Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 40

Thread: The Cricketweb Uncapped XI

  1. #1
    Cricket Web Staff Member fredfertang's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    It is a far far better place ............ etc etc
    Posts
    12,227

    The Cricketweb Uncapped XI

    The Cricketweb Uncapped XI

    The object of the exercise is to select a team from all those who have played the game, but never at Test level. Can anyone improve on Martin's selection?

  2. #2
    Global Moderator Teja.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    z
    Posts
    6,364
    Fantastic article as always, Mr Fertang.

    Bart King worth a shout, I reckon.
    Isnít it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? Ė Douglas Adams



    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    The reason people don't cheer for India is nothing to do with them being number one

    It's because Teja is a ****, FTR

  3. #3
    Hall of Fame Member Marcuss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Above you
    Posts
    15,639
    InbeforePriceEWSsaysLillywhite

  4. #4
    Cricket Web Staff Member gvenkat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,660
    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    The Cricketweb Uncapped XI

    The object of the exercise is to select a team from all those who have played the game, but never at Test level. Can anyone improve on Martin's selection?
    As I told you Martin. S.Sharath of India and Franklyn Stephenson of Windies are good candidates too.


  5. #5
    Cricket Web Staff Member fredfertang's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    It is a far far better place ............ etc etc
    Posts
    12,227
    I have two choices here Ganesh - the obvious one is to blame the omission of Stephenson on a senior moment and concede he's better than some of the choices I did make

    The other is to adopt my usual CW routine when I'm wrong and refuse to admit the mistake and come out with some spurious justification like "just because he was the last bloke to do the double doesn't mean much when he was bowling on that seamer's paradise that was Trent Bridge in 1988"

    As for Sharath I must confess to never having heard of him but a career average of over 50 shows he was a good player - is there a story there?

  6. #6
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    India
    Posts
    4,456
    A very well written and most informative article - I didn't even know five-six of those players before I read it.

  7. #7
    International Captain Migara's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Just under your skin
    Posts
    5,829
    Good article. But does this include players of minnow nations? Steve Tikolo is a good shout for a top class batsman, and Ceylon's Mahadevan Sathasivam dominated the international attacks during his day, and considered one of the better batsman of his era. Ryan ten Doschate, Hamid Hasan all have big shouts to be good bowlers. But it's difficult to get past some of the South Africans during the apartheid (Ex. Rice, Kirsten, Proctor, Bijil and Cook).
    Member of the Sanga fan club. (Ugh! it took me so long to become a real fan of his)

  8. #8
    Cricket Web Staff Member fredfertang's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    It is a far far better place ............ etc etc
    Posts
    12,227
    I didn't consider current players, on the rather tenuous basis that they might yet one day play a Test, but Tikolo would have to be a candidate once he did retire - great shame he never played County cricket - I would have loved to have seen him play outside ODI's

    As for the Sri Lankans I was going to mention Derrick de Saram before I remembered Goonesena - I know Sathasivam's name but other than that not a lot - I've also now remembered Clive Inman, he of the 11 ball 50, and Stanley Jayasinghe who both played in England in the 60s

  9. #9
    Cricket Web Staff Member gvenkat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,660
    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    I have two choices here Ganesh - the obvious one is to blame the omission of Stephenson on a senior moment and concede he's better than some of the choices I did make

    The other is to adopt my usual CW routine when I'm wrong and refuse to admit the mistake and come out with some spurious justification like "just because he was the last bloke to do the double doesn't mean much when he was bowling on that seamer's paradise that was Trent Bridge in 1988"

    As for Sharath I must confess to never having heard of him but a career average of over 50 shows he was a good player - is there a story there?

    Sharath was probably unlucky that his career coincided when the Fab Four of the Indian middle order Dravid, Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman was taking over Indian cricket. The sad part was he would always get selected to play the Rest of India team against the touring sides, would rack up some runs but find himself in the cold. In his case I think he was plain unlucky. Not sure if there was politics involved, could have been. But who would you replace from that batting line up?

    I remember him having a run in with Dominic Cork. He took him to the cleaners and Cork and him had a scuffle in one of those A team games I believe.

  10. #10
    International Coach HeathDavisSpeed's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Rummaging through Iain O'Brien's dustbins.
    Posts
    14,476
    Ken McEwan was the first thought that came to my mind. Good to see he's in there - he was brilliant for Essex.
    >>>>>>WHHOOOOOOOOOSHHHHHHH>>>>>>
    Fascist Dictator of the Heath Davis Appreciation Society
    Supporting Petone's Finest since the very start - Iain O'Brien
    Adam Wheater - Another batsman off the Essex production line
    Also Supporting the All Time #1 Batsman of All Time Ever - Jacques Kallis and the much maligned Peter Siddle.


    Vimes tells it how it is:
    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Heath worryingly quick.

  11. #11
    State Regular Maximus0723's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    921
    RtD
    Greatest Test XI::: S Gavaskar, M Hayden, D Bradman*, S Tendulkar, A Border, G Sobers, A Gilchrist, I Khan, S Warne, M Marshall, G McGrath
    Reserves: B Richards, V Richards, A Knott, M Muralitharan

    Greatest ODI XI::: A Gilchrist, S Tendulkar, R Ponting*, V Richards, M Dhoni, M Bevan, S Pollock, W Akram, S Warne, J Garner, M Muralitharan, A Donald
    Reserves: A deVilliars, B Lara, R Hadlee, S Warne

  12. #12
    Global Moderator Prince EWS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Moving to Somalia
    Posts
    43,739
    William Lillywhite sprung to mind immediately. Was the best bowler in the world throughout his career but never played a Test because they were after his time. His name actually belongs in that thread bagapath created about retiring the best ever. You could put Alfred Mynn forward for similar reasons.

    Excellent article anyway.
    ~ Cribbertarian ~

    Rejecting 'analysis by checklist' and 'skill absolutism' since December 2009

  13. #13
    Global Moderator Prince EWS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Moving to Somalia
    Posts
    43,739
    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    InbeforePriceEWSsaysLillywhite
    Ahh damn it.

  14. #14
    Request Your Custom Title Now! benchmark00's Avatar
    Tournaments Won: 1
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Is this CricketWeb's greatest poster in the short history of the forum?
    Posts
    37,156
    Jamie Siddons sprung to mind when I read the thread title, probably just because he played in the modern era.

    Class player, not sure how many claims he has to be in the side over the others, but still unlucky not to be capped at test level.
    Parmi | #1 draft pick | Jake King is **** | Big Bash League tipping champion of the universe
    Come and Paint Turtle
    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Kohli. Do something in test cricket for once please.

    Thanks.

  15. #15
    Request Your Custom Title Now! benchmark00's Avatar
    Tournaments Won: 1
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Is this CricketWeb's greatest poster in the short history of the forum?
    Posts
    37,156
    Top work again btw, 'Tangy.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. CricketWeb Hall of Fame
    By Marcuss in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 116
    Last Post: 29-07-2011, 06:39 AM
  2. Seeya Cricketweb
    By Mr Casson in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 29-06-2010, 05:29 AM
  3. Replies: 291
    Last Post: 30-01-2010, 04:34 PM
  4. And thanks to CricketWeb...
    By HeathDavisSpeed in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 10-07-2009, 04:07 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •