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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyT View Post
    Fair comment on Barrington.

    Compton had a good record against Australia, as well, I believe.

    That Aussie bowler, just thinking of players who have performed well in Ashes series, could it be Brett Lee?
    Brett Lee 62 at 40.61 (ouch!)

    Although he deserves some (brett?) leeway for that over at Piers Morgan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyT View Post
    Fair comment on Barrington.

    Compton had a good record against Australia, as well, I believe.

    That Aussie bowler, just thinking of players who have performed well in Ashes series, could it be Brett Lee?
    I remember Merv Hughes had a good series with more than 30 wickets and we weren't very good so did he go for many? Just before my time of watching there was Bob Massie with his fantastic debut at Lords but I think he only played the one series. I believe he completely lost his bowling action after an injury and gave up first class cricket

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    Yep, Massie had that one series and then had an issue with fitness, but moreso confidence when he couldn't swing the ball in home conditions. Never really recovered from that.

    On the player that 'Yorkshire' needs, I fancy it to be a pace bowler, as there weren't many medium pacers or spinners that would have that much success. Max Walker springs to mind or Merv Hughes, as 'Rigsby' says, is a good call?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshire Blue View Post
    Brett Lee 62 at 40.61 (ouch!)

    Although he deserves some (brett?) leeway for that over at Piers Morgan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshire Blue View Post
    Australia would have won (or at least drawn to retain it) had he been fit. No question about it. England don't score 400 in 100 overs of the first innings twice that series if he's playing. Part of Australia's problem that series was the lack of control. Starc, Johnson and Hazlewood were all going at nearly 4 an over that series. Harris would have given them control and wickets.

    Post WWII Australia v England wickets bowling averages (min 50 wickets)

    ???? 56 at 17.00
    Harris 57 at 20.63
    McGrath 157 at 20.92
    Lillee 167 at 21.00
    Alderman 100 at 21.17
    Miller 87 at 22.40
    Lindwall 114 at 22.44
    Warne 195 at 23.25
    Davidson 84 at 23.76
    Thomson 100 at 24.18
    Johnston 75 at 24.24
    Johnson 87 at 25.81
    McDermott 84 at 26.30

    It's a who's who of Australian bowling.

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    Yep, I've cheated and checked, as it was doing my head in.

    Looking at the answer, it did kind of jog my memory, but it was of a time when standards on both sides had dropped, due to extenuating circumstances, so wasn't in a stand-out period in Ashes history.

    That's my excuse, anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyT;
    Yep, I've cheated and checked, as it was doing my head in.

    Looking at the answer, it did kind of jog my memory, but it was of a time when standards on both sides had dropped, due to extenuating circumstances, so wasn't in a stand-out period in Ashes history.

    That's my excuse, anyway!
    Without looking, but going from your response above was it
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    Yep, spot on 'Billericay'

    It surprised me, I have to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyT View Post
    Yep, spot on 'Billericay'

    It surprised me, I have to say.
    41 wickets in 6 tests (78/79) certainly helps 😄

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    Yep, 7 on debut against us in Brisbane, looking back.

    His overall test record isn't so good. Something like 120 odd wickets at around 28.00 apiece.

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    He suffered from no-ball problems after that series, and had back trouble as well. Mind you he did try to punch Kim Hughes whilst on the pitch, so it wasnt all bad 😄

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    Quote Originally Posted by BILLERICAY BLUE View Post
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    Yep, spot on 'Billericay'

    It surprised me, I have to say.
    Same here.

    I was going to ask those older about how good he actually was, but all but 4 of those wickets were in Australia which wouldn't have been televised over here anyway.

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    Does anyone know if there are highlights available other than on BT Sport?

    There was a rumour that the BBC might have some, but I couldn't find any reference.

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    Aussies have named their squad. The obligatory Marsh is in there and a bit of a scock with Tim Payne getting the wicket keeper slot as he only really started getting talked about in the last few days but apart from that fairly expected and standard.
    I have a big

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