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    Maco

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    When the great fast bowlers are discussed the name of Malcolm Marshall always crops up. In this feature Martin looks back at his life and times
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    Lovely work, mate. He was a wonderful bowler. Hard to believe he's no longer with us. He died way too young.
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    "Come on Sobey, come and have a bowl".

    Unquestionably the best thing Mark Nicholas has ever said.

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    Great article, exceptional bowler and cricketer.

    Everyone will never agree on where he stands among the great bowlers of the game, one thing though that is undisputed is that he left us too soon and that he was and is sorely missed.
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    Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2


    W.I. XI
    Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4

    S.A. XI
    Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Waite+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2

    Eng. XI
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    Wonderful read, wish I'd been around to witness him & mourn his loss.
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    "Well batted Boonie. Now, are you going to get out, or do I have to come around the wicket and kill you?"

    - Gabba, 1984-85.

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    Does anyone else reckon Marshall's death represents the greatest loss to West Indian cricket?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Does anyone else reckon Marshall's death represents the greatest loss to West Indian cricket?
    Between his or Worrell's. Hare to judge. Worrell would have probably gone into administration, Marshall coaching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Does anyone else reckon Marshall's death represents the greatest loss to West Indian cricket?
    Good question - I'd suggest Collie Smith

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    I'd suggest overall lack of interest for the game as the greatest loss to WI cricket

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    I'd suggest overall lack of interest for the game as the greatest loss to WI cricket
    I think this is rubbish, frankly.

    Bear in mind that the Caribbean isn't a hugely populated region. I reckon there's plenty of interest in a West Indies side that's actually half decent at worst; and unfortunately there's a generation of West Indian fast bowlers that have grown up and been deprived of the opportunity of being mentored and guided by one of the greatest bowlers of them all.

    Marshall would be 55 if he was still with us and would have plenty still to offer the game, he'd be absolutely nowhere near the '**** this, I'm too old for this ****' stage.

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    You would have to be really stupid to believe that the decline of WI cricket has to do mostly with a lack of qualified bowling support staff

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    Great to see Fred rate Marshall the best ahead of Sylvers and Larwood while leaving open the possibility that one day Steyn will be up there as well.

    No shock to anyone, but Maco for me is not only the greatest fast bolwer of them all, but the greatest bolwer period and one of my top three test cricketers to play the game.

    RIP Maco

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    You would have to be really stupid to believe that the decline of WI cricket has to do mostly with a lack of qualified bowling support staff
    well how do you learn to be good if you can't surround yourself with the best people?
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    Well yeah Tendy is probably better than Bradman, but Bradman was 70 years ago, if he grew up in the modern era he'd still easily be the best. Though he wasn't, can understand the argument for Tendy even though I don't agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    "Well batted Boonie. Now, are you going to get out, or do I have to come around the wicket and kill you?"

    - Gabba, 1984-85.
    What a classic sledge it was. I laugh every time I hear that one.

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