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    Come up with a test 12 from your country (1970 onwards) who played a significant portion of their careers with facial hair. Not designer stubble but a propper beard or mo.

    Australian Facial Hair 12

    D.Boon
    G.Wood
    I.Chappell
    G.Chappell
    A.Border
    D.Hookes
    R.Marsh
    M.Hughes
    R.Bright
    D.Lillee
    B.Reid

    12th man W.Phillips

    Not a bad line up. Three quicks with the left arm bowling of Reid providing variety from the express pace of Lillee and Hughes. Bright and Border get the spin duties and Greg Chappell can bowl a few medium pacers.
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    Originally posted by Zort Boy
    Come up with a test 12 from your country (1970 onwards) who played a significant portion of their careers with facial hair. Not designer stubble but a propper beard or mo.
    England Facial Hair 12

    G.Gooch
    C.Tavare
    M.Gatting
    A.Lamb
    M. Brearley
    I.Botham
    P.Willey
    D.Bairstow
    C.Old
    M.Hendrick
    S.Harmison

    G.Miller

    Brearley is arguably the best post-war captain, 4 classy quicks - with Botham doubling up as #6. Willey is the spinner and #7. And runs keeper Bairstow makes would be a bonus. Top four very solid. I always thought Tavare had a rather unlucky Test career.
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    Nice team FMF. I was thinking about a keeper for an England side and came up with Jack Russell.
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    Originally posted by Zort Boy
    Nice team FMF. I was thinking about a keeper for an England side and came up with Jack Russell.
    Yes. Good choice. Better than my Bairstow.

    And I'll have W.G. Grace opening with Gooch.
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    Originally posted by FMF
    England Facial Hair 12

    G.Gooch
    C.Tavare
    M.Gatting
    A.Lamb
    M. Brearley
    I.Botham
    P.Willey
    D.Bairstow
    C.Old
    M.Hendrick
    S.Harmison

    G.Miller

    Brearley is arguably the best post-war captain, 4 classy quicks - with Botham doubling up as #6. Willey is the spinner and #7. And runs keeper Bairstow makes would be a bonus. Top four very solid. I always thought Tavare had a rather unlucky Test career.
    Brearley was always clean shaven from what i can remember
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    Originally posted by spurs73
    Brearley was always clean shaven from what i can remember
    Well I wouldn't have put him on the list if that were true.

    http://www.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/51800/51862.jpg

    http://www.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/98100/98180.jpg

    http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40850000/jpg/_40850036_lever203.jpg

    http://www.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/58000/58083.jpg
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    Originally posted by FMF
    Well I wouldn't have put him on the list if that were true.

    http://www.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/51800/51862.jpg

    http://www.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/98100/98180.jpg

    http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40850000/jpg/_40850036_lever203.jpg

    http://www.cricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/58000/58083.jpg
    OK
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    I think I'd like to try and get Robin Smith in the lineup. Probably instead of Brearley - great captain, but nothing special as a player. Gooch could captain instead.
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    Originally posted by mtthw
    I think I'd like to try and get Robin Smith in the lineup. Probably instead of Brearley - great captain, but nothing special as a player. Gooch could captain instead.
    Good idea about Smith. Seeing big Merv Hughes bowling sandshoe crushers at him again would be fun.
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