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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post

    One interesting aside though. The 1970 South Africa Tour to England was cancelled but a Rest of the World side toured instead and it included Richards, Proctor, Barlow and both Pollocks. So if they could be in the side why didn't they just pick a fully South African squad under the Rest of the World banner?
    I think even Peter Hain would have worked that one out, though probably not till after the series had finished

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    I think even Peter Hain would have worked that one out, though probably not till after the series had finished
    I forgot to put the at the end to indicate that it was a piss take at the folly of the situation - not least of all because half the Rest of the World team were black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    I forgot to put the at the end to indicate that it was a piss take at the folly of the situation - not least of all because half the Rest of the World team were black.
    Which raises an interesting and pertinent question - if you crossed Mike Procter with Garry Sobers would you end up with the greatest cricketer ever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Which raises an interesting and pertinent question - if you crossed Mike Procter with Garry Sobers would you end up with the greatest cricketer ever?
    No need to cross him with Proctor, Sobers already has that title - second only to Bradman as a batsman and Marshall as a bowler.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    No need to cross him with Proctor, Sobers already has that title - second only to Bradman as a batsman and Marshall as a bowler.
    Could hold his ale as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Could hold his ale as well
    Quite true. Rumour has it that on the night of the Kallicharran Run Out incident he and Tony Greig were in hiding under one of the stands and drunk several bottles of Caribbean Stallion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    No need to cross him with Proctor, Sobers already has that title - second only to Bradman as a batsman and Marshall as a bowler.
    Procter would've been right up there too imo, if he'd had the opportunity to play tests.
    ATG World XI
    1. J.B Hobbs 2. H. Sutcliffe 3. D.G Bradman 4. W.R Hammond 5. G.S Sobers 6. M.J Procter 7. A.C Gilchrist 8. M.D Marshall 9. S.K Warne 10. M. Muralitharan 11. G.D McGrath

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    00s worth considering? Advent of Twenty20, more money in the game than ever, squad rotation, centrally contracted players and a shift away from domestic cricket for the top players before a shift towards IPL etc?
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    This'll sound a bit dumb, but bear with me...

    I'm noticing a trend in society for a return to older, simpler things. Like hipster (and now other) chicks being in knitting/book clubs. People keeping chooks in backyards and growing vegies. Questioning rampant consumerism etc etc.

    Just wondering if we'll see a bit of a revival of test cricket appreciation (as opposed to all the bull**** that goes along with the IPL etc). People realising that there's a lot to be appreciated there, in the same way that knitting and homegrown stuff can be pretty satisfying.

    Maybe even a return to players wearing full whites with nothing on them apart from their country's badge.

    One could only hope...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    I think the Apartheid situation transcends cricket and was a massive leap forward for society.

    One interesting aside though. The 1970 South Africa Tour to England was cancelled but a Rest of the World side toured instead and it included Richards, Proctor, Barlow and both Pollocks. So if they could be in the side why didn't they just pick a fully South African squad under the Rest of the World banner?
    Who was the full XI for the ROW and from which country did they hail.

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    From Australia: Graham McKenzie
    From India: Farokh Engineer
    From Pakistan: Intikhab Alam, Mushtaq Mohammad
    From South Africa: Eddie Barlow, Graeme Pollock, Peter Pollock, Mike Procter, Barry Richards
    From the West Indies: Lance Gibbs, Rohan Kanhai, Clive Lloyd, Deryck Murray, Garry Sobers
    Last edited by Hurricane; 03-05-2013 at 04:53 PM.
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    I got great enjoyment in going to the game and shouting "WHY THE **** ISN'T THIS GAME BEING PLAYED AT THE BASIN?!>!?!?" to reasonably significant cheers from the sparse crowd
    Proudly against the bring back Bennett movement since he is injury prone and won't last 5 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    This'll sound a bit dumb, but bear with me...

    I'm noticing a trend in society for a return to older, simpler things. Like hipster (and now other) chicks being in knitting/book clubs. People keeping chooks in backyards and growing vegies. Questioning rampant consumerism etc etc.

    Just wondering if we'll see a bit of a revival of test cricket appreciation (as opposed to all the bull**** that goes along with the IPL etc). People realising that there's a lot to be appreciated there, in the same way that knitting and homegrown stuff can be pretty satisfying.

    Maybe even a return to players wearing full whites with nothing on them apart from their country's badge.

    One could only hope...
    This, by God yes. Best post ever, please include in the book

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    Reckon the 00s is a bit underrated. Will be interesting to see how we look back on it in 20 years time.
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