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    Where does Ambrose stand amongst the great fast bowlers of west indies?

    for me, in no. 4...right after,

    1. Malcom Marshall
    2. Micheal Holding
    3. Joel Garner
    4. Curtley Ambrose

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    I would also would say No. 2, but not that far ahead of Holding as most believe.
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    W.I. XI
    Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4

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    1 or 2. The difference between him and Marshall is minimal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    1 or 2. The difference between him and Marshall is minimal.
    Not IMHO, Marshall is well ahead of Ambrose and as i opined above, Ambrose is closer to Holding than Marshall.

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    Marshall first, and Ambrose second is pretty easy is to work-out.

    The real puzzle is where to rank Andy Roberts? He was not as fast as most of the other greats, but he was the prototype of the modern West Indian fast bowlers (ie. mixed pin-point accuracy with intimidation) and therefore deserves a lot of credit. That is, in one way or another he showed them all how it was done. So tentatively;

    1. Mashall
    2. Ambrose
    3. Roberts
    4. Holding
    5. Garner
    etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Marshall first, and Ambrose second is pretty easy is to work-out.

    The real puzzle is where to rank Andy Roberts? He was not as fast as most of the other greats, but he was the prototype of the modern West Indian fast bowlers (ie. mixed pin-point accuracy with intimidation) and therefore deserves a lot of credit. That is, in one way or another he showed them all how it was done. So tentatively;

    1. Mashall
    2. Ambrose
    3. Roberts
    4. Holding
    5. Garner
    etc
    Marshall
    Ambrose
    Holding
    Garner
    Roberts
    Croft
    Hall
    Walsh
    Martindale
    Bishop

    Bishop though had the potential to be No. 2, if not No. 1. He was just amazing before his first injury and just frighteningly fast.

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    You could throw a blanket over the lot of them to be honest, but I'm curious why you rate Croft better than Hall.

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    1. Marshall
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    You could throw a blanket over the lot of them to be honest, but I'm curious why you rate Croft better than Hall.
    Really, cast a blanket from Marshall to Walsh?

    Regarding the second point, Hall should be ahead of Croft, though Croft went through a little period in the late '70's where he was out performing Garner, Holding and Ronerts.

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