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    West Indies Forgotten Fast Man

    West Indies Forgotten Fast Man

    He missed the glory days that were just around the corner, but Keith Boyce was always one of Martin's favourite cricketers
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    Wonderful. A bit before my time, but still a known Essex legend. Just the sort of profile I like to read. Good stuff.
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    I thought this was going to be about Wayne Daniel, who would be up there with the greats if Clive Lloyd hadn't had a personal grudge against him.

    In 1973 the West Indies fast bowling armoury of Boyce, Holder, Julien and Sobers was considered quite potent. I did like Keith Boyce as a cricketer. It wasn't until he passed away that I became aware of his health problems. The only interview I ever saw with him was during the tea break of a John Player League match in 1977. He was a very sensitive man. When interviewer Peter Walker gave him a cheque for funds raised as part of his benefit year he was so choked up he couldn't speak.

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    What a brilliant article about a cricketer, that I apparently and sadly knew far too little about.
    Aus. XI
    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
    Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3


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    My Dad was a keen county cricket watcher through the 60's and 70's and used to wax lyrical about the fielding exploits of the West Indians on the circuit, especially Sobers, Lloyd and Boyce.



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