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    20 Cwers ranked 18 all-rounders. Here is the countdown list!

    So, hope it's pretty straightforward. If someone was ranked 1st in batting and 14th in bowling, they'd get 18 and 5 points respectively. Simple. The ranking is the combined total of all their points. I apologise for limiting to this 18 personally hand picked ARs, there were plenty of worthy names that missed out. But let me assure it was very time consuming to count all the votes so I couldn't have handled much more than 18 anyway


    I'll try and get this list churned out reasonably fast. A week max.
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    18th. Dan Vettori

    171 points

    Batting: 14th (90 points)
    Bowling: 17th (81 points)




    Vettori is unlucky. Could once claim to be counted amongst his country's most reliable bowlers and batsmen. But he was never a superstar at either. His bowling strengths leaned more on the containment side, especially later in his career. Which was when his batting improved out of sight. He started churning out centuries and always found himself top 7, after starting his career closer to 11. Anyway, he's the first cab off the rank here.
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    17th. Learie Constantine

    175 points

    Batting: 18th (47 points)
    Bowling: 12th (128 points)




    It's hard to gauge the Baron's ability given both the fact he played in the 30s and that his team didn't play many tests back then. His test stats are often said to not do him justice, but his batting probably did contain a lot of slogging, based on various sources. Box office was mentioned a few times in the voting thread. Influenced many a west indian in the years to come.

    His bowling was meant to be seriously sharp and him and Martindale were a solid new ball pairing way back when. It was enough to get him past Vettori and out of last place.
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    eh, I can never figure out how to post photos properly on this site. why are they so small lol
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    16th. Andrew Flintoff

    281 points

    Batting: 12th (156 points)
    Bowling: 13th (125 points)





    There was a huge gap in points between 17th and 16th, and hardly anything separating the next several players. So Freddie can feel hard done by with this ranking. His peak was brief, yes, but it resulted in one of the most inspired series ever against one of the strongest sides of all time. Ashes '05 will always be remembered as Freddie's ashes. Pity he couldn't maintain consistency in either discipline over a career, a small amount of both centuries and fivefers shows that he didn't click often enough to be a truly top tier AR
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    15th. Chris Cairns

    300 points

    Batting: 13th (145 points)
    Bowling: 10th (155 points)





    Just narrowly edged in front Flintoff. Which is funny because I always considered them to be very similar players. Hard hitting pace bowling all rounders with similar records, and on their day capable of changing a game with either bat or ball. My favourite Cairns moment was his counter attacking 80 against England in '99. Missed a lot of games due to injury but was a huge presence whenever he was on the park. Was so surprised he only played 62 tests since his test career was so damn long and he was always an instant pick for NZ when fit.

    He once held the record for most test sixes. Unfortunately after his retirement a bit of controversy surrounding him has surfaced but that's neither here nor there.
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    Nice start to the countdown MM

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    I thought this was going to be a cheat-free list

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    ^he'll be back

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    Nice list so far. The Kiwis are dominating. Looking forward to see where Astle lands.
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    Sorry, Astle won't feature. Here is the original list of names


    Aubrey Faulkner
    Jack Gregory
    Learie Constantine
    Keith Miller
    Vinoo Mankad
    Richie Benaud
    Gary Sobers
    Trevor Goddard
    Imran Khan
    Richard Hadlee
    Kapil Dev
    Ian Botham
    Chris Cairns
    Shaun Pollock
    Jacques Kallis
    Dan Vettori
    Andrew Flintoff
    Shakib Al Hasan



    I know people are missing but a) I didnt know if people could be bothered casting votes for lists of players any longer than this(for Astle to warrant inclusion we'd be doing lists of at least 40 lol)

    and b) I had no good way of tallying this. I'm not excel spredsheet savvy so i just opened a word doc, wrote a players names, then slowly counted his votes

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    ^^ I wasn't serious lol

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    oh. well for anyone who didnt see the original thread that post will remain standing
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    14th. Richie Benaud

    316 points

    Batting: 16th (67 points)
    Bowling: 6th (249 points)




    Benaud is the first out to have a big discrepancy in rankings between bat and ball. His bowling was a force and he surely has to be considered in the top 10 for leg spin ever. His bowling points in this thing nearly equal his total test wickets, which is funny. Anyway, my point is that he set the bar pretty high for his batting to live up to.

    He was useful, striking a few centuries here and there throughout his career. He floated up and down the order quite regularly, hitting a ton batting at 4. Yet he only averaged 24 and this is likely the reason he is ranked quite poorly on this list.

    The best ever captain too going by a recent thread, which adds further value that can't be quantified in this system.
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