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    Gavin Hamilton

    Just wondering about him - have looked at scorecards this season and he hasn't bowled, only played as a batsman.

    did he give up with the ball following his case of the yips? It would be great if someone could let me know, as I remember her was a talented all-round cricketer (despite his horror Test match).

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    Not sure about his bowling, I remember last year or something he went for 18 in his only over...

    He's a decent batsman though, I hope he can string it all together in the future, we need him! The only all-rounder of decent age and ability we have.
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    Terrible thing, the 'yips'.

    I've even seen it in tenpin bowling (and believe you me, a 15lb ball flying up in the opposite direction to the lane is not a pretty sight).

    Fred Swarbrook was a more than useful left-arm spinner for Derbyshire in the 70's - I seem to recall him taking a nine-for-hardly-any.

    He got the yips - a year later he was in league cricket - and not bowling much in that either.
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    He must be one of the people (or only) to play Test cricket for England and ODI cricket for another country.
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    'The Yips'?

    Is that like a mental illness or condition where one forgets how to do the things they were really good at?

    Or is it just a lack of confidence and a genuine lack of self belief combining with a mental block?
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    Originally posted by Rik
    The only all-rounder of decent age and ability we have.
    Erm, that's going a bit far.
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    Originally posted by marc71178
    Erm, that's going a bit far.
    Indeed we have Mark Ealham

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    Gavin Hamilton is a good allrounder though. I saw him bowl for Yorkshire in 2001 and he was exceptional (while Scotland were busting their butts trying to qualify for the World Cup). He's also a very useful batsman. It's a pity about his Test debut...
    Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."


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    Nasser Hussain used to be a decent wrist spinner before he got the 'yips'

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