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England's WORST Ever ONE DAY XI
« on: January 30, 2018, 08:39:51 AM »

Spurred on by Pete's topic on the true disasters of the test arena, I wondered what an equivalent One Day International side would look like.  For the purposes of this challenge, I decided to make up a side entirely of people who ONLY played one day internationals for England (ie no test caps) which ruled ou what would otherwise have been deserved inclusion for Zafar Ansari and Darren Maddy).  Wonder what you guys think:

Jim Troughton (Warwickshire)
Phil Mustard (Durham)
Malachy Loye (Northants/Lancs)
Monte Lynch (Surrey)
Vince Wells (Leicestershire)
Colin Wells (Sussex/Derbyshire)
Paul Grayson (Yorkshire/Essex)
Alex Loudon (Warwickshire)
Paul Franks (Nottingshamshire)
Alex Wharf (Yorkshire/Glamorgan)
Jade Dernbach (Surrey)

Luckiest men alive would be Jamie Dalrymple and Harry Gurney - poor, but not quite poor enough.
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Re: England's WORST Ever ONE DAY XI
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 09:04:45 AM »

Harsh on Jade (yes Surrey bias) but he was being asked do the impossible...
Mal Loye should have done better.
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Re: England's WORST Ever ONE DAY XI
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 09:14:09 AM »

A fine lineup but I think Geoff humpage (that's going back a few years) edges out colonel mustard as keeper?
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Re: England's WORST Ever ONE DAY XI
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 09:17:42 AM »

Harsh on Jade (yes Surrey bias) but he was being asked do the impossible...
Mal Loye should have done better.

I don't know if you could call it harsh - yes, his awful economy rate was in large part due to his being asked to perform a particular role and given little chance to bowl at the front of the innings to leaven it out, but he didn't have to try quite so many downright daft variations. Did he?
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Re: England's WORST Ever ONE DAY XI
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 09:18:33 AM »

A fine lineup but I think Geoff humpage (that's going back a few years) edges out colonel mustard as keeper?

I used as far as possible the same 89/90 cut off in our other England threads...

...otherwise, yes, he probably did!
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Re: England's WORST Ever ONE DAY XI
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 12:40:03 PM »

Jake Ball is doing his best to get on this list.


EDIT: And the test list for that matter.
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Re: England's WORST Ever ONE DAY XI
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2018, 12:43:54 PM »

Ball looked so promising.  It isn't working out for him as yet though.
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Re: England's WORST Ever ONE DAY XI
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2018, 01:16:21 PM »

I'd probably argue for Prior as one of the worst ODI keepers, given how good he was in tests, he sucked the big one in ODIs...
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Re: England's WORST Ever ONE DAY XI
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2018, 03:38:44 PM »

Falls foul of the played test matches rule...
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Re: England's WORST Ever ONE DAY XI
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2018, 04:01:13 PM »

Falls foul of the played test matches rule...

Ahhh, I must have skipped that bit!

Danny Briggs anyone?
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Re: England's WORST Ever ONE DAY XI
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2018, 04:25:05 PM »

Ahhh, I must have skipped that bit!

Danny Briggs anyone?

Bit harsh, one ODI with a bowling average of 19.5.....

Incidentally his sole ODI was also Jos Buttler's ODI debut.
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Re: England's WORST Ever ONE DAY XI
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2018, 04:28:37 PM »

Fair point that, didn't realise how well he'd done on his one appearance!  :o
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Re: England's WORST Ever ONE DAY XI
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2018, 04:53:18 PM »

Briggs should be in the "hat happened to them exactly?" thread (that noone has yet written).
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Re: England's WORST Ever ONE DAY XI
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2018, 10:04:50 PM »

Filed next to Adam Riley...
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Re: England's WORST Ever ONE DAY XI
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2018, 10:11:16 PM »

Jamie Dalrymple? Classic England bits and pieces pick.
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