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    Best fielders/fieldsmen off their own bowling?

    I was thinking about great fielding off one's own bowling. Which players do you think have been best at this?

    3 names that spring to mind for me are Carl Hooper, Andrew Symonds and Chris Harris (but they were just ridiculously good fieldsmen anywhere). I also remember Harris for lots of caught and bowleds and that is borne out in the stats.

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    Which other players were/are great off their own bowling? (Esp test regulars)


    Edit: I just remembered this
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DPkwe3mivxQ
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    Mitchell Johnson can be seriously good.

    Big Merv took some decent c&b dismissals as well. There's a video by Rob dedicated to them.
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    Andy Bichel took some belters off his own.
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    Dale Steyn's pretty good.


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    Roger Harper.

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    Correct answer to thread topic is "every bowler ever"
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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
    Correct answer to thread topic is "every bowler ever"
    Quite - even I have been known to get my flannels dirty for the sake of my own bowling figures

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Roger Harper.
    Came here to say exactly the same. Nothing was getting past that wingspan. Can't recall the batsman he ran out on his follow through but suffice to say it was outrageously good.

    'Every bowler ever' is incorrect - Devon Malcolm never had a **** show of catching anything off himself (or anywhere else to be fair, but hardly even saw it coming back at himself).

    There was also a FC bowler in Auckland (I won't name him) who got to a stage where he followed through with his head down for so long that the only way he'd get a C&B would be a rebound off his own skull. Neal Parlane went very close to killing him one day.

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    In addition to those already named I recall Border having some good caught and bowled dismissals.
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    This is not aimed at getting an Athlai like, but Jeetan seemed inspired to save runs off his own bowling.

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    Hadlee was very ordinary.

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    In contrast to the amount of effort they put in for other peoples bowling, Neil Wagner
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveNZ View Post
    Came here to say exactly the same (about Roger Harper). Nothing was getting past that wingspan. Can't recall the batsman he ran out on his follow through but suffice to say it was outrageously good.
    It was Graham Gooch in the Lord's centenary test of 1987.

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    To be fair Harper was brilliant everywhere.

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