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  • Jager

    6 33.33%
  • Monk

    3 16.67%
  • Himannv

    5 27.78%
  • Valer

    1 5.56%
  • watson

    3 16.67%
  • AndyZaltzHair

    4 22.22%
  • Blakus

    2 11.11%
  • Cevno/Marcuss

    9 50.00%
  • MrPrez

    0 0%
  • kyear2

    5 27.78%
  • Eds

    8 44.44%
  • kingkallis

    7 38.89%
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    International Debutant Jager's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    To say he's "by far" weaker than Hashim Amla and Ian Chappell is ludicrous
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Where's an explanation to your scoring method mate?

    So harsh on Jackson, could've been second to Bradman given a chance.
    The operative word is 'could've', which underscores the main point - we just don't know.

    8 Test matches and 70 First Class games with an average of 45 is too little to go on and in terms of 'longevity' makes him 'far weaker' relative to other ATG batsman. After all, there have been plenty of batsman who have promised much in the Test arena but failed to deliver. David Hookes springs to mind.

    Incidently, here is Ian Chappell scoring 192 against John Snow and co. in 1975;
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pETb3hYBNGk

    And Amla's recent triple century;
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ASY8...eature=related
    Last edited by watson; 25-08-2012 at 03:28 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    The operative word is 'could've', which underscores the main point - we just don't know.

    8 Test matches and 70 First Class games with an average of 45 is too little to go on. After all, there have been plenty of batsman who have promised much but failed to deliver. David Hookes springs to mind.
    Yep, and the fact that he tragically died young naturally makes people see him with rose coloured glasses.
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    I hope everyone takes the same attitude when judging WG Grace. **** him, dire bowling average and the batting wasn't much cop.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    I hope everyone takes the same attitude when judging WG Grace. **** him, dire bowling average and the batting wasn't much cop.
    Beard needed a trim too.

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    Needed to join a gym as well...
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    While we're on the topic of WG. Here is a fabulous CW thread (2009) with some super photo sequences that demonstrate his very sound technique;

    WG Grace - The Champion Cricketer

    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    While we're on the topic of WG. Here is a fabulous CW thread (2009) with some super photo sequences that demonstrate his very sound technique;

    WG Grace - The Champion Cricketer

    Enjoy!
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    No worries. Got plenty of time on my hands due to 'Atypical Pneumonia' - caused by a bug called 'Mycoplasma'. All I can say is thank God for erythromicin as it is currently working a treat.

    Anyway, I was particularly impressed with the photo-sequence of WGs back-foot defensive shot. Head was right over the ball, plus a very straight bat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post

    Anyway, I was particularly impressed with the photo-sequence of WGs back-foot defensive shot. Head was right over the ball, plus a very straight bat.
    Also that photo of front foot cover drive, amazing
    Last edited by AndyZaltzHair; 25-08-2012 at 04:21 AM.

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    Gotta ask the question though - How would that back-foot defence, and off-drive go against Malcolm Mashall and Ian Bishop at Lords in the 1980s?

    My gut feeling is a brisk 20-40 before getting caught on the fence at mid-wicket.

    What a shame we'll never know.
    Last edited by watson; 25-08-2012 at 04:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Gotta ask the question though - How would that back-foot defence, and off-drive go against Malcolm Mashall and Ian Bishop at Lords in the 1980s?

    My gut feeling is a brisk 20-40 before getting caught on the fence at mid-wicket.

    What a shame we'll never know.
    Yeah so many factors weigh in how a batsman from one era would face a bowler from another, almost impossible to take a guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    While we're on the topic of WG. Here is a fabulous CW thread (2009) with some super photo sequences that demonstrate his very sound technique;

    WG Grace - The Champion Cricketer

    Enjoy!
    Excellent thread and good read.
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    So what's the deal with tie breaks again? I'm currently tied with Valer for second last.

    Honestly though my dashing batting line-up would get me a couple more votes but looks like it was not to be

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    No you're not

    Disappointed with having no votes tbh - really don't think my team is the worst
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    Disclaimer: I am a biased South African. Anything I say is likely to have something in it that ultimately favours the Proteas.

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