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Saturday, October 09, 2010


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John Barnes

You discount Compton at your peril, given his record against Australia's finest attack. Until the "knee" struck, he was averaging over 60 for England - a much better bat than even Barrington and far better than Gower (not that he was any slouch). To my mind Compton was a better bat than Hutton (the stats are Disraelian in my opinion) and if he had been forced to retire rather than bat on on one leg, they too would have been very different.

Incidentally jackson surely should come into contention as an all-rounder?

The Reverse Sweep

You are right John, it is difficult to leave Compton out and stats are not the be all and end all. In the end, I plumped for Barrington this time.

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