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    The Slip Cordon

    Just been watching Channel 4 coverage of England vs Zimbabwe and they were talking about how England are weak in the slip cordon which was shown by Ashley Giles putting a dolly down off from an edge by Streak off Anderson. Our regulation slip fielders are unavailable or other circumstances. Who should be in the slips for England?

    And who are the best slip fielders in the world currently? And who do you think is the best ever?
    The strongest slip cordon in the world and ever?
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    Butcher is a fine slip fielder, Hussain was too. Tresco is ok but in the Slips England really are missing Thorpe. Key has taken some good catches but dropped quite a few too.
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    Originally posted by Rik
    Butcher is a fine slip fielder, Hussain was too. Tresco is ok but in the Slips England really are missing Thorpe. Key has taken some good catches but dropped quite a few too.
    Nasser is a top slipper to, but from becoming captain he wont stand there, maybe feels it's hard to captain the team from there??

    As Rik said Key is a slip fielder as well, he does the job regularly at Kent, but as like Rik stated he does let a few go to ground but doesn't everyone?

    As for best ever I blieve you would be silly not to say Mark Waugh one of the safest hands around.

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    Flintoff would be there when fit.
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    Yes Flintoff and Butcher, 2 very fine slip catchers ideally with Thorpe at 3rd slip.

    Re: Rich's comment about Hussain not wanting to captain from the slips, one of the most successful captains of the 90s, Mark Taylor, was a superb slip fielder and I can't remember him fielding anywhere else really!

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    Fleming stood in the slips on most times that I've seen him captain New Zealand.
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    Originally posted by Rik
    Yes Flintoff and Butcher, 2 very fine slip catchers ideally with Thorpe at 3rd slip.

    Re: Rich's comment about Hussain not wanting to captain from the slips, one of the most successful captains of the 90s, Mark Taylor, was a superb slip fielder and I can't remember him fielding anywhere else really!
    That's true, but I can't think of any other reasons.. Ofterall he is one of our better slip fielders.

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    From what little cricket I've seen, some of the best slip fielders I've ever seen are Mark Waugh and Azharuddin. Both not playing anymore though...

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    Martin Love is my favourite slip fielder.

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    From an England perspective - best ever (well, in my lifetime which is ALMOST forever), IMO, would be Phil Sharpe.
    One of the greatest would be Ian Botham before he discovered beer. His reactions were utterly amazing.
    Fred Trueman and Mike Hendrick were also class.
    Corky's excellent, although he's more a specialist 3rd slip to gulley.

    The catch which Butcher took today (Blignaut?) was really difficult - that horrible height - and he made it look quite straightforward.
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    I think Hick was one of the best I have seen in slips, not very spectacular but very safe.

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    If we are doing England, then I can't say I could fault Mike Atherton much.

    Ricky Ponting as looks very comfortable from what i've seen over the Ashes, WC and WI tour.

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    From NZ, The Crowe Brothers & Jeremy Coney were exceptional.

    Nathan Astle & Stephen Fleming are probably 2 of the best currently around.

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    After all the support for Hussain from the C4 box, he dropped 2 in the space of half an hour or so!

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    Originally posted by marc71178
    After all the support for Hussain from the C4 box, he dropped 2 in the space of half an hour or so!
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