1. Sunil Gavaskar 2. Barry Richards 3. Viv Richards 4. Sachin Tendulkar 5. Brian Lara 6. Garry Sobers 7. Adam Gilchrist 8. Richard Hadlee 9. Wasim Akram 10. Malcolm Marshall 11. Shane Warne
1. Jack Hobbs 2. Victor Trumper 3. Don Bradman 4. Charlie Macartney 5. Walter Hammond 6. Frank Woolley 7. Les Ames 8. Jack Gregory 9. Harold Larwood 10. Bill O'Reilly 11. Sydney Barnes
Bit more from the middle of the 20th century. Lindwall, Bradman, Barnes, Bedser, Morris, Edrich, and the great Hutton.
Plenty of footage of Lindwall bowling.
Also a bit of Grace, Trumper, Ranji...
Last edited by Red Hill; 24-09-2014 at 11:26 PM.
Yes that's an excellent video, especially of Bedser and Lindwall bowling. Just wished they hadn't cut-off Bill Johnston in mid run-up as I haven't been able to find any good footage of him in action.
There used to be a great video titled "Chucking in the 1950s and 60s" on youtube but it got taken down. Covered the Meckiff throwing controversy, and had footage of some of the worst bowling actions of the times. There was a guy called Gordon Rorke who dragged his front foot a yard beyond the line. Was an amazing video, would be grateful if someone could track it down.
Statham's bowling from that camera angle doesn't look too bad. Normally he tends to look unco' when his arm shoots straight up in the air at the beginning of it's rotation.
I noticed that Johnston and Johnson both bowl off about nine paces and surprisingly looked around the same pace, although I'm sure Johnston was a good deal faster than his captain in reality.
Last edited by watson; 25-09-2014 at 01:09 AM.
Nice bit of work from all the contributors to this thread thus far. Really enjoyed it. Cheers lads.
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Here is an elderly Frank Woolley driving Tim Wall (?) for 4 (judging by the applause of the crowd) and then slog sweeping Clarrie Grimmett during the Lords Test of 1930;
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