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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #30 on: January 30, 2018, 05:56:41 AM »

Poor old Ian Salisbury his 20 wickets at 77 still couldnt get him in the XI, will he ever get a proper run in the side??

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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2018, 08:42:18 AM »

Derek Pringle may be less crap than first appears.

Pringle wasn't crap, he was just damned by his failure to have the magnetic personality and ability to change a game that Ian Botham did.  Viewed as a bouncy, back of a length bowler who did a bit with it, he was decent enough, especially in the years before injuries reduced his pace.
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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2018, 09:39:49 AM »

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!

Wasn't Cowdrey Captain for one match many thought Mark Nicolas although not the best batsman would have made an excellent England  Captain
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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2018, 09:42:30 AM »

How has Gavin Hamilton not got a mention..?

1 test, 2 ducks and 0/63

Strong credentials for the all rounder's spot!
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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2018, 09:58:47 AM »

How has Gavin Hamilton not got a mention..?

1 test, 2 ducks and 0/63

Strong credentials for the all rounder's spot!

I did mention him!

And his figures were rather worse than that.
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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2018, 10:06:59 AM »

I did mention him!

And his figures were rather worse than that.

Just re-read! My apologies but his horrendous statistical analysis definitely warrants a serious selection committee re-think  ;).

His only innings in test cricket read 15-1-63-0
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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2018, 10:10:09 AM »

Just re-read! My apologies but his horrendous statistical analysis definitely warrants a serious selection committee re-think  ;).

His only innings in test cricket read 15-1-63-0

1 Maiden over? Obviously he can bowl quality then  ;)
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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2018, 12:37:08 PM »

Surely the only answer is:

1. Chris Woakes
2. Chris Woakes
3. Chris Woakes
4. Chris Woakes (C)
5. Chris Woakes
6. Chris Woakes
7. Chris Woakes (+)
8. Chris Woakes
9. Chris Woakes
10. Chris Woakes
11. Chris Woakes
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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2018, 01:17:27 PM »

Jake Ball has had a pretty mediocre career thus far, but somehow I feel there is more to come from him...(more dross?!)

Perhaps gets a place in the squad, or England's worst ever Lions squad!
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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #39 on: January 30, 2018, 03:39:53 PM »

Ball was awesome in 2016. I'm not convinced he has been fully fit two straight weeks since....
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Re: Englands WORST ever Test XI
« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2018, 06:25:22 PM »

I played junior cricket for Somerset with Aftab Adib. He was a year younger than me but played up as he was an exceptional player. Free scholarship at Millfield. Nice lad who had a decent county career but did not live up to his potential shown at 15. Plenty of those around though 😀
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