Just two more picks left to go....woo-hoo
Fred Spofforth, 'The Demon Speaks'The figures Sir Home Hordon has shown me of what Grace did in matches against me, 37 innings, 1042 runs, 28.16 average, considerably less than his general average, hears out my theory that I never had any particular difficulty in getting him out. I clean bowled him seven times, ACM Croome says that WG told him that on any wicket he never knew when I should bowl him. This may have been due in part to my artfulness......
Brad McNamara @bbuzzmc
Will say this once and then nothing else. Defamation laws quite clear in Aus.be careful.
"He had no agenda. He kept away from politics. He carried no cultural baggage. He had no cause. He was a free bird, soaring and soaring and soaring."
Time to create voting thread now. Can't wait for it!
This has been one of the most fun drafts. Thanks Marcuss for the idea and running it (and running away from it too )
yeah cheers to Marcuss, my first ever draft and its been a blast so far, I've learnt more about former cricket greats in these few weeks than in my other year or so of being on here.
Also thanks to Watson for keeping things running when half of you ****s started slacking
Now time you beat you ****s in the sim. Well everyone except Kyear2 that is. And Monk and Watson. Actually make that everyone except GIMH
Probably a good idea if everyone posts their finalised team in the desired batting order, including the nominated captain and keeper, so Marcuss (thanks Marcuss!) doesn't have to guess or going hunting though the thread.
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01. Arthur Morris
02. Conrad Hunte
03. Ted Dexter
04. Greg Chappell*
05. Charlie Macartney
06. Norm O'Neill
07. Mike Procter
08. Jackie Hendricks+
09. Hugh Tayfield
10. Andy Roberts
11. Dennis Lillee
12th Ryan ten Doeschate
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Just for fun I made up a budget team from the left overs. I reckon it's pretty good and would be happy to have it as my first team;
01. Jackie McGlew - 34
02. Roy Fredericks - 59
03. Ian Chappell - 75
04. Lawrence Rowe - 30
05. Dean Jones - 52
06. Brian McMillan - 38
07. Jim Parks - 46
08. Maurice Tate - 39
09. Jack Gregory - 24
10. Graham McKenzie - 60
11. Subhash Gupte - 36
Why no one chose bargain players H. Taylor, B. Sutcliffe, Mankad, McMillan, Gregory, Tate, Patterson, Griffith, Gupte, or Wardle is a bit of a mystery I reckon.
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Kortright and and a few others of that era are noticeably missing as well.
Gutted about missing herbie in particular
Yes, Herbie Taylor and McGlew are a couple of SA openers that look good together. And at cost of only 76 Tests.
01. Sir Jack Hobbs
02. Glenn Turner
03. Sir Frank Worrell* (5)
04. Walter Hammond^ (6)
05. Douglas Jardine^
06. Seymour Nurse^
07. Jock Cameron+
08. Peter Pollock (3)
09. Michael Holding (1)
10. Ian Bishop (2)
11. William O'Reilly (4)
12. Garth Le Roux
Thanks Marcuss, great idea for a draft.
Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2
Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4
Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2
Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3
1. Hanif Mohammad
2. Vijay Merchant
3. Hashim Amla
4. Dudley Nourse
5. Garfield Sobers* (5)
6. Ken McEwan
7. John Waite+
8. Hedley Verity (4)
9. Harold Larwood (1)
10. George Lohmann (3)
11. Waqar Younis (2)
12. Alfred Mynn
I'm fairly happy with that but I don't think it's one of the stronger sides.
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RIP Craig Walsh (Craig) 1985-2012
Proudly supporting the #2 cricketer of all time.
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