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    CW Players A-Z

    Adam
    Cricket Web Blue
    LHB
    LM
    Adam is another one of the top cricketing prospects in the Dev League. Very few have come through the system as left-arm bowlers, let alone left-arm seamers and Adam's ability to bowl accurately and swing the ball makes him a very difficult proposition to keep out in conditions with a bit of swing and very difficult to score off of in other conditions.

    A Massive Zebra
    Cricket Web Red
    LHB
    SLA
    Few have started a career so dominantly as has A Massive Zebra. The left-arm spinner has achieved unbelievable success in his short career to date. Most of this success has come in the limited overs game, where Zebra became the first ever Cricket Webhead to take a hat-trick. Though he doesn't typically spin the ball a great deal, Zebra's accuracy is incredible and that makes him very difficult to negotiate, especially on wearing tracks.

    Amir Ahmad
    Cricket Web Blue
    RHB
    LS/OS
    One of the most under-rated cricketers representing CW, Ahmad has found it hard to establish himself in a first XI at domestic level. This is not due to the quality of his performance though, but rather the major competition for spots, especially among bowlers. Ahmad's mix of both major spin arts makes him a great asset to his team and a good exponent of dry conditions as well as one better than most in spin-unfriendly conditions.

    Amit Mookerjee
    Cricket Web Red
    RHB
    RFM/LS
    Amit Mookerjee is a compact opening batsmen with a good work ethic. He can be seen in the nets constantly, working on the various aspects of his game. Technically Mookerjee is extremely sound, but it is in consistent strokeplay that he tends to break down. With what can only be described 'Ganga syndrome', Mookerjee must overcome this obstacle if he is to become a top-class batsman.

    Adil Dewan
    Cricket Web Green
    RHB
    WK
    Adil Dewan is one of the young crop of wicketkeepers that popped up in Season 6. He has battled his peers for a CW XI spot in the perceived weak area, but unlike some of his peers, he hasn't not been quite as effective. Dewan is either the classic underachiever or just not up to scratch as he does not always show the commitment at the crease required of a cricketer at any level. However, Dewan is a fine gloveman and shows bold technique to the spinners which proved very effective in his debut season.

    Age Master
    Cricket Web Green
    RHB
    RM
    For years Age Master did not live up to his potential as a batsman. He always looked great at the crease and yet inexplicably would perish for sub 10 scores. When he did get a start he tended to throw it away before reaching a milestone. All that changed in Season 6 though. Statements were that Master recommitted himself to cricket, having been given the captaincy responsibility of Cricket Web Green. That commitment manifested as two glorious midseason centuries and very strong finish the year. Subsequently Age Master toured England with the 'A' team and is currently considered one the premiere batsmen in the system. The downside to that, however, is the pressure it brings that he follow up his breakthrough year in Season 7.

    Ash Chaulk
    Cricket Web Black
    RHB
    WK
    Ash Chaulk is a player of immense potential. Not yet an established force in FC cricket, Chaulk has become one of the more consistent OD performers of CW players. Such consistency got him a place in the CW XI upon the ODI retirement of Peter Young and now it seems that, for the first time in CW XI history, the ODI wicketkeeping spot has been filled as an area of production battingwise. Ash Chaulk is not the best gloveman in the world, but he is a spirited and very talented individual who will go as far as he wants to in CW cricket.

    Bhooth Nath
    Cricket Web Blue
    RHB
    RF
    Bhooth Nath reminds many of Tino Best. He has raw energy and pace. Indeed, Nath is overall a very raw cricketer. As yet he has not learned consistency in accuracy and tends to rely on his pace to take wickets. At times that has been enough, but he needs go the extra mile if he is to approach Test quality.

    Biased Indian
    Cricket Web Green
    RHB
    RFM
    A young cricketer on the scene, Biased Indian never represented a CW team before Season 7. His solid defensive technique and correctness in strokeplay caught the eye of a CW scout and he further impressed at the pre-season trials. In addition to his top order batting, Indian has also shown himself to be handy seam bowler with an upright seam position and some nippy pace.

    BK Smith
    Cricket Web Black
    RHB
    RMF
    BK Smith entered Season 7 of the Dev League as an uncapped rookie. His performance in lower level cricket was complemented well by a classic strokeplay exhibition at the CW pre-season recruitment camp and he was signed as potential powerplayer of the future. Needless to say he still has a lot to prove, but a lot of time to do so.

    Blewy
    Cricket Web Green
    RHB
    RM
    As the captain of the CW XI Blewy leads with humility and poise. He took the CW team all the way to the finals of the 2004 World Cup and has played a big part in its outstanding ODI record. Blewy's batting can be summed up in one word - class. His lovely offdrives and brutal pull shots are things of legend and has secured him top spot in the PWC ODI ratings consistently. However, Blewy has never really found his feet in Test and First Class cricket in general. Indeed he looks a completely different player at times. No longer the easy-going striker of the ball of ODs. Subsequently some continue to pressure his performance in Tests both as captain of team that finds the longer form tough to win in and as an individual performer. If there's one man who can deal with pressure, it's Blewy.

    Bluefox
    Cricket Web Blue
    RHB
    OS
    Few people know of Bluefox and that's because he really hasn't played much cricket. In the games that he has played he seems to be a silent performer and just works away at his craft without bothering too many others. Bluefox is a rarity in the CW system as a right-handed offspinner. Indeed the only such bowler of prominence is veteran Lord of Darkness. Ironically Bluefox does seem to patter himself off Darkness as a solid allround cricketer. His only problem will be finding playing time, but you'd hope he'll make the best of it when he gets it.

    Broncoman
    Cricket Web Blue
    RHB
    RFM
    One of the most determined cricketers in the system. Needless to say, if you've ever met him, Broncoman has a high regard for his talent as a cricketer. However, if you've seen him bat you'd understand why. Broncoman is right-hander seemingly like Murray Goodwin. He learned his cricket on the bouncy pitches of Australia and can battle the best of quick bowlers with his typical counterattacking flair. Once his Test average was over 40, but recently Broncoman has found lean times in all forms of cricket and made some of his most ardent supporters somewhat unsure of his future. In bold statements though, Broncoman affirmed himself not only to look to improve his 5D game, but also to force his way back into the CW XI ODI team which he never prospered in.

    Bugssy
    Cricket Web Red
    RHB
    RFM
    Bugssy is perhaps the leading allrounder in CW cricket currently. That said, he's considered strictly an ODI specialist currently. Runs have always flowed for the righthander in OD cricket and wickets have come on a more than useful basis. His fast-medium bowling and attacking strokeplay has brought him outstanding success, but less so in 5D cricket. In Season 6 Bugssy seemed to have matured greatly as a 5D batsman, but the real test will come in Season 7 as to whether he can make his way back into Test cricket.

    C Buts
    Cricket Web Black
    LHB
    RM
    One of the most consistent batsmen in the system, C Buts has more FC half-centuries than any player, bar Gibbs N Smith, who has never represented the CW XI at Test level. The left-handed batsman is in the mould of Graham Thorpe in the way he has anchored his team's innings on numerous occasions and performed so consistently over the seasons. One thing that he is lacking from his game is conversion of fifties to hundreds, but he is still young and you'd expect that to come with time. In both FC and OD cricket, Buts has shown to be a useful medium pace bowling option and a solid fielder to present himself as a good allround cricketer.

    Chris Broadbent
    Cricket Web Black
    RHB
    RFM
    CWBCC co-Chairman Liam Camps once called Broadbent "Cricket Web's Hoggard". It's not hard to see what he means by that and indeed it is a very appropriate compliment. Broadbent is a hard-working bowler who has steadily improved through such hard work. Initially he seemed a bit of a workman-like bowler, but has turned himself into a genuine threat with the new ball and you'd think he can only get better. The future is bright for this young man.

    Chris Hinton
    Cricket Web Black
    RHB
    LM
    Chris Hinton has never really achieved his potential for CW. He's a bit of a Kadeer Ali in the sense that he has the talent, but inconsistency plagues his domestic career. Having risen through the youth ranks, Chris Hinton found a niche in limited overs cricket and for a while was one of the better bowlers in that form. However, a recent spurt of bad form has progressively worsened and now he looks far less of the bowler he both used to be and should be at this point in his career.

    Cloete
    Cricket Web Green
    RHB
    LS
    Cloete is already a legend of CW cricket. His attacking batting has propelled him to the top of many a World XI list and has forged a fantastic career record. Few batsmen can make a Test hundred look so comfortable and even fewer actually carry on to score them as frequently as does Cloete. He did have his problems in ODI cricket for a time, but a stellar World Cup hundred seemed to have cast the doubts aside. Still, for someone who scores a Test hundred every 7 or so innings, it is shocking that he only has one ODI hundred to date.

    Craig
    Cricket Web Blue
    RHB
    RM
    Craig is the premier opening batsman in CW domestic cricket. His record speaks for itself as one of the most prolific in CW history. Despite his consistent runscoring at the top of the innings, Craig has still found it hard work to get and keep a place in the CW XI. Indeed he is thus far uncapped at Test level and has played less than a handful of ODIs.

    Daniel Muhaffy
    Cricket Web Blue
    RHB
    RF
    Daniel Muhaffy definitely has the tools to be come a great Test cricketer. His lower order batting under-rated and highly effective in a variety of situations. That said, it is his bowling that will likely get him the most notice. Muhaffy has genuine pace and has recently mixed that with accuracy to make him a very tough customer. The only down side for Muhaffy is the big competition among CW allrounders which could keep him out of CW XI colours for a while. Alternatively it just may inspire him to reach that higher level that would make selecting him an undeniable choice.

    Dark Hunter
    Cricket Web Black
    RHB
    RFM
    Yet to establish himself at domestic level and uncapped at international level, Dark Hunter is a bit of a wildcard in the Cricket Web system. He has definitely shown potential to become a top-class allrounder, but is still very raw and inexperienced. With time he should learn to convert that talent to results.

    Dave
    Cricket Web Red
    RHB
    RF
    Dave began his FC career in fine form, snaring 3 wickets in each of his first 4 innings. Since that time his career record has flattened off considerably, but he remains one of the leading bowlers in the system. Dave's pace, accuracy and variety have made him into a more mature bowler than when he started. His problems these days pertain more to the mental aspect of the game. Once Dave trusts in his own ability, even through the hard times, he will finish his career as one of the CW greats.

    David Kearsley
    Cricket Web Black
    RHB
    RM
    One of the latest additions to the CW cricket family, Kearsley has been around in cricket for some time. He entered Season 7 yet to play a FC or List-A match, but is quite an experienced and complete cricketer still. With the bat Kearsley by all rights should establish himself as a top player. His medium paced bowling is at the moment nothing above useful, but still adds to his value in a team.

    David Kennett
    Cricket Web Red
    RHB
    RFM
    It seems like so long ago now since David Kennett was bowling himself into the hearts of Cricket Web fans and the record books on a warm Potchefstroom day. In just his second ODI appearance and the third for the CW XI, David rattled the South African batsmen with an expert showing of pace and seam. The wickets of Gibbs, Smith, Rudolph, Kallis, Hall, Pollock and Zondeki consisted his 7 for 22 - the defining moment of his career. Unfortunately Kennett has not since been able to reach such heights as he has struggled for consistency following a stress fracture of the back. The seamer had to reconfigure his bowling action and now is on a continuous quest to get his game back up to a level where he can once again represent the CW XI.

    Deeps
    Cricket Web Red
    RHB
    RFM
    They don't come much more talented than Deeps. A right-handed powerful strokemaker, Deeps has compiled runs among the best of them... in OD cricket. He is yet to truly solve the 5D game, however, as concentration lapses tend to be his downfall. Still, Deeps has all the strokes in the book and if that is coupled with some sheer determination and self-belief, he will undoubtedly evolve into an allround batsman.

    Delkap
    Cricket Web Green
    RHB
    RM
    As a medium paced bowler, Delkap's odds of getting a CW signing were slimmer than others. However, his nagging accuracy and ability to make things happen have made him into an exciting prospect. In the ideal mould of a journeyman, Delkap's lower order batting is solid and his bowling is intelligent. He is capable of bowling long spells and tying down an end if required, or to play a more direct role in the right conditions.

    Dylan Jellett
    Cricket Web Blue
    RHB
    WK
    The world was stunned when young Dylan Jellett was called up to CW XI duty last season after some moderate success in Season 6 of the Dev League. Indeed, there was a bit of protest against the Selection Panel at the time, but since it has died down. Prominent selector, Andre commented at the time that he liked what he saw of the young man and that he looked to have the makings of a good Test cricketer. Unfortunately Jellett was injured on his debut tour and did not feature, neither did he play on his return from injury in Bangladesh. Still, the intent is clear that the CWBCC hopes to nurture him into a Test role eventually. At the moment, though, Jellett is still very raw and has some work to do 'keeping-wise and batting-wise before he emerges.

    Eclipse
    Cricket Web Black
    LHB
    RM
    At Test level Eclipse has established himself as one of the top CW batsmen and one of the better players in the world. While he has not been quite as good in limited overs cricket, he's still a quality international player. His left-handed batting style is in the mould of Adam Gilchrist for pure aggression and destructive capability but he is still very capable of buckling down and playing the necessary long innings.

    Eyes Only
    Cricket Web Green
    RHB
    WK
    As a rare female competitor in the CW system, Eyes Only has established herself as one of the most solid of cricketers. Consistently gutsy batting has always been her trademark, but it was only when Eyes was promoted to open the batting that it was converted to runs. As an opener Eyes Only is one of the most accomplished. Her wicketkeeping is extremely sound and matched only by Ryan. Overall Eyes is probably the premier wicketkeeper-batsman/woman at CW.

    Ferd
    Cricket Web Black
    RHB
    OS
    Ferd may not be the most naturally gifted of Cricket Web players, but his desire to succeed is greater than many combined. Ferd possesses decent technique as a batsman and part-time offspinner, but to date he has not performed at domestic level to speak of. However, he did show glimpses of his potential in his club stint for Maine before Season 7, where he performed outstandingly in the limited overs form.

    Gibbs N Smith
    Cricket Web Red
    RHB
    RM
    Like Pratyush, Smith has not become the player he could have. A waning interest in the game of cricket has meant that Smith has not always been fully committed to his task. He does continue to boast one of the better batting records in CW cricket, but his poor conversion rate and tendency to be bowled often are key faults.

    Ian Markus
    Cricket Web Red
    RHB
    OS
    Affectionately called 'Fatty', Ian Markus is one of the more popular cricketers at CW. His passion for carbs and beer does not take away from his obvious cricketing talent, although it may obstruct the view of it. Fatty Markus has two of the safest hands in the slip position where he's spent most of his fielding career. Markus may not be the most limber in the field, but he's certainly as powerful as batsmen come. His understanding of the limited overs game is so exact that he has become on of the best in the world at it. With some handy part-time offspin, Ian Markus is a welcome addition to any cricket team and bakery alike.

    Imran Khan Jr.
    Cricket Web Red
    RHB
    RFM
    Khan is no relation to the legendary Imran Khan, but he has shown glimpses of Imran's performance over the seasons. Now considered a solid allround cricketer, Khan Jr. has never really achieved the potential he showed with his 9-wicket FC debut. However, in spurts he has been outstanding with the ball but is always solid. With the bat Khan always bats with heart and determination.

    Jagaways
    Cricket Web Black
    RHB
    DNB
    In Season 6 Jagaways was a consistent performer at the top of the innings for his then club, Cricket Web Red. An average record, Jagaways has not yet established himself as a first XI sure-pick at his club. However, he continues to show solid technique and courage which should get him to where he would like to be.

    Jamee999
    Cricket Web Green
    RHB
    LS
    Jamee999 is one of the younger CW players and yet he has more game experience than several. Always a solid competitor, Jamee has not yet managed to bridge the gap to outstanding. Admittedly his playing chances are not as many as they were a year ago, Jamee still needs to learn to sieze the moment. He must take his opportunities with two hands and make it so that the selectors can't rightly drop him.

    Jason Toogood
    Cricket Web Blue
    RHB
    RFM
    Toogood is nothing short of a phenom in world cricket, let alone Cricket Web cricket. The talented young righthander quickly gained respect at domestic level when he crashed allcomers during his debut Dev League season to rack up a record 5 FC hundreds. With the ball Toogood has proved a golden arm and shows definite potential to become a top-class allrounder in the mould of an Andrew Flintoff. In his appearances at Test level thus far, Toogood has done little wrong and is gaining quite a following around the world.

    Lord of Darkness
    Cricket Web Green
    RHB
    OS
    Darkness is the only established offspinner in Cricket Web cricket. Typically it has been the wrist spin of Neil Pickup and Tom Halsey that has stolen the headlines, but Darkness continues to contribute solidly. Currently he is at the top of his game as an allrounder, scoring more runs and bowling much more effectively than ever. Darkness captained the Cricket Web XI for 5 Tests in an unbeaten run during which the team won 1 game. His bowling record at all levels is less than flattering, but for a fingerspinner who practices in Australia and learned his cricket in New Zealand, it's not the worst.

    Langeveldt
    Cricket Web Blue
    RHB
    LS
    Langeveldt once captained the CW XI but never really performed as an individual player. As such he was released from the captaincy and dropped from the team after his stint. Going back to his roots of domestic cricket, Langeveldt has made himself into a top allrounder at that level and has prospered most especially with the bat in recent seasons. One in fact gets the sense that an international recall won't be too far away.

    Lucky Eddie
    Hall of Fame
    RHB
    RF
    The greatest as considered by many. Lucky Eddie is the finest pace bowler the CW XI has produced. With over 1500 FC runs and 150 FC wickets inclusive of 1076 runs and 107 wickets in Tests, LE is the most accomplished allround cricketer and bowler for the team by a long way. Charging in until his fifties, Eddie was always a fierce competitor and fearsome foe. His genuine pace and wicked bouncer place him in high regard among many, not the least South Africa, whom he took a CW record 6/39 against in his (and the CW XI's) second Test. Lucky Eddie retired after the 2004 World Cup to great tribute and, although he struggled in the tournament, his was one of the major contributions toward the CW XI's success there.

    Marc71178
    Cricket Web Red
    RHB
    RM
    As one of the most accomplished batsmen in Dev League history, Marc71178 has established a great respect from his peers. Hovering in the top 10 of Cricket Web's FC runscorers, Marc has been a consistent performer in the middle order. His right-handed batting is solid in defence with textbook strokeplay as well. As such Marc has become one of the best crisis players in the game, always seeming to be at his best with the team in trouble. This was especially evident at the 2004 World Cup. With some useful medium paced bowling and a good pair of hands in the slips, Marc is a complete cricketer.

    Master Blaster
    Cricket Web Black
    RHB
    RMF
    Master Blaster is a very determined individual. He's the true journeyman of the system. Having been around from the beginning of Development League cricket, Blaster has not yet established himself on the international circuit but is a household name at domestic level as one of the most hardworking and solid cricketers about.

    Mr Mxyzptlk
    Cricket Web Blue
    RHB
    RFM
    Like Peter Young, Mr Mxyzptlk is a good utility player, although he has never gotten a chance at domestic level to wear the wicketkeeping mits. He has, however, made a career as a seam bowling allrounder and has found moderate success at all levels. Currently he is seen as an ODI specialists but does intend to force his way back into Test cricket again at some point in his career.

    Mr. Wright
    Cricket Web Red
    RHB
    RFM
    Mr. Wright is as solid as bowlers come. Even when he's not taking wickets, you can generally expect line and length from the man. Indeed he is probably one of the unluckiest bowlers in the world as he is always troubling the batsman but has tended to experience lean spells over his career. When he actually does find the edge, the fielders don't always agree. Still, Mr. Wright is a journeyman of value to any team and is a necessary presence in the balance of a team.

    Mr. Ponting
    Cricket Web Red
    RHB
    RF
    Mr. Ponting burst onto the scene way back in Season 2 of the Dev League. Then he claimed some 32 wickets in 5D and 17 in OD to establish himself as a threat to all batsmen. Ponting's raw pace and energy is a huge asset to whatever team he represents. After a rough start to his international career, Ponting managed to find some control and accuracy as well as a killer slower ball to accompany his bouncer. He has always been a bowler who is unplayable on his day, but 'his day' comes around more frequently now.

    Nath Patrick
    Cricket Web Blue
    RHB
    RFM
    If nothing else, Nath Patrick has a will to succeed. Thankfully he also has God-given talent to do so. As pace bowlers go, Patrick has as much potential as anyone. That in mind, he has not yet found the consistency that would make him a statistical standout. Still, there are many cricket gurus who have marked him as a future CW XI cricketer and now the wait is to see whether he holds up his end of the bargain.

    Neil Pickup
    Cricket Web Black
    RHB
    LS
    One of the most outspoken cricketers CW has known, Neil Pickup is also one of the most popular. On the other side of the coin, he's also certainly no friend of the media and has received various criticism in the past. In that way, Pickup can be likened to Ashley Giles. He has the definite ability to turn a match on its head with his attacking legspin, but he can also look rather ordinary on some surfaces. Still, Pickup is undoubtedly the spearhead of the CW XI attack, which is rare among spinners. That fact speaks volumes for both his ability and determination.

    Nibblet
    Cricket Web Red
    RHB
    RFM
    As an allrounder Nibblet has never really fulfulled anything for CW. Due to inconsistent wicket-taking and general lack of runscoring, he has had a regular run in the first XI for any team he has played for. Some put this down to lack of commitment to CW cricket and it does seem apparent in his general lack of activity during the season.

    Nikhil Nichani
    Retired
    RHB
    OS/RFM
    No name in CW history is as well-known as Nikhil Nichani. Unfortunately, it's for all the wrong reasons. Nichani was caught up in the 2004 World Cup scandal, called by some 'Nichanigate'. Having shown alliegences toward his home country of India ahead of his team, the Cricket Web XI, Nichani faced a suspension from all CW cricket and was immediately removed from the World Cup squad. The controversy never really went away though and when it violently resurfaced in Season 7, Nikhil Nichani decided to take his leave from the CW XI and retire. As a batsman Nichani is a classic strokeplayer and superb player of spin. His fielding and part-time bowling were solid additions to a good game in a promising career.

    Paid the Umpire
    Cricket Web Blue
    RHB
    OS
    Paid the Umpire is a veteran CW cricketer and has been around since Season 1. However, he has not exactly flourished into the potential player of his youth. Indeed his batting has been plagued with inconsistency and his opportunities have dried up of late. Still, Umpire persists and would be well-advised to grab the next opportunity he gets at this level that he might solidify a spot at the top of the order.

    Peter Young
    Cricket Web Blue
    RHB
    RM
    WK
    Peter Young is a classic utility cricketer. His solid right-handed batting has thrived opening the batting and in the middle order and he has forged a decent career behind the stumps in international cricket. Once he was much criticized for his untidy wicketkeeping and more specifically, his slippery hands, but during the recent World Cup Young worked extremely hard on that aspect of his game and is now a more than competent gloveman. Recently though, Young has eased more into a part-time wicketkeeper role and has utilized his medium more often. Basically Young can perform just about any role in a cricket side and it is that innate ability that has brought him success in his career to date and should continue to do so for years to come.

    Pratyush Agarwal
    Cricket Web Red
    RHB
    LS
    The forgotten spinner in the Cricket Web system, Pratyush started his career promisingly in Season 5. Indeed he outbowled Tom Halsey in that season and looked a very bright prospect for the future. However, Pratyush seemingly got caught up in activities other than Cricket Web cricket and his bowling suffered as a result. Aside from a stunning performance of 6 for 27 late in Season 6, the legspinner had a dismal time and has found consistent playing time very precious since.

    Rich_2001
    Cricket Web Black
    RHB
    LS
    Rich has accomplished so much over the course of his distinguished Cricket Web career. Having played in the first ever CW XI Test, Rich_2001 has since been an automatic Test pick, having been dropped just once for purposes other than injury. At ODI level is where he has really starred though. The former CW XI captain's classic yet aggressive strokeplay took him to no. 1 in the PWC rankings and now has him settled in the top 10 as one of the finest and most dangerous opening batsmen in the world.

    Rik
    Retired
    LHB
    SLA
    In his time, Rik was a top class ODI specialist and performed superbly over his career for CW. With accurate left-arm fingerspin and powerful lower order batting, Rik proved a matchwinner on a few occasions and was always an integral part of the team chemistry. In the field Rik was simply electric and tended to inspire those around him. It was during the Cricket World Cup of 2004 that the young man decided to call it a career and retired effective immediately after the final. He left with a sensational economy rate of 2.63.

    Rob Timewell
    Cricket Web Green
    RHB
    RFM
    Rob Timewell came to the Cricket Web system a young yet very experienced bowler. Indeed, he entered CW play as just about a complete bowler and has since established himself as a big time pace prospect. Bowling at a lively pace with an upright seam, Timewell has been likened by some to Glenn McGrath. With a tremendous start to his career, we wait to see whether he will indeed match the great Australian rather than just imitate.

    Ryan
    RHB
    WK
    The backup wicketkeeper. Ryan does not pursue a career as a full-time cricketer, although he was the first wicketkeeper to play for the CW XI. These days he just fills in whenever there is need of it. Not by any means the best of batsmen, Ryan is still the most sound of glovemen in the system.

    Samuel Vimes
    Cricket Web Red
    RHB
    WK
    Samuel Vimes has earned the right to be considered one of the best CW players never to play for the CW XI. Not overly keen on the spotlight, Sam has gone about his work quietly over the seasons and has gained a small following as one of the best keeper-batsmen in the business. If there is one fault to Vimes' game it is his conversion rate. Centuries have typically been hard to come by, but the consistency with which Vimes maintains his 30+ average is already more than acceptable for a wicketkeeper.

    Sanz
    Cricket Web Green
    RHB
    RFM
    Sanz didn't exactly emerge in Season 6. Rather he put together a solid yet impressive season which landed him in the Cricket Web A team to England. Sanz complemented the phenominal Xavier Rose with the new ball and held his own for a fine opening combination for the Cricket Web Greens. He appears at the moment to be the ideal backup bowler for a team.

    SquidAU
    Cricket Web Black
    RHB
    OS
    SquidAU is another one of the players looking to establish himself at domestic level. The young allrounder played 12 FC games and 8 OD games in his debut season with modest statistical success. However, his team coach commented positively on a couple of fighting innings at the bottom of the order. Indeed, if there's one thing that SquidAU has shown he has so far, it's heart.

    Steds
    Cricket Web Red
    RHB
    LS
    Steds is one of the many promising young cricketers to rise through the CW youth system. He learned his cricket from the great Stuart MacGill and impressed for the CW U15s and U19s. Now he looks to make the jump to the senior level and appears to have the tools to do so. The one question is regarding his mental strength. He would never have had to face the challenges that he will at the First Class level, so whether he copes or not will be decisive.

    StUEy
    Cricket Web Blue
    RHB
    OS
    Like Toogood, StUEy is very much a phenom of CW cricket. In his debut season he achieved the joint record of 5 FC hundreds and has established himself as an opening batsman of devastating potential. A high potency of century-making has quickly lifted StUEy among the top 20 runscorers in a FC cricket career for CW. His is definitely a name which could come into consideration for Test selection in times to come.

    Sudeep
    Cricket Web Blue
    RHB
    LS
    Sudeep is an unknown quantity as a cricketer. He entered Season 7 as an uncapped rookie but, unlike some others, didn't really come in with a huge reputation. The Blue team coach has, however, said that Sudeep is perhaps the most technically sound player on the team and potentially a very solid contributor.

    Supah Freak
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    The legspinner Supah Freak is an enigma. Possessing a rather unusual crouch stance at the crease, Freak has never quite prospered with the bat. Indeed, his fear of short and pacy bowling has made him a prime target among the pace community. That said, it is not his batting that has gotten him a Cricket Web contract. Rather it is his very unorthodox legspin that has done so. Supah Freak went through most of his childhood bamboozling his opponents and himself with both his run up and his back of arm/ribs legbreaks. The style has been described by some 'frog-in-a-blender-with-a-purple-sombrero' and has been effective in short stints. The weakness in Freak's game tends to be his fielding and that he can only bowl short spells due to the strain of his action on his back.

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    Another one of those cricketers who the coach has seemingly taken a liking to. Superkingdave appears a very useful cricket, though he entered Season 7 as an uncapped rookie. A batsman of reasonable technique, it is with his left-arm spin that Superkingdave looks to impress. He possesses an accurate and loopy action which should be ideal for OD cricket.

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    Tamara's time in CW cricket was brief but memorable. With the bat she was effective enough for an average of 32.40 in Test cricket and 42.60 in ODIs, but never really got an opportunity with the ball. Eventually Tamara left the CW XI system to pursue other ventures, but solid technique and good offside play are the memories of her career.

    Tom Halsey
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    When you think of Tom Halsey, you think of Neil Pickup. Consider the situation of Shane Warne and Stuart MacGill and you will understand the relationship. Still very much the understudy of veteran Neil Pickup, Halsey has improved leaps and bounds as a spin option since his debut in Season 5. At his best, Halsey is as accurate as Pickup and spins it about as much. He has shown in limited Test caps thus far that, though he is young, he could be a star very soon and Neil Pickup should watch his back.

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    As the second half of Cricket Web's resident pace battery, Top Cat's figures don't do him justice. His Test average of over 37 clouds the fact that he claimed 81 wickets whilst bowling fast and aggressively throughout. Taking 23 wickets in 5 Tests in Australia, Top Cat showed what he can do when he gets a reasonable surface for his style of bowling. Top Cat was the first true professional in CW cricket as he signed on for a Yorkshire county contract during a time of self-imposed exile from the CW XI. When he returned he partnered Lucky Eddie almost none-stop until the end of their careers.

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    Only Eyes Only, Neil Pickup, Broncoman and Age Master have played more FC cricket than Umpire Money. With his righthanded lower order batting and useful medium pace/swing Money has forged a career as a utility player about the Cricket Web system and has accomplished a fair bit. In recent seasons his bowling has been at its best and his batting more purposeful. The highlight of Money's career to date has to be as a captain. Leading the CW Devs, Umpire Money took his team unbeaten in ODs during Season 2 (8-0) and continued onward for a streak of 15 consecutive OD wins.

    Vishnu Reddy
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    A rather unusual player in his time in the Cricket Web system. Reddy began as a batsman and achieved moderate success with his big-hitting in OD cricket. Not too long ago though, it was suggested to him that he try to work more on his bowling. With that in mind, Reddy took up seam and is now one of the more consistent and promising bowlers in the system. Having been around for a while, Vishnu Reddy is surprisingly still relatively inexperienced.

    Xavier Rose
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    When Rose was drafted into the Dev League, he intended to bowl more offspin than seam. However he debuted with the new ball and made such a tremendous impact straight away that he took up seam as his first option. He went on to have a huge rookie year and landed in the CW XI by the end of it. Xavier Rose is undoubtedly one of the top three prospects in the CW XI and should he continue to improve, he will be a huge asset to an international team that struggles for Test match consistency.

    Yaju Arya
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    You get the impression that Yaju never really took his cricket seriously. He began modestly in his initial games, but then went on a fantastic wicket-taking spree of 23 wickets in the last two games of his rookie season. This included a record haul of 13/113 against Australia A. Yaju is a rhythm bowler. When on song, he is a devastating swing threat. However he struggles to maintain such form and is typically ordinary as exemplified in his sophomore season.

    Zaid Ghansar
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    Talent is not an issue as far as Ghansar is concerned. He has that covered. In fact, his coverage also spreads to the fields of courage and determination. Though still young, Ghansar has developed into a very reliable allrounder in both forms of the game. He has scored runs as such that he would make any CW domestic side as a batsman alone. His nippy fast-medium bowling is thus a big plus. Given the seeming imbalance of the CW XI Test team, you'd think that Ghansar's chance can't be too far off.
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    lol, no comment on Cloete's bowling, he will be upset
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
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    Cloete is already a legend of CW cricket. His attacking batting has propelled him to the top of many a World XI list and has forged a fantastic career record. Few batsmen can make a Test hundred look so comfortable and even fewer actually carry on to score them as frequently as does Cloete. He did have his problems in ODI cricket for a time, but a stellar World Cup hundred seemed to have cast the doubts aside. Still, for someone who scores a Test hundred every 7 or so innings, it is shocking that he only has one ODI hundred to date.
    Has Cloete been drafted recently?


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    Nah, just a typo i would say...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majin
    Has Cloete been drafted recently?
    Good spot. Yes, that's a typo which will be corrected at some point in time.

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    THIS IS AWESOME... what a concept. i've actually read them all and think this is great. thanks for putting in so much work

    I'd be cut if my name was zzzzxxxxzzzzqqq and i was at the end of the alphabet thuogh.

    Keep 'em coming...

    CLoete will be stunned that he didn't get mentioned in the bowling department. but deep down we all know he's a hogg. not in the brad hogg sense of the word but a guy who wants and thinks he can do everything.

    stick to ur day job cloete.
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    yeah awesome idea liam keep it up, i can't wait for my name to come up...

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    i dont think hes doing alphabetical order unless he just forgot Mr Ash Chaulk or just dislikes him :P
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    yea, great work liam keep it up bud
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    Quote Originally Posted by ash chaulk
    i dont think hes doing alphabetical order unless he just forgot Mr Ash Chaulk or just dislikes him :P
    yeh same with me, im thinking he just doesnt like me

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    Why would he?

    (Thought there would be more A-Ds then that...)

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    Dissapointed not to see a certain Broncoman, but overall great reading, im enjoying them. Keep up the great work mate.
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    just edited in liams and added broncoman in myself..
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