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Cricket nut. Red V. Man U.

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Cricket's all-time alphabetical 'R' Team

With the pairs of Richards (and sons) and Russells, as well as other high quality players, the ‘R’ Team is perhaps best described as ‘light heavyweight”’– strong and powerful but just below a few of the others. Still, this is a very strong team.

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Cricket's All Time K Team

With some of the composite teams coming up, we are now past the half way mark of this marathon. To date, the B Team and the H Team are the stand outs and it’s fair to say that they won’t be challenged by the K Team.

For what it’s worth, both Fingleton and Ferris made my all comers F team back in 2013:

Cricket’s all-time alphabetical F team

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter D

Is Ashton Agar is our No 7 we have no chance in the World Cup. There is simply not enough batting.

Aussies set to rediscover the joy of six in South Africa

He had his chances after that.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter D

Matt Elliot.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter D

OK, re the 3 fielders behind square leg in the Davidson clip, here is the response I got from the MCC:

“The restriction on on-side fieldsmen was introduced as ‘experimental note 3 to Law 44’ in 1957 and was first enforced in the Leicestershire v Kent match in June that year. Initially, it was only applicable in county matches but this was extended to Test matches (in England) for the 1960 season. Note 3 became a formal part of the Laws (no longer experimental and only mandatory in the UK) in 1968. It remained part of the Laws when the 1980 code was introduced and has been so ever since.”

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter D

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter D

actually the Law wasn’t totally official until 1980 I think.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter D

OK, so from what I can tell so far, the Law around leg side fielders was actually only changed on an “experimental” basis in 1957. That is still before the Test in the link above but I haven’t yet been able to tell if there was some transitional period before the change was enforced.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter D

I’ll ask around and see what I can find out.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter D

I reckon their odds are way overs. They have shown many signs of mortality recently.

Counting chickens: Have we put undue World Cup pressure on the Aussie women?

Well he was the future of leg spinning until Ronan predicted it.

Pope has been ruined by wanting to be a T20 bowler.

Teenager Wil Parker has all the right ingredients to be the future of Aussie leg spin

Very strange. The no more than 2 behind square leg rule was definitely on the books by then. I wonder if it might have been an agreed rule for the series.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter D

Diva I think has the 11th most FC runs and 5th most FC 100s without having played a Test.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter D

You might remember these brothers called the Waughs!

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter C

I don’t want to preempt too much of matth’s series but I reckon the Hs will be very hard to beat all round.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter C

Eady I assume.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter C

Ugh. The E team. That’s no fun at all.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter C

Cox is a good shout out. He is around about the top 10 first class 100s list for players who never played a Test. If you had picked him over Ed I wouldn’t have complained.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter C

No useless bridge for you then.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter C

You might need to die in war defending your country first.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter C

Re Cotter – it’s worth mentioning that the mostly useless but very expensive pedestrian bridge over ANZAC Parade near the SCG is named after him!

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter C

I guessed it (other than Cooper)!

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams: Letter C

Lived there until he was 7.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams - Letter B

Last part is easy. Play at the Gabba in early December.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams - Letter B

Ls will have Langer, Larry, Boof and Labuschagne so won’t be that weak with the batting!

At a guess, Hs will probably be the strongest all round team.

The Australian cricket all-time great alphabet teams - Letter B