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Cricket's all-time alphabetical D team

I’ll admit it, the team is stronger than I thought it would be after I struggled with the openers. There is enough quality with bat and ball to give most teams a run for their money. 1. Joe Darling (c) Aus, LHB, 34 Tests (21 capt), 1657 runs at 28.57, 3 100s Darling’s average should […]

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The 1970-71 Ashes: 50 years on

Isn”t it 50 years ago tomorrow (27th).

The 1970-71 Ashes: 50 years on

Lockyer, Thurston, Cronk, Morgan, Munster, DCE.

NSW would have been happy with just one of them.

Sorry universe, but Cooper Cronk is superior to Johnathan Thurston

A surprisingly strong side actually although as a Dragons man, it doesn’t seem right to have Brad Mackay in a Steelers Best of team.

Illawarra Steelers' greatest ever team

As a Qld fan in SOO I love the fact that one of them wouldnt even make the best Qld team for the last 15 years but they would be the first chosen in a best NSW team.

Sorry universe, but Cooper Cronk is superior to Johnathan Thurston

I’d be happy if Cronk just stood on the sideline and told Hunt what to do.

Sorry universe, but Cooper Cronk is superior to Johnathan Thurston

And the Dragons!
Even they they both retired a while ago. Hell, I’d probably have 60 ish Sterlo.

Sorry universe, but Cooper Cronk is superior to Johnathan Thurston

Yes, Krejza!

Hardly any cricketers in our history with a Z in their name and two of them come along at the same time bowling the same stuff!

Analysing Australia’s Test cricket winners: The modern pace bowling masters

Yes he was.

Had a good record against Steve Waugh too.

Analysing Australia’s Test cricket winners: The modern pace bowling masters

As did Johnson. And Hauritz of all people.

It’s hard, not impossible.

Analysing Australia’s Test cricket winners: The modern pace bowling masters

Geez it’s hard to take 8 for when you competing with the other bowlers in the Aust side.

Analysing Australia’s Test cricket winners: The modern pace bowling masters

I was so annoyed with that last innings. His last ball in test cricket for his average to below 30.

Analysing Australia’s Test cricket winners: The modern pace bowling masters

And it came just after the end of the Australian innings where Bailey had hit Anderson for a WR 28 runs in an over!

Analysing Australia’s Test cricket winners: The modern pace bowling masters

I wonder if there was still a bit of a WSC hangover at that stage in England. I know Woolmer played a couple of Tests but otherwise, none of the WSC players played.

England's 'Deadly' weapon

I saw Rhino’s mighty effort in a losing effort live at Chester-Le-Street in 2013.

It’s probably the moment I fell in love with Rhino as a bowler.

Analysing Australia’s Test cricket winners: The modern pace bowling masters

Of course Miller’s lack of interest in crushing an opponent only went so far. He took 3 wickets in his first few overs at the start of day 2 to have Essex reeling at 3/13.

After 50 years of ODIs, here's a pre-1971 Australian team to beat its best

Sorry, meant Munster.

These four players will fix the Blues

That should have said “it’s not like Carey is Gilchrist with the bat”…

Australia’s next Test XI

TRemain, Boland, Meredith, Kelly and so on.
Lots of good quicks although a couple of them are no longer young.

Australia’s next Test XI

I’m surprised he didn’t get a gig.

Big Olsen is surely a sentimental pick.

The Balmain Tigers' greatest ever team

Yeah. That was a weird comment.

Anthony Seibold is on the way to Newcastle

For what it’s worth, this year was a bit of an anomaly with the back to back games at the end of a 9 month season where players spent 6 months stuck in a bubble.

Yes Qld coped with it a bit better due to having Bennett there, itself an anomaly, but it won’t be indicative of what’s likely to happen next year.

These four players will fix the Blues

Pap has a smart heads up footy brain – similar to Morgan (it’s no coincidence given they’ve both come through the Storm system). That’s what he would add to the side over and above his out and out physical talent.

I think you could comfortably play him on the wing and every now and then swap him with Teddy or one of the centres to mix it up for the opposition defenders.

These four players will fix the Blues

Fair enough. That’s the beauty of the game.

After 50 years of ODIs, here's a pre-1971 Australian team to beat its best

I really would put Harvey in for Gregory though, not Hill. Macartney was an SLA who took over 400 FC wickets at just over 20 and his test ER was just over 2 rpo. Between him and Stan, you easily have the 5th bowler covered and tonking ability aside, the step up in batting quality you get from Harvey is immense.

After 50 years of ODIs, here's a pre-1971 Australian team to beat its best