Having recently watched Darren Gough bowling over 90mph at the age of 38 (I think), who has been the oldest bowler to bowl at over 90mph?
To be clocked at over 90mph, I'd imagine Gough - if he truly has. I'm rather surprised if so TBH - the games I've seen this season he's been around 82-83mph.
I can't imagine anyone else has bowled at 90mph at such an age in such a short timespan as the 10 years that timing technology has existed. We'll never know whether anyone did before timing technology, obviously.
Michael Holding reached 86mph at the age of 47 in 2001 in a Sky Sports commentators pace challenge, however. Which is, TSTL, fairly impressive.
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Jesus Christ, that is rather imressive. I wonder at what age I will be able to bowl faster than Holding..
Even with my limited access to cricket I have seen Gough go over 90 mph this season.
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When I last saw Gough bowl a couple of years ago, his problem was not pace but the fact that he didnt move the ball at all.
Unlike guys like Lillee, who compensated for a drop in pace with increased variation, he totally lacked in the latter
Yep, have seen Gough touch 90mph on multiple occasions this summer. Not bad for an old, fat bloke.
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Big Dev Malcolm was sill regularly up in the 90s in his late 30s, so he'd probably get my vote.
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Yes, I saw Gough live at the weekend in the FP semi, and he was clocked over 90mph, off not such a long run either.
Hoggard, by comparison, ran in miles and was clocked slower than Bopara and ten Doeschate. And looked pretty awful. For the first time I haven't been a bit horrified at him no longer playing in the England team.
Of course, how he's bowling in one-day cricket is largely irrelevant to how he's bowling in First-Class cricket and he's obviously done well this year in the First-Class game. People bowl "within" themselves in the one-day game all the time.
Thing is, though, people have been saying for a while now that Hoggard's lost speed. I've not seen a decent breakdown of his paces for quite a while now, but it'd be interesting to see how true it was.
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