You know, I don't recall declarations ever having been discussed in any depth on CW in the 3 years+ I've been a resident. Seems remiss of us so this is my attempt to redress the balance.
Can you think of a good declaration that forced a positive result (for the team who declared) where one might not have been possible otherwise or alternately can you think of an absurdly generous closure that had the opposite outcome?
This would get my vote for the latter: http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/19...19MAR1968.html
Which captains have handled them well and who's been too cautious?
All opinions welcome ('cept Richard's, obv... ).