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    And that is what you took from what was said.

    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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    Ah Lara. He and Tendulkar the only two batsmen I genuinely feared when Australia was at its best in the 90s and 00s.

    I remember when Colin Crofty was commentating ahead of the 99 seies and he said wtte "I've said it before and I'll say it again, Brian Lara has never scored runs when the West indies need them".

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    Think it's time (and probably past) that Headley made an appearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    Think it's time (and probably past) that Headley made an appearance.
    I have this strange feeling that headley is not on this list at all. the fourth remaining batsman, besides the don, sobers and hobbs, could actually be nasser hussein.


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    #4 Jack Hobbs
    #3 Gary Sobers
    #2 Don Bradman
    #1 Steve Tikolo

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    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    I've learned never to take nething that hypocrite/waste of space Colin Croft says seriously !!
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    Cause Slifer said so.........!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slifer View Post
    I've learned never to take nething that hypocrite/waste of space Colin Croft says seriously !!
    Agreed. Don't even know why he was a part of West Indies cricket after his ban.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slifer View Post
    I've learned never to take nething that hypocrite/waste of space Colin Croft says seriously !!
    He was right. Up to that point Lara had sometimes gone missing. The 1999 series certainly put that to bed though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    He was right. Up to that point Lara had sometimes gone missing. The 1999 series certainly put that to bed though.
    Unless ur Don Bradman then as a batsman u cant b expected to perform all the time. In ne event, my major qualm was Colin Croft offering that type of opinion in the first place. Same guy who sold his soul to be an "honorary white".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slifer View Post
    Unless ur Don Bradman then as a batsman u cant b expected to perform all the time. In ne event, my major qualm was Colin Croft offering that type of opinion in the first place. Same guy who sold his soul to be an "honorary white".
    Obviously, I am anti-apartheid too. But I won't judge those rebel tourists so quickly. Playing cricket for money is a very honourable option compared to rotting in poverty and stealing food. We don't know how badly they needed the money. So lets not make them out to be the bad guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    Obviously, I am anti-apartheid too. But I won't judge those rebel tourists so quickly. Playing cricket for money is a very honourable option compared to rotting in poverty and stealing food. We don't know how badly they needed the money. So lets not make them out to be the bad guys.
    Surely that wouldn't apply to Croft?

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    Anyway, I'm going for Sobers, Hobbs, Headley, Bradman.

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    4. Jack Hobbs (England) (1908-1930)




    Career Length (Days): 8263
    Percentage of team's matches played: 67%
    Career Average: 56.94
    Adjusted career average: 57.56 (rank 5th)
    Adjusted away average: 62.25 (rank 3rd)
    Adjusted top-opposition average: 53.24
    Top Tier centuries: 5
    Second tier centuries: 3
    Third tier centuries: 5
    Significant innings: 25
    Significant innings per match: 0.41

    Great innings: 1
    3rd Test: South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 26-Mar 3, 1910 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo 15.66


    Innings worth average: 3.97 (rank 6th)

    25 Test peak adjusted average: 72.74 (1910-1924) (rank 9th)
    50 Test peak adjusted average: 63.10 (1908-1928) (rank 8th)


    Quality Points: 677 (rank 4th)
    Career Points: 80
    Peak Points: 173 (rank 2nd)
    TOTAL POINTS: 930


    The greatest opening batsmen of all-time and unquestionably the best before the Don, Sir Jack Hobbs was English batting for more than 20 years. What he would have averaged if not for the Great War which took away 7 years of his peak we will never know. What gets Hobbs as high as no.4 is his longevity, outstanding peak (the length of it being a key factor), and his sheer consistency. He may only have one great innings, but he has a very high significant innings per match count and an outstanding away average. The lack of great innings or double centuries perhaps gives credence to the speculation that Hobbs often gave it away after scoring a century. If he had the hunger for runs of a Lara or Bradman to go with his undoubted skill and consistency, then we would probably be looking at a clear no.2.
    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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