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Postby WG Kaspar » 10 Aug 2017, 21:24

Guess who's no3 on the list
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Postby PENK » 10 Aug 2017, 21:33

Nikki Gradual wrote:
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And for a bonus, who recently retired from test cricket with a career average second only to Bradman?


Adam Voges


So Brendan, Adam Voges is the second best Aussie test batsman ever? Agreed?

EDIT: not to take anything away from the fella, but I think this stat really shows the benefit of playing not too many tests and having one mammoth not out score against a woeful West Indian attack. Wasn't he 36 or something when he made his debut?


If you look at his career record, he averages 542 from five tests against the West Indies (in which he played four innings, making three centuries and only getting out once) and indeed 99 from five tests against New Zealand.

His other ten tests were against England, Sri Lanka and South Africa; he averages 20.5 from those matches.

I'm hoping that Root et al can post some similarly preposterous scores against the Windies over the next few weeks!
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Postby PENK » 10 Aug 2017, 21:36

All of which is to say is that the Heifer got that one.

Still nobody has identified all four of the current test batsmen with 50+ averages, though...
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Postby Nikki Gradual » 10 Aug 2017, 21:53

WG Kaspar wrote:Guess who's no3 on the list


Monty Panesar?
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Postby Nikki Gradual » 10 Aug 2017, 22:01

PENK wrote:
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Adam Voges


So Brendan, Adam Voges is the second best Aussie test batsman ever? Agreed?

EDIT: not to take anything away from the fella, but I think this stat really shows the benefit of playing not too many tests and having one mammoth not out score against a woeful West Indian attack. Wasn't he 36 or something when he made his debut?


If you look at his career record, he averages 542 from five tests against the West Indies (in which he played four innings, making three centuries and only getting out once) and indeed 99 from five tests against New Zealand.

His other ten tests were against England, Sri Lanka and South Africa; he averages 20.5 from those matches.

I'm hoping that Root et al can post some similarly preposterous scores against the Windies over the next few weeks!


Yeah, I remember him crucifying the Windies, I think there was a 270 not out or something which was the score I was referring to, but that does not make him the second best test batsman in history. Or even that year.
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Postby The Red Heifer » 10 Aug 2017, 22:09

Nikki Gradual wrote:
The Red Heifer wrote:
PENK wrote:
And for a bonus, who recently retired from test cricket with a career average second only to Bradman?


Adam Voges


So Brendan, Adam Voges is the second best Aussie test batsman ever? Agreed?

EDIT: not to take anything away from the fella, but I think this stat really shows the benefit of playing not too many tests and having one mammoth not out score against a woeful West Indian attack. Wasn't he 36 or something when he made his debut?


Oh it's preposterous dont get me wrong, I probably wouldn't have remembered if it was a legitimate legend of the game :lol:
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Postby PENK » 11 Aug 2017, 08:35

Clue time then:

Kaspar already got Root, Smith and Williamson. Kohli averages 49.6 so could join the club with a couple of big innings.
The fourth name is a pretty established and well-known player, with some 50 tests to his name.
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Postby WG Kaspar » 11 Aug 2017, 09:00

Pujara? Dhawan? Warner? Can't think of anyone else.
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Postby PENK » 11 Aug 2017, 09:44

One of those three...
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PENK wrote:One of those three...


I know, I inadvertently saw it when looking up the Adam Voges nonsense on cricinfo.
Would never have guessed it, to be honest. I'm sticking with my pisspoor Younis Khan gambit.
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Postby Nikki Gradual » 12 Aug 2017, 17:16

Going to throw a question out there before the thread dies.

Only one rugby player has ever played a full premier division club game at The Stoop (Harlequins' ground) in the morning then immediately crossed the A316 and played a full international test match in the afternoon. Who was it?
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Postby Lord Rother » 12 Aug 2017, 18:01

Late to this thread myself - no idea about Rugby myself but I'll pop up a football one to help the cause....

5 players have scored 5 goals in Premier League games. Who are they?

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Postby Nikki Gradual » 12 Aug 2017, 19:18

Lord Rother wrote:Late to this thread myself - no idea about Rugby myself but I'll pop up a football one to help the cause....

5 players have scored 5 goals in Premier League games. Who are they?


You're not going to give me Dennis Tueart are you?
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Postby Lord Rother » 12 Aug 2017, 23:27

Not on this one.

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Postby Diamond Dog » 13 Aug 2017, 12:48

Shearer. Cole. Aguerro a couple of years back I think.
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Postby Nikki Gradual » 13 Aug 2017, 13:11

Diamond Dog wrote:Shearer. Cole. Aguerro a couple of years back I think.


Well, if those three are right, you can add Jermaine Defoe because I read about him doing it yesterday.
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Postby Rayge » 13 Aug 2017, 13:23

Nikki Gradual wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:Shearer. Cole. Aguerro a couple of years back I think.


Well, if those three are right, you can add Jermaine Defoe because I read about him doing it yesterday.



And the other one is Berbatov,
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Postby Nikki Gradual » 13 Aug 2017, 13:31

Rayge wrote:
Nikki Gradual wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:Shearer. Cole. Aguerro a couple of years back I think.


Well, if those three are right, you can add Jermaine Defoe because I read about him doing it yesterday.



And the other one is Berbatov,
Here's a quickie.
In which Olympic Sport are beards banned?


Wrestling?

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Postby Rayge » 13 Aug 2017, 15:27

Nikki Gradual wrote:
Rayge wrote:
Nikki Gradual wrote:
Well, if those three are right, you can add Jermaine Defoe because I read about him doing it yesterday.



And the other one is Berbatov,
Here's a quickie.
In which Olympic Sport are beards banned?


Wrestling?

**overcomes urge to put synchronised swimming**


Nope

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Postby Lord Rother » 13 Aug 2017, 17:20

Rayge wrote:
Nikki Gradual wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:Shearer. Cole. Aguerro a couple of years back I think.


Well, if those three are right, you can add Jermaine Defoe because I read about him doing it yesterday.



And the other one is Berbatov,
Here's a quickie.
In which Olympic Sport are beards banned?


All correct.


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