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    Athol Rowan was a pretty special bowler by all accounts, and as Hutton averaged 54 in the 15 Tests he played against he, I don't think that's indicative of a weakness - certainly in his autobiography Hutton conceded that Rowan was second only to Laker amongst off-spinners, and he didn't mention having particular problems with that type of bowler ...... although perhaps he wouldn't!

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    Hobbs and Hutton are obvious choices for me.
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    Hobbs
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    By a distance... would probably be my openers in a World ATG XI too


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    Voting seems to be slowing down and we seem to have a consensus, ready to move on to #3 or are we giving it some more time?
    Aus. XI
    Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2


    W.I. XI
    Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4

    S.A. XI
    Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Waite+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

    Eng. XI
    Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3

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    Out of respect I am going for

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    And as his partner I am just closing my eyes and keeping my finger on one of the three top contenders hobbs, hutton and sutcliffe. And it is,

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    Just a question...


    The number 3 for Australia was clear cut. I view it as a specialist position, but it might be trickier for England.

    Should we have a list of middler order options (#3 - #6) to choose from, and go with the four who get the most votes, or should we have a vote for #3, and then vote for the #4 - #6 positions?

    I'm thinking the former, but open to suggestions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Just a question...


    The number 3 for Australia was clear cut. I view it as a specialist position, but it might be trickier for England.

    Should we have a list of middler order options (#3 - #6) to choose from, and go with the four who get the most votes, or should we have a vote for #3, and then vote for the #4 - #6 positions?

    I'm thinking the former, but open to suggestions...
    Pick the opening bowlers next, and then the wicket keeper - allows people to make a more informed choice than picking the whole team in batting order

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    Select the number three and then the rest of the middle order.

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    I reckon select the keeper next and then the 4 bowlers.

    This is because one of the major issues in selecting an ATG England team is Ian Botham.

    Do you bat Botham at No.6, No.7, or No.8 ?
    This will depend somewhat on who the wicket-keeper is, and what their skills are like with the bat.

    Should Botham be one of the 3 frontline pacemen, or the 5th bowler who bats at No.6 ?

    Do you drop Botham and go for a real batsman at No.6 and be happy with Hammond as the 5th bowler?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Pick the opening bowlers next, and then the wicket keeper - allows people to make a more informed choice than picking the whole team in batting order
    This.
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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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    Sutcliffe schmutcliffe. The only ATG bowlers in Tests he ever had to face were Gregory and McDonald. Same applies to Hobbs. FTBs both, would cop the Hayden/Kallis treatment on this forum if either played today.

    Hutton and Boycott. Played in eras of terrifying attacks, dreadful wickets and more often than not as the lone great batsman of their respective Test teams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy View Post
    Sutcliffe schmutcliffe. The only ATG bowlers in Tests he ever had to face were Gregory and McDonald. Same applies to Hobbs. FTBs both, would cop the Hayden/Kallis treatment on this forum if either played today.

    Hutton and Boycott. Played in eras of terrifying attacks, dreadful wickets and more often than not as the lone great batsman of their respective Test teams.
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