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Yeah loved The Judge, too young to really remember him as a test player really apart from when he got his jaw broken but watched him for so many years for Hampshire.
Fascist Dictator of the Heath Davis Appreciation Society
Supporting Petone's Finest since the very start - Iain O'Brien
Also Supporting the All Time #1 Batsman of All Time Ever - Jacques Kallis and the much maligned Peter Siddle.
Vimes tells it how it is:
Yeah remember him chatting away for ages when he was fielding on the boundary at Basingstoke.
Ambrose probably bowled 4 bouncers in a row at several batsmen
I agree that The Judge will not be rated as highly as he deserves. Great player to watch.
If I was building the perfect batsmen (of those I've seen) Robin Smith would provide the square cut.
Charles Bannerman 165, 1877
Greg Chappell's 180 odd v WI in 1976 at Sydney.
1st ODI ton I think was. Gordon Greenidge one at the SCG in about 79-80 vs England. Think it was a final.
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WWCC - Loyaulte Mi Lie
"Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself" - Tony Benn
#408. Sixty three not out forever.
Grant Flower in this match (saw the first one live, not the second one). Left me with the impression that Grant was the better of the Flower brothers for several years.
1st Test: Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Sep 18-22, 1997 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo
Were you there on holiday?
Chris Harris was awesome though he spent ages talking to me about his career. Alistair Campbell was all class too.
115 by no one less than everybody's favorite Kevin Pietersen, five years ago, against New Zealand; an innings during which there was also quite some partnership with Tim Ambrose.
England eventualy won that game by an innings and some change. The subsequent ODI series (expecially the 4th ODI, the one about Grant Elliott's runout/Swann missing the stumps on a suicidal last ball run by Gillespie) is one of the biggest reasons of myself following/playing the game; as of today, I rate only the last test in the last WI tour of India and the Hobart win against Oz as comparable to that one dayer.
Which makes me write something that you'll have difficulties hearing anyone above 10 saying today: THOSE WERE THE DAYS. I often hear that cricket was better in the '80s, or in the '90s... no, cricket was better whenever you first started following the game, and so got yourself very attached to the players of the period; and to hell whoever thinks that Gautam Gambhir isn't the greatest batsman ever
It's the pitch, stupid.
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