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> |> > > Also, when did other countries have such "golden eras" in batting?
The entire Bradman era 28 - 48 mostly had very strong batting on both sides
(England and Astralia that is).
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> |> > > Vivek
> Actually though if you consider the top 6 batsmen, the present Aussie side might
> have a slight edge, the Aussie middle order of the 70s and early eigthies was a
> lot better than the present one. Greg Chappel, Ian Chappel and Doug Walters in
> the seventies and Greg Chappel, Kim Hughes, Allan Border and Doug Walters in
I think you'll find Dougie faded out and didn't play again after not being
picked for england in 81.
> the eighties. They desperately suffered from lack of good openers with several
> people trying their luck and dissappearing into anonymity. I can remember
> Rick McCosker, Julien Weiner, Warwick Darling, Greame Wood, John Dyson, Andrew
> Hilditch, Kepler Wessels,
Idiots to let Kepler go with Australia's lack of consistancy then.
>Wayne Phillips etc trying out with varying degrees of
> success, but not too much before they found some partial stability in Boon and
> Marsh. Then Mark Taylor came along and they didnt have to look any further.
Or haven't anyway : )
> Then there is the Aussie batting line up of the bodyline series, which a lot
> of people consider the strongest ever, though I think the line-up in the 48'
> series(Bradman's last) was even stronger.
Not a bad little line up, no
The england 28 line p was fairly strong as well, Hobbs, Stcliffe, Hammond
and Duleepsinji are about as far down as I remember though.
Both teams in the 38 tour of england had good batting.
Brown, ?, Bradman, Hasset, McCabe, and I can't remember the rest dammit.