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    Quote Originally Posted by Coronis View Post
    Oh great, this argument again.
    It's a completely reasonable argument. A sport like tennis have had the luxury of having an explicitly defined "open era" and many many people completely ignore what happened before that time for much the same reason. That's not to say I don't rate these guy highly, I do - but I do think that the era statistics skew things in their favour more than what you would expect if they started playing today.
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    What it is, though, is totally unnecessary in this thread.
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    I'd argue that in Bradman's era a larger percentage of kids wanted to play cricket for Australia than do now.
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    How good a batsman would Rod Laver have been?

    and how many Grand Slams would the Don have managed?

    Does anyone care?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Think you still might encounter some issues with it as some of those players only played a few Tests, all against weak opposition and had good averages anyway. Let me know how it goes anyway. I ended up in a bit of an infinite loop when I wanted to tackle this as I wanted to standardise the bowling averages as per the standardised batting averages of the opposition batsmen but I also wanted to standardise the batting averages as per the standardised bowling averages of the opposition bowlers. You can't do both simultaneously; you need final figures for one lot of them to start the process so I just abandoned it.
    Somewhere Heisenberg is rolling in his grave.

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    Awaing Sobers announcement and his score. Really also want to see the size of the gap between Bradman and the field.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Garson007 View Post
    It's a completely reasonable argument. A sport like tennis have had the luxury of having an explicitly defined "open era" and many many people completely ignore what happened before that time for much the same reason. That's not to say I don't rate these guy highly, I do - but I do think that the era statistics skew things in their favour more than what you would expect if they started playing today.
    Its the same with most sports today.
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    Yeah, look, it gives me a pain deep inside my uterus to admit it, but it's Ajmal until such time as we get a working throwing law again.
    Never in a million years would I have thought Brumby to admit this!!!!!!

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    finish the countdown
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    finish the countdown
    Please.

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    Sorry it's taking so long. Been busy the last few days and got the missus over tonight. Hopefully will finish it within the next 24 hours.
    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 Garson007 View Post
    an era where not all the potentially talented players did play.
    Come on. This is any era in any sport. You think all the potentially talented players in the world get to play?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Come on. This is any era in any sport. You think all the potentially talented players in the world get to play?
    It's all relative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    Sorry it's taking so long. Been busy the last few days and got the missus over tonight. Hopefully will finish it within the next 24 hours.
    Cricket takes precedent over shagging, imo.

    p.s.

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