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    Eds picks Ranji
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    Michael > Blakus > Andy
    Len Hutton - Jack Hobbs - Ted Dexter - David Gower - Walter Hammond - Frank Woolley - Ian Botham - Alan Knott - Hedley Verity - John Snow - Fred Trueman

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    Ian Healy for my next selection please

    Charter 77 So Far

    WG Grace
    Kumar Sangakarra
    Martin Crowe
    Steve Waugh (*)
    Keith Miller
    Ian Healy (+)
    Ray Lindwall
    Hugh Trumble
    Frederick Spofforth
    Jim Laker

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    Nice looking team there Michael. Glad that you went for Healy so as give Sanga a decent go with the bat. What's his post keeping average again - about 70 runs?


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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    I was going to pick Woolley and a keeper this time round, but since Peter May has magically lasted till R9-10 I can't resist him: Peter May & Frank Woolley.

    Watson's XI
    01. Barry Richards
    02. Bruce Mitchell
    03. Rohan Kanhai
    04. Greg Chappell
    05. Peter May
    06. Frank Woolley
    07. Mike Procter
    08. Richie Benaud
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    10. Wes Hall
    11. Curtly Ambrose
    Rotten, May was my planned pick
    Oh for a strong arm and a walking stick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Rotten, May was my planned pick
    He was my planned pick as well. I did think of taking Ranji as May was likely to be picked, but I've lost him as well.
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    Yes, Peter May was famous for being the best batsman in the whole world, slaughtering all bowlers with classic drives, cuts and pull shots, and generally pulverising the opposition into dust. Obviously several times better than Donald Bradman by a factor of 10.

    He's mine and you can't have him, so there.

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    Some do say greater than Hutton though.

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    Lost May, Walters & Clarke
    CricZo XI - Draft League

    Season 1 M Hayden, G Gooch, R Dravid, W Hammond, K Pietersen, G Sobers, R Marsh (wk), R Benaud (c), D Steyn, W Hall, N Adcock

    Season 2 J Hobbs, B Richards, D Boon, H Taylor, C Lloyd (c), A Stewart (wk), T Goddard, A Davidson, H Tayfield, C Ambrose, H Griffith

    Season 3 H Sutcliffe, M Hayden, I Chappell (c), G Pollock, A Faulkner, M Hussey, D Lindsay (wk), I Botham, A Kumble, M Marshall, D Lillee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Some do say greater than Hutton though.
    Really? That can't be. Where did you read that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    03. Rohan Kanhai
    04. Greg Chappell
    05. Peter May
    06. Frank Woolley

    This middle order. Thing of beauty.

    Almost as good as mine...

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    I know I'm prone to crap on a bit, and I have shown the following video before - but this square drive by Kanhai off Jeff Thomson is something special. It's very much stuck in my head, and for mine, the best shot I've seen on video;

    Rohan Kanhai v Aus ( 1975 World Cup Final ) - YouTube

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    John Waite to be my keeper

    1.Bill Ponsford
    2.Virender Sehwag
    3.Walter Hammond
    4.Everton Weekes
    5.Javed Miandad
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    7.John Waite+
    8.Shaun Pollock
    9.Fred Trueman
    10.Muttiah Muralitharan
    11.Courtney Walsh

    Feel very good about my team. Plenty of highly capable batsmen left

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    I know I'm prone to crap on a bit, and I have shown the following video before - but this square drive by Kanhai off Jeff Thomson is something special. It's very much stuck in my head, and for mine, the best shot I've seen on video;

    Rohan Kanhai v Aus ( 1975 World Cup Final ) - YouTube
    Kanhai is an absolute gun. I was intending to draft him in this draft (my theme was players I've loved/would have loved), but you got him first.

    Woolley was also on my shortlist. Chappell too, but it was a long shot that I'd have gotten him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Kanhai is an absolute gun. I was intending to draft him in this draft (my theme was players I've loved/would have loved), but you got him first.

    Woolley was also on my shortlist. Chappell too, but it was a long shot that I'd have gotten him.
    Harvey was on my shortlist too, but I got confused and thought that Jager had picked him. Hence Kanhai. In a way I'm glad as he fits into the existing middle-order very well. Besides, numbers wise, there's nothing between the two batsman as the following study indicates;

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