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    fat batsmen

    I thinks its quite annoying that fat busstuds can be good at cricket. Should be a law against it .....or something

    I wonder who is the heaviest half succesful test cricketer ever?

    This Robert Key is a pretty rotound specimen.....but he IS English I suppose

    Any fat W.I players spring to mind?....they mostly seem pretty lithe huh

    My Top 3 Fatties

    1. Roundatunga (SL)

    2. Gatting (Eng)

    3. Inzaman (Pak)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Maestro
    I thinks its quite annoying that fat busstuds can be good at cricket. Should be a law against it .....or something

    I wonder who is the heaviest half succesful test cricketer ever?

    This Robert Key is a pretty rotound specimen.....but he IS English I suppose

    Any fat W.I players spring to mind?....they mostly seem pretty lithe huh

    My Top 3 Fatties

    1. Roundatunga (SL)

    2. Gatting (Eng)

    3. Inzaman (Pak)
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    Going right back to the '20s, but what about "The Big Ship" himself, Warwick Armstrong? Supposed to be 20 stone + in his prime.
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    He'd eat Ranatunga... or is that going too far?

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    Could he even run without making foot indentations in the ptich?
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    Daniel Smith who replaced Haddin against Queensland was quite chubby, not sure how fat compared to others.....

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    here are my nominations for fatties:

    Ranatunga
    Warne (before)
    Aravinda DeSilva
    Lehmann
    Inzamam "Aaloo" Haq
    Robert Key

    Hayden is the borderline

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    Wasnt Greg Ritchies nick "Fat Cat?"

    any fat bowlers at all?

    Brian McMillan was a pretty big unit but I cant think of ANY others....

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    ranatunga used to bowl

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    Another famous lardster of yesteryear was the late, great Colin "Ollie" Milburn (nicknamed Ollie after his resemblance to Oliver Hardy, of Laurel & fame). He was a good 18 stone in his prime.

    His career was tragically cut short after losing an eye in a car accident. I couldn't find a pic that quite does justice to his magnificent girth, but these give a flavour.
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    Zimbabwe's Gavin Ewing is quite chubby, especially for his very slight height.

    Although he is more of a bowler than a batsman.
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    Anthony McGrath was called fat a couple of times last year, this season he has lost some weight, but he has not lost the really bad haircut.

    Good old Bobie key is nicknamed "Cheeky" in the England camp.

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