Wes Hall & Maurice Tate
Wes Hall & Maurice Tate
Last edited by Jager; 21-05-2012 at 10:32 AM.
Oh for a strong arm and a walking stick
Snow and Hall
Barnes in this match revealed himself once more as one of the most remarkable bowlers that this country has ever produced. He has a positively wonderful command of the leg break.... His great height makes it difficult for the batsman to follow the flight of the ball. He is useful on every kind of wicket, whereas few bowlers of his pace are able to bowl on a sticky wicket. - JACK HOBBS, 'My Cricket Memories' (1924)
Snow & Hall
How people are choosing Stewart over Dujon, Evans, Waite, Grout etc. is beyond me, to be honest.
Stewart as a keeper batsman is extremely over-rated. Russell was a far better keeper and not that much worse a batsman.
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Stewart playing as Wicketkeeper batmen averaged around 36, so he's a fair bit better than Russell in the batting stakes when keeping and he was excellent against some of the best fast bowlers around in the 90's. Sure Russell was the better keeper but Stewart wouldn't let you down.
I just thought looking at the batting line up we could do with the best bat who was decent enough with gloves so I went with the all rounder, rather than the specialist, I really rate Russell though and have picked him before.
Rev. Wes Hall
Am I seeing correct that arguably the greatest pure keeper of the modern era is still available.
Hutton* | Hobbs | Bradman | Richards^ | Tendulkar | Sobers5^ | Gilchrist+ | Khan3 | Marshall1 | Warne4^ | McGrath2
Sutcliffe | Gavaskar* | Headley | Chappell^ | Lara^ | Kallis5^ | Knott+ | Hadlee3 | Ambrose2 | Lillee1 | Muralitharan4
Greenidge | Richards^ | Ponting^ | Pollock | Hammond^ | Worrell5* | Waite+ | Akram3 | Steyn1 | Holding2 | O'Reilly4
Morris | Simpson^ | Sangakkara | Weekes^ | Border*^ | Walcott+ | Faulkner5 | Laker4 | Trueman1 | Garner3 | Donald2
"If that Swann lad is the future of spin bowling in this country, then we're ****ed." - Nasser Hussain, 1997.
So yeah, someone who you qualified as being roughly in the top 15 pure keepers hasn't been selected in the first 8 teams, not all of which would be suited to playing a pure keeper at all. That sounds entirely reasonable, no?
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