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(02-08-2018, 09:49 AM)GrizzlyBear Wrote: Returning to Terry's sequence, who might be expected to keep it rolling forward when Jimmy Anderson calls it a day - presumably in the next couple of years? Who might be expected to still have a dozen or more years of Test cricket left in them? The short-arsed trundler, perhaps? Dom Bess? Sam Hain?

Not sure who will be number 11 though it is more likely to be a batter than a bowler because they tend to play for longer.
Mike Atherton on Sky just ran the same question, though there were a couple of names substituted - I think it was Bill Voce instead of Les Ames and Nasser Hussain instead of Alec Stewart.
Some time, when I have nothing better to do, I will see if I can create a sequence from Warwickshire's first ever first-class match up to today - probably ending with Ian Bell.  My guess is that, with a few very long serving players, it may be possible to do it with a sequence of less than 10 players (or should that be fewer?)
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#22
I suspect Dom Bess will have a long Test career. I'm not saying that he will play many Tests, just that England are always desperate for a few spinners when they tour the sub-continent and I can see Bess being there or thereabouts for many years. I wouldn't mind a small wager that says Dom Bess will play Test cricket in the 2030s. Of course, only Exiled Bear will be around to see if I'm right or not.

As for Warwickshire - start with Willie Quaife and work backwards and forwards from there.
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(02-08-2018, 04:47 PM)GrizzlyBear Wrote: I suspect Dom Bess will have a long Test career. I'm not saying that he will play many Tests, just that England are always desperate for a few spinners when they tour the sub-continent and I can see Bess being there or thereabouts for many years. I wouldn't mind a small wager that says Dom Bess will play Test cricket in the 2030s. Of course, only Exiled Bear will be around to see if I'm right or not.

As for Warwickshire - start with Willie Quaife and work backwards and forwards from there.

Yes. Willie Quaife and also Eric Hollies played for over 20 years and overlapped with MJK amongst others.
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#24
I should have far more important things to do; and there is a really interesting Test match being played; but I've managed to encompass Warwickshire's County Championship history in seven steps, starting when they joined the Championship in 1895:
Willie Quaife, R.E.S. Wyatt, Eric Hollies, M.J.K Smith, Alvin Kallicharran, Neil Smith, Ian Bell.
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#25
Excellent work Terry. Some wonderfully long careers. I would have expected Dennis Amiss to be in there and I would never have thought of NMK. Well done.
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#26
Signs of a mis-spent youth, Terry !! - Well done and like GB NMK is the surprise.
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#27
The shortarse trundler is having a good game. Bravo young man.
Lara, Tendulkar ... Pilling.
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(03-08-2018, 11:23 AM)GrizzlyBear Wrote: Excellent work Terry. Some wonderfully long careers. I would have expected Dennis Amiss to be in there and I would never have thought of NMK. Well done.

Dennis might just about work instead of Alvin Kallicharran since he finished in the year that Neil Smith started.  I would just need to check that they both played in the same Championship match.
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#29
Really enjoyed my day at the test today. While it would have been nice to see England win today, I'm pleased for Warwickshire that it's gone into the fourth day. Let's hope they can eke it out to 30 overs before England win!
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#30
What a shame the match started on a Wednesday. The traditional Thursday would have ensured the Saturday crowd would get a full days play and there would be a good end to the match on Sunday.
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#31
(04-08-2018, 11:16 AM)Leicester Exile Wrote: What a shame the match started on a Wednesday. The traditional Thursday would have ensured the Saturday crowd would get a full days play and there would be a good end to the match on Sunday.

Yes agreed on that - but still a great advert for Test cricket, for Edgbaston and for groundsman Gary Barwell.
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#32
Agreed a great advert for test cricket and red ball cricket in general. Trouble is would a successful company restrict its advertising to Sky Sports only?
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#33
The quantity of exciting test matches has certainly increased since the introduction of T20... The tempo of matches faster.... As for all the negativity about Rashid... What was all that about... the game of cricket has changed and so has the type of player.
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#34
WAsn't the RAshid criticism led by MVP? Says it all!!
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Neil Snowball makes the case for Edgbaston:
https://edgbaston.com/edgbaston-chief-pr...on-streak/
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#36
Edgbadton.... Excellent venue and excellent atmosphere.... One of the worlds best venues in terms of delivering international cricket.
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#37
Even Edgbaston is an excellent venue!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#38
Immensely pleased for Chris Woakes today. I always thought he had the ability to score a Test century and now he's done it. Bravo.
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(11-08-2018, 05:22 PM)GrizzlyBear Wrote: Immensely pleased for Chris Woakes today. I always thought he had the ability to score a Test century and now he's done it. Bravo.

It couldn’t happen to a nicer person. So pleased for him.
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#40
You've beaten me to it - what a day he is having!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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