No dinner invites so far
Would happily have Sledger, Brumby and duffer round mine on the 16th.
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Would have fredfertang, robelinda and Woodster around for educational purposes.
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If I was in a position to invite members of CW for dinner I would find four too restricted a number. A dozen (which means I do not even get to be 12th man in the team) sounds much better.
It would still be a difficult task to pick the final eleven plus twelfth man. If I was to set a criteria it might be something like
- A good knowledge and appreciation of the game's history and tradition
- A very good understanding of the technical aspects of the game even if they were not in all disciplines
- A liberal approach by which I mean the biases (which I understand will always be there) are not overtly parochial, country specific or racial (heavens forbid)
- Politeness would be an absolute pre-requisite over all trait.
- Those who have had the privilege of watching, talking to and/or being on a cricket field with cricketers who played before 1965 would be automatically eligible :-)
I would love it if they would come not just for dinner but for the weekend so that we could talk cricket to our heart's content and maybe squeeze in some real cricket between the talk, the booze etc !
That should be fun
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It's like setting your criteria for the team, the openers, pacers, spinners etc. I think I made the mistake of calling it the eligibility criteria.
I would think at least fifty guys could be in the starting short list.
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Narrowing to four is hard. I'd have different sets for different situations.
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