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Batbuddy99

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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2018, 07:57:44 PM »

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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2018, 07:58:18 PM »

I'm sorry, I know I will be castigated for happening to come from Yorkshire but - in a side of otherwise abject awfulness, how does Froggy Moxon get in?  He was poorly treated by the selectors, always being picked when Graeme Gooch didn't fancy it, and was a quality player.

Not from Yorkshire but was a big fan of them in the 80s, thought Moxon was very good bat, had high hopes for him and Bill Athey at the time. When he got his 99 I think he was denied runs which were given as leg byes so even unluckier?
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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2018, 08:31:56 PM »

Not from Yorkshire but was a big fan of them in the 80s, thought Moxon was very good bat, had high hopes for him and Bill Athey at the time. When he got his 99 I think he was denied runs which were given as leg byes so even unluckier?

The infamous sweep that went 80m? Not seen it but rumour is it was an odd call.
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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2018, 08:48:05 PM »

I thought Devon Malcolm or Malcolm  Devon as Dexter called him took over 100 wickets for England he was hit on the head in a test match when batting and is reputed  to have said you guys are history  and went on to blast them out winning the game for England.
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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2018, 09:16:25 PM »

I can't believe we've missed Zafar Ansari.  If we did ODIs Alex Loudoun would top even Zafar!
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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2018, 09:28:47 PM »

How about Corrigan nerves poor lad.
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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2018, 09:46:51 PM »

Love this post! Reminds me of my days back at uni sat at the back of boring lectures, where we'd work out our England ugly 11 or worst hair do 11. Sadly, mostly football though as most of my mates were more footballers.

Derek Pringle - god he was crap! Also Mark Illott, David Capel and Chris Cowdrey. He was useless at county level, let alone test level and only got selected because he was a Cowdrey. Shame we can't include Mark Nicholas on this list, but even our crap selectors couldn't sink that low!
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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2018, 10:02:57 PM »

I've gone for 89/90 onwards as this is from when I remember cricket being a thing.

Hugh Morris (Dynadrive though)
Ian ward
Vince
Maddy
Adams
Irani
Ambrose
Salisbury
Illott
Mccague
P Taylor

This includes a 3 Test minimum or you're not comin in.

Ambrose is harsh, but only Foster comes close and his hands are so pure...
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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2018, 10:05:07 PM »

Derek Pringle may be less crap than first appears. We tried God knows how many allrounders in the period he played.

Ungainly he may have looked but did score some useful runs and got wickets too.
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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2018, 10:08:14 PM »

How about Corrigan nerves poor lad.

He was a centre-half for Motherwell
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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2018, 10:09:19 PM »

If we did ODIs Alex Loudoun would top even Zafar!

But he had a doosra!  :D
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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2018, 10:09:57 PM »

Irani woke Hussain up pretty quickly to the fact that picking your mates is folly. A much worse Essex all rounder than Pringle.
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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2018, 10:11:56 PM »

Not from Yorkshire but was a big fan of them in the 80s, thought Moxon was very good bat, had high hopes for him and Bill Athey at the time. When he got his 99 I think he was denied runs which were given as leg byes so even unluckier?

I think Moxin could be the only Yorkshireman with an actual excuse to moan about his lot. He was really unlucky, and no one likes those in a team. So probably warrants his inclusion for this reason.
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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2018, 10:34:41 PM »

This topic is peak England fans....

The topic where we're discussing the Best XI has 6 replies and the Worst XI is already at the bottom of two pages!
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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2018, 10:43:10 PM »

Does Boyd Rankin get an honourable mention too as a one Test wonder?

I'm not quite sure why he was picked for England and he did his best to justify the questions over his selection before he broke down
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