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    I'm going to do some advertising. Here is some excellent colour footage of Wes Hall in action (see 2 & 4 minute marks) at Lords against England.

    Note the 'Bodyline' fields for both Wes Hall and Fred Trueman (see 5 & 8 min 30 sec mark). The pitch must have been a really quick one;

    Selected Originals - QUEEN AT LORDS - Technicolor - British Pathé
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    PRE WWI
    Grace-Trumper-Hill-Taylor-Ranjitsinhji-Faulkner-Noble-Lilley-Turner-Richardson-Barnes
    PRE WWII
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    POST WWII
    Hutton-Simpson-Kanhai-Pollock-Harvey-Sobers-Waite-Benaud-Davidson-Lindwall-Trueman
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    Gavaskar-Greenidge-Richards-Chappell-Lloyd-Botham-Imran-Knott-Lillee-Holding-Underwood
    MODERN ERA
    Hayden-Langer-Ponting-Tendulkar-Lara-Kallis-Gilchrist-Marshall-Warne-Ambrose-McGrath

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    Jager's turn it is?
    Originally Spoken by Brendon McCullum
    You have got to earn the right to be aggressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    He's obvious if you think about it.

    Well I think he is, but then again my brain is a bit strange.

    (Think "Tyson" - and a bowling average only one run more than Marshall, Ambrose, or Garner, but better than Lillee, Donald and Steyn.)
    Will need this to be translated. Just worked 9 hours and played sport, brain not functioning
    Oh for a strong arm and a walking stick

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    Pretty sure he's talking about Johnny Wardle


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    I pick Johnny Wardle since I don't rate Briggs all that highly

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    btw Blakus you better be right

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    More this bloke really....

    THE FIRST TEST - British Pathé

    He at one end of the pitch, and Tyson at the other would be a frightening proposition for any opening batsman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    btw Blakus you better be right












    Still, Wardle is an excellent bowler

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    Going with one of my favorites, Hanif Mohammad; Frank Worrell to move at no 3 where he flourished too with a mammoth double ton. Flower to retain his place at no 5 to bring stability.

    1. Gordon Greenidge
    2. Hanif Mohammad
    3. Frank Worrell*
    4. Garfield Sobers
    5. Andrew Flower
    6. Doug Walters
    7. Farokh Engineer+
    8. Harold Larwood
    9. Hugh Tayfield
    10. Michael Holding
    11. Allan Donald

    12. Ted Dexter
    Last edited by AndyZaltzHair; 19-11-2012 at 08:23 AM.

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    Dexter vs Walters is an interesting one. I might have preferred Dexter instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Himannv View Post
    Dexter vs Walters is an interesting one. I might have preferred Dexter instead.
    Walters the better pick when it's for #6 IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Himannv View Post
    Dexter vs Walters is an interesting one. I might have preferred Dexter instead.
    This is a difficult one because Dexter was also successful at No.3 like Worrell with an average of over 50, so you could play;

    03. Dexter
    04. Worrell
    05. Flower
    06. Sobers

    OR

    03. Dexter
    04. Worrell
    05. Sobers
    06. Walters

    Spoilt for choice really.

    I think the latter seems more 'natural' and balanced but I have rational explanation for that other than it 'looks right'.
    Last edited by watson; 19-11-2012 at 12:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Walters the better pick when it's for #6 IMO.
    Just had a quick look at their records and I see your point.

    I would have suggested having Dexter at 3 but it's hard to fit everyone else into their ideal slots. So yeah, Walters does make sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    This is a difficult one because Dexter was also successful at No.3 like Worrell with an average of over 50, so you could play;

    03. Dexter
    04. Worrell
    05. Flower
    06. Sobers

    OR
    ,
    03. Dexter
    04. Worrell
    05. Sobers
    06. Walters

    Spoilt for choice really
    Sobers is probably the only one who can basically bat anywhere from 3 - 7. Flower has played his best cricket at 5, and as a specialist batsman I would probably have him in the side ahead of Dexter and Walters. Also Dexter seems to be predominantly a number 3 batsman. All things considered, he's probably made the right move.

    Personally I'd have liked to see Dexter in there, but he does cause a bit of a shuffle if he comes in.

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    Yeah you're probably right. It's just that I'm not used to seeing Worrell at No.3, so it feels a bit odd. No doubt I'll get over it though - 15 innings at 53.95 is quite soothing.

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    Last edited by watson; 19-11-2012 at 01:27 PM.



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