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Old September 21, 2003, 12:04 AM
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Default The Dead Play Cricket

Folks,

I would be really greatful if you write in your comments on my column on the main page. As you can all imagine, it took quite a bit of research to pick an all-time dead XI, and especially one in which everyone had to have died in the last 19 years. It would be nice to get some comments on who I missed out or what would be a better team. The main problem I faced was, a lot of great players are not dead yet!!
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Old September 21, 2003, 12:18 AM
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Nice, thorough work, Sham. You have hardly missed out any big names.

My only difference of opinion is in sending Compton to open as he was more of a middle order batsman.
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Old September 21, 2003, 01:04 AM
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Default Knew that was coming!

Yes Tintin, you are absolutely right. Compton used to bat at 4. Actually, when I was thinking of openers, I was also looking at the other batsmen, and since Compton's number 4 was obviously going to go to the Don, I was thinking of how to accomodate Compton as well. So I cheated and made Compton into an opener to avoid choosing between the others. Two birds with one stone you can say. And then I took it on from there.

But now that I think about it, with the lineup in front of me, I should have opened with Fredericks and kept Compton in the middle order in place of May or Hassett.
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Old September 21, 2003, 01:07 AM
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Default Brilliant Piece!

Although I do not know any of the players mentioned except Bradman, the article wasn't boring at all. You really do have some skills in writing (sure you not a writer?).

Jaihok, I loved the last paragraph! that was hillarious. Is that the guy who got killed by Opee? HAHA too funny! But death is a serious mattter. lol

This is a great informative piece for me too..

[Edited on 21-9-2003 by Orpheus]
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Old September 21, 2003, 01:16 AM
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Default Yeah Orphy

Opee unfortunately ended up killing Lamba. I know death is a serious matter, but I couldn't help putting that in.

ps. You must have atleast heard of Marshall man!
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Old September 21, 2003, 02:15 AM
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Sham, great touches of dark-humor.... Hashbo na Kandbo??

Any way, I have a suggestion for the title. It should be 'Heaven Eleven' .
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Old September 21, 2003, 04:45 AM
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Or at least Hollioake

I knew 90% of the players mentioned. Turns out my dad used to go to Tallon's corner store
Anyone on the piece, brilliant work!! Loved it....wondering if that really was a dream and if you actually wrote it....hope you take my doubt as a complement

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Old September 21, 2003, 11:51 AM
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Perfect Article. Looks like you put a very good effort on it. Well done. This is excellent. Loved it.
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Old September 21, 2003, 11:56 AM
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Nice article.
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Old September 21, 2003, 01:54 PM
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Tallon had a corner shop?

That was no dream guys, it really happened! Heaven's quite cool, worth aspiring for.
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Old September 21, 2003, 06:49 PM
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Yeah apparently it was in North Bundaberg
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Old September 21, 2003, 06:58 PM
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Great article Sham! Did you consider Hanse Cronje? (I know I know.. but surely he couldn't match fix up there? :duh: ) But on second thoughts his averages are no where near the likes of the people whom you included in your under 19 team
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Old September 21, 2003, 07:16 PM
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Default I considered Cronje

for my last para joke. You are right, he is not in the same class as a player, but I could have made something up about him at the end. However, Lamba waiting by the gate to beat up Opee as he comes in won over Cronje!
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Old September 21, 2003, 08:04 PM
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Good article sham.

Does anyone remember a classic article that appeared in Cricinfo few years back when Sir Don died. It had a similar theme and was very well written.
(I forgot the title of the piece though)
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