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The Ultimate Post 1970s Addis Army Knock-out Competition

With the start of the County Championship upon us I’ve put together the Ultimate Post 1970s Addis Army Fantasy Knock-out Competition. If you’re reading this you’ve obviously got some time to spare so here’s something to fill your time!


Going back to the 1970s I’ve looked through the archives and compiled what I believe are the best X1’s for each county, made up for English qualified players. The criteria I used was:


1. I had to have seen them play
2. They must be qualified to play for England
3. They must have had played more than a handful of games for the county
4. Players can play for more than one county


Your challenge is now to find out which is the best X1 among all of the 18 counties.


I have split the counties into four groups - randomly drawn. Who do you believe would win each group? Email us your chosen four counties to addisarmycricket@hotmail.co.uk, we will then collect the votes and the top four counties will go into a semi-final draw, which we reveal next month, where we will ask you to vote for the semi final and final winners.


Cheers Tremers


Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
Essex
Derbyshire
Sussex
Northants
Durham
Yorkshire
Gloucestershire
Warwickshire
Nottinghamshire
Lancashire
Middlesex
Worcestershire
Somerset
Glamorgan
Surrey
Kent
Leicestershire
Hampshire

The team line-ups


Derbyshire


Barry Wood
Kim Barnett
Rob Bailey
Chris Adams
David Steele
Geoff Miller
Phil DeFreitas
Dominic Cork
Bob Taylor
Mike Hendrick
Devon Malcolm

Durham


Geoff Cook
Graeme Fowler
John Morris
Ben Stokes
Paul Collingwood
Ian Botham
Phil Mustard
Liam Plunkett
Scott Borthwick
Graham Onions
Steve Harmison

Essex


Alastair Cook
Graham Gooch
Nasser Hussain
Ravi Bopara
Owais Shah
Ronnie Irani
Derek Pringle
James Foster
John Lever
Peter Such
Mark Ilott

Glamorgan


Alan Jones
Hugh Morris
Steve James
Matthew Maynard
Tony Lewis
Peter Walker
Mark Wallace
Robert Croft
Simon Jones
Steve Watkin
Don Shepherd
       

Gloucestershire


Chris Broad
Kim Barnett
Bill Athey
William Porterfield
Alex Gidman
Mark Alleyne
Jack Russell
Jeremy Snape
Jon Lewis
Mike Smith
David Lawrence

Hampshire


Michael Lumb
Michael Carberry
David Gower
Robin Smith
Kevin Pietersen
Dimitri Mascarenhas
Dominic Cork
Bobby Parks
Shaun Udal
Alan Mullally
Chris Tremlett

Kent


Mark Benson
Bob Woolmer
Chris Tavare
Rob Key
Chris Cowdrey
Mark Ealham
Alan Knott
Richard Ellison
Dean Headley
Graham Dilley
Derek Underwood

Lancashire


Michael Atherton
Graham Fowler
John Crawley
Neil Fairbrother
Andrew Flintoff
Warren Hegg
Dominic Cork
Phil DeFreitas
Jack Simmons
Glen Chapple
James Anderson
       

Leicestershire


Darren Maddy
Tim Boon
David Gower
James Taylor
Peter Willey
Paul Nixon
Stuart Broad
Chris Lewis
Phil DeFreitas
Nick Cook
Matthew Hoggard

Middlesex


Graham Barlow
Mike Brearley
Andrew Strauss
Mark Ramprakash
Mike Gatting
Eoin Morgan
Paul Downton
John Embury
Steven Finn
Angus Fraser
Phil Tufnell

Northants


Mal Loye
Wayne Larkins
Rob Bailey
Allan Lamb
David Capel
Peter Willey
David Willey
Graeme Swann
David Ripley
Devon Malcolm
Monty Panesar

Nottinghamshire


Tim Robinson
Chris Broad
Derek Randall
Kevin Pietersen
James Taylor
Samit Patel
Chris Read
Stuart Broad
Graeme Swann
Paul Franks
Ryan Sidebottom
       

Somerset


Marcus Trescothick
Brian Close
Brian Rose
Nick Compton
Ian Botham
Jos Buttler
Craig Kieswetter
Ian Blackwell
Vic Marks
Andrew Caddick
Richard Johnson

Surrey


Alec Stewart
Mark Butcher
Graham Thorpe
Kevin Pietersen
Mark Ramprakash
Adam Hollioake
Ben Hollioake
Martin Bicknell
Pat Pocock
Jade Dernbach
Chris Tremlett

Sussex


Ed Joyce
Luke Wright
Alan Wells
Chris Adams
Paul Parker
Tony Greig
Matt Prior
Dermot Reeve
Chris Jordan
John Snow
Monty Panesar

Warwickshire


Nick Knight
Darren Maddy
Jonathan Trott
Ian Bell
Andy Moles
Neil Smith
Tim Ambrose
Chris Woakes
Ashley Giles
Tim Munton
Bob Willis
       

Worcestershire


Tim Curtis
Stephen Davis
Graeme Hick
Vikram Solanki
Moeen Ali
Ian Botham
Richard Illingworth
Kabeer Ali
Phil Newport
Graham Dilley
Neal Radford

Yorkshire


Geoff Boycott
Martyn Moxon
Michael Vaughan
Joe Root
Jonny Bairstow
Adil Rashid
Tim Bresnan
Craig White
Darren Gough
Ryan Sidebottom
Matthew Hoggard
   
       
       


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