Monday, February 21, 2011

Trundle XI

An office afternoon post lunch as Australia gave us nothing to discuss while they proceeded to cut Zimbabwe in half, that we moved to the topic of captains giving themselves a bowl.

We have all played under this captain, you know the ones,  they never bowl, they always shy away from that end during net sessions, yet when all else is lost they are the first to take the ball from the umpires hand after lunch.

In honor of these brave men in international cricket we [when I say we, I mean Andy and I have wasted 2 hours of our real jobs] have compiled a strong 11 including someone to carry the drinks. The side does include some generally good part-timers in Sachin & Border, as well as the truly ugly bowlers in Atherton & Taylor, we even included a few talking points with Hansie making the side, and Salman also providing food for thought considering he has never bowled a 'no-ball'. Yet we wanted to keep it purely part-time only and the less the wickets the further down the order you would find yourself.

Would you let this man open the bowling?

The biggest search involved finding a wicket keeper, and to find one that had captained as well as rolled the arm was a challenge, but by no means difficult as Alex Stewart stuck his hand in the air with his impeccable statistics in the test arena. I felt as he is currently still an active Captain that Ponting would take control of this bunch, with the selection committee recommending an opening bowling attack of Gooch & Ponting with the new ball.

Trundle XI
1. Sachin Tendulkar - Right-arm offbreak, Legbreak googly - 55- 53.06
2. Hansie Cronje - Right-arm medium - 43 -29.95
3. Allan Border - Slow left-arm orthodox - 39 - 39.10
4. Graham Gooch - Right-arm medium - 23 - 46.47
5. Geoff Boycott - Right-arm medium - 7 - 54.47
6. Ricky Ponting (Captain) - Right-arm medium - 5 - 48.40
7.Mike Atherton - Legbreak - 2 - 151.00
8. David Gower - Right-arm offbreak - 1 - 20.00
9. Salman Butt - Right-arm offbreak - 1 - 106.00
10. Nasser Hussain - Legbreak - 0 (30 overs)
11. Alec Stewart (Keeper) - Right-arm medium - 0 (20 balls)

12th Man - Mark Taylor - Right-arm medium - 1 - 26.00

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