View Poll Results: I like the cut of his cloth

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  • Mark Waugh

    9 20.00%
  • David Gower

    7 15.56%
  • VVS Laxman

    7 15.56%
  • Greg Chappell

    0 0%
  • Brian Lara

    13 28.89%
  • Mohammad Azharuddin

    2 4.44%
  • Z

    2 4.44%
  • Babe Ruth

    5 11.11%
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    State Regular GuyFromLancs's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    Five Aussies?

    Seymour
    Hester
    Jones
    Hooper



    Other members:
    Neil Finn (NZ)
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    Eddie Rayner (NZ)
    Mark Hart (US)
    Matt Sherrod (US)

    Regardless, Crowded House was nothing without Finn. The sum total of Hester's songwriting was such genius as Italian Plastic, Skin Feeling and My Telly's Gone Bung. Hardly world-changing...
    Okay then, 4-3 to Australia. . But they were formed in Melbourne.
    World XI Since 1990 -

    1. Gooch 2. Dravid 3. Ponting 4. Tendulkar 5. Lara 6. Kallis 7. Gilchrist 8. Akram 9. Warne 10. Ambrose 11. McGrath

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    There's a great story from one of his contemporaries of the 1920s (I've had a mental blank and can't remember who) about going out to bat with Macartney on the morning of a match. Charlie was taking strike and as they walked out quietly leant in and told him to be ready on the first ball. This player assumed the G-G meant for him to be ready for the quick single, so he was alert and poised to take off for the run. Macartney then smashed the very first ball of the day straight back down the pitch sending the bowler, umpire and Macartney's partner sprawling sideways to avoid it. Charlie walked up to his non-striker, tapped his brow and said "Always aim the first ball back at the bowlers head. They don't like it, it rattles 'em. After that you can do what you like."

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    Great story, it was Jack Fingleton when he was a youngster and GG was retired from FCC. Years later Parkinson rewrote the story and it was this one that I love the most
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Great story, it was Jack Fingleton when he was a youngster and GG was retired from FCC. Years later Parkinson rewrote the story and it was this one that I love the most
    Ah so Fingleton was the player was he? I knew that Fingleton had told this story later on but I didn't realise he had been the batsman himself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    Ah so Fingleton was the player was he? I knew that Fingleton had told this story later on but I didn't realise he had been the batsman himself!
    99% sure, but I can't remember the book I first read it in


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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    99% sure, but I can't remember the book I first read it in
    You're usually right about these things mate, so I'll take your word for it.

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    No player gave me more pleasure while watching cricket (batting esp.) than Brian Lara.. The closest would be Warne bowling...


    But it is a bit of a chicken and egg situation coz I don't really know if I am a fan of Lara coz I enjoyed watching him bat or whether I enjoyed watching him bat so much as I am a fan of his.
    We miss you, Fardin. :(. RIP.
    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    In the end, I think it's so utterly, incomprehensibly boring. There is so much context behind each innings of cricket that dissecting statistics into these small samples is just worthless. No-one has ever been faced with the same situation in which they come out to bat as someone else. Ever.
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