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CRICKET 64 lime October - December 2008 Andy Roberts and Courtney Walsh. Cozier and I agreed that a tall bowler with unrelenting accuracy and steepling bounce was desirable and narrowed the choice down to Ambrose or Garner, both useful tailenders. Like Marshall, each took their wickets at just 20 apiece ( Ambrose 405 in 98 Tests and Garner 259 in 58). Ambrose, by a short head, got the nomination at number nine. To complete a varied quartet of fast bowlers, with Sobers offering left- arm variety and swing not to mention a second spin option, we both felt some raw pace was required. All the others mentioned above could supply it at times, not least the What do you think? It is impossible, let alone irrelevant, to choose a definitive all- time XI, but we thought it would be a bit of fun – and serve to remind us how strong the West Indies cricketing heritage is. There is so much to be proud of that hopefully it will help focus the attention of cricket lovers across the region who would like to see West Indies once again stand on top of the cricketing world. No doubt our selection will cause some debate. Drop us a line ( email editor@ lime- magazine. com) with your comments, or visit our website to post your team selection: www. lime- magazine. com clever Roberts, but the vote went to Holding, consistently the quickest. Who can forget his 14 wickets against England on an Oval featherbed in 1976, or his electric over to Geoff Boycott at Kensington in 1980? When you remember his dangerous hitting ability and athletic fielding, he was more than a great pacer who took 249 wickets in 60 Tests at 23. Finally, who should be twelfth man? On fielding ability alone, Roger Harper has no equal, but another fast bowler was required as cover. It is not often a former captain with 519 wickets in 132 Tests carries the drinks, but on this occasion, Courtney Walsh must. At least, he could sit back on the dressing- room balcony and enjoy watching what looks a completely unbeatable team. Dream team Keep the team for yourself! Would you like a copy of the illustration we had commissioned for this feature? A poster is available for purchase off our website: www. lime- magazine. com Top row, left to right: yMD Marshall yMA Holding yCEL Ambrose y GA Headley yLR Gibbs ( CA Walsh not shown) Bottom row, left to right: yEDEC Weekes yCG Greenidge yIVA Richards yGSTA Sobers ( capt) yBC Lara yCL Walcott ( kpr)