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    Why is it england never produce great fast bowlers ?

    Sometimes I wonder how the english remained competitive over the years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy2 View Post
    Sometimes I wonder how the english remained competitive over the years.
    Can someone pl ban this tard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy2 View Post
    Sometimes I wonder how the english remained competitive over the years.
    If you're going to make bald-faced assertions along the lines of England having remained comepetitive over the years, you're going to have to back them up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    If you're going to make bald-faced assertions along the lines of England having remained comepetitive over the years, you're going to have to back them up
    Well they did beat the aussies in 05, but its fasinating how a team with no special players ranked so highly.
    Who has been their match winner ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy2 View Post
    Well they did beat the aussies in 05, but its fasinating how a team with no special players ranked so highly.
    Who has been their match winner ?
    IIRC in that series it was Wrigleys Spearmint.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpr View Post
    IIRC in that series it was Wrigleys Spearmint.....
    No wonder they fell way off, there is a pride and desperation to see England do well that I think forces coaches and players under pressure to do shameful things. Its still just a sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy2 View Post
    Why is it england never produce great fast bowlers ?
    They do. Tate, Bedser, Statham, Trueman, Snow, Willis, and for a time Botham and an even briefer time Tyson. Plus probably one or two others who I've forgotten.

    Not to mention Larwood and Higgs who could easily have been two of the best but barely got quarter of a decent Test career.

    Many of England's potentially excellent bowlers of recent times have been badly restricted by injury (Fraser and Gough to the fore) and some others have been restricted by their own restrictions (Caddick and Flintoff to the fore).

    England has simply not been prone to producing outstanding players, not of late anyway. There used to be any number of terrific and hugely successful fingerspinners in the days of covered wickets (Rhodes, Verity, Wardle, Laker, Underwood to name but a few) but those are now long-gone, and England haven't had a top-tier batsman since the days of Boycott, Dexter and Barrington. Pietersen might just fit the bill, if he manages to avoid self-destructing.
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    If you're going to make bald-faced assertions along the lines of England having remained comepetitive over the years, you're going to have to back them up
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