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    I believe so - there are some common names there:

    Washington
    Adams
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    Madison
    Monroe
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    Tyler
    Polk
    Taylor
    Fillmore
    Pierce
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    Wilson
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    Truman
    Eisenhower
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    Are there really 12 decent cricketers among those surnames? I have my doubts.

    Therefore, could be unfair to certain participants. I hate to think that someone would end up with an off-spinner from the Local Pub Second XI because they had no choice.

    Also, Truman is the wrong spelling. How pedantic are we?
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    Also, already chosen my female cricketer.

    No one touch my women!

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    Guess this guy is a chance for the USA president's clause...


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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Are there really 12 decent cricketers among those surnames? I have my doubts.

    Therefore, could be unfair to certain participants. I hate to think that someone would end up with an off-spinner from the Local Pub Second XI because they had no choice.

    Also, Truman is the wrong spelling. How pedantic are we?
    Not pedantic about spelling, I say.

    Johnson, Taylor, Truman and Jackson all have players, but I think we should do first names of the cricketer as well - that includes Arthur and Garfield as well without checking.

    If someone could make a list tonight of possible players, it would really help me - unfortunately I'm out all of tonight and most of tomorrow - if not I'll do it tomorrow night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Guess this guy is a chance for the USA president's clause...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Not pedantic about spelling, I say.

    Johnson, Taylor, Truman and Jackson all have players, but I think we should do first names of the cricketer as well - that includes Arthur and Garfield as well without checking.

    If someone could make a list tonight of possible players, it would really help me - unfortunately I'm out all of tonight and most of tomorrow - if not I'll do it tomorrow night.
    I think if you change the clause to-

    "Player shares a first or last name with a USA president",

    it'll be a lot simpler, but still challenging enough.

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    Reckon the next draft should be to pick a seven-a-side team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    I think if you change the clause to-

    "Player shares a first or last name with a USA president",

    it'll be a lot simpler, but still challenging enough.
    That would work - easily?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    kingkallis - Select a batsman who played his highest amount of innings in a spot from 1-6 who was dismissed by Warne/Muralitharan
    Just to clarify one more....does the batsman need to have been dismissed by both Warne and Murali; or one of Warne/Murali?

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    I recommend that proof be submitted when the player is selected - eg. appropriate scorecard.

    You can't just say: 'Dismissed by Murali - WG Grace'

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    Why would you make a pool of potential players? Half the effort is doing the groundwork yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Final clause list

    watson - boxing day century scorer (MCG)
    Cevno - played FC cricket with a team starting with G (test player)
    Blakus - select a player who has not been selected in both previous drafts
    AZH - someone who clean bowled Bradman in tests
    Himannv - test debut before WWII
    kyear - played test cricket in WI, England and Australia (other countries permitted too)
    Monk - select a player with a test batting average of between 25 and 40
    Eds - Select a player to debut post-WWII
    Michael - Shares a surname with a US president/vice president
    Jager - select a female test cricketer
    Marcuss - Select a player dismissed as part of a test cricket hat-trick
    kingkallis - Select a batsman who played his highest amount of innings in a spot from 1-6 who was dismissed by Warne/Muralitharan
    Just to clarify:

    Watson's Clause: Select a player who has scored a century during a Boxing Day Test Match at the MCG - Not just on December 26th.

    (Although, now that I think about it, it is possible that there could be 12 good batsman who have scored a century on Day 1 of the Boxing Day Test. But let's not go there unless someone is desperate for homework)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Why would you make a pool of potential players? Half the effort is doing the groundwork yourself.
    I agree.

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    Going with Jager's interpretation of my clause I'll take Garfield Sobers - Shares name with US President as my first selection

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