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Thread: Top Ten 12th Men of All Time

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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
    9. The Barmy Army
    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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