If you haven't read this article in the Age,
I would suggest having a look at it.
The article does give:
1) Australian batting averages through ages
2) How the leading Australian batsmen performed relative to the rest of the Team.
One interesting character was William Murdoch (Contempory of WG Grace), Murdoch's
batting average of 32 was 48.6% higher than the rest of the Team (Note: SRT's
averaged 49.1% above the other Indian's). I would guess WG Grace might of been
similar for England
Grace was past his best by the time Test cricket started. Murdoch was a great player the best Aussie batsman until the golden age started. There is a book called the Top 100 and first XI circa 1987 where the authors choose an all time great Aust team by comparing the % of players made against their contemporaries.
I thought the process unfair against Bradman's peers, still was an interesting read
Of course my opinion of SRT would be the same as anyone else on here. It just gets a bit tiresome swatting off tiresome revisionists as they try and parlay a man with a 50s ave as the best ever and then resort to belittling someone with almost twice the average. Got to expect to single one out and give a little blowback every now and then.
You know Pakistani pals on other sites are convinced that Sehwag is a FTB
Whatever turns you on and if you don't have a life or anything else to do. But you likened yourself to Sehwag in your intro. So I guess you don't give a damn about yourself
Hey Archie; you mentioned Laurie Nash earlier. Do you have any idea how his career went after his last test in '37? I've heard he played well in Melbourne grade cricket and deserved selection for the state team on form but never got picked. Can you confirm that and relay his grade stats in say 1938 and 1939?
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