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The First XI As Named By The Map From Dora The Explorer:


1) Geoff Marsh (AUS)
2) Shaun Marsh (AUS)
3) Clem Hill (AUS)
4) Allan Border (AUS) c
5) Mitch Marsh (AUS)
6) Rod Marsh (AUS) +
7) Allen Hill (ENG) - the man who took the first wicket in Test matches
8) Dale Steyn (SA)
9) Jim Laker (ENG)
10) Harry Cave (NZ)
11) Adam Dale (AUS)

The Hills are alive with the sound of disgruntled players who didn't get selected - including John Hill, Arthur 'Ledger' Hill, and Edwin & Wilton St Hill.
Always wanted to make a Dora team huh?
 

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Using my initials to find a test match XI. A bit self indulgent, but a good challenge from a limited pool (all have played test cricket):

The JR XI

Jack Robertson (ENG)
Jeet Raval (NZ)
Jacques Rudolph (RSA)
Joe Root (ENG)
John F. Reid (NZ)
Jack Ryder (AUS)
John R. Reid c (NZ)
Jack Russell + (ENG)
Jhye Richardson (AUS)
Jack Reedman (AUS)
John Rennie (ZIM)

12th Jonty Rhodes (RSA)

Jesse Ryder unlucky, better record than Rudolph, but I feel Rudolph is a better first drop.

Bowling is weak, had to pick a few trundlers with poor test records but passable first class records. Will be relying on Jack Russell (I know his initials technically don't work, but he was so commonly known as Jack that I'm claiming him!) to make my bevy of medium pacers, allrounders and part-timers look good via
legside stumpings.
 

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Using my initials to find a test match XI. A bit self indulgent, but a good challenge from a limited pool (all have played test cricket):

The JR XI

Jack Robertson (ENG)
Jeet Raval (NZ)
Jacques Rudolph (RSA)
Joe Root (ENG)
John F. Reid (NZ)
Jack Ryder (AUS)
John R. Reid c (NZ)
Jack Russell + (ENG)
Jhye Richardson (AUS)
Jack Reedman (AUS)
John Rennie (ZIM)

12th Jonty Rhodes (RSA)

Jesse Ryder unlucky, better record than Rudolph, but I feel Rudolph is a better first drop.

Bowling is weak, had to pick a few trundlers with poor test records but passable first class records. Will be relying on Jack Russell (I know his initials technically don't work, but he was so commonly known as Jack that I'm claiming him!) to make my bevy of medium pacers, allrounders and part-timers look good via
legside stumpings.
Only other I could think of is Jason Roy.
 

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The Generic English Language Words XI

Really I just wanted a reason to pick Carlisle and Tino Best in a team


1. Alistair Cook
2. Carlisle Best
3. Shai Hope
4. WG Grace
5. Travis Head c
6. Chris Broad
7. Allan Knott
8. Ben Cutting
9. Matthew Hart
10. Tino Best
11. Blessing Mawhire

12. Tim May
 

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The Finance XI- I had to take some liberties with this one

1. Bill Lawry
2. 2-Bob Simpson
3. Brian Lira
4. Eddie Pay-nter
5. Derek Rand-ell
6. Ray (Sh)Illingworth
7. Mark Voucher (I figured I could get away with it because his first name is German currency anyway)
8. Franc Tyson
9. Rubel Hossain
10. Tim Wall (street)
11. R(u)P Singh
 

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The Finance XI- I had to take some liberties with this one

1. Bill Lawry
2. 2-Bob Simpson
3. Brian Lira
4. Eddie Pay-nter
5. Derek Rand-ell
6. Ray (Sh)Illingworth
7. Mark Voucher (I figured I could get away with it because his first name is German currency anyway)
8. Franc Tyson
9. Rubel Hossain
10. Tim Wall (street)
11. R(u)P Singh

And his middle name begins with a V.
 

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A cricket team who share their surnames with Oscar winners:

Chris Rogers (Ginger Rogers, who won for "Kitty Foyle")
Leonard Hutton (Timothy Hutton: "Ordinary People")
Martin Crowe (his cousin Russell: "Gladiator")
Steve Smith (Maggie Smith: "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" and "California Suite")
Dean Jones (Tommy Lee Jones: "The Fugitive")
Keith Fletcher (Louise Fletcher: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest")
Alec Stewart (w/k) (Jimmy Stewart: "The Philadelphia Story")
Johnny "Won't Hit Today" Douglas (Michael Douglas: "Wall Street")
Mitchell Johnson (Ben Johnson: "The Last Picture Show")
Andy Roberts (Julia Roberts: "Erin Brockovich")
Charlie Griffith (Hugh Griffith: "Ben Hur")
 

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The Finance XI- I had to take some liberties with this one

1. Bill Lawry
2. 2-Bob Simpson
3. Brian Lira
4. Eddie Pay-nter
5. Derek Rand-ell
6. Ray (Sh)Illingworth
7. Mark Voucher (I figured I could get away with it because his first name is German currency anyway)
8. Franc Tyson
9. Rubel Hossain
10. Tim Wall (street)
11. R(u)P Singh
If you want change then add Lou Vin-cent

Mark Voucher tho *chef's kiss*
 

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The Hugo Weaving First XI:

1) Agent Graeme Smith (SA) c
2) Agent Devon Smith (WI)
3) Agent Robin Smith (ENG)
4) Agent Steve Peter Devereux Smith (AUS)
5) Agent MJK Smith (ENG)
6) Agent Dwayne Smith (WI)
7) Agent Ian Smith (NZ) +
8) Agent Collie Smith (WI)
9) Agent Chuck Fleetwood-Smith (AUS)
10) Agent C. Aubrey Smith (ENG)
11) Mr James Anderson (ENG)
 

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The 007 Eleven
Had to take some liberties here so a few aren’t test players. There is a link either to an actor, character or writer across the Bond franchise though


1. Desmond Haynes
2. Chamara Silva
3. Stephen Fleming
4. Carl Llewellyn Hooper
5. Henry Blofeld
6. Jack Ryder
7. Darren Berry (wk)
8. Trevor (Money) Penny
9. Marco Jansen
10. Mark Craig
11. Shane Bond
 

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I was hoping to make a team related to Sesame Street/The Muppets/Fraggle Rock or any well-known works of Jim Henson. I came up with eight players. Can anybody add anything to this?


Alastair Coooook-ieeeee!
Robin
Smith (Kermit's nephew)
Lou Vincent from New Zealand
Mr.
Carl Hooper
Joel "Big Bird" Garner
Crazy Harry Larwood
Bert Ironmonger
Ernie Toshack
 

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I was hoping to make a team related to Sesame Street/The Muppets/Fraggle Rock or any well-known works of Jim Henson. I came up with eight players. Can anybody add anything to this?


Alastair Coooook-ieeeee!
Robin
Smith (Kermit's nephew)
Lou Vincent from New Zealand
Mr.
Carl Hooper
Joel "Big Bird" Garner
Crazy Harry Larwood
Bert Ironmonger
Ernie Toshack

Bill Lawry
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I was hoping to make a team related to Sesame Street/The Muppets/Fraggle Rock or any well-known works of Jim Henson. I came up with eight players. Can anybody add anything to this?


Alastair Coooook-ieeeee!
Robin
Smith (Kermit's nephew)
Lou Vincent from New Zealand
Mr.
Carl Hooper
Joel "Big Bird" Garner
Crazy Harry Larwood
Bert Ironmonger
Ernie Toshack
Robbie Kerr



 

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Players whose surnames are songs:

Joseph Darling (Frankie Miller)
Archie Jackson (Johnny Cash & June Carter/Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra)
Don Bradman (Paul Kelly)
Brian Lara (Lara's Theme by Maurice Jarre)
Steve Waugh (what is it good for? by Edwin Starr)
WG Grace (Jeff Buckley)
Warwick Armstrong (John Stewart)
Ken James (w/k) (Billy Joel or The Bangles)
Dilhara Fernando (Abba)
Cyril Vincent (Don McLean)
Wayne Daniel (Elton John)
 

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