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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Opener: Cook
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    Keeper: Prior
    Fast bowler: Anderson
    Spinner: Swann
    ATG World XI
    1. J.B Hobbs 2. H. Sutcliffe 3. D.G Bradman 4. W.R Hammond 5. G.S Sobers 6. A.C Gilchrist 7. Imran Khan 8. M.D Marshall 9. S.K Warne 10. M. Muralitharan 11. G.D McGrath

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    Okay peeps, I think now everyone who is going to contribute a sensible list has probably done so and with the odd exception it's been reasonably ordered.

    So it's now time for a rule change.

    You can now query other people's selections, statsmonger, and generally insult each other in the best traditions of Cricket Web.

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    Openers
    Hobbs - 11
    Hutton - 6
    Gavaskar - 3
    Grace - 2
    Richards - 1

    Middle Order
    Bradman - 23

    All Rounder
    Sobers - 13
    Miller - 3
    Imran - 3
    Kallis - 1
    Hadlee - 1
    Grace - 1
    Procter - 1

    Wicket Keeper
    Knott - 13
    Gilchrist - 7
    Evans - 2
    Ames - 1

    Fast Bowler
    Marshall - 12
    Lillee - 4
    Larwood - 3
    Ambrose - 2
    McGrath - 1
    Hadlee - 1

    Spin
    Warne - 15
    Murali - 6
    O'Reilly - 2

    Each of the catergories pretty convincingly won by Hobbs, Bradman, Sobers, Knott and Warne. Will check to see how many had that exact combination.

    The one main gripe that I had with the voting is that most choose Knott as the best keeper over Gilchrist, while Knott wasn't even the best English keeper of his era but made the team over Taylor because of his batting. Similarily with Godfrey Evans and Les Ames who primarily made their squads because they were better with the bat that their competition. One can only go by the written word but the glove men spoken mose highly of were Tallon, Blackham, Hendricks, Russell, Engineeer and Healy.
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    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 | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

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

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    From contemporary accounts, Knott's keeping was outstanding iirc. Personally, purely on bowling, I think Murali has the edge over Warne. I'd probably take Warne first in an ATG side though, due to his batting+fielding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    The one main gripe that I had with the voting is that most choose Knott as the best keeper over Gilchrist, while Knott wasn't even the best English keeper of his era but made the team over Taylor because of his batting.
    Not true. There was nothing to choose between them and Knott's batting swung it in his favour. This is not a case of picking an inferior wicketkeeper just because he could bat. In my opinion Knott was the better keeper and that's why I (and probably everyone else) chose him.

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    The one main gripe that I had with the voting is that most choose Knott as the best keeper over Gilchrist, while Knott wasn't even the best English keeper of his era but made the team over Taylor because of his batting. Similarily with Godfrey Evans and Les Ames who primarily made their squads because they were better with the bat that their competition. One can only go by the written word but the glove men spoken mose highly of were Tallon, Blackham, Hendricks, Russell, Engineeer and Healy.
    Ian Chappell, Geoff Boycott, Harold Bird and a whole bunch of other eye-witnesses would disagree with your assessment of Knott's keeping ability.
    Len Hutton - Jack Hobbs - Ted Dexter - Peter May - Walter Hammond - Frank Woolley - Ian Botham - Alan Knott - Hedley Verity - John Snow - Fred Trueman

    Victor Trumper - Bill Lawry - Don Bradman - Greg Chappell - Allan Border - Keith Miller - Adam Gilchrist - Alan Davidson - Shane Warne - Dennis Lillee - Glenn McGrath

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    Never said Knott wasn't brilliant, but like Gilly he got the nood because he too was the better bat. I choose Gilly because batting for a keeper is half the job. And yes I acknowledge that Knotty was the better gloveman.

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    Incidentally, dispite the large margins each of the catergories were won by, out of the 23 voters only 1, fusion chose the winning combination

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    Incidentally, dispite the large margins each of the catergories were won by, out of the 23 voters only 1, fusion chose the winning combination
    Where do you get off not counting my votes?
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