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    Smith's average takes the biggest hit of any one in the top 50. Nonetheless, you have to admire the man.
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    what did his hundred at perth rate?
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    Must have been pretty close to great. His great innings count should be higher anyway. WAG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins View Post
    what did his hundred at perth rate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    40 was considered special in the 80s IIRC. only gavaskar, g.chappell, richards, miandad and border averaged above 50. greenidge too had an average of 50 after 60 tests, which is long enough to be considered a full career by any yardstick. it dropped below 46 only in the last couple of series until he finished with a double century and retired as one of the top 5 openers of all time up to that point in history.
    You are correct in 40+ was an excellent average for the 80's. If I remember correctly, only 4 batsmen (Miandad, Border, G Chappel and Clive Lloyd) managed to score 1000 runs at 50+ during the 1980's, Mark Taylor almost made the group (a little short of runs). Its an interesting group, Miandad and Border where 2 of the toughest batsmen ever, all 4 often get overlooked when discussing great batsmen.

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    Imo Chappell is the 2nd best Aussie bat of all time, will be interesting to see where this study ranks the other top aussies (Chappell, Border, Waugh, Ponting).

    Taylor does make that 80's group, with ~1200 runs @ 64. As does Dean Jones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coronis View Post
    Imo Chappell is the 2nd best Aussie bat of all time, will be interesting to see where this study ranks the other top aussies (Chappell, Border, Waugh, Ponting).
    I think Neil Harvey could end up pretty high too - I reckon his great/significant innings count will be substantial.
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    Interested to see who is ranked higher out if the two great Australian left-handers - Harvey and Border.

    Speaking of left-handers - it looks as though Frank Woolley missed the cut which is a shame.
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    Which other Aussies remain? We've mentioned Bradman (Actually we didn't, but its implied) Chappell, Border, Ponting, Waugh and Harvey and I think Simpson, Clarke, Gilchrist, Hayden. Although some of them like Simpson and Gilchrist must be quite soon if they are actually going to make it at all.

    DoG is such a gun, you should seriously consider taking this work to a publisher.

    How easy is it for you to update current players just out of interest? So with Clarke, Cook and KP playing the 2 Tests since and performing lower than their ranking suggests, would it take much time to move them again at the completion of the series?
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    Do you think current players are likely to drop as they go through the typical has-been period before retirement, or is it more of a PEWS-ian "can only add to what they've achieved already" sort of system?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    DoG is such a gun, you should seriously consider taking this work to a publisher.
    Agreed. Quality work.
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    'The Top 100 Test Batsman' would make a nice addition to cricket literature.

    Including a brief history of each player, and the full scorecard of some of the greater 'Great Innings' would make it even better IMO.

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    Thanks, guys.

    How would I begin the process of finding a publisher?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    Thanks, guys.

    How would I begin the process of finding a publisher?
    pm me with an email address and I'll send you a few contacts

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