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

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troybe

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Yep

Did an all time XI as well but thought that might give it away m

A Strauss
K Wessels
M Labuschagne
K Pietersen
A Flower
G Phillips
G Elliott
T Greig
M Prior (wk)
T Curran
N Wagner

J Dernbach? Struggled with bowlers

Basil D’Olivera a bit stiff


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Yep

Did an all time XI as well but thought that might give it away m

A Strauss
K Wessels
M Labuschagne
K Pietersen
A Flower
G Phillips
G Elliott
T Greig
M Prior (wk)
T Curran
N Wagner

J Dernbach? Struggled with bowlers
You can have Proccy if you include South Africans who played for Rhodesia in the Currie Cup.
 

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Yep

Did an all time XI as well but thought that might give it away m

A Strauss
K Wessels
M Labuschagne
K Pietersen
A Flower
G Phillips
G Elliott
T Greig
M Prior (wk)
T Curran
N Wagner

J Dernbach? Struggled with bowlers

Mine from earlier in the thread. Tough to find bowlers.

Andrew Strauss
Kepler Wessels
Jonathan Trott
Marnus Labuschagne
Kevin Pietersen
Tony Grieg c
Andy Flower +
Grant Elliott
Colin Munro
Neil Wagner
John Traicos
 

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Nathan Burke - 323
Adam Simpson - 306
Nathan Jones - 302
Brent Harvey - 432
Rohan Smith - 300
Mick Martyn - 300
Tyson Edwards - 321
Leigh Matthews - 332
Brad Johnson - 364
Shane Crawford - 305
Paul Williams - 306

I dropped Rohan Smith one day very early in his innings. He went on to completely smash us. Really good player.

Was a terrible day.
 

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I dropped Rohan Smith one day very early in his innings. He went on to completely smash us. Really good player.

Was a terrible day.
I played against Simon Tregenza when he played for SHOC even his own team mates used to sledge him about his sh*t disposal if he threw a bat return to the keeper. He was a decent enough player though, good eye.
 

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An Eleven of players with musically-related surnames


Mark Taylor (James)
Andrew Strauss (Richard, Johann)
Dean Jones (Tom, Davy, Norah, Grace, Howard, Quincy, etc.)
Charlie Macartney (Paul)
Richie Richardson (The Big Bopper's actual surname)
Warwick Armstrong (Louis)
Bert Oldfield w/k (Mike)
Sydney Barnes (Jimmy)
Derek Underwood (Carrie)
Stuart Clark (Petula)
Chris Martin (same name as Coldplay's lead singer)


This team is one mixture of many possibilities for players with musically-related surnames
 
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Tonga Bob

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Glasses Wearing XI

Geoff Boycott
Virender Sehwag
Zaheer Abbass
David Steele
Clive Lloyd
MJK Smith
David Boon (wk, I know)
Eddie Barlow
Dan Vettori
Anil Kumble
Joe Partridge
Dirk Wellham stiff to miss tbh.
 

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Glasses Wearing XI

Geoff Boycott
Virender Sehwag
Zaheer Abbass
David Steele
Clive Lloyd
MJK Smith
David Boon (wk, I know)
Eddie Barlow
Dan Vettori
Anil Kumble
Joe Partridge


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Kumble did too. See early 90's series vs england


Really? Wow I don’t think I ever saw any footage of that. It does fit with his kind of nerdy persona I guess.

Can I be 12th man for this XI?

I even bat in prescription sunnies from time to time.

I once came out wearing them in rainy gloom to try and save a two day game and I’d forgotten my specs so was wearing these shades on a day where the light was sub-Winter in the Arctic. I had to explain to the other team that they needn’t bother sledging me as I WASNT trying to be a cool c*** but had no chance to seeing the ball properly without them.
 

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Really? Wow I don’t think I ever saw any footage of that. It does fit with his kind of nerdy persona I guess.

Can I be 12th man for this XI?

I even bat in prescription sunnies from time to time.

I once came out wearing them in rainy gloom to try and save a two day game and I’d forgotten my specs so was wearing these shades on a day where the light was sub-Winter in the Arctic. I had to explain to the other team that they needn’t bother sledging me as I WASNT trying to be a cool c*** but had no chance to seeing the ball properly without them.
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This is the sort of thread that I'm absolutely here for, thank you eth-dog!!

Here goes...

The Double Entendre First XI:

1) Craig Cumming (NZ)
2) Julien Wiener (AUS)
3) Joe Root (ENG)
4) Salman Butt (PAK)
5) Michael Hussey (AUS)
6) Jesse Ryder (NZ)
7) Dick Pilling + (ENG)
8) Patrick Cummins (AUS) c
9) Heath Streak (ZIM)
10) Peter Willey (ENG)
11) Pat Symcox (SA)

The Double Entendre Second XI:

1) Jack Badcock (AUS)
2) Ashley Woodcock (AUS)
3) Charles Studd (ENG)
4) Joe Hardstaff Jr (ENG)
5) Travis Head (AUS)
6) Ted Badcock (NZ)
7) Dick Spooner + (ENG)
8) Jack Ryder (AUS)
9) Graeme Cremer (ZIM) c
10) Sandy Bell (SA) - Fun fact: he scored a total of 69 runs in Tests
11) Ryan Sidebottom (ENG)

Stiff to miss (pun intended): Pat Pocock, Joe Cox, Joe Hardstaff Snr, Des Hoare, David Sincock & Hammy Love.

The Alternative Professions According To Their Surnames First XI:

1) Alistair Cook (ENG)
2) Mark Taylor (AUS)
3) Eddie Paynter (ENG)
4) Ross Taylor (NZ)
5) Ollie Pope (ENG)
6) Farokh Engineer (IND)
7) Brendan Taylor + (ZIM)
8) Keith Miller (AUS)
9) Ian Bishop (WI)
10) Jofra Archer (ENG)
11) Terry Alderman (AUS)

Shortlisted were Bert Ironmonger, Colin Miller, Simon Cook, Alan Butcher, Lionel Baker, Morris Candlestickmaker*, Peter Taylor, Nari Contractor & Barry Shepherd.

I'll do more throughout the week.


























* Not an actual person.
 

BronCrow

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This is the sort of thread that I'm absolutely here for, thank you eth-dog!!

Here goes...

The Double Entendre First XI:

1) Craig Cumming (NZ)
2) Julien Wiener (AUS)
3) Joe Root (ENG)
4) Salman Butt (PAK)
5) Michael Hussey (AUS)
6) Jesse Ryder (NZ)
7) Dick Pilling + (ENG)
8) Patrick Cummins (AUS) c
9) Heath Streak (ZIM)
10) Peter Willey (ENG)
11) Pat Symcox (SA)

The Double Entendre Second XI:

1) Jack Badcock (AUS)
2) Ashley Woodcock (AUS)
3) Charles Studd (ENG)
4) Joe Hardstaff Jr (ENG)
5) Travis Head (AUS)
6) Ted Badcock (NZ)
7) Dick Spooner + (ENG)
8) Jack Ryder (AUS)
9) Graeme Cremer (ZIM) c
10) Sandy Bell (SA) - Fun fact: he scored a total of 69 runs in Tests
11) Ryan Sidebottom (ENG)

Stiff to miss (pun intended): Pat Pocock, Joe Cox, Joe Hardstaff Snr, Des Hoare, David Sincock & Hammy Love.

The Alternative Professions According To Their Surnames First XI:

1) Alistair Cook (ENG)
2) Mark Taylor (AUS)
3) Eddie Paynter (ENG)
4) Ross Taylor (NZ)
5) Ollie Pope (ENG)
6) Farokh Engineer (IND)
7) Brendan Taylor + (ZIM)
8) Keith Miller (AUS)
9) Ian Bishop (WI)
10) Jofra Archer (ENG)
11) Terry Alderman (AUS)

Shortlisted were Bert Ironmonger, Colin Miller, Simon Cook, Alan Butcher, Lionel Baker, Morris Candlestickmaker*, Peter Taylor, Nari Contractor & Barry Shepherd.

I'll do more throughout the week.


























* Not an actual person.

Add David Miller and Mark Butcher as well.


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Tonga Bob

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The Big Mac First XI:

1) Brendan McCullum (NZ) +
2) Neil McKenzie (SA)
3) Stan McCabe (AUS)
4) Rick McCosker (AUS)
5) Craig McMillan (NZ)
6) Colin McCool (AUS) c
7) Brian McMillan (SA)
8) Graham McKenzie (AUS)
9) Craig McDermott (AUS)
10) Glenn McGrath (AUS)
11) Stuart MacGill (AUS)

12th man) Joseph McMaster (ENG) - he played one (1) FC match which was a Test in 1889 vs South Africa. He made zero runs, took zero wickets and took zero catches.

Coach) Francis MacKinnon, The 35th MacKinnon of MacKinnon (SCO/ENG)
 

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