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    Heard of him, that he was a little crazy is about all i know bout him though
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    Yup, heard of him. IIRC, he was sent away for bowling beamers against India, I think.
    Wasn't he the one who once attacked his wife with a pressing iron?

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    He almost killed a guy who's claim to fame was that he had the same name as me

    Gilchrist was a super fast bowler who was more than a bit violent. Wanted to kill the batsman with his beamers if he was hit. Didn't think twice about chucking them. Some guy

    When I was a kid at club cricket, I heard from my seniors that batsmen preferred to throw away their wickets in a hurry rather than face him. Some big names were thrown around along with those allegations.

    His reputation was HUGE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chooka_nick
    Dude... Roy Gilchrist was an angry, angry man. Probably the most vicious quickie the World has ever known.
    A liberal might interject that he had an unhappy childhood.

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    I am sure I read somewhere he once bowled a ball that went for 6 byes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swervy
    I am sure I read somewhere he once bowled a ball that went for 6 byes
    That story been used over the years for many bowlers to indicate how fast they were. I am not very sure if this actually happened with Gilchrist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    That story been used over the years for many bowlers to indicate how fast they were. I am not very sure if this actually happened with Gilchrist.
    yeah...from cricinfos obit

    'Gilchrist was a small man, with short legs and long arms, but generated tremendous pace. It is said that his first ball in Test cricket (against England at Edgbaston in 1957) bounced over the head of both batsman and 'keeper, and rebounded 30 yards onto the field from the sightscreen. Although this should be looked upon more as legend than fact (only 3 byes appear in the scorecard of that innings), there is little doubt that he was one of the fastest and most hostile bowlers of his generation.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swervy
    I am sure I read somewhere he once bowled a ball that went for 6 byes
    There's no such thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    There's no such thing.
    ?????

    what do you mean..there is no provision in the laws of the game for this to happen...or that it just didnt happen to Roy G

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swervy
    ?????

    what do you mean..there is no provision in the laws of the game for this to happen...or that it just didnt happen to Roy G
    Possibly that it couldn't happen. Making a ball bounce, then on that bounce travel 50+ meters would require quite a bit of pace. Or a rigged ball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swervy
    ?????

    what do you mean..there is no provision in the laws of the game for this to happen...or that it just didnt happen to Roy G
    No provision in the laws of the game for 6 byes, 6 leg-byes or 6 wides.

    The relevant bit...

    (b) Unless agreed differently under (a) above, the allowances for boundaries shall be 6 runs if the ball having been struck by the bat pitches beyond the boundary, but otherwise 4 runs. These allowances shall still apply even though the ball has previously touched a fielder. See also (c) below.



    (a), (b) and (c) don't relate to this situation, incidentally

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    No provision in the laws of the game for 6 byes, 6 leg-byes or 6 wides.

    The relevant bit...

    (b) Unless agreed differently under (a) above, the allowances for boundaries shall be 6 runs if the ball having been struck by the bat pitches beyond the boundary, but otherwise 4 runs. These allowances shall still apply even though the ball has previously touched a fielder. See also (c) below.



    (a), (b) and (c) don't relate to this situation, incidentally
    nice one...didnt know that!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    No provision in the laws of the game for 6 byes, 6 leg-byes or 6 wides.

    The relevant bit...

    (b) Unless agreed differently under (a) above, the allowances for boundaries shall be 6 runs if the ball having been struck by the bat pitches beyond the boundary, but otherwise 4 runs. These allowances shall still apply even though the ball has previously touched a fielder. See also (c) below.



    (a), (b) and (c) don't relate to this situation, incidentally
    Huh. Learn something new every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    No provision in the laws of the game for 6 byes, 6 leg-byes or 6 wides.

    The relevant bit...

    (b) Unless agreed differently under (a) above, the allowances for boundaries shall be 6 runs if the ball having been struck by the bat pitches beyond the boundary, but otherwise 4 runs. These allowances shall still apply even though the ball has previously touched a fielder. See also (c) below.



    (a), (b) and (c) don't relate to this situation, incidentally
    But this refers only to the ball HIT by the bat. The "otherwise 4 runs" refering to when the ball does not "pitch beyond the boundary".

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    But this refers only to the ball HIT by the bat. The "otherwise 4 runs" refering to when the ball does not "pitch beyond the boundary".
    I asked David Constant 20 years ago - the explanation he gave basically is the same as the interpretation I just made.

    In PL/1:

    SELECT;
    WHEN(STRUCK_BY_BATSMAN & PITCHED_OVER_ROPES)
    RUNS = 6;
    OTHER
    RUNS = 4;
    END; /* SELECT */

    Seems clear to me

    Otherwise means 'all other alternatives' - or they would have said 'else'.

    Simple Boolean logic.

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