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    Yeah that was a good read. Davidson worked really hard that test - 11 wickets and 124 runs! Incredible effort. Must have been gutting at the time to be denied the win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    Yeah that was a good read. Davidson worked really hard that test - 11 wickets and 124 runs! Incredible effort. Must have been gutting at the time to be denied the win.
    First man to take 10+ wickets and score a hundred runs in the same test.

    Grand cricketer he was. He's a proper gent too.
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    Been lucky to meet Davo a couple of times. Very much a gentleman.


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    And an under-rated player among greats I imagine.

    I'd like to hear JBMAC's thoughts on him. No doubt he'd have seen him play quite a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    And an under-rated player among greats I imagine.

    I'd like to hear JBMAC's thoughts on him. No doubt he'd have seen him play quite a bit.
    Don't know about under-rated. Anyone who can appreciate cricket past the last 20 years would rate Davo on the top shelf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    And an under-rated player among greats I imagine.

    I'd like to hear JBMAC's thoughts on him. No doubt he'd have seen him play quite a bit.
    A rugged individual impo not as fast as some around today but technology was certainly different. His best performance in that tied test i was fortunate to witness first hand. He gave the impression, from a spectators point of view as being a thinking bowler. Would consult with Benaud and together I of the opinion they brought the term "aggressiveness" back into OZ cricket. An unusal agressive bat he either scored them or went cheap, there was nothing inbetween.I had the occasion to meet him in the late sixties and found him easy to talk to and not reeticient about saying what was wrong or right about aussie cricket in particular and world cricket in general
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    How fast do you think he was JBMAC? In the 135km/h range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    How fast do you think he was JBMAC? In the 135km/h range?
    Hard to judge accurately DOG but I think he would have been at McGraths pace at least,maybe a touch quicker occasionally

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    A century by the great Sobers, and outstanding fielding by the unheralded Joe Solomon....

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    Quote Originally Posted by shivfan View Post
    A century by the great Sobers, and outstanding fielding by the unheralded Joe Solomon....
    BUT still a tie



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