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    John Barton 'Bart' King

    1. C.B. Fry
    2. Denis Compton
    3. Charlie Macartney
    4. Everton Weekes
    5. Keith Miller*
    6. Neil Harvey
    7. Mike Procter
    8. Bart King
    9. Harold Larwood
    10. -+
    11. Subhash Gupte
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    Monk's 12 hours are up so I'll take Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji for my next pick

    Charter 77 so far

    WG Grace
    Barry Richards
    Graeme Pollock
    Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji
    John R Reid
    Warwick Armstrong (*)
    Denis Lindsay (+)
    Jack Gregory
    Learie Constantine
    Clarrie Grimmett
    Frederick Spofforth

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    Round Eleven:
    Monk
    Michael7777777 - KS Ranjitsinhji
    rvd619323 - Don Tallon
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    Round Twelve:
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    Michael7777777
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    I'll take Don Tallon as my selection, giving me a First XI of:

    1. C.B. Fry (6)
    2. Denis Compton (8)
    3. Charles Macartney (7)
    4. Sir Everton Weekes
    5. Keith Miller [c] (4)
    6. Neil Harvey
    7. Mike Procter (3)
    8. Don Tallon [+]
    9. J.B. 'Bart' King (1)
    10. Harold Larwood (2)
    11. Subhash Gupte (5)
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    Would play Tallon at 8, personally.
    Oh for a strong arm and a walking stick


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Would play Tallon at 8, personally.
    I probably should, yeah. Changed.

    Found this about King's batting, though:
    Though King focused on bowling throughout his career, he was also a very fine batsman. In 1905, he established a North American record batting record by scoring 315 at the Germantown Cricket Club. The following year, he scored 344 not out for Belmont against the Merion Cricket Club, setting a North American batting record which still stands. He scored 39 centuries in his North American career, and he topped 1,000 runs in six seasons. He took over 100 wickets in eight seasons, including a double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in four seasons. In his whole career, he scored 19,808 runs at an average of 36.47, and took 2,088 wickets at an average of 10.47. He took all 10 wickets in an innings on three occasions, and took 9 wickets in an innings five times. One of these occasions, in the Gentlemen of Ireland's first innings in 1909, was followed by a hat-trick in the second innings.
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    Good call IMO. I've read the same thing about King before, sounds a splendid batsman at the lower levels. I actually hadn't realised Tallon was robbed of so much opportunity by the war, he's a 'what could have been' with the bat in that regard. Still a great talent and IMO the just about the best gloveman you could choose.

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    1 Les Ames (Wk)
    2 Eddie Barlow (VC) (6)
    3 Wally Hammond (7)
    4 Frank Worrell (C)
    5 Eddie Paynter
    6 George Headly
    7 Aubrey Faulkner (5)
    8 Bill Lockwood (2)
    9 Fred Trueman (1)
    10 Bill O'Reilly (4)
    11 Bill Johnston (3)

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    Colin Bland

    Bulawayo-born Colin Bland will go down in cricket history as one of the greatest cover fielders. He combined speed, perfect balance and a quite exceptional throwing arm, and thrilled spectators and intimidated opposing batsmen in equal measure. Even in the modern era, when outstanding fielders are more commonplace, Bland would have stood out. He honed his skills by endless practice throwing at a single stump, and later on he used this to show off his skills to the public during team fielding sessions . Much as was the case with Jonty Rhodes in the 1990s, even if Bland did not perform with the bat, he was worth an extra 20-30 runs for his fielding alone. But he could bat, even if he was often undone by a tendency to try and loft the ball bacl over the bowler's head. In 1963-64 in Australia he scored 126 at Sydney, ending the series with 367 runs at 61.16, and followed with 207 runs at 69.00 in New Zealand. Against England in 1964-65 he was again at his best, hammering 144 at Johannesburg and his 572 runs came at 71.50. In England the following summer he made 906 runs, including 286 at 47.66 in the three Tests. On that tour, which was South Africa's last series against England for 29 years, Bland's fielding was a revelation wherever he went, and his run-outs of Ken Barrington and Jim Parks at Lord's turned the match. His Test career ended tragically at Johannesburg against Australia in 1966-67, when he crashed into a boundary fence while chasing the ball, badly damaging his left knee. In domestic cricket he was no less popular, and equally effective. In 1967-68 he smashed 197 in three hours for Rhodesia against Border in a low-scoring match on a poor wicket which highlighted his class. He was also a very useful medium-fast right-arm bowler who was probably underused.



    Abbott's ODI XI Who Never Played an ODI

    1. Victor Trumper
    2. Clyde Walcott (wk)
    3. 'Patsy' Hendren
    4. Archie Jackson
    5. Colin Bland
    6. Frank Woolley
    7. Monty Noble
    8. Richie Benaud (c)
    9. Ray Lindwall
    10. Alan Davidson
    11. CTB Turner
    Last edited by Monk; 14-07-2012 at 02:26 PM.

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    Wow I was just hoping somebody to pick Colin Bland! Great pick Monk

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyZaltzHair View Post
    Wow I was just hoping somebody to pick Colin Bland! Great pick Monk
    Cheers Andy. Seems like he had all the elements to be a great ODI player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    John Barton 'Bart' King
    This is a fascinating pick rvd. I'll admit I knew very little. It's not often someone from America is selected in a draft team.

    Bart King | United States of America Cricket | Cricket Players and Officials | ESPN Cricinfo


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    Some great choices there, informative

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    I was looking to pick up Bland as my 12th Man. Looks like I'm screwed when I play you guys then, with his propensity to run people out, and Compton's propensity to run his teammates out..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valer View Post
    1 Les Ames (Wk)
    2 Eddie Barlow (VC) (6)
    3 Wally Hammond (7)
    4 Frank Worrell (C)
    5 Eddie Paynter
    6 George Headly
    7 Aubrey Faulkner (5)
    8 Bill Lockwood (2)
    9 Fred Trueman (1)
    10 Bill O'Reilly (4)
    11 Bill Johnston (3)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Jackson a gun pick. Will be interesting to see how many Aussies are selected eventually- I'd imagine lots more than any other nation
    Eng 5
    SA 2
    WI 2
    Aus 2

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