RIP Bill Johnston.
Everyone wants to change the world, noone wants to change himself.
No memories, obviously, but sad to hear. RIP.
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Come on guys. We can do better than that
I must admit I'd hardly heard of him until I really looked in detail at that great Australian team of the time...I find that ridiculous that I hadn't been able to hear about this obviously great bowler until then. Hugely underrated.
Oh, he was a fantastic bowler, no doubts about that. But that was the whole thing about him - he was the "quiet" type of bowler, it was Lindwall and Miller who took the limelight. He was one who did the job unobtrusively.
In a way, yes, though Kumble has been the main man (in the subcontinent) in his attack most of his career. Johnstone was sort of more the first mate to Lindwall and Miller's joint captain.
Yeah, players like Lindwall and Davidson really rated him very highly. Was a stalwart member of the Aussie attack for several years.
In terms of stories, he achieved the apparently extremely unlikey feat, given his 'cheerful' but largey insubstantial batting, of finishing the 1953 tour of England with a batting average of 102, after freakishly managing to be dismissed only once for the entire tour. In the last tour match, Hassett declared early especially to prevent him having to bat again and risk having his average reduced to "only" 50-odd...
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Haha, never heard that Hassett story before. Legendary.
RIP Bill Johnston.
Impressive statistics, tbh.
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