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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Fact is, like I say, faith moves mountains.
    I'm not in the Caribbean so I don't know whether it's the case or not. But unsuccessful teams breed lack of success, and so the vicious circle turns.
    It has to start somewhere, though. For the last 8 years West Indies had staved it off.
    Point, but there were definite signs of the inevitable fall. Quite the same, there are signs of an eventual Australian fall. It may not be in the very near future, but it will happen within the next 10 years, almost certainly.

    Browne's dropped catch is more of an emotional turning point in terms of a person exercising hindsight. I don't think it had a severe impact at the time. It was all due to unravel and Browne's miss was just part of the script.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat
    Curtly losing it was a rare occurance.
    Hmm, I think he is one of the few bowlers to have been removed from a bowling attack for bowling deliberate beamers.. I think it was at Dermot Reeve..
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    Really...? Wow, that CricInfo report was wrong.
    Described it quite clearly as a glove down the leg.
    I really must find some footage of that Test.
    I do have footage somewhere and I'd provide it if I wasn't breaking the law by doing so.

    But yeah, unless there was another instance I don't know about. Certainly the famous one was outside off-stump, though.

    Aha... I was wondering why he bowled such an astonishingly excessive number of them in that Test.
    Yeah I remember it relatively well. I think the over was something like 13 balls. It was particularly mean because the pitch was nightmarish,

    Hmm, I think he is one of the few bowlers to have been removed from a bowling attack for bowling deliberate beamers.. I think it was at Dermot Reeve..
    I wouldn't doubt it but we're talking about frequency, not intensity. Curtly rarely lost it but when he did, someone's life was in danger, especially if they were foolish enough to have a piece of willow in their hands!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    You honestly believe that a dropped catch is the reason why the West Indies cricket team is rubbish right now? Or rather, you think a dropped catch accounts for the strength of the Australia team?
    I wouldn't ever suggest that series loss is the cause of the current decline in the Windies.

    But I remember the top team they had at the time seemed to suffer a real blow to their confidence, and they've never seemed the same since to me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    Point, but there were definite signs of the inevitable fall. Quite the same, there are signs of an eventual Australian fall. It may not be in the very near future, but it will happen within the next 10 years, almost certainly.
    Well, fairly obviously. No dominance can ever last for ever.
    Browne's dropped catch is more of an emotional turning point in terms of a person exercising hindsight. I don't think it had a severe impact at the time. It was all due to unravel and Browne's miss was just part of the script.
    No, it was the centreline of the entire play. More than that, it was the most significant line of anything ever written by the playwright.
    Like I say - it may not have kept West Indies on top of The World but I certainly think it had more significance than it has since been given credit for.
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