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    I think the problem with Bradman in drafts is more the perception than the reality when it comes to voting. As soon as someone sees Bradman in a team that'll dispel any qualms they have with the quality of its batting, and it also opens up the opportunity to play five specialist bowlers and/or a specialist wicket keeper. It's hard to mentally compare two teams in your head, let alone eight or whatever at once, so Bradman affects everyone's judgement more than he probably should. It's more of an unfair perceived advantage than an unfair advantage, but when you decide the winner based on a 'panel of experts' as you like to put it, then he does become a problem. He's also by far the most unique cricketer; even if one wanted to make the argument that Sobers was better than Bradman, the likes of Miller and Kallis are a lot closer to matching Sobers than anyone would be to matching Bradman's specific role. Same goes for Hadlee and Procter for the Imran claim, and Sangakkara for the Gilchrist claim.
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    R1

    Michaelf7777777 - Garry Sobers (shares a name with a USA President)
    watson - Wally Hammond (bowled Bradman)
    kyear2 - Malcolm Marshall (played cricket in Aus, Eng & WI)
    Jager - Imran Khan (played cricket in Aus Eng & WI)
    Cevno -
    Himannv -
    Eds -
    Blakus -
    AndyZaltzHair -
    Marcuss -
    Monk -
    kingkallis -






    Clauses Used

    1. Boxing day century scorer (MCG)


    2. Played FC cricket with a team starting with G (test player)


    3. Select a player who has not been selected in both previous drafts


    4. Someone who clean bowled Bradman in tests
    -watson

    5. Test debut before WWII


    6. Played test cricket in WI, England and Australia (other countries permitted too)
    -Kyear2
    -Jager


    7. Select a player with a test batting average of between 25 and 40


    8. Select a player to debut post-WWII


    9.Shares a surname with a US president/vice president
    -Michaelf7777

    10. Select a female test cricketer


    11. Select a player dismissed as part of a test cricket hat-trick


    12. Select a batsman who played his highest amount of innings in a spot from 1-6 who was dismissed by Warne/Muralitharan



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    Last edited by Monk; 16-09-2012 at 12:27 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    I thought we'd go the surname of the president can match up to either the first or last name of the player - reasonable?
    Maybe my cricket knowledge is lacking, but I'm struggling to come up with a list of decent cricketers based on the Surname only of the USA Presidents.

    If you think that there is a list of decent cricketers then just tell me to try harder
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    Eaaaaaasily enough - just checked myself, plenty of recognizable names there too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Eaaaaaasily enough - just checked myself, plenty of recognizable names there too!
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    One of the names has 16 correlating test players on its own - I stopped searching after that.

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    Are we fine with the President/Cricketer name match being one letter off? Is that the limit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eds View Post
    Are we fine with the President/Cricketer name match being one letter off? Is that the limit?
    So long as they're the same word - no Bush-Push sort of things, Truman to Trueman is okay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    So long as they're the same word - no Bush-Push sort of things, Truman to Trueman is okay
    My gut feeling is that this President name thing could get controversial unless we stick to proper spelling. Jager could end up adjudicating on some weird names when he shouldn't have to.

    Let's face it - Trueman is no more Truman than Jager is Gager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    My gut feeling is that this President name thing could get controversial unless we stick to proper spelling. Jager could end up adjudicating on some weird names when he shouldn't have to.

    Let's face it - Trueman is no more Truman than Jager is Gager.
    Either spelled the same or pronounced the same.

    Make it simple, and make it Jager's call if controversial. I'm happy with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Either spelled the same or pronounced the same.

    Make it simple, and make it Jager's call if controversial. I'm happy with that.

    Cevno is on the clock...
    What about singular and plurals? Are we going to allow the subtraction or addition of the letter S to a name?

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    So we are going with Player has to share first/last name with a US president's last name?

    Also, not to sound sexist but would be interesting to see if anyone has the female test cricketer in their 11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevno View Post
    So we are going with Player has to share first/last name with a US president's last name?

    Also, not to sound sexist but would be interesting to see if anyone has the female test cricketer in their 11.
    Perhaps we should make it essential to have them in the XI, otherwise I'd hazard a guess they would be relegated to 12th man

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    Btw, Thanks to Marcuss for filling in for me in the last leg of this. Did a terrific effort, tstl.



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