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    The CW50 - No.51...

    As a taster for the Top 50, I've decided to steal from TripleJ's hottest 100 countdown where they begin by naming the song which came in at number 101 and so just missed the cut.

    And so, let us join in commiserating with the player who came oh-so-close to breaking the top 50 but has to settle for being the best of the rest as CW's 51st greatest cricketer of all time...



    Clarrie Grimmett | Cricket Players and Officials | Cricinfo.com

    The great Clarence Victor Grimmett - born in New Zealand but adopted, like so many other Kiwis, as a true blue Australian, Clarrie remains one of the greatest spin bowlers in the history of the game. He reached 200 wickets faster than any other bowler in history (just 36 Tests) and was christened by Ashley Mallett to be "The Bradman of Spin."

    Dropped while still in peak form, having formed an almost unplayable partnership with his great friend Bill O'Reilly, he is surely the only bowler to have taken 34 wickets from his last three Tests and then never played again! A true legend and the closest, unluckiest of all ommissions from CricketWeb's final all time top 50.

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    A tragic story if ever there was one..am surprised at his omission out the top 50
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    Great start Shaun.

    Fantastic bowler, will be interested to see what position his bowling partner Bill O'Reilly ends up (if he makes it). Awesome bowler was Grimmett, gave nothing away and just piled on the pressure for over upon over.

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    Thought Grimmett would've made the actual list rather than fall short.

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    Clarence Victor Grimmett, another great New Zealander

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    you are middling the ball already, sean

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    Yeah nice start. I admit I couldn't find room for Scarl in my 25, but he'd be in my 50 easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Yeah nice start. I admit I couldn't find room for Scarl in my 25, but he'd be in my 50 easily.
    Yeah exactly. He's one of those players that I'm almost certain would have made the top 50 if we all selected 50 players for our top 50, looking forward to the top 50!

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    Oh shiznit, I just realised I missed someone out of my top 25 that I definitely would have in there.
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    Mate, if this is indicative of the quality that you're going to be producing for each player, you should speak to James about getting it put out in blog/column form on the frontpage of the site. This thread could be for the discussion but it would be a good feature for the site.

    Also as a suggestion, perhaps you could indicate what each player got in terms of total votes and percentage of voters who included them as you reveal them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Mate, if this is indicative of the quality that you're going to be producing for each player, you should speak to James about getting it put out in blog/column form on the frontpage of the site. This thread could be for the discussion but it would be a good feature for the site.

    Also as a suggestion, perhaps you could indicate what each player got in terms of total votes and percentage of voters who included them as you reveal them?
    second that... Would be awesome on so many levels.. Great start, Sean.. Have heard of Grimmett quite a bit but could not fit him into my top 25.. I suppose I went for the more "current" players quite a bit..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noble One View Post
    Great start Shaun.

    Fantastic bowler, will be interested to see what position his bowling partner Bill O'Reilly ends up (if he makes it). Awesome bowler was Grimmett, gave nothing away and just piled on the pressure for over upon over.
    I will never visit the forum again if he does not make it





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