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    Top Ten 12th Men of All Time

    While DoG finishes his definitive list I thought it would be fun to bang our heads together over this here.

    For mine:

    1. Billy Birmingham
    2. Jack Potter
    3. Gary (the) Pratt
    4. James Anderson
    5. Stuart Broad
    6. Graeme Swann
    7. Michael Kasprowicz
    8. VVS Laxman
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    10. Kumar Dharmasena
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    1. Billy Birmingham
    2. Andy Bichel
    3. Gary Pratt
    4. Theo Doropolous
    5. Jordan Silk
    6. Ben Foakes

    The rest don't matter

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    Yeah it's gotta be Andy Bichel. Maybe Warwick Todd, although he played lots of tests I guess.
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    What determines when stuff gets moved? This is actually about cricket, probably.


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    I agree, it's a cricket-related thread. Even if Billy Birmingham didn't play.

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    Trevor Penney came on as England's 12th man a few years back. Even at 40-odd years old, he was still one of the best fielders on show. In his youth playing for Warwickshire, he was incredible.

    Thinking about it, I think he was a 12th man during the 2005 Ashes series too, at the same time as being England's fielding coach?

    Anyway, definitely very useful to have a Jonty Rhodes-esque fielder to call on as sub.
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    Agree with Riggins, every time I think of a greatest team I always put Andy Bichel at 12th. The guy just couldn't get a start, seamed a huge shame to me
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