This time two years ago when no one knew when or even if live cricket would be able to resume I did a series of posts themed on All Time XIs. This post updates one of those posts to reflect a spectacular new arrival on the cricket scene.
The original post that I am making a minor update to can be found here. Below is the infographic displaying both teams from that post:
Walter Gilbert, the number five in the original Music XI, in as a namesake of the great WS Gilbert, was an obscure cousin of WG Grace (the WG in his name standing for William Gilbert, after the author of “De Magnete”) whose record was hardly outstanding and whose career ended in sad circumstances. Pakistan Women have just given a debut to Tuba Hassan (the tuba is the largest of the brass instruments), a leg spinner who is good enough with the bat to have opened in domestic cricket. She had a sensational first international outing, taking 3-8, and on the strength of that I am dropping Gilbert and bringing her in. Thus, the new teams read:
My usual sign off…
2 thoughts on “All Time XIs – Music and Militaria – An Update”
Shall I trot out my usual reminder that Organ’s FC bowling average is 22.27 – not bad for a guy I thought was in the side for his batting. I guess he gets to bowl when condition suit so for balance I should add that maybe his average benefits from avoiding some ‘hard yard’ spells.
At the time I wrote the original post Organ had one FC five-for which accounted for over half his tally of wickets. Hampshire have a specialist spinner in Mason Crane, which does indeed mean that both he and to a lesser extent Liam Dawson benefit from only having to bowl when conditions really favour spin.