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Thread: Thigh injury ends Martin Crowe's comeback

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    Thigh injury ends Martin Crowe's comeback


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    Shame.
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    Was pretty sad to read his statement about it.
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    It's best for his own health I guess. If he pushes himself too hard it could affect him badly when he's older.

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    An admirable effort none-the-less. Gave it crack but unsurprisingly by his own concession had his body fall shy of the mark.

    From a purely selfish (cricketing POV) I'd like to see him contributing to NZ Cricket in some capacity, preferably within close proximity to our Test batsmen.

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    Ah darn, was hoping it would turn out well. Better to have made the effort & failed than never to have tried & always wondering what if.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12 View Post
    An admirable effort none-the-less. Gave it crack but unsurprisingly by his own concession had his body fall shy of the mark.

    From a purely selfish (cricketing POV) I'd like to see him contributing to NZ Cricket in some capacity, preferably within close proximity to our Test batsmen.
    Pouring some of his new energy into improving Auckland's club structure would even be pretty gun IMO. Obviously helping out the Test bats would be ideal.

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    Haha, Steve to defy all predictions and actually say I think it's a shame.

    Obviously in that other thread I was critical of some of the things he's done and how he went about it, and I stand by those. It seems like it was actually him that logged on here for a short period (and I apologise for what conspired in me doubting the legitimacy of it) and he actually took on that criticism very well, which vindicates what I said and also he deserves a lot of credit for coming on here and doing so.

    At the end of the day he worked very hard to get fit and get ready to bat again, and it's a shame he, and we, didn't see whether he was going to make a success of it. I know our premier side was very excited about playing him in 2 weeks time and it's disappointing for them too.

    I hope he got a kick out of it, I hope his club team-mates did, I hope the public did. I also hope he might keep in contact with his club, follow their progress and maybe continue to be an influence on those young players.

    Of course I also hope Cornwall continues to go trophy-less.

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    what? Martine Crowe was here on CW?
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Martin Crowe has Mid Life Crisis (and may well pull it off) Locked - for good reason.

    Got no reason to believe he would check back in and read this but if he did, for what it's worth, I'd say I hope to see him continue to give back to the game. As someone involved in club cricket it needs to break out of a rut and his ability to think outside the square would be ideal. We have well intentioned people running it but they are hardly visionaries, more content to go with the status quo. I know Martin doesn't have a lot of time with job etc but even a small part of his time.

    Plus apologies for the majority of our media being god awful. Needs to go back on Twitter and bypass them

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    What, we drove Martin Crowe away? That's worthy of a few bans We like each others' silly arm-chair opinions better than having a legend who played at the highest level? So disappointing. Can we do something to have him back.
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    What a shame - I suspect that I'd better shelve my own plans for a return to club cricket, not that (quite properly) anyone will care about that

    A thousand pities the laws don't accomodate him batting with a permanent runner as I dare say, certainly at the level he was aiming at, that his batting was as easy on the eye as ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ankitj View Post
    What, we drove Martin Crowe away? That's worthy of a few bans
    Lol, I think my cynicism may have contributed truth be told

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    what? Martine Crowe was here on CW?
    Where were you for most of last week?

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    Lol, I think my cynicism may have contributed truth be told
    I think you were probably the main contributing factor in the end
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