Gotta be Gilchrist. ****ing worthy opponent though.
Gotta be Gilchrist. ****ing worthy opponent though.
Cronje did more harm to the game. Could go either way obviously, just taking this from a cricket point of view.
One could make the argument that Cronje was a **** and damn well knew what he was doing wheras Gilchrist was just an unstable maniac with serious issues. It's stupid but there is a difference in my book.
Exit pursuing a beerOriginally Posted by Jimmy Neesham
marc71178 - President and founding member of AAAS - we don't only appreciate when he does well, but also when he's not quite so good!
Anyone want to join the Society?
Beware the evils of Kit-Kats - they're immoral apparently.
Greatest Ever Test XI: JB Hobbs, L Hutton, DG Bradman (c), IVA Richards, BC Lara, GS Sobers, AC Gilchrist (wk), Imran Khan, RJ Hadlee, MD Marshall, SK Warne 12th man: M Muralitharan
Favorite XI: WG Grace, VT Trumper, IVA Richards, DCS Compton, FMM Worrell (c), AC Gilchrist (wk), CL Cairns, SK Warne, FS Trueman, SE Bond, T Richardson 12th man: H Larwood
"Neither of them will have an international cricket career past 2016."
Blocky on Martin Guptill and Ish Sodhi. 20/11/2014.
Failing that Gilchrist.
#J.Hobbs; #L.Hutton; #D.Bradman; #V.Richards; #G.Sobers; #A.Border; #A.Gilchrist; #K.Miller; #I.Khan; #S.Warne; #M.Marshall;
Battle of the Infamous, Final result:
Hansie Cronje - 10
Roy Gilchrist - 7
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"The Australian cricket captain is the Prime Minister Australia wishes it had. Steve Waugh is that man, Michael Clarke is not." - Jarrod Kimber
RIP Fardin Qayyumi and Craig Walsh - true icons of CricketWeb.
Hansie Cronje: Worst cricketer to have ever lived
But a shadow lurks over his victory...
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Battle of the Infamous: Unlocked Final Boss
By popular demand.
Hansie Cronje (South Africa)
Full resume here
Sir Geoffrey Boycott (England)
- Insipid, selfish batsman
- Notorious for hogging the strike, with his partner's wicket being an acceptable risk
- Making a double century so boring it was a droppable offence
- Presiding over Yorkshire's worst period in county cricket history
- In his own class of socially inept
- Domestic violence soap opera
- Mocking Michael Yardy's depression
"He's got lots of acquaintances but no friends." - Ray Illingworth
"He was a selfish man - he came first, second and third." - Brian Close
"I've had a few business dealings with him, and it wasn't a pleasant experience." - Tony Greig
"I'm a strong man - if I'd hit her 20 times she'd have been taken out on a stretcher." - Boycott's defense in his domestic violence hearing
"He can be so rude to people that sometimes you just want to punch his lights out." - Mark Nicholas, MMA aspirant
"The frequent imperfections of Boycott's running between the wickets paled into insignificance when set beside the awfulness of his various attempts to be a cricket captain." - Leo McKinstry
"You have done for Australian cricket what the Boston Strangler did for door-to-door salesmen." - Hate mail received on an Ashes tour after another soporific ton
"I can tell thee what tha's doing wrong, lad. But I'm not going to." - Boycott to a young David Gower on tour
"Why do people not like me, David? I'm just an ordinary bloke trying to do a job." - Boycott to Gower, two years later
"He must have been reading my comments about his bowling, it must have upset him." - Boycott on Yardy's withdrawal from international cricket
"Boycott's idea of thrift is actually parsimony on a scale which would shame most other members of the human race." - Ian Wooldridge
"Boycott indulged in a great drama, putting his head in his hands like some ham actor, to communicate to everyone how desperately sorry he was. But close examination of the video record reveals the real story. First, Boycott ruthlessly and calculatingly checks that he himself is not going to get out. Then, realising that the other fellow is now getting out and this is going to make Boycott look very bad, the gears in Boycott’s head engage, and the regretful performance only then begins." - Brian Micklethwait on Boycott's typical runouts
"Boycott broke a golden rule of commentary box etiquette in assuming that because he was not directly on air he was ipso facto off it. You are never off it, not in com boxes the size of box rooms, and you are certainly not off it when, like Geoffrey, your default speaking voice would drown out Metallica in concert." - Mike Selvey
"My favourite, if that’s the word, Boycott-is-a-bastard story in this book concerned a little clutch of Pakistani boys who had gathered outside the back of the pavilion to get Boycott autographs for their notebooks. So Boycott arrives in his car, which is covered in the dust of Pakistan. The boys clamour for their autographs. Boycott says not now, but I tell you what, you clean my car and when I get back you can have your autographs. When Boycott returns, he gets into his now immaculately cleaned car and just drives off, leaving the boys stunned and autographless. What a swine." - Brian Micklethwait
Originally Posted by GingerFurball at least two dozen times in this thread
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LHC is the best poster ever. Oh man so so good.
congratulations on running this LHC.....it was a fantastic idea and great work done by you......very very enjoyable indeed
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta
Rejecting 'analysis by checklist' and 'skill absolutism' since Dec '09
Rejecting 'selection deontology' since Mar '15
'Stats' is not a synonym for 'Career Test Averages'
Originally Posted by Jeffrey Tucker
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