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    Icon3 Slower Ball

    Who was the best exponent of it???

    I think Courtney Walsh had his spot on, and hell it was devastating (ask Graham Thorpe )

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    Who was it that caught Chris Reed out ducking a slower ball, got a feeling it was Cairns?? Cant argue with that for disguising the slower one
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    Yeah Chris Cairns it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpr
    Who was it that caught Chris Reed out ducking a slower ball, got a feeling it was Cairns?? Cant argue with that for disguising the slower one
    that was a top one aswell

    bet both of these will be on youtube somewhere

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    I remember when Craig McDermott first started using the "split finger" style slower ball, and was bowling them as full-tosses. The batsman used to get scared, thinking it was a beamer, before the ball just dipped and hit him on the pads on the full, directly in front. Worked a couple of times.

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    Harvey's out the back of the hand ball was a pearler.

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    There was a West Indian bowler during the 80's I think it was who played a lot of County Cricket in England and really perfected the slower ball. Can't remember his name now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh
    Harvey's out the back of the hand ball was a pearler.
    Agreed.

    Shoaib`s slower-balls are the best I`ve ever seen. When England toured Pakistan... he was amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm
    There was a West Indian bowler during the 80's I think it was who played a lot of County Cricket in England and really perfected the slower ball. Can't remember his name now.
    Franklyn Stephenson?
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    I think that might be the one, from what I've read he had the best slower ball in the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nnanden
    Shoaib`s slower-balls are the best I`ve ever seen. When England toured Pakistan... he was amazing.
    I really don't understand why England were so clueless against them. It looked a bit obvious (I think some posters mentioned it on here as well). In fact in the next series vs India, I don't remember even one occasion where he fooled the batsmen with it let alone get a wicket.

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    I don't remember Shoaib using too many slower balls against India, or maybe my memory's a bit dodgy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10
    I don't remember Shoaib using too many slower balls against India, or maybe my memory's a bit dodgy.
    I do remember him using them. But considering how flat the pitches for the first two tests were and how few wickets fell, you'd think he'd have used them a fair bit.



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