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Which was your favourite team?

Poll closed Sep 16, 2019.
  1. Blockerdave's XI

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  2. CerealKiller's XI

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  3. Rebel2k19's XI

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  4. Sinister One's XI

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  5. Survivor's XI

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  6. VC the Slogger's XI

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  7. Villain's XI

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  8. Aislabie's Secret XI

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  1. GhostRider User Title Purchaser

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    Finally I get a good pick through,well chuffed with that.

    :aus: Dean Jones
    :ned: Tom cooper
    :eng:. Nat Sciver
    :eng:. Phil Edmonds
    :saf: Allan Donald
    :aus:. Greg Chappell
    :aus:. Ian Chappell
    :aus:. Trevor Chappell
     
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  2. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

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    A very good pick.

    A very strange round though, as I had three sets of brothers in mind and nobody picked any of them. I will probably compile a "biggest misses" list at the end of the draft to look at the players I feel were really missed.
     
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    Very good idea,be interesting to see your choices.
     
  4. Villain ICC Board Member

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    The thing is those are most likely to be picked like the Waugh brothers I thought will be people's first choice and the reason I skipped going for them. I think that's pretty much what others thought too and hence the picks are not the usual ones you'd expect or want to see.

    Happy to pick Brett Lee and was the sole reason to go for the Lee brothers, Binga is my all time fav.
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    Villain's:
    :aus:Steve Smith:bat:
    :ind:Mithali Raj:bat:
    :aus:Shane Lee:ar:
    :ind:Jasprit Bumrah:bwl:
    :aus:Brett Lee:bwl:
     
  5. blockerdave ICC Chairman

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    I was gonna go for the grace brothers but assumed they’d be taken elsewhere. Tom Graveney is one of my favourite ever players and Ken was a fine bowler. That they were both Gloucestershire legends helps too! Though we sacked both as captain!
     
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    Round Nine Picks

    Players who got out to Ravi Bopara

    @blockerdave - :aus: Mitchell Johnson (then and then)
    @CerealKiller - :sri: Kumar Sangakkara (never got out to Bopara - clearly had "0" dismissals in the list)
    @Rebel2k19 - :sri: Lasith Malinga (then)
    @Sinister One - :aus: Michael Hussey (then)
    @Survivor - :nzf: Brendon McCullum (then)
    @VC the slogger - :wi: Chris Gayle (then)
    @Villain - :ind: Sachin Tendulkar (never got out to Bopara - clearly had "0 dismissals" in the list)

    Round Ten Picks

    Current county cricketers

    @blockerdave - :eng: Ben Foakes (Surrey)
    @CerealKiller - :eng: Jimmy Anderson (Lancashire)
    @Rebel2k19 - :ind: Ravichandran Ashwin (Nottinghamshire)
    @Sinister One - :ind: Ravichandran Ashwin (Nottinghamshire)
    @Survivor - :eng: Jofra Archer (Sussex)
    @VC the slogger - :eng: Alastair Cook (Essex)
    @Villain - :eng: Jimmy Anderson (Lancashire)

    So, according to the rules of the draft, Jimmy Anderson and Ravichandran Ashwin unavailable for everyone for the duration of the draft.

    Round Eleven Picks

    Ye olde cricketers

    @blockerdave - :eng: Sydney Barnes (debut 1894; Ken Graveney born 1924)
    @CerealKiller - :eng: Sydney Barnes (debut 1894; Archie Jackson born 1909)
    @Rebel2k19 - :eng: WG Grace (debut generally regarded as 22nd June 1865; George Lohmann born 2nd June 1865 - SEE NOTE)
    @Sinister One - :nzf: Richard Hadlee (debut 1972; Mike Hussey born 1975)
    @Survivor - :aus: Victor Trumper (debut 1895; Phil Edmonds born 1951)
    @VC the slogger - :wi: Garry Sobers (debut 1953; Chris Gayle born 1979)
    @Villain - :wi: Viv Richards (debut 1971; Mithali Raj born 1982)

    So, according to the rules of the draft, Sydney Barnes is unavailable for everyone for the duration of the draft.

    NOTE -
    There's some controversy around WG Grace's first-class debut. The statistical consensus now regards it to be this game, but Grace himself and statisticians of the time considered it to be this game. I'm inclined to allow the pick unless anyone has strong arguments.

    - # - # -

    Before I start the next round(s), I'd like to have a look at how people's teams look so far:
    :eng: Ted Dexter
    :eng: Tom Graveney
    :wi: Clive Lloyd
    :eng: Rachael Heyhoe-Flint
    :eng: Ben Foakes
    :aus: Mitchell Johnson
    :aus: Shane Warne
    :aus: Shaun Tait
    :eng: Ken Graveney
    - - -
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    :aus: Archie Jackson
    :pak: Javed Miandad
    :aus: Meg Lanning
    :pak: Imran Khan
    :saf: Shaun Pollock
    - - -
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    :eng: WG Grace (see NOTE above)
    :aus: Shane Watson
    :ind: Rahul Dravid
    :ind: Rohit Sharma
    :eng: Sarah Taylor
    :eng: George Lohmann
    :sri: Lasith Malinga
    - - -
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    :saf: Graeme Smith
    :aus: Michael Hussey
    :nzf: Richard Hadlee
    :saf: Dale Steyn
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    :aus: Victor Trumper
    :aus: Dean Jones
    :aus: Trevor Chappell
    :aus: Greg Chappell
    :aus: Ian Chappell
    :ned: Tom Cooper
    :nzf: Brendon McCullum :wk:
    :eng: Nat Sciver
    :eng: Jofra Archer
    :eng: Phil Edmonds
    :saf: Allan Donald
    :wi: Chris Gayle
    :eng: Alastair Cook
    :eng: Eoin Morgan
    :wi: Garry Sobers
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    :aus: Steve Smith
    :wi: Viv Richards
    :ind: Mithali Raj
    :aus: Shane Lee
    :aus: Brett Lee
    :ind: Jasprit Bumrah
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    :wi: George Headley
    :ind: Kapil Dev
    :saf: AB de Villiers
    :wi: Clyde Walcott
    :aus: Don Bradman
    :ned: Ryan ten Doeschate
    :nep: Sandeep Lamichhane
    :aus: Ellyse Perry
    :saf: Albie Morkel
    :saf: Morne Morkel
    :saf: Peter Pollock
    :saf: Graeme Pollock
    :eng: Jimmy Anderson
    :ind: Ravichandran Ashwin
    :eng: Sydney Barnes

    - # - # -

    The Round Twelve question will be...

    Name a cricketer who played for Northants.
    The finest of all the county sides.


    The Round Thirteen question will be...

    Name a West Indian fast bowler from the 1980s.
    Here is a list of suggestions, but it is by no means exhaustive.

    The Round Fourteen question will be...

    Name a cricketer who has played for two or more national teams.
    (If you have any question about what constitutes a national team, ask me by PM. My definition is more liberal than the ICC's)


    The Round Fifteen question will be...

    Name a player from the legendary 2005 Ashes series.
    Must have appeared in a playing XI. Gary Pratt doesn't count.

    (I'll update the index after I've had some lunch)
     
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    @Aislabie my team is finished,you forgot the 3 Chappell brothers.

    :aus: Victor Trumper
    :aus: Dean Jones
    :nzf: Brendon McCullum
    :ned: Tom Cooper
    :eng: Nat Sciver
    :eng: Jofra Archer
    :eng: Phil Edmonds
    :saf: Allan Donald
    :aus: Greg Chappell
    :aus: Ian Chappell
    :aus: Trevor Chappell
     
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    I'm devastated I didn't get Barnes! My attack is looking pretty good though
     
  11. Villain ICC Board Member

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    Same thing, SRT was in the list but yeah should've checked. Missed out on a lot of good ones.
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    Only 4 but are pretty good. :p
     
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  12. Aislabie Custodian of the MCC Snuffbox

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    I somehow missed all of the brothers for all the teams; I've updated things now.

    Please could you put your team into batting order; no rush though
     
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    @Aislabie Final batting lineup.

    1. :aus: Victor Trumper :bat:
    2. :nzf: Brendan McCullum :wkb:
    3. :aus: Ian Chappell :bat: :c:
    4. :aus: Dean Jones :bat:
    5. :aus: Greg Chappell :bat:
    6. :aus: Trevor Chappell :ar:
    7. :ned: Tom Cooper :ar:
    8. :eng: Nat Sciver :ar:
    9. :eng: Jofra Archer :bwl:
    10. :eng: Phil Edmonds :bwl:
    11. :saf: Allan Donald :bwl:
     
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    Round Twelve Picks

    Northamptonshire cricketers

    @blockerdave - :ind: Sourav Ganguly (2006)
    @CerealKiller - :wi: Curtly Ambrose (1989-1996)
    @Rebel2k19 - :ind: Anil Kumble (1995)
    @Sinister One - :wi: Sydney Smith (1907-1914) would also have been a quality Round Fourteen pick
    @VC the slogger - :aus: Dennis Lillee (1988)
    @Villain - :ind: Anil Kumble (1995)

    As per the rules of the draft, Anil Kumble becomes ineligible.

    Round Thirteen Picks

    West Indian fast bowlers of the '80s

    @blockerdave - :wi: Andy Roberts
    @CerealKiller - :wi: Malcolm Marshall
    @Rebel2k19 - :wi: Joel Garner
    @Sinister One - :wi: Joel Garner
    @VC the slogger - :wi: Michael Holding
    @Villain - :wi: Malcolm Marshall

    As per the rules of the draft, Malcolm Marshall and Joel Garner become ineligible.

    Round Fourteen Picks

    Players who represented two or more national teams

    @CerealKiller - :aus: Steve Waugh (Australia and Ireland)
    @Rebel2k19 - :eng: Eoin Morgan (England and Ireland, but already picked by VC)
    @Sinister One - :saf: Kepler Wessels (Australia and South Africa)
    @VC the slogger - :wi: Frank Worrell (Barbados and Jamaica)
    @Villain - :ire: Ed Joyce (England and Ireland)

    Round Fifteen Picks

    2005 Ashes players

    @CerealKiller - :aus: Adam Gilchrist
    @Rebel2k19 - :eng: Andrew Flintoff
    @Sinister One - :aus: Justin Langer
    @VC the slogger - :aus: Adam Gilchrist
    @Villain - :aus: Adam Gilchrist

    As per the rules of the draft, Adam Gilchrist becomes ineligible.

    All of which means the teams now look like...

    :eng: Ted Dexter
    :ind: Sourav Ganguly
    :eng: Tom Graveney
    :wi: Clive Lloyd
    :eng: Rachael Heyhoe-Flint
    :eng: Ben Foakes
    :aus: Mitchell Johnson
    :aus: Shane Warne
    :wi: Andy Roberts
    :aus: Shaun Tait
    :eng: Ken Graveney
    :aus: Archie Jackson
    :pak: Javed Miandad
    :aus: Steve Waugh
    :aus: Meg Lanning
    :pak: Imran Khan
    :saf: Shaun Pollock
    :wi: Curtly Ambrose
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    :eng: WG Grace
    :aus: Shane Watson
    :ind: Rahul Dravid
    :ind: Rohit Sharma
    :eng: Sarah Taylor
    :eng: Andrew Flintoff
    :eng: George Lohmann
    :sri: Lasith Malinga
    - - -
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    :saf: Graeme Smith
    :saf: Kepler Wessels
    :aus: Justin Langer
    :aus: Michael Hussey
    :nzf: Richard Hadlee
    :wi: Sydney Smith
    :saf: Dale Steyn
    - - -
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    :wi: Chris Gayle
    :eng: Alastair Cook
    :wi: Frank Worrell
    :ire: Eoin Morgan
    :wi: Garry Sobers
    :wi: Michael Holding
    :aus: Dennis Lillee
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    :ire: Ed Joyce
    :aus: Steve Smith
    :wi: Viv Richards
    :ind: Mithali Raj
    :aus: Shane Lee
    :aus: Brett Lee
    :ind: Jasprit Bumrah
    - - -
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    :wi: George Headley
    :ind: Kapil Dev
    :saf: AB de Villiers
    :wi: Clyde Walcott
    :aus: Don Bradman
    :ned: Ryan ten Doeschate
    :nep: Sandeep Lamichhane
    :aus: Ellyse Perry
    :saf: Albie Morkel
    :saf: Morne Morkel
    :saf: Peter Pollock
    :saf: Graeme Pollock
    :eng: Jimmy Anderson
    :ind: Ravichandran Ashwin
    :eng: Sydney Barnes
    :ind: Anil Kumble
    :wi: Malcolm Marshall
    :wi: Joel Garner
    :aus: Adam Gilchrist


    The Round Sixteen question will be...

    Name a player with an alliterative given and surname.
    For example, "Steve Smith" or "Malcolm Marshall".


    The Round Seventeen question will be...

    Name a player who never played Test, ODI or T20I cricket.


    The Round Eighteen question will be...

    Pick a player with at least four initials.
    NHCJ Theunissen would be one such example.


    The Round Nineteen question will be...

    Name a player who is from a country you've not tried to pick anybody from yet.
    Countries that change name ("Rhodesia" to "Zimbabwe" and "Ceylon" to "Sri Lanka" are the main ones) count as the same country.


    There are so many options for these categories that we might end up either finishing or very nearly finishing the draft here. Good luck everyone!

    Also, @blockerdave please can you put your team in batting order at your earliest convenience? Many thanks!
     
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    Well, Ed Smith-style I've ended up with a poorly balanced team with no openers. What I do have over Ed the plagiarist, however, is a world class keeper and a bowling attack that will rip teams to shreds...

    So, I will go with:

    1) Tom Graveney (he was really a number 3/4, but he did open occasionally)
    2) Rachael Heyhoe-Flint (Again a middle order player but she was a brilliant bats(wo)man so I'm backing her
    3) Ted Dexter
    4) Sourav Ganguly
    5) Clive Lloyd (c)
    6) Ben Foakes (wk)
    7) Ken Graveney
    8) Mitchell Johnson
    9) Andy Roberts
    10) Shane Warne
    11) Shaun Tait

    Brutal bowling attack. Strong top-order. Lots of leadership/tactical input. Top 6 will have to bat well, but that's a tail that can wag too.

    Given the nature of the draft I'm not unhappy with that.
     
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