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Ten Would-Be Cricketers

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Rory McIlroy

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Fore?! Better make that six! The world No. 1 and two-time major champion has a sweet shot off the tee and is in the top five for average driving distance on the PGA Tour. The power he generates would make him an ideal presence at the crease in cricket, where he'd likely excel at launching any full-length deliveries straight back down the ground, over the bowler's head and the boundary rope ... provided he shows up on time for a match. -- Peter Della Penna