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    Good and Bad Personal Meetings with Cricketers

    I was talking about this with some friends the other day and we were discussing which players they had good opinions of after meeting them and which they thought less of and why.

    I do not watch that much live cricket so my list is heavily weighted towards playing but I am interested in meetings others from CW world have had.

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    During England tour of SA last year I was bowling at the Eng players in the nets at Centurion. The track was a bit juicy due to the rain, Mike Watkinson told us we could only bowl with old balls and we were told not to go flat out and just take the edge off the delivery.

    Anyway, I was bowling at Robert Key and after a few balls you could see he was not that happy. I then pitched 1 up that seamed back (the track was doing a bit). He was not properly forward and it bowled him middle stump through the gap.

    I was happy for an instant, but then Key turned around, kicked the stumps over, stormed out of the nets and threw his bat about 20 yards. He packed his bag and disappeared.

    I was a little shocked but carried on bowling to Collingwood (who is so fast you could not believe). The rain then came down in buckets. As we were leaving the nets 2 heavily tattooed shaven headed guys came up to us and said “Which 1 of you ****s bowled Robert Key?” I replied that it was me and they told me that they were getting a shirt signed by the players to be auctioned for charity and that Key had stormed out of the nets and refused to sign anything.

    What a guy!

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    My 1st practice session with Notts, when I was a kid, was a pre-season training session. We had to run from Trent Bridge to a facility that was shared with Forest and County. We were then split into groups of 3 for circuit training. I was put in a group comprising of myself, Chris Cairns and Chris Lewis (prob a fast bowlers group). They chatted and joked the entire time and I was in awe. I was so impressed with them. They were real people and seemed like very nice ones as well.

    I would love to hear from others about who are nice in person and which are arses
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    Met Kapil Dev at a charity match when I was pretty young. He seemed pretty cool but obviously I can't be so sure. I also had the chance to meet Sunil Gavaskar because a family friend of mine was having dinner with him around here, but for some reason I didn't care to go. I also met Larry Gomes and talked to him a little at a casual dinner last year. That was pretty interesting ... he was talking about facing Lillee and Thompson and how ridiculously good Viv's eyes were ... and picking up Gavaskar with his first wicket. His advice was "just watch the ball and play it late, it's not so bad". Pretty useless advice, but it was cool nevertheless.
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    I started a similar thread a while ago (great minds think alike ), there was some good stuff When Will I Be famous
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    Well I did a search for something similar before posting and could not find anything. Want to name your threads with a more obvious title next time?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy
    Well I did a search for something similar before posting and could not find anything. Want to name your threads with a more obvious title next time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy
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    During England tour of SA last year I was bowling at the Eng players in the nets at Centurion. The track was a bit juicy due to the rain, Mike Watkinson told us we could only bowl with old balls and we were told not to go flat out and just take the edge off the delivery.

    Anyway, I was bowling at Robert Key and after a few balls you could see he was not that happy. I then pitched 1 up that seamed back (the track was doing a bit). He was not properly forward and it bowled him middle stump through the gap.

    I was happy for an instant, but then Key turned around, kicked the stumps over, stormed out of the nets and threw his bat about 20 yards. He packed his bag and disappeared.

    I was a little shocked but carried on bowling to Collingwood (who is so fast you could not believe). The rain then came down in buckets. As we were leaving the nets 2 heavily tattooed shaven headed guys came up to us and said “Which 1 of you ****s bowled Robert Key?” I replied that it was me and they told me that they were getting a shirt signed by the players to be auctioned for charity and that Key had stormed out of the nets and refused to sign anything.

    What a guy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
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    Bumped into Luke Sutton a few times in supermarkets, always said "alright Sutty" and he always had a cheery hello back for me. Top fella. David Hussey was mercilessly ribbed last summer on the boundry rope at Derby (not just by me) took it all really well and gave a bit back too as one might expect. No bad tales from me, I bet Colin Croft is a grumpy ******* though, just got that look about him as has Mike "what else does Thorpe bring to the party apart from runs" Gatting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond
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    Bad: Merv Hughes. Swore at me a couple of times (can you blame him?)

    Neutral: Chris Cairns @ NZ vs Prime Ministers XI. Of all the NZ player's signing stuff, he was the coldest. Dunno why.

    Good: Lou Vincent at the same place. Got a couple of photos taken and he had a bit of a chat to me.
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    Cant seem to remember any bad ones which i may have had
    I had a pretty good chat with Kyle Mills on the boundary at an NZ A game he seemed pretty nice
    Lou Vincent is also a pretty nice guy...










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    Quote Originally Posted by 33/3from3.3
    ...not a bad chin either

    Best chin in the game

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    Good - Marcus Trescothick, Freddie Flintoff, Jimmy Anderson, Andy Flower, Shiv Chanderpaul, Jacques Kallis, Shaun Pollock, Andrew Strauss

    Bad - Michael Holding. Refused to sign any autographs on either of the two occasions I met him as part of a small crowd, and was pretty much pushing myself and some kids out of the way to get to his car. Arrogant eejit.

    EDIT: Tino Best did the same as Holding actually, he's not that nice a guy.

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