When you read accounts from the first decade of the 20th century you begin to get a good idea of just what a colossal figure he was in Australian cricket. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that relatively speaking he was at least as big a name in Australian culture in the 1900s as Border was in the 1980s or Waugh in the 1990s.
Oh, fo' sho', but still, I'd say the greater majority of posters on here don't care tremendously for anything that predates colour film.
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What's the difference between "best" and "greatest" then? All to do with mystic auras, I guess?
The three right-armers, though, were all superlative.
Just an example obviously, but I can see the thinking.
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