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;
And Amla's recent triple century;
Last edited by watson; 25-08-2012 at 04:28 AM.
“I'm writing a book on magic”, I explain, and I'm asked, “Real magic?” By real magic people mean miracles, thaumaturgical acts, and supernatural powers. “No”, I answer: “Conjuring tricks, not real magic”. Real magic, in other words, refers to the magic that is not real, while the magic that is real, that can actually be done, is not real magic.”
― Lee Siegel, 'Net of Magic: Wonders and Deceptions in India'
I hope everyone takes the same attitude when judging WG Grace. **** him, dire bowling average and the batting wasn't much cop.
Needed to join a gym as well...
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Scorecard Draft (2010) V Sehwag, D Amiss, D Bradman (c), C Cowdrey, P Umrigar, A Faulkner, R Marsh +, M Marshall, W Hall, M Hughes, B O'Reilly
Alphabetical Draft (2011) S Watson, G Kirsten, D Bradman (c), K Sangakkara +, C Cowdrey, K Pietersen, A Flintoff, M Marshall, B O'Reilly, F Trueman, T Alderman
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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.
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 05:29 AM.
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
No you're not
Disappointed with having no votes tbh - really don't think my team is the worst
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