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229-Robert Maskew Cowper was a tall correct left-handed batsmen He played in the 1965-66 Ashes series but was dropped for slow scoring. He was recalled for the Fifth Test in Melbourne and made 307, the first Test triple century in Australia. After that he was never again omitted from the Test side until a hand injury forced him out of the Fifth Test in 1968. In 27 Tests he made 2061 runs at 46.84.

229-Robert Maskew Cowper was a tall correct left-handed batsmen He played in the 1965-66 Ashes series but was dropped for slow scoring. He was recalled for the Fifth Test in Melbourne and made 307, the first Test triple century in Australia. After that he was never again omitted from the Test side until a hand injury forced him out of the Fifth Test in 1968. In 27 Tests he made 2061 runs at 46.84.

237-Doug Walters played 74 Tests and made 5357 Test runs at 48.26 from his 1st Test against England at Brisbane in 1965 to his last against India in Melbourne in 1981. Against West Indies in 1968-69, he became the first player to make a double-hundred and a hundred in a Test. He joined World Series Cricket in 1977 and was a surprise recall against India in 1980-81. He was a country boy who favoured drinking, smoking and cards.

237-Doug Walters played 74 Tests and made 5357 Test runs at 48.26 from his 1st Test against England at Brisbane in 1965 to his last against India in Melbourne in 1981. Against West Indies in 1968-69, he became the first player to make a double-hundred and a hundred in a Test. He joined World Series Cricket in 1977 and was a surprise recall against India in 1980-81. He was a country boy who favoured drinking, smoking and cards.

188-Graeme Blake Hole played 18 Tests for Australia from 1951 to 1955. The verdict on his Test career was that it was deeply disappointing to the player and selectors who kept faith with him for as long as possible. He played the final Test at Melbourne in 1950-51, a series against South Africa in 1951-52 then England in 1953 before his final series against Hutton’s team in Australia. In Tests he scored 789 runs at 25.45, took three wickets at 42.00 and made 21 catches.

188-Graeme Blake Hole played 18 Tests for Australia from 1951 to 1955. The verdict on his Test career was that it was deeply disappointing to the player and selectors who kept faith with him for as long as possible. He played the final Test at Melbourne in 1950-51, a series against South Africa in 1951-52 then England in 1953 before his final series against Hutton’s team in Australia. In Tests he scored 789 runs at 25.45, took three wickets at 42.00 and made 21 catches.

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Ricky Ponting's international career - in pictures

The greatest cricket team of all time. West Indies 1981. Back (L-R): Derek Parry, Desmond Haynes, Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding, Joel Garner, Colin Croft, Collis King, Larry Gomes, David Murray  Front (L-R): Andy Roberts, Lawrence Rowe, Deryck Murray, Clive Lloyd (Captain), Alvin Kallicharran, Vivian Richards, Gordon Greenidge

The greatest cricket team of all time. West Indies 1981. Back (L-R): Derek Parry, Desmond Haynes, Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding, Joel Garner, Colin Croft, Collis King, Larry Gomes, David Murray Front (L-R): Andy Roberts, Lawrence Rowe, Deryck Murray, Clive Lloyd (Captain), Alvin Kallicharran, Vivian Richards, Gordon Greenidge

The Queen with cricketers Dennis Lillee and Australian captain Greg Chappell at the Centenary Test at the Melbourne cricket ground, March 1977. Australian batsman Rick McCosker, with bandaged head, and Ray Steele, Treasurer of the Australian Cricket Board look on.

The Queen with cricketers Dennis Lillee and Australian captain Greg Chappell at the Centenary Test at the Melbourne cricket ground, March 1977. Australian batsman Rick McCosker, with bandaged head, and Ray Steele, Treasurer of the Australian Cricket Board look on.

Australian cricket great Bill Ponsford at Melbourne Cricket Ground

Australian cricket great Bill Ponsford at Melbourne Cricket Ground

The moustache is one of the glories of Australian sport

The moustache is one of the glories of Australian sport

David Boon looks back on the 1993 series, when three centuries from the Tasmanian helped Australia retain the urn

Bill Ponsford, born October 19, 1900, was one of the run machines of Australian cricket of the 1920s and 1930s whose partnerships with Don Bradman have gone down in record books as immortal feats of run-making.

Bill Ponsford, born October 19, 1900, was one of the run machines of Australian cricket of the 1920s and 1930s whose partnerships with Don Bradman have gone down in record books as immortal feats of run-making.

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