Fred Spofforth, 'The Demon Speaks'The figures Sir Home Hordon has shown me of what Grace did in matches against me, 37 innings, 1042 runs, 28.16 average, considerably less than his general average, hears out my theory that I never had any particular difficulty in getting him out. I clean bowled him seven times, ACM Croome says that WG told him that on any wicket he never knew when I should bowl him. This may have been due in part to my artfulness......
I'll have a look at that SR list when I get longer than a spare minute.
Super solid, dour opening pair. L/R combination
Genuine aggressive number 3 with high average.
Stonewaller at 4 to bat around.
Compton and May as "dashers" or "forcing batsmen" at 5/6.
A genuine bowling allrounder in the correct spot (7). High quality pace bowler.
A real wicketkeeper.
Left arm pace variation from Davo, lower order hitting.
Top quality spinner.
Express pace from Typhoon.
There are a few perception busting SRs in your list Jager.
I would never thought that Warren Bardley would be an attacking batsman - but a SR of 58.37 and an average of 40.47 on uncovered pitches makes him a very handy left-handed opener. Must remember that for future drafts. Same goes for thh South Africans Dudley Nourse and Aubrey Faulkner. Surprise.
I think that Botham, Woolley, Lara and Gregory all sitting at bang on 60 has a poetic ring about it.
I reckon it's probably overkill having him come in at 6 but I don't really have much choice as the others all pick themselves in their respective slots.
Or do you think that Imran, Tyson, Davidson, and Underwood is enough to bowl out the opposition on their own, and therefore a 5th bowler is superfluous. A fair enough assumption.
Compton was quite a handy chinaman bowler but didn't exactly take it too seriously
He bowled left-handed? I didn't know that.
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