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Gilchrist was born and raised in NSW and played for them to debut. So he is neither a product or debutant of WA's, nor played enough for NSW.Gilly doesn't get a gig? And I'd have Siddle in the Vic side too.
Tossing up which to make 12th man, among others (Noble, Bardsley, etc). Border makes the team more even, but is right on the limit in terms of how much he actually played for NSW.No Border in the NSW side? Or Lindwall?
I don't think too many West Australians are going to be unhappy about Marsh getting a gig, and Oldfield still holds the record for career Test stumpings. Hardly unworthy. I want this to be just as much about recognising areas for the consistent talent they raise as much as anything. It's not perfect, but every competition like this is going to have people that miss out for some reason or another.That seems unnecessarily strict.
Westerns are shit hot I reckon, Duminy the weakest link admittedly but him aside I think it’s a very good squadBit surprised there's been no love for any of the South African teams so far either. Natal is a top-tier side, Transvaal might be as well. Westerns aren't far behind.
I ended up voting for the Lahore team containing Akram, Qadir and Saqlain but Natal would be my choice of the South African teams.Bit surprised there's been no love for any of the South African teams so far either. Natal is a top-tier side, Transvaal might be as well. Westerns aren't far behind.
I'd like to know what's happened to their cricket development system, because since Ridley Jacobs retired they haven't had a Test cricketer play more than a match or two.Anyone like Antiga.Four greats come to mind.
1.Sir Vivian Richards
Kieth Arthurton and Winston Benjamin where also both handy cricketers .They also hosted the Womans T20 final.Diaspointing the decline of Antigan+West Indian cricket.I'd like to know what's happened to their cricket development system, because since Ridley Jacobs retired they haven't had a Test cricketer play more than a match or two.
I ummed and ahhed a fair bit over whether to go back further with WA cricketers. What about Ross Edwards? Charles Puckett? Wally Langdon? The biggest problem they have is that Australian selectors ignored West Australians until the mid 70s.As a boy Barry Shepherd was a standout - no room, Katichs record for WA is the one I'd drop for him
Different times, WA batting/team needed a backbone & Shep was it.
Handy sportsman too:
Barry Shepherd was an outstanding junior sportsman in Australian rules football, hockey and cricket. Twice representing Western Australia in schoolboy football, he won the medal for best player at the carnival on the first year of his selection (in Tasmania). He was runner-up for the same medal the following year (in Melbourne). The Richmond Football Club showed significant interest in recruiting him. He also represented Western Australia in hockey, winning all Australian selection as a full back.