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    Davo

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    All this talk on the forums of all time greats has given Martin cause to give the subject of Alan Davidson some thought, and more particularly how under-rated he seems to be.

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    Made my day reading that, Davidson
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    I do remember reading somewhere that his bowling of Sobers was with 'Irish' swing, a ball that came back in the great man alarmingly, ricocheted off his pads as he played back and took leg stump - perhaps a skill of Davidson's that has gone almost completely undocumented

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    Nice article and a good read.
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    The young Davidson started out as an unorthodox left arm spinner but when he was 17, thankfully for Australia, circumstances conspired to turn him into a pace bowler. His club captain took Davidson to one side to give him some batting practice and, after a time, asked him to speed up for a bit of variation. Davo shattered the skipper's stumps and although nothing was said at the time, the following day as the match began he was thrown the new ball and told to get on with it. He took four wickets in his new style and was a whirlyman no longer.
    Haha that is such a great, classic old cricket story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Davo

    All this talk on the forums of all time greats has given Martin cause to give the subject of Alan Davidson some thought, and more particularly how under-rated he seems to be.
    Absolutely loved it.

    Thanks for this Fred

    Davo, so so under rated.

    He definitely has a case to be included ahead of McG in the AT Aus XI

    Davo
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Great read.

    What a grand cricketer he was. He's also one of nature's true gentlemen, and should be mandatory fare as a guest speaker. He's a legend.
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