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  • Richardson

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Thread: Richardson vs. Atherton (Tests)

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    Richardson vs. Atherton (Tests)

    Atherton 7728 @ 37.69
    SR 37.31

    Richardson 2776 @ 44.77
    SR 37.66

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    Inexplicable.

    Here's another:

    Richardson average 44.77
    Fleming average 40.06
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    And another:

    Richardson 44.77
    M Crowe 45.36
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    And:

    Vic Richardson: 23.53
    Richie Richardson: 44.39
    Mark Richardson: 44.77
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    I always thought Richardson a thoroughly average player, same as Matthew Hayden. A flat-track bully who scored notable numbers of runs only because of the weakness of the bowling and flatness of pitch at the time which composed his run-scoring.

    Just like Hayden, anyone who could bowl a decent lot of inswingers would in my view get him out without great difficulty.

    Some people have trouble accepting that a slow scorer can be a flat track bully mind.

    So yeah, in my view Atherton >>>>> Hayden & Richardson in equal measure.
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    Mark was no flat-track bully. He succeeded on all types of pitches and had guts and concentration sorely lacking in NZ batsmen today.

    But Richie was better. And his sunhat made him seem even more so. But he would have been frustrating to watch, holing out off the hook shot on many occasions.
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    I don't remember this being a flat track: http://nz.cricinfo.com/link_to_datab...16DEC2002.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    I don't remember this being a flat track: http://nz.cricinfo.com/link_to_datab...16DEC2002.html
    Great example.

    See how Richardson batted for almost twice as long as anyone else, only the Wall getting within half of his time spent at the crease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    I don't remember this being a flat track: http://nz.cricinfo.com/link_to_datab...16DEC2002.html
    Being a flat-track bully doesn't mean he never scored on seaming\turning decks (he did once or twice) but merely that mostly you won't.

    And in my view Richardson wouldn't have. However, the number of the things he actually played on was pretty minimal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Being a flat-track bully doesn't mean he never scored on seaming\turning decks (he did once or twice) but merely that mostly you won't.
    So basically every batsmen in the history of the game is a flat-track bully?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    So basically every batsmen in the history of the game is a flat-track bully?
    No.

    Every batsmen bar Atherton is a flat-track bully .

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    Pretty close, but Richardson was better. Apart from his performances against the Aussies and the Saffies, he has a pretty neat record across the board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    So basically every batsmen in the history of the game is a flat-track bully?
    No. Nasser Hussain and Mike Atherton weren't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    So basically every batsmen in the history of the game is a flat-track bully?
    Nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    No. Nasser Hussain and Mike Atherton weren't.
    Them and countless hundreds of others.

    Two examples of people who were were Mike Denness and Keith Fletcher BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Them and countless hundreds of others.

    Two examples of people who were were Mike Denness and Keith Fletcher BTW.


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    Note this thread was made due to a comment by our dear Rich. Wanted to see the public's opinion on the matter.

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