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On the occasion of England’s 1000th Test, the All-Time England Hirsute Test X1

In Uncategorized on August 1, 2018 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

1st August

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

The All Time England Hirsute Test X1

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has announced its all-time England Hirsute Test X1.

The campaigners say that the selection provided several challenges:

1] A tendency for fast bowlers to be clean shaven, possibly in a mistaken application of areo-dynamic/ball delivery theory

2] The reality that from the 1930s to the 1960s England Test Teams had an informal ‘no beards’ rule

The All Time England Hirsute Test X1

W G Grace

Graham Gooch (scored record 333 in 1990 with a beard)

Mike Brearley (Captain)

Mike Gatting (Deputy-Captain)

Jonny Bairstow (wicket)

Ian Botham

Moeen Ali

Liam Plunkett

Dick Barlow (1882-1886 fast bowler)

Monty Panesar

Mike Hendrick

Honorary Scorer: Bill Frindall

 

 

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2 Responses to “On the occasion of England’s 1000th Test, the All-Time England Hirsute Test X1”

  1. Excellent. Needed saying

  2. Ben Foakes must come in As stumper

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