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    Have to say I'm more than happy with my XI so, on the basis that I reckon dear old Ollie might have a few muscle strains that keep him off the field for a time, that it is somehow appropriate that the man of the Centenary Test should be selected, and that with him and Colin Bland in the covers the oppo simply won't score any runs on the off side, its Arkle for me

    1.Trevor Goddard
    2. Colin Milburn
    3. Colin Bland
    4.Tom Graveney
    5.Collie Smith
    6.Tony Greig
    7.Farokh Engineer
    8.Jim Laker
    9. Alec Bedser
    10. Fred Trueman
    11. Fazal Mahmood

    Twelfthers Derek Randall

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    That 7 bowlers Fred, which has to be some kind of record.

    Did you deliberately pick 3 all rounders, or did you just the like players and it was some kind of coincidence?
    PRE WWI
    Grace-Trumper-Hill-Taylor-Ranjitsinhji-Faulkner-Noble-Lilley-Turner-Richardson-Barnes
    PRE WWII
    Hobbs-Sutcliffe-Bradman-Hammond-Headley-Macartney-Ames-Gregory-Larwood-O'Reilly-Grimmett
    POST WWII
    Hutton-Simpson-Kanhai-Pollock-Harvey-Sobers-Waite-Benaud-Davidson-Lindwall-Trueman
    PACKER ERA
    Gavaskar-Greenidge-Richards-Chappell-Lloyd-Botham-Imran-Knott-Lillee-Holding-Underwood
    MODERN ERA
    Hayden-Langer-Ponting-Tendulkar-Lara-Kallis-Gilchrist-Marshall-Warne-Ambrose-McGrath

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    1. Gordon Greenidge
    2. Barry Richards
    3. Mohinder Amarnath
    4. Seymour Nurse
    5. Graham Yallop
    6. Garry Sobers*
    7. Rod Marsh+
    8. Garth le Roux
    9. Vintcent van der Bijl
    10. Jeff Thomson
    11. Bhagwath Chandrasekhar

    12. Charlie Davis

    Pretty happy with my team, strong batting and bowling line ups, though le Roux and van der Bijl may be underrated here.
    ATG World XI
    1. J.B Hobbs 2. H. Sutcliffe 3. D.G Bradman 4. R.G Pollock 5. W.R Hammond 6. G.S Sobers 7. A.C Gilchrist 8. M.J Procter 9. M.D Marshall 10. S.K Warne 11. G.D McGrath

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    Just bagapath to pick and we're all done - apart from Howe of course who is currently over in the Footy Tipping thread. Perhaps Jimmy (or someone) can complete his team in one go after bagapath has made his final selection. Seems a shame to let Keith Miller go to waste.

    Must say I enjoyed seeing a lot of new players never selected before. Hopefully people will be brave enough to select them again in future Drafts.
    Last edited by watson; 15-04-2013 at 08:06 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Just bagapath to pick and we're all done - apart from Howe of course who is currently over in the Footy Tipping thread. Perhaps Jimmy (or someone) can complete his team in one go after bagapath has made his final selection. Seems a shame to let Keith Miller go to waste.

    Must say I enjoyed seeing a lot of new players never selected before. Hopefully people will be brave enough to select them again in future Drafts.
    I'll finish Howe's team off if he doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy101 View Post
    Indeed, it would be nice to scavenge his players, but would ruin the drafting process ultimately. So, now that we are nearing the close can some one please show me how to set up the upcoming poll asking everyone who they think has the best side? Cheers guys, it has been a great little exercise thus far, I only apologise for timing out on the odd occasion because this thing has been moving so quickly the past few rounds. Special thanks must go out to Watson who has been practically running the show.
    1. Start a New Thread
    2. Tick the box next to: 'Yes, post a poll with this thread'
    3. Type the number of poll options (12) in the box.
    4. Follow your nose.

    Note: We normally give 3 votes per voter, and allow everyone to see everyone elses votes. The Poll remains open for 7 days then the winner(s) is declared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    I'll finish Howe's team off if he doesn't.
    Seems good to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Just bagapath to pick and we're all done - apart from Howe of course who is currently over in the Footy Tipping thread. Perhaps Jimmy (or someone) can complete his team in one go after bagapath has made his final selection. Seems a shame to let Keith Miller go to waste.

    Must say I enjoyed seeing a lot of new players never selected before. Hopefully people will be brave enough to select them again in future Drafts.
    Me too, it is a great way to learn more about cricket in general. I've never looked closely at India's spinners before, or any South African from the apartheid era, apart from Pollock, Richards and Procter.

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    Feels like we've only just scratched the surface. Here are a few other teams that are made up entirely of leftovers that could give a few of our sides a run for their money...

    Pankaj Roy --------- John F Reid ----------- Hylton Ackerman
    Cyril Washbrook ----- Jimmy Cook (c) ----- Moshin Khan
    Peter Burge ------- Vijay Manjrekar --------- John Wright
    Mike Smith (c) ----- Majid Khan ----------- Peter Kirsten
    Duleep Mendis ----- Mike Gatting ----------- Larry Gomes
    Duncan Fletcher ----- Chandu Borde -------- Intikhab Alam (c)
    Paul Dujon (+) ----- Imitaz Ahmed (+) -------- Bruce Taylor
    Ian Johnson --------- Bapu Nadkarni -------- Wally Grout (+)
    Ashley Mallett --------- Lance Cairns -------- John Traicos
    Ray Illingworth ----- S Venkataraghavan ----- Vanburn Holder
    Richard Collenge ----- Pervez Sajjad ----- Khan Mohammad
    12th Keith Boyce 12th Keith Stackpole 12th Bob Woolmer
    Last edited by jimmy101; 15-04-2013 at 11:00 PM.

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    If I remember right, Saeed Ahmed was taken.
    CricZo XI - Draft League

    Season 1 M Hayden, G Gooch, R Dravid, W Hammond, K Pietersen, G Sobers, R Marsh (wk), R Benaud (c), D Steyn, W Hall, N Adcock

    Season 2 J Hobbs, B Richards, D Boon, H Taylor, C Lloyd (c), A Stewart (wk), T Goddard, A Davidson, H Tayfield, C Ambrose, H Griffith

    Season 3 H Sutcliffe, M Hayden, I Chappell (c), G Pollock, A Faulkner, M Hussey, D Lindsay (wk), I Botham, A Kumble, M Marshall, D Lillee

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingkallis View Post
    If I remember right, Saeed Ahmed was taken.
    You're right, he was taken late in the game. In his place then, someone who definately wasn't on my radar initially, the Zimbabwean born Duncan Fletcher

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    Not to mention the West Indian quicks Charlie Griffith and Roy Gilchrist who I thought were dead cert's before we started.

    Colin McDonald was also unlucky, and possibly the best batsman not selected because of the resistance he put up against Trueman, Hall, and Adcock/Heine. Indeed Adcock/Heine targeted his head during the 1957/58 series and reputedly gave him quite a beating, Still managed to average a creditable 44 for the 5 Tests though.
    Last edited by watson; 15-04-2013 at 11:06 PM.

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    Wow, can't believe that I also forgot Griffith and McDonald. If Howe-zat doesn't return would it be worth while entering this team into the fold?...(made up from Howe's original selections)

    Sid Barnes
    Cyril Washbrook
    Clyde Walcott (+)
    Ken Barrington
    Colin Cowdrey (c)
    Colin McDonald
    Keith Miller
    Charlie Griffith
    Intikhab Alam
    Erapalli Prasanna
    Bill Johnson
    12th Ray Illingworth

    Of course, if Bagapath chooses any of the players here they are his. Can anyone pick a better side than this using Howe's picks and a few of your own?

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    More examples.......

    Bill Edrich was a gutsy No.3 and gives the team another pace option. Intikhab was quite a handy batsman and should be at No.8. All in all, a cracking side.

    01. Sid Barnes
    02. Colin McDonald
    03. Bill Edrich
    04. Colin Cowdrey (c)
    05. Ken Barrington
    06. Clyde Walcott (+)
    07. Keith Miller
    08. Intikhab Alam
    09. Charlie Griffith
    10. Erapalli Prasanna
    11. Bill Johnston

    Or something that looks more conventional. Boyce averaged 24 with the bat and 30 with the ball, plus a great fielder. I think I like this team even better;

    01. Sid Barnes
    02. Colin McDonald
    03. Clyde Walcott
    04. Colin Cowdrey (c)
    05. Ken Barrington
    06. Keith Miller
    07. Jeff Dujon +
    08. Keith Boyce
    09. Charlie Griffith
    10. Erapalli Prasanna
    11. Bill Johnston

    Have fun MONK......
    Last edited by watson; 16-04-2013 at 01:03 AM.

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    Finally decided on Asif Iqbal at No.6, circa 1971.

    01. Desmond Haynes
    02. Roy Fredericks
    03. Rohan Kanhai
    04. Neil Harvey
    05. Clive Lloyd
    06. Asif Iqbal
    07. John Waite
    08. Ray Lindwall
    09. Garth McKenzie
    10. John Snow
    11. Derek Underwood

    12th Bevan Congdon

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