Brilliant batsman, and the only accumulator that I really admire because 1) He was an opener and would be a perfect foil and anchor for my aggressive middle order and 2) because he scored his runs in tough situations against some of the best, aggressive and varied attacks in history.
Additionally the fact that he broke Bradman's record vs O'Reilly with Bradman standing just feet away and the fact that the war interupted him at his absolute peak and the absolutely horrific and restricting injury he suffered during the war and how he overcame it all makes him a legitimate candidate for the title of greatest ever opener and also the best batsman period after Bradman.
Excellent captain too as he broke down barriers to become England's first professional captain. Wow.
Great work DoG.