Pre-ww2 Yorkshire Vs post-ww2 Yorkshire

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Pre-ww2 Yorkshire Vs post-ww2 Yorkshire

Joined: April 11th, 2015, 11:47 am

October 22nd, 2017, 2:07 pm #1

Who would you pick to be in each team. Players like Len Hutton who played before and after the war can only appear in one team.

My teams are;

Pre-ww2; Sutcliffe, Holmes, Hutton, Leyland, Mitchell, Rhodes (c), Hunter (D)(w), Hirst, Verity, Macaulay, Bowes.
Post-ww2; Boycott (c), Root, Lehman (D), Bairstow (J), Ballance, Blakey(w), Trueman, Gough, Old, Wardle, Hoggard.
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Joined: August 7th, 2014, 4:58 pm

October 22nd, 2017, 2:46 pm #2

Post WW2 - give Bairstow the gloves and put Close in for Blakey. I'd also put Ryan in for either Old or Hoggard for left arm variety.

Classic winter thread by the way!
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Joined: April 11th, 2015, 11:47 am

October 22nd, 2017, 3:02 pm #3

Who would you pick to be in each team. Players like Len Hutton who played before and after the war can only appear in one team.

My teams are;

Pre-ww2; Sutcliffe, Holmes, Hutton, Leyland, Mitchell, Rhodes (c), Hunter (D)(w), Hirst, Verity, Macaulay, Bowes.
Post-ww2; Boycott (c), Root, Lehman (D), Bairstow (J), Ballance, Blakey(w), Trueman, Gough, Old, Wardle, Hoggard.
Sorry but Blakey in my opinion is a way better keeper. I could be persuaded re Ryan.
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Joined: August 20th, 2013, 11:26 am

October 22nd, 2017, 3:15 pm #4

Who would you pick to be in each team. Players like Len Hutton who played before and after the war can only appear in one team.

My teams are;

Pre-ww2; Sutcliffe, Holmes, Hutton, Leyland, Mitchell, Rhodes (c), Hunter (D)(w), Hirst, Verity, Macaulay, Bowes.
Post-ww2; Boycott (c), Root, Lehman (D), Bairstow (J), Ballance, Blakey(w), Trueman, Gough, Old, Wardle, Hoggard.
Close, Illingworth & Siddy in for Gough, Old & Wardle in the Post-ww2, for me. This is based on performances for Yorkshire as opposed to England performances. Gough is a NPFY member.
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Joined: October 20th, 2013, 8:03 pm

October 22nd, 2017, 3:30 pm #5

Who would you pick to be in each team. Players like Len Hutton who played before and after the war can only appear in one team.

My teams are;

Pre-ww2; Sutcliffe, Holmes, Hutton, Leyland, Mitchell, Rhodes (c), Hunter (D)(w), Hirst, Verity, Macaulay, Bowes.
Post-ww2; Boycott (c), Root, Lehman (D), Bairstow (J), Ballance, Blakey(w), Trueman, Gough, Old, Wardle, Hoggard.
Vaughan ahead of Ballance. Siddy is a must, possibly the second best opening bowler we've had.

Now wicket-keeping. You either want an all-rounder, in which case it's Jonny Bairstow, who is far better with the bat than any other contender, or you want a specialist, in which case it's Jimmy Binks by a country mile.
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Joined: June 4th, 2015, 6:32 pm

October 22nd, 2017, 5:15 pm #6

Who would you pick to be in each team. Players like Len Hutton who played before and after the war can only appear in one team.

My teams are;

Pre-ww2; Sutcliffe, Holmes, Hutton, Leyland, Mitchell, Rhodes (c), Hunter (D)(w), Hirst, Verity, Macaulay, Bowes.
Post-ww2; Boycott (c), Root, Lehman (D), Bairstow (J), Ballance, Blakey(w), Trueman, Gough, Old, Wardle, Hoggard.
It's surely a game where your keeper doesn't need to be competent with a bat so pick the best keeper which is Binks by a mile

Boycott
Root
Lehmann
Close
Bairstow J
Bresnan or Old or Rashid depending on the track etc
Illingworth
Trueman
Sidebottom
Binks
Hoggard
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Joined: October 21st, 2013, 1:37 pm

October 22nd, 2017, 7:25 pm #7

Who would you pick to be in each team. Players like Len Hutton who played before and after the war can only appear in one team.

My teams are;

Pre-ww2; Sutcliffe, Holmes, Hutton, Leyland, Mitchell, Rhodes (c), Hunter (D)(w), Hirst, Verity, Macaulay, Bowes.
Post-ww2; Boycott (c), Root, Lehman (D), Bairstow (J), Ballance, Blakey(w), Trueman, Gough, Old, Wardle, Hoggard.
no way would Boycott captain my team. he was an awful captain. Brian Close every time, and then Raymond Illingworth.
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Joined: October 20th, 2013, 8:03 pm

October 22nd, 2017, 8:01 pm #8

Who would you pick to be in each team. Players like Len Hutton who played before and after the war can only appear in one team.

My teams are;

Pre-ww2; Sutcliffe, Holmes, Hutton, Leyland, Mitchell, Rhodes (c), Hunter (D)(w), Hirst, Verity, Macaulay, Bowes.
Post-ww2; Boycott (c), Root, Lehman (D), Bairstow (J), Ballance, Blakey(w), Trueman, Gough, Old, Wardle, Hoggard.
Agree re Boycott captaincy. In any case if he was captain half the others suggested would make themselves unavailable.

There’s a name often overlooked when we have this sort of discussion. It’s Bob Appleyard. Before my time, but one, probably biased, commentator said he was a combination of Bedser and Laker, which sounds distinctly above average.
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Joined: September 14th, 2017, 10:47 am

October 22nd, 2017, 9:32 pm #9

Who would you pick to be in each team. Players like Len Hutton who played before and after the war can only appear in one team.

My teams are;

Pre-ww2; Sutcliffe, Holmes, Hutton, Leyland, Mitchell, Rhodes (c), Hunter (D)(w), Hirst, Verity, Macaulay, Bowes.
Post-ww2; Boycott (c), Root, Lehman (D), Bairstow (J), Ballance, Blakey(w), Trueman, Gough, Old, Wardle, Hoggard.
Illlingworth and Sidebottom instead of Blakey and Gough. Bairstow J can keep wicket; Illy as captain supreme as well as a very capable batsman and economical spinner.

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Joined: October 17th, 2013, 8:44 pm

October 22nd, 2017, 11:48 pm #10

Who would you pick to be in each team. Players like Len Hutton who played before and after the war can only appear in one team.

My teams are;

Pre-ww2; Sutcliffe, Holmes, Hutton, Leyland, Mitchell, Rhodes (c), Hunter (D)(w), Hirst, Verity, Macaulay, Bowes.
Post-ww2; Boycott (c), Root, Lehman (D), Bairstow (J), Ballance, Blakey(w), Trueman, Gough, Old, Wardle, Hoggard.
Binks to keep wicket every time, not even worth discussing, as good a keeper as Trueman was a bowler or Root a batsman. And I can't believe nobody has got Craig White in.

Post-war 13: Boycott, McGrath, Root, Lehmann, Close, Bairstow J, White, Illingworth, Wardle, Trueman, Binks, Hoggard, Sidebottom.

And that's leaving out: Watson, Appleyard, Nicholson, Moxon, Old, Athey, Vaughan, Gough, Silverwood, Lyth and Ballance.

Willie Watson was used by England as an opener, so there's a case to be made for him as Boycott's partner...but you could just pick any of these in your XI. Greatness everywhere.
Bowlers win matches
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