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In the team game, a completely attacking player. The runner relies entirely on his team mates to set up an attack before bludgeoning his way to Mornington Crescent, forgoing virtually all defensive tactics. The best runners are usually ruthless, bold, and useless at high-level individual Mornington Crescent. Not all four-man teams play an out-and-out runner, preferring to operate instead with a pair of attacking setters, one playing slightly forward of the other. Probably the most famous runner of all time was the Australian, [Eric Stewart]?, who between 1971 and 1977 was the player reaching MC in 95% of Australia's victories. Most runners hit MC in about 60% of their teams' wins.

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