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    Wilfred Rhodes and Jim Laker.
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    One specialist seamer, Botham, Barnes and two spinners would certainly be an oddly balanced bowling attack. I can see where the motivation to play Rhodes comes from though; Botham and Knott at 6 and 7 is comparatively weak compared to what the other sides will come up with, so to have a tail without a bowling allrounder in it as well would really make for a weak bottom half of the batting lineup. That's actually the main reason I picked Briggs originally (before changing), although I tend to rate his batting a bit higher than most anyway.
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    Tyson, coz the fiery combination with trueman,would be some sight
    Laker, coz a world-class offie would provide great variety to the attack

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    Going to go with

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    But I think the tail is too long. Almost went with Rhodes for his batting.
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    Laker & Larwood for me.

    Lol would be a more than capable #8. Averaged a tick under 20 with the bat and had 3 FC tons.
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    Rhodes, Tyson

    Extra batting of Rhodes, and Tyson gives you a genuinely quick bowler. Was tempted to go for two spinners, with Hammond as back-up, but decided against it, also thought of throwing Flintoff in there and then Underwood, ideally I wouldn't have had Botham in the last pick though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Verity + Larwood
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    It's the wisdom of crowds and all, but IMHO Botham at #6 looks like overkill on the bowling front with Hammond's decent seam, the not dire leggies of Kenny Barrington and the good-enough-to-take-a-test-Michelle Chinamen of Compton to call on too.

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    More I look at it the more I agree with that, especially considering Knott was picked to make the most of any chances. That said I'll still add in someone who definately has both disciplines on his CV.

    Will change my vote to Hedley Verity and WG Grace please

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    It's the wisdom of crowds and all, but IMHO Botham at #6 looks like overkill on the bowling front with Hammond's decent seam, the not dire leggies of Kenny Barrington and the good-enough-to-take-a-test-Michelle Chinamen of Compton to call on too.
    Yeah; part of me regrets voting for Botham, especially since I don't rate him as highly as most. It just seemed silly to leave him out though. My Prior vote is starting to look better now though..

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    Howe says good things.

    WG Grace and Jim Laker.
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    Someone wake me up if the Grace movement takes off enough to actually be realistically worth voting for. I'd be keen to get in on that but given I already spent an opener vote and a middle order vote on it, I feel I've done my part as far as principle votes go for the great man.

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    Joining the bandwagon. Grace and Laker
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    This English top three are cornflakes. They're not the most exciting thing out but they're pretty effective. Then the middle order are the sugar. Would be too much on their own but added to the cornflakes they add some much needed interest

    When KP returns he will be the banana..

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    WG Grace and Hedley Verity

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    Larwood and Verity

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