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    Andy Caddick to retire

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    A great second inning bowler. Loved Andy Caddick. All the best for the future.

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    any excuse to watch this again....

    YouTube - Andy Caddick 5-14 vs West Indies 2000

    him and goughy were a serious new ball threat for a period, even if they didn't really get on away from the game. were superb in england's winning efforts in pakistan and sri lanka in the early part of the decade.

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    Vaughan, Flintoff and Caddick all announcing retirements of some form during the summer. Three great unfulfilled talents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Vaughan, Flintoff and Caddick all announcing retirements of some form during the summer. Three great unfulfilled talents.
    Harmison's considering retirement as well apparently (or so I read) so that'd be four of that very type.
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    Always liked Caddick, felt he was underatted by selectors and fans, would put him up there with the best England bowlers of the last decade or so.

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    Mike Hussey said that Caddick was the hardest bowler he ever faced, praise indeed. Been a great servant to Zummerzet, all he best to him.
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    Argh, this had to be coming, what a hero though.. Top bowler, remember him from the mid nineties at the county ground in Taunton.. I imagine I've probably seen more deliveries from Caddick than any other bowler
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Vaughan, Flintoff and Caddick all announcing retirements of some form during the summer. Three great unfulfilled talents.
    Yup, and Gough and Craig White last summer as well.

    Caddick has never been the force of old for a long time now, not since mid-2001 in fact, but he did have one glorious last-hurrah in 2007. In some ways I wish he'd played a last few Tests that season, he might just have been of some real use in the opening couple of matches against India. And in some ways it's a shame he's gone on as long as he has, but was a phenomenal bowler for a decade before that.

    Caddick was never used properly by England - should have been a fixture between 1994 and 2002/03, but only became so in 1999, by which time he was 30 years old. Worng-headed selectorial perceptions of his diffidence is to blame, rather than any misfortune or personal failings (though obviously if Caddick had been more outgoing those misperceptions would never have had the chance to develop).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    A great second inning bowler. Loved Andy Caddick. All the best for the future.
    Just to stress on how great a second inning bowler Caddick was for people (I understand most) who don't know. His 4th inning average is freakishly low at 17.

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    Really good player for mine, as has already been said he was a top servant to England, and probably unfortunate never to play for England again after that Ashes series in Australia, whenever I think of watching Cricket after just becoming a fan of the sport, I always think of him, will be missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Really good player for mine, as has already been said he was a top servant to England, and probably unfortunate never to play for England again after that Ashes series in Australia, whenever I think of watching Cricket after just becoming a fan of the sport, I always think of him, will be missed.
    Can someone explain to my why Caddick never played another test after the 5th test in Sydney where he bowled well and took 10 wickets and helped England win the final test?

    How often is a bowler dropped after taking 10 wickets in a match against the best team in the world?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slippyslip View Post
    Can someone explain to my why Caddick never played another test after the 5th test in Sydney where he bowled well and took 10 wickets and helped England win the final test?

    How often is a bowler dropped after taking 10 wickets in a match against the best team in the world?
    He got injured and never really proved he was fully fit to come back from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    He got injured and never really proved he was fully fit to come back from it.
    The story of English bowlers.

    Speaking of injured English bowlers whats Simon Jones doing these days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    He got injured and never really proved he was fully fit to come back from it.
    He was 35 by the time he returned in 2004 from that horrible injury, and had already been past his peak for 18 months by the time of that SCG game in 2002/03. Only once after 2001 did Caddick ever really come close to recapturing the glories of his form 1992-2000/01, that being in 2007.

    IIRR, his First-Class average from 2001-2006 was something like 36-37. Whereas 1992-2000/01 it was 22.something.

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