View Poll Results: The Greatest Australian Bowler Is...

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  • Fred Spofforth

    1 1.01%
  • Hugh Trumble

    0 0%
  • Ted MacDonald

    0 0%
  • Clarrie Grimmett

    1 1.01%
  • Bill O'Reilly

    6 6.06%
  • Ray Lindwall

    3 3.03%
  • Keith Miller

    0 0%
  • Ritchie Benaud

    1 1.01%
  • Alan Davidson

    2 2.02%
  • Dennis Lillee

    28 28.28%
  • Jeff Thomson

    1 1.01%
  • Shane Warne

    33 33.33%
  • Glenn McGrath

    22 22.22%
  • Jason Gillespie

    1 1.01%
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    Who is The Greatest Australian Bowler?

    As we are discussing the topic of greatest Australians it would be interesting to see who people think is the greatest Australian bowler.
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    Aargh how do I edit the title?

    Thanks to whoever edited the erroneous title.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a massive zebra
    As we are discussing the topic of greatest Australians it would be interesting to see who people think is the greatest Australian bowler.
    I wish you had divided it into the greatest spinner and the greatest pacer.

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    It hurts to pick between Lillee, Thomson, Warne & Miller

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    I wish you had divided it into the greatest spinner and the greatest pacer.
    Yeah thats a great point.... its sorta hard to rate spinners against paceman...

    I voted Lillee but for no real reason,lol... just because from what i heard he had an enourmous heart and could get the ball to anything

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    Hard to choose between Davidson, Lillee, McGrath and Warne... Miller deserves a run too.

    I'll go for Davidson, but all of those 4 are close to equal in my estimation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    I wish you had divided it into the greatest spinner and the greatest pacer.
    My apologies.

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    Spinner - Grimette or Warne
    Quickie - Denis Lillee

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    Never knew we had so many O'Riley fans here.

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    Warne, Lillee, O'Reilly, or Davidson.

    I'll go for Warne because he's my favourite out of those 4.
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    It's tough, isn't it? Think I echo SJS's sentiment about spinners & quicks not being separated too.

    I was sorely tempted to go for Fred Spofforth as he at least saw the light & emigrated to The Mother Country! Or Clarrie Grimmett who was: a) a wonderfully controlled bowler with good variation; but crucially b) a Kiwi!

    Oz does seem to have a plethora of great bowlers, as evidenced by those who missed the cut: one of my least fond cricketing memories is Terry Alderman making Goochie his pet bunny in í89, so I was surprised not to see him there, but after looking at his record he took far fewer test scalps (170 @ 27.15) than I imagined. Think he just saved his best for The Poms! I was always a big admirer of Craig McDermott too; although again in his case perhaps an overall test average of 28.63 isnít quite enough for him to be in the pantheon. All but 300 wickets pretty fair old effort tho.

    In the end I went for Lillee. Had enough about him to reinvent himself as a bowler after terrible injury. Tearaway-quick in his youthful pomp, he was also accurate enough to play on into early middle age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    It's tough, isn't it? Think I echo SJS's sentiment about spinners & quicks not being separated too.

    I was sorely tempted to go for Fred Spofforth as he at least saw the light & emigrated to The Mother Country! Or Clarrie Grimmett who was: a) a wonderfully controlled bowler with good variation; but crucially b) a Kiwi!

    Oz does seem to have a plethora of great bowlers, as evidenced by those who missed the cut: one of my least fond cricketing memories is Terry Alderman making Goochie his pet bunny in í89, so I was surprised not to see him there, but after looking at his record he took far fewer test scalps (170 @ 27.15) than I imagined. Think he just saved his best for The Poms! I was always a big admirer of Craig McDermott too; although again in his case perhaps an overall test average of 28.63 isnít quite enough for him to be in the pantheon. All but 300 wickets pretty fair old effort tho.

    In the end I went for Lillee. Had enough about him to reinvent himself as a bowler after terrible injury. Tearaway-quick in his youthful pomp, he was also accurate enough to play on into early middle age.
    Good for you. Though there are those here who would rather believe he is over rated. BTW, I loved your signature. Who is this guy who said it. Sorry if it makes me sound as if I live in another world....which I do actually

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