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

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guys born outside of Australia who played for Australia: (even if it is an unbalanced side)

M.Renshaw
K.Wessels
P.Jaques
U.Khawaja
D.Whatmore
M.Labuschagne
H.Cartwright
M.Henriques
A.Symonds
B.Julian
S.O'Keefe
 

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Richard Pryor

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Test players born in non-Test nations XI
1. Ted Dexter (Italy)
2. Archie Jackson (Scotland)
3. George Headley (Panama)
4. Donald Carr (Germany)
5. Freddie Brown (Peru)
6. Geraint Jones wk (PNG)
7.Dipak Patel (Kenya)
8. Buster Nupen (Norway)
9.Phil Edmonds (Zambia))
10. Murphy Su'a (Samoa)
11. Steve O'Keefe (Malaysia)
 

worbod

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So basically this is a thread of teams that really have little meaning but have sparked your curiosity. Do an XI of allrounders? Sure! Do an XI of players who only played 1 test? Why not? An XI of the worst batting averages of all time? Here you go! Basically a fun idea where you can put in any team you like. I'll kick us off with an XI of players who played only one test:

Andrew Ganteaume (+)
Rodney Redmond
Buddy Oldfield
Naveed Nawaz
Vic Stollmeyer
Albert Hartkopf
Yuvraj of Patiala
Mick Malone
Aubrey Smith
Charles Malone
Gobo Ashley

Charles Malone may be the unluckiest sod going around, took 11 wickets in his first test and is never seen again!
Do you perhaps mean Charles Marriott?
 

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Top Handed Batsmen 11 (Bat left handed but bowl right handed & vice versa)

Matthew Hayden
David Warner
Chris Gayle
Mike Hussey
Michael Clarke
Adam Gilchrist
Ben Stokes
Lance Klusner
Stuart Broad
Jimmy Anderson
Bishan Bedi
 

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worbod

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Best XI of West Indians with flamboyant middle names

Conrad Cleophas Hunte
George Alphonso Headley
Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrell
Everton de Courcy Weekes
Rohan Bholalall Kanhai
Garfield St. Aubrun Sobers
Clyde Leopold Walcott
Malcolm Denzil Marshall
Andy Montgomery Everton Roberts
Curtly Elconn Lynwall Ambrose
Wesley Winfield Hall
 

Howard Littlejohn

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guys born outside of Australia who played for Australia: (even if it is an unbalanced side)

M.Renshaw
K.Wessels
P.Jaques
U.Khawaja
D.Whatmore
M.Labuschagne
H.Cartwright
M.Henriques
A.Symonds
B.Julian
S.O'Keefe
Nice one, I have to admit I didn't realise a lot of those guys weren't Aus born.
Clarrie Grimmett was born in NZ, and an upgrade on O'Keefe
 

worbod

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A team of players whose surnames are also major characters in a TV series.

Andrew Hudson (Upstairs, Downstairs)
Percy Holmes (Sherlock)
Ted Dexter (Dexter)
WG Grace (The Sullivans)
CB Fry (Futurama)
Michael Klinger (M*A*S*H)
Gerry Gomez (The Addams Family)
Max Walker (Walker: Texas Ranger)
Tibby Cotter (Welcome Back Kotter)
Rodney Hogg (The Dukes of Hazzard)
Bob Willis (Diff'rent Strokes)

team manager: Gus Logie

also in the "squad" were

David Steele (Remington Steele)
Arthur Gilligan (Gilligan's Island)
Barry Knight (Knight Rider)
Amal Silva (The Lone Ranger)
Joe Partridge (The Partridge Family)
Merv Dillon (Gunsmoke)
 

FredLeDeux

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A team of players whose surnames are also major characters in a TV series.

Andrew Hudson (Upstairs, Downstairs)
Percy Holmes (Sherlock)
Ted Dexter (Dexter)
WG Grace (The Sullivans)
CB Fry (Futurama)
Michael Klinger (M*A*S*H)
Gerry Gomez (The Addams Family)
Max Walker (Walker: Texas Ranger)
Tibby Cotter (Welcome Back Kotter)
Rodney Hogg (The Dukes of Hazzard)
Bob Willis (Diff'rent Strokes)

team manager: Gus Logie

also in the "squad" were

David Steele (Remington Steele)
Arthur Gilligan (Gilligan's Island)
Barry Knight (Knight Rider)
Amal Silva (The Lone Ranger)
Joe Partridge (The Partridge Family)
Merv Dillon (Gunsmoke)
I reckon you could probably make 10 teams of these.
Well, maybe not 10, but lots.
 

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All time best chubby cricketers XI

Colin Milburn
WG Grace
Colin Cowdrey
David Boon
Inzamam-ul-Haq
Warwick Armstrong
Arjuna Ranatunga
Ian Botham
Eddie Barlow
Lance Cairns
Merv Hughes
 

PhatBoy

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Best XI of West Indians with flamboyant middle names

Conrad Cleophas Hunte
George Alphonso Headley
Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrell
Everton de Courcy Weekes
Rohan Bholalall Kanhai
Garfield St. Aubrun Sobers
Clyde Leopold Walcott
Malcolm Denzil Marshall
Andy Montgomery Everton Roberts
Curtly Elconn Lynwall Ambrose
Wesley Winfield Hall
This XI >>> all XIs


Honorable mentions for Nixon Alexi Macnamara McLean and Kenneth, wait for it m, Charlie Griffith Benjamin.
 

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I’m trying to come up with what I would call a ‘Quintessential NZ XI’ essentially based around 11 cricketers of the Chris Harris ilk.
 

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Selectors a bit rough there.

Roy Park probably did the least in his 1 test - out for a first-ball duck, then rolled his arm over for 1 over. Went for 9.
The funny story about Roy Park was as he was walking out to bat, his wife was sitting in the stands knitting. As he was about to take strike, his wife dropped her knitting and missed his entire Test batting career :)
 

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