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    Rank the West Indian pace octet

    Pick the top eight West Indian fast bowlers.

    My ranking:

    1. Marshall
    2. Ambrose
    3. Holding
    4. Garner
    5. Roberts
    6. Hall
    7. Walsh
    8. Bishop



    It's sick, you could virtually flip the middle part of it around and it would make perfect sense. And I feel like I'm missing someone. I left Croft out on purpose, as he didn't play as many Tests.
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    8. Bishop
    7. Hall
    6. Walsh
    5. Garner
    4. Roberts
    3. Holding
    2. Ambrose
    1. Marshall
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    1. Holding
    2. Marshall
    3. Roberts
    4. Garner
    5. Ambrose

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    I ws thinking the same as Manan, except with Garner and Holding the other way round.
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    My Top 10 :-

    1. Joel Garner
    2. Malcom Marshall
    3. Wes Hall
    4. Colin Croft
    5. Michael Holding
    6. Andy Roberts
    7. Curtly Ambrose
    8. Sylvester Clarke
    9. Ian Bishop
    10. Courtney Walsh

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    ITSTL. Ambrose that low?

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    Interesting indeed, particularly Croft well above Ambi and Clarke above Walsh.
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    Top 8:
    1. Malcom Marshall
    2. Curtley Ambrose
    3. Joel Garner
    4. Andy Roberts
    5. Michael Holding
    6. Courtney Walsh
    7. Colin Croft
    8. Ian Bishop
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    ITSTL. Ambrose that low?
    Yes, I dont rate Ambrose as highly as some people on this forum do. I watched him play against india quite a few times and I didn't find him anywhere good as any of the WI bowlers of the 80s.

    Walsh, while being a great bowler, never in the league of great fearsom WI fast bowlers.

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    TBH, Bishop could have been as good as Marshall if he hadn't had those back injuries.

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    Marshall
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    Ambrose
    GArner
    Holding
    Roberts
    Walsh
    Bishop
    Croft
    Hall
    PAtterson/Griffith/S Clarke
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    1. Marshall (easily)
    2. Ambrose
    3. Garner
    4. Bishop
    5. Holding
    6. Hall
    7. Roberts
    8. Walsh

    Clarke, Croft and Daniel also very much worth a mention, but weren't good enough to displace those around them. And so easy to forget how good the likes of Winston Benjamin, et al were or could have been. And there's the likes of Franklyn Stephenson and Ezra Moseley who never or hardly even played due to electing for Rebel tours, and Roy Gilchrist who hardly played because he was a psychopath. There were the early greats like Constantine, Martindale, Francis and Griffith (H). Then the lesser lights like Griffith (C), Patterson, Davis (W), Small (M), Baptiste, Holder, etc. And don't forget Reon King who started so well and was ruined by injury.

    There was even a decent spinner - Rangy Nanan - who is almost completely forgotten. Plus the decent spinner, decent lower-order batsman and superlative fielder Roger Harper.
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    Malcom Marshall
    Andy Roberts
    Curtley Ambrose
    Michael Holding
    Joel Garner
    Courtney Walsh
    Colin Croft
    Ian Bishop
    The speed at which a fielding team gets through the innings is overrated.

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    Ambrose would love this forum, hes more over rated here than hotdogs are at a Baseball stadium.

    Putting Ambrose above Holding is just WTF material, seriously.

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    Haha, couldn't DWTA more if I tried.

    Ambrose was waaay superior to Holding IMO.

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