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Sheep Draft 7.0

harsh.ag

Hall of Fame Member
Very well run draft, Nuf. Thank you :)

Team StarSpangledSheep

Sunny Gavaskar
Bill Ponsford
Peter May (c)
Steven Smith (5)
Graeme Pollock
Joe Solomon
Tom Blundell (wk)
Wayne Daniel (3)
Colin Croft (2)
Fazal Mahmood (4)
Jasprit Bumrah (1)

12th Man: Trevor Franklin

Pretty solid team. Love the bowling variety. Great top 5.
 

Pothas

Hall of Fame Member
Matthew Hayden
Andrew Strauss
David Boon
Everton Weekes
Stan McCabe
Shiv Chanderpaul
Ian Smith
Michael Holding
Fred Trueman
Rangana Herath
Bill Bowes

Tail is longer than I would want. Messed up that last last round, needed a bowling all rounder and thought Pollock was the safe option and ended up leaving Hadlee unpicked.

Sheep draft the best as always.
 
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fredfertang

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Herbert Sutcliffe
Conrad Hunte
Mahela Jayawardene
Brian Lara
*Clive Lloyd
Colin Bland
+Godfrey Evans
Alan Davidson
Sylvester Clarke
Peter Such
Tiger O'Reilly

Carrying the drinks - Ruwan Kalpage

The skipper won't thank me for just giving him two pace bowlers, and for having to do any fifth bowler duties himself, and there is a bit of a tail, but not a bad lot
 

Marcuss

Hall of Fame Member
Gordon Greenidge
Archie Jackson
Frank Worrell
Jacques Kallis
Denis Compton
Allan Border
Imran Khan
Denis Lindsay

Tino Best
Colin Miller
Allan Donald

Meyrick Pringle
Just about as good a pair of players as I could have realistically hoped to pick to complete that side.

Lucky to have quality bats to 8 as numbers 9-11 won’t be adding much.

Two quality new ball bowlers of the highest quality and Miller was a successful Test bowler in his own right. He’d be largely relied upon for the spin duties. Plenty of options in the top 6 with Kallis (in particular), Worrell, Border and Compton all having some success with the balm throughout their careers.

Then there’s Tino Best.
 

fredfertang

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Just about as good a pair of players as I could have realistically hoped to pick to complete that side.

Lucky to have quality bats to 8 as numbers 9-11 won’t be adding much.

Two quality new ball bowlers of the highest quality and Miller was a successful Test bowler in his own right. He’d be largely relied upon for the spin duties. Plenty of options in the top 6 with Kallis (in particular), Worrell, Border and Compton all having some success with the balm throughout their careers.

Then there’s Tino Best.
You fail to mention that you have the only man to have played the game who might have been a better batsman than Bradman :)
 

Marcuss

Hall of Fame Member
You fail to mention that you have the only man to have played the game who might have been a better batsman than Bradman :)
More than happy to let that batting lineup speak for itself.

I can't recall Red Hill's entire lineup but I think it stacks up pretty well in comparison even allowing for him having the Don.
 

morgieb

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Graeme Smith*
Bruce Mitchell
Cheteshwar Pujara
Richie Richardson
Eddie Paynter
Adam Gilchrist+
Gary Gilmour
Richie Benaud
Bob Willis
Garth McKenzie
Courtney Walsh

Martin Love

It's fine. Not that much more though.
 

Test_Fan_Only

State Regular
- Arthur Morris
- Bill Brown
- Charles Jack Russell
- Arivinda de Silva
- Polly Umrigar
- Tom Hayward
- Jeff Dujon
- Anil Kumble
- Peter Pollock
- Frank Tyson
- Alan Ward



12th man Imran Farhat.
 

fredfertang

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
- Arthur Morris
- Bill Brown
- Charles Jack Russell
- Arivinda de Silva
- Polly Umrigar
- Tom Hayward
- Jeff Dujon
- Anil Kumble
- Peter Pollock
- Frank Tyson
- Alan Ward



12th man Imran Farhat.
1-9 could be a bunch of stiffs for all I care - this team is going to get one of my votes for the opening salvo of Tyson and Ward

…… unless you're planning to give Peter Pollock the new ball of course
 

Test_Fan_Only

State Regular
1-9 could be a bunch of stiffs for all I care - this team is going to get one of my votes for the opening salvo of Tyson and Ward

…… unless you're planning to give Peter Pollock the new ball of course
To be honest I don't think I know enough about the three bowlers to really judge who should get the new ball
 

Cabinet96

Global Moderator
1. Alastair Cook
2. Justin Langer
3. Mark Butcher
4. Younis Khan
5. Joe Root
6. Shakib al Hassan
7. Maurice Tate
8. Wasim Bair +
9. Alec Bedser
10. Kagiso Rabada
11. Sydney Barnes

12. Vinod Kambli

Kind of a stupidly long tail/weak lower middle order, but not sure I can bring myself to leave one of those bowlers out for Kambli. I'd probably hate this selection if a test side did it today.
 

AndrewB

International Regular
Matthew Hayden
Andrew Strauss
David Boon
Everton Weekes
Stan McCabe
Shiv Chanderpaul
Ian Smith
Michael Holding
Fred Trueman
Rangana Herath
Bill Bowes

Tail is longer than I would want. Messed up that last last round, needed a bowling all rounder and thought Pollock was the safe option and ended up leaving Hadlee unpicked.

Sheep draft the best as always.
Not sure what's gone wrong here, but I was told I'd successfully picked Everton Weekes in Round 12.
I am prepared to accept Garry Sobers as a replacement.
 

Red Hill

The artist formerly known as Monk
Red Hill CC XI

Bob Simpson
Vijay Merchant
Al Sahariar
Ricky Ponting
Ian Chappell
Ken Barington
Lee Germon +
Hugh Tayfield
Malcolm Marshall
Jackson Bird
Jimmy Anderson

12th- Don Bradman
 
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Red Hill

The artist formerly known as Monk
Red Hill CC XI

Bob Simpson
Vijay Merchant
Don Bradman
Ricky Ponting
Ian Chappell *
Ken Barington
Lee Germon +
Hugh Tayfield
Malcolm Marshall
Jackson Bird
Jimmy Anderson

12th - Al Sahariar


Pretty handy XI, managed to draft Australia's three greatest number threes (with apologies to Clem Hill and Charlie Macartney). Very good bowling attack with the GOAT pace bowler, the leading wicket taker pace bowler, Bird, and the underrated offie Hugh Tayfield. Dependable opening bats and the obdurate Barrington at #6. Simpson, Barrington and Chappeli capable of sharing fifth bowling duties if required. Fielding is excellent with Simpson, Anderson and Chappell outstanding in the slips, Bradman good in the covers, and Ponting at point.
 

Teuton

International Regular
Final team

Roy Fredericks
Victor Trumper
Matthew Sinclair
Keith Miller
Michael Clarke
Alastair Campbell
John Waite
Vernon Philander
Learie Constantine
Shane Warne
Fred Spofforth

12th man Blair Po****

A few too many sheep for a contender but still a decent team with 5 very good or better bowlers and batting down to Warney at 10.

Thanks nufan for running it,
 

NUFAN

Y no Afghanistan flag
Not sure what's gone wrong here, but I was told I'd successfully picked Everton Weekes in Round 12.
I am prepared to accept Garry Sobers as a replacement.
Noooo, why was he on my banned list.

Please pick a like for like replacement instead, sorry.
 

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