Appreciating cricket's greatest legend ever - HD Bird...............Funniest post (intentionally) ever.....Runner-up.....Third.....Fourthcricket player"; "Bob"), 1/11/1990-15/4/2006
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"Over a full season, under all sorts of conditions, I rank Larwood as the fastest bowler of all"
Don Bradman in "Farewell to Cricket" published in 1950
Lest I be accused of being disingenuous he did preface that by saying the fastest spell he ever faced was from Eddie Gilbert but he does add that wasn't bowling
Gilbert presumably being a chucker of renown?
Yes he was notorious for a dubious action - although film taken of his him was never conclusive - he had a short run, very long arms and by all accounts a slinging action - he was an aborigine which, I suppose, may be relevant to the way he was treated
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Perry get's a lot of stick in Australia for making things up and taking advantage of Bradman towards the end of his life - I am sure Archie could give a better perspective - I've never actually read anything Perry has written
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