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    If Len Hutton bats himself at No.5 and Maurice Leyland one spot higher at No.4 in his ATG England Team to play Keith Miller's ATG Aussie Team - then that's good enough for me.

    01. Bob Simpson
    02. Bill Lawry
    03. Charles Macartney
    04. Maurice Leyland
    05. Bill Ponsford
    06.
    07. John Waite
    08. Ray Lindwall
    09. Bill Johnston
    10. Sydney Barnes
    11. Neil Adcock

    BTW Andy and KK seemed to have selected their respective wicket keepers rather too well
    "Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong" - Oscar Wilde

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    Did Miller have his own dream team?!
    Oh for a strong arm and a walking stick

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    Herbie Taylor: Nice pick Valer!

    He definitely featured on my short-list.
    Last edited by watson; 13-08-2012 at 11:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Did Miller have his own dream team?!
    Yes. I'll post the two teams when I get home to look them up again. Can't quite remember.


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    1.Bruce Mitchell
    2 Eddie Barlow
    3.Herbie Taylor
    4. Mahela Jayawardene
    5. Javed Miandad

    7 Andy Flower(Wk)
    Charlie Turner
    George Lohmann
    Muttiah Muralitharan
    Courtney Walsh

    12.7 year average (test) career. (Note time off reduces played time).

    Would you believe that was a spreadsheet assisted pick Watson?


    Almost tempted to pick my 12th man early to deny him to everyone who wants a spinner.

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    @watson cheers! I've always wanted to assemble a 'Miller and mates' XI - it was my theme idea for the theme draft - Larwood, Lindwall, O'Reilly and himself would make a fearsome bowling attack

    @Valer I tried to get Yousuf voodooed (at the same time, still delighted to get him) and was planning on picking up a new favourite player of mine in the reselection rounds, but it appears Marcuss is going to get him now

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    CricZo XI

    1. Len Hutton /
    2. Matthew Hayden /
    3.
    4. Everton Weekes /
    5. Doug Walters / o
    6. Trevor Goddard / o (4)
    7. Andrew Flintoff o / (3)
    8. Jeff Dujon +
    9. Hedly Verity o (5)
    10. Waqar Younis o (2)
    11. Dennis Lillee o (1)
    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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    Dujon is a good keeper to get IMO. What happened to your usual tendency to pick Marsh kk?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Did Miller have his own dream team?!
    In 1977 Ian Woolridge records how Len Hutton and Keith Miller were asked-
    'to choose their strongest All-Time XIs to represent their respective countries in a mythical Test. Each was asked to pick themself.'
    The venue was to be the MCG. Here is what they came up with;

    Len Hutton's XI
    01. Jack Hobbs
    02. Herbert Sutcliffe
    03. Walter Hammond
    04. Maurice Leyland
    05. Len Hutton
    06. Frank Woolley
    07. Les Ames
    08. George Hirst
    09. Wilfred Rhodes
    10. Harold Larwood
    11. Sydney Barnes


    Keith Miller's XI
    01. Charles Bannerman
    02. Victor Trumper
    03. Don Bradman
    04. Bill Ponsford
    05. Stan McCabe
    06. Keith Miller
    07. Monty Noble
    08. Ray Lindwall
    09. Don Tallon
    10. Bill O'Reilly
    11. Clarrie Grimmett

    Source: 'The Picador Book of Cricket', pages 424-27: Ashes Dream Teams (1977)

    Note: Keith Miller didn't specify the batting order for Miller, Noble, Lindwall or Tallon. However, the order above is my best guess after 'reading between the lines'.

    The only really dubious selections in my opinion are George Hirst and Charles Bannerman. All the other players have very good cases for being chosen. Even if you disagree.
    Last edited by watson; 14-08-2012 at 02:46 AM.

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    What about my 8/9 ones?

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    1. Barry Richards
    2. Sid Barnes
    3. Ricky Ponting *
    4.
    5. Lindsay Hassett
    6. Tony Greig
    7. Les Ames
    8. Malcom Marshall
    9. Alec Bedser
    10. Ian Bishop
    11. Jim Laker
    Aus. XI
    Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2


    W.I. XI
    Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4

    S.A. XI
    Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Waite+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

    Eng. XI
    Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    What about my 8/9 ones?
    I realised it would be quite unfair not to contest them

    I can only process one player for you per sequence, so you'll need to give me another two picks - one for R10 and one for R11 which will start as soon as Blakus gets back to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Himannv View Post
    Dujon is a good keeper to get IMO. What happened to your usual tendency to pick Marsh kk?
    Tired of picking him in every draft

    And yeah Dujon is a better keeper + better batsman as well

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    Happy to get Denis Lindsay the man in crisis

    1. Graham Gooch
    2. Arthur Morris
    3. Viv Richards
    4. Jacques Kallis
    5. Neil Harvey
    6.
    7. Denis Lindsay+
    8. Wilfred Rhodes
    9. Peter Pollock
    10. Fazal Mahmood
    11. Joel Garner
    Originally Spoken by Brendon McCullum
    You have got to earn the right to be aggressive.

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    Happy to get Denis Lindsay the man in crisis
    Poor Denis. Sounds like he needs a Bex and good lie down.



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