I'd always been under the impression that Adcock wasn't nasty at all - very much the quiet man to Heine's raging storm. Was this not the case?
As for my greatest Windians...
Pretty standard really - Garner more consistent statistically than Whispering Death, but to me Holding had slightly more capacity for that breathtaking devastation that one always likes to watch (and never wants to face). Honourable mentions also to Hall, Walsh, Bishop, Griffith, Croft and Martindale.
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Sorry, still confused... Adcock did bowl them at tailenders or he didn't?
I mean, everyone bowled them at batsmen, didn't they?
I don't think Davo ever bowled a bouncer to a tailender again. Mind you, he became good enough that he probably never needed to.
I didn't have the quote in front of me so you could well be right.
But yep, attitudes certainly have changed.
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Andy Roberts ,that variety and deceptive bouncer ,most gifted but underachieved.
Michael Holding , what a sight !!
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