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    Quote Originally Posted by Slats4ever
    hahah it's so funny i remember last time i saw harmison in austrlia he was so bad he bowled 8 wides in a row one time.

    yeah he was so awful the whole time he was out here.... mind you the whole team were for the most part of the series.

    i remember the headline after the first day of teh GABBA test

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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
    yeah he was so awful the whole time he was out here.... mind you the whole team were for the most part of the series.

    i remember the headline after the first day of teh GABBA test

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slats4ever
    hahah it's so funny i remember last time i saw harmison in austrlia he was so bad he bowled 8 wides in a row one time. it's going to be good to see him actually performing now
    That was in a meaningless 12-a-side game.
    Far more significant was the 3 games in the 2nd half of the VB Series, where he got hammered for about 7-an-over and bowled about 15 wides.
    And he doesn't spear anywhere near as many balls down leg now as he used to, no.
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    No, because contrary to certain beliefs, players can improve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    That was in a meaningless 12-a-side game.
    Far more significant was the 3 games in the 2nd half of the VB Series, where he got hammered for about 7-an-over and bowled about 15 wides.
    And he doesn't spear anywhere near as many balls down leg now as he used to, no.
    I don't think he bowled wide deliberately due to the status of the match, but yes he has improved considerably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    No, because contrary to certain beliefs, players can improve.
    And I've said otherwise...???
    It's incredibly obvious to anyone that Harmison had become massively more accurate after that winter - though he didn't start taking Test wickets for a while after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco
    I don't think he bowled wide deliberately due to the status of the match, but yes he has improved considerably.
    I never suggested he did, just said the fact he did doesn't matter in the slightest - what matters is the wide-nightmare in the second half of The VB Series - because those games have some status and matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    I never suggested he did, just said the fact he did doesn't matter in the slightest - what matters is the wide-nightmare in the second half of The VB Series - because those games have some status and matter.
    True, to the team it is far more important that you bowl well in games that are of importance, but from a personal standpoint 8 wides isn't a good way to get off the mark in the first game of the tour.

    I guess it just shows how much he has improved from being a 'little' wayward early on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    An untimely comment...
    a very selective job made of editing the original comment.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco
    a very selective job made of editing the original comment.........
    Now just wait there Possums (waves bunch of Gladdys).

    The original comment was... (goies back and looks at comment)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco
    a very selective job made of editing the original comment.........
    oh, didn't read it all...just saw that quetsion...ooops

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    oh, didn't read it all...just saw that quetsion...ooops
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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    oh, didn't read it all...just saw that quetsion...ooops
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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco
    True, to the team it is far more important that you bowl well in games that are of importance, but from a personal standpoint 8 wides isn't a good way to get off the mark in the first game of the tour.

    I guess it just shows how much he has improved from being a 'little' wayward early on.
    If that had been a List-A game it would have mattered from a personal standpoint - but it wasn't! It was a 12-a-side game - it was not a "proper" cricket match. Nothing that happened mattered in the slightest - including the result.
    It had about as much status as a club-third-XI (or XII, or X) friendly match, where two players don't turn-up for one team and the other "lends" one, making a 10-a-side-er.
    I really don't know why it's included in the "official" tour schedule, there's no provision in the Laws for 12-a-side games.

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