Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: alex tudor

  1. #1
    Cricket Spectator
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    preston
    Posts
    45

    alex tudor

    What happend to the guy?
    england right arm fast bowler ( coloured skin )
    i remember he got a nasty hit from brett lee back in 2002 and hasnt played a test since.

    what a great talent whick has probly been wasted

    what do you think

  2. #2
    Hall of Fame Member steds's Avatar
    Breakout Champion!
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    ****ing cold and ****ing wet
    Posts
    17,201
    Has 8 FC wickets at 58 for Essex this season. Looks like he's just gone not very good.

  3. #3
    Soutie Langeveldt's Avatar
    Pinball Champion!
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    29,542
    Loads of injuries.. People accused him of being a faker, like somehow they know exactly if he is going through pain or not.. Which I always found interesting..
    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Don't like using my iPod dock. Ruins battery life too much.
    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Thanks Dick Smith. Will remember to subscribe to your newsletter for more electronic fun facts.

    ****.

  4. #4
    Request Your Custom Title Now! Mr Mxyzptlk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad)
    Posts
    36,795
    Certainly talented and looked to have big heart too. But his well-documented injury problems have meant that he's had virtually no chance of being a success at the highest level.
    Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."



  5. #5
    U19 Debutant Jonty Lathwal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Haryana,India
    Posts
    376
    Alex Tudor was a handy cricketer ......
    tall fast bowler....
    and handy with bat too..........(i remember his 98* in 1998-99)

    don't know why he was not a regular in England squad........
    "I have seen God. He bats at number 4 for India" - Mathew Hayden

    Greatest Fan of Master Blaster Sir Sachin Tendulkar

    Addicted to International Cricket Captain.

    Ajit Agarkar Rocks.

    **Proud** fan of Chris Martin's Batting.
    Yousuf Pathan : The Time Is Now.

    Terrorism Sucks

    You will be missed:-
    Sourav Ganguly , Anil Kumble , Jonty Rhodes , Chris Cairns , Adam Gilchrist , Heath Streak , Micheal Bevan , Robin Singh

  6. #6
    Hall of Fame Member Goughy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    All Over
    Posts
    15,083
    Was never anything special.
    If I only just posted the above post, please wait 5 mins before replying as there is bound to be edits

    West Robham Rabid Wolves Caedere lemma quod eat lemma

    Happy Birthday! (easier than using Birthday threads)

    Email and MSN- Goughy at cricketmail dot net

  7. #7
    Cricketer Of The Year Arjun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Mumbai, India
    Posts
    8,365
    Alex Tudor. Possibly one of English Cricket's mysteries.

    When I had first seen him in action, he was tearing through Lankan batting in a Test match. He was fast, aggressive, and bruised a few Lankan batsmen in those matches. I heard he was also quite a good swing bowler, but his rather hostile bowling in that phase was quite remarkable, especially when the attack without him was predictable, one-paced and underpowered. Add to that he was a more-than-useful batsman, and would have done well in the lower order (allowing genuine wicketkeepers to play, post-Stewart).

    Then came injuries. Then some more injuries. Then this talk about him faking several injuries. He wasn't the same bowler since then. Maybe he didn't have the heart. Or even the body. There was something special about him then, but it must be over now. As someone pointed out about 8 wickets @58, that's hardly match-winning, and he's been pushed back by the likes of Anderson, Harmison, Jones, Broad, Tremlett and Plunkett, so he's way behind in the race.
    "Talent is nothing without opportunity"
    "You're not remembered for aiming at the target, but hitting it"

    Twenty20 used to be boring.

    Sponsored...by...nothing!!!

  8. #8
    Cricketer Of The Year zaremba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Burgess Hill
    Posts
    8,969
    He does a bit of commentating on County Cricket matches.

    He was a decent bowler but even had he remained fit I'm not sure he was quite up there. I remember him bowling well in a Perth Test match though.

  9. #9
    Cricket Web Staff Member Richard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    2005
    Posts
    80,401
    Tudor always promised far more than he delivered, and the multiple, repeated injuries didn't help.
    RD
    Appreciating cricket's greatest legend ever - HD Bird...............Funniest post (intentionally) ever.....Runner-up.....Third.....Fourth
    (Accidental) founder of Twenty20 Is Boring Society. Click and post to sign-up.
    chris.hinton: h
    FRAZ: Arshad's are a long gone stories
    RIP Fardin Qayyumi (AKA "cricket player"; "Bob"), 1/11/1990-15/4/2006

  10. #10
    U19 Captain
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    England.
    Posts
    607
    i've heard people talking about him apparently faking injuries in the past, how was this originally leaked into the public domain?

  11. #11
    Cricket Web Staff Member Richard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    2005
    Posts
    80,401
    Stuff about him faking injuries was always a load of nonsense, borne more out of the fact people wanted to believe him "soft" than anything. He has a medically established condition which means he gets injured loads - people didn't know about this for ages and the conclusion "he can't be injured all these times - he must be faking it!" grew.

    Eventually it was found-out that he was suffering from ostentis pubis (something like that - can never remember how it's spelt) but the problems were never really solved.

    And as I said - even if they had been, I'm less convinced than some are that he'd have turned-out an excellent bowler had he remained fit. He had a few very useful assets - great height, could actually swing the ball both ways to order (his first two Test wickets were the Waughs, Stephen through his only weakness, the in-dipper, Mark with his biggest, the away-swinger), and was pretty sharp through the air (fairly sure he topped 90mph on a handful of occasions). But he was always prone to inaccuracy and not all that many people can go from being as wayward as he to being accurate enough to maintain a good Test economy-rate.

    Could he have been a Simon Jones-circa-2005? It's not impossible. But nor is it even close to being more likely than not as some have painted.

  12. #12
    Cricketer Of The Year Manee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Heaven
    Posts
    8,433
    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Was never anything special.
    From the limited which I have seen...AWTA.
    The speed at which a fielding team gets through the innings is overrated.

  13. #13
    U19 Captain
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    England.
    Posts
    607
    ahhh right, cheers.

    never knew he suffered from a long term ailment.

  14. #14
    Spanish_Vicente sledger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Refreshingly Unconcerned With The Vulgar Exigencies Of Veracity
    Posts
    31,647
    WUB.

    Tudor, great player imo, always a favourite of mine, promised so much, and imo when playing for England he did a decent job.

    Not been the same player for a long time now.

    Saw him standing around inside Waterloo Station once.

  15. #15
    Cricketer Of The Year zaremba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Burgess Hill
    Posts
    8,969
    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    fairly sure he topped 90mph on a handful of occasions
    Not while I was watching!... He looked the part: big, long limbed with an excellent natural bowling action, but he wasn't an out-and-out quick bowler and needed a fast and bouncy pitch (such as Perth where he bowled well) to trouble decent batsman.



Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Alex Tudor
    By deeps in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 16-06-2007, 06:28 PM
  2. bring back alex tudor!!!
    By sledger in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 164
    Last Post: 09-10-2004, 03:19 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •