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  • Willis

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  • Trueman

    29 63.04%
  • Bedser

    3 6.52%
  • Barnes

    5 10.87%
  • Snow

    1 2.17%
  • Botham

    2 4.35%
  • Statham

    1 2.17%
  • Larwood

    3 6.52%
  • Voce

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  • Tyson

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  • Sir Gubby Allen

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  • Hoggard

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  • Someone else

    2 4.35%
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    Greatest English fast bowler ever ?

    Who do you feel is the greatest English fast bowler ever ?
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    You know it makes sense.

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    Larwood easily !
    I like fast bowling tbh and he was like Shoaib Akhtar of England.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FRAZ View Post
    Larwood easily !
    I like fast bowling tbh and he was like Shoaib Akhtar of England.
    The poor fellow will be turning in his grave. But I like the choice. I almost chose him myself.


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    Fred Trueman for me.

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    Unquestionably Trueman imo. Followed by Barnes.

    Hoggard's a fast bowler? What's he even doing on the list? He averages over 30
    Last edited by Fiery; 24-12-2007 at 11:34 PM.

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    Why would you put Hoggard on that list, and not Flintoff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evermind View Post
    Why would you put Hoggard on that list, and not Flintoff?
    Because Flintoff's career has largely been very average, and doesn't compare to some of the others in the poll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Because Flintoff's career has largely been very average, and doesn't compare to some of the others in the poll.
    He was average in the first 4 or 5 years. He has been above average since about 2003

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    Fred Trueman is one outstanding candidate, but his home and away record isn't as impressive as you would expect from somebody like him. He also averages significantly higher than Sydney Barnes, who had powerful performances against (admittedly limited) the opposition in his day, and who could stake claim to being the best Test bowler to have lived. My vote goes with him.
    Last edited by Perm; 25-12-2007 at 04:45 PM.

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    Trueman >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> all of the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
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    Not even close mate. 88 wickets is hardly enough. Fantastic FC bowler though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    Hoggard's a fast bowler? What's he even doing on the list? He averages over 30
    He only averages a touch over 30 (30.01 to be precise), which isn't all that impressive. However 247 wickets shows that he has been one of England's better fast bowlers over the years and is fit to be included. Definitely fast-medium material too, and it would be almost criminal to include Barnes in the list and exlude Hoggard if you were taking their actual speed into account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    He only averages a touch over 30 (30.01 to be precise), which isn't all that impressive. However 247 wickets shows that he has been one of England's better fast bowlers over the years and is fit to be included. Definitely fast-medium material too, and it would be almost criminal to include Barnes in the list and exlude Hoggard if you were taking their actual speed into account.
    DWTA. Shouldn't be on the list imo. Then again neither should Bill Voce
    Last edited by Fiery; 25-12-2007 at 03:07 AM.

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