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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    And that there are only 6 FC teams in Australia. And for much of their history, not that many. And how cricket is followed by a lot more people in Australia than in NZ. And how the three strongest Aussie states are more populous than NZ to begin with.

    I'm not sure what his point was really.
    Could build a stronger Yorkshire XI than mos test ATG sides tbh.

    Have to consider Martin Crowe and Hadlee as givens from the off right?

    Do we have a qualifying number of tests for this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viscount Tom View Post
    Could build a stronger Yorkshire XI than mos test ATG sides tbh.

    Have to consider Martin Crowe and Hadlee as givens from the off right?

    Do we have a qualifying number of tests for this?
    Wouldn't think so, as some of NZ's greatest cricketers played in an era when we played sfa tests. Jack Cowie is the classic example. I guess you could maybe split it up between pre-war and post-war players though.
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    You chose the day of one of our most painful defeats to make this thread, ffs?
    Greatest Ever Test XI: JB Hobbs, L Hutton, DG Bradman (c), IVA Richards, BC Lara, GS Sobers, AC Gilchrist (wk), Imran Khan, RJ Hadlee, MD Marshall, SK Warne 12th man: M Muralitharan


    Favorite XI: WG Grace, VT Trumper, IVA Richards, DCS Compton, FMM Worrell (c), AC Gilchrist (wk), CL Cairns, SK Warne, FS Trueman, SE Bond, T Richardson 12th man: H Larwood

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    And that there are only 6 FC teams in Australia. And for much of their history, not that many. And how cricket is followed by a lot more people in Australia than in NZ. And how the three strongest Aussie states are more populous than NZ to begin with.

    I'm not sure what his point was really.
    I didn't really have a point. It was just an observation on the fact that NZ have only produced one really outstanding cricketer. Hadlee would contend for any nation's ATG XI, but apart from that, there's not much there. Crowe was certainly a good batsman, but there's no way he'd make it in to an Australia, WIs or England ATG middle order. He might not even make it in to NSW's ATG middle order.

    FWIW my NZ team would be:

    Turner
    Dempster

    Sutcliffe
    Crowe
    Fleming*
    C.Cairns
    Hadlee
    Vettori
    Wadsworth+
    Cowie
    Bond

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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    You chose the day of one of our most painful defeats to make this thread, ffs?
    Only now watching the last day's play. But thanks for giving it away.
    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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    Yourposting on a cricket forum when not knowing the result of a match was a great move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    Yourposting on a cricket forum when not knowing the result of a match was a great move.
    Why is knowing the result of NZ's current test match needed if you're doing a NZ ATG thread? None of them will make it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    I didn't really have a point. It was just an observation on the fact that NZ have only produced one really outstanding cricketer. Hadlee would contend for any nation's ATG XI, but apart from that, there's not much there. Crowe was certainly a good batsman, but there's no way he'd make it in to an Australia, WIs or England ATG middle order. He might not even make it in to NSW's ATG middle order.

    FWIW my NZ team would be:

    Turner
    Dempster

    Sutcliffe
    Crowe
    Fleming*
    C.Cairns
    Hadlee
    Vettori
    Wadsworth+
    Cowie
    Bond
    Definitely not, imo. Bradman, Border, S.Waugh, M.Waugh, McCabe, Harvey, Clarke and Walters are all there.
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    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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    Monk to stop waving his embarrassingly small penis at us in this thread imo.

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    lol

    Never know Monk, quite a fan of Ross Taylor.

    Just a btw, Cook looking quite comfortable in the slips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Why is knowing the result of NZ's current test match needed if you're doing a NZ ATG thread? None of them will make it in.
    McCullum in with a shout as a keeper-batsman, particularly if people go down the AR route and pick Cairns, Vettori & Hadlee

    1. How
    2. Papps
    3. Jones
    4. Crowe
    5. Donnelly
    6. McCullum +
    7. Cairns
    8. Vettori *
    9. Hadlee
    10. Bond
    11. Cowie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Monk to stop waving his embarrassingly small penis at us in this thread imo.

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