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    Quote Originally Posted by kyear2 View Post
    I assume then that you saw Pollock in the slips. How good a slip fielder was he, was never able to get a definitive answer on that. Does he belong in my list above and how about Procter who I have read was pretty good as well?
    Graeme wasn't spectacular, he just did the job mainly at 3rd slip. Was never the most mobile (never to keen on running around too much) so made himself at home there.

    Procter actually fielded a lot at gully to begin with and moved his way to the slips. Very good slipper. Better than Graeme.

    Love your list Kyear2... very comprehensive.

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    Bob Simpson is probably the best. Of the ones I see I'd say Mark Waugh

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    I did see him a few times at the end of his career when I was too young to appreciate his expertise, but Phil Sharpe is supposedly still the only man to get the nod from the selectors because of his ability as a slipper

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Mark Waugh is the best I've seen. I'm biased toward Aust, but he was sublime.
    I'm with you on all 3 counts.

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    coney was useful. Also used to encourage the cordon to play chicken. one guy at a time had to close his eyes for the entire delivery until it hit the keepers gloves.
    RT is quite poor. compared to others in the world.
    Tim Macintosh handy but unspectacular.
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    Bryan Young was a very good slip fielder for a former keeper.

    My dad swears Bobby Simpson was in a class of his own, but it's hard to imagine anyone better than Mark Waugh. Carl Hooper was a good call by someone earlier too.

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    Of the Australians slippers I have seen, Ian/Greg Chappell and Mark Waugh where probably the best. Mark Taylor was also very good.

    I only saw Bobby Simpson in 1978 (during WSC days when he was 40 odd, he was still very good then) and so do not want to rate him on one season. He was rated above the other Australlian slippers by most commentators.

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    Dravid's a bit underrated in this department I feel. Before 2011 or so, when he started dropping everything, he was an extremely safe pair of hands, and took some absolute blinders, especially off Kumble and Harbhajan
    Last edited by OverratedSanity; 11-09-2013 at 11:01 PM.

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    Bryan Young and Stephen Fleming. For the few years they overlapped in the same cordon it was superb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adders View Post
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    I never liked Colly at slip, preferred him in the backward point region

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    It's nice there's still an area of analysis where we can still allow confirmation bias to run free and wild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    I never liked Colly at slip, preferred him in the backward point region
    Paul Collingwood Screamer - YouTube

    Doesn't get any better than that but Colly was a gun wherever he was asked to field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverratedSanity View Post
    Dravid's a bit underrated in this department I feel. Before 2011 or so, when he started dropping everything, he was an extremely safe pair of hands, and took some absolute blinders, especially off Kumble and Harbhajan
    Absolutely so...for first few years he used to stand mostly in forward short leg, do remember some amazing ones he pulled of there as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumantra View Post
    Absolutely so...for first few years he used to stand mostly in forward short leg, do remember some amazing ones he pulled of there as well...
    Yeah,he was a very versatile fielder. He was good at short leg, brilliant in the slips, and I remember him taking a ridiculous catch at a shortish square leg... Think the batsman was Moin khan.

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