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With over 50,000 first-class runs and a batting average of 58.45 in Tests, Hammond was the undisputed successor to Jack Hobbs as England's premier batsman. His bowling and slip fielding made him simply invaluable to the team during the Bradman era.

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ESPNcricinfo's Legends of Cricket were chosen by a panel of judges nearly as distinguished. From Bradman to Tendulkar, from Sobers to Imran, these are players from across eras and countries, and this series of television portraits captures them through the eyes of their peers and some of the most astute observers of the game.