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    Pre-War Cricket Draft

    Well, as far as I'm aware this draft has never been done. The idea should be fairly obvious from the thread title (Test cricketers from 1877-1939), however a couple of clarifying points to make:

    1. Only players who had played more than 50% of their career before World War II will be allowed (this does mean that such luminaries as Hutton and Compton will sadly have to miss out).
    2. Although obviously there was less test cricket around during this time, I still think it is fair that only test players get taken into account (although I won't place limits on number of test matches played).

    Hopefully, if there's anyone that actually wants to do this, this could be an interesting draft, I feel. I'm hoping for 8-10 participants, ideally.
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    Unusual. I'm in.
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    Excellent idea. Can we do this after a few days? (maybe a month) ...as there are already 2 drafts up and running...
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    Like the idea. I think Bradman would have to be banned though. Normally I'd be against it, but I can't help but feel that whoever gets him would get an automatic win. Less great to balance him out.

    Also I'm in


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    Another interesting format - I'll play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blakus View Post
    Like the idea. I think Bradman would have to be banned though. Normally I'd be against it, but I can't help but feel that whoever gets him would get an automatic win. Less great to balance him out.

    Also I'm in
    Yes, if the majority of the participants agree then certainly we should do that.

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    +! for banning Bradman

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    Never done one of these drafts before. But I'll give it a go. Count me in please

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    I'll have a go - support the Bradman embargo too

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    Weldone can you confirm if you are in or not? If so, we have 9. If not, we have 8. Ideally I'd like 10, so one or two more will do and then we can start.

    I shall confirm that we will indeed have an embargo on Bradman, because otherwise the person who gets to go first in the opening round will be at a massive advantage.

    The draft shall have 12 rounds - 11 for player selection (I've decided on no 12th man) and then a 12th round for ground selection. The order will be randomised at the beginning of every odd-numbered round, and the reverse order for the even-numbered rounds, as per the tradition.

    I reckon this could be a good draft, some top-class posters involved. (And me haha! )

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    In - I'll go with the majority with concern to Bradman.

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    In. Also support the Bradman concern.

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    OK Gentlemen, we have our ten participants. No more entries from now on, I'm sorry to say.

    I'll sort out orders for the first round tommorrow morning.

    NB NO Bradman.

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