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    CW50 2nd Edition - No 06

    Number 06 Malcolm Marshall

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    Number of Votes Received 51/57
    Rank in 1st Edition 9

    What they said of him

    “If I was given the chance to trade myself for another fast bowler I would trade myself with Malcolm Marshall as quickly as the snap of my fingers” (Wasim Akram, arguably the greatest left arm pace bowler of all time, on his fast bowling idol)

    “He bounced me first ball, but if that was hardly surprising, what did alarm me was that I never saw it. My only acquaintance with the projectile was a hissing sound and a slight draught passing my nose. On a bright sunny day it was enough to bring more than the odd lingering doubt to the surface. (Derek Pringle, former England seamer certainly understood the perils of facing Malcolm Marshall)

    “He was simply the most brilliant bowler of my time, terribly awkward to play and very quick, always wonderfully aware and intelligent, always plotting and probing.” (Graham Gooch, himself one of the finest openers of all time discusses the bowling of Malcolm Marshall)





    Malcolm Marshall

    Malcolm Marshall slithered to the crease on the angle, pitter-pat feet twinkling as if in dancing shoes. It was reminiscent of a sidewinder on the attack. He maintained mastery of orthodox outswing and inswing from a neutral position without telegraphing his intent. He was lithe, with a wickedly fast arm that elevated him to express status. Only in inches was he lacking - but he even turned that to his advantage with a bouncer as malicious as they come, skidding on to the batsman. Later in his career, he developed a devastating legcutter which he used on dusty pitches. Allied to a massive cricket intelligence, stamina and courage, Marshall had all the toys and he knew how and when to play with them. His strike rate of 46.22 was phenomenal, his average of 20.95 equally so. He may well have been the finest fast bowler of them all. Even in the formidable line-up of West Indians whose speed and ferocity dominated world cricket for the last quarter of the 20th century, Marshall stood out: he allied sheer pace to consistent excellence for longer than anyone else; he was relentlessly professional and determined. At 41, perhaps, Marshall left us too soon, but he leaves behind his legacy as arguably the greatest fast bowler of all time.
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Had him at #9
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    Had him at #10

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    Malcolm Marshall

    Malcolm Marshall slithered to the crease on the angle, pitter-pat feet twinkling as if in dancing shoes. It was reminiscent of a sidewinder on the attack. He maintained mastery of orthodox outswing and inswing from a neutral position without telegraphing his intent. He was lithe, with a wickedly fast arm that elevated him to express status. Only in inches was he lacking - but he even turned that to his advantage with a bouncer as malicious as they come, skidding on to the batsman. Later in his career, he developed a devastating legcutter which he used on dusty pitches. Allied to a massive cricket intelligence, stamina and courage, Marshall had all the toys and he knew how and when to play with them. His strike rate of 46.22 was phenomenal, his average of 20.95 equally so. He may well have been the finest fast bowler of them all. Even in the formidable line-up of West Indians whose speed and ferocity dominated world cricket for the last quarter of the 20th century, Marshall stood out: he allied sheer pace to consistent excellence for longer than anyone else; he was relentlessly professional and determined. At 41, perhaps, Marshall left us too soon, but he leaves behind his legacy as arguably the greatest fast bowler of all time.
    Brilliant little pen portrait of his bowling.


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    Christ I'm sick of opening these threads and finding dozens of posts just saying where you had him. I don't give a **** where you had him. If you feel he's misplaced, how about you say why. At least that way it's about the actual cricketer, and not just about the exact bloody numbers on your ****ing list.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Christ I'm sick of opening these threads and finding dozens of posts just saying where you had him. I don't give a **** where you had him. If you feel he's misplaced, how about you say why. At least that way it's about the actual cricketer, and not just about the exact bloody numbers on your ****ing list.



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    I had him at 7.

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    Should be 1.

    If Bradman is 1 I'm gonna blow a fuse btw.
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    In all seriousness, the greatest bowler ever IMO. Could do it all and make it look so easy.

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    Had him at three. Greatest fast bowler EVER. If he gave Sunny and co. so much trouble in India, imagine him againts Sachin on anything. Even if we put aside his skill, tools and cricketing brains, the getleman never lost a test series even after the retirements of Holding, Garner, Croft, Robeets and the decline of Richards. Deserves to be at least top five. RIP Maco.
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    Aus. XI
    Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2


    W.I. XI
    Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4

    S.A. XI
    Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

    Eng. XI
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    Had him at three. Greatest fast bowler EVER. If he gave Sunny and co. so much trouble in India, imagine him againts Sachin on anything. Even if we put aside his skill, tools and cricketing brains, the getleman never lost a test series even after the retirements of Holding, Garner, Croft and the decline of Richards. Deserves to be at least top five. RIP Maco.
    ? Just because he troubled Sunny in India doesn't mean he would have automatically been great against Sachin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    Had him at three. Greatest fast bowler EVER. If he gave Sunny and co. so much trouble in India, imagine him againts Sachin on anything. Even if we put aside his skill, tools and cricketing brains, the getleman never lost a test series even after the retirements of Holding, Garner, Croft and the decline of Richards. Deserves to be at least top five. RIP Maco.
    Gavaskar is a bit overrated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NasserFan207 View Post
    Should be 1.

    If Bradman is 1 I'm gonna blow a fuse btw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    Had him at three. Greatest fast bowler EVER. If he gave Sunny and co. so much trouble in India, imagine him againts Sachin on anything. Even if we put aside his skill, tools and cricketing brains, the getleman never lost a test series even after the retirements of Holding, Garner, Croft, Robeets and the decline of Richards. Deserves to be at least top five. RIP Maco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Christ I'm sick of opening these threads and finding dozens of posts just saying where you had him. I don't give a **** where you had him. If you feel he's misplaced, how about you say why. At least that way it's about the actual cricketer, and not just about the exact bloody numbers on your ****ing list.



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    He had me at "hello".

    Edit: arrgghhh!!! Corrin of all people!
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