Well he played 11 tests and 7 were against the top side in the world and overall got 37 wickets @ 33.56
He'd walk into the side with figures like that now.
Played minor counties for Cambs for one.
For two, as Heef suggests, he was actually a genuine attacking option, whereas most of our slow options in my youth seemed to be an excuse for AN Seamer to rest his wearisome feet for a few overs whilst not going for too many.
I'm pretty sure he never toured on the subcontinent, so his record (abbreviated as it is) stands comparison to any of his (English) peers, low bar as that is.
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Edit: I also love the way he raised the bat to acknowledge the crowd as he walked off. Also note that Fleming's tactics to Ramprakash & Such was very, very similar (and equally flawed) as Cook's to Haddin & Lyon.
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