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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    The thing I loved about Martin Crowe's batting was that he could play in many different gears. He was a good leaver, went under the bouncer well, used his height to play on top of the ball, and work it on the leg-side, but also had all the strokes of a great player. His positional play against really quick bowling was outstanding, e.g, his 188 at Guyana against the Windies pace battery. He could bat defensively without letting the bowler get away with a bad ball...he punished them whatever the situation. He was blessed with tremendous natural ability and a real technician in the classical style. He was elegant without having the wristiness of the sub-continental players.
    Great post, and spot on
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Great post, and spot on
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    Surely he would of been one of the first captains in an ODI to open the bowling with a spinner? That 1992 WC sucked, because had he not been injured, New Zealand probably would have won and you of backed them to have knocked over England in the final. Probably the one that got away for New Zealand in terms of WC wins, obviously it is just hypothetical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Surely he would of been one of the first captains in an ODI to open the bowling with a spinner? That 1992 WC sucked, because had he not been injured, New Zealand probably would have won and you of backed them to have knocked over England in the final. Probably the one that got away for New Zealand in terms of WC wins, obviously it is just hypothetical.
    Definitely the one that got away. Our best tournament ever and the best chance we have had of winning it. I was at the semi that was stolen by Inzi and was pretty devastated.

    Can't think of any other spinners who have opened tbh


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    Just in case people don't realise, Crowe's average in 1st-class cricket was an outstanding 56.02 with very close to 20,000 runs. That's by far the best of any kiwi and just below Wally Hammond at 29th on the all-time list of players who have played in more than 50 innings and better than players like Hutton, Weekes, Sobers, Kallis, Richards, Pollock, Worrell, Hayden, Miandad, Hick, Chappell, both Waughs, H.Sutcliffe, Compton, Lara, Zaheer Abbas, Border, Harvey, Hobbs and Inzamam to name a few too many

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    Just in case people don't realise, Crowe's average in 1st-class cricket was an outstanding 56.02 with very close to 20,000 runs. That's by far the best of any kiwi and just below Wally Hammond at 29th on the all-time list of players who have played in more than 50 innings and better than players like Hutton, Weekes, Sobers, Kallis, Richards, Pollock, Worrell, Hayden, Miandad, Hick, Chappell, both Waughs, H.Sutcliffe, Compton, Lara, Zaheer Abbas, Border, Harvey, Hobbs and Inzamam to name a few too many
    What do you call that an OM? or a double negative? Or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    What do you call that an OM? or a double negative? Or what?
    Not sure tbh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    Can't think of any other spinners who have opened tbh
    Marlon Samuels and Russel Arnold are the first two who come to my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Marlon Samuels and Russel Arnold are the first two who come to my mind.
    I've got a feeling that Richard Illingworth opened the bowling in the WCQF against Sri Lanka, I recall him being hit for a couple of fours and then taking an early wicket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Marlon Samuels and Russel Arnold are the first two who come to my mind.
    Yeah, I remember both of those. Both against Australia IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    Definitely the one that got away. Our best tournament ever and the best chance we have had of winning it. I was at the semi that was stolen by Inzi and was pretty devastated.
    Actually, I thought it was just - considering NZ threw their last qualifying match against Pakistan to make sure Australia didn't make the semis. Anyway, that's old ground.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by river end View Post
    Actually, I thought it was just - considering NZ threw their last qualifying match against Pakistan to make sure Australia didn't make the semis.
    Utter rot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    Utter rot.
    That's what I was thinking tbh

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    nz won 6 in a row and lost its 7th to pakistan.. but because the systems of winning games back then had not be worked out.. the eng vs pak match was given a point each even through pakistan had completed their inn.
    Pakistan 74 (Derek Pringle 3-8) (40.2 ov); England 24-1 (8 ov). No result.
    this would have resulted in australia making the top 4

    but hey thats cricket..

    i pick crowe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by slugger View Post
    nz won 6 in a row and lost its 7th to pakistan.. but because the systems of winning games back then had not be worked out.. the eng vs pak match was given a point each even through pakistan had completed their inn.
    Pakistan 74 (Derek Pringle 3-8) (40.2 ov); England 24-1 (8 ov). No result.
    this would have resulted in australia making the top 4

    but hey thats cricket..

    i pick crowe...
    What's the England game got to do with anything? No one can control the weather. The inference was that New Zealand deliberately lost to Pakistan to ensure that Pakistan qualified and not Australia. Utter nonsense of course, Australia didn't qualify because they lost half of their group matches.

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