The obscure XI's you've always wanted to make but never found the appropraite place thread

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FredLeDeux

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A spiritual XI

Reverend David Sheppard
WG Grace
Ian Chappell
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Lord
Colin Cowdrey
Asanka Gurusinha
AB (Abbey) Devilliers
Lord Learie Constantine (Constantine the Great was the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity)
Reverend Wes Hall
Ian Bishop
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troybe

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A spiritual XI

Reverend David Sheppard
WG Grace
Ian Chappell
Greg Chappell
Martin Love
Lord
Colin Cowdrey
Asanka Gurusinha
AB (Abbey) Devilliers
Lord Learie Constantine (Constantine the Great was the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity)
Reverend Wes Hall
Ian Bishop
Godfrey Evans would have slipped in as keeper nicely


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Best Aussie XI who have two middle names.

Matthew Thomas Gray Elliott
Christopher John Llewellyn Rogers
Steven Peter Devereux Smith
Norman Clifford Louis O'Neill
Michael Edward Killeen Hussey
Peter John Parnell Burge
William Albert Stanley Oldifeld
Gregory Richard John Matthews
Maxwell Henry Norman Walker
Charles Thomas Biass Turner
Stuart Charles Glyndwr MacGill
 

freddy mercury

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Best Aussie XI who have two middle names.

Matthew Thomas Gray Elliott
Christopher John Llewellyn Rogers
Steven Peter Devereux Smith
Norman Clifford Louis O'Neill
Michael Edward Killeen Hussey
Peter John Parnell Burge
William Albert Stanley Oldifeld
Gregory Richard John Matthews
Maxwell Henry Norman Walker
Charles Thomas Biass Turner
Stuart Charles Glyndwr MacGill
Any XI with M. Hussey gets my approval.
 

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Best Aussie XI who have two middle names.

Matthew Thomas Gray Elliott
Christopher John Llewellyn Rogers
Steven Peter Devereux Smith
Norman Clifford Louis O'Neill
Michael Edward Killeen Hussey
Peter John Parnell Burge
William Albert Stanley Oldifeld
Gregory Richard John Matthews
Maxwell Henry Norman Walker
Charles Thomas Biass Turner
Stuart Charles Glyndwr MacGill
Gilbert Roche Andrews Langley probably just shaded by Oldfield.
 

worbod

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Thought Neil James Napier Hawke would have made the cut


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I was tossing up between Hawke and Matthews for the last spot in the team and felt Matthews had the slightly better all-round record.

Gilbert Roche Andrews Langley probably just shaded by Oldfield.
Arthur Theodore Wallace Grout also kept out by Oldfield.


Many of those third names in my team are reasonably flamboyant: Gray, Llewellyn, Devereux, Killeen, Parnell, Biass, Glyndwr, whilst names such as Stanley, Louis and Norman have declined in their popularity in modern times. Perhaps I should have chosen Hawke over Matthews so as to include Napier in there.
 

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A Tasty XI

Alastair Cook
CB Fry
Allan Lamb
Clive Rice
Basil Butcher
Colin McDonald (as in the golden arches)
Bob Crisp
Doug Bollinger
Graham Onions
Bob Appleyard
Sidney Kitcat

Their home ground would have to be Kandy
You need a bit of Mustard with that and maybe some Beefy too.

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Ryan Campbell
Gul Mohammad
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Luke Ronchi
Albert Trott
Roelof van der Merwe
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Anderson Cummins
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Roelof van der Merwe
Dirk Nannes
Anderson Cummins
John Traicos
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Listed at positions where they have batted for Australia in tests.
Just on that - John Blackham batted at every position for Australia except No 4.

Ok - I'm trying to come up with a team of Players named after Grounds.

So far:

SCG McGill
Alan Border (Bourda)
Waqar Younis
Lord Hawke (or any other Lord from the 1800s).
Rachel Candy has played ODIs for New Zealand. (But Kandy is the city, not the ground).
They played an ODI in Berri (WC 1992), so Chuck might get a gig. (It was called Berri Oval).
T20 was played at Sim(m)onds stadium in Geelong, so does that count? Probably not.

I don't really want grounds named after famous players. like Viv Richards ground or Darren Sammy academy.

Ideas gratefully received..........
 
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