The Jacob Oram thread got me thinking on dibbly-dobblers (not that big Jake was that...) whose area of excellence really only seems to exist in ODI cricket due to the middle innings strangle or going for a partnership breaker because everyone else is getting smacked about.
Thinking about it, as a team role, even a craft, who was the best? I'm not talking about partially legit seamers like Steve Waugh (at least initially not), seamers who might even be able to crank it up past 135k if they've had their weetbix. No, I want to celebrate what would otherwise be mediocrity or sub-standardness if wheeled out in Tests, or even T20s where I would've thought they'd excel but proved to be more fodder of all the formats.
The likes of Chris Harris, Collingwood, Astle or Ganguly. Do Ian Harvey and Jesse Ryder fall into this, or do they have more tools to be a cut above?
As I'm a young-un I only really know of those in the last 20 years of the game, so would be keen to be enlightened to earlier of the part-timers, with a look to creating a poll to determine who is the king of pedestrian...