(Haven't we been down this road before Monk?)
Fred Spofforth, 'The Demon Speaks'The figures Sir Home Hordon has shown me of what Grace did in matches against me, 37 innings, 1042 runs, 28.16 average, considerably less than his general average, hears out my theory that I never had any particular difficulty in getting him out. I clean bowled him seven times, ACM Croome says that WG told him that on any wicket he never knew when I should bowl him. This may have been due in part to my artfulness......
Haha, I need more sleep.
Another option (possibly belongs in the romantic 11) might be to replace one of the Spinners with Bill Johston as he bowled both pace an spin. Gives you 4 pace bowlers or 2 spinners as required + the left hand variation.
Wisden - Bill Johnston
Johnston is probably the most underrated and overlooked great Aussie bowler.
I've gushed over him many times on CW - a wonderful bowler.
And consider this. Below is a list of Australians who have averaged more than 100 with the bat on a First Class tour of England:
According to the Wisden article, the 100+ average was a little contrived, but a lot of fun for those involved.
Just seamed to me an attack of
Pace: Lillee, McGrath, Miller, Johnston WA
Spin: Warne, Johnston WA
is a bit better balanced than the alternatives
So which player was the best combination of Batsman/ All Rounder and Slip Fielder:
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Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2
Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4
Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2
Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3
He was also exceptional at second slip, his slip fielding is greatly under rated and was equally important as his bowling.
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