak
    Anil Kumble [ c ]
    Allan Donald
    Waqar Younis

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    Not sure Akram's allowed there!
    Replaced him with Streak

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    Barry Richards
    Sunil Gavaskar
    Viv Richards
    Greg Chappell
    A.B de Villiers
    Aubrey Faulkner
    Ray Lindwall
    Alan Davidson
    Jack Blackham+
    Malcolm Marshall
    Clarrie Grimmett

    Could have had Amarnath and Engineer in there as well..
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    1. GAVASKAR Sunil
    2. RICHARDS Barry
    3. RICHARDS Vivian
    4. CHAPPELL Greg
    5. FAULKNER Aubrey
    6. ENGINEER Farroukh
    7. LINDWALL Raymond
    8. MARSHALL Malcolm
    9. GRIMMETT Clarrie
    10. PRASANNA Erapalli


    I took Engineer ahead of Blackham and Oldfield as the keeper because of his superior battin g. He was a terrific keeper as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezroy View Post
    Let's see...

    David Boon
    Hashim Amla
    Younis Khan
    Brian Lara
    JF Reid
    Imran Khan
    JR Reid
    Moin Khan
    Shane Bond
    Wes Hall
    Bishan Bedi

    Great bowling attack with Bond, Hall, Khan, and Bedi (plus JR Reid the all rounder).

    Struggled to find 2 openers - thought of using Cook but then realised Boon did open for Australia (36 of his 107 games - average as opener 45.06), and thought Amla was a better option to open than Cook.

    Also thought of picking Lawrence Rowe to open - then found out he had an allergy to grass?!?!?
    Would have Les Ames or Wasim Bari to keep wickets ahead of Moin Khan. Also maybe consider Clem Hill and Chaminda Vaas? Interesting idea to draft a team though!

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    7 vs 8 would be a fantastic contest.

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    5 - got a bit desperate though.

    Hobbs
    Anwar
    Hunte
    Grace
    Lloyd
    Waugh
    Imran
    Knott
    Wasim
    Warne
    Waqar
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    Heh, I love quirky threads like these. They're what keeps CC interesting. Good job, Jezroy!

    A 5-letter side
    Jack HOBBS
    Graeme SMITH
    W.G. GRACE
    Martin CROWE
    Clive LLOYD (captain)
    Steve WAUGH
    Alan KNOTT (wicket-keeper)
    Wasim AKRAM
    Shane WARNE
    Frank TYSON
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    5 - got a bit desperate though.

    Hobbs
    Anwar
    Hunte
    Grace
    Lloyd
    Waugh
    Imran
    Knott
    Wasim
    Warne
    Waqar
    Imran, Wasim, Waqar are not surnames!

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    Here is one with SIX letters. The bowling would give sleepless nights to any batting side and they do bat deep

    1. HUTTON Len
    2. MANKAD Vinoo
    3. HARVEY Neil
    4. HAZARE Vijay
    5. SOBERS Gary
    6. FLOWER Andy (k)
    7. MILLER Keith
    8. HADLEE Richard
    9. LILLEE Dennis
    10. TURNER Charlie (CTB)
    11. BARNES Syd F

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    The 7-letter Ashes

    England
    Geoffrey BOYCOTT
    Andrew STRAUSS
    Walter HAMMOND
    Patsy HENDREN
    Denis COMPTON
    Maurice LEYLAND
    Alec STEWART (wicket-keeper)
    Harold LARWOOD
    Frederick TRUEMAN
    Brian STATHAM
    Alfred "Tich" FREEMAN

    Vs. Australia
    Ian REDPATH
    Victor TRUMPER
    Donald BRADMAN
    Doug WALTERS
    Archie JACKSON
    Lindsay HASSETT (captain)
    Jack GREGORY
    Hugh TRUMBLE
    Gil LANGLEY (wicket-keeper)
    BIll O'REILLY (I'm guessing he counts?)
    Glenn McGRATH

    Bloody hell, that was way harder than i thought it would be!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    5 - got a bit desperate though.

    Hobbs
    Anwar
    Hunte
    Grace
    Lloyd
    Waugh
    Imran
    Knott
    Wasim
    Warne
    Waqar
    Its a bit odd to have Hunte and Grace in the side and yet open with Anwar, no ?

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