Brad McNamara @bbuzzmc
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Scott Styris and Nathan Astle, because both decided part way through their FC careers to stop being medium pacers who could have a swing and start being batsmen who bowled a little bit.
Brendon McCullum is another - clearly a better Test record than FC, and his List A and ODI records are almost identical. That's kind of surprising, really, because he was selected way, way, way too early - particularly in ODIs.
Sutcliffe deserves a mention, especially considering the gigantic sample size of his FC record.
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I always thought Barrington was a bit of a dasher at first class level, played all the shots,but in test cricket with 5 days not 3 to take advantage of, he put away his shots and turned out to be better as a defensive player than in "normal" mode.
Another potential reason: pitches in domestic cricket might be more/less helpful than those in test cricket, thus aiding batsman/bowler when he starts playing test cricket
County pitches might have been tougher than the average test pitch for some time (perhaps some Shield batsmen would have better averages in test given current state of pitches). On the flip side, I would suspect some Pakistani bowlers to have better test averages than fc averages as the flip side to this (since Pakistani domestic pitches can be quite dead, though their fc structure isn't the most credible either).
Because he doesn't get to bowl at India in the Shield.
David Gower's test average (44) is higher than his FC average of 40. The feeling at the time was he simply cba with the domestic game.
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