And don't forget, after the season ends you can join us all here! countycricketlive.boards.net Plug plug. Right now we're trying to decide on our off-season ranking system.
by StaggerBreaths9/22/2016 8:48:01 AM
And thanks once again to Hoppsy, Edwards, George, Will, and others for their unstinting support throughout.
by StaggerBreaths9/22/2016 8:48:23 AM
Root - Smith - Williamson don't yet deserve to mentioned alongside players such as Tendulkar, Ponting, Lara as they need to do what they're doing for another 5-10 years, Kohli, harsh to say he's not in the same space as Root, Smith and Williamson, he may have not been in as good a form in 2015 and 2016, but he's been consistently good for 5/6 years now, 2 of which as captain, he may not be in the same form at the moment, but i'd put him ahead of Smith and Williamson career wise
by Joe T Williams9/22/2016 8:48:44 AM
@Jamie Dow, you asked a question after my bedtime yesterday. Bresnan's season averages have on occasion been above 30 (he averaged 91 in the 2009-10 season!). My original point was that his career average has never been above 30 and is now approaching it asymptotically. Here's his season averages: cricketarchive.com
by Dominic Sayers9/22/2016 8:50:03 AM
Test average over the last 3 years: Williamson 71.61 Smith 69.45 Root 60.03
by Will Colwell9/22/2016 8:52:27 AM
Whoa now, I'm not comparing them to the giants! One can only judge them thus far. It's interesting note though that Williamson had a dire start to his career and has seemed to be on an upwards curve since, while Smith started off as a leggie - and both now average more than Kohli, who plays his home cricket in a country known for flatties.
I'd sacrifice the Championship to see Robbo Bierkeller's right arm removed and hung above the Headingley pavilion, Grendal-style.
by StaggerBreaths9/22/2016 8:54:37 AM
How do the averages compare last 6 years Will? I could look myself but i'm kind of busy at work........I do think that average over a longer period of time gives a better reflection of a batsman's status, as to be one of the top, and yes Lawrence, i'll stand by Punter, rightly or wrongly!! as to be considered a great you need to do it for a long time
by Joe T Williams9/22/2016 8:54:56 AM
Yesterday I sat down in the Edrich Stand Upper and immediately saw three batsmen depart for ducks. I'm staying put in my office today.
by Dominic Sayers9/22/2016 8:55:21 AM
Morning all. Is Ross Lawson around?
by NemoUKS9/22/2016 8:55:38 AM
Ross Lawson, the Cow-Conquerer.
by StaggerBreaths9/22/2016 8:55:59 AM
@StaggerBreaths strange one Chanderpaul, most strange as he never really got the backing from the Windies fans due to his style. Shame he carried on a couple of years too long and tarnished our memory of his ability a little, should always retire at the top and not go out with a whimper