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    What type of bowler was Sydney Barnes?

    I was always thought to my self that Sydney Barnes was a seam bowler. But reading through his profile on cricinfo, its seems he was similar to Gary Sobers. It looks like used to bowl seamers with the new ball, in a attempt to swing the ball and then bowled leg breaks with the older ball. Also he apparently develop a off break as he got older. So what do we classifly him as a fast bowler or a spin bowler, or just a slow bowler? Also does anyone else have more information on the type of bowler he was.
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    I just listened to a tape on which the great man was talking, he made the statement "Why don't captains open with a spin bowler anymore?" He then gave the example of a captain opening with him in a Test Match and that he (Barnes) did very well.
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS
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    Beat me to it.
    Me too. I came to this thread with the sole intention of posting a smart-alec response, but LE and Prince EWS took both of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac
    I just listened to a tape on which the great man was talking, he made the statement "Why don't captains open with a spin bowler anymore?" He then gave the example of a captain opening with him in a Test Match and that he (Barnes) did very well.
    One word - lacquer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    One word - lacquer.
    I've always wondered if anyone has ever tried to tamper with the ball by taping a small piece of sandpaper to their trousers (painted to match the whites of course).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dasa
    I've always wondered if anyone has ever tried to tamper with the ball by taping a small piece of sandpaper to their trousers (painted to match the whites of course).
    Don't know about that - but I know someone who used to smear a bit of lipsol on the inside of one of his trouser pockets (opposite effect, I know).

    Thinking about sandpaper - too obvious. The red from the ball would stick out like a sore thumb - in a nice, perfectly rectangular shape.

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    Don't know about that - but I know someone who used to smear a bit of lipsol on the inside of one of his trouser pockets (opposite effect, I know).
    Don't know about that but when the ball tampering controversy broke out in 1990-1, Chris Pringle alleged that Pakistanis maybe using finger nails, bottle caps or 'even knives' to roughen up the ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapioca
    Don't know about that but when the ball tampering controversy broke out in 1990-1, Chris Pringle alleged that Pakistanis maybe using finger nails, bottle caps or 'even knives' to roughen up the ball.
    He swore by it, in fact. It was why the Kiwis did it while in Pakistan, so that they'd have a chance

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    He swore by it, in fact. It was why the Kiwis did it while in Pakistan, so that they'd have a chance
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