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    Mark Greatbatch

    Surely this bloke would have to be one of the most overrated plodders in cricket history. Don't know what all the fuss about him is about. Who else agrees with my excellent opinion?
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    one of our best odi opening batsman. deffinatly no overrated. also appears to be a very very good coach, did very well with cd, and also with the youth teams he had over here.
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    Cbuts,

    Greatbatch played in an era of inconsistent pitches and poor bowling standards. No one that bowled to him would get any further these days than work experience as a Reserve Grade orange boy. His shot selection was laughable. The bloke couldn't drive a Tonka truck through his mum's loungeroom and his square cut resembled an apprentice kebab shop hand trying to reassemble a falafel.
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    Smashed a few in one day cricket, but was pretty ordinary in the test arena (with one exception). He'll certainly be good at coaching guys in pie eating.
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    he was the first generation of the smashing openers. revolutionished the odi game in the 92 world cup. he played in an era of incosistant pitches and poor bolwers, u mean internationaly or domestically, domesticaly he came up agianst, hadlee chatfield bock bracewell b&j morrision etc. he started his career in nz golden age.

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    Hadlee and Chatfield were helped along by poor umpiring decisions and the botulism scare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkline Jones
    Hadlee and Chatfield were helped along by poor umpiring decisions and the botulism scare.
    Now that's just a classic

    Sir Richard Hadlee is clearly one of the best bowlers of all time.

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    I'm surprised he managed to restrain himself for a Test hundred off 485 balls..........
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    gotta remeber as well hadlee had a severe heart condition that plagued him throughout his career

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    the biggest 'plodder' would have to be the aussie who tried to invent a nickname for him - Great Scones

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    Anyone trying to make the fool who started this thread see sense is wasting their time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbuts
    gotta remeber as well hadlee had a severe heart condition that plagued him throughout his career
    I genuinely didn't know that.

    How bad was it? &, actually, what was it? He still seems in pretty good nick nowadays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Anyone trying to make the fool who started this thread see sense is wasting their time.

    Id just like to remind you Richo, that attacks on other forum members are not allowed. Consider that your first and last warning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel56
    Id just like to remind you Richo, that attacks on other forum members are not allowed. Consider that your first and last warning.
    That's for the mods to decide Camel - Not you

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    I genuinely didn't know that.

    How bad was it? &, actually, what was it? He still seems in pretty good nick nowadays.
    its what ended his career when he retired. he was keen for a couple more years. um from what ive been told, he missed a few tours extra because of it, most of his injuries were somehow relted to the heart condition

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