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    New Feature : The Grim Reaper: Curtly Ambrose


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    best bowler that 7/1 was brutal - nice writeup
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    "In a short-spell of 32 balls that defied limits Ambrose took seven wickets, conceding a solitary run."

    That must have been epic to watch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jan View Post
    "In a short-spell of 32 balls that defied limits Ambrose took seven wickets, conceding a solitary run."

    That must have been epic to watch!
    Curtley Ambrose devastating spell of 7 for 1 run v Australia - YouTube

    if you wanted to take a look at the highlights!
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    How does butter usually cut through a knife?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    How does butter usually cut through a knife?
    Thanks for the catch bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    How does butter usually cut through a knife?
    Thinking of it. The butter will cut itself if you run it through a knife. Just kidding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Curtley Ambrose devastating spell of 7 for 1 run v Australia - YouTube

    if you wanted to take a look at the highlights!
    As the saying goes, that was a standard spell from Ambrose, it just happened that this time he was getting lucky instead of the batsmen.
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    and just quietly it was off the helmet at adelaide!

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    What an amazing bowler, I have a hair behind Mcgrath because he sometimes reverted to controlling the run rate rather that all out attacking for wickets. One of the top three match winners though. Don't know why he cut back on his yorker in the second half of his career though, that was one hell of a delivery.
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    He wasn't playing with many runs towards the fag end of his career, unlike McGrath who would always have a stacked cordon to support him.

    That 7/1 spell, as statistically incredible as it is, has never seemed to be something out of the ordinary to me. Never saw it live, was he really roughing up people? I saw this thread last night, and then went to see Shoaib Akhtar's little spell against the Aussies in Colombo. Now that was a force of nature. I get that you take whatever you get but the 7/1 didn't seem to breathe fire if you know what I mean. Impeccable length on a bouncy wicket though, mandatory viewing for fast bowlers.

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    Magnificent bowler. One you never looked away from watching, because something was always likely to happen.

    Usually nothing good for the batsman.

    Interestingly, when he started he had a devastating Garner-like Yorker, but he seemed to evolve away from using it as his career went on. Not that it made much difference.

    Just a great, great bowler.
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