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    Quote Originally Posted by paulted View Post
    He was a doctor but it took him ages to qualify. When he did, he was very........laid back in his approach to his work! As a cricketer he was allegedly an amateur but was paid more than most professionals.
    A medical students expenses were very high in those days -- he needed to find other means to support himself when his father died.

    the legend is (and I suspect the legend is quite true) he was quite the philanthropist as a doctor, treating poor patients for free, etc.

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    The reputation of WG Grace, his figures should be re-examined as he was such a cheat. He would be bowled and then put the bails back and say to the bowler, "The crowd has come to see me bat, not you bowl". Can you imagine the look on the faces of the likes of Glenn McGrath, Steve Waugh or Colin Croft if he'd done that to them.....!!!!!
    The comment was directed at the umpire when given out LBW and was the genesis of Article 2.1.7 of the Code of Conduct (since popularised by David Warner).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    1. South Africa's bowling attack.
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    Ravi Bopara.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Not enforcing the follow on when 578 ahead on the first innings, then having a nine-down draw

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    Yeah, no idea why they batted second time around. Madness.
    Hahaha, love the ninth wicket partnership for Rajshahi in the second dig. Looks like Delwar Hossain fancied the win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eds View Post
    Hahaha, love the ninth wicket partnership for Rajshahi in the second dig. Looks like Delwar Hossain fancied the win.
    "This is a great chance for me to get 20 or 30 not out"
    The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament.

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    Great discussion in this thread of W.G. Grace recently. I'm eager to learn of his reputation and evaluation among cricket fans. One comment to add: not all pictures of him are from his later years. Not sure I can show the picture here, but I'll try.

    Bah, the image loader won't work for me. Anyway, here's the url to it: File:W G Grace, Jr.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

    I hope it's legal to list that (site says it's public domain, at least in E.U. and Australia.)

    Anyway, it gives a date of 1896, but that is actually the date of the book it is from; the picture of Grace is obviously of him when he was a young man, the one who won the 440 yd hurdles title in 1866.

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    That's not the original WG Grace, that's his son. From what I've read, it doesn't seem like it would have been all that nice growing up as the sone of WG.

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    Oops! thanks for the correction.

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    Morne Morkel: After bouncing Michael Clarke's head yesterday, and leaving his left arm battered, he kept bowling too short and forgot to bowl the wide half-volley while Clarke was too stunned to remember his footwork. End result - Clarke 92 no. A real ATG bowler would have finished the batsman off.

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    well yes, that's what Michael Holding said, and to be honest he wasn't talking out his arse for once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Morne Morkel: After bouncing Michael Clarke's head yesterday, and leaving his left arm battered, he kept bowling too short and forgot to bowl the wide half-volley while Clarke was too stunned to remember his footwork. End result - Clarke 92 no. A real ATG bowler would have finished the batsman off.
    Number of people calling Morne Morkel an ATG bowler = 0

    So he's not overrated then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Morne Morkel: After bouncing Michael Clarke's head yesterday, and leaving his left arm battered, he kept bowling too short and forgot to bowl the wide half-volley while Clarke was too stunned to remember his footwork. End result - Clarke 92 no. A real ATG bowler would have finished the batsman off.
    Finally someone actually discusses the OP.

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    Got 9 Australian wickets in a session.

    Got major test nation teams all out for < 50 three times.

    People constantly wanting to call Philander crap.

    Not sure they are overrated that much tbh.

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    Overrated things??? Try some of the old journalists whose pretentious articles were sent down like sermons from the mount and whose ego's were greater than Bradman's average. Camp old duffers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulted View Post
    Overrated things??? Try some of the old journalists whose pretentious articles were sent down like sermons from the mount and whose ego's were greater than Bradman's average. Camp old duffers!
    Who do you have in mind?

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