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)
Thought I could get Houghton, shattered.
Changing to Fawad Alam, FC average of 57 says something, plus test average of 41 with a big ton on debut.
1. Barry Richards
2. Vijay Merchant
3. Viv Richards
4. Stan McCabe
5. Mohammad Azharuddin
6. Fawad Alam
7. Godfrey Evans
8. Gubby Allen
9. Shane Warne
10. Andy Roberts
11. Glenn McGrath
Last edited by Jager; 17-03-2013 at 02:23 AM.
Oh for a strong arm and a walking stick
Now, my strangest draft selection so far- Wayne Phillips, using the highest score on debut clause. Will be my keeper, and also a very good batsman to have at 7 or 8.
1. Arthur Morris
2. Saeed Anwar
3. Clem Hill
4. Greg Chappell
5. Wally Hammond
6. Clive Lloyd *
7. Kapil Dev
8. Wayne Phillips +
9. Alan Davidson
10. Allan Donald
11. Clarrie Grimmett
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
Loved watching Wayne Phillips bat in the 80s as he had effortless timing.
Besides Hendriks I also had the following players penciled in;
Romesh Kaluwitharana (good keeper and ODI pinch hitter)
David Bairstow (Yorkshire captain and deputy to Bob Taylor/Alan Knott)
Dennis Gamsy (Natal's keeper and deputy to Dennis Lindsay)
Ashley Mallett (vastly under-rated Aussie spinner)
Darren Gough (under-rated English quick)
Andrew Hudson (tough SA opening bat)
Lala Amarnath (Indian Pre-War Captain and all-rounder)
Last edited by watson; 17-03-2013 at 03:17 AM.
Could have slotted in as a keeper, middle order bat or opener. Preferred the better keeper though considering my batting strength and the presence of Stewart.
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
Yeah Darren Gough was the one I had in mind for Howe_zat. I also found Jack Iverson, who never surpassed 1 not out. Would of been an amusing selection
I also had Tich Freeman (English leggie from the 20's) and Jack Hearne (pre-war medium pacer with tremendous FC stats)
Last edited by Blakus; 17-03-2013 at 03:15 AM.
Going to be interesting to see if the teams with one obvious weaklink but very good everywhere else will go well in the voting.
BIG BASH TIPPING CHAMPION OF THE WORLD
Voting thread will be up tonight unless a majority of people want the extra round with no clause, in order to even up the advantage.
No, I based my strategy on the assumption that we were only using the clauses listed.
I let a lot of Gold Tier players go in choosing Hendricks during R3 because I thought that Dan might pick him in R4. So, I'm in a similar situation.
Hence, those of us who pre-planned our stategy early in the Draft will be unfarely 'punished' by a twelve round IMO.
I love my team even if nobody else does
Appreciate Swanneh For The Genius He Is.
Bore off, seriously.
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