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    Battle of the Worst Cricketer

    Inspired by a thread in Off Topic, I was wondering who was the worst test cricketer?

    But it would be too easy to name people who were called up for a match or two and then sank without trace, or people who played for minnow teams in their early years when they weren't yet test class; and surely there are people from the ancient days whose records are truly atrocious -- trawling StatsGuru for random names would be too easy.

    So, out of the cricketers who established themselves in a competitive team and who enough of us have actually watched, who was the worst?

    So, some parameters:

    Played since 1970 -- that should mean that we aren't going purely by StatsGuru, there will be people here who saw them play

    Played a minimum of 10 test matches, (20 for Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, who were all minnows at some stage during this timeframe)

    Usual Battle rules: nominations, seconded (nominate as many as you like: seconded names go into the battle)

    Deadline for nominations: three days from this post? First battle start Tuesday

    Anyone in?

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    Postpone this till after the other battle imo so we have something else to do when that one is over

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    Can we change the criteria to 10 international matches played? That opens the field up to all sorts of completely arse cricketers like Albie Morkel who play the specialist number 8/5th bowler position with such distinction in limited overs cricket.

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    If GF's broadened parameters are accepted:

    Tony Dodemaide
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    Just look at the West Indies over the past 10 years. Gotta be some fine candidates there
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    Yeah Devon Smith for a start, the fact he qualifies three times over is the worst thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Postpone this till after the other battle imo so we have something else to do when that one is over
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