Bygraves was one of that dying breed, the all round entertainer. All round cricketers are indispensable to the balance of a side but suddenly seem scarce at the top level with only Jacques Kallis fit to rival any of the greats of the music hall or variety eras. So it is that all round entertainers seem at risk of becoming a thing of the past. The song and dance man that can tell a story and hold the audience - will they be able to survive in the T20/MTV world?
FB is an all rounder after all - he is equally bad at bowling and batting. So it is fitting that he should campaign of the revival of the all round entertainer. Here is is all rounders XI (not in batting order)
Sammy Davis Junior
Whether Max Bygraves could have scored 8032 Test runs, far less taken 235 Test wickets, is a more open question.