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Draft of the Dead - Halloween Special


International Regular
Jack Hobbs

Clyde Walcott then.

1) WA Brown /
2) MH Mankad / o
3) GA Headley /
4) CL Walcott /
5) HW Taylor /
6) GA Faulkner / o
7) WW Wade / +
8) LN Constantine o /
9) GA Lohmann o /
10) MD Marshall o /
11) JB Statham o

12: T Richardson o
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Hall of Fame Member
Bruce Mitchell

Bruce Mitchell
Conrad Hunte
Wally Hammond
Peter May*
Martin Crowe
Maurice Leyland
John Waite+
Hedley Verity
Bill Voce
Alec Bedser
Neil Adcock

Basil D'Oliviera

Hutton for Hammond seems a fair enough swap and the addition of Mitchell makes the batting stronger overall. Hammond as the 5th bowler means Dolly is the one to drop out.

Shame to have lost the Larwood and Voce combination but can't complain at Adcock as a replacement even if it does weaken the tail.
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International Coach
Keith Miller

Vijay Merchant
Allan Rae
Denis Compton
Dudley Nourse
Stan McCabe
Keith Miller [3]
Warwick Armstrong [5] (c)
Jock Cameron (wk)
Hugh Trumble [4]
Jack Cowie [2]
Sydney Barnes [1]

12th: Manny Martindale

Addition of Miller has improved the batting depth although losing Headley weakened my batting a bit. Nonetheless Compton is a worthy replacement. Pace attack will miss Trueman but Miller has helped improve that too. Decided to retain my twin spinners combo in the main xi because I always believe that's handy if the pitch assists spin.
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Well there's a massive temptation to go with The Master, but that'd probably leave me a wee bit light seam wise, so I'll have to take with Typhoon Tyson, please.

The Appreciative Deceased

Bill Woodfull RHB 2300 runs @ 46.00
Eddie Barlow RHB 2516 @ 45.75; RMF 40 wickets @ 34.05
Frank Worrell* RHB 3860 @ 49.49; SLA/LM 69 @ 38.72
Eddie Paynter LHB 1540 @ 59.23
Duleepsinhji RHB 995 @ 58.53
FS Jackson RHB 1415 @ 48.79; RM 24 @ 33.29
Budhi Kunderan+ RHB 981 @ 32.70; 21 catches, 7 stumpings
Trevor Bailey RHB 2290 @ 29.74; RFM 132 @ 29.21
Clarrie Grimmett RHB 557 @ 13.93; LB 216 @ 24.22
Fred Trueman RHB 981 @ 13.82; RF 307 @ 21.58
Frank Tyson RHB 230 @ 10.82; RF 76 @ 18.57

12th man: DR Jardine

Pains me to leave the great man out, but his tactical nous is only a water bottle away.


International Coach
CricZo XI

Len Hutton /
Arthur Morris /
Dean Jones /
Hanif Mohammed /
Patsy Hendren /
Trevor Goddard / o
Tony Greig o /
Richie Benaud o /
Bert Oldfield + /
Harold Larwood o /
Fred Spofforth o

12th Man: Gubby Allen o /