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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyZaltzHair View Post
    I read this guy Herbie Taylor made all of his runs in very tough pitches; that strike rate is amusing
    I think that they used rubber matting in South Africa when SF Barnes was bowling to him. All the batsman had a terrible time of it as a result. But Herbie Taylor seemed to have coped better than most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyZaltzHair View Post
    I read this guy Herbie Taylor made all of his runs in very tough pitches; that strike rate is amusing
    That SR is taken from an 6 ball sample though - not the most solid of statistics
    Oh for a strong arm and a walking stick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Didn't mean that in a rude way, by the way. You might find this interesting actually, gives us a good idea of what the oldies may have been like (although I always add 10 onto the strike rates of pre-ODI players if I am thinking about how they would bat now).

    Batting records | Test matches | Cricinfo Statsguru | ESPN Cricinfo
    I don't care if you are rude Jager. You can be as rude or as pleasant as you like as long as your arguments are sound and you obviously care about your cricket. It's not like you're my mother or anyone like that. It's the internet, not real life, if you get what I mean.

    I'll have a look at that SR list when I get longer than a spare minute.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Pretty dour team there Himannv, but no denying its strength. Imagine having to get Lawry, Hanif, Barrington and May out
    I'm a fan of players like Barrington who can bat all day and wear down opponents so you may see a bit of that in drafts I'm involved in. I like to have a solid top 6 generally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Himannv View Post
    01. Bill Lawry
    02. Hanif Mohammad
    03. George Headley
    04. Kan Barrington
    05. Dennis Compton
    06. Peter May
    07. Imran Khan*
    08. Godfrey Evans+
    09. Alan Davidson
    10. Derek Underwood
    11. Frank Tyson

    12. Bobby Peel

    Have been wondering whether to play Peel ahead of Underwood but I think I've got it right.
    This is a true ol' school test team I reckon.

    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.

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    May a dasher?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    May a dasher?
    Not? I defer to you then! What sort of batsman was he?

    For some reason I always imagined him as an English Doug Walters, but I am probably way off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Not? I defer to you then! What sort of batsman was he?

    For some reason I always imagined him as an English Doug Walters, but I am probably way off!
    A classical batsman with exceptional technique and defense - from a sample of 1691 balls his strike rate was 39.26

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    A classical batsman with exceptional technique and defense - from a sample of 1691 balls his strike rate was 39.26
    I don't really put too much stock into SR stats generally. Based on what I've read of him, he is consistent and prolific with the bat and has a perfect technique. He plays with a straight bat and has a complete range of strokes.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Himannv View Post
    I don't really put too much stock into SR stats generally. Based on what I've read of him, he is consistent and prolific with the bat and has a perfect technique. He plays with a straight bat and has a complete range of strokes.

    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.
    Nothing wrong with a bit of batting depth Himannv. But I'm wondering who your 5th bowler is? Did Compton bowl much spin? I'm trying to remember.

    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.

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    Compton was quite a handy chinaman bowler but didn't exactly take it too seriously

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    He bowled left-handed? I didn't know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Nothing wrong with a bit of batting depth Himannv. But I'm wondering who your 5th bowler is? Did Compton bowl much spin? I'm trying to remember.

    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.
    Usually when deciding on a draft team I tend to target four main bowlers. If all four are what I would consider as world class, I don't bother much about the 5th bowler, as is the case in this instance. Of course, I'm not averse to having an allrounder in there if I'm lucky enough to snag one.

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    Enjoyed this vid of Peter May few weeks back- Peter May 113 vs Australia- 2nd Test 1958/59 ASHES Melbourne - YouTube



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