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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Not with McGrath out.
    They had just bowled England out two sub 200 scores, basically seemingly knocking the wind out of the sales ENG pre-Ashes series hype. Plus Dizzy/Kasper hadn't hit rock bottom yet.

    England should have been given credit from responding so brillaintly on day 1 & not folding to old Ashes scars like as the case was in 2001.

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    Dizzy had hit rock bottom. It was just that in that test, he started digging. He was massively out of form
    in the lead up. It was hubris to not consider what McGrath being out meant.
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    Hi this is such a nice thread. I wish this could be made sticky as it is a good database of cricket books.

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    There's a whole section on the websites frontpage with stacks of book reviews. Best such database on the web.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    There's a whole section on the websites frontpage with stacks of book reviews. Best such database on the web.
    Thank you very much Matt79.

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    Thank Archie Mac and his team who put it together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Dizzy had hit rock bottom. It was just that in that test, he started digging. He was massively out of form in the lead up.
    His was out of form in the preceding ODIs yea, but there was always hope he could have gotten his mojo back. Unfortunately that never happened. If their was any attack Dizzy ATT could have been backed to bowl himself back into form againts was the seemingly mentally shattered ENG batting line-up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    It was hubris to not consider what McGrath being out meant.
    Yes but as i said ATT, it was conceivable to think after the pumelling ENG got at lord's that they would have folded to old Ashes scars.

    RemeMber just like how ENG entered the 2005 Ashes having had a fantastic 2004. England enter the 2001 under similar form & after they folded at Edgbaston 1st test they never recovered. Thats why ENG should be given full credit for responding that way on the 1st day of the 2nd test, instead of blaming Ponting.

    Ponting batting first or second also wouldn't have made a difference or altered the course of the series either TBF. Since AUS batsmen still would have been exposed technically - which was the main reason why they lost the Ashes.

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    Has anyone got a copy of Peter May's The Rebel Tours - would be a fascinating read. I've come across virtually nothing about them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Has anyone got a copy of Peter May's The Rebel Tours - would be a fascinating read. I've come across virtually nothing about them.
    Interesting point arises here Matt - as you'll have gathered from the CW review I rated this book - Martin Williamson (happen its something in the name!) on cricinfo seems to have thought just about exactly what I did and also gave it 4 out of 5

    The erudite and learned Matthew Engel on the other hand, past editor of Wisden and highly respected, has produced a deeply critical and, frankly, condescending review of it in this months Wisden Cricketer and given it 1.5 out of 5

    Each to their own I suppose but I really do think Mr Engel has got this one wrong

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    Just wondering what was "Peter May's The Rebel Tours" all about?. Since hearing the term rebel tours i'm thinking about tours to SA

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    Exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Exactly.
    Yea thats the weird part, since SA weren't banned during from test cricket during May's playing days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie View Post
    Just wondering what was "Peter May's The Rebel Tours" all about?. Since hearing the term rebel tours i'm thinking about tours to SA
    That's what it's about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie View Post
    Yea thats the weird part, since SA weren't banned during from test cricket during May's playing days.
    It's not the same Peter May you melon.

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    And it's in the form of a history, not an autobiography.



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